Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2008 Trek Portland, 1989 Nishiki Altron
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Was very lucky with getting the suspension set up, got it on my first try.
The bike is a very fun bike, very stable bike in the handling department. Don't notice a whole lot of pedal feedback. It never felt like it bottomed out. I'm quite glad I went for the 32 talas rlc over the 36 talas. The bike feels spot on at the 140mm setting. Only notice a very slight bit of brake jack, but I can easily live with that. Being that this is my first bike with an Air sprung fork and an Air Shock, I was a bit weary at first, but am now sold on them, very easy to setup.
Took it onto the rocks today to see just how well I have gotten accustomed to having a fully. The suspension easily sucked up the feel of the rocks, which gave me a quicker, more under control descent down some really rocky single track. It was a much more enjoyable experience climbing on this bike than it was for my previous hardtails. Was expecting for myself to take a bit to getting the bike to manual and being able to bunny a bit longer than I have. Literally took me no time to pick up to getting the bike off the ground and to get the front wheel off the ground for longer than 2 seconds.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with the bike. Can really ride this bike all day, so maybe a 24 hour race is in the future after all. No real complaints about the bike either. Would also like to try some super d racing on the fisher as well.