One day our friend Amber came by with a metric ton of camera equipment, some sheets and a husband/helper to take pictures of a few of our bikes. I thought it might be a nice change from the typical blurry iPhone photos for which this site is infamous. Like El Guapo.
Speaking of El Guapo, we’ll start with the Guru CR.901, Guru’s top o’ the line triathlon bike. Dressed up with Chorus 11 and some HED aero wheels, it’s a beautiful bike that shifts extremely well and rides like a race car.
The Scale 930 is Scott’s “entry” carbon hard tail 29er. Things are very nice for 2013 — Schwalbe tires, SRAM 2×10 drivetrain and a Fox fork compliment proven frame geometry and carbon manufacturing techniques.
The Scale’s dual-suspension brother, the Spark 950. This guy has an XT/SLX drivetrain, a lightweight aluminum frame, a Fox fork and the innovative Twinloc lever that adjusts the fork and shock lockout simultaneously. Very clever. Very fun.
The Jamis Nemesis, an aluminum-framed 650B mountain bike. When a 29 is too much and a 26 is not quite enough. This is a cool bike: SRAM drivetrain, X-Fusion Velvet fork, good tires and sharp handling.
The Scott CR-1 Pro has a lot to offer. Very light and comfortable with good looks to boot. While an actual racing bike, the CR-1 was designed to take some of the “oh my goodness this bike is far too stiff” -ness out of the equation. Great geometry. Smooth ride.