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Torque 9.0 Vertride
TuttoMTB Italy 06/10
The keyword is speed! Riding this bike it's impossible to resist and to go slow, everything is served on a silver plate to throttle up and to enjoy this concentration of technology.
This rocket is extremely light even if it appears to be very rigid. The inner cables are just inside the rear triangle to avoid contact with the chain. The equipment comes from a boutique: full XTR transmission, the shifts work divinely and the cranks are super stiff; DT Swiss EX 1750 wheelset, Avid Elixir Cr brakes with 203 mm discs; Selle Italia Srl; Syntace carbon seatpost and Schwalbe Fat Albert / Nobby Nic tires. It is really fast thanks to the low weight even without using the Propedal, sitting or standing, the rear triangle doesn't wave avoiding the waste of precious watts. The exceptional set of hubs, flat spokes and the superb smoothness of the tyres guarantees great acceleration. The XTR gear works as smoothly as silk and is very precise. Also the brakes are excellent, powerful and very manageable. In conclusion, we used it everywhere and we never complained about carrying, pushing or riding it on any trail.
After testing it we can say that all that glitters truly is gold. One of the most successful bikes around. Nothing is missing: quality, performance all at a very competitive price.