When I first started watching bike movies in the early ’90’s, they were truly awful yet somewhat addictive…
I’ve been really enjoying the Norco Shinobi lately, as it feels far more like the sort of bike I’d use to shuttle steep and technical trails- not a million miles off my Ragley. So at the weekend I headed out to a local spot to hit a trail I worked on over the summer, specifically with my Ragley in mind. It’s steep, a lot of it off camber and you need a lot of Trials style stoppie turns to get round some of the steeper drop away turns. If ridden right, it’s got great flow, but I imagine it would be quite off putting for some to ride.
Jake here. Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been doing a bit of filming about what I get up to as an MBUK tester.
At the end of last week we went product testing with the suspension technicians from SRAM.
Yep, that’s right. I’ve gone and done it. I’m now part of the wagon wheel, circus stunting, heavy cyclocross monstercross and not-a-proper-mountain-bike crowd. Or at least that’s what they say.
But what do they know?
The bike I’m out and about on the most is one of the very best things I’ve ever ridden- and has had a few changes lately…
2011 looks set to be a great year when it comes to testing in MBUK.
The World Champ’s Specialized Demo 8 under the microscope.