I've been putting a good few miles in recently and really enjoying this bike. For the last 12 years I've been riding only full suspension so I've kinda been getting back to my roots again riding rigid, just like the good old days in the early 90's
. I have to focus on my line so much more now and I'm seeing a real technical side to trails that would normally be quite boring. And I seem to be attacking the trails more rather than just plodding along like I would on the full sus, which should make me fitter.
Unfortunately my back and wrists aren't as supple as they were back then. I've got the tyre pressures as low as I dare but I'm still getting battered, especially from the front. So I've got my hands on a nice set of RC39's. The first thing I done was post them off to Tim justbackdated from this here site for a full service and to get the lockout cable and lever removed. I got them back a few hours ago and not only did Tim remove the lockout but he was also able to fit a compression adjustment screw in its place
I've also fitted Ergon GR2 grips with carbon bar ends so hopefully no more sore wrists and back and I've added some shiny blue bits cos they look nice
The only other thing I would like are some nice hubs and black spokes but that can wait because I've been spending too much money on this. When I joined this site I was toying with the idea of getting a nice cinder cone or P7, I never dreamed I would end up with this
But I guess this site does that to people....