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    Finally got my bike upgraded (pic)

    Hey everyone....I finally got my 02' Psylo SL installed and my new Shimano RH-M540 wheelset. It rides like a completely different bicycle now. I upgraded from a Judy TT fork and the difference is like night and day. The wheelset feels more rigid yet I don't detect a weight increase. I definitely am satisfied with the upgrades!! Thanks to everyone here on the forums who helped me at one point or another!! Here's a little before and after pic I whipped up quickly on mspaint. Before (top left, bottom left) and after (top right, bottom right).
    2002 Trek 4500
    Rockshox Psylo SL, 2003 Shimano WH-M540 wheelset

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    pic
    2002 Trek 4500
    Rockshox Psylo SL, 2003 Shimano WH-M540 wheelset

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    nice wheels and good choice on the upgrades. The lighter wheelset will definately make the bike faster and the Psylo will help a lot with just about everything, especially over the Judy TT

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    I have the same bike and I was thinking about upgrading my wheels. Just don't know what to go with. I know I want to get some wider tires. Was thinking these, http://www.supergo.com/itemdisplay.a...company=Maxxis

    Should I upgrade my wheels too?

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    Now get thee out and purchase some pedals.
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    Is the Psylo SL on the fly adjustable 80-100mm?
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    Originally posted by DrGonzo
    Is the Psylo SL on the fly adjustable 80-100mm?
    Yes, and then some. It is on the fly adjustable from 80-125mm
    Last edited by Ge|atinousFury; 02-22-03 at 04:44 PM.
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    Originally posted by Rotifer
    Now get thee out and purchase some pedals.
    Yeah that's the next thing on my shopping list.......fortunately I received tons of suggestions on my pedal thread here in the mtb forums
    2002 Trek 4500
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    yowza, nice wheels! and susp fork!
    I've wondered about those low spoke count
    wheels, and strenght, they just look like
    they cannot take weight
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    Nice! The Psylo must be a big step up in ride quality from the Judy

    I've got R540's on my road bike and they're doing great so far. Very tough wheel.

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    Originally posted by VegasCyclist
    yowza, nice wheels! and susp fork!
    I've wondered about those low spoke count
    wheels, and strenght, they just look like
    they cannot take weight
    Just built differently. Most paired spoke wheels use heavier spokes, and they are at a very high tension compared to traditional wheels. Also the load is shared because each pair goes to the same point on the rim.

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    Hey, how do you like the increased suspension travel as far as geometry goes. Is it still decent on the climbs and tight singletrack? I'm thinking about upgrading from the 80 mm skareb to a marz' 105 mm MX Comp/ETA on my stumpie HT (when i get it, 19'' aren't available to my LBS yet so I'm saving some extra money for more upgrades so I can have the perfect bike for me when it is available. ) I've been hitting the downhills faster lately and I'm worried the lightweight skareb won't be enough for me (I'm a bit of a clydesdale at about 190). Oh ya and nice bike love the new rims.

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    Originally posted by tokus
    Hey, how do you like the increased suspension travel as far as geometry goes. Is it still decent on the climbs and tight singletrack? I'm thinking about upgrading from the 80 mm skareb to a marz' 105 mm MX Comp/ETA on my stumpie HT (when i get it, 19'' aren't available to my LBS yet so I'm saving some extra money for more upgrades so I can have the perfect bike for me when it is available. ) I've been hitting the downhills faster lately and I'm worried the lightweight skareb won't be enough for me (I'm a bit of a clydesdale at about 190). Oh ya and nice bike love the new rims.
    Thanks for the compliments Tokus (and everyone else). I can't speak for the 125mm setting because I haven't needed that much travel yet, but for the 100mm setting, the slight geometry change hasn't bothered me any. The bicycle handling is still great. I did tell the LBS to take 2 of the 3 spacers out between the headset and the stem to lower the handlebars by about an inch, though. While that didn't change the geometry of the frame any, it does feel more comfortable than with the spacers installed.
    2002 Trek 4500
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    sweet wheels dude.
    Booyah!!

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    Nice bike, I would be wary of using the 125 mm of travel on the psylo, because it might be too mush travel for that frame.
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