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Old 11-25-04, 01:01 PM   #1
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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

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Old 11-25-04, 02:10 PM   #2
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Holy crap, congrats on the find man! you got a serious good deal there!

Anyway, the Hope Discs you've got are 03's i think, that is why they're silver, they didnt change them to black until 04 if im not mistaken.....

The fork, well, its a pretty good fork, but dont go doing anything extreme on it, because it wont hold up, just dont huck off big drops and you should be alright, the reason they feel gritty, to be honest, i havent got a clue, maybe they just need a service, if they havent been serviced since they were new, they are probably due for a service, or you can buy a new fork depending on what your using it for, you can pick up a reaonable fork on offer for 150, i even saw an RST Gila fir 50, but this fork is pretty similar to the judy, but thats up to you....

Anyway, good find, get out and ride that beast
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Old 11-25-04, 03:07 PM   #3
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damm man, thats a pretty sweet deal for an 03 bike with xt stuff and hope dics...for some of the stuff, look on the company website like rock shox has a pretty good site for looking at the specs of forks and such....
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Old 11-25-04, 03:55 PM   #4
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Sounds like a great bargain. For the fork servicing theres park tool site or something. Some of the other members here would know. Also, check the bike over for any cracks or anything. And I don't know anything about disc pads and what brands are good. Avid, I would suppose.
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get a set of semi metalic brake pads... kool stop is a good brand.
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