Grav­ity Rules

Bicycling (South Africa) - - Fetish - – Matt Phillips

is 66.6° in the low set­ting (nice touch, Evil) or 66° in ex­tra low. The re­sult is a supremely bal­anced 29er that’s planted rather than play­ful. The sup­ple sus­pen­sion ac­cen­tu­ates this sen­sa­tion, and gives the rider con­fi­dence to push harder and wring more speed out of the trail. It’s no slouch go­ing up­hill, ei­ther. The Of­fer­ing ped­als ef­fi­ciently and has bet­ter than av­er­age rear­wheel trac­tion, a cen­tred rid­ing po­si­tion, and crisp steer­ing. Frame weight is the same as the Fol­low­ing – and in fact, be­cause of the newer ge­om­e­try, the Of­fer­ing climbs bet­ter than the Fol­low­ing over­all. The Fol­low­ing is known for its snappy play­ful­ness, the Wreckoning for its down­hill prow­ess. The Of­fer­ing splits the dif­fer­ence, and of­fers notes of both. It’s an ex­cel­lent do-it-all trail bike.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.