Well, a massive thank you to Sanjai at Chevin Cycles, for the loan of the Pro Caliber 9.6.
particularly amazing as I am, so new to the sales team, self confessed pretty ropy on a mountain bike, and the reason for the loan was because i’d just had mine pinched from Leeds Beckett Uni bike Cadges…
And Sanjai was at Chevin Cycles Otley store, to hand over the Pro Caliber hard tail at 7.30am, so I could ride to Uni (off road )taking in the Chevin park and golden acre park, on route.
The Pro caliber bike seemed to iron out all my imperfections, I got up slippy hills that I would normally skid, and loose balance on, down gnarly descents that I would normally bolt at. This is thanks to the Iso Speed decoupler.
I really loved the iso technology as promised the IsoSpeed decoupler takes the hard edge off trails and makes it possible to go faster for longer.
Still enjoying picking a cleaner line than I would on a full suspension bike, But the Iso speed decoupler did take the edge off, especially on small bumps. Bigger bumps quickly reminded me I was still enjoying a hardtail.
RockShox Reba RL, Solo Air, Motion Control damper, remote lockout, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel suits the Procaliber well.
It’s firm, stable, and it suits the aggressive attitude that this bike requires you to have in order to go fast, where you skip and glide your way over the rough stuff, rather than plowing on through it.
And the smart wheel gave me the reassured speed I normally enjoy on the tarmac.
The combination of Boost hub spacing, DT Swiss XMC1200 Carbon wheels come standard with Bontrager XR1 Expert, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 29×2.20″ (15.5: 27.5×2.20”)
Thank you again Sanjai for the loan of the bike; It helped me achieve the