This! I would like to see them get a bit lighter, better batteries and more efficient and quieter drive units. E-bikes are here to stay and in their current form, I think they are great! My hope is that that the MTB versions stay as they are...if the torque gets much higher that's when issues will start happening. Now, for the commuting versions...that's where I can see things getting faster...but that brings it's own issues...
I am back on Alu now after my SixC's had issues with the pedal insert bonding...but that was after 4 years and I weigh quite a bit more than Vik...but also ride quite a bit less...lol.
Thanks, I hope it comes soon! (CK never seems in a hurry about this stuff though).
I have been waiting for this, I was going to go with SRAM but the loss of the trigger shifter was not optimal for me. The one thing I do not like is the spline cassette...I have CK hubs and would had to have to step down to a lesser hub just for this...ugh. I may have to go SRAM after all...NX cassette will work with my regular Shimano splined hub I am already using.
I'll check with my local shop, but I don't find the Vic shops carry much Magura stuff...so usually easier to get online.
I am running a MT5 in the front and MT4 on the rear and really love them, even with the stock pads they feel stronger than the Saints they replaced. I do want to replace the pads, any good links to get them at a decent price?
Me too! Once Finn starts putting it together and getting some confidence he will be all over the podium! Good to see Mark get back up there too, more of that please!
I believe they are fully round, no open ends like the Vittoria. I was interested in the Vittoria ones, but I hear after a while they get a little rattle-ey as the zip tie that keeps them together pulls at the foam and it loosens up a bit.
I am down for this! Longer seat tube, please!
I agree, steel frame, rigid bike, flat pedals so you can hop on with whatever shoes you take off the dead bodies you come across. No dropper, and a 1x drivetrain...maybe XT 10speed...that shit just keeps going. 29er with 32 spoke 3 cross, straight gauge spokes and CK hubs....some big not so knobby tires built up tubeless...but have spare tubes. And my god...use schrader valves!
You can have fun on this bike...we did back in the 80's...haha...
Agreed, no issues with Strava or trying to be the fastest even....Just ride the trail like it is. If it's too hard, stop and session it...get better, don't dumb down the trail to fit your lack of skills.
I definitely notice a big uptick in braiding since the advent of Strava...but your region may differ. We have a bunch of fast folks (Olympians, pro's etc) that live here and the fight for K/QOM is real.
I can't wait to see how this bike rides, it looks like a winner from what I have seen so far though!
A heads up for someone to edit the link to their website at the bottom of the article it should be https://www.forbiddenbike.com, not https://www.forbiddenbike.com/password. Not a huge deal right now as it looks like their site is down.