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Feb. 29, 2024, 10:19 a.m. -  boomforeal

I got out for a 5+ hour ride on my 1st gen optic last weekend and was reminded how much I love that bike for everything outside of the shore and sea to sky corridor, where I don't have the skills or resilience to ride it regularly. The updated suspension design might help it deal with local tech and chunder better, but I'm curious whether it will negatively impact the playful and poppy nature of the original design, which combined with the (L/L/S) geometry to make a pretty unique and fun ride. As far as price point, these really drive home "how far we've come" in less than 5 years: my v1 c2 had essentially the same spec as the v2 c2 (select+ suspension, gx level components) and IIRC the MSRP was half of the updated model's.

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