Wrong - that's a 29+ summer only pad. The winter pad is puke green.
18# was a guesstimate. Since I don't have a presta gauge, I used the setting on my air compressor with the cheap shrader adaptors. I ordered a Topeak D2 pressure gauge so I will know exactly my pressure. I'll take it out this weekend and experiment with accurate/lower pressures.your pressure is a bit high; at 18#, I wouldn't describe it as squish and your traction is likely to be quite compromised. i'd recommend dropping it to 12#- it will be a much different bike. A lot of guys go even lower than that, 8-9 psi for hardpack and as low as 4-5 in the snow. Next time you go out, bring a floor pump & a low pressure gauge and play around with pressures.
uh yeah, that looks AWESOME! where do you get those holders (are the insulated containers separate?) on the front forks? also, what size frame and what frame bag are you using?I have the first batch of Boris that came out. Had some rotor issues and had to use a spacer to stop the rubbing. I think the front fork in the Picts are not correct. I never expect perfection but damn that's a ways off!
I seem to be going to opposite direction of the rest of y'all! I keep adding weight to mine but figure it will remain the same throughout the year. I've added a frame bag, seat bag, tank bag, anything cages with OR insulated bags and have taken to bringing extra water on the forks to compensate for the smaller hydration bladder in the frame bag and it allows me to offer water to any pups I see along the trail. Amazing how many people (primarily hikers/runners) who don't bring water for their pups.
I've been able to get rid of the backpack which is awesome but am scared to weigh the bike as it sits.
Still have a stupid grin on my face everytime I ride it and haven't had any desire to jump back on the full squish.
Here's how it sits now.
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there are so many people receiving bikes soon from bikes direct it makes sense to have separate threads at least for the model lines. sml had created a boris thread already (which was probably better titled!) but it seems this is the thread that is sticking for the boris!Ummmm there is also a Bikes Direct thread.
Good news and bad news...Good news is BD is sending me a new fork, bad news is I have to figure out how to replace the bad one. Oh well, I'm sure I can figure it out. Thanks BD for responding quickly to my email and making good on a bad fork.Amazin1, pull your front wheel off and check the dropouts on the inside where the axle ends rest. Make sure you don't have a glop of dried paint up in there, as that could easily cause your problem. I'd clean out the drops with a very fine file or some sandpaper. If they are clean you could definitely have a bad fork.
thanks for the info, maybe something i'd better have a shop install if i end up wanting one. is that the husselfelt 40mm? i was looking at that too, will wait for a ride to decide whether i want to swap the bar out too. i'm fine with the black cables myself, probably going to add a frame bag that will mostly hide them anyway.The race face was a 32t 104 bcd. Pain in the neck actually. The Flat areas on the crank arms are cast not machined. So it doesn't ley the bash guard ride square to the gear. They are tight however, so i think safe. And by not square i mean less than 1/16 off on one arm.
I think i can carefully use a dremel tool or small hand file and fix the rise on the arm.
Clark's orange cables will just replace to ones already installed with nothing to spare in length.