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I've got a new bike!
#21
Have you lowered the saddle to play as normally its a couple of inches above the bars if in xc position. Is there a rubber ring around the shock, most have them, use this to measure the travel, you want it to sag about 25% when you standing in the attack position, get someone to steady the bike whilst you do this test to avoid moving it further when you jump off, add/remove air accordingly. My bars are 685mm wide, people use far wider ones, can be tricky with some trees but gives far more leaverage
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#22
"mashley" Wrote:I dont have a shock pump so i will use yours when i get a chance. Im going to read the manual and have a look on the fox website to see whats what.

Oh yeah and dint come anywhere near me whilst dribbling!  :X

well your only 5 minutes down the road from me just tell me when your in and ill have a stroll down or something Smile
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#23
"mashley" Wrote:I will give it time as the only bike ive ridden before today is an appollo and a spec hardrock sport so it is a bit of a step up.

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Very nice mate! That was on my shortlist of new bikes for ages before it went tits up at work and i had to go second hand. Just one thing though... Are they old style clip in peddles? :o
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#24
they look to be normal flats with the nylon clip in toe bits attatched andy
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#25
Aargh - get rid of those nylon bits straight away - they're lethal!!
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#26
Why the hell would they sell a brand new bike with them? I thought they died with the dinosaurs!
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#27
Very happy for you....

Sounds like you need to set up the suspension...  there are plenty off online guides as to how to do this so get it sorted and you will then release your bikes full potential...  your saddle looks extremely low....   check out how to ensure you are at the right height online too....   bike set up is very important, if your not sure give me a shout and we'll get it sorted

With regards the bars... do not cut them down, the wider the bars the better the control

Brakes wise you have probably started to run them in already.... just try and avoid a steep long downhill where you brake constantly else you'll glaze em up

As for your pedals...  change em... they are dangerous and will hold back your riding.

The bike you have there performs better the harder you ride.... that said take your time and grow into it....  

Lovely bike and great value.... enjoy
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#28
&quot;Mbnut&quot; Wrote:Very happy for you....

Sounds like you need to set up the suspension...  there are plenty off online guides as to how to do this so get it sorted and you will then release your bikes full potential...  your saddle looks extremely low....   check out how to ensure you are at the right height online too....   bike set up is very important, if your not sure give me a shout and we'll get it sorted

With regards the bars... do not cut them down, the wider the bars the better the control

Lovely bike and great value.... enjoy

Cheers. I will perservere with the bars for a while. and I will look into the suspension over the week.

Seat wise. that was one issue no matter how far up i had it the sag always made me feel to low. Once the shock is sorted hopefully i'll find my two riding positions.

I like to have it quite low for flat stuff and down hill where i need to move my weight around a lot and quite high for climbing to get a good pedal turn in. I'm always adjusting it during a ride.

Quote:Why the hell would they sell a brand new bike with them? I thought they died with the dinosaurs!

They are strange thing to put on a new bike. I removed them straight after the photo's were taken!! They are normal flats now!
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#29
Most bikes dont come with pedals at all so they were better than nothing Smile   Quoted weights are always without them as well so add on at least 2/3lb over manufacturer figures unless you ride without pedals....
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