Sunday, April 8, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
I'm over the first 500 km on the Trek since I started to use it, so it's time to say a few words about my impressions.
The machine has been tried & tested under many conditions. The first thing to mention is riding this XC weapon just simply feels right. It could be it's size or the geometry but it feels like a nice machine altogether. I've had a few proper off-road spins and also big, long trainings on the road.
But lets check some details:
- The frame is absolutely brilliant! It handles very well, it is very responsive and yet comfortable. The features such as bolt-through rear end and brake positioning on the chainstay give a stiff and proper riding experience.
- The Fox 32 suspension fork is savage! Takes a lot of beating and it's really smooth indeed. The CTD system works great, I particulary like the Trail settings where you have active suspension but it isn't too soft. Many times this setting is the perfect choice for me.
- The Bontrager wheels are still running true and smooth, loving them.
- The gears work well, although I have changed the system around a bit to suit me needs.
- The Shimano brakes do give plenty of braking power but if I need to be honest here I have to say that my old Avid Elixirs were much more powerful...
So, the Superfly is a proper XC machine that rides sweet, climbs like a beast and very comfident on the descends. The 27,5" wheelsize and the geometry create a very agile bike that feels like a freakin' rocket on the trails. Kudos to Trek, thanks for creating such a nice bike! :)
Friday, March 30, 2018
Now, many of you know, many of you don't. But the honest truth is that I'm a big fan of nice beer and I like to enjoy a bottle every now and then. Not going crazy on them now! :)
I'm after getting this great little selection of Hungarian craft beer. Will be some sampling soon I'd say! :)
Monday, March 26, 2018
I just picked this beauty up freshly from the local post office after it's been delivered from the Far East. We are lookin' at a MOTSUV 34T Narrow/Wide Oval Chainring. I'm using oval chainrings for more than a year now, so the decision was pretty straight forward.
But lets see some details:
|The weight is 50 grams|
It is a 34T chainring with 104 BCD that has a narrow/wide profile, so it's ideal choice for riders who rather prefer single chainring at the front. It is made out of 7075-T6 alloy and has a friendly enough weight also.
|Got it fitted with a set of custom made 1,8 mm thick spacers|
I'm pretty curious about this ring, especially about the lifetime of it. I've been using very similar products (also from China) before and I was super happy. So, I hope it'll be the same story once again! :)
|Ready to roll, will test it in the next few days|
Stay tuned for short term review!
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Yessss, the weather has finally cleared off a tad bit. This could mean only one thing for a mountain biker: hit the trails without a second of hesitation!
Now, some places were still almost unrideable but at least we could ride some of the local trails getting the taste of some sweet mountain biking. Man, I was waiting to see these trails badly!!! :)
I've had a good week on the bike, I managed to get out for training 4 times this week. I was riding 8 hour and 45 minutes and done 168 km with 2745 meters of climbing. Finally I put in a solid week of training and that's good for now! I even had a chance to celebrate...