re: Single cog in front: i can HIGHLY recommend it. Something like the sram GX or NX set is cheap and works like a charm (or the same-ish model from shimano if that is your thing, personally prefer sram thou)FormalMoss wrote:Thanks Naed, yes, my forks were off on that day. Today, however, they seem to have "rebounded" back to normal again, quite weird.Naed wrote:First, lovely video, and lovely looking track
Got a couple of questions for you, if you are willing to answer
It looks like your rebound is a bit too quick on your fork. as in, it comes up a "bit" too lively. If that makes sense? It can just be the video and the POV that is playing tricks on me. But a couple of "clicks" towards softer rebound might make your ride quite a bit nicer.
The small "ledges" that you go over/down. Looks like you are not scooting your bum back. Especially the first one has you looking like you are hitting fairly hard onto the front wheel?
Actually, I haven't had them serviced in 4 years, and only used them for proper mtb'ing in the last month.
I need to get them serviced, and now I know where, I'll drop them in after the weekend (or get new forks so I have two in case I prang one! ).
On the seat front, (watch my other vids from Ballinastoe), I have always been a sit down and get up the hill and not bother with putting the seat low, as I tend to not stretch my back enough (one of the vids in Ballinastoe has me stretching my back mid-flow ).
Also, after chain trouble last night (currently uploading those vids as I type) I'm thinking of upgrading the whole chainset to a single gear up front (the norm these days).
It's an investment atm, as I need my bike to take the punishment it's taking and shrug it off. I've plans to go travelling to other mountainbike areas around Ireland.
But by all means, keep your questions coming. I'm completely new to this (I don't even know how to edit videos, I've tried with lightworks but given up way too easily).
re: Forks: Yes, please do get them serviced, and do take a frank talk with the mechanic there about how you ride and what kind of benefit you could potentially get from a new fork.
re: Seat: You dont have a dropper post?
re: Pedals: you riding with clip or spikes?