...all I can say is I'm addicted. I bought an Ironhorse Warrior 1.3 from Dick's Sporting Goods. I figured I'd learn how to ride with this one and not destroy a $1000 bike in the process The only other bikes I've ever had have been from Walmart or Toys R Us...so this bike feels VERY different So I went for my very first trail ride...it was awesome, but I already have problems:
1- The 8mm allen screws that hold the cranks on loosened several times. I tightened them down 3 or 4 times while at the trail and they would still loosen. The crank is a Truvatin isoflow. Is this normal on a new bike? Any suggestions?...I'm considering using some red loctite
2- When I stand up to pedal hard, I hear a creek coming from the crankcase. When I first bought the bike, I rode it for a day in my parking lot and heard this same creek...I took it right back to the store and they fixed it..until now. What could be causing it? Bad bearings already?
3- My biggest problem while riding was keeping my feet planted on the pedals. When I would ride over roots or rocks, the ride was very rough and I had trouble staying on my pedals. I'm really looking into getting a decent set of clip pedals. Would it be wise to switch to clip pedals now? What are a good set of clip pedals that won't break the bank?
4- The Cane Creek headset is already loose. There is some play between the front fork and the frame. How can I adjust this?
Before I started riding, my hobby was cars...still is...so I figure there isn't much I wouldn't be able to do to this bike with my tools...so don't be afraid to get technical! Also, what essential upgrades would you recommend right off the bat?...things to consider: I'm 6ft tall, 215 lbs, and hope to ride every weekend...I'm also the type of rider that's not scared of hitting any sort of jump....and falling :P...so I guess you could say a bit on the harsh side
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