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Posted by: Znarf
Lockdown-Bike (more pics in my album)
My Lockdown-Gravelroad-Rocket. It is a Pipedream Moxie 2020 size Large with 29“ wheels.
Very nimble and super snappy compared to my Raaw Madonna. Also super light in comparison. The geometry makes it very capable, but I can tell you my wrists and hardtails in harsh terrain don’t mix. I can ride almost all the trails/stuff I can ride with the Madonna. But I’ll pay dearly with several NO-Bike-days, because of wrist problems. I can ride the stuff with the Madonna no problems for a couple of days in a row. It’s not a fork issue, the Pike Ultimate works great.
I was going to sell the frame, but now I’ve settled on another use case and am super happy:
I use it it on bikepaths, gravelroads, fireroads and only the mellowest of trails, attach lots of water and snacks with straps and enjoy riding it with only a helmet and no pads like the 15 year old kid I was 20 years ago. Very uncomplicated and innocent fun. And with higher rise bars it’s very comfortable. Love the 78deg seat angle...
Nice to see another Moxie - looking good. I've got the older teal colour but prefer that blue. Oh well, good excuse for a new paint job at some point. The stack height is low on the Moxie, I've just put a 3 inch riser on mine with the stem slammed. Running a shorter fork than you though. If you're just riding gravel and mellow singletrack I agree with the high rise bar. It's really comfy when seated.
The stack height is TOO low imho on the Moxie. I really can not imagine that anyone would ride it without spacers and a regular rise.
It would look nicer with a bit more headtube length and less spacers. But the blue paintjob is fantastic, even nicer in person. Some trick glitter particles, very, very nice. All in all a really enjoyable bike!
And thanks for the good wrist wishes :)
It’s not the fault of the bike at all. The frame is surprisingly comfortable for what it is. My wrists are just toast, runs in the family. 20years of biking and loads of trailbuilding with pick axes etc did not help. But so far I can ride gnar relatively pain free with fat ESI grips, flexy Syntace Carbon bars and the best full suspension I can find. First world problems really.
If my wrists put an end to trail riding at some point I’ll tour the world with a recumbent bike, no joke!
Last edited by: Znarf on July 13, 2020, 1:31 p.m., edited 1 time in total.