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March 9, 2016, 11:48 p.m.
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Thanks, 2016, new Year, new Stuff.

Crazy Lou :evil:

July 20, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
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hey Lou! are you guys stocking the turbospoke yet?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDafMzo4HO8

I'm not a human in real life, I just play one on the internet. 

Aug. 2, 2016, 9:32 p.m.
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Continental Tires???

Luv 'em?
Hate 'em?

Magic Mary versus MINION!!!

Give me some feedback!!!

Lou

Crazy Lou :evil:

Dec. 21, 2016, 7:57 p.m.
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We gots one!!!!

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Come in and check out this Enduro racing machine!!!

Lou

Crazy Lou :evil:

Dec. 21, 2016, 8:09 p.m.
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Just set up Noel on this coil rear shock!
Onto a Specialized Enduro 27.5"

Thanks to James at SuspensionWerx and the boys at Push Industries!

Noel, got a SWEET Birthday/Christmas present from his wife..

If anyone out there is looking for a Christmas or Birthday gift for me…This is what I WANT!!!!

Luv,

Lou
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Crazy Lou :evil:

Dec. 21, 2016, 9:27 p.m.
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We gots one!!!!

Come in and check out this Enduro racing machine!!!

Lou

Holy shiit! Hi Lou!

Dec. 27, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
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Joined: March 9, 2005

Merry Christmas Lou to you and all the elfs at Obsession

The raw, primitive, unrefined trails that see little to no maintenance are the kinds of trails that really build skill. What kind of skills do you learn riding a trail that was made by a machine, groomed to perfection and void of any rocks, roots or other obstacles that could send you careening over the handlebars?

Jan. 16, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
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Where are the new 2.6 Maxxis/Schwalbe tyres?

“I really have had enough of illogical detraction by association as a way of avoiding logical argument by an absurd extension of ad hominem argument to third parties.”

Jan. 16, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
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the 26" tires will never happen, well maybe not never…

27.5 or 29?

Lou

Crazy Lou :evil:

Jan. 17, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
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Maxxis Tires, in 27.5 x 2.6 will leave Taiwan Late this February. Should be in Canada early April at the latest.

Schwalbe NobbyNic in PaceStar compound is available now.
TrailStar version should be available mid-February.

Lou

Crazy Lou :evil:

Jan. 17, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
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Maxxis will be doing this size in Rekon and Forekaster.
Minion DHF 2.5 already exist. skinny 2.5. measuring at 2.45"
The 2.8 Minion DHF measure at 2.65" on 30mm internal rims…
Rekon+ 2.8" measures at 2.68" on 38mm internal rims.

Lou

Crazy Lou :evil:

Jan. 19, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
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Maxxis Tires, in 27.5 x 2.6 will leave Taiwan Late this February. Should be in Canada early April at the latest.

:cool:

Schwalbe NobbyNic in PaceStar compound is available now.

As is RR on their webstore. Either of those in your store?

“I really have had enough of illogical detraction by association as a way of avoiding logical argument by an absurd extension of ad hominem argument to third parties.”

Jan. 19, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
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Joined: May 23, 2006

Hi Lou,

Playing with gear ratios over at Bike Gears Calculator, and it seems if I want to get the same low ratio as my 2x9 speed with 1x11 I would need go with a 28NW up front and something like OneUps 45T extender (for the XT/R).

That would get me down to 0.65 for those hill climbs up Cardiac and Burke.

[INDENT]So the question is do you really need to go with a 28NW/11-45T to get the same bang for pedal on the ups with a 27.5? [/INDENT]

[INDENT][INDENT]Would such a set up result in lots of empty spin, or would a 30NW/11-42T [0.74] or 28NW/11-42T [0.69] or 30NW/11-45T [0.69] give you the same effective pedal-up ability based on other mechanical and weight benefits of the 1x11 systems?[/INDENT][/INDENT]:hurt:

So there's no shame that my 26x42 is too tall? :(

“I really have had enough of illogical detraction by association as a way of avoiding logical argument by an absurd extension of ad hominem argument to third parties.”

Jan. 21, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
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Not a big fan of the PaceStar compound at this time of year, but the vendor has the Nobby Nic 27.5 x 2.6" tires in stock.
Can get them in a day…Not Saturday or Monday…

Lou

Crazy Lou :evil:

March 21, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
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I have Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.6 on order....

JULY wtf, but thats what it is...

I can get NobbyNics now, great rear tire..

Waiting for Vittoria Tires to come out with a game winner...yeah may be a while..

Crazy Lou :evil:

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