QUOTE (speedkelly @ Oct 5 2010, 12:58 PM)
Thank you for the info. Yea should have just looked that up on the forks? I never considered keeping the hubs and using larger rims? so that is good to know. learned lots from this website recently. Thank you again, was just wanting to know if running the larger tire size was ok and not some kind of bodge? And as for keeping it fun? he has been racing for over four years now. Had a few up's and down's (broken collarbone) But we just try to have a good time as a family unit. Now if he would just pedal a bit faster! Joking
My son has only been racing for about 2.5 years. He has the pedal fast thing down pretty well. He went from Novice to Intermediate in the first 5-6 months of racing. He struggled a little when he first turned Intermediate, but quickly started tearing up the track in that class. He had his wins to turn epert after a little over a year and a half. Now he is towards the front of the 11X class at most of the local races.
His old fart dad has the pedal fast thing down OK, but the racing fast thing is a completely different story. I started racing almost a year after my son, and have had two decent crashes since then. The first was a cased double that sent me to the ICU for a week with a broken collar bon, broken ribs and a punctured lung. The most recent was a OTB get off due to another racer crashing in front of me on the backside of a jump. That one resulted in a broken wrist that required surgery and I was on restricted duty at work for over 3 months.
The information on this forum is very free-flowing. Almost every question that can be asked probably has been at one time or another. Finding the answers to those questions can be a little more difficult, so ask away. There is always someone that has information that will be helpful to just about any situation you find yourself in.