Customer reviews for Charge Cooker Hi 2013 Mountain Bike
Review 1 for Charge Cooker Hi 2013 Mountain Bike
It was bought:Bristol
Consumes single track in a single bite!
PostedJune 1, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great, rolls over all obstacles with ease, great suspension from large tyres
Fantastic on single track, so much fun speeding along in the tight turns on my local routes in South Wales. This bike is at home taking me along the most technical riding easily rolling over spikey energy-sapping rocks and off-camber tree roots. Down hill, the bike is equally competent with the brakes offering confidence-boosting stopping power, whilst the forks are more than enough to cope with all routine impacts; however, a bit more travel would help take some bigger drops (it's good up to a 3-4 foot fall). Unfortunately, the wheels are very heavy and take a lot of energy to push up the hills, a feature that is also quite evident on the connecting tarmac roads too. I am not sure whether this is the case with all 29ers, them needing more oomph to shift the increased inertia of bigger wheels or whether it is the stock tyres and tubes. Lacking the reddies to convert to tubeless, I won't find out for some time. Thus I recommend Charge fitting this great bike with tubeless ready hoops. That said, the ability of the Cooker Hi to roll over rocks and roots whilst gaining height is still nonetheless impressive. Having been out today for 2 1/2 hours I still feel good. It's worth buying just for the gorgeous steel frame which seems to add that je nes se quois to every ride. The Charge Cooker Hi is a brilliant hard tail that is worth every penny. I have upped my score to 5 stars because of the awesomeness of the price of the 2012 model (£750). Plus, it's British!
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