Tuesday, July 03, 2012

 

Darrens Report on the Dunwich Dynamo 2012




Dullish Dynamo this year, anyone?? Oversubscribed, is it? Been there done that?

I’d done the 120 mile night ride through the heart of Suffolk to the beach twice before but dull it was not, no way, not this year. A mere couple of days away from full moon and clear conditions had us riding into a warm, star-filled night, a dreamy sou’ester persistently pushing us on the back. A jaw dropping sunrise, some well timed ales and the dynamo was dynamite.

And the new frameset? The ‘Wide Open’? Well, it’s all the clichés - all the superlatives. Strong like steel, smooth like butter, sick like fly. I’ve always felt it takes a couple of weeks or so to bed in a new bike, to feel like you can trust and know the limitations and strengths of a new frame, what it can do and what it can’t, how much you can really hunker down, open it up and take on the road. But thanks to a spot-on fit, natty, comfortable geometry and a solid build I didn’t have to wait. Monster. And pretty, too!

All good training for the next overnight ride at the end of the month, 'From the Smoke to the Door', Hyde Park to the Dorset coast, broom wagon and support courtesy of Tokyo Fixed. Get in touch if you're interested in joining in..

 - Darren aka Dazzler is one of London's most active and fastest couriers. He's riding a 2012 Wide Open with a carbon fork. 








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