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Ride Engine vs. Mystic Majestic X

Postby Jpbarnlight » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:35 pm

I've been using a '16 Ride Engine Elite with carbon slider for a little bit over one year.

Awesome harness but occasionally get a few sore spots.
Once in a while with a hard crash it will ride up into my rib cage.

Anybody that has used both that can give an honest assessment
and comparison between these two hardshells??
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Re: Ride Engine vs. Mystic Majestic X

Postby maffhieu » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:16 am

Hello Jpbarnlight,

I had the RE Hexcore 2016 but broke it, now riding the RE Elite 2017, never any of those ride up on me ... That's what i love the most about it
Do you tight it enough ?

Also curious about how the Majestic X compares to a Ride Engine... ;)

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Re: Ride Engine vs. Mystic Majestic X

Postby Huib » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:26 pm

I also had the RE Hexcore 2016 and replace it for the 2017 model. I was a big fan of the RE 2016 model but the 2017 is much weaker then the 2016 model and I didn't like it. My body was painfully pinched
I tried the MMX and like it much more the RE. It don't ride up at all.

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Re: Ride Engine vs. Mystic Majestic X

Postby windsuks » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:51 pm

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Re: Ride Engine vs. Mystic Majestic X

Postby fernmanus » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:07 am

I own a 2016 Ride Engine Hexcore with a carbon fiber spreader bar (with rope slider). I recently bought a Mystic Wave (similar to the X, but has a rope slider with a ring instead of a hook).

The first thing I noticed about the Mystic Harness is that it is heavier. This is due to a metal center bar and locking system. The Mystic harness is also more adjustable than the Ride Engine with 2 straps on both sides of the center bar.

I have been riding with the Mystic for 2 weeks in conditions from underpowered to very powered and I have to say that I like the Mystic more than the Ride Engine. For one thing, the extra adjustability of the Mystic Harness ensures that the harness stays exactly where you want it even in very powered conditions. The RE tends to move around more and I often found myself cranking the strap on the RE after riding for ten minutes. Part of the reason why is that you have to loosen the strap on the Ride Engine to take it on and off, the Mystic on the other hand utilizes a metal release. Once you have the fitting on the Mystic dialed in, it remains the same, while with the RE, you are finding the right adjustment everytime you go out.

The Mystic feels more supportive and less flexy than the RE, but I think that has to do more with the better adjustability of the Mystic.

One other difference is that the Mystic has a metal ring to connect your chicken loop to instead of just connecting it directly to the rope like you do on the RE. For me that is a bonus, because it means less wear on the rope and less friction as well. The only downside to the ring is that if you have short arms, it adds a bit of length. Of course, that can be easily rectified by connecting directly to the rope.

Overall, I would give the Mystic 9/10, taking away one point for the heavier weight. I would give the Ride Engive Hexcore 8/10, deducting 1 point for less adjustability and 1 point that you have to find the right adjustment every time you go out. I am holding on to my RE for travel, but the Mystic will be my choice at home.

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Re: Ride Engine vs. Mystic Majestic X

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