Monday, April 4, 2011

Like new if not better

Over the first couple of races back in 2011 my Rockshox SID fork was feeling a bit sluggish, that and the multitude of hours collected while racing in 2010 I decided it was time to treat the XX Worldcup SIDs to a well earned service. My choice for shock and fork servicing is by Duncan from DIY MTB, servicing are carried out in a professional and timely manner. For the SIDs it was a clean, lube and a new set of Racing Brothers seals. I look forward to putting these seals through their paces over the next few months. While the bike was being serviced I noticed a small amount of play in the rear suspension. After some troubleshooting it was isolated to a single pivot then further to the du bush within the pivot. Duncan from DIY MTB again came to the rescue, this time with some new bushes from Racing Brothers. With the Racing Brothers bushes fitted there was no more play from the rear suspension. Problem solved. It is also time to change the chain on the Yeti. A certain semi wet six hour ride in Pt Macquarie and then dry and dusty ride at Mt Annan were the last straw for a chain that has also seen a 24hr. I have been running a SRAM nine speed hollow link chain and at this point see no point in differing as they seem to be holding up quite well.

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