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May 14, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

Posted by: Abies

Look I would want to ride a rigid bike with a dropper before a full suspension without one, but I don't know if makes sense to drop 300 dollars on an externally routed dropper in a weird post size that won't be compatible with your next bike. Maybe see if TransX has something that would work for under 150 dollars? Otherwise I'd just get a nice quick release.

Can just drill a hole in the bottom of the seat tube

May 14, 2021, 3:59 p.m.
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Joined: July 24, 2013

Get an ebike :)

May 14, 2021, 5:40 p.m.
Posts: 875
Joined: Jan. 7, 2007

One of these. Cheap at 19,000 thousand Canadian pesos. Glad I can still peddle my own bike:)

May 14, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Posts: 18
Joined: March 1, 2020

Posted by: thefishtailbites

Get an ebike :)

I already have a motorcycle.

May 14, 2021, 5:58 p.m.
Posts: 18
Joined: March 1, 2020

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: Greasyone

Posted by: syncro

Don't forget a dropper!

Faaaaack they're expensive! And I need a break at the top anyway before I drop my seat, using my ancient technology "quick release".

What size your seat tube?

Not sure, gotta dig my calipers out and check.

Got em out and mic'd it.  27.2mm give or take a couple hundredths.


 Last edited by: Greasyone on May 14, 2021, 7:38 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 14, 2021, 6:25 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 21, 2002

Check out pnw's refurbished dropper post program. You can likely get something refurbished to new functionally under $150cdn shipped

May 14, 2021, 8:42 p.m.
Posts: 4883
Joined: July 9, 2004

Seriously dropper posts are probably the most important innovation on mountain bikes since hydraulic disc brakes.

I use my dropper more on a single flat trail ride than I ever used a front derailleur. I just put my old external dropper on my 9 year olds bike and it has been a revelation for him. He sees the light! 

Get a PNW or a transX (pnw are made by transX). You will not regret it.

May 14, 2021, 9:26 p.m.
Posts: 3397
Joined: May 23, 2006

Posted by: Greasyone

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: Greasyone

Posted by: syncro

Don't forget a dropper!

Faaaaack they're expensive! And I need a break at the top anyway before I drop my seat, using my ancient technology "quick release".

What size your seat tube?

Not sure, gotta dig my calipers out and check.

Got em out and mic'd it.  27.2mm give or take a couple hundredths.

30.9

May 14, 2021, 9:27 p.m.
Posts: 1279
Joined: March 18, 2017

Posted by: Greasyone

Posted by: thefishtailbites

Get an ebike :)

I already have a motorcycle.

Bingo.  KTM 500 EXC with upgrades is still less expensive than whatever that is supposed to be. 😂

May 15, 2021, 12:31 p.m.
Posts: 1444
Joined: Nov. 8, 2003

Posted by: Greasyone

Posted by: thefishtailbites

Get an ebike :)

I already have a motorcycle.

My man. 👊

May 15, 2021, 4:59 p.m.
Posts: 18
Joined: March 1, 2020

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Posted by: Greasyone

Posted by: thefishtailbites

Get an ebike :)

I already have a motorcycle.

Bingo.  KTM 500 EXC with upgrades is still less expensive than whatever that is supposed to be. 😂

An orange bike would be fun, but I like old, weird stuff, so I have a bw200😆

May 15, 2021, 6:44 p.m.
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Joined: March 15, 2013

I just did my transfer papers this morning, picked up a 2016 CRF250L with 4500km on it :)

neat


 Last edited by: thaaad on May 15, 2021, 9:57 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 15, 2021, 8:23 p.m.
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Joined: March 18, 2017

Posted by: Greasyone

An orange bike would be fun, but I like old, weird stuff, so I have a bw200😆

There's always Beta if you want to fly the weird flag.  Or Navy and yellow KTM. 

Also Gas Gas... https://www.gasgas.com/en-ca/e-bikes/e-bikes.html 

May 15, 2021, 9:29 p.m.
Posts: 18
Joined: March 1, 2020

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Posted by: Greasyone

An orange bike would be fun, but I like old, weird stuff, so I have a bw200😆

There's always Beta if you want to fly the weird flag. Or Navy and yellow KTM.

Also Gas Gas... https://www.gasgas.com/en-ca/e-bikes/e-bikes.html

No no, I said old AND weird.

As such...

Ps- rode Hartland tonight with the new brakes.  Whoa.  One finger braking eh?  That's neat!


 Last edited by: Greasyone on May 15, 2021, 9:32 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 15, 2021, 9:30 p.m.
Posts: 1279
Joined: March 18, 2017

LOL your 3Wheeler is missing a wheel

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