Some of you complained that I was riding too slow in the intro video of this BOTM
. Yes that's right, and there are 3 reasons for it:
1. The video was in slow motion.
2. I am an old guy not getting faster (and the slow motion makes it even worse).
3. The Shimano XTR and the Cannondale Ocho fork are non ridable prototypes. If you look closely in the video you can see that the fork legs do not move a bit. The needle bearings do not help - the play in my joints gives more travel than the fork.
I should have added a 4th one. The good thing is I do not have to go fast. I like to go for long rides where I race but only against myself...
As mentioned, we tried to build that bike for Eurobike which getting new stuff before the show is always not easy even more if it is a product that is not sold aftermarket such as the Lefty Ocho fork. Same for the Shimano XTR: I should have gotten rideable product before the show but until today I only got a shifter out of regular production. So at the end you take what you get and you build a bike that should give people inspiration.
Of course I can not tell you much right now about the new Shimano XTR or the performance of the Ocho fork but as soon as I get rideable stuff I will rebuild the bike (as I had to ship photo samples back- so even worse I have to build that bike twice) and let you know. But this would pretty much be the way I would build a ONE + for myself. I have always been a Lefty fan and still think its the best fork out there. I like light stuff but at the same time reliable parts and that's what Ceetec is about. Weight is one thing but safety and performance is more important. So yes, you could build this bike lighter we have had some below 7kg but at the end performance is more important to me.
Here comes the gallery of that bike.