I’ve been shopping for months, and this bike is a steal. In fact, I thought it was a misprint, or surely when I call they’ll be out. But lo-and-behold it’s in my garage.
Bike came 4 days early. (Big kudos!!!)
Weighed 24lbs with pedals. (Size Large). I took my “Sweet” time putting it together to ensure I did everything right. Took me an hour. Right out of the box the shifting was smooth as silk. Breaks are firm and responsive and both levers are perfectly adjusted. Shock eats bumps up like candy.
I remember when I went from a 26 inch to a 29er how much better the ride was. I spent weeks wondering how the ride could be so much smoother. Same experience with this bike. The difference between my 29er aluminum frame, (32lbs) and this one is like night and day. So much more responsive and so much easier to move around on the trails.
Finally! I’m 5’9” tall. Short legs, long torso, 180lbs. When I called the seller, I talked with a “Seasoned” rider who talked me into the Large. Thought it was a risk, but I went with his advice. Couldn’t be happier!! The stand over is lower than most bikes, and it lengthens the top bar so I can stretch out on the bike. Lengthens the cockpit. Much more comfortable ride, and it gets the bike out in front of me when I go over big drops. Feels much more secure under me.
The only thing I’ve done to the bike is change the seat!!
All in all, this is a fantastic bike for the money. Great components, carbon and a great price.
Great bike! Especially for the price. Very light, about 24 lbs. The only issue is the brake calipers aren’t the best per a bike shop. They had to be tweaked because the front wheel didn’t spin freely. Other that that, it a great bike.
I bought the LTD version of the Tundra and so far have found it to be fantastic and fun! It's light, fairly comfortable and allows me to take longer cross country rides than I can on my TransAm or my Superlight. It climbs really well. The components are slightly dated but high quality and work very well. I like that this has a triple ring crank on it as I live in steep country and the extra gear ratios are helpful. A remote lockout fork is a surprise at this price point. The seat doesn't work for me but I prefer larger more comfy saddles. I don't do any racing but this bike is great for the long rides I take in the Sierra. I got it on sale and found it to be a great bike and a really good value.
After a few months of riding this bike, I can say that it provides a good balance as an entry level endurance MTB racing. The geometry seems to farewell offroad as well as during high-speed descents. Purchased under $1500, it was an exceptional find.
This bike looks 100 times better in person than any of the pictures on amazon. Tires look beefier in person than in pics as well. Should be room for 2.5 in front and a bit less in back. 24lbs with pedals. Remote lockout on race model.. Very thick carbon tubing. Beautiful looking bike. I am 5:11 and 1/2 and went with the 18.5 instead of the 20. Depends on your personal preference. Swapped out seat (Will make a good seat for different bike other than bumpy riding. Considering a dropper. Handlebar a bit narrow but comfortable grips. Need a bit more space with shifters so may go to a wider bar. This is a german made bike with great craftsmanship. If you can get it for a good price I would buy again. Can't wait to ride.
I've had my Tundra Race for about 9 months. I use primarily for cross country riding. I did go through the expense of having my local bike shop do a tune up and fitting when it arrived, which was worth every penny. The bike is comfortable and a joy to ride. The components - drivetrain, wheels, tires, brakes, are all high end. I did need to have some work done to the front derailleur, but my local bike shop honored the SRAM warranty so it was no charge. The bike is available at this price because it is a 2015, but new in the box. Very nice and highly recommend.