Sweet action shots.
hahaha...that is the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw that pictscheezy said:Oh, and don't let Pete see the couch.
When ordered the Small we got the choice between air and coil. My wife chose the air because it's lighter and it should be easier to adjust (and al here other bikes have air shocks so she felt more comfortable with air). The AVA came with the frame but I'm not sure it is the custom valved, we are in Europe and the frames might very well been shipped without shock.tscheezy said:I have not ridden the AVA (I am assuming it is the custom Turner valved version?), but while braking on steep descents her weight definitely gets shifted forward, and with little weight in back to compress the suspension Fox's Propedal may well feel harsh. I would suspect it is a matter of your wife beeing too light for the non-adjustable propedal valving and not so much suspension design.
A beautiful build. Have you thrown it on a scale?
Chicks that ride, rule.
Oh, and don't let Pete see the couch.
They gave us the choice between air or coil and my wife choose for the air so we cannot compare air against coil (all her other bikes have air shocks as well). She weighs only 114 pounds and she is able to use full travel. She feels the AVA works very well over rolling bumps etc. She does say that the shock feels harsh riding of higher obstacles, unless she wheely drops them (weight more in the back). We are thinking about pushing the shock (having it valved at her weight should make a big difference, we suspect the non adjustable ppd to be part of the harsh feeling) when the snow starts falling.Davide said:Very nice, how does the fox air shock compare with the Romic? I am very concerned about compromising the rear end performance especially being relatively light (145 pounds), but the air does save one pound offf the bike.
Any comparisons? I am particularly concerned about rolling bumps and the air shock exacerbating the tendency of the horst to rise over an obstacle before activating the shock.
Very nice photos!
Uzzi said:So here are some pictures (excuse me for being a lousy photographer) of my wife on her new Spot.
Very sweet 5 Spot, love the color. With the Spot, a beautiful bride, and wonderful area to play..........Life Is GOOOOOOD! Thanks for the pics and enjoy.
Did I write Spotty…………..oouch that is bad………I hate cute names like that. Forgive me and here is a picture of where I work it might explain things………Pete said:Final score:
2 demerits for a bike leaning against a couch photo.
3 demerits for giving a bike a name, let alone a cutesy one like "Spotty."
6 credits for posting pictures of someone actually riding a bike in the woods, on the dirt, and for not posting an exhaustive list of compnents, including their respective weights.
6-5= 1 which is a positive score!