Strengths: Responsive, but comfortable frame. Quick, but not twitchy. Builds pretty light.
Weaknesses: none really. Will upgrade brakes for this season just for more power and better feel.
Actually a 2004, no option in list. Put on fenders and used as commuter for 3yrs while mending an injury; worked great. Still use it almost everyday as such. Finally able to race cross this year and it did especially well. It's also done very well as a back-up road bike for nasty road days or when dealing with flats. Putting on a good set of road wheels really wakes the frame up. The fork upgrade really makes the difference in cross races. This bike is the do-it-all and makes me smile in all conditions.
Strengths: Weight, handling (very neutral, goes where you want it but not twitchy, great on and off road), flattened top tube makes shouldering comfortable.
Weaknesses: Carbon seatpost makes me a little nervous on a cross bike, especially one like the Enemy with a compact frame, which equals a lot of post showing. So far it's been solid. I only weigh 150 pounds though. Also the compact geometry makes ordering the right size easy, and is nice on techy trails, but makes it a little harder to pick up the bike in a race.
Great race bike for the money, and surprisingly light considering it's ull Tiagra With light tires and no other modifications (well, a diferent sadle, but it's as heavy as the stock WTB) mine is right under 20 pounds. Good handling, decent tire/mud clearance.
No fancy parts but K2 didn't skimp anywhere either. Just solid stuff that works.
Similar Products Used: Kona Jake, Jamis Aurora, a few other borrowed bikes.
Bike Setup: Stock except for saddle, bar tape, front brake pads (changed to kool stop all conditions) and rear brakes are a set of anodized dia compes fromt he 80s because they look super cool. Tires change depending on condition, but they stock WTBs are pretty nice tires for what they are.
Bought this bike off of ebay. Rode it for 2 years, and notice to today that there is 4-5 crack in the headtube. The bike said that it is material failure. I never rode this bike off. I was using it as my winter bike.
Strengths: Just the right amount of flex to keep it comfortable on the road. After a season of cyclocross I am impressed with how tough the frame is. It is a nuetral geometry and has good trail manners, also good on single track.
Weaknesses: XL frame is a bit small for someone 6'-3' and over. Aluminum fork is harsh on the road but nice for CX racing.
Bought a frame set and built it up for cyclocross racing. Price, geometry, and past experience with other K2 frames led me to choose the Enemy.
Case in point: James Yeager. The very definition of white trash. Lots of false claims about his credentials and on top of it "no more murders...unless it's necessary."
There's your enemy, gun nuts. Trash like this individual.
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Does ANYONE want to try to claim this guy is putting national security ahead of a witchhunt? If he did, he would not have done this:
[quote] Issa posted 166 pages of sensitive but unclassified State Department communications related to Libya on the committee's website afternoon as part of his ef ... Read More »
So it was argued by the left during the prior administration. Now indefinite detention of US citizens is demanded by president Obama.
Anyone want to weigh in on this with an attempt at a reasonable explanation? Could there even be a reasonable explanation for this? Why the urgency? They know ... Read More »
The wisdom as well as the ethics of this maneuver seem questionable. Seems we did this once before on our own. Not posting a link but it is a long article and on MSN home page if you are interested.
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