Spent just over 65 klicks (40 miles) on the new EXUP Apex this weekend and found the newly re-packaged 4-holer to be smoother than its predecessor and seamless in its power delivery.
Velvet, smooth, creamy – these words come to mind when you squeeze the loud handle. Power does not seem stronger initially but its delivery is markedly more linear.
The suspension on our PR unit SE will need some tweaking and to this end we’re going to spend more time here before pronouncing a verdict.
Out-of-the-box the SE’s huge Fox air shock out back was either over-damped, over-sprung (too much air pressure) or both. Same goes for the front end. We’re on it already and will report back when we’ve got some answers.
The new 128-inch shoe outback is welcome and in the loose 6-8 inches of snow we rode, produced perceptibly improved traction given the Apex possesses imposing, track shredding torque.
The sled is exceptionally comfortable this year and very warm in both the footwells and upper body wind protection.