i thought 'chunder pig' was a novel and humourously refreshing descriptor. especially after 'weapon' ugh.
a rollicking review of a fascinating bike. what a looker. i've wondered about that head angle, so incredibly slack, but probably what's needed to ride with confidence in its terroir.
indeed, and subset of trails chosen to ride must play a role. one can think of the shore like it's all the 5th Horseman, which of course, it isn't. shameless plug for my Tranny Smuggler, which i experience in the way Cam experienced this steed.
interesting and definitely thorough! curious that you enjoyed it on the downs so much, normally 68HA and 34 forks are the subject of derision on NSMB for shore riding, understandably. why would you have run such high pressures with the 29 tires? the 2.3 DHF is a light and small tire for that neck o the woods, i'm confident the 2.5 DHF could be safely run closer to 20 and a thick casing tire such as the Aggressor DD or Spesh grid Butcher or Hillbilly (my current front tire, very thick and damp casing) the low 20's for a much better ride and grip. Clearly this bike did something very right for you and must have been a perfect fit. Love it when that happens.
well i'll be…..
i like this guy.
when first posted i watched a lot of it. indeed he's quite interesting here and one can see the mutual respect amongst the elite riders. also, he really pushes a 140mm 29er, wow. i thought it was all 160mm bikes in this kind of race.
OMG, no stiffness comparison commentary!!??!! what's a fork review without going on about degrees of stiffness?!
is that trail even steep?
different angles would make this so much better, but i'm sure it was hella steep and dangerous as shit.
the Onyx is on off as well IMO, it's instant. it's just that the on has a slightly soft feel, in a very good way. it doesn't feel metallic, it feels organic. i'm not sure how they compare, i suspect they feel very similar. one has to demo these things and i think here in BC, that can be accommodated by Nobl with some wheelsets around.
mtn bikes should be limited to a minimum of 31 pounds. ultra light bikes are a) an unfair climbing advantage (with the resulting unfair descending issues, yada yada and b) classist talismen of the ruling elites.
well that looked exciting.
fix a loose rock or move some branches??? how the heck do you repeatedly challenge your PB or vie for KOM's when you're doing that shit? your competitors show no quarter and strava does not annotate that you stopped for good trail deeds.