change is good
Switchblade with a 38, 29+ rigid WaltWorks
I currently have a X5 with a Pike Team. I am going to put on a Pike Air. This should get the bike under 29lbs with UST 2.3/2.1 Spiders with Stans. The bike is a tank, but in a good way. Of course it doesn't feel as fast as my old Klein Adept or my old Blur (with 5th Air), but the Ventana absolutely kicks their asses when it comes to technical climbing and I'm not worried about breaking it. My wife is offering to let me get a new bike. I miss that racey feel but I don't miss the back pain that comes from riding successive days and I don't race. I can stiffen up the suspension on the X5, and at my weight of 230lbs I think having my RP3 Pushed would help with pedaling efficiency. I have a hardtail backup bike, a Weyless XP frame which I may build up as a backup bike, and a road bike. I could put the money towards a trip or two to Pisgah or out west. Of course I could put a 4in+ fork (AM SL/upcoming Pike Uturn) on the X5 and add a 4in rocker. What do yo'all think? I'm thinking of seizing the moment if other Clydes have had good luck with their RX100s. I thought about a HH100, but I want to purchase everything through my LBS because of service.