Museeuw’s MF-1 uses a special carbon/flax fiber mix truly, flax, the stuff they make cloth out of. When you get over the offbeat material, which is now being used in the car business, it is essentially probably the best edge we’ve tried in a long time.
Johan Museeuw set up his casing building organization not long after he hung up his hustling wheels in 2004. With three triumphs each in the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix in addition to a World Championship win in 1996, he knows cobbles in a way that is better than almost anybody and is extraordinarily fit to fabricate bicycles that can handle them.
The utilization of flax fiber, which carries on much like carbon fiber however is better at retaining vibration without flexing or distorting, implies it should be conceivable to manufacture an edge that is as a firm yet agreeable, particularly on more unpleasant surfaces.
Also, this ends up being the situation. The MF-1 is a super-hardened casing yet additionally one of the most agreeable we’ve tried, with race bicycle taking care of and feel for sure. In spite of a somewhat frustrating part arrangement for our test, it figured out how to radiate through and perform extraordinarily.
Riding, Handling, and the Final Verdict of the Musseeuw Bike
On long and short rides alike, the Musseeuw Bike end up being on a standard with probably the best race outlines we’ve encountered, with smart reflexes, competent handling, and a strong case. As is typically the situation with better quality unbending machines, there was minimal squandered energy on runs and climbs, and for all intents and purposes no discernable horizontal flex.
In any case, there was no perceivable vertical flex, either, and at no time was there any sign that the backside was at all soft or pardoning. By customary way of thinking, the MF-1 should be an unforgiving ride subsequently yet it just isn’t. We deliberately hit the absolute harshest streets we could discover (and in a real sense ‘hit’ a wide assortment of obstructions – sorry, Johan), and regardless of being unbending and responsive consistently, the MF-1’s solace levels were uncannily and uncommonly high.
Our test bicycle was developed with a total Shimano Ultegra groupset including a standard 53/39T chainset combined with an 11-23T tape. At the time Museeuw sent us the bicycle they were still in arrangements with a wheel provider – just as building up their own carbon/flax circles – along these lines, lamentably, it came without. We connected our reference set of Mavic R-SYS wheels, which we would have utilized for an enormous piece of the test in any case.
Similarly, we had no reason to whine about any of the Musseeuw Bike bits however the no-nonsense appearance and rather a nonexclusive feel were a little on the utilitarian side for our preferences and we really wanted to ponder about their moderately problematic unwavering quality record. While the entirety of the included componentry functioned admirably enough, the extraordinary casing by one way or another merited better.