You’ve just hit the “nail on the head!”No fox, no RockShox, no 12v, no carbon frame, no Maxxis, no Schawalbe, no Shimano Bosch or Brose ... we are cheated! Only thing keeps me suspicious is the integrated battery there ...
Don’t worry they will. Suntour has been slowly growing their product line over the years. There’s nothing unusual about Suntour or any other brand for that matter to have budget models and high end models. There’s no conspiracy if Rockshox specs the top of the line LYRIC on sponsored race bikes, but then spec a JUDY on an entry level bike.Copy. It just seems like they would capitalize on their investments; factory riders and the development they bring.
I was just as surprised as everyone else when I saw that he was using SUNTOUR front and rear... I didn't even know that the brand makes rear air-shocks. But my lowly Trance E+3Pro came with a Suntour Aion fork (which Giant dropped on their 2020 model btw). I'm a kiwi so I love a good underdog story.Its because SR Suntour are Nico Quere's personal sponsor, so he rides their suspension on his bike.
Not sure about his weight. Muscle density and appearance are two different things.Now that's a loaded question.
What do you all think he weighs... 145 lbs? He looks tiny next to that Reign.
Nico says also that he increased the front suspension to increase rake! The Reigns are fairly raked out already.Not sure about his weight. Muscle density and appearance are two different things.
But once again, this championship series outcome busts yet another myth about eMTBikes. Giant Trance E+ (and one has to assume the longer-travel Reign E+ as well) have the reputation of being one of the heavier bikes in the market. They have been dismissed on this account in favour of other 'lighter' bikes.
Heavy = Bad
Light = Good
It would seem, weight is not as critical on eBikes as what we've made it out to be.
I'm not saying that a heavier bike will win every e-Enduro race from here on in. Not at all... I'm just saying that weight on it's own doesn't define a good eBike from a bad one. It's a reasonable conclusion.
Not sure if that's rider preference or a track specific set-up. If the track is predominantly downhill or uphill, those conditions can affect set-up choices. But it could just be a personal choice to suit physiology structure or riding style.Nico says also that he increased the front suspension to increase rake! The Reigns are fairly raked out already.