Hi, so I’ve owned my SAM2 6.9 for just over a week now, and I’m really enjoying getting to know it. Given I bought it without a test ride I was going by Rob’s review, and given the price tag this meant I was suddenly nervous when it turned about if I’d like it.I’ve got one on order from Rutland Cycles. Estimating 08 January arrival, but I’ll be happy as long as it’s before mid March.
Coming from a 27.5 eMTB, at first the bigger wheels and high stance was awkward at low speed, but get it going fast and it really changes to a very stable sweet handling bike.
Bike colour looks even better than in the photos, and doesn’t show water spots after a wash, or a light dust after a ride. Love the burley orange Fox 38 on the front, and no complaints about the coil.
There is one design grumble I’ve got, and it’s the routing of the rear cables out the back of the bottom bracket right by the rear tyre, when mud builds up there any stones could cause tears to the cables.
Really looking forward to a Chicksands shakedown session on Friday, and then taking it to BPW when Wales opens up.