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How many rides to get a new bike dialled in?

reformedfattyreformedfatty Posts: 543
edited April 2017 in MTB workshop & tech
Out of curiosity, how long does it normally take you to get a new bike 'just right' - gearing properly indexed and clean, controls in just the right spot, no clicks / creaks, shock and tyre pressures all happy?

I finally seem to have just about reached that spot now with my rocket but it must have been after about 20-30 hours riding since it's initial build! In my defence it was second hand with some knackered components along the way..


  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    As a tweaker some time in the future.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    I've ridden 35 miles over two weeks on my new full suss, and I think I'm nearly there. It's certainly down to little tweaks now, and I don't think there'll be any next time I ride. Oddly, it's not far away from where I started, but I guess you need to make changes to know that!
    Daddy, Husband, Designer, Biker, Gamer, Geek
    Bird Aeris 120 | Boardman Team 650b | Boardman Pro FS | Calibre Two.two
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    I have never managed it .. pretty much every ride something is always "out" and just as I get it perfect, something breaks
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