By - JamesFeaser
Did you reroute the chain at the derailleur or did you purchased it already properly routed?
Edit - NVM. You upgraded to a clutch advent. But do you remember the original being routed incorrectly?
It was routed correct and it was shifting perfectly. I ordered mine as soon as I seen kev centrals video on it, and his was also routed fine. Maybe it was a certain batch.
Careful clamping the top tube! Best to clamp seatpost
I’ve heard that both were okay. I’ll keep that in mind.
They’re not really designed for clamping forces and it could mess up the paint. Especially when it’s not a round top tube.
I researched it and you are right, will be doing the seat tube from now on, I just got a dropper so I’ll have to figure that out.
Tested out that fork and brakes yet? I’m eager to see how the trouvaille handles upgrades. I’m kinda jealous because this bike came out right after I bought my Poseidon and returned my Axum DP.
I have only tested the fork on some small kickers that I built and around the neighborhood, it’s been pouring rain around me recently so it’s hard to get to the trail when they are open, I’ll let you know what I think. Brakes work good tho.
Clamping the dropper is a more complex thing. I’m not too sure on that. I’d consult with the company who makes your dropper or check the manual.
How you liking it so far?
I love it. I have changed the fork, stem, grips are on the way, 203 up front and 180 on the back on the way, clutched advent, and Shimano hydraulic brakes. I like working on bikes just as much as I like riding them
Forks are next for mine. What did you do to change the front to thru axle? Looks awesome man!
I actually kept the QR. I didn’t want to buy a new hub or wheel set and since I only plan on hitting light local trails on this, I don’t want to put more than about $1000 into it. I’m soon getting a polygon t7/t8 and that will be for more hardcore stuff.
Is tbis bike better than the Schwinn Axum DP?
I dont know which one to buy
Honestly I think it’s to preference. Schwinn Is a little larger frame with bigger tires and is absolutely stunning (the black one). But the Kent has better components and can be ridden stock for longer. I did some decent downhill and jumps on this bike stock and it was super fun. I have a history in mx so I like a bike you can throw around so for me the Kent was the best pick.
Do they ride good on pavement? Like for commuting stuff like that
I have a road bike I use on the road. They pretty much ride like any other mtb on the road, hard to pedal, doesn’t go very fast, and is heavy and bulky. But works fine if you don’t mind those things
Ok got you, thanks
What model is the fork?
Is that 1-by stock or upgraded?
Did you have to remove the fitting, barb and everything off the brake hose in order to fit it into the frame? Or did it fit with everything on it?
Yes I had to refit the end of the hydraulic hose to get it to work. Then I flipped the levers so I redid it again
Thanks. Planning to put some MT201s on my Trouvaille as well.