Not satisfied with going to Melburn to ride an A4 Malvern Star Oppy the xmasepic collective Brisbane division arranged to test ride the top of the line Malvern Star C7 Oppy in return for a 50 word review and the chance to be a statistically unlikely winner to take the C7 home.
Where to begin? $5000 worth of iconic Oz legend from the finest carbon weavers of Taiwan.
Leah purveys the WSD offerings of our Graceville Bike Hub hosts….
… while I get fitted., finding out that my legs have been 20 mm too short for the past few years.
Like pollen particles undergoing Brownian motion, the random perambulations of a drunken sailor, we are shunted from one side of the road to the other.
Just how light are these C7s? I go to dip the tyres into a conveniently located lake. Amusingly, the bank collapses allowing the emersion of $5000 worth of componentary.
Unfortunately the moment was not captured on filum, but we can show some of the aftermath:
…demonstrating that, while light, the C7 does not in fact float.
Cutting short the trial, having only cross two …
…of the (now) 6 Bridges of the Brisbane River Ride we scurry home to write the review:
“The C7 dream. Vertically stiff, yet somehow compliant, the frame with the star shines bright. I feel myself sucked into the corners like a sinuous eel drafting Oppermann himself. Allez, Oppy, Allez! It leaps into the gradient, I dance on the pedals. Ultra, traditional, provocative. This is my Oppy.”