Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Midweek ride; Surly Krampus and Surly ECR, local woods and trails, ECR first impressions...



Another big sky day in East Lothian...






How big?-this big!, pic by work colleague Iain...



29+ week continues...
Home from a busy day mowing at work and i took the Surly ECR out to try it on the local trails,
Friend Craig jumped at the chance to try Mikes Krampus and we headed around the local estate then a loop around Whitekirk Hill...
Waiting for Craig i put all three 29+ bikes together, Surly KramPug, Surly Krampus, and Surly ECR...


Some figures for fellow bike geeks...
Interesting things comparing the Krampus, and it`s home brew brother-the Krampus wheeled Pugsley,


More stand over clearance on the KramPug, despite the larger 29+ wheels raising the Pugsley BB by an inch..



Krampus BB height is 13 1/2 inches...


KramPug BB is lower at 13 inches...


KramPug chain stay lenght with Monkey Nuts fitted is 18 1/4 inches...


Krampus with no Monkey Nuts fitted is 17 1/4 inches...


Out on the trails and Craig was enjoying the Krampus...

And i the ECR!...
pic by Craig...


And the roll on rougher gravel...


Always someone with bigger rubber... :)









Taking a photo of taking a photo...



ECR rolls easy over this stuff...



Oak trees leaves are now out...



Dog cemetery...




1884...




Pic by Craig...




 Across to Whitekirk...





Two finger salute to Hawthorns now i`m rolling Ghetto tubeless!...



pic by Craig...


265 feet only but superb views...













29+ eats this sort of surface...



Light nearly gone...




Home for a cuppa tea and coffee...


This sign makes me smile... :)


And two riders impressed with two bikes...

ECR first impressions;
Lovely handling, i feel really sat in the bike riding on the drops of the Salsa Woodchipper bars,
The bike feels real eager to honk on, despite this being an off road 29+ tourer.
pic by Craig...



The 29+ concept i have used over 2 years now on the Pugsley so used to the roll, comfort and grip,
The ECR does all this and has a fit that already makes me want to just keep riding.


Looking forward to some long days out riding this bike soon...
pic by Craig


More soon...