Geo Hacks – Getting experiMENTAL with the Esker Japhy – Lighter, New Bars, Wheels, Geometry and More

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In this episode of experiMENTAL we work with the Esker Japhy and make some tweaks to see if we can unlock some hidden potential in this bike. These modifications dropped the weight down to 30.4 lbs. Not bad! Esker has some noteworthy features packed into the Japhy: quad butted tubing, slack head angle, external cable routing, modern reach, mounts for a ton of bags, adjustable chainstays (able to go singlepseed), room for 29+ (on paper), and a great price. Note: the price has increased since the date this video was filmed. For the latest price, build, availability, and information, go here: https://bit.ly/3uus9lu. Learn more about the 9point8 Forehead here: https://bit.ly/3eBv7Oz Do you need help choosing your next bike? Become a patron today for one-on-one bike consultation: patreon.com/hardtailparty. Other gear I use: Lab Austere hip pack: https://bit.ly/3p37K58 - code "Hardtail.Party" 25% off Handup Gloves: https://bit.ly/3dhUe8z - use discount code "HARDTAILPARTY" My shop tools: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hardtailparty My glasses: https://bit.ly/3aXBeKp My tire sealant: https://bit.ly/2ULJirZ What's in my water bottles (Tailwind): https://bit.ly/2Xbxy3q My hooded sun shirt: https://bit.ly/38NdU1x Milwaukee Inflator. I love this thing! Two versions. 1) Tool + battery + charger: https://amzn.to/38Vdqrj Tool only (if you already have the charger): https://amzn.to/38Vdqrj Presta adapter: https://amzn.to/3cMADx1 20% off all Club Ride Apparel using code "hardtailparty20" - https://bit.ly/3kGjnx8 5% off all RSD bikes using code "party" - https://bit.ly/3dj2nZP - Ryan Leech Connection: $19 off - coupon code "hardtailparty"​ - https://bit.ly/2UwrmQq https://amazon.com/shop/hardtailparty any time you shop on amazon using this link, it helps me. Note: some of my links are affiliate links. That means I get a small commission on purchases made using these links. You don't pay anything extra, but it helps support the channel. If you've learned something from my videos, consider using the affiliate links above.

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