Monday, June 06, 2016

New Venture

  It has been a long time since I posted anything. Life has been cruising along. Towards the end of last summer I started looking into a Cross Country full suspension bike. I looked at a lot of them, Cannondale Scalpel, Specialized FSR, Scott Spark, and Trek Fuel. I was just looking, then I saw a post about KTM Bikes. I knew they made incredible motorcycles, but mountain bikes? I looked a little closer and I was impressed. They were soliciting Ambassadors, on a whim I filled out the application and was surprisingly accepted. Now the tough decision, which bike to buy. I had an idea what I was looking for, but without being able to see them in person let alone test ride one, it was going to be a tough decision. I ended up going with the Scarp 27Prestige 11s.
 This is by far the nicest bike I have ever owned. The first ride was like a first date, a bit awkward and unfamiliar. Between the different wheel size, 27.5, the steep head tube angle, and the rear suspension, there was going to be a learning and set up curve. I've made some tuning and fit adjustments along the way, swapped out the tires, and it really came together.

 Last weekend I put it to the test on the trails at the Virginia Mountain Bike Festival in Stokesville. Read more about that here.
 The only downfall, is after a couple surgeries and injuries I now have a stronger sense of self preservation. This means I am not the aggressive rider I once was, so this bike may never go as fast as it is capable of, but I will certainly try.

 Thanks for reading,

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