Most important component

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Most important component

Postby Rad2474 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 17:55 pm

Was riding at Hamsterley yesterday and had a little bit of a think when i got to the bottom of Transmission,Accelerator,Nitrous. Now i know i'm faster on my fs than i was on the hardtail and i was thinking is it because it's got better suspension and handles better which makes me go faster? But my hardtail wasn't slow,bit more bouncy though. I decided it's my slx brakes that i think are the single most important component as i just know they'll do the job and i can brake later and harder with them. ( especially compared to the avoids i replaced with them).What would you say is your bikes single most important component?

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Re: Most important component

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Jun 07, 2014 18:15 pm

The rider.

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Re: Most important component

Postby Angus Young » Sat Jun 07, 2014 19:18 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:The rider.


Silly answer. Predictable, too.
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Re: Most important component

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Jun 07, 2014 19:29 pm

A good rider can work with rubbish components and still ride fast. A rubbish rider will still be slow on the best bike in the world.
The rider makes more difference than any component.
The single most important bicycle part is the frame. All the bikes biggest characteristics come from geometry and rear suspension design.
Things like fork, shock and brakes are only as good as the person who sets them up.

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Re: Most important component

Postby Angus Young » Sat Jun 07, 2014 19:42 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:A good rider can work with rubbish components and still ride fast. A rubbish rider will still be slow on the best bike in the world.
The rider makes more difference than any component.
The single most important bicycle part is the frame. All the bikes biggest characteristics come from geometry and rear suspension design.
Things like fork, shock and brakes are only as good as the person who sets them up.


The rider is not a component. It's a ... er... rider.
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Re: Most important component

Postby FishFish » Sat Jun 07, 2014 19:49 pm

Valve cap (red).
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Re: Most important component

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Jun 07, 2014 20:00 pm

Angus Young wrote:
RockmonkeySC wrote:A good rider can work with rubbish components and still ride fast. A rubbish rider will still be slow on the best bike in the world.
The rider makes more difference than any component.
The single most important bicycle part is the frame. All the bikes biggest characteristics come from geometry and rear suspension design.
Things like fork, shock and brakes are only as good as the person who sets them up.


The rider is not a component. It's a ... er... rider.


The rider could definitely be considered a component, a part, a tool. In your case, definitely a tool.

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Re: Most important component

Postby Angus Young » Sat Jun 07, 2014 20:28 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:
Angus Young wrote:
RockmonkeySC wrote:A good rider can work with rubbish components and still ride fast. A rubbish rider will still be slow on the best bike in the world.
The rider makes more difference than any component.
The single most important bicycle part is the frame. All the bikes biggest characteristics come from geometry and rear suspension design.
Things like fork, shock and brakes are only as good as the person who sets them up.


The rider is not a component. It's a ... er... rider.


The rider could definitely be considered a component, a part, a tool. In your case, definitely a tool.


Nope. The rider is not a component. Don't be a tool.
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Re: Most important component

Postby cooldad » Sat Jun 07, 2014 21:23 pm

So the best way for me to improve my bike is get someone else to ride it?

Brilliant.

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Re: Most important component

Postby Cqc » Sat Jun 07, 2014 21:31 pm

Front tyre

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Re: Most important component

Postby Angus Young » Sat Jun 07, 2014 21:37 pm

cooldad wrote:So the best way for me to improve my bike is get someone else to ride it?


That would definitely help in my case.
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Re: Most important component

Postby FishFish » Sat Jun 07, 2014 22:21 pm

Fire Extinguisher.
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Re: Most important component

Postby supersonic » Sat Jun 07, 2014 23:47 pm

Fork.

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Re: Most important component

Postby FishFish » Sun Jun 08, 2014 07:12 am

Gramaphone.
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Re: Most important component

Postby felix.london » Sun Jun 08, 2014 07:32 am

having just swapped out the (sh1tty) Elixir R's on the Session for a spanking set of 4-pot Zee's I'd be inclined to agree with the OP and say brakes...on a DH bike at least.
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Re: Most important component

Postby DCR00 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:00 am

Well dialled suspension

IMO crap dampers can ruin a brilliant frame

Probably followed closely by brakes

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Re: Most important component

Postby paul.skibum » Sun Jun 08, 2014 16:03 pm

Tyres - good brakes do nothing if the tyres dont grip, good suspension is useless if the tyres dont grip, good rider is always going to struggle with bad tyres.
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Re: Most important component

Postby Angus Young » Sun Jun 08, 2014 16:33 pm

paul.skibum wrote:Tyres - good brakes do nothing if the tyres dont grip, good suspension is useless if the tyres dont grip, good rider is always going to struggle with bad tyres.


On the other hand...

Good tyres won't help much when your brakes don't stop you, good tyres won't grip if the suspension isn't keeping them in contact with the ground and you'd probably be faster than me any day, any place even if I was on a SC 5010C and you were on something you'd dragged out of a skip.
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Re: Most important component

Postby paul.skibum » Sun Jun 08, 2014 22:13 pm

Angus Young wrote:
paul.skibum wrote:Tyres - good brakes do nothing if the tyres dont grip, good suspension is useless if the tyres dont grip, good rider is always going to struggle with bad tyres.


On the other hand...

Good tyres won't help much when your brakes don't stop you, good tyres won't grip if the suspension isn't keeping them in contact with the ground and you'd probably be faster than me any day, any place even if I was on a SC 5010C and you were on something you'd dragged out of a skip.


Its a bit chicken and egg isnt it? brakes need tyres, tyres need brakes - suspension you can do without possibly (assuming you are a hippy of some sort)
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Re: Most important component

Postby Angus Young » Sun Jun 08, 2014 22:37 pm

paul.skibum wrote:It's a bit chicken and egg, isn't it?


That's what makes it interesting.
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