Monday, December 14, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Fall leaves down and sun out great ride at Bloomer. Scattered 9.1miles all over park including new river section I discovered and must continue to explore. Motobecane is awesome with Bluto and 1x10 cannot be stopped. Love it.
Great day 20++ west day on Duke and 12m for first hour and then on to underpowered 9m Pivot. It worked because it's fast and the Duke has the float to get it going in holes. Fun fun day lots of smiles and while the sun set at 5:30 it picked back up for last hour into 20-30 west - Glory!
Monday, November 2, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
More impressions: bike does not under steer like FatBoy, slacker geo is great in turns and off steep drops. Braking and fat tires is amazing you hardly ever lock up the tires even in slippery leaves - there's just so much traction. 1x10 is winner never going back, although I tried to ghost trigger the front derailleur a couple of times...
Fun fun fun on the fall leaves too. Nothing stops the Fat-Ti.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
1st Ride impressions:
-slacker ride than FB means back further and this descends awesome without endo factor FB seems to have with shorter wheelbase
-Bluto fork rocks!! 100mm seems to be enough but could go to 120 cartridge if needed. Night and day difference on roots, big bumps, log piles. Rock Shox has a winner here - better than Fox in feel. Rode FatBoy at Bloomer last week and would never go back.
-Guide RS brakes are incredible. Tektro hydraulic brakes on FB suck in comparison from day 1. No fade, silent, stops smooth and in control even braking while turning.
-4.5 tires are SMALL in comparison to huge 4.6 Specialized Ground Control. This is great size in dry summer season (GC felt too big sometimes) but must size up at minimum to 4.8-5 (Surly - $120+) if going in snow. Spech has got the winter tire size right.
-1X10 is awesome. First time really on it for long ride. 30t with Fatbike is right on. Really tight and quiet with zero chain slap. Gearing mentally keeps you shifting less and not playing with granny gears since even top ring isn't super spinny. I stood to climb more than ever but this bike climbs better than my 29er did. Rear cassette is shifting great and coast sound is super loud.
-Steers well which is common knock on fatties. Handled 5-6 tight turns easier than FB - the geo-slack helped here. Bars seem plenty wide but I like that.
*Only con is weight of bike at 35.7#. FatBoy at 32 and 29er was 30. Really felt weight on the flats and a little climbing, however downhill and coasting down seemed faster than FB... Have to get used to it as it is Fat and there's not not to lighten up without $$$$ carbon.
Last item is dropper KS eten and I think were perfect. Bring on winter!