I've been absolutely mesmerised by Bushpig's Mantis X. Can't stop looking at it. Beautiful geometry and staggering attention to detail, the cable routing is fantastic, but how is the rear brake cable loop secured, and why not into a twin screwed retainer block, and why no protection inside the cable guides?
I'm not carping, it's that the integration of the tubing with the cabling, seatpost clamp etc is so well resolved that it positively invites scrutiny.
The alignment of the valves with the tyre labels is fine if simply for a posed pic, and would have been even more effective if aligned with the angle of the forks, but this kind of detail clashes with the rest of the bike where everything is engineered for a purpose.
I like to vote for a bike that I sense gets ridden despite its painstaking build. There is nothing to suggest that this Mantis has yet been out infact everything says it hasn't. Please tell me it will Bushpig, 'cos I really want to vote for this.
Sorry about the ramble...
Riding: 91 Kona Cindercone : 96 Pace RC200ti F5 : 99 DeKerf Generation