Took it around the court and was impressed to find the assembly quality to be good. Far better then any walbike and to be honest prolly better then I could do
So I only have ridden a Yuba Mundo so that's the only comparison I have and it was months ago so we will give my piss poor memory a shot here.
What impressed me bout the Yuba was the instant comfort I felt as I pedalled around. I felt that exact feeling on the ODK Utility. Super comfortable stance, non aggressive, relaxed, almost to comfy ya know.
Stiffness.... this thing is stout and the small wheels helps helps the bumps to hurt your ass. Granted I have been riding FS for years and forget what hardtails feel like. The Big dummy is said to flex and absorb some shock. As with the Yuba the stiff aluminum does not give. Again very stout design.
WTF is that sound! I pinpoint it to the chain idler mounted midway down the chainstay. I have yet to investigate sound but a surly idler may be purchased soon. It seems the plastic gear resonates the sound of the chain rolling over it. Perhaps a few hundred miles will break it in?
What can I say it pedals great. It came dialed in. All gears run clean. Its outstanding to look at! Not to exotic looking but grabs the eye.
This bike is well worth the advertised $799.00 shipped. But if you can snag one off ebay you may save a bill or two.....