It rides incredible. Not quite as soft of a ride as my Ritchey, however it isn't worse - just different in that regard.That’s a beautiful Ti bike. I hope it rides as nicely as it looks!
this bike looks so nice. valves at 6 o'clock or valves at 12 o'clock, I approve!Another Enoshima out and back, another sunrise...
For a do-it-all bike, this sounds like the way to go. It ticks all the boxes of a do-it-all bike for me, nice frame, 1x, nice wheels with wide tires, etc. Wonderful.It rides incredible. Not quite as soft of a ride as my Ritchey, however it isn't worse - just different in that regard.
38 mm slicks sounds like what many people should default to if they aren’t worried about sheer speed.I have 3 sets of wheels for the bike and it rides differently based on the wheelset.
The SemiSlicks in a 38 make it ride amazingly smooth on road while doing quite well in gravel & dirt.
@thomas did you manage to get round the big pile of branches?A few impressions of our Iriyama Loop on Wednesday. More climbing than expected, as the loggers did their best to render the road impassable.
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I can so relate to this... I have gotten several MTBs that arrived on heavy rain days... the worst part with MTBs? I have to watch the 3-5 days of clear skies get wasted as the trails dry out... The good news, this is the most interested you will ever be in the new toy - time to look at how to maintain it, how to adjust it, etc... before it gets dirty.