I remember them days.
Originally Posted by brian
Then I joined and have done my best to be a constant p.i.t.a ever since. I think I've done a good job of that and I am unanimous in my decision.
A good example of an 'awakening' would be long-time member and old pal Goosedog.
He ran a 160 distanza or scorpion sync on his 610 for years. Both on the 4.25" rim. Always swore that it was just fine, did everything great, fit fine no worries. And his 610 was trick, full Ohlins front and rear amongst lots of other stuff. We always ragged him that 160 was too big for that rim. Didn't matter, wasn't gonna run a 150. He was happy.
Then he wanted black wheels. So he laced up a 5.00" in the back while he was at it. Put the 160 back on the new wheel.
Couldn't stop him from talking about how much better the bike handled. Faster, sharper, stickier, leaner, meaner.., every adjective you've ever heard in the magazines. And Goosedog is a clean fast rider, so for him to be thrilled with a change was a big deal. It's no fault, he just never knew what he was missing until he got the chance to try something different.
He happily admitted "You guys were right".
It's not cause we're genius. It's cause we done f-ked up that too-big-a-tire-on-too-small-a-rim long time ago. So we just try to pass that info along. A few mm sqeeze here & there on a tire makes a huge difference. For some, it's not that important and I suppose that's ok, just as long as you are comfortable on your bike.
The Suspension Answer-man:
You all laugh because I'm different.
I laugh because you're all the same.