It's not my b-day yet, but since the car was sold I convinced Holly that I should get my present a good 30 days early.
I took it for a quick 2hr spin today. 10miles of paved trail was a good way to get the seat positioning locked in. Then I hit the dirty connector to the hillside trails. Did a few short laps for 7miles. The bike fits perfectly (thanks Sterling), and handles like a dream. I instantly felt comfortable on it and was bombing all of the fast sections. I even cleaned all of Rollercoaster (including the creeks & switchbacks).
The only problem (which I expected) was the higher bottom bracket. It puts me closer to some of the trees on the corners. A few times I thought that I was going to hit a tree with my shoulder. I remembered the same issue when I test drove other 29ers. However, by the end of the ride, I was already getting used to the difference.
I can't wait to race it to see how it rides when I'm at the limit.
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