I just realised I have never posted any 'ride' pictures of the CATS, so to put that right, here are a couple.
I set out last night with the intention of riding the same route I had done a couple of days ago on my Dekerf, but 24 hours of rain has taken its toll on the tracks around here and polished up the rocks'n'roots summat luverly, so I modified the route to help keep myself out of A&E and had great fun.
In very brief summary, the CATS it a little more highly strung than the De. It is not quite as grounded, possibly due to the light forks. The upside of this is that it continues to be the all round fastest bike I own. That said, you do need quick reactions, as given an errant root or rock, the CATS will shy away and leap to one side of the track. Again this is probably the fork, but it makes for a pretty interesting ride.
Bottom of the climb into the woods.
At the top of the climb and into the woods.
At the back of the golf course, looking out towards Clevedon.
"Try not to punch any clowns"