Originally posted by Grasshopper
I'd like to get into this with you, I have the $ and the bikes (2 SV's) but I'm curious how we are all going to race. Are we allowed to use our own bikes, or will we be sharing a bike.
What happens when you're racing my bike and you crash it and break it? Or if I'm racing your bike and I crash it, I would feal like shit borrowing someones bike and crash it.
What about suspension set ups on a bike we are all using. Different weight of riders?
I know the rule you burn it you buy it.
What about tires and brakes and all that if we are sharing a bike.
It just seams kind of fishy to me about joining a team where I don't know the people real well.
Give me some more info please,
I'll try to address your questions one-by-one:
Q:"Are we allowed to use our own bikes, or will we be sharing a bike?"
A: We share a bike(s). The team must finish the race on the same bike frame it starts the race on, this isn't tag team racing...
Q: "What happens when you're racing my bike and you crash it and break it?"
A: I would try to peel myself off the pavement, get a change of underwear, then we could discuss what it would take to get the bike rideable again.
Q: "What about tires and brakes and all that if we are sharing a bike?"
A: Consumables (tires/gas/race entry...ect) would be costs split among the team... although since brake pads last a long time (for me anyway) I've never really seen these as comsumables though....
Q:What about suspension set ups on a bike we are all using. Different weight of riders?
A: Quick pitstops don't allow much time for suspension fiddling, last season we all ran the same setup without trouble.
I know the idea of crashing somebody elses bike is bad....and the idea of someone else crashing your bike isn't great either. But in reality most crashes are not expensive, a $10 brake lever or a footpeg often take the brunt. Plus my little hawk is a tough little pig, just ask Kneeinpain