December 30, 2017
2017 NS Soda Slope
Bought this to replace my NS Metropolis 1. I'm a MTB guy, but have started to ride with my son at the indoor BMX park. As good as the Metropolis is, the Soda just feels more natural to me. Perhaps because I ride mostly suspended bikes.
This bike is like butter and seems to track much better. My mtb are all in the 6-8k range and this bike feels that good.
It just wants to pop over everything.
I don't feel the suspension soaking up energy on pump tracks, though I'm sure it is.
Supple ride, but no vagueness to it.
It looks amazing.
In an indoor bike park setting a 25t ring would have been better. Mine came with 28t.
It could/should be lighter.
The Kenda small block 8's are low spec for a bike st this price (wire bead etc)
Great bike for MTB's who want to add a new skill set and ride new things.
Clearly more bike than I will use. The big hit guys all seem to like it, so I'm sure it's for them too.