It was Happening at Huntington

Connecticut’s 2011 Mountain Bike Adventure Series Ride was held last Sunday at Collis P Huntington State Park in Redding, CT and two members of NEMBA Racing who reside in CT were present, Art Roti and myself.

Al Tinti (l) Art Roti (r)

This year’s Happening at Huntington was a resounding success!  There was not just one demo truck, but two!  We originally planned on having Trek but a last minute addition by PK to the event brought Shimano who was show casing their equipment on a plethora of different bikes including 29ers and 26ers, full suspension, hard tails, and even a geared rigid bike.

Rolling the Lynskey in the Big Burn

Needless to say, I spent most of the Happening riding demos and relearning what it means to ride with gears.  The first demo I rode was the Lynskey Ti Pro29 with a Shimano 3×10 drive train and hydros.  10 gears was more than plenty to get me up and down everything Huntington has to offer and except for a shifting mistake on the return climb to the picnic area I never shifted out of the middle ring.  Titanium never disappoints, it’s got the smoothness of steel and the structural integrity of Aluminum.

Photo Credit: Dave Francefort

The other bike I rode was the Carbon Fiber Gary Fisher Superfly.  This was my first time on Carbon Fiber and it was super light and very fast.  Not sure if I can take care of a carbon fiber bike the way I treat bikes, however, with a lifetime warranty it becomes a game changer.

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It was Happening at Huntington — 2 Comments

  1. Oh the dilema, carbon or ti. We all know what happens to carbon when crashed, read prior post from May. If money were no object. The Moots ti 29er would be my weapon of choice. Light, durable, and fast. There’s something about this Superfly though. Fast bike for sure, super stiff bottom bracket, stand and hammer.