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    Mojave 8.0 replacement parts?

    I just got back from a hard ride with a few friends. Mud, river crossings, jumps and rocks. i went through a thorough cleaning as i always do after a ride but this time i noticed a few missing parts. I had a blue lever on my fork for adjusting my shocks, it was quick and easy i really used this. Unfortunately, its not there anymore, anyone know where i can get a new piece like this? Also, i got a flat, i fixed it on the trail but it was really unpleasant. Thus, im looking for some durable inner tubes. I looked at liners, but didn't dig it. Slime seemed like it would mess up balance. I can handle the weight of a heavy duty tube, but i could not find some for a 26 X 2.10 tire. Blah, so frustrating.

    Should i upgrade to clip ins? i feel like its a horrible idea especially if i were to fall or if i needed to slide through a turn.

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    For the knob on your fork, it would help to know what fork you have. I recommend contacting the manufacturer via your local bike shop. They can order all sorts of random parts that are not sold retail.

    Flats happen. Fact of life.
    There are some "thicker" tubes available, but the weight goes up, obviously. Make sure you're running a large enough tube. They usually come with a range of tire sizes on them, so make sure you're not stretching a 1.5 to fit in a 2.1 tire....that will weaken the tube. Check your tire pressure too. If you're getting pinch flats, you should increase your pressure and try that out.

    "Clip-ins" are actually called Clipless, because the eliminate the need for toe clips (those cage things). Clipless pedals are awesome. There is a slight learning curve, but it's really not as bad as people make it sound. Once you master entry/exit, you'll love them. And yes, you can unclip one side to "slide" through a turn and clip back in. No problem.

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    Are there any alternatives for adjusting the suspension? any other way i can make it softer.

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    You can get softer springs (for coil/oil forks), or lower the air pressure (air sprung forks), and depending on the model you own, you can adjust certain settings, such as the preload (which is based on your weight).

    Once again....it would help to know what model you have.

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    SR XCR 100 mm suspension fork

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    Looks like that model has a preload adjuster, and a lockout. Check the user manual, and follow the steps for adjusting the preload....or, if you want to just mess about, it's lefty-loosey-righty-tighty on the preload knob. This will make the shock feel softer.

    And for that lock-out lever, you'll have to see about ordering that through your local shop. It's a lower-end fork, so I doubt you'll find any complete re-build kits that include those sorts of parts.
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    with that fork, there may be a few replacement parts for it ... but there arnt any kind of 'rebuild and mod' kits ...i have the same fork ... overall you would be better off saving up some money and getting something like a RS Tora 318 air fork ... or any other one that has a larger aftermarket.

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