The Haskell pant is a really nice addition to the wardrobe too btw. I use them as a travel pant, good for hiking in, comfortable to sit on a plane in, comfortable to ride in and can be dressed up a little... really versatile and allows you to travel light.
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Yep, can definitely vouch for Kitsbow gear being worth the investment. Wear my shorts regularly and still look crisp.
All trials within a 30 mins drive from my house. Having said that I don't do that big set at Black Diamond. Not a dirt jumper am I.
Having read the various initial impressions on this bike, it sounds like everyone wants to like the bike but hasn't clicked with it. I feel there is a bit of SC bias there, as I don't think some other manufacturers would have had such kind words written overall for a new bike when many of the reviewers we're struggling to get comfortable.
Given the various reviewers are well experienced it's surprising and I will watch for the long term review with interest. Hopefully everyone will detail what it takes to get the bike set up to their taste.
Sorry, on just saw this comment. The Magic Mary was a 2.35" and the rear Maxxis tire was a 2.3".
Someone needs to get Perry some red riding kit to test.
I think the "flexy" aspect of this frame is overstated and it tends to get people all worried because of the frame material. My Yeti SB6C was also flexy, so much so I could get the chainstay to rub on my crank under hard pedalling. I can't do that with this frame and yes there is some flex in the bike but it makes this bike really calm through rough sections of trail. I've not detected the flex being a negative for me and I've ridden this actual bike tested and also my own custom Murmur for over a year now.
I'm 6'2" and rode this L frame quite a bit when it was around, including ticking LOTS off the list in Whistler. I'd be more than happy with this reach for me.
Nice one Luca!
Having coached a bunch of kids over the past 3 years, it is amazing to see their own character change through challenging themselves on a bike. Self confidence to try new things soars and translates in the rest of their lives. Stoked that he's out there pushing him limits with you both!
A Starling, but not this one, will be flying it's way to NSMB soon.
That's my personal idiosyncratic rig and I like it very much.
There is enough cable to wrap around the downtube. It was purely down to me being lazy that I didn't do that.
I don't have the bikes locked on when in motion, usually just if I'm nipping in somewhere to grab a post ride snack or drink.
They should have done 26+, thus make wheel size closer to 27.5 in with the fat tires on them. 27.5+ means you are riding a 29er with a bit more traction and weight. A smaller plus size would have kept the traction and flickability. Test rode a 6fattie for about ten miles. Felt nice on sandy sections but was a pig on everything else. I don't need that much traction when I am not riding in snow. To each their own though.
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