So I have an IRO mark V and its a blast to ride. Im getting big into freestyle stuff such as different kinds of skids, leg over the handlebars, 180, 360 etc. A trick that i almost had but was struggling with pulling out of was a 360 skid with one leg over. However, the other day I hopped on my friends newly built pista concept and was able to pull it off no problem, smooth as butter.
Now aside from the obvious fact that his bike is worth 4 times what mine is, and is plain and simple a better bike, we boiled it down to the possibility that the slacked out nature of the IRO might be to blame for the fact that i struggle to pull the skid off as smoothly on my bike, since it would cause me to be less over the front wheel.
1. Do you agree with this diagnosis?
2. If so, what can be done to correct it? (New fork recommendations, amount of rake to eliminate, etc.)