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Rear clearance comement seems harsh.
It’s clearly not a bike you’d put minions on.
I can’t get over the name. It sounds like directions on that silly app we can’t decide if the emergency services like or not.
2.4 Ardents would be pretty tight too. New swingarms are currently being tested though.
Carbon Wasp Truffle is the name of my new jazz fusion ensemble.
I was absolutely not expecting a company called “Carbon Wasp” to be from Leeds
Sounds similar to a Canyon Spectral 125. That’s a category 4 bike. Is the Wasp lower in category, so lighter etc ?
That’s a category 4 bike
A what now?
Bikes have Category’s, I learned about this last week somehow – ASTM F2043-13 Standard Classification for Bicycle Usage ASTM
Cat 1 – This is a set of conditions for the operation of a bicycle on a regular paved surface where the tires are intended to maintain ground contact.
Cat 2 – This is a set of conditions for the operation of a bicycle that includes Condition 1 as well as unpaved and gravel roads and trails with moderate grades. In this set of conditions, contact with irregular terrain and loss of tire contact with the ground may occur. Drops are intended to be limited to 15cm (6″) or less.
Cat 3 – This is a set of conditions for operation of a bicycle that includes Condition 1 and Condition 2 as well as rough trails, rough unpaved roads, and rough terrain and unimproved trails that require technical skills. Jumps and drops are intended to be less than 61cm (24″).
Cat 4 – This is a set of conditions for operation of a bicycle that includes Conditions 1, 2, and 3, or downhill grades on rough trails at speeds less than 40 km/h (25 mph), or both. Jumps are intended to be less than 122cm (48″).
Cat 5 – This is a set of conditions for operation of a bicycle that includes Conditions 1, 2, 3, and 4; extreme jumping; or downhill grades on rough trails at speeds in excess of 40 km/h (25 mph); or a combination thereof.
Yes! New standards.
I think i am a cat 4 biker then…
I mean, I rode it faster than 25mph down rocky fire roads, and I’ve seen Mr. Carbon Wasp hit 5 foot+ high drops on it, soo…
IME those categories serve more for warranty purposes than an actual description of what a bike is capable of.
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