- Happy new frame day to me (aka wanna see me Bird with nothing on?)
Got myself a new Bird Zero frame. Was very tempted by the 11 speed GX build but managed to control myself. I’ve sized up to a large (I’m 5’8″) for a bit of extra length and have bought a works -1 angleset. Hope it works out how I think it will. I test rode a medium and I’m feeling confident I’ve made the right choice :-). Any other Zero owners out there?
Posted 4 years ago
The whippet isn’t really going in the bin, just a little joke 🙂
The reason for the change is all because of an ex demo G150 I bought at the start of the year. I thought it would be good for a trip to Spain and stuff like that but expected it to be far too heavy and wallowy for my usual riding. It isn’t and its changed my whole attitude to weight, geometry and having fun when riding. It made me want something different from my hardtail and hopefully the Zero is it.Posted 4 years ago
The whippet isn’t really going in the bin, just a little joke
No, really. I got that bit. I clearly need to give a less naive impression than I’m giving at present. 🙂
But yeah, I get the whole weight thing. It’s easy to become obsessive about lightweight hardtails when in reality, unless they’re very light (Njee-esque) then a little extra heft isn’t that noticeable in general use. Except the climbs, of course, and even then it’s not a real issue if you’re fit(ish). And a tougher build opens up the trail to different lines, too.Posted 4 years agobearnecessitiesSubscriber
You **** ****!
Insightful genius? 🙂
Thankfully, I’m old and DGAS enough to just be happy with what I like, and I think I’d like that colour frame with a pair of skinwalls
That said, also like chinos, John Lewis Aspen Curtains and my bike is sat in the spare bog, so my opinion is probably shite in here 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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