BIKE CHECK – MICHALS 29′ER TWE HARDTAIL

The TWE Carbon 29'er (no name)

Michal, this is a pretty unique setup you’ve got going here. How are you finding the single ring setup compared to your 2 x 10?
I always wanted one ring at the front, because I like keep things simple. You have to put more power in to your pedals compere to 2*10, but that goes with the option for gear set up or bike for the specific trail.

The TWE 29′er frame your running here is pretty new to the market, can you tell us a little about it ? How does it handle?

I’m sponsored be Greg Ryan from TWE, one day I went to Greg’s shop at Newtown to pick up my new set of wheels. And I saw the frame on the wall, after 30 minutes the frame was with me in my car on the way home. I couldn’t resist. If you look at the frame you can see that this frame will not flex at all, but same time it’s comfortable to ride. If you want to buy racing frame, that’s the way to go.

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The brake calliper position and brake line is different to other hardtail models out there. How does it feel under braking to other hardtails you’ve owned?
Yes, all brake lines are hidden in frame as well as shifting lines. I like it that way, it just look sexy and make life bit easy when you have to clean your bike. My brakes are full on or full off and in this case the bike behaves as any other bikes which I owned.

Where can we expect to see you next with the TWE 29′er?
I can’t wait for Round 2 of Single-track mind at Kowen State Forest, ACT or Husky 100 Callala Bay, NSW.
See you there.

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SPECS

FRAME – TWE carbon
FORK – Fox 32 float fit 29er 2012
STEM – Specialized 110mm
BARS – Specialized 620mm
HEAD SET -
GRIPS – specialized
SHIFTERS/DERALIEURS- SLX/XTR
SEATPOST -TWE carbon
SEAT – Specialized BG Phenom Expert
BRAKES/ROTORS – avid
CRANK – Shimano XT with Qring
CHAIN- XT
CHAINGUIDE – E thirteen XCX
CASSETTE – XT
PEDALS-XTR
WHEELSET –TWE
TYRES -Rubena Scylla
TUBES – What are those?
SPECIAL MODS – None
WEIGHT –9.2 kg

Michal is one crazy Czech

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