Can't Get Out of My Own Way
Stayed home from work today. Pretty much stayed in bed all day. It was 60 and sunny and I spent the day under the covers freezing my ass off in a feverish haze. Frig! I did take a few phone calls from Pro Bikes with some brake issues my Big Mama build is having. Nothing serious, but a pain. Looks like I might bump my rotor size up to 185 on the Big Mama.
Speaking of the Big Mama.... As you know I'm selling my Mamasita. Why is it that an eBay member felt the need to post a "question" to tell me he rode the Big Mama during a test ride and didn't like it- he used THIS phrase: "It can't get out of it's own way on climbs. Better stick to the hard tail." My response?
Thanks for you input. I must say you are the first person I know who has not been impressed with it on some level. Everyone expects different things out of their bikes. Sorry that the BM did not live up to your standards. Salsa in no way bills this bike as a light XC bike and I'm also not sure what "can't get out of it's own way on climbs" really means. I would ask that in the future you use this forum to ask questions about the item for sale. Thanks and good luck.
Hell, I in no way live in a wold were everyone likes every bike. I myself lust a TON of different bike. The Big Mama is a lot of bike and in my world is marked for long days in the saddle where comfort is my first priority. I'll have the Dos Niner for a light weight race bike. I love that folks can express opinions, but not sure why the dude chose eBay as a forum to express his opinion? What about MTBR.com, the Amigos Blog, or right here? Strange.
Oh well, the misery of the flu bug I have prevents me from caring too much. That and the fact I'll be riding a couple of kiler bikes this year. I just have to remember to get out of my own way on climbs. ;)
Sorry if I'm coming off like a dick tonight, the flu sort of does that to me. Frig.