Rachel Sokal

  • rach commented on the post, Reviewed: Rondo Ruut CF1, on the site grit.cx 1 week ago

    Hi Jo
    I ran Vee Rails mainly because I had them on test for grit.cx at the same time 🙂 Review is here http://grit.cx/technical/2017/11/vee-rail-650b-tyres
    If I was choosing a 650b myself for these I’d go for a […]

  • rach commented on the post, Reviewed: Rondo Ruut CF1, on the site grit.cx 1 week ago

    No, I don’t think you’re trying to make it do too much, it’s capable of it all. The bike is designed to be able to cope with the road and certainly does do. As I mention in the review I found the gearing gaps […]

  • rach commented on the post, Reviewed: Rondo Ruut CF1, on the site grit.cx 1 week ago

    … quick edit to the above. I’ve just remembered that out runs down the chain stay too so o reckon boring out the guide to get the outer all the way through would be a pretty easy solution. Rachel

  • rach commented on the post, Reviewed: Rondo Ruut CF1, on the site grit.cx 1 week ago

    Hi @robotneal – the holes in the cable guide are shaped that it doubles as a stop for the outer as it exits the down tube before entering the chain stay as cable only. I can’t see why you couldn’t bore it out to […]

  • rach wrote a new post, Reviewed: Rondo Ruut CF1, on the site grit.cx 1 week ago

    We first sat our bums on the Ruut back in July 2017 at its launch in north Poland and our initial impressions were good. After several months testing – over a challenging winter – how have we got on with the Ruu […]

  • rach wrote a new post, Reviewed: Vee Rail 650b tyres, on the site grit.cx 3 months ago

    Brand:  Vee Tire Co.
    Model:  Rail
    Price:  £39.99 each
    Distributor:  Upgrade Bikes
    Tested for: two months

    As a mountain biker at heart I’ve been chomping at the bit to try a 650b set up on my d […]

  • rach wrote a new post, First Look: Rondo Ruut CF1, on the site grit.cx 4 months ago

    In the standard sequencing of events when entering a shiny new bike into the grit.cx testing machine a reviewer would kick off with a First Look before heading out on a First Ride.   Not only does this make e […]

  • rach became a registered member 6 months ago