You ditch the P-Bone D fork and put on a Fatty Ultra.
I could not believe how much lighter the Ultra is than the old P-Bone D. I have a '97 F700 that I have mentioned several times here and it has the PBD fork. I found some tools in my garage that worked to pull the cartridge out of the PBD and refilled it with oil and it works as it should, but it is only 60mm of travel. I found the 80mm Ultra on fleabay for a decent price (and with V-brake mounts) so I bought it. First, I can't believe how easy it is to swap Headshoks around. A good smack with the deadblow hammer and it was out, and another couple of smacks and the new one was in. I put the bike on the scale and it went from 27lbs 13oz with the PBD to 27 lbs 5oz with the Ultra. That includes a pound of junk like the toolkit, a bell, and pedals with clips and straps. I can easily get this badboy down under 26lbs with some new tires and putting the clipless pedals back on. For now though it is fine.
The preload is set by adjusting air pressure on the Ultra, correct? I think I need to lighten the pressure, but I have to pick up a shock pump tomorrow before I go playing with it. I must have hit something when I was out riding Saturday because the rear tire was flat when I got the bike out to change the fork, otherwise I would have went for a spin tonight after it was back together.
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