Originally Posted by Jacob_Wisdom
If you're familiar with mountain bikes you probably will not be surprised by the feel. After adjusting it to suit my height (6'1") and angle preference I was very comfortable (this might be that I've grown up on mountain bikes pretty much exclusively).
The geometry will be the same from the Paratrooper to the X50 (all use the same frame
), but the components are certainly different. Canibul is correct, in that the X50 is built with cheaper components (some of which may be found on Walmart bikes).
Oh alright, I got ya. When I was looking into them, I saw a thread online somewhere about how this guy changed all the components for better/lighter ones and the bike lost
like 15 lbs. And rode
I think on a boat
you could probably get away with two or maybe even one primary gear
up front, and lighter cranks.. Lighter and better handlebar, stem, and seat post would definitely she'd weight and possibly help ergonomics if needed. Not to mention controls, they probably aren't shipped with the best stuff. So I can understand where the 15lbs can come from.
Just costs more...
- Ronnie...on the geaux