- Yay! My new frame has been dropped off at the LBS!
brilliant ride. i'm not convinced that it is worth paying more for the Life considering the Breath rides so well. the frame becomes 'active' once upto speed. a very capable bike.
just finished fiddling with my sanderson as the alpine is being laid off for a few weeks whilst forks get sorted.
stuck some wider bars on (640 > 690mm) and a rapid rise mech. feels burlier with the wider bars as opposed to XCish.
what size bars are people running on their sandersons?
will go for a proper blatt around tomorrow.Posted 8 years ago
Just been for an hour long blast in my local woods. First impressions are very good indeed. It felt a lot more lively than my 456 ever felt. The trouble is now it feels a little unbalanced, front heavy, because the Pikes are a bit tubby. Will have to start saving for some air Rebas. Thinking of putting some narrower, lighter tyres on too, just to give it a bit more "nip"!
Alpin – I've got 685mm, high rise EA70s on mine. My favourite 'bars ever.Posted 8 years agomudpupMember
I had a "Life" 2 years ago but got rid cos i couldn't get on with it even though i really wanted to like it as it looked great, was made from trendy 853 and was a bit unusual. Felt too low and long at the front end even when i changed the Rebas for Revelations and whacked a higher stem on it. Unless you were caning the arse off it the ride was really dead feeling. Wouldn't lift over anything easily and there were a few tight corners on local rides that i always had to really muscle it round – never had it with other bikes so could only be down to the frame really. Got a Whyte 19 instead and its a million times better – nippier, comfier and smilier.Posted 8 years ago
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