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Saturday, January 16, 2010

First Ride of 2010: Testing the ISO Link mountain bike


My first ride of the year wasn't as fun as I hoped for. All the eating I did for 2009 made me suffer like a newbie and I was barely able to catch up with the group. I am now the real fat cyclist, and for 2010 I need to get my fat ass off the couch and do more rides.

But the first ride of 2010 wasn't all that bad. Behind all the suffering I experienced was an unexpected treat - I was one of the few lucky people to get a first-hand look at the first Philippine designed and made full-suspension mountain bike called the ISO Link. King Bernas was one of the few people asked by the designers to test it in the hills of Maarat, and I happily tagged along to take videos.

In a nutshell, this bike shows a lot of promise. The prototype steel frame weighed 11 pounds but it didn't feel like it was that heavy at all when you're riding this baby. It was awesome.

I hope that we'll be able to see this bike go to production. After years of riding hardtail, I'm considering getting a full-suspension mountain bike. If this is available, there's a big humongous chance that I'm getting this.

I can't wait.

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