Oh and mine's a wagon wheeler.
i am sure if you want to get right into it, a bike with slightly longer chainstays and steeper head tube might be better at flatter and faster terrain then what is in the sea to sky. but i would not trade the reach of a BA for that if my surface.
seen single track from all over the sea to sky, that mysterious "interior" B.C., a huge swath of the northern USA, and a quick bump to NZ. yet to see a down side to the long low slack short thing.
i've been wondering about this. i've had the opportunity to ride my v1 surface back to back with bikes with more progressive geometry, mine and others, and the short reach and conservative geo are noticeable. i recently moved out east, where the trails are flatter and tighter - while i imagine the new crop of long/low/slack chromags are well suited for local and sea-to-sky riding, i've wondered whether they're less versatile than the last generation, and whether they'd suffer on less aggressive terrain
there were several guys racing flat barred cx at the Squamish provincials, but the purists were like…
that's how i imagine racing cx always feels
I haven't really looked into it that much, but how is the Surface different from the Primer (besides the Dekerf vs. Truelove welding?)
The builder matters too; Truelove vs. DeKerf.
only in terms of the beauty of the welds, afaict
ah, that sucks. great bikes and very progessive designs. is anyone making production bikes in canada anymore?
i just sold my adhoc but i really grew to like that bike. i think i would have kept it for years if i'd stayed in vancouver
Bummer…we love our Xprezos…still hope I can find a couple of linkage rebuild kits.
i found a website that purports to sell them
but you can't actually buy anything. anyone know a source?
i lost a well loved specialized emt mini tool at some point on my first lap on seymour today (highschool -[HTML_REMOVED] bridal -[HTML_REMOVED] r+r -[HTML_REMOVED] penny lane -[HTML_REMOVED] good sir martin -[HTML_REMOVED] BP -[HTML_REMOVED] severed -[HTML_REMOVED] john deer -[HTML_REMOVED] deer john)
if anyone finds it and feels like returning it, please get in touch :beer:
morgan did the squish-[HTML_REMOVED]indian arm trip a few years ago and wrote it up: