why don't you go all out and put that super monster on that you were talking about:coo:
… i'd suggest the 66 as well…if you get the 888 then you'll want to launch off stuff that could get you hurt…break a finger or something….
You'll be pleasently surprised by how the new breed of bikes ride. Like a lot of guys will say, you need to ride a few to get a feel for what is right for you. I recently swiched from a 2003 Norco launch to a 2006 Norco Six because it felt a lot like my old bike on the downhill but it was more fun to ride uphill and on trails. I doesn't sound like you've got a any "bad" bikes on your list. Just make sure the components will hold up to your size.
I have ordered a few things from bikeroom lately, (Z1 SL, hub and disc,) and all were received quickly. I have found in the past that an email to Dave has usually cleared up any timing issues. I try to be understanding of delays and I don't expect anyone would respond quickly to "where the f@ck are my parts!!"
Unless you are going fast or braking for long periods of time, you won't notice much difference.
What type of bike is it going on?
I am putting the 8" setup on a 05 Norco six1 (with custom 06 rear end= total 34lbs).
The reason for the upgrade is long winded but here goes…I had an all mountain setup before with a Marz AM1 with 6" rotor. Changes were needed- I wanted the 20mm axle stiffness up front and to make the bike more freeride friendly, so I recently bought a 06 Z1fr SL. While in the process of rebuilding a wheel and needing to buy another rotor (due to compatibility issues,) the thought naturally came up; "if 6" is good won't 8" be better??"
Total cost for the upgrade (all done through bikeroom)
Z1 Fr Sl= $499
Quando hub= $39
8" shore proof disc= $16
Value of a bike that you enjoy riding= priceless!
Thanks for the feedback; the upgraded bike should be together for the weekend!
There will be a difference and quite noticeable at that but it does depend upon what and how your ride as well, as to whether its actually needed, however if its cheap id say go for it.
Cheap is a relative word. If I get noticeable results then it is money well spent, with no results then even $60-$70 is a waste.
Were you asking the style or skill of my riding? Style varies from Dh/FR at Whistler a few times a year and fromme to "soft-core" local BC trails like the shed and mt. softball. Skill depends on the day…
I am building up a new front wheel to go with the new fork (06 Z1 sl). I was running a 6" disc (centreloc), bmx axle, w/ Xt hydro brakes [HTML_REMOVED] goodrich lines. The feel and modulation blew away my last hfx 9's! I need a new rotor anyway, so I am considering just getting an adapter to run 8". Has anyone done this upgrade or have feedback about the difference??
I have a new 06 Z1 SL on order, (thanks bikeroom.) I have heard from a few people that the 66sl and other air forks require 5-10 hours of break-in time before feeling plush. Just wanted to see if anyone else had gone through this and had any tips.