Mountain Biking - upgrade
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http://www.falconcycles.co.uk/CORP/grfx/bikes/CB06/StoneRiver.jpgi have a standard mountain bike (claude butler stone river, £250, single suspension) and have started doing jumps on it, anyone got any ideas on extra parts or parts to upgrade??
07-07-06, 01:27 PM
well a more suitable fork would be in order... looks like your current fork has only 80mm of travel, or even less.
07-08-06, 12:53 AM
what price range are you going for and where are you going to buy it from?
If you're doing jumps then... probably get a longer travel fork and Chainguide? But definitly should consider the fork.
If you are doing jumps then NO you don't need longer travel than 80mm. However I agree that a new fork with better dampening is in order. Pretty much for jumping you don't want more than 120mm but 60-80mm gives th bike great feeling. Chainguide is good if you jump, but do you also do XC on that bike?
i dont do huge jumps but i just find that when i do one the chain realy bangs and most of the time falls off, the gear system seem a little delicate as well is there anyway to toughen them up?
07-08-06, 07:57 AM
That's not a jumping bike. You're voiding your warrentee and not using the bike correctly. I'd suggest buying a frame that would suit you better. Azonic Steelhead's are one of the cheapest dirt jumping frames around, and pretty well built. That's what I think you should upgrade.
07-08-06, 11:38 AM
yeah, not a jumping bike. Maybe upgrade the whole thing...?
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