Monday, 1 February 2010
stumpy replacement mk II
Behold the brand-spankers langles-mobile. For most of you who are trapped in road-bike world the following probably means nothing, but for the record it's an "09 Anthem x ltd", last years top of the line giant XC model; Aluminium frame with Fox RP23 rear shock and Rockshox SID forks, XTR everywhere, plus carbon bars, post and even seat rails! 10.6 kg sans pedals....a big step up (down actually) from the stump (Approx 12.7 sans pedals). Cost more than my car, so no excuses now. Of the 3 things I vowed to change for the next 24solo (lighter bike, dont crash, and learn to corner), this is the first and perhaps easiest item accounted for. Can't wait to ride it but will have to patiently await the passage of a conference, followed by another weeks climbing at the annual Araps pilgrimage - which i'm hungry for as my form on the rock (well, the gym at least) is quite good at the momemt. Patience...grasshopper!