Monday, April 29, 2013

Free mu-stache rides!

Yesterday I headed out to the Trek demo day in Wilderness Park hosted by Cycle Works and rode a few really nice bikes. First up was the new Gary Fisher collection Stache 8, it is one I've been looking to ride since I fist saw it introduced earlier this year. I like the color scheme on the Stache 7 better myself but the gray/lime green isn't awful.

That's one sweet head badge.

Stache 8 and Superfly Elite SL in their natural habitat. It's been awhile since I've ridden an aluminum hardtail, steel has been my frame material of choice lately for hardtails, I could really feel the stiffness of the frame on this bike. Aluminum is pretty unforgiving on the rough stuff but for this bike I might have made an exception.

I choose the Superfly Elite SL as the second ride of the day, it's a super light, carbon framed speedster. If I had that kind of money to spend on a bike and were to get more serious about racing this would be one I would definitely look at.


The last bike I took out was the Rumblefish Pro, this was also probably my favorite of the three... while it is way more bike than you need for Wilderness with 5" of travel front and rear it zipped right through the corners like a much lighter XC bike and of course ate up all of the bumps and trail chatter that I felt on the other two. Something about 5" of travel just begs you to ride it fast, perhaps it's the fact that if you make a slight mistake on line choice this bike will give you plenty of "oops, I've got you covered" forgiveness for your tender undercarriage. If your in the market for a 5" trail bike this would be a good choice or at least worth a look.




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