Upgrading a BlackComb (come on guys, at least look at it!)
I have read many reviews on the mongoose blackcomb that praise the quality of the bike after being set up by a professional. I myself find it to be a fine bike to ride, not as nice as my dad's specialized, but still nice. I think it could use a different back shock, and considering that I will be doing downhill, a double crown downhill fork. Currently looking at a sr suntour mg-dh for the front fork.
I purchased it on sale at Walmart for $75. It was a return, had a flat back tire that they changed. I took it home and had my dad, a former bike shop employee (handy, eh?) set it up for me. Not bad for a bike that normally is $300, huh?
The actual frame is very strong, and feels nice and solid. The disc brakes were good, but I hated the discs so I will be changing them.
My dad has no experience with the trigger shifters, or the odd style of disc brakes on it. I don't know what to do, as I have no manual for it. Anyone have a manual or know how to adjust them? I turned the red knob, but its not enough to get rid of the rub.
Oh, and I am the sort of weekend warrior, and I am not planning on any 15 foot drops or anything like that, so it's no big deal that I have a low end bike.
The presence of walmart in the thread make me wary. What brand are the disks?
The link wont work for me, but do you have a pic you can post?
Department store bikes, no offence i have two of them, arent usually worh upgrading, especially with a dual crown fork, or using it for downhill.
I found the bike on the walmart site. Its one of the *better* DS bikes ive seen. Its an interesing shock set up, for sure.
And maybe yo could try the Promax site for a manual/support on the disks?
The bike itself is well built, and for 75 stones, you can't beat it. The bike has a ton of good reviews at dirtworld. Mostly the only complaints are that the bike is poorly assembled, but since my dad set it up, it runs fine. Just feels bouncy in the back end.
I might replace the crank arms, but the metal/plastic pedals HAVE to go, along with the hard grips.
UPDATE: My dad got the instructions and fixed the brakes/shifters. Now it rides smooth and all, but still might need a different front fork. Thanks for those who helped so far, and I would appreciate it if you kept it coming.