Join Date: Oct 2005
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Originally Posted by TwinCam
Dude I had a complete no-footer loss of pedals early in the ride today. Came down right on the ol gooch. I blame the heat getting to me. It happened over some fast chop. Replaced my tootsies without touching the brakes and kept hauling ass. After that I thought about you guys!
This belongs in daily ride reports.
gpss: (what's that stand for anyhoo...a cross between gps and epss?)
+1 on the info posted. The Rockshox Dart is no better than your Suntour. Save the money for a rockshox Tora with "Motion Control" damping. (there are different configurations of Tora) You can get one on eBay for around $150-$200. The derailleurs on your bike will serve you well for a while.
It seems that some new people rate the level of their bike by the level of rear dearailleur that they have. It's like the first thing they do is get an XT or X.9 RD.
With the road riding you're accustomed to...your shifting performance probably would be fairly crucial, but on a mountain bike...there are probably "more important" components to emphasize. For now, I'd say just ride the heck out of it and enjoy. If you don't like the fork's performance...think about the Tora. If it really doesn't bother you right now...don't worry about it.