I wasn’t going to make a new thread for this because it is a stock bike, though as I already plan to make some changes, I figured it’d be worth documenting.
I picked up this massive Crave SL last Friday, after I sold my Nature Boy a month or two earlier. The Nature Boy was a fun bike, but I wasn’t really riding it and I’m spending more time commuting on my Vespa, which I find more enjoyable coming from the east side of town. The Nature Boy made a great commuter, I didn’t like it off road however. It sold in 4 hours or something silly like that, so I hope the new owner likes it.
Photo of my new Crave.
I’ve already discovered that the current gearing is terrible for getting places, so I’ll be going a 1x10 setup in the near future. I haven’t had a bike with gears since about 1998, so it is almost a whole new world.
I just took it on it’s first off road ride and was impressed.