have much appreciated your advice on the newgroup, and am very interested in how you think a vivo
would do singletrack and mountain biking paths. not looking to do technical riding, but am hoping to
find longer car free paths, along the lines of the c and o canal, for long distance touring. i
commute on a vivo set up with stock suspension. thanks a lot for your advice, jeff baron
"Jude T. McGloin" wrote:
> Dennis, It will work fine. I have modified a few Vivo's to rigid fronts and one to a Pantour. If I
> was to be riding or commuting in an urban area with bad roads
> ie. potholes and constant road work I would elect to ride a Vivo with stock dual suspension. A
> Vivo used for good to excellent roads can be of the rigid or Pantour variety. If you plan on
> trail riding I would not recommend the Pantour...for obvious reasons. Any RANS dealer should
> be able to provide you with a rigid fork. I get them from RANS in black to match the Vivo rear
> triangle. Your riding style, type of riding ie. racing, competitive club, TT, touring,
> recreational... most prevelant riding conditions ie. terrain and surface, combined with any
> physical impairments ie. tender back etc. IMO are the considerations when choosing or
> modifying a bent or any bike for that matter.
> Jude....///Bacchetta AERO St. Michaels and Tilghman Island.. Maryland Wheel Doctor Cycle and
> Sports, Inc 1-800-586-6645 "Dennis Pedrick" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > I'm considering changing out the Ballistic front fork on my 2000 Vivo with a regular (V-rex?)
> > fork and a 1" travel Pantour hub.
> > Any pros or cons to this?
> > Regards -- Dennis