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Jan. 24, 2020, 9:01 a.m.
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Re: T47 Bottom Bracket Help

Posted by: shoreboy

Ah yeah that does suck.  The thread together with some retaining compound would be my best shot at trying to cure those creaks. T-47 conversion is a good idea if you can find somewhere that can do it. Id have to wonder a bit about the integrity of the BB shell once you put threads in it.  It obviously wasn't originally designed to have threads, and you would be removing a fair bit of material from the ends of the shell.  If seen some PF shells that are quite thin and would wonder if they could tolerate being threaded.

Id try Dream Cycle on Commercial, they deal with a lot of different bikes. Maybe try somewhere south of the border if you are close enough?  Might be some shops in Bellingham  (Fanatik?)  or Seattle.

This is another solution I am looking at. But l fear it will be hard to remove when it needs to be replaced.

https://www.bbinfinite.com/products/pressfit30-30mm?variant=9864615555

Jan. 24, 2020, 7:04 a.m.
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Re: T47 Bottom Bracket Help

Posted by: shoreboy

Im not sure who can thread a BB shell for you as its a pretty specialized request.  Do you mean a PF30 bottom bracket?  I am aware of BB30 and PF30, I havent heard of a BF30.  What are the issues with the shell on the bike?  Is a threaded PF30 a possible solution or is it worse than that?

https://wheelsmfg.com/pf30-threaded-abec-3-bb-black.html

Good catch. PF30 is correct. Not sure how I typed "BF30" don't let the bike industry see this as they may come out with "BF30" as a new standard. LoL. 

Already running a thread together (second one) and it still creaks like crazy. As this is my Cyclocross, stationary Zwift bike, old school XC trail bike. It goes through BB pretty fast with all the mud so I am hesitant to use retaining compound. 

Converting PF30 to T47

https://youtu.be/5gC1M98mWjM

Jan. 21, 2020, 7:13 p.m.
Posts: 120
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
T47 Bottom Bracket Help

Hello NSMB

I have a 2016 Kona Private Jake with a PF30. If you are familiar with this model year you know the BB are f#cked beyond the normal PF30 issues, so I am looking to do a T47 conversion. I am looking for first hand accounts and knowledge anyone has with T47 conversions. Anyone know a shop that does them? La Bicicletta? Mighty Riders? Bike Room?

https://wheelsmfg.com/blog/what-is-a-t47-bottom-bracket.html

https://wheelsmfg.com/pub/media/catalog/product/cache/1e85cabfbf03a43b84ee59a0bbfef50d/t/4/t47-out-30mm-bb.jpg

Jan. 21, 2020, 4:16 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Chromag fully?

Posted by: Vikb

From the Cotic website: "6066-T6 aluminium swingarm with Syntace X-12 BOOST148 x 12 rear axle for maximum wheel stiffness on larger wheels."

Wish we still had the old rep system. +1

Jan. 7, 2020, 5:39 p.m.
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Re: EXO + vs Double Down for rear tire

Posted by: breakdance32

Settled on 30 psi rear and 27 psi front. Don't think I wanna go any stiffer in the rear as that seems to be right on the button between grip and protection.

That is crazy high pressure. I live on the rocky island, weight 200 all suited up and run Assguy DD 2.6wt 18pis front. DHR ll DH 2.4wt 20psi. What tires are you running and how much do you weight?

Jan. 6, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: EXO + vs Double Down for rear tire

Posted by: breakdance32

Have a tire question / survey for you guys. I ride the Shore and I've been running DHR II EXO rear tires the last few years and have been getting punctures and flattening multiple rims per year, so looking for a beefier rear tire. And I don't run inserts, hoping to fix my issues just with a beefier tire. All my riding buddies on the Shore seem to run Double Downs or DH rear tires. I've read lots of good press reviews about EXO +, but seems real life forum reviews are few and far between for Shore riding. Just wondering if anyone has had any luck running EXO+ as a rear tire, as opposed to DD or DH. Or do I just play it safe and put on the heavy DD for shore riding?

