New Bike Day!
Don’t end the thread in a flurry of excitement, tell us what it is first.. it’ll give us time to dismiss/big up/offer advice about fitting xxxxx to it/proclaiming the wheel size is or isn’t appropriate..
Be funny if you go for a shit and he posts a card through your door to collect it Monday.lPosted 4 months ago
That wouldn’t be funny at all bikebouy! 😀
Well, literally 3 mins after posting… it arrived! Knock on the door, dogs went mental and I dragged it into the front room.
Santa Cruz Hightower C S+ Build in glorious Sriracha Red!
Don’t want to get it dirty…
Guess I better get sorted selling my old bike now 🙂Posted 4 months ago
Haha, glad I didn’t take the pic in the yard!
Surprised the missus hasn’t told me off for posting pics before the morning tidy 🙂
I demoed a 29er version and a Tallboy a couple of months ago. Nearly went fora Tallboy, but didn’t see any deals that grabbed me. Then I saw the 27.5+ on Stif.
Thought I’d give the + wheels a go. Going to get some 29er wheels eventually though. Best thing about the + is that it comes with a 150mm travel fork and apparently a fair few people run this on the 29er too.Posted 4 months ago
It’s an XL and the fork is a Pike RC (150mm). Link below to the one I bought.
I love the small details too. They spec a 170mm Reverb on the XL. I’ve got it down right to the collar and it feels good with no shoes on. I might have to pull it up a cm or two still yet.
For reference, I’m 6’2″ with a 33 inseam. The large Stumpy that’s going in the classifieds soon is too small for my liking.Posted 4 months ago
Going to take it on a test/setup ride tomorrow at the local park, see how it goes.
Lusted after a Hightower since they were released and in this colour.
The demo confirmed that it was the one for me. Managed a steep, wet, rocky climb on the ride. It made me feel like a hero as I was the only one who did it 🙂Posted 4 months ago
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