Hey guys, Dustin Gilding here, just wanted to throw out a little feature on my new Deity Cryptkeeper hardtail that Eric and Sadie kindly sent out a couple months ago.
Due to a collarbone break suffered back at the Claymore Challenge in June, which you can see below, I actually never got the chance to even ride the bike till yesterday, so I was both eager and nervous to hop aboard the Cryptkeeper and see how far i could push myself on the rebound from injury with a full day of riding ahead. http://www.dh-productions.com/Dustin-1stRun.mov
My first impressions of the Cryptkeeper are nothing but spectacular, a 69.5 degree head angle, 22.25" top tube, 15.25" chainstays and a 25mm BB drop make for a frame that is confidence inspiring, extremely easy to manual, and begs to go big and fast on the jumps.
I was mildly nervous about jumping on a hardtail after not riding one for over a year, but the Cryptkeeper's geometry is very inviting, and i had no problems adjusting to riding it and the jumps.
The Cryptkeeper handles the low speed rollers and tight lines with ease as well.
This is a frame that begs to be whipped around, and it seems the more relaxed you ride it the better it feels.
An all day sesh with a new bike on some freshly buffed jumps, it doesn't get much better than that...
HUGE thanks going out to Eric and Sadie at Deity Components for their continued support, look for a more detailed feature soon.
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