The forecast was for several days of rain including the weekend. I missed out on a window of opportunity Friday while I worked just to have it start to rain as I was loading up my bike for a ride.
So when I woke up Saturday to dry skies I decided I better get outside and steal a ride on what was supposed to be a rain day.
Not sure why, but getting a ride in on a day that you assumed would be a write off is so amazingly sweet…=-)
Interestingly lines I couldn’t clean with my Nomad’s 6″+ of FS I could handle on the 29er, but at the same time other sections that the Nomad gobbled up without pause challenged me with so much less squish. That’s why you have XC bikes and All Mountain bikes!
Riding different bikes back to back on the same trails is so much fun and makes you appreciate the finer points of each design.
One place the IGH 29er hardtail definitely will win out is when things are wet and muddy the clean up and maintenance is soooooo much simpler.