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JeepThing08 mikelevy's article
Dec 26, 2014 at 8:48
Dec 26, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Want Your Bike Biased?
So you ride a 8"ish DH rig and XC hardtail then?
JeepThing08 mikelevy's article
Dec 26, 2014 at 8:46
Dec 26, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Want Your Bike Biased?
Thinking about this just a little from my post earlier. I initially thought 50/50. But then realized that when I go out for a 50/50 (climb/descend) I'm on my 115mm Wuuu650. It caters to my climbing weakness and definitely helps me climb more quickly. I can certain rip the descents on it too BUT tend to keep the airs and/or really rough terrain in check. I would never take this bike to the park; thus the reason why I don't know that 50/50 even really fits the AM category. I've ridden my AdHoc in the park and although not at the level of my 216mm DH rig, it certainly can handle pretty much anything I throw it down. Having said this, I'd never consider taking my 216mm DH rig on a "climb" unless I was going simply for DH and there was no shuttle or chair which is why it would fit the 100% or 80/20 category and neither of these ratios would fit true AM . This IS WHERE the 160mm AM bike fits the "sweet Spot". I ride my 160mm Adhoc everywhere I ride my 115mm Wuuu and don't have to walk any sections I wouldn't have to walk my Wuuu. BUT on the down I don't feel held back and rip all but the bigger airs that I don't have mastered (keeping in mind I'm a mortal DH rider). The 160mm sweet spot covers it all and I'd say the AdHoc hits the 60/40 ratio pretty much right on the head. I think 60/40 is really the only ratio that fits AM and really where all AM bikes should be + or - a little. I think perhaps the debate for 6" travel should be more like 55/45 to 65/35 which would fit the climb or descend bias of the AM category better. I think the point is these bikes all climb and descend quite well, just some do one or the other just a bit better. I don't think any are truly 50/50 like some of the comments suggest.
JeepThing08 mikelevy's article
Dec 26, 2014 at 7:32
Dec 26, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Want Your Bike Biased?
I think you missed the point.
JeepThing08 mikelevy's article
Dec 26, 2014 at 7:26
Dec 26, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Want Your Bike Biased?
I've spent a season on the AdHoc and would take that challenge. It rips!!
JeepThing08 mikelevy's article
Dec 26, 2014 at 7:19
Dec 26, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Want Your Bike Biased?
the comparison is for true am bike that rips both XC and DH. 160 is the sweet spot.
JeepThing08 mikelevy's article
Dec 26, 2014 at 7:15
Dec 26, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Want Your Bike Biased?
I come from from a DH background so for my true AM bike I'd have to say I'd go for a slight bias to DH. I'd definately say climbing would be my weakness. Having said that, I've spent a full season on an AdHoc and have only good things to say about it's climbing ability. For a bike that rips down as well as it does I'd say it climbs like a goat. Unless I'm riding with an iron lung, racer type, I have no problem keeping up on the uphill. For me the AdHoc feels "just right".
JeepThing08 mikelevy's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 9:40
Jul 22, 2014
Xprezo Adhoc - Review
Have you ridden an Adhoc? no bobbing here...
JeepThing08 mikelevy's article
Jul 21, 2014 at 21:40
Jul 21, 2014
Xprezo Adhoc - Review
suspension design and steel make for a sweet ride!!
JeepThing08 mikelevy's article
Jul 21, 2014 at 21:38
Jul 21, 2014
Xprezo Adhoc - Review
I totally agree.
JeepThing08 mikelevy's article
Jul 21, 2014 at 12:13
Jul 21, 2014
Xprezo Adhoc - Review
Columbus Zona steel, Superior strength to weight ratio.
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