No way I would start her on such a nice bike. Her first bike
was a Kona Caldera. It was a hard tail and she rode the heck out of it.It was
9 years old. We were in Whistler last year and we rented a dual suspension for
her and that was that.
Just platform-She does not want to even think about clip in. She is afraid
of falling while being clipped in. I Have been unable to convince her other wise. She
is doing fine on the plat forms though. Today I dialed the sag in on her fork and shock. We
are going to try it out at China Camp tomorrow(nor cal-bay area). I have given very nice
gifts in the past but this is the first time she has giggled like a little girl. I think I did good.
My wife is 5"5 1/2 it is a small frame. We are still dialing in the fit. We will probably end up taking a spacer or so. I did pick out the components with help from my lbs. The Hope hubs and 50/50 pedals were his idea along with the SLX kit. The front and rear derailleurs are XT and they were my idea. Also when I saw the new Chris King bottom bracket I said lets go for it also.
Overall she is very happy and has already planned a ride this next weekend
to break it in some more. She has also said she forgives me for not telling her about my Ibis Mojo SL before I brought it home.:eekster:
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