New wheels »
Picture from May 2006. Just fitted the new
Bontrager Earl rims with the offset spokes, mounted with Bontrager Jonesy tyres.
The wheels greatly improved the handling of the
bike specially off-road and during cornering.
The Bontrager wheels were great at cornering on
tarmac, unfortuneately the grip started to decline already after 500km and the
rear tyre was worn out at 1000km.
I replaced the brake pads front and rear at the
same time, the rears were worn totally out after 1500km. My dealer told me
that the pads would last forever - I guess he didn't take into account Cretan
mountains with switchback turns - the brakes are almost red hot after a downhill
ride from the top.