I looked at loads of bikes before buying this one, in the end it came down to what I could get now and at a reasonable price. Trek and Fisher seem be very quick with getting their new bikes out to the public this year. I won’t get a chance to properly ride it until tomorrow so I’ll just note a few things that don’t concern the ride today.
Pros: - I have the last 2010 19in Paragon in the country. - The Fisher site says the Paragon is £1500, that price sounds like it should be right but the Paragon is actually selling for £1400 at the moment. - Bontrager XDX tires are wider and higher volume than I would expect from a 2.1in. - The colour scheme looks really nice. - It will be interesting to see if the new Sram X.9 gears and Elixir 5 brakes can make any improvement on my last Sram/Avid experience.
Cons: - Some of the Bontrager bolts are soft and the wrong size. - The welds aren’t amazingly neat. - The front wheel isn’t dead straight. - No through axle fork.
Things I will change: - Ergon grips. - My own pedals, just in time because the CB Candy pedals were already disintegrating before the bike was lifted out of the box. - Wider bars, 640mm is way too narrow for me. - My own Charge Spoon saddle.
The pics show it exactly as it comes, including unnecessary reflectors, stickers and other paraphernalia.