self gratification day


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Nov 10, 2005
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i seem to remember hearing about you losing your old bike to theft, which sucks (IIRC it was stolen)

glad to see ya with a smile on yer face. now go get 'er dirty!! :cheers:


Sep 8, 2009
It took 7 posts before someone commented on the title of the thread? Slackers.

Oh yeah... and go ride the **** out of that bike!!!

eric strt6

Resident Curmudgeon
Sep 8, 2001
directly above the center of the earth
Ok first impressions:

The SRAM shifters are going to take some getting used to. Push push is weird.

The bars are too flat for my taste but the stem reach is right so a set of riser bars is going to be one of the first swap outs

Suspension, too soon to tell but it does climb steep wet gravely fire roads with ease

Brakes are going to need more bedding in but the Hayes Dyno will more than cover my needs

Seatpost has got to go, I am way too used to a remote adjustable post to go back to a dismount quick release set up

Tires who knows, at least they didn't pack up with mud.

The bike fits me and with just a few tweaks I think I will have some good fun with it. oh yeah it is the XL

Park just 10 minutes from my house was my test ride

fun little climb

not too dirty post first ride