Alchemy Arktos 29 First Ride Impressions
After the first two EWS rounds Joe came back to the shop with his fresh Alchemy. Which, of course, means I stole it from him for a couple days. So here are my Alchemy Arktos 29 First Ride Impressions…
The Important Non-Trail Issues, ie First, First Impressions
Colors: Working with Cody Kelley we’ve had a ton of the Arktos 29’s in the shop since their launch. Still to this day, I’m not sure which color I would choose. Both the gray / red as well as the vanilla / brown / orange color combos look great. And like an adult designed them… Both colorways offer a variety of build options that would look good without dating your build.
Lines: The Arktos 29 balances hard edge lines with softer radius tubes. The low mount of the rear triangle creates a long, low look to the chassis. This is a bike that looks elegant. And fast. And that’s important.
(Bikes should pass the eye test… Just watch PinkBike or Vital for the “new” brands that simply do not pass the eye test hahaha…) Continue reading Alchemy Arktos 29 First Ride Impressions