am I being tricked by evil marketing people?
I've got my eye on a Whyte 810. Thing is you can't really give them a proper testing.
I remember when choosing the Bontrager. I couldn't test it either. But the MBUK at the time tested it, I think it dropped 1/2 a point, don't think I ever saw a bike with such a high score that I could afford. I know how good it is. But is a bike like the Whyte going to leave it standing today?
The Rock Shox still work fine, giving a massive 2" of travel
I started mountain biking on rigid forks so I know how to pick lines. 24 gears is enough for any body & the brakes still slow me down. The hand built wheels are as true as they day they were spoked up.
Big travel forks & disk brakes appear to be very attractive. Again, are they all that they are cracked up to be?
I am old school at heart. I have a few days to come to a conclusion. With no idea what a fair price would be, I don't want to let it go for peanuts.
This all started a few months ago, getting fit again. My prize to myself would be a new bike once I reach my target. Getting close now. I've not really got the space for multiple bikes. Want to get back into climbing those hills!!!