Gravity Is Yer Friend
Join Date: May 2002
Location: "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
Bikes: Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
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Well the Nationals are coming up in 2 weeks so I am getting my bikes ready for the race.
Put some new BlackSpire cranks on the Stinky, replaced the brake levers (broke 'em at Sea Otter) and lubed evrything up.
Then I swaped out my XT 11-34t cassett on my Primo for a Ti 11-21t Dura-Ace and then decided to try something different.
I have never been a big fan of GripShift but I decided to give it a shot. So I swaped out the Rapid-Fire for a Grip-Shift. I must say, I should have down this along time ago. It is so much easier to shift at speed and in the technical sections because my fingers are not trying to find the shifter. The newer versions seem to work a hel-of-alot better then the older ones. I was also going to give there derailer a shot but I was told, from a reputable source, that the SRAM derailers tend to break fairly easy. Even the racers sponsored by SRAM swap out for a shimano der. when racing 4X, DS or a realy nasty DH. So I just keept the one I have on.
Thats all for now.