Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Breaking out the new Hotness

We are just back from the 2010 Taipei Bike Show where we unveiled our new FPP Full Suspension called Zobop: Secret Society. Joe Murray worked long and hard designing this frame to be our new flagship. My reaction of the first ride: bitchin! I went for a ride in Sedona with a couple pals from BTI the other day and we all agreed the bike climbs great and eats up the twisty singletrack like it knew the trail better than we did! I have only ridden 29'ers for the last 8 years so it was an adjustment for me to ride this 26"er with a much slacker head angle (67 degrees) than I have ever ridden. But after just a few minutes it felt totally normal. Descending and riding off drops and jumps became second nature. I have to say that 5.5" bikes seem like the best all around trail bike when they climb and handle this well!

Here is a pic of our first production sample. There are still a few tweaks to be made but we expect these to be available through our distributors by September this year. ~jb

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Racing Ralph

Update 4/5/2010: These tires stretched so much that the rear will no longer pass through the seatstay brace. Look for an update to Canzo 29 in 2011 to fix this! ~jb

Just mounted some Schwalbe Racing Ralph 29x2.4" tires on my Canzo 29
and they fit! Though I'm sure the small rocks will get caught in
there at times. Good to know they will roll and we will put -more tire
clearance on the list of updates for the 2012 model! ~ jb

Update: The Ralph's stretched and would no longer roll past the seat stay bridge. This tire will not work on the back of a Canzo 29!!