The kind people at Maxx Bikes have generously allowed me to use/test/review their Rohloff/Gates-carbon-drive bike whilst exploring the Jura Mountains over the course of the winter.
Upon delivery, I immediately rode it up into the hills to test its mettle and my first impressions are very good, in fact excellent!
The bike is well balanced being both responsive and surefooted, predictable and fun. That said I initially found the Rohloff XL hub a little clunky requiring me to alter the way I shift gears. Also the fork feels like overkill for my purposes.
However, many more hours in the saddle of this neon beast are to come before I offer up a conclusive opinion.
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