Hi, thanks a lot for detailed review. I'm on the market for a crankset for my new min-maxing:) build and this was really helpful. I also read your linked review of the previous Aeffect cranks version, where you had mentioned the problem with a missing puller cap, which complicates cranks removal. It came to me as a surprise, because my Santa Cruz Bronson v2 S build came with RF Aeffect crankset and had the cap installed.
Question - does the new version come with the cap pre-installed or it still needs to be purchased separately? Cheers, Jan
Hey, I'm looking for a new bike, shortlisted GeoMetron G1 and Raaw Madonna V2. Ridden G1 on 2 occasions, second time with full setup for my weight and style. Liked the bike, felt very confidence boosting on steep tech stuff. Unfortunately didn't have chance to test its behaviour on slower trails with closed turns and tight switchbacks - I'm bit worried how the slack HA would impact the behaviour there.
For Raaw I only read reviews of previous versions plus a recent one for V2.
Both bikes look amazing and have good story behind. G1 is more pricy (mainly because EXT shock).
G1 is more adjustable in geo, but I don't think I'd play too much with the mutators anyway. Madonna has cleaner look and fits a bottle...:)
Both bikes are well refined and are basically a developed second generation of the same concepts (G16>G1, Raaw V1>V2).
My current bike is SC Bronson V2. I'm 5'11 and would get size L.
Would be happy for any thoughts since I cannot find any of these bikes better than the other, which makes this sweet decision making tough...