"When my Eminent Onset test bike arrived and I put it in the stand, my first thought was that it looked … heavy. I could feel judgements starting to bubble up. Wasn’t this supposed to be a whippet-quick, short-travel 29er?
In that moment, I didn’t weigh it or start studying the geo chart or researching its suspension kinematics or examining the value for each spec package. Instead I finished set up and immediately rolled from the garage out on a shakedown loop—5 miles, 800 vertical feet up less than a mile of fire road, traverse, then down a steep, narrow, bumpy, slightly overgrown, singletrack descent.
Fun achieved. Mind reset." ~ Nicole Formosa, BIKE MAG