Thursday, June 15, 2006

mont snow

it's on like donkey kong.

haven't rested much since mohican, trying to set-up mt snow w/o losing too much. last yr, in me mind, it was all 'bout the climb, rim brakes and all. it rained and i got wrecked on the descent. luckily, had a set of 1.95 serac's in the car, w/o those, things wouldn't have
just been ugly, but broken. there are a couple scary lines and if you ain't on yer game, it's lights-out, huge, spectacular crashes - managed 3 on the first lap, took it easy after that. had a decent gap on the field going into the initial descent, exited the woods 2-3mins behind 1st. would climb back into position, get destroyed on descent. repeat. ugly stuff. was it the rim brakes or me?

can't rely on the, rockshox sid team, 'cause the lock-out spring is wicked wimpy and the thing locks-up on me at random. opening flood-gate helps, but have limited travel. 300miles on the fork and not pleased, nor are jamie and the boys, who've invested a lot of time on that beeyatch. so, will slap the old fox f100x on the steel deluxe (which ain't designed fer 100mm). curious to see how she handles, but won't know till tomorrow night. should be supa-sqiush, as long as steering isn't slowed dramatically, will be the balls.

'nother mystery is the chain suck from middle to little ring on the deluxe. haven't used the little ring all season, might as well take it off... rear derailluer was shot, new one going-on t-day, but don't see how'd that effect chain suck... kinda want to give it one more ride before ditching the little ring... but then again, haven't used it in two 100 milers, so do i really need it?... for the climb up Jay i will... but that's not this sunday...

did i mention, i love this freakin' race!


At 6/15/2006 11:46 AM, Blogger rick said...

I hear ya, I used the little ring (and big ring for that matter) so little that on my dos I have a single ring set up. Working great so far, no chainsuck and I can get up any climb and can still reach 25 mph on the 32/11. I'm very happy with it.

At 6/15/2006 1:17 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Fox should be good on the IF. I used a 100 on my Titus HT and didn't notice too much handling at all. You could alway drop that stem a tad (if you have spacers) or increase some sag.

Good luck!

At 6/15/2006 11:02 PM, Blogger IF Chicks said...

GOOD LUCK Jeff up in VT...
"may the swartz be with you !!"

At 6/16/2006 6:59 AM, Blogger Andy said...

You can't go wrong with 4 inches up front in this race! That f100 x will be the nuts! See you at the shop for a test ride and a couple cold beverages.


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