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NSMB 2023 Full-Suspension Thread

Dec. 8, 2023, 3:32 p.m.
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Posted by: DanL

I really like the geometron sticker colours paired with the port covers there.

Port covers? Do you mean the cable clamps?

Dec. 10, 2023, 10:27 a.m.
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haha, yes, I forgot the term. I have a matte black G1 in building status and the small colour offsets are looking great on your frame.
I'm really looking forwards to playing on it/learning it once everything comes together.

Dec. 10, 2023, 11:20 a.m.
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Posted by: DanL

haha, yes, I forgot the term. I have a matte black G1 in building status and the small colour offsets are looking great on your frame.
I'm really looking forwards to playing on it/learning it once everything comes together.

Sweet, enjoy your lego.

Dec. 13, 2023, 10:27 p.m.
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Did some lego of my own, swapped out the RC4 for the monarch+, the low/high flip chip is the same length as the E2E difference, so ~20mm less travel but the geometry is within a pedants pinkie. 

Differences as expected - poppier, harsher, peppier climbing... I just wanted to change one variable at a time, so this is a step towards trying a 29 rear wheel.

Dec. 14, 2023, 6:21 a.m.
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Jeh - 

"The Murmur is running a Zee derailleur with a 11-42 cassette. The chain seems to tension ok in practise but with the shock removed I'm loose on the 11t at top out and can't bottom out in the 42t. You run the same setup, correct? Have you noticed this? Chain is tensioned at sag in the small cog and I come out of the 42 for any aggressive dips while grinding uphill. So no worries? Maybe I'll take this to the FS thread and post a photo or two. Green/black frame with WolfTooth Espresso accents = classy..."

I have my 10Zee Murmur setup as follows - Shimano 4100 11-42 cassette, 30t chainring, HG95 chain - with two links removed.  This allows it to work in the 11 cog without getting saggy.  BUT you will rip the mech off if you bottom in the 42.  My logic is that I should never be bottoming in the 42 AND if I do it's my fault for not remembering.  I only use the 42 for really steep pitches therefore never likely to bottom anyway.  IIRC I have to run a longer B tension screw to crank a bit more tension into the chain.  I've run it like this for a few years now with no issues.  

If you need I can count links for you.  IIRC I have the same chain length on the Solaris with 32t cog which has 444CS cf 445 on the Murmur.  This lets me swap drive trains between bikes if needed.

Dec. 14, 2023, 10:01 a.m.
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I don't have any photo's yet....but I just laced up some new We Are One rims to my Chris King hubs, replacing the 9 year old Light Bicycle rims....very stoked. My Banshee Prime got new suspension front and rear this year too....I will add a photo when I remember to take one...lol.

Dec. 14, 2023, 10:44 a.m.
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Posted by: pedalhound

I don't have any photo's yet....but I just laced up some new We Are One rims to my Chris King hubs, replacing the 9 year old Light Bicycle rims....very stoked. My Banshee Prime got new suspension front and rear this year too....I will add a photo when I remember to take one...lol.

How are the LB rims fairing after that 9 year slog? I only ask because I've got one of their older "Enduro" models as a Rear on my DH bike (swapped from my hard tail). It's been in service for a couple years now, and puts up with a lot of abuse, so I'm basically just gather data points. I've heard others talk about LB rims being good work horses.

Dec. 16, 2023, 7:57 p.m.
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Ive had a decade on LB 29 rims on my Surface. DT DB spokes, prolock brass nipples and 240s hubs.  Zero issue. Still running the same Stans rim tape too

Dec. 17, 2023, 11:27 a.m.
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I have limited experience product wise with LB but plenty of ride time. I have a few years (5?) on a front rim from way back and it was flawless, not even a post build touch up. Only got removed because I wanted something wider and it sits waiting to be spun up into a CX wheel one day. That one was like a $150 when good aluminum ones were $80; I don’t crush front rims but generally they get too smashed after two years or so.

Just had a new one laced up, so far it’s mint as well after a couple dozen rides. $250ish vs $120ish now but hopefully still worth it.

Dec. 17, 2023, 4:44 p.m.
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We've had several sets of LB rims over the years and never had an issue. They work great, air up tubeless easily and the price is nice. If I was buy a new set of carbon rims I'd get another set of LB rims.

Dec. 18, 2023, 2:45 p.m.
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Posted by: mammal

Posted by: pedalhound

I don't have any photo's yet....but I just laced up some new We Are One rims to my Chris King hubs, replacing the 9 year old Light Bicycle rims....very stoked. My Banshee Prime got new suspension front and rear this year too....I will add a photo when I remember to take one...lol.

How are the LB rims fairing after that 9 year slog? I only ask because I've got one of their older "Enduro" models as a Rear on my DH bike (swapped from my hard tail). It's been in service for a couple years now, and puts up with a lot of abuse, so I'm basically just gather data points. I've heard others talk about LB rims being good work horses.

They were great, moved from bike to bike on my Chris King hubs a few Banshee's and a Chromag Rootdown.....but this last year I started popping spokes quite a bit so I had the rear hub re-laced with new spokes and nipples but the shop said it was harder to get tensioned properly....and I started popping spokes again this winter...so I got myself a present and spent the money on the We Are One's. I am a big dude with a hack riding style...best described as monster trucking...not poppy or smooth....lol....so 9 or 10 years out of them...way more than I was expecting.

Dec. 18, 2023, 2:47 p.m.
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Posted by: Vikb

We've had several sets of LB rims over the years and never had an issue. They work great, air up tubeless easily and the price is nice. If I was buy a new set of carbon rims I'd get another set of LB rims.

Yeah, I spent so much time on the LB site building up wheels and just thinking about ordering rims, but the Value for a BC made product with lifetime warranty of the WR1's was too good to pass up. Nothing wrong with LB rims...just ask Nobl. ;)

Dec. 19, 2023, 8:10 a.m.
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Posted by: pedalhound

[LB rims] They were great...

Thank you (and others) for the feedback!

Dec. 20, 2023, 4:31 p.m.
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Thought to share this. Not mine. Local rider on Disability and CPP's bike. Old Devinci Frantik he over the last few months updated with more modern parts.

Dec. 21, 2023, 11:17 a.m.
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Posted by: Endurimil

Thought to share this. Not mine. Local rider on Disability and CPP's bike. Old Devinci Frantik he over the last few months updated with more modern parts.

I like it!

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