We bought an SGS Pro last week at Supergo for $1400. For that price, we figured if we didn't like it, we could sell it for little loss.
1) I can muscle it up our favorite hill, but my son can't. THis is not a surprise, but it sure would be easier with lower gearing. I have a 12x34 XT cassette I can put on it, but what about rings? Where can I get a 34T for the FSA crank?
2) Any problem with putting a QR on the seat clamp so we can move the saddle up and down as we switch off?
A few observations:
I had never ridden a real DH bike before. This thing is really cool going downhill, but lugging 46 lb uphill is, well, a challenge. At least the SPV shock does a great job of keeping the bob down to manageable levels. I think with 34x34 gearing we'll be OK.
A few of the DH tech things were a bit of a surprise. Like I said, I'd never ridden a real, dedicated DH bike before. The chainguide setup, wider BB, 165mm crank arms, oversized bar/stem, 12mm through axle on the rear are all things you don't find except on a DH bike.
The suspension feels great. I can't wait to get it up to Keystone to check it out for real.
We already had a set of Shimano SPD DH/BMX pedals, so we put those on the beast. I'm an XC guy, so I like the feeling of being clipped in, and it really helps going uphill.
The gothic script stickers are silly. My wife actually thought it was an Iron Horse 'Bro', and my daughter thought it was a 'Fro'. I think a Sharpie may be enlisted to put a 'fro on the skull.
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