Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sean's First Ride On The Tomac Carbide

We got out to "break-in" Sean's new Tomac Carbide..and in a way my Tomac Type X brought home from Interbike (Thanks Joel!)...with just a couple of minor tweaks, it's all good! His Tomac Carbide is equipped with some sweet KENDA kicks. The rear is a 1.8 Dred Tread, the front is a 2.1 Blue Groove..perfect for the greasy leaves on the narrow midwestern singletrack. Xpedo furnished the pedals (rad), and the bars, seat, grips, seatpost and stem are all provided by SUNLINE. A mixture of XT and SLX drivetrain bits keep it inexpensive and effective, and the red SPINERGY WHEELS are sick. The HYDRAPAK STREAMLINE and DUAL-BOT rocked the tight and twisty trails, and with Amino Vital Endurance (Mandarin Orange, of course..thanks P.O.B.!) keeping us running, it was a fun afternoon on the trails. Sean was amazed at how sweet the Carbide's suspension soaked up the chop on the trails! A couple of small changes brought the Type X down to 21.5lbs with pedals, bottle cage, and computer..with NO XTR cassette or carbon post. Nice.


At 9:35 AM, Blogger Tookie said...

Sean if you ever move the water bottle cage up under the rear shock, you may need to turn the shock upsidedown, so the bottle doesn't hang up on the blue leaver on the bottom of the shock, with the water bottle under the shock becomes a tight area and that extra 1/2" of clearence makes the difference.

At 1:37 PM, Blogger Sharpie said...

He has a small frame, and I am not even sure with the RP23 that there is room to flip it over! a "side-loader" cage will work though!


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