Took Dr. Roscoe out the on local trails for a nice leisurely ride. I havent ridden more then 3 times since November, so an hour was plently.
I also rode full rigid 29er ss all last season so the segue was less then seamless.
Dr. Roscoe reminds me of a big bmx bike on the trails which is just perfect as I am riding platform pedals, regular shoes and jeans.
I set up all the suspension right in the middle for all the fancy blue and red dials.
I went two clicks less on rebound damping the the fork after about 15 minutes and she seemed to track a little better.
Rear end was very plush and climbed well, decents were effortless. a couple jumps at speed made me appreciate the very neutral ride position, i am about 6-1 and the 19" comes with a 90mm stem, I may put a 100mm on there.
Honestly, it rode great, climbed great, a longer stem will make me feel better for climbs as I wanted to lean forward more, but this is an all mountain ride, it should do it all well. I think it did.
The seat may have to go in favour of an anti ED seat, IE, Phenom or the like. I was also impressed with the bars that came on it. nice and wide with little sweep,
The bonty xdx tires in 2.4 hooked up well, it was a little sloppy out there. I didnt 'test' the cornering prowess on the first ride, I will work into that, but they handled muddy climbs just fine, and once I learn how to use gears again and ride full squish, I am sure it (I) will get better.
I want to ride an Enduro SL back to back to see which one I like most. I think I had the propedal off while riding, I forgot which way was which, but it went up the hills just fine.
The size of the tubes impressed me upon first glance, reminded me of a santa cruz bullit. Think I can really huck this thing if I want, or just chill and cruise too.
I highly endorse this bike as a one bike for me ride everything kinda bike.
here are some pics
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