Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Wheels!

Usually I spend my weekend riding dirtbikes but yesterday I picked up a new set of wheels, something not motorised and to have some fun on while it’s too wet to ride the Husky.

It’s a 2009 Eastern Night Train, it’s a street/Park/dirt jumping orientated bike with an ultra short frame geometry and feather light weight. It’s single speed so essentially it’s like a big wheeled BMX bike with a bit more functionality.

The specs sheet is quite impressive, Rock Shox Argyle’s, Avid Hydraulics and Eastern’s bulletproof 3 piece crank set up make for a sweet ride, I haven’t ridden a bicycle in a few years but after a quick squirt around the shop it all came back to me pretty quick and I was bunnyhopping and manualing on the rear wheel like I was a kid again.

As always, I can’t buy something and just leave it alone and the bike is no exception, I’m already browsing around for lighter tyres/tubes, removing the front brake and replacing the narrow bar setup with some downhill bars with a lot more rise to help bridge the gap between dirtbike and bicycle. Then in due time strip and paint the whole thing matt black and new trick rims.

Should be a bit of fun, or a broken bone or two waiting to happen.

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