Thursday, February 09, 2006

bike porn



this year i was lucky enough to hook up with KONA for a "grass roots" sponsorship...you know, corporate charity. thanks Cory!

the most delicious ride is the KING SUPREME, a short-travel full suspension bike. it's LIGHT, only 24lbs for a 19", and FAST. i really want to be fast enough to do it justice. the king supreme uses a fox propedal shock. i don't know why, really, because it's a very efficient pedaler. i set the pressure at 150lbs, backed the damping all the way off, and put the propedal on "-", which is minimal platform. whoosh, i'm flying.

my OTHER bike in the stable is an '06 SCOTT SCALE 10. now it's been 12 years since i've owned a carbon fiber mountain bike (oclv, r.i.p., good riddance), but i can tell you it was extremely hard to resist the 2lb 6oz large carbon fiber goodness of this thing. i know i will never get a chance to ride this, since i have little time to ride the KONA, but it's comforting to know that i have a 21lb. hardtail, just because......

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