Well, I picked up a new 2007 vertex 10 yesterday morning for a good price. I haven't rode a bike for 2 years now. Took it camping with me yesterday and logged a whole 5 kilometers on it (wireless computer), down dirt and gravel paths, through some bush with a couple good hills. So far so good. Almost. The gears were already being supercycle-like. We come back to town this morning and I took it to my lbs for a quick tune of the gears, and to look at some seats or gel covers for the seat. My ass is sore, it has been 2 years. They said to give the seat a chance, that it should be good, it is just me. Okay, will do. Shortly after I left the bike shop to ride down nice smooth paved trails today(while sitting even less than yesterday...), the gears are still not shifting properly. It is a new younger guy doing the tune-ups now, the very experienced guy that worked there 2 years ago is now gone. He had the cheaper alivio setup on my last bike much better than this deore and deore xt. I don't think this should be the case, and I will have to keep going back until they get it right. Such a pain. I read the marzocchi manual for the mx pro forks, and it is about as clear as fog. I assume the recommended setting for air pressure is for total pressure, (half of that pressure in each leg), because it seems okay so far at 25 psi in each leg. I am 165lbs. There is a rebound adjustment on the bottom of the right fork leg, which the manual says nothing about for the mx pro model. I don't think I would get much help for pressures at the lbs, the new sales guy said before I bought the bike that he had his fork set at 140 psi. If you tried that with these forks I think you'd blow the seals out of them. In fact, the manual recommends 35-45 psi for my weight. Both legs are for positive air pressure on the regular mx pro. I think. The manual covers and groups 5 or 6 different models together and you have to try to decipher it. My lbs used to be a quality, knowledgeable shop. Now with the new maintenance guy and new sales guy, I kind of already regret buying my new bike there. Any tips or suggestions for this bike would be appreciated.
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