Are you riding a hardtail? If yes then I would recommend exo or exo+ with cush core. With a hardtail you need all the squish you can get and you can feel the differences between sidewalls on a hardtail. I recently went through a huge hassle with tires on my hardtail. This is what I found works best on my Chromag. I run DHF 2.6wt EXO with Cush Core on 36mm rims and it is amazing. This set up allows me to really push the limits of the bike. Before the bike was way to skittish and rough.

If you are riding a fully go with DD in the front and DD or DH in the back. On my Range I run Assguy 2.5 WT MaxxGrip DD in the front and DHR ll 2.4 WT MaxxGrip DH. I love this combo but you will easily go through two rear tires long before the front needs replacing.

Dec. 22, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Oops..

Posted by: Poz

No doubt. 

I’m on the hunt for a new bike in 2020 and just before that mess I had the Evolink on my shortlist. After seeing their reaction, and lots of people coming out of the woodwork about their own Pole issues, it was removed.

The geo of the pole might be super cool ATM but I have heard less then stellar reviews about the suspension from people that have demoed them.

Dec. 20, 2019, 11:17 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Anyone run their 27.5 pike at 160mm?

I did it with my 2016. I believe 2018 and beyond are 150mm only

Dec. 17, 2019, 4:50 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: aftermarket axles

Do you know any machinists? Other then that OEM is the only real option for hub axles. Fork and frame through axles have tons of aftermarket options

Dec. 17, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Chromag fully?

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: heathen

Posted by: Lily77

They do share the building with the North Shore Billet crew.

dgcustomerfirst

That is what Cove needs to do. Talk with NS and make modern STD and Hustler

Holy cow....imagine an STD with today's geo...a bit lighter...alu....I still love my way too short pixie blue STD.

It would be so sick!!!!

Dec. 16, 2019, 12:23 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Chromag fully?

Posted by: Lily77

They do share the building with the North Shore Billet crew.

dgcustomerfirst

That is what Cove needs to do. Talk with NS and make modern STD and Hustler

Dec. 13, 2019, 4:01 p.m.
Posts: 120
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: heathen

I found a crazy deal for two DHF 2.6wt Maxx-Terra on pinkbike.

What width rims they end up going on and did you like how they set up?

I scored a Duroc wheelset on Pinkbike they are 36mm internal width. They keep the tire stable. I am loving the set up.

Dec. 11, 2019, 8:37 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: rnayel

https://nsmb.com/articles/wet-weather-29x28-wtb-vigilante-plus-tire/

That was one of the many things that got me thinking about the Vigilantes as an option for MID Island riding. The trails are very very soft mud, loose duff or natural hard aggregate. Not a lot of rock and the rock we do have is slick so nothing can help that. I was about to pull the trigger when I found a crazy deal for two DHF 2.6wt Maxx-Terra on pinkbike. So far they are amazing!!! Way better then the Specialized Eliminator 2.6 Black Diamond.

Dec. 10, 2019, 11:51 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: rnayel

Posted by: heathen

Posted by: rnayel

Updated to 29" wheels and 2.8 tire (front), 2.6 rear. WTB Vigilante tough casing, high grip.

Where do you live? How are you liking the Vigilantes so far?

I live in North Vancouver. Bought the tires on a recommendation from Andrew Major.

Mounted the Vigilantes on Friday night and only got out for a 1hr ride with my 4 year old on Sunday so it wasn't a true test of the tire's capabilities.

Thoughts so far:

- I'm impressed at how thick/supportive the sidewalls are,

- Even though the tough/high grip is heavy (1,400g), it rolls fast enough,

- The volume is good, they are true to size (when measured with the caliper),

- The front 2.8 seated with a floor pump, without problem on both the front and rear rim, the 2.6 wasn't as tight to the rim so I had to drive over to the gas station and use the compressor.

I'd originally bought 2.8 front and rear but the rear 2.8 didn't provide enough clearance so I had to size down to 2.6.

Thanks for the info. I am really intrigued by the Vigilