The bike was a dream
When I was last into MTBs I was a teenager - things like Klein
were the coolest bikes; made of Aluminium and had amazing paint.
They were all 26" wheels, 80mm of travel in the front only and to
get under 10kg was the holy grail. We are now at the stage where
full suspension 29'er bikes with 100mm of travel front and rear are
the same weight. Its amazing to see the progress.
As is my way, I got obsessive when researching what MTB to get.
Even though we are mainly known as a road shop we are lucky enough
to work with some of the very best MTB brands in the world; Trek,
Specialized, Cannondale, Moots, Yeti and Santa Cruz - you can't get
much better than that.
In the end, after hours and hours researching, I chose an
S-Works Epic. I will do a review of that later, but needless to say
its amazing and is so much better than I am it beggars belief.
The MTB race season is now over; but I am desperate to do more
events. Like a kid who sees his presents but has to wait, I want my
gratification now. Alas the season re-starts in March and I will be
there. I cannot wait.
Over the winter I plan on getting my elbow better and then
practicing descending. Its not called 'free speed' for nothing. And
there are so many events to do - marathons, half marathons,
multi-day stage races. A whole new world awaits!