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Race prepping a bike

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
edited February 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Ive already got the bike working fully, taken the seals out of the hubs,faced and chased and all that business and set my positioning up quite agressively.
I'm after any tips with regards to getting it to be faster, lighter, stronger? Road tips welcomed too.


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    bike is a what?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,207
    Lighter tubes and tires that weigh less in return for a trade off in durability would be a good one. Possibly wheels too if you can afford it.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Bike is a decathlon 9 frame with dt swiss x430 rims, xt drivetrain and gears, specialized hub up front, manitou 3 way rear shock and tora forks. I'm not wanting to upgrade just yet, just get tips for how to better prepare it for racing. The suspension's set up correctly and everything, even if it does have that censored poploc.
    And yeah, missed that one, i think i will be going tubeless soon, when i can find a decent bottle of sealant.
  • get yourself lighter faster and stronger. sprinting burst work is always going to be good. IIRC 3/4 of training should be @75% and the no more than a 1/4 at max effort.
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