monty dog wrote:
I've been racing a Kuota Kross and now into my third season. Can't really fault it - pretty light but very stiff and direct - I've ridden 100 miles offroad in a day on it but would never categorise it as comfortable. It's taken a few knocks including someone broad-siding me in race when they lost control in the snow. Also managed to tear-off the rear mech hanger in a really muddy race - replacement hangers readily available but I also needed to 'tweak' the hanger plate on the frame as that got bent too.
Kuota Kross was in my list of preferences but I ended up with a Taiwanese brand frame which is stiffer, lighter and 15% cheaper than the lowest price I found for the Kuota frame
According to reviews I've been reading I should be happy with it, we will see
I post a few pics once done