Popular Culture No Longer Applies To Me
Last night's storms and some crap weather today had me on the trainer tonight for an hour. This time of year I have even less of a training structure than normal. As I've mentioned before I just like to maintain my weight right now and burn off some beer calories.
So I rode for an hour, doing a couple 10 minute LT intervals, getting a sweat on and listening to some Art Brut.
Saw Guitar Ted, respected 29" wheel loving blogger has named the Mamasita "Best in Show" from this year's Interbike. Right on G-Ted!
I may or may not end up on a Mamasita (the bike), but I think G-TED hit the nail on the head with his break down of the Hot Mama. Here it is...
"The Salsa "Mamasita" Scandium/ carbon frame. It got my "Best of Show" designation for the 29"er category at Interbike. Here's why: First off, it's a great looking bike! Salsa has some really good graphic design on all of their bikes and the Mamsita was no exception. Secondly, this is a very smartly designed hardtail utilizing some high zoot materials in a very logical way. Take for instance the carbon seat stays. Sure, there were other carbon rear ended 29"ers at the show, but you could tell that the Mamasita had a purpose for using the material other than the bling factor. I'm not saying the others didn't have a purpose for using carbon fiber, it's just that it wasn't obvious that it had a purpose. The Mamasita's purpose for it was readily evident. Vertical compliance and strength. There's more, the Scandium down tube that was clearanced for suspension fork control knobs, (Reba) and integrated cable stops in the left seat stay for brake lines. This design was well thought out. Plus, it wasn't some goofy "I can be single speed-I can be geared" hardtail. It's purpose is clear. Geared racing XC machine. Period. I like that! Commitment........it's a word too oft not applicable to 29"er designs these days."
Word to the Ted. Now I swear that's the last I'll speak of the Mamasita for at least 24 hours :)
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