Saturday, December 15, 2007

Kens Rune off to AMB

Ken from XXIV finished up the build and she's a real beut.

Now its off to AMB magazine in Australia for a major test and it looks like it will be tested in a head to head shoot out with the Santa Cruz Nomad and the Intense 6.6. That's definitely going against some of the heavy weights in the industry. We'll have to see how the review turns out but I'm very confident. Unfortunately the review won't be coming out until March.

I'll update on the weight but I know Ken didn't go with tubeless and the rubber is wire bead. With the Funn DH cranks on there initially, and a few other things that are more suited to Freeride and DH, the Rune was coming in at what he said was 16.1 kg or 35.4 lbs. With the changes he made I expect it to be 32 -33 something and its been built right now for descents. I figure a normal range for this bike in an All Mountain set up will hover around the 30-32 mark.