Build day for my parkwood
The finish is good and it had it’s first outing last night. Playful but also reasonable at covering the ground. Seems quite heavy though at just over 30lbs, although I guess that could be pared down with lighter wheels and tyres, and the fact that I normally ride a fully rigid carbon singlespeed.
Couple of pictures of the new bike:
Posted 3 years ago
Bent like the top tube? 😕
Playful as it’s not a head down/ar*e up race bike, it pops off things well and while not light feels nimble enough not have to fight it through the singletrack.
Parts are exactly as expected, so no changes to the spec (apart from a white fork and not a black one as originally requested which they confirmed with me before the build).
As for comfort, it seemed fine for a couple of hours last night but it does have slightly larger tyres than on my singlespeed which will also help. I’ve had Scandals in the past and they were very comfortable all day rides so I’m not too worried about it in terms of taking a beating on long rides, although only time will tell.
Will need a different saddle though, I don’t get on with the standard offering.Posted 3 years ago
I really enjoyed my first ride on it, and will be out tomorrow for a longer jaunt so will probably be able to provide more feedback after that. On its one outing so far it seems like just the kind of thing I was looking for as I’ve moved to wagon wheels all round – a 29er ‘replacement’ for a C456.Posted 3 years agohiggoMember
I really enjoyed my first ride on it, and will be out tomorrow for a longer jaunt so will probably be able to provide more feedback after that. On its one outing so far it seems like just the kind of thing I was looking for as I’ve moved to wagon wheels all round – a 29er ‘replacement’ for a C456.
That’ll do me – mine (when it arrives) is a replacement for my c456.Posted 3 years ago
Lurcher is 22lbs but not built as a weight weenie bike by any means. SLX crank and brakes, Hope hubs/Crests, Specialized tyres, Easton alloy bar, (whispers) Cane Creek bar ends etc.
Can honestly say the scales are probably not super accurate so the absolute values may be slightly off, but at least there is a direct comparison between the two bikes.
I think the majority of the weight addition on the Parkwood is in the wheels and tyres, and then the Reverb. (Obviously, the gears add some too but I don’t think Deore is ridiculously heavy for a 20 spd gear set)Posted 3 years ago
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