Nathan reviews his TransWales bike
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Posted on: August 30, 2010
700mm bars on a race bike? Really? Kind of defeats the point doesn’t it?
And this is perhaps the most bizarre sentence I’ve ever read in a bike review-
“With many lightweight 100mm travel bikes, the downs can often be pretty sketchy, as the weight often results in a lack of bedded traction”
Are you serious?
Anything narrower than 700mm gives me an unnatural feeling. As far as I’m concerned if it increases rider comfort then it doesn’t defeat the purpose.
And as someone who normally rides 30lbs + all mountain bikes, the majority of light weight bikes that I’ve ridden have felt uncontrolled and light on the ground when ridden down at top speeds. I’ve had a few experiences of light weight bikes losing traction and sliding out from underneath me going through minor corners – the same corners I can take on heavier bikes without any issues. Maybe it highlights the fact that I’m not a great rider which I’ll openly admit too, but from my point of view the Sunn felt more secure to the ground and more embedded to the trail.
I have an S1 with a bolt through 120mm fork and it is sweeeeeet
v.noooice bike, shit paint job
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