I just took it out for its first dirt trail run. It’s definitely beginner and a pretty easy trail for most people, but there’s a couple quick downhills that are fun. It’s nice because it’s local and it helps keep the legs fresh for the weekend rides.
I was shocked just how well it climbed compared to even my last bike which was a fuel and was trail oriented. It really wanted to go faster downhill then I was ready for. I haven’t really ridden in months because of my bike was stolen.
It reminded me of when I used to surf in high school. I had a fun board. I think it was about a 7‘2“. I ripped on that thing. I had so much fun. When I wanted to get better I got like a 5’9” board and never had as much fun on it.
That’s what this bike reminded me of. I know it looks cool to have a really sick downhill oriented bike, but really, most of what I do is cross country. There certainly is some trail riding in my area where the longer travel might be useful but most of my riding is cross country. I shouldn’t fool myself and buy a bike that wasn’t meant for my type of riding. This thing rips and I’m really happy with it. Of course if money grew on trees I would probably get a longer travel bike just for those days my more experienced friends take me out. But for now this will be more than what I could have asked for View attachment 1915532 View attachment 1915533 View attachment 1915534
Yeah wasn’t really hyping the trail, just happy to have taken it out midweek after no riding for months will be riding this weekend locally here in carbon canyon. Really I just enjoy the outdoors and keep my heart healthy as I’m getting older.That's not a trail.....that's the FLoop.