2012 Spot Rocker Ti

23Jun12

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My friends over at Spot have been busy. If you are a single speed rider or racer, you can appreciate this amazing ride. What’s more is it is also easily converted to a geared bike with Spot’s revolutionary Kobe Slider dropouts.

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These dropouts I’ve tested over the years racing cross and mountain aboard various Spot frames. All I can say is they are absolutely dialed. They allow you to dial in your chain tension and remove your wheels with ease. Even better, if you run any of their bikes with gears, you can use the adjustability to dial in the wheel base. With 29er’s a cm smaller on the wheelbase can mean the difference between nailing a hairpin or dabbing your foot. In racing situations when you are running a 1.9 tire, with these dropouts, I’ve been able to tighten the wheelbase by almost 2 cm in dry conditions. That’s a ton!

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In addition to their tried and true dropout system, this new frame is blasted to give it the titanium an amazing look and durability to the rigors of tearing up and down rocky trails. The 44 mm headtube is great so now you can run stiffer forks.

Overall, while my steel spot rocker is a dream bike and rocks (no pun intended), I’m going to need to make room for one of these.

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Of course, optimal setup would be with my beloved Gates Carbon Drive Centertrack system.

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