Sunday, June 17, 2007

Variations on a Theme

After 100 miles as a 69er it was time to try something different, so I put a 130mm Manitou Splice on the front and to ride this bike as a single speed hard tail. I also went back to a rear disc brake because I might even turn this into a 1x9 some time soon. For now, however, I am riding it with a different front end, including different bars. I decided to try the Ritchey Comps upfront with the lock on grips I got from my 29er riding buddy. The narrower bars have an interesting feeling to them.

I just pedaled around the drive way and rode down the creek bed along the drive way. One thing I noticed with the suspension fork upfront is that it's definitely a smoother ride, in fact, it feels like it compensates for the shock in the rear, too. Need to try it out on some real trail, next.

Posted by Picasa

No comments: