7 August 2007 - 15:05Fluid Dynamics
Sunday marked the last big ride before setting out for my 110 mile charity ride this Saturday. I needed to see if the booty could handle a long day in the saddle. The ride took us around Mt Mansfield, Vermont’s tallest peak (4393 ft), a total distance of 65 miles, with 4300 ft of elevation gain, 2300 of it in the first 16 miles. The Primero handled it with aplomb.
Me? I’m still a little sore, but I attribute that with the ride, plus about 10 hours of installing wood floors in the house. Most of yesterday was spent on my hands and knees pounding nails into the floor.
Despite the rainy weather and hard manual labor, a bright ray of sunshine shone through the clouds in the form of this:
It’s the same damper assembly that has gotten me all giggly as the Fluid 135 that’s on my RIP, but in an All Mountain/XC friendly format with quick release lowers.
Out of the box, the fork weighs a respectable 3.97lbs, and has an axle to crown length of 510mm.
You can bet that a performance review will be coming shortly…