Rode a Freeride Bike

Been riding in the mountains lately


Apparently never used my T-Rex-style, cyclist-adapted arms for anything but steering and steadying myself on the bike, cause they hurt after 3 days of lift riding during Scott Week. What would Richard from Pinkbike say, I wonder? Something like…

Roadies that mountain bike just lean on the bike, like they're a bar, with their arms bent.

I finished my runs on the 2015 version of this Voltage… and the Swiss engineer that designed it, asked how it went. I tried to sound like I had some authoritative knowledge with, ‘A bit tight.’ Then he told me in extensive detail how the suspension coil was too large for me and I should try a medium next.

“Allright,” I replied and took a big pull from hydration pack bite valve, thinking of how I’d review a freeride bike.

“I just rode a freeride bike,” is all I got so far.

It was super fun with my arms up and out in the attack position on the singletrack.

For more coverage of Scott’s 15 line, see the gallery on G+, a storied version of a ride on their Genius LT, and posts on our blog. Issue 15 of our magazine drops next month with a ride report from Patrick Brady too.