Wednesday, March 19, 2008

breslin's not the only one...

...to have an unreasonable desire to own a light long travel bike. he may have me beat, though. i'm shooting for 24lbs with mine. the latest addition to the steed is the 2009 SID. it's not as smooth as the talas, but it also won't anchor your boat like the talas, either. i'm hoping for some breaking in. this is more carbon fiber than i have ever owned in my life. be calm, my faithful friends...i never use the lightest stuff. this xxx bar is still thick and heavy compared to other brands. no worry about damaging them with the stem or other accessories.
and it's even dirty. i've been riding it around, albeit on solid ground. this thing is begging for some single track. rain, rain, go away, come again some other year.

she's a looker. and fits likes a glove, too.


6 comments:

Davey B said...

i'm a little weary asking any more straightforward questions, but!

did you weight it? i took my F100 RLC off today and it was 3.5 lbs even... My SID will be here friday... but I can't wait.

TK said...

watch those questions, son! :)

i weighed it before the fork and it was 24 3/4. the talas is straight up 4 pounds! so if the sid is even close to it's stated weight, i'll be in there.

Anonymous said...

how does that ocam ride with only 100mm fork when it supposed to be used with a 120mm.

also get some damn better wheels.

ep

TK said...

as long as the bb stays above 12.5 inches, it's allllll gooood. exactly the same geometry as a cdale rush, down to the mm.

any idea where i might get some good wheels? i mean, gosh, my 8 year old crossmax wheels on the homegrown are just fine, but c'mon! they've only lasted 8 crummy years!!

...i could, however, be convinced to ride those amazing xtr wheels if, you know, someone "helped me" get a pair......

Davey B said...

xtr wheels? he was talking about buying a pair of $$$$ Reynolds carbon tubulars on dt swiss ceramic hubs. I think whlse was like $1500...

he only puts the xtr wheels on his bike for "show"

TK said...

aw, hail nawww!