I've had the pleasure of working with Devin Lenz for about 5 years, continually pushing the boundaries of 29" bike design as well as the way these bikes are ridden and, perhaps as important, the way they are perceived.
It has been a long, slow road requiring constant haranguing of other manufacturers to make the products (like rims, forks, and tires) appropriate to a 6" travel 29" bike. And both of us have spent oodles more $$$ than prudent to make it all come together.
So what? you must be asking. Or maybe you're saying, "WTF is a 29" bike?".
To both questions the answer is the same. Countless hours of passion have been poured into what was, a year ago, a revolutionary bike.
A year later it is an evolving project, always able to be improved, but needing to be ridden bunches and bunches for the improvements to make themselves obvious.
Which brings us back to *this* post. Devin took a rare day off and we met in Winter Park. And we rode.
Devin's out front, I'm chasing with the helmet cam. If you can see my front wheel/tire, it *ain't* on the ground...