Join Date: Dec 2011
Bikes: 2011 Specialized Sirrus, 2013 Yuba Boda Boda Sport
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Yuba El Boda Boda
After test riding locally & going to Portland to check out their offerings, I got an El Boda-Boda!! In a week's time, I've already racked up over 20 miles
I am really happy with the bike
, but there are a few things I would like to run by you guys for your opinion.
1. Brakes- I don't know if I need to take them in to get adjusted or ?? (The guys at the shop say to bring it in for a overall check/tune-up after 100 miles). I don't know if it's an adjustment thing or if I need to save to upgrade, but on regular, dry road stopping, the brakes don't feel secure when descending on a hill nor on wet roads when it was raining. They are Promax V
. Would disc brakes work for this type of bike and be a good choice or is there one that's comparable to the type that's already on the bike, but with better stopping power?
2. Should I upgrade their tires? Right now, they have Kenda 26" x 1.95" wire bead tires
. Is there one that is a good "all-season" tire to swap out for? I ride a lot in the rain (Oregon
), and hope to do some snow commuting again.
3. I'm definitely upgrading their pedals, VP 535 nylon pedals. They are slippery and I don't like how they look. Even though it's not "fashionable," I'm going to go with metal claw ones.
Lastly, is just a general question. Does anyone know how to work the tail lights on the Bionex battery? I couldn't find anything in the manual & nobody's at the shop I can ask right now.
Thanks in advance