I've ridden the Edison and the Ironwood on the Shore now a couple of times. The geometry adjustment is such a great idea and it works really well. I love the Edison because it really pedals up like a XC bike and it feels like a light freerider on the way down. It's amazing how much of a difference the change in geometry makes. I put up my experience with both bikes on www.gearsurfer.com. For me, the Edison seems to be the ideal Shore bike if you're not into shuttling or you can't shuttle. For the Shore I would ride it with a setup similar to the Ironwood: double chain ring and bash guard, wider handle bars and bigger tires. It would still be very easy to pedal it up but it would handle the tough trails with a little bit more confidence and traction. I can't wait to take it out on some longer rides in Squamish and Whistler.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Posted by MG