Last ride on my Scalpel

for this year/season. Sold my wheels and will send them on monday. So today in the sunny lovely Bergen I took my mtb for a ride and was joined by Leif Arne on his Scalpel 29er. A little heavier than mine but faster.

Up Fløyen and then we started with my favourite singletrack in wrong way so uphill. Nice one but think it’s better downhill. Almost managed the hole anyway, dried out a bit since last time. Then up to Brushytten and deciding where to got. Rode up to Rundemann as Leif Arne never been there first and when we got some views at 500m it was perfect. sun was shining, we saw green islands, water and then the ocean just open all the way out to Shetland Island. A big bridge but couldn’t almost see the city of Bergen with over 250000 inhabitants that we left the city from 40min earlier. So nice.

Up all the way and then down on the other side. With the nice singletrack downhill I’ve rode in the spring or if it was last year. Nice in the beginning then the singletrack was in a stream so got a bit wet, then down on a fast section before going into a technical track again. Think we rode wrong some part there as we got into a downhilltrack and then didn’t come out as I remember. Anyone it was pretty nice and good technical training. Then down on the big path and later asphalt down to Bergen city again.

Bergen mtb is pretty much climbing of technical singletracks, hard to find the middle way that I’m used to with pretty flat courses and not extremely technical so rideable in all weathers.

Last picture of my bike looking as it done the latest of this season:

 

New wheels for next year, new damper with propedal or something like that, new handlebar (just borrowed the one I have now) and maybe a new stem. Can really recommend single chainring too, using a 36 and it works everywhere, a bit hard uphill but less to think about and with a 11-36 cassette it would be even better. I have bent and had problems with light chainrings from Experimental Prototype before but this is working perfect. :D

Map and Graph of the day: TrainingPeaks Rundemann

(send me a e-mail if you want to buy a 165mm DT XR Carbon rear damper, lightest rear damper what I know)

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