I first rode a 29'r earlier this year. A friend had a Superfly so I gave it a try. Other than a perfect fit, nothing much else impressed me. At the end of the ride, my back was killing me and my thighs were tired from all the standing.
Fast forward to October, the end of my season. After talking to my Coach and telling her how I felt quite weak with my top end power, she asked if I had ever thought about SS'ing. Well, yeah, I said, but dismissed it because I thought it would cause my knees to blow out and kill my back. Coach said it would help my top end and improve my fire road climbing. So...
The next day I called Bruce and within a couple weeks placed an order!
Well, here she is ... 20.2 pounds and dying to be ridden.
A set of Specialized Captain's mounted to Stan's Race Wheels will make for a stable and speedy acceleration.
Specialized Toupe saddle is lightweight yet comfortable. Rebecca Rusch got me hooked on this model and I have never looked back.
"What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger" and "Pain is just weakness leaving the body" are thoughts that I have put on replay the past week as I get ready for my and her virgin ride. It will be interesting to see what name comes to mind as I ride her this Saturday.