I’m not much for the group-think that can plague mountain biking: You have to ride a 29er; you have to be on Strava. And of course, you absolutely must ride a RockFoxocchi. But I found an alternative to the usual suspects of mountain bike suspension.
I’ve discovered a new brand of mountain bike happiness. Something about my latest bike – its Gates Carbon Belt Drive, X-Fusion Slide 29 fork and overall feel – makes me giddy on every ride so far.