Thought I'd give a bit of an update on this...
Not long after my last post we went to Peebles fora week and had a cracking holiday which involved lots of riding. I really enjoyed Glentress and so did my other half who loved the blue loop which was a hoot. The bike performed really well...
Just mucking about a the side of the blue climb up from the visitors centre:
Mucking about in the freeride area:
On Berm Baby Berm which was ace fun...I rode this section of the blue loads. And then a bit more.
At the top of Spooky Woods. Linking the red sections down from here was ace; Spooky Woods, Super G, Hot Squad, Pie Run, Mushroom Pie and Magic Mushroom. All brilliant fun.
And again on a sunnier day.
And just some random pics that I quite like.
Since getting back I haven't ridden it too much partly because I've been on the other bikes and partly because I fiddled with the suspension settings and made it ride like a bag of spanners. Basically I cranked up the compression settings and it was horrible. It's a bike that works better sitting slightly into the travel especially in th corners.
I've now wound the compression back to my pre-Scotland settings. I've also added a short cage Type 2 clutch mech to reduce chain noise and a pair of ODI Vans grips which look ace but I'm not sure they're all that comfortable.
When I get paid this week I'm going to get a Race Face narrow wide ring and will try the bike without a chain device. My bottom bracket is also a bit graunchy so ill order an XTR one from Rose Bikes and possibly a new chain.
2015 Stanton Ti Switchback
2006 Specialized Demo 8
2013 Specialized Allez Sport
1999 Santa Cruz Chameleon
1994 Cannnondale Beast of the East (rebuild still in progress)