Posted by: Jeh
New year's resolution - stop lurking. What, I've already got an account? Well look at that. Still not hot on the Spearhead huts...
This Rootdown has been through a few iterations to get to this point. Mostly trying to differentiate it from the other bike ('18 HTLT).
I'm a wimp and in the heart of the Squamish so that's a 26x22 gearing to get up. The Bird fork with a 25mm crown race maintains a reasonable front end (well, geometry-wise). The goal has always been to find different challenges on the same local trails; keep them fresh, so to speak.
In keeping with the "Year of the Moxie" theme, I've got a long on pre-order from the first 2023 batch. It'll be nice to ditch the tensioner but the real goal is to move the saddle forward and shorten the (currently 65 mm) stem. At 5' 9" I don't see myself on the Large Rootdown (this is a M/L) but I'm all limbs so a bit more length in the rear should help keep the front end down.
This Rootdown is got it going on! Nice on the rigid front end. What 25mm crown race did you source?