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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    What happens if I forget I have a bash guard and I go to shit into the big gear? Chain fall off? or is the guard fairly tight to the sprocket.
    The guard is very close to the middle ring so it shouldn't fall off. Mine never has. You can also adjust the limit screw of your front Der. so it won't shift past the middle ring. Brian or I could help you with that at the trail head before some ride. It would take all of 2 minutes.


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    Sweet! Can't wait to check it out!
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    Nice ride!
    Post pics on your virgin ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    I noticed that and just removed the reflectors, too lazy to retake pics. The only spec difference is that they have the mechanical disc brakes. No bash guard but did get a shock pump from them.

    Again thanks a lot for your assistance.
    Which mechanical brakes does it have?
    Brian

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    It's kind of funny; the specs I found for the 2007 list Juicy 7 (hydro) brakes, but the picture shows mechanical brakes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Which mechanical brakes does it have?
    I noticed that on the specs it list s the Juicy, but it has Avid BB7 mechanical-disc

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    I noticed that on the specs it list s the Juicy, but it has Avid BB7 mechanical-disc
    BB7's are great breaks.

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    Congrats, Jeff. Now that you've got a ride in, I'd be interested to hear you impression on it. Especially since you, like me, are new to serious riding have been on a hard tail for a few months. Was it an easy transition to FS? Was it what you expected (better? or perhaps underwhelming?) Aside from the suspension, how does the better quality (read: more expensive) bike compare to your Rock Hopper overall (shifting, braking, etc.)? I hope to be on an FS sometime soon, but plan to beat down the HT first.
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    I know one thing is for sure; those disk brakes we way less annoying than my rim brakes after riding through some mud. I HATE that grinding noise you get when you get mud on the rims...
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    The transition from the HT to the FS was very little and started to notice the advantages of FS right when we hit the trails as it smoothed out the ride a lot. With the FS it make climbing up things A LOT easier since it is keeping the rear wheel to the ground instead of bouncing around and even the down hills are nice now without the body taking the abuse. I also noticed very little bob in the rear suspension so it doesn't feel that you are losing any energy through that.

    The components are a lot smoother and precise when changing gears and the disk brakes are just awesome, minimal fade and quiet even through the wet and mud. It came with a wide set of handle bars on it and originally thought I would hate them, but am starting to get use to them and the extra stability they seem to give so I plan on giving them a couple more weeks and decide if I want to trim them down or not. They do kinda suck going through some of the tight twisty areas last night, but I didn't clip them into any trees so I guess they aren't that bad.

    Overall I am very happy with it and more than met my expectations. I am glad that I did ride the HT for a bit to learn on and maybe should of rode it longer, but this thing makes the ride a lot more fun. The only thing that I don't care for are the tires, they don't self clean and are really slick on the roots, but those are easy fixes and I might put the tires from my old bike on it.

    Now I am really looking forward to the next ride just to get out and play some more on it!

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