Wednesday, May 20, 2015
It seems sometimes the bike industry runs out of innovation and like other platforms start to re-introduce the " NEW " new. Take for instance the soft-tail. A lot of people discount elastomers and sub 2" travel bikes but truth be told it still works and is still relevant.
Case in point the Pinarello soft tail road bikes of Team Sky used in the Paris Robaiux and the BMC Teamlites being used on the World Cup circuit.
So while bikes like the Silk ti 29's and the YBB's and La Ruta's have stuck with this platform those of us lucky enough to own one of these know all too well the benefits of simplicity.
All of this is of course scenario based. For instance my Silk ti would not be my go to bike for a big all mountain type road trip but having been on more than few with it it never really hurt but you can certainly push the envelope a bit more with a true big squish.
I won't be getting rid of mine anytime soon and I'm glad the masses are being re-introduced to them. In Onterrible where I live this is all I need... Oh ya those are Rotor Rings aka Biopace.