Tim K reviews a racy hardtail that's equally happy riding all day
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Posted on: July 12, 2010
Spot on Description – Had mine for 2 months and Love, love, love it
“On the ups the XCPro3 climbs well with all the energy being transferred to the back wheel rather than being lost through frame flex”
Really? Do you have any evidence to back this up or was it just something you made up?
You just need to strap a frame-energy transfer meter between the bottom bracket area and the rear droupouts and measure the transfer. If you get the same readout as you get from the bottom bracket area alone, you know for sure you’ve not lost anything through frame flex. Make sure your meter is calibrated of course.
Is it a particularly short toptube? That stem looks quite long (+100mm?) and the saddle pushed back – albeit’s an in-line post.
Nice looking for sure.
Timmy, you appear to be suggesting that blue is a faster colour than red. Controversial.
I’d love one of these. Shame they’re not doing it in XL/54cm like they’ve done with other frames.
Oh, and everyone knows blue is the new red.
Dang…..no rack mounts
Dave360, the red is actually white with red bits and everyone knows blue is faster than white.
Sponging-Machine – The virtual top tube on the large [50cm] size is 62.8, it was 60.6 on the XCPro2, so it may be OK for you? The XCPro3 is longer/lower than the last version. Geom. here >> http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4367335093_eea34b3bec_b.jpg
I’ve been loving mine – it is clearly faster in Red tho. The large is fine for 5’11″ – just as flicky and stable but good tt length. I run a 100mm.
Just looking into buying one, would my normal hope headset fit in one of these, or does it have to be 0 stack? Cheers Will
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