Thursday, November 06, 2008

Supra beasto

We went out for a local night ride on tuesday - daveoptionalchops, anja and the alpine massive. Dry weather, slippery under tyre. Rocking and rooting, diving and bombing. Rode the odd bike (from now on known as El supra beasto) in anger. 4" tyres are pretty amazing things. The deformation over uneven ground due to the low pressure (i ran 14 psi) allows an increase in traction that is difficult to explain. You can quite literally charge into things and let the pneumatic suspension and huge foot print massage your way through.

I like it. The bike is fugly. Tis true. But its all about working out what i like and what i dont. At the moment, my lean is towards at least 1.5" off the bb height, and a longer top tube/more relaxed seat angle. Couple this with a lower standover, taller head tube and perhaps an adjustable seatpost...and im on the right path.


Dean said...

Glad you had fun on it. Try going lower; I started at around 11 and went down from there and it just gets better.

Anonymous said...

So glad you folk are wising up to the nice low bottom bracket "riding inside the bike" fenom. If that's what you're talking about. All that other tech talk when over my heid.