Rotwild. Literal Translation: Red Deer. My Translation: ZOOM ZOOM!
Mr. Kerkove wasn’t the only great thing about coming back to Boulder last night. Last week, Dave Wiens was in the Denver area. He had an extra Rotwild laying around his house, and I was very lucky to get it! Jeff got it all set up and ready to go for me during the week, and I took it out for a magic carpet ride today. Sub freezing temperatures and snow were not enough to stop me. Fortunately, there wasn’t much snow and the ground was barely damp.
and then the snow began to fall….
You must be wondering what my impressions are of my new rad machine. So far, it’s awesome. The first thing I noticed immediately was that the front end of the bike is a lot stiffer than my Cannondale. It rides really smooth, almost like a hardtail, and the geometry is a bit different than other bikes I have had. For example, I usually take a medium, but this bike is a small. I can’t wait to spend more time on this amazing machine.. I loved it! It also has the Continental Speed King tires which I was VERY impressed with. I pushed it as fast as I could with the given conditions on the DH, and the bike stuck to the trail like krazy glue! They seem to have a lot more volume than other tires I have used, and have no problem mowing anything down. The more I ride it, the more I will be able to tell you about the Rotwild. And yes, it has stem mojo.
…. and sadly, it’s that time. My Cannondale Team Scalpel is now for sale (unofficially at the moment, but soon to be listed on the internet)… anyone interested? Leave me a comment. 🙂