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  1. #1
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    Feb 2008

    Ghost shifting on my new El Fuego

    I took my new El Fuego out for the first time yesterday... oh man is she pretty. I'm still getting used to the difference in geometry from my old bike, but our first date went well... a little nervous, somewhat tentative, lots of fondling, and... some misfires. "I swear, that's never happened to me before".

    On the rough stuff, I'm getting some ghost shifting. I can't decide if that's due to suspension related cable stretch, improper chain length, improper sag adjustment on the shocks, or just new bits getting broken in and stretching.

    Any advice on how I can narrow it down?

    In case it helps...

    2007 El Fuego, size "med"
    XTR 970 drivetrain and shifters
    XTR chain
    Fox 100mm F RLC fork [I need to get the 80mm spacer]
    Fox float R rear shock (no lock out)

    (Thank God for Ebay!!!!)

    Would pics help?

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    Feb 2008

    figured it out

    Turns out it was just cable stretch. Tightened it up and now she's shifting perfectly.

    Holy crap this bike rides nicely. Vanilla puddin'.

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    Consider running full housing


    to the RD.

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