2012 ABD FLOW2.0 Ridden & Tested.
Brand new ABDFlow2.0 in my hot little hands. Road tripping it with Bigfoot Adventure Crew. On route to Whakarewarewa Forest for a day of private shuttles. Equaled an epic day to put this bike through its paces. My first impression of the bike, pretty much from the point i pulled it out of the box, was that it looked like the perfect little all round bike. So i thought why not put it through its paces down the likes of BillyT, G rock, RollerCoaster, National DownHill, Jump Track and the new steep shutes of Snuffleuffagus (think thats the one).
The only riding i had done on this bike was around the car park at work. The stock build is pretty good and the bike instantly felt comfortable. I havnt ridden a jump bike with gears for a long time and it felt good to be able to open up the gears. I was pumped to be hitting the trails. The bike was very responsive. The front end lifted easily to a nice position where you could really dig in the pedal. The bike flowed and pumped through sections like i was riding a pump track. It was alot of fun popping roots and tucking into the corners. Down Jump Track was where this bike felt at home. Hitting the multitude of tables, doubles, little hits, railed turns and alternative lines, this bike could shred. It was very stable and fely very comfortable in the air. I couldnt go as fast as i wanted to at times as things would get a bit buck wild in some of the ruts, resulting in 2 crashes and a few “holys##t” moments. But in all in all i was super impressed with the over all build and riding capabilities of the Flow2.0. If you want a bike that can shred trail, be stable enough to hit dh, have the right geo to pull rad tricks at the djs and then go hit up the bmx track and waste your mates, then this is the bike.
Thanks to Bikeparks Limited for lending me the bike. Bigfoot Adventures for the awesome day and the Whakarewarewa Forest for being awesome.