Was chatting yesterday evening with Crust, plus also seeing a mates pics from Chicksands and decided I REALLY need to get something with a bit more bounce at the moment and start making use of the mountains a little more next year. Not planning on a major family holiday due to house move next year, so will take advantage of that and use a bit more time throwing myself down a mountain or 3. Currently Llandegla is my favourite away day location, so need to make more advantage of heading there next year.
Whilst the Spearfish is capable, indeed, more capable than me, doesn't mean it's necessarily the right tool for the job. So in a random "who wants to swap" thread on STW I was offered this locally.
Specialized Pitch pro 2011.
150mm Revelation forks
Fox RP2 shock with LOCO tuning
I get to keep my brakes as he has multiple bikes running the same brakes, so that's Formula RX running 203 rotors
Mostly XT drivetrain
Reverb 125mm seatpost.
So a fair bit more burly that my current Spearfish. Which I think will work brilliantly for what i'm planning. However I've not really got on well with AM type geometry bikes previously LOL. I'm more an XC head over the bars kind of rider.
Plan will then be to pick up a lightweight XC Hardtail next Autumn/Winter for winter duties and fun.
Collecting/swapping on Saturday and hopefully heading straight to Swinley Forest for an hours test ride. I must admit, i'm REALLY looking forward to it