Just been and bought a Giant Rincon

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dogzy724
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Just been and bought a Giant Rincon

Postby dogzy724 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 01:05 am

hi there i new to all of this but have a keen interesting in getting out on my bike anyway to cut a long story short i knackered my bike up so went out and just got the Rincon until i can get the money together to replace it with an xtc. Anyway thats a little way off and been wondering what little upgrades is possible on the Rincon for now.

cheers

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supersonic
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Postby supersonic » Tue Jul 17, 2007 14:15 pm

For now just get new tyres, (kevlar beaded ones) and comfortable contact points. Don't get hung up on upgrades already! Upgrade as parts wear out.

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Postby S_J_P » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:01 am

As Supersonic says, contact-points first.

Get a comfy saddle (I use a Charge Spoon), some decent lock-on grips (such as Odi Yeti's), and a pair of pedals which suit you.

Giant's standard Kenda tyres leave a lot to be desired too, so something like Panaracer Cinders (steel-beaded pairs are pretty light and cheap too) should be a big improvement.

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Postby dogzy724 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 13:19 pm

great stuff yeh funny the tyres being mentioned i don't like them much myself either swapped them over to a set of tioga's i had in the shed lol and i using my shimano spd's as i'd rather go on a suicide mission than rip my shins apart with them man traps


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