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First ride of the Minxy.....

miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
edited October 2011 in MTB general
Finally got to take my new bike for a play (albeit not a very appropriate one - the New Forest in the p!ssing rain :? ) and i'm really REALLY pleased with it :D:D:D

It doesn't feel too different to the 5 in that it feels 'right' in fit etc, and I was really pleased with how it rode. I was expecting to be walking up all the climbs but apart from a few daft dabs and a stroll up one short sharp climb, I managed them all absolutely fine. Not exactly breaking any records for speed but completely fine. But on the descents (within the confines of the forest so not exactly alpine :wink:) it felt really stable and just barged through everything in it's path. The 5 does that to an extent, but it's more twitchy and fun and I can 'feel' more, whereas the Minxy didn't really 'feel' anything - it just ploughed through.

I am into cars and if the 5 is like my Boxster (fun and nippy but comfy) then this is blinking great big Landrover :lol:

Anyway, I know it's not to everyones taste but for what I got it for - the Megavalanche - I am absolutely delighted and can't wait to give it it's first proper run at Cwmcarn this weekend 8)
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away....

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  • Glad to hear !
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    awesomes!
    I wish my Mrs was extreme as you :wink: Good luck next year with the Mega. tell notax to stay upright this year!
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    awesomes!
    I wish my Mrs was extreme as you :wink: Good luck next year with the Mega. tell notax to stay upright this year!

    Yes, staying upright would be good!! I've told Notax that i'm riding it regardless of his injury status :lol:
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away....

    Riding a gorgeous ano orange Turner Burner!

    Sponsor the CC2CC at http://www.justgiving.com/cc2cc
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    :lol:
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
    Sadly no Cwmcarn this weekend - it's disappointing when life gets in the way of my MTBing :?

    Hopefully next weekend though - so if anyone sees a blond girl, looking like some kind of midget power-ranger, riding the Cwmcarn DH painfully slowly next Sunday, please give me a break (and lots of space :wink: )!!
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away....

    Riding a gorgeous ano orange Turner Burner!

    Sponsor the CC2CC at http://www.justgiving.com/cc2cc
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