Shakedown ride and a couple pics
Picked her up and got her dirty this weekend, happy camper!
This bike is exactly what I was looking for, little more travel and slacker angles, good fit w/ neutral position on the bike. Even with the added travel and slacker head angle the wheelbase came in under my older model Sultan. Nice stiff chassis, descending felt like butter and even techy climbing is easier, love it.
Didn't do much w/the susp so still need to dial it in, set sag, rebound halfway. Both ends have 3 settings for the compression as well, I played with them and nice feature to have.
Dave at Redstone Cyclery took care of me, thx Dave!
First ride report: Denver edition
Location: Green Mountain 1 hr loop (Hayden to Rooney Valley)
First, the not awesome. Amazingly enough this bike does not make hauling my fat ass up mountains any less painful. Bummer. Aside from that revelation the ascending was pretty standard. The one issue was keeping the front end down for steep segments, probably just need to adjust to the shorter stem and additional travel, no biggie.
Second, the awesome. This bike does not make climbing any more painful, so that's good. The descending is ridiculous. The slack ht makes me just lean back and floor it. So fun. I tried to keep it some what reined in on account of testing the waters with both the bike and the rubber, but even so I managed to tie my personal top speed for the descent.
Overall I'm pumped. Once I get everything dialed in and put some hours in she should be a force to be reckoned with!:thumbsup: