I picked up mine yesterday and went for a short ride and the brakes seem a bit soft.slinger said:Test rode on the weekend. As soon as I sell my motorcycle I'm getting one. Any changes I should do right away.
slinger said:Test rode on the weekend. As soon as I sell my motorcycle I'm getting one. Any changes I should do right away.
Radium is better than I expected but I've not ridden a bike with a fox... Needs a bit of tweaking to get the pressure right. Will play with the rebound over the course of the next week.freeriderB said:going to pick one up in a couple of weeks.
The stock bike looks as if it can be ridden pretty hard as a trail bike. But since I plan on taking some drops, here is what I plan on doing:
1. swapping the Radium rear shock with a simple Fox Vanilla R Coil (spare I have sitting around).
2. swapping the brakes with Hayes Nine carbon ($89.99 pre-bled)
3.probably throw an extra firm coil in the Lefty since I know the stock set up would bottom too easily.
Other than that...I'm just going to ride it until the stock stuff wears out...or breaks.
I have a Prophet I put a 3-way coil on, and I weigh 250. It's fine.The_Missile said:....beware switching an air shock to a coil on a prophet...
Prophets are designed to be used with a rising-rate air spring: ie the more you compress, the harder it is to compress- each incremental 1/8 travel takes progressivelya more and more force to move through each 1/8 inch increment ie 2, 6, 12, 20, 30, 42 etc
If I understand correctly, a coil spring offers a linear rate which is the same additional amount of force per 1/8 inch travel. ie 2, 4, 6, 8, 10,12, 14 etc
What this means is that on a coil spring you will blow through the suspension range very easily.
I may be wrong on this but I dont think so...
With a pivot point very similar to the Gemini I doubt it.. Besides, doesn't Cannondale offer a standard coil spring Prophet?The_Missile said:....beware switching an air shock to a coil on a prophet...