TRICKS, UPGRADES OR TIPS?
While we enjoyed the simplicity of riding the RSD with the stock
rigid fork, we found the ride was improved with the addition of a
suspension fork. We swapped the stock fork for a Lauf Carbonara
fork, which is a leaf-spring-design, carbon fat bike fork with 60
millimeters of travel. This little upgrade made a big difference in
the rideability of the bike. You could also go with a traditional fork,
like a RockShox Bluto; however, we think the simple functionality
of the Lauf fits this bike well.
The Avid BB7 brakes work exceptionally well, with plenty of
power to stop those big tires, but they need to be set up
properly to achieve maximum power. A poorly adjusted
brake won’t be able to stop those big wheels. Take
time to set the brakes up properly.
Big Maxxis: The Minion FBF and FBR
fat tires certainly are not the lightest, nor
do they roll the fastest. However, they
deliver more traction than we’ve felt in
nearly any tire we’ve ever tested. All you
have to do is find the right pressure.
Ready for adventure: You may not
be the quickest rider on the trail, but
this fat bike is ready for long rides if
you have the leg power to push it.