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Two quick questions

borisfaceborisface Posts: 273
edited April 2014 in MTB beginners
Hi experienced long-time roadie, had mtbs back in late 1980's before disks/front sus so want to know:-

1. When to use fork lock out - only for road climbs or is it best to engage for offroad climbs too?

2. Is there a knack to replacing wheels so that the disks don't rub on the pads?

Riding charge duster with manitou marvel pro forks - awesome

Cheers

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  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    borisface wrote:
    1. When to use fork lock out - only for road climbs or is it best to engage for offroad climbs too?

    Whenever/wherever you think pedalling efficiency is more important than control and comfort - entirely subjective.
    2. Is there a knack to replacing wheels so that the disks don't rub on the pads?

    if you initially set them up with the qr skewer fully engaged, and do them up to the same pressure each time, then the rotor should always end up centred between the pads.
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    1. Whenever you like
    2. There's no change between the disc/hub/dropout geometry so they should be centred every time. If they aren't then you need to adjust them so that they are and then it shouldn't happen again!
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
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