[QUOTE=El Salt;10044681]Yes, Sycamore is about an hour drive for us, we're down on WLA, but every so often its nice to make a day out of it... ride, get some eats / drinks, etc.
================================================= ???I wish I had a Zeus!???
so, how much longer are you going to be able to hold out?
Looks like you were able to get an rp23 for your bike? How's it working for you?
It's much easier to jump now, much more snappy. Never been partial to air shocks, but the new reducers helped take the spikeyness out of the shock I was having in previous generations. Still digging the Van in the front though.
Published again, this time as the rider, though I do know the photographer (yea, ok only in the "readers photos" for the second time, and third overall), in Mountain Bike Action magazine - March 2013. Not sure why they think I'm in Pasadena, this is the second time they've done that. I must be in their computer wrong or something?
Zooming by on the Terremoto. If you look close you can make out the SEX WELDS sticker! Ole!
Good rider , great location, and FANTASTIC photographer (my wife)!
. "...when your ride is nearly over, it seems to have lasted but an instant..."
I was going to swtich to a shorter stem, but I decided to stick with the 100mm 6 degree rise Vice. After several weeks of riding the local mountains, I think the overall set up is perfect for me. The only detractor is that the rear brake still makes noise, albeit a lot less, after a bazillion tries to get it tweaked...but I think I can live with it!
I also want to say the following, and it is with great joy and satisfaction that I say this:
This is the greatest bike I have ever owned or ridden. I wish I had something like this back in the mid nineties. Back then, it was single high pivots and short travel forks.
I'm completely sold on the geometry of the El Ciclon, with the 66 degree HT and the 74 degree ST, It truly is an all rounder. The Sektor, with the dual coil is a dream for me. Being able to drop the front 30mm really makes the climbs a whole lot better.
But the best part.........the handling of the bike at high speed is phenominal. I'm talking about ear to ear grin, laugh out loud satisfaction. It really is a point and shoot bike. There have been a number of times inthe past few weeks, that I'll go into a turn thinking...no way...gotta brake, and the bike surprises me by remaining totally stable and getting around. It's amazing.
Broke my chain climbing at Chino Hills State Park.......3 mile hike back to the car!