We always try to follow up with customers to see how their first rides were. It’s great to hear about where they went and why. Often they have a shakedown ride in mind from the beginning. That climb they test their fitness on. The group ride on Sunday mornings. Maybe they even travel to a sportive. Wherever it is those first rides are so fun to recount.
Then we ask about how the bike rode and the conversation turns from a detailed accounting of the climbs and vistas to one of fewer words as they begin to explain that;
“it was great, yeah, the bike was awesome… it’s hard to explain really.”
“I can’t put my finger on it. It just rides differently, in a good way.”
“It felt right. I don’t know, it’s really hard to explain it I guess. What do other people say when you ask them about the ride?”
Well, they usually say about the same thing actually. This got me thinking, what has your experience been with your Speedvagen? Is there something to the ‘inexplicable ride’?
Not fishing for compliments here, I’m sincerely interested in putting a finger on this.