My New 29er!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2005 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The X-Cal is here. I rode it this afternoon and was very impressed. The ride felt smooth, fast and very efficient. Some of the things I noticed right away were: How FAST these big wheels corner. I flew off the trail on the first descent ( I kept the rubber side down). As I got used to the handling I loved how they just roll through corners. It seemed much easier to get back up to speed coming out of the turn. Climbs seemed very smooth. I could crank out of the saddle and the bike responded very well. This is probably due to the hardtail factor, but I think the big wheels helped keep the momentum going.

I am very excited about this bike. I am going to spend some quality time with it tomorrow up in the Wasatch Back. I will post more impressions and details then. For now, enjoy some pics.

2006 Gary Fisher X-Cal
It is more red than I thought, but I like it.

Reba SL in white looks sweet

Harry helping with a coat of Bike Lust

Specs highlights:

Frame 17.5 inch ZR9000 Aluminum
Shimano XT crank, rear derailleur, dual control shifters
Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
DT swiss 240 hubs
DT swiss rims
Bontrager XXX carbon handlebar

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