Thanks for keeping it real.
I can everyone MC needed to get some fresh product out in the market, they got a-lot of "Oh the same old"... A carbon Fury (I think someone is doing that...) but I get the point why not take something that works great and make it better....You would be amazed on the production side of what it takes for small changes with small companies requesting small runs of product. In essence the Zen II is the old Fury (I have had a few conversations with Fury owners on spec and geo and the numbers are really close). The ZenII believe it or not will, pedal awesome, be stronger and stiffer, and allow you the end user to be limitless in build and component spec.
Carbon... I crash so it's not for me. You can actually build a light, strong, cheap frame from AL, but it's going to be round tubes and nobody wants that, so we all start bending, forming and manipulating materials to get the fun stuff on the market today. Do get me wrong the Carbon stuff out there today is AweSome and MC may head down that path <that would be cool> but I'd just have to be more carful personally and that would take away from my "fun fun fun" bike. I ride the 26and6
as my XC training bike and just can't imagine what would happing if I slipped on a rock and jacked it up. Who knows what the future holds..........
The secret cranks
.....here is a sneak
35mm Spindle ...Super Simple BB with huge outboard bearings
Angle Set: Everyones Opinion of what HT˚ is correct... is correct. We like our bikes set up for us. Who is MC (or any other company or mag) to tell you what angle is the best for you. So now you can tune the bike for your riding style.
If you want to hear me Rumble
on, send me a PM... I have many opinions