hardtail or full suspension Oct 19, 2006 9:08:15 GMT 8
Post by nhan on Oct 19, 2006 9:08:15 GMT 8
I have used the NRS for a lot of climbing and long road trips (last one was on our PinoyMTBiker trip to Lake Caliraya). I've actually got myself a burlier Trance a year ago and also use it for climbing and long road trips (I think you were there when we did bugarin). The difference is just 3lbs and about 3km/hr average between the two. But both will bring me anywhere so long as I do my part.
The thing I've learned about riding an FS all these years ... wala sa pana, nasa indian!!! The NRS is my XC race bike at 26lbs while my Trance is my XC Trailbike at 29lbs. The FS is definitely 2-3lbs heavier than a HT but I am willing to strengthen myself to carry the extra weight for the comfort and euphoria it affords me during downhill runs. Honestly, I still cannot decide which bike I like more ... I ride both of them as much as I could. For fast and long road trips with sparse trails, I choose the NRS. For single track, downhill runs and explore trail rides, I bring the Trance (the rougher, the better for the Trance).
I'm still thinking of getting a HT but most probably a titanium or carbon one to give me some compliance. I still can't stand the "thud" of very stiff aluminum hardtails ... masakit sa likod at sa ...
you're right sir bobet, honestly i don't want to abuse my HT on heavy trails, because most of the simple trails we ride before becomes technical as time passes.
since my HT already weighs 30lb and no plan to upgrade it, i'll try to build my FS rig to weigh less than my HT or just like your NRS. If its ok sir, kindly PM me the specs of your NRS so that i can use it as reference to the parts that i'll acquire in the process. Big thanks for the assistance and providing your expertise on these matters...