Joining the niche beard growing, sandal wearing zero travel folk….
Well done! My rigid SS 26″ is also green. I’m sure you will enjoy yours.
In other news, I rode to work today on my SS-able, monstercross-able flared-drop sometime road bike with sensible-grouch 9 speed cassette, square taper BB, bar-end shifter and mechanical discs. WEARING SANDALS in favour of getting my shoes and socks piss wet through.
(I did win them in a competition, but still…)
I didn’t wear a helmet, because I have such an advanced perception of risk and of risk management. I did wear a plain T-shirt, with no logos at all, because I’m so very clever.
No beard though, so work to do…Posted 4 years ago
New Exotic fork arrived this morning and 30 mins later, voila:
Aiming for its first zero travel spin on Friday morning. 🙂
Thanks to Darryl here (http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/fs-gaint-xtc-with-carbon-fork-medium-notts-300-ono-may-split-1) for an excellent service during the sale / delivery of them.Posted 4 years ago
Mostly Balanced – Member
If we were having another slop-fest like last summer I’d understand, but with the trails as hard packed as they are now (unless you live somewhere very different to me) a rigid fork is just self flaggelation.
It is indeed my winter / spare bike. I’ll take it out Friday for the hell of it, otherwise it remains the low maintenance / bad weather option. Although it need not do, as it is after all an education in pedalling and picking lines, and a quad exerciser to the max.Posted 4 years agowinchMember
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my recent excursion into the world of zero travel. I’m only doing it as I’m “between forks” right now, but it is certainly still fun even on the dry and notoriously braking bump infested Cannock Chase. Having to manual over every unavoidable obstacle has got to be good for your technique in the long run, right? 🙂
Posted 4 years ago
That was the plan for mine too, not been out on the geary mtb since!
Biggest thing I learnt for the transition from suss forks is to get low over the front with your arms bent when you’re going over bumpy trails with little drops. You’ve got it in your head that you need to be more active, but I found I had to concentrate a bit on keeping low with the arms bent.
Means you’ve got some “sag” so when the the front drops away, you’re not sitting there waiting for your straight armed front wheel to catch up with the ground and so you can start steering again.
Make any sense? Probably not.Posted 4 years ago
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