Kk, so I’m 20 miles up. I didn’t enjoy the 10 miles to work this morning because my fit was a little bit out, but a couple of saddle tweaks and it feels much better.
It’s quite efficient feeling, don’t seem to have to put much effort in to get a lot out. Back end is unrelentingly stiff. Bumpy stuff can get a little wild because it absorbs nothing.
SRAM X7 at the back shifts effortlessly and flawlessly, every time. I love it. Shifts up and down sound something like DINK DINK / CLANK CLANK! Which I like.
Front derailleur isn’t set up right yet though and needs some tweaking. Despite the charts saying the Rival FD has the same shift ratio as X7, it looks a little bit like the shifter is pulling it too far. Might just be where I’ve got the stops set though. Hopefully.
In principle I like this bike. Need to deal with that seatpost and clamp next.