The Good: Looks sleek and fast, 27.5 better than 26, over all performer for a great price.
The Bad: Heavy for the travelOverall Review: My first new mtb in over seven years. I wasn't sure of the looks from pics online, but in the flesh the fluoro lettering is fine, and overall the bike looks the schiz. Many bikes have that almost S shaped curve in the downtube, the straighter downtube on the Fluid gives it a leaner look than others like a trance or a specialized etc. I organized with the bike shop to swap the wheels to an XT set, and upgrade the front rotor to a 180. I needed an XL size and weigh about 83kg, so prefer the larger front rotor for when I ride longer descents. I am comparing the ride to my old Trance, and from the get go I appreciated the larger Read More »