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    Why is my new ride SOOOO slow!?!?

    So, I have been riding a Jamis Team frame set up with 2007 Stumpjumper parts, but I sold it and pick up a Fetish Fixation. Putting aside the obvious question of why I sold the Jamis, I took the Fetish out yesterday and it felt like I was pulling a carriage behind me!! I was dead 2 miles in and couldn't climb for the life of me. What's up with that? Not only that, but I lost the chain twice during climbs (set up SS).

    Note: It is currently set up with 2.35 deep-treaded DH wheels, if I switched them out with some small-blocks would that change anything?

    HELP pleeeaaase.

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    A) tires b) weight c) gearing
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    maybe you need a redbull?

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    DH tires are made to grip and avoid flats, so they are usually heavy and sticky.
    Switching to something more XC oriented could loose a couple of pounds as well as improve how it rolls.

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    yes get those down hill tires off from that bike.. they are way over kill
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    Yeah, just what thy came with and I'm broke so until I sell them, there they stay, haha.Some brand I've never heard but apprantly they're nice for what they are

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    maybe you need a redbull?
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    I found this slowness problem afflicting all my bikes, they were getting passed on all the hills, and again on the downhills.

    So I took my bikes to a specialist.

    After extensive testing and examination he told me the simple cure was to replace a faulty component that was common to all the bikes.

    So how do I find one of those "better rider" things to put on my bikes so they go fast?
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    you popped your chain, twice? how noisy is it? i've been riding SS for almost 2 years and never popped a chain.

    sounds like your chain line is way off. that would cause a lot of drag in your driveline, and pop a chain. make sure your chainring and cog/FW are lined up to the tee... then get back to us.

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    No really, I am that slow
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    - Make sure the wheels & drivetrain spin freely.
    - See if running high pressure makes a difference.
    - Are you running a 100mm fork? Too long a fork can cause flaccid climbing.
    - is your chain too tight?

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    no need to swap them both...
    rear only will do the trick I figure, your energy's getting sapped by heavy dragging rear tire... extra traction up front's still a good idea!

    try just grabbing one, sure it'll help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Despacio
    Too long a fork can cause flaccid climbing.
    "Too long" and "flaccid" in the same sentence?!?! Now that is a conundrum.

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    yes how did it go
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