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    Jan 2006

    Moab bike set up?

    I'm off to Moab this June and will be riding my Trek Fuel 90 that is set up for woodland x-country. What changes to the bike set up would be good for Moab as far as tires, fork oil weights (lighter or heavier) shox settings (hard, soft), suspension sag, handlebar hight, etc.. I have two wheel sets, Rolf Satellites and Sun Big Fat Mammoths. What should I carry for spares. Will a Camelbak Mule be sufficient or do I need a Blowfish or Hawg. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    Jan 2004
    • Tires: something with stout sidewalls and stiffer, broader, and flatter knobs. No superlight XC racing tires.
    • Fork Oil: no change; whatever you fork mfg recommends.
    • Suspension: Depends on what you're going to be riding. Generally though, no drastic mods need to be made...unless you're going to be hucking off Mushroom Rock or something, which I'd drive down to see done on a Fuel.
    • Wheels: I'd say the Sun BFM's, definitely.
    • Carry at least two extra tubes at all times, and a patch kit.
    • 100oz of water. Better too much than too little.
    • I find a HeadSweats Coolmax beanie very helpful in keeping buckets of sweat out of my face, as well as preventing thru-the-helmet-and thinning-hair scalp sunburn.

    Hope that gets you started. Have fun!

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