Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Superfly
Here is my new Superfly which I have just received and I am setting up ready for the first outing. The Superfly is as stock apart from the Hope Mini Pro Brakes (160mm/front)(140mm/rear)and the Inform Bontrager saddle, after a quick car park test the bike feels good so I can't wait to get on the dirt with it.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bontrager shoes
I have heard about these in the pipeline but this is the first pic I have seen, modeled on Travis Brown's tootsies.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Session 88
Coming in mid summer will be this new TREK Session 88 which will come in Downhill and Freeride guises. The frames will have a Fox DHX 5 shock and utilise the ABP back end which made it's debut on the EX range this year, look to save your pennies till mid summer at least for this baby. The first airing of the Session 88 will be the Sea Otter Classic over the weekend 17 - 20 Apr.

Another better pic here courtesy of North Shore Mountian Biking

Monday, April 07, 2008

New Beastie

Here is the Madone 5.5 Pro I got during the week and after the first few rides all I can say is WOW! this thing is a rocket ship. After getting it built up the only thing I have changed are the wheels which I had on my Lemond Tete de Course, one other thing I will be changing is the stem for a slightly longer one to get my reach to the bars totally dialed in.

This is the first time I have used the Sram Double Tap groupset in anger and so far I can say I am getting on great, the only thing i can say is the hoods anr not as comfy as Shimano but it is maybe just cause their a slightly different shape to what i am used to. One thing to point out is I am using a 10 speed Campagnolo Record cassette which is working perfect with the Sram Force rear mech.
Once I have a bit more time on the Madone I will update on the progress with pros and cons.