J i m s t e r wrote:
How does it ride with the new fork and disks? I think the original fork was a RS Indy with about a rizzla-width of travel, whereas the shock game has moved on since then. I am going with carbon rigids...
Still got the original forks - Judy XC's with a mind blowing 63mm of travel. they work fine but compared to my Ibis (with 140mm travel) this is nothing, so decided on something a bit longer.
At the minute, the Reba's have got 120mm, so I still need to work out if these forks have slackened off the head angle too much (was 71 degrees but with this much travel is now more likely 68 which is why there's a shorter (70mm) stem fitted).
I took it out for a blast last weekend and whilst it was OK on descents, it was a bit twitchy on climbs - a bit too light at the front for my liking. so, next steps - first fit a longer stem (90 - 100mm) but ultimately I reckon I'll end up reducing the travel to 100mm
As far as discs are concerned - I'm running Hope X2's (180mm front, 160mm rear). They're great! have got X4's on the Ibis but felt this bike needed a more XC build. Personally, I love the feel of Hope brakes and (to date) have never had a problem with them.
Weight? need to get it on the scales but guess 27-29lbs, did toy with the idea of going single speed (there was one on this site recently and it looked sweeeet) but decided to keep the gears - might turn my Orange to SS?
Can't wait to see yours mate - should be a killer in white and with carbon forks
Current Project: 1993 Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer
Complete bikes: Off-road - 2011 Ibis Mojo SL, 1998 Bontrager Privateer, 1992 Orange Aluminium O
Road: Cannondale R2000
Bikes I have known and loved (but sadly lost!)
'95 Mountain Goat WTR, 1992 Mountain Goat WTR, 1990 Funk Pro-Comp