3 runs of Keystone following some awesome riders and Adam Craig, the US Short Track National champ. Adam rips so hard downhill its wild, he is the Giant racer with a big volume Fox Shock, and a single chainring racing World Cups remember? Hmmm. Top guy, soooo fast. I can't wait to see him at the Worlds in Canberra shred the berm track to bits.
The new 2010 Faith I rode today is unreal, it's so light and stiff and a brilliant handling bike for this place where the terrain is so steep, rough and littered with wall rides, long step-ups and doubles. Love it.
We also had a peek at the new Reign X, Trance X Advanced (oh yes it's back!!), the new Glory and Anthem X Advanced..
Where do i begin? Giant have gone so hard in dropping the weight out of the frames, they have succeeded in making some of the lightest, stiffest and most active suspension bikes we will see next season. Good form.
Tomorrow i ride the Trance X SL0 (11.1kg, Fox TALAS, SRAM XX, 5" carbon trail bike) to some serious altitude, even Adam Craig got a headache from this climb we will do. Oh crap.
And then after the XC doom climb ride, the 2010 Glory. The bike that Jared Rando has been prototyping. How do you lose 1500g from the frame? A 17.19 kg bike out of the box!
Vholdr footage is on the way.