Let’s try and clear this whole Jeffsy situation up. We’ll be honest; when the first ‘#ihatejeffsy’ pictures started cropping up on social media we were as confused as anyone.
Then came the video. It’s an elaborate tale of two lovers who’ve each got a different take on the impact ‘Jeffsy’ has made to their relationship, one positive, one negative.
OK, I think we all knew it was a bike, but what exactly was Jeffsy? A 140mm travel 29in wheeled trail bike, that’s what. But how will the Jeffsy compare to the likes of the highly praised Specialized Stumpjumper 29 and Evil’s The Following? We trotted off to Madeira to find out more…
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1. It’s perfectly packaged
While the wheel size may divide opinion and continue to be shrouded in negativity – we’ve all heard the naysayers grumble, “29ers aren’t as much fun” and “You can’t corner a 29er as well as a 650b wheeled bike” – it still has its believers and for good reason. Get those big wheels packaged in the right frame with decent geometry and 29ers can be seriously impressive performers.
But why have a gravity-orientated brand like YT – remember, these guys sponsor the current downhill World Cup winner, Aaron Gwin and former Redbull Rampage winner, Andreu Lacondeguy – adopted the wheelsize?
2. Trail manners that goad you to ride hard
3. Attention to detail all the way through
4. Big choice of build options
5. The ride: flickable, balanced and eager
You can read more at BikeRadar.com