Just got my first proper MTB in the mail today, it's an On-One Inbred, with XT mechs, LX cranks, RockShox Judy fork, Hope front disc and hub and various other funky bits. Only £315 too, bargain
Anyway, this is my first experience with suspension and discs, and I'm trying to figure it all out, so bear with me. First the fork. I know they generally have various adjustable bits, but what are they all (specifically on Judys, I think they're '03s) and what effect will it have on the ride? Is servicing a definate LBS job (I'm pretty good with spanners under normal circumstances)? It feels a bit grainy, like there's grit inside it or something, does it need servicing (probably should do it anyway, just to be on the safe side)?
The disc is very nice, but it doesn't look like the ones on Hope's website (it's all silver, not black and gold), so I'm assuming it's an older version (one piston each side, 8 inch, ISO mounted). Is there any way to adjust lever travel, as it pulls a little close to the bars for my liking? The lever feels like it's bent, or rather twisted, but it looks like it's meant to be that way, are all Hope levers weird like that (looks almost new, so I doubt it is bent)? How easy is it to change pads? How often? Any good brands/types?
Thanks for the help, I must sound like such a noob, but I really do know about bikes, just not the bits with oil in them
edit: Here's the link http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW