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Maiden Voyage.

Wahine2012-05-10 05:16:53 +0000 #1
The Moots had the finishing touches on it's build last week and I've been waiting patiently to go out on it's first ride. The weather has not been cooperating. Here it is, before and close to the end of nearly 40 miles. We rode a rails to trails route. Pretty easy riding as far as mountain biking goes.
Owlie2012-05-10 05:31:03 +0000 #2
Lovely bike!
hebe2012-05-10 05:35:26 +0000 #3
That's a very pretty bike

I like the frame curves. Gorgeous scenery too!
OakLeaf2012-05-10 05:54:18 +0000 #4
7rider2012-05-10 06:22:55 +0000 #5

But wait.

26" or 29"?

What's the deal with the bolt above the chain stays? Is that a bushing for travel?

Did you go with a double in the front? 10-speed?

So, even though it was "just" a RTC route, how'd it ride? How'd it handle? Smooth like butt-ah?
Wahine2012-05-10 06:00:32 +0000 #6
I went for the 26. I've ridden 29ers and I'm not willing to give up the tighter cornering of the 26. I guess I'm old school that way.

It is a 10 speed double.

The bushing is a pivotless suspension. It functionally has a little less than an inch of travel but it's enough to take the edge off of the rough stuff.

It weighs in at only 23.5 lbs with everything on it.

As for the ride, so far it seems great. I was very conservative on where I put my stem on this bike and I decided very quickly I wanted to drop it, so we did that on the trail and immediately the bike felt like "home". Shifters are very smooth, I can't really comment on the braking as I did almost none on this ride. The few very minimal technical bits of this ride went really well and I seem to be able to place the bike on the trail really well.

This bike is going to be perfect for what it's been built for. TBC...
solobiker2012-05-10 06:44:09 +0000 #7
Very nice!!!
Artista2012-05-10 06:31:38 +0000 #8

Originally Posted by Wahine

This bike is going to be perfect for what it's been built for. TBC...

So exactly what was it built for? Awesome bike!



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