Thinking of fitting burgatec offset shock bushings to increase the head angle to try and make make my 2012 five a slightly more capable climber. I have two questions: 1. Will it work to a worthwhile amount. & 2. What other effects will it have on handling and geometry.
Presuming that you want to stop the front being too light and wandery then weighting the front is the best way to go.
Expensive option - forks that plop to a shorter length just for the climbs.
Cheaper option - flatter bars.
Cheapest option - flip stem, increase shock pressure, or shift body position.
My World Cup Black Box Revs have the shorter thingy available, but I always forget it's there and get my body position shifted - forward on the seat until I fear being violated by the nose of the saddle, and as low as possible at the front.
Don't be one of those riders who adopt 'Riding Position #1' and never change it, where you put your weight has waaaay more effect than anything else on how your bike behaves.
Last edited by oldnick; 04-05-13 at 09:52.
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