I've determined you guys are in league with the Devil and/or Dick Cheney. There's simply no way a small outfit like yours can make stunningly great bikes. It's impossible. I mean fvck, you don't even have an engineering department or a marketing team...well, technically you do, its just that you only have one person departments. More importantly, I bet you don't have a legal department or host of lawyers on retainer, always on guard and looking out for "your best interest" (i.e. perceived copyright infringements). So clearly, dark sorcery is involved for you guys to have this kind of success - even the ever cynical RM is giving you e-handjobs over the MT.
So yeah, I've never, ever, been this stoked to ride a bike. It's riding qualities continue to amaze, as now I can gap/hop all sorts of sh!t now that was previously unpossible for me and my (severely) limited skillset. And it's just murderous at speed...you can ride it on slower, tightish stuff (which like spaulding stated, the bike does surprisingly well) but at man speeds, it makes almost all my fvcks fall to the wayside - leaving me with none give. It shows how much hard work you guys put into this design, as it just couldn't been easy to get right. Looking at Linkage graphs doesn't tell half the story imo, as it can't convey certain real world ride characteristics IMO. That, and I don't really understand what I'm looking at, altho it doesn't seem I'm alone in this, as I'm consistently surprised at what some name-brand bike companies throw out there as a great design.
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