Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Cannondale is Done
Finished working on the Cannondale tonight. I think... maybe, maybe one more adjustment and that will be a shorter handlebar stem. The current stock stem is 100mm and I might actually need a 90mm. Right now it sort of feels like I am too far forward but I will know for certain after a few rides. I think I have the bike pretty dialed in fit wise so it might just be as small difference in frame geometry between the Cannondale and the Trek that I am feeling.
The bike comes in right at 23 pounds even. I was shooting for 22 and change I think this is about it. It feels super light and I have to say that just from riding it around the bit that I was this evening that I really enjoy the responsiveness of the hardtail frame. I know it is not the best for all terrains and types of riding but when I get out of the saddle and start torquing on the bike it gets up and goes!
I will take on it's first solid outing on Sunday when I am on my recovery ride after the Cheyenne Mountain 50K which is on Saturday.
I am really looking forward to the 50K in two days. Today was my last run for the week, a short and easy three miler. Tomorrow I will rest, help with the packet pickup at CRC and then race Saturday. The weather should be perfect and I guess the trails will be clear by then. It's going to be fun.