Have a nice friend with a nice bike you borrowed to me. A tuned Rocky Mountain Vertex 950RSL. And after rain comes sunshine so after the rain ended and my working day ended I went out to test it. Rode up at Krohnegården for 3 laps and really felt the difference. It rolls much better, as the danish also know today, and it felt pretty fast to. Just to push and hold on to the handlebar. Thought it should feel slower and bigger but maybe Rocky Mountain fixed the geometry in a good way because the rear felt like normal. The front was maybe a bit high for me but came around corners I had problems with my 26″ Scalpel, felt strange. But the middle corners I felt the difference, it was more to move, both in weight, size and head angle.
The funniest was that it was fun to play around with in the deep tracks up Krohnegården. A lot of rain made it slippery and muddy grass. Slippery as other bikes with Schwalbe Racing Ralph but felt I still had the control with the low head tube and wide (700mm Truvativ Noir T30) handlebar. Some tracks looked like this:
And tried my new helmet today so all black and yellow with Assos and Mavic 🙂
Great training even if it was a bit to wet for my taste. Think I only ridden at Krohnegården in dry conditions one or two times.
Back home a couple of photos on the bike for you, single chainring as usual (Rotor Q-Ring 33t)
Great Tune wheels with John’s classy violett hubs, nipples and QR. A colour that is really deep and lovely in real.
Stats and map from today: Movescount