Man it must be winter because there have been way too many anti this, this bike cost too much, you don't need those wheels threads. Not wanting to high-jack this thread: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now? I thought I would share my thoughts on the bikes I rode this year.resize.jpgphp4b7SPqAM.jpgphprT0YZvAM.jpg
If you want to skip to the end I sold the Spooky.
I love aluminum bikes, I have owned a Caad 5,8,9, Ridley X-bow, Icarus to name a few, but remain frame material agnostic. I ordered the steel Rocklobster a few years ago and might go to the grave with that thing. It was my race bike for two seasons and is stiff, light and so comfortable and is hands down the best handling bike I have ever ridden NBD.
I think I would still own the Spooky if I hadn't gotten my Primus Mootry. The Skeletor was lighter than all three, fit great, handled beautifully and was truly a nice bit of kit. Until a box from Colorado showed up at my door. The Skeletor is a faultless race bike, I think about buying another one whenever they hit the classifieds, but the Primus Mootry is a game changer for me. It is the stiffest bike I have ridden, but at the same time is super comfy. I did two 100+ rides on it this summer, great bike for just turning your brain off and hammering away.
The Spooky just happen to be stuck in the middle, it rode a little rougher than the Primus and wasn't as stiff. It was a 1%er problem, I passed it on to a friend who continues to love it and rides the shit out of it. What the moral of this rant? This is a really great time for people who love race bikes, carbon, steel, aluminum, whatever. Ride the piss out of what ever you have and hopefully you get as lucky as I was and find those perfect bikes. A bike is a tool not a jewel.