How about some pics
Just built mine a couple of weeks ago, and had a couple of trail rides on it. I too am coming off a Stumpjumper hardtail, and have been riding only hardtails and rigid for the last 18 years. Yesterday I cleaned a couple of sections that I normally wouldn't attempt. I'm amazed by how much more confident I am on this frame. I really love the way it digs in on technical climbs. The sizing of the XL fits me perfectly too.Ottoreni said:I've been riding hardtails close to a decade. This is my first full suspension. THis thing rides like its on rails. Even though it is heavier than my Stumpjumper, my usual lap was much quicker than before, felt more fun, and easier.
No. His are DT Swiss 4.1 Disc Rims with CK hubs... he's a bling ho' but he's too humble to admit itOttoreni said:Are those FSA 300's you have on yours? How do you like them. I'm thinking about those, Cane Creek Zonos, or a LBS built set. 300-400 bucks is my range.
Again, thanks all for the information.
Sorry, I was eating dinner. Yes, what Warp said. DT SuperComp spokes and red nipples too. Great wheels, and though they're not cheap, I'm worth it.Warp2003 said:No. His are DT Swiss 4.1 Disc Rims with CK hubs... he's a bling ho' but he's too humble to admit it
Warp2003 helped me change the oil. We used this excellent site on the 03 from BikerX40:Ottoreni said:How much harder/easier than any of those? I know someone has instructions on the 03 model.
Plus, after it's bedded in (some say 50 hours), that stuff looks like texas tea.cactuscorn said:marzocchi is well known for overfilling their forks creating a shortness of travel amongst other problems. take tigers advice here. youll be pleased im sure.
For some mysterious reason, it doesn't works like that on ETA side of a '04. We could get to remove the top cap, but the red 10mm nut blocks a plastic spacer that holds the spring in place. Maybe we were missing something tired as we were... but there was a trick there that's not written somehow.cactuscorn said:hey tiger, im not positive on newer eta forks but the older ones were pretty easy and much like the newer non eta's. remove the eta knob/damping knobs first, then both top caps from the crown. theres a 10mm jam nut of sorts under the top caps. pull up on the offending cap extending the damper rod to expose this tool face and turn both in opposite directions to remove the cap, the nut, then the spring. let me know if this is the fix. im curious.
Damn, you're fast. Or I'm slow. You beat me to the punch. Glad you clarified it re: the spacer. Anyone else able to shed light on this one?Warp2003 said:For some mysterious reason, it doesn't works like that on ETA side of a '04. We could get to remove the top cap, but the red 10mm nut blocks a plastic spacer that holds the spring in place. Maybe we were missing something tired as we were... but there was a trick there that's not written somehow.
That worked fine for the HSVC side, but the ETA side was different. I think. The 10mm didn't remove it. It was late, and a few Modelos had been consumed (always the best time to strip a fork down). Warp might remember it better. I'm not averse to trying the whole thing again soon, andd chronicling it for posterity.cactuscorn said:let me know if this is the fix. im curious.
Cool Cactus, good news. Reverse thread, right? OK, I'm going to check that out in the new year when I get back from my travels. Better pick up some more oil north of the border.cactuscorn said:ya left the red bit on? doh! theres the issue guys. it threads off the rod, then the plastic doohicky comes off followed by the spring thingus. maybe i shoulda clarified this more before. sorry.
Maybe it's just my brain that's reverse threaded. Need to polish off a case of these before flying to the States on Wednesday:cactuscorn said:dont remember it bein reverse threaded.