Originally Posted by ducnut
Who does that to such a bike?
Friend of a neighbor of mine.
Rode the snot out of his Litespeed. Never bothered to clean it.
Sad. Very sad. That poor bike picked the wrong owner.
Me? I'm not quite 'break out the q-tip and clean it every ride' kind of guy, but cleaner = lasts longer and works better.
I'll go thru mine every other week or so unless its been wet/muddy. The bike gets cleaned and re-lubed EVERY wet/muddy ride.
My first mtn bike (87 Rockhopper) was 27# before I put the Manitou 2 on it. Went up to 30# after that. ...but man oh man! was that inch of travel worth it!