> Ride-A-Lot wrote:
>>>>Cherry popping will be this weekend.
>>>Those tires look used.
>>The new ones hadn't arrived yet so I put some old ones on. I had to
>>setup the derraileur some way and without riding and adjusting it
>>never works right.
> The SRAM should have worked fine w/o riding for more setup but then I've
> never used the thumb shifter approach either. I've never had to mess with
> my grip shifts once I've set them up per instructions other than adjusting
> for cable stretch.
> No more shimano derailleurs for me.
They were actually pretty close to perfect. The front actually gave me
the most problem, but it usually does. I can't do grip shifters. It's
just too awkward. The SRAM's will take a little getting used to
compared to XTR. I keep forgetting it's only the thumb.
I took it out on the little piece of trail I built (.25 miles) across
the street from my house this morning. What a tremendous difference in
the ride compared to my other bikes. People are not kidding when they
say how tight the ride is. I was thinking it was all hype, but I have
to say it is extremely responsive. The SPV in the Manitou works.
Another thing I thought was just hype. It stayed nice and firm until I
took a good hit and it went into action. Now I just have to put it to
use on a real hill/mountain. Unfortunately we are riding Pennypack on
Sunday which is not a good test.
o-o-o-o Ride-A-Lot o-o-o-o