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New Bars Fitted


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By Brian - Posted on 15 December 2011

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

After riding the 29er with flat bars the risers on the Dale felt a bit weird so last night I fitted some nice FSA K-Force Carbon ones for the 8 1/4 hour on the weekend Smiling

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richo's picture

Hey mate i was just wondering how much does your bike weigh?

Brian's picture

In its current set up its 11.4kg using bathroom scales. I've had it below 11kg running lighter tyres.

GAZZA's picture

It's looking sweet and should be around 10.6kgs.
Not bad for a 5 inch travel bike!

hawkeye's picture

I think I recall you saying you weighed about 80kgs or so?

I know people have their individual preferences and a setup that one may like another might not, but I'm just wondering what pressures you run in your fork and shock?

GAZZA's picture

I couldn't tell you!
I check them so infrequently I forget. With the rear I do the sag test at about 25/30%.
I don't mind the front ending up a bit on the soft side as I have bad circulation in my hands so it's a bit nicer on the long rides. Plus I find when it's soft you can be a bit more aggressive in your cornering.

Brian's picture

I'll be doing a bearing reset tonight and setting the front and rear up for the race at Awaba so I can let you know. From memory the front was about 90 psi and I range around 72-73kg with gear depending on what back pack I'm using.

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