Happy New Year to everyone!
Here is my new build - all with used parts (some are bought second hand, but unused before)…
Today I‘ll take it for a first test ride in the forest.
Why a new bike? I could not be happier with my Madonna in it‘s 4th season. I always wondered if weight made a difference or not, though.
I came across this used but like new Tarvo frame (with full warranty) and figured, I‘d give it a go.
If there‘s not a marked difference in ride feel, I‘ll stay with my trusted alloy frame. :-)
Same parts apart from the fork (Lyrik versus 2023 36 170mm).
Tarvo frame WITH fork weighs a little less than the naked Madonna frame, so roughly 2kg weight difference. Mostly static weight though.
Wheels and components are pretty light, but durabiltity is my main focus.
Last edited by: Znarf on Jan. 2, 2023, 11:46 p.m., edited 2 times in total.