I have the Edge 130 (non plus) version and find the battery life to be less than stellar. Definitely nothing like the old Edge 500 which you could operate for days without charging. This new one, well you'd be lucky to get 3 solid riding days (2+ hrs/ride) out of it before it dies.
The other thing to note is that debris can get in between the play/pause and return buttons which can cause the buttons to lose their tactile 'click' and even cause the button to stick down. Had to return my first unit and MEC replaced it. Happened again on my second unit but was able to dislodge the debris using an X-Acto knife.
Can't believe nobody has mentioned this yet..... $8,500 price tag and it comes with DT 370 rear hub. The remaining parts spec is not bad but the asking price is astronomical for what you get. This has to be one of the worst value current bike on the market.
The free stroke adjuster is misunderstood by even pro mechanics. If you were to take the lever apart you'd see that it doesn't come in contact with any mineral fluid. This comment thus makes no sense, "Winding it out helps prevent air from getting caught around it."
All it does is push or release on the inside of the brake lever. When you screw it in all the way it shortens the throw of the lever by a few millimetres, and when you unscrew it does the opposite. I agree that it is quite useless, but it has no effect on the bleed procedure.
I have the Skywire carbon bars with 15mm rise at 760mm on my downcountry bike and the One Up carbon 35mm rise at 780mm on my trail bike. Honestly, i don't notice a difference in terms of my arms/hands fatiguing however i do find the 35mm rise bars more comfortable because of the riding position i'm in. More upright and less weight/pressure on wrists/hands.
I find running the correct/incorrect tire pressure has a greater influence on arm/hand fatigue.
Great article and amazing photos! Those early 911 turbos were a real handful to control on the track. As a previous Porsche owner, was invited to the old Westwood race track back in the late 80's to learn the limits of our vehicles. Lost the rear end several times when exiting the hairpin and 360'd on to the grass run out... good times! The new models are much more driver friendly.