Thursday, January 30, 2014
Going to have lots to say about this in the weeks to come down here but in the meantime here are some pictures.
Can't say enough good things about the SRAM XX1 kit other than this is the place to see if the chain stays on and it does along with shifting perfection and a nice single ring range. 32 when I am back home but the 30 is good enough for me.
Rock Shox Sid. Immediate difference felt over last years Fox. This for besides being light is very plush and maybe it was the fact I had the Talas I am really impressed.
This is a XL frame that came in at 25.1 lbs with Thomson, AM wheels, Bonty / Salsa cockpit and Schwable 2.4 / 2.2's.
The pedal strikes are a bit unnerving on these rock strewn trails but that will pass. Sedona ( specifically Oak Creek ) seems to be the go to place for industry product testing or launches and that makes a ton of sense given the make up of their trail systems. If the bike and set up can perform here is is good to go anywhere else you may end up. These trails EAT bike parts. The 2014 Fox CTD rear shock is smooth once you set up the sag properly. Have not really played around with the different pedaling platforms as its kind of hard to take your hands off the bar to reach down and I found the trail setting to be a good all rounder on the trails covered today. Lastly if your unsure of sizing go up. I am just over 6'1" and that out me in between the L and XL. The L would have been too small.