Mi. Trail Riders
- Mar 23, 2001
OK, here's the deal. I am about 5'3" and I've ridden the KDX all summer. I have no problem riding the bike until the terrain gets real gnarly and you have to put your feet down often. I’ve had the opportunity to help with some Enduro trail layout for the Jackpine Enduro and now working on the National Enduro in Wolverine, MI. In these sections there are off camber down hills with trees so close together you have to feed your handle bars through them while going over logs and it’s not easy or possible without putting your feet down, so I just fall over often. Falling on the downhill side is not fun getting the bike back up and finding a place to get it started so I want to figure out a way to lower the seat height but at the same time I don’t want to mess up the suspension travel or geometry of the bike by lowering the fork tubes in the clamps and putting shorter dog-bones etc. on the rear linkage. We ride a lot of whooped out ORV trail sections and I need all the travel I can get to keep ripping down the trail. So the only thing I can think of doing is taking a belt sander to the seat foam and getting the seat down an inch or so for those “special situations” where I need to be able to touch the ground like every other normal sized rider. So has anyone tried this? Does it mess up the seat? Is there any smaller seat foam available? Ideas?