Tuesday, May 25, 2010


What a weapon - I have moved off my Specialized Hard tail! After having gone through a torrid time over the last three days of the 2010 Cape Epic, I have proof that all the opinions about the need for duel suspension in marathon are absolutely warranted. Even more so for a Cape Epic which is becoming increasingly technical.

Having been convinced by the opinions of Thomas Frischknecht and others on the merits of the Scott Spark, the superb support of ProBike at the 2010 Cape Epic swung me into taking the plunge. The first shake down ride took place over the weekend. I rode the new bike on the Baakens valley trails with only mild burst of hammering. What a machine! It is absolutely everything I wanted. It is fantastically responsive and handles like a dream. Everything just seemed so effortless. It will still take a few days to shake the bike down and get it into race trim, so watch out for the first report of that.

The Scott is not going to be my ride to work and I will still commute, doing the CDC on my hard tails. I will save the Scott for what it does best - hard core mountain biking!

I need to say a big thank you to the ProBike guys who are the South African importers and Scott evangelists extraordinaireand my local bike shop - Wayne Pheiffer cycles.

Frame number: STM08D90M09120006S
Seatstay number: STM05510M10010018
Swingarm number: STM05C10009090191

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