Another day with a very active cloud cover although it stayed dry. Started again around 11am for a nice little tour including Huldenberg, Overijse, Maleizen and down to the Genval lake. From there up again to Rosieres and then over Tombeek to Wavre. Here I stopped by in the O2 Bikers offices to have a chat with Olivier. We are going to place an order for a Moots YBB rear suspension rebuild kit - he also has an YBB and has been gathering some other orders. To lower transportation and customs costs we will combine the orders.
It was nice meeting him in person and having a chat about front suspension and other bike-related stuff. Considering front suspension, I was inclined to go for a DT Swiss XCR80 but it seems more sensible to wait for the new SID World Cup instead. The DT Swiss is not as stiff (it is light at 1360g) as the new SID and the workings also leave things to be desired. Furthermore, at 899 it is way too expensive compared to more performing forks from other branches. Its low weight seems to be its only benefit.
After our chat I rode home over Ottenburg, Pecrot and Nethen. If the weather stays like this - dry and cloudy so not too hot - you won't hear me complain.
Ride Stats : 62K and 615 heightmeters in 2h39mins
11-07-2008, 15:38 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf