MAN am I glad I just sold my 08 575 for a decent price...not because I'd buy one of these, but because the used market is going to PLUMMET for those, while everyone clamors for the newest bit of monkey motion...
As sweet as it will probably be, give a year to work on quality control and teething problems, especially things like bearing wear...after my ride today on my ASR7, I don't regret just buying it at all, especially on the closeout price from Competitive Cyclist. I got my ASR7 for $700, after which I don't think I can ever justify paying full MSRP for the new kid on the block with yet to be determined reliability.
Get a 575 when they come down and price and ride and love it till the new SB66 comes down. 1/4" or 7mm of travel difference? I can't see the 575 sticking around for more than another year or so, but if you can get new 575 for $1000 less why not? .
Geo's are on Pinkbike.
A couple of impressions after 2 rides: rear end definitely is firm under high chain tension - like grunting over a steep pitch. Doesn't mush like a 575 under low cadence- high load situation.
Front end is much slacker feeling than a 575 and set up to descend fast, you want to stay centered over the bike more than back and it climbs fine.
Top tubes are slightly longer, fit is similar due to shorter stem.
It is awesome to ride in all situations with no propedal! Propedal 3 seems to have minimal effect on the street or trail, the links do the work.
I think that this bike is huge step forward, as big as the 575 was when it first came out.
Yeah, I'm stoked to see it's finally released! I was at corporate 2 weeks ago and it was definitely under closed doors! I just ordered a 575? of course, they're not offering the Super Bike in my size? WTF? I need a XS! Raaarr don't short bad ass chicks need cool bikes too??
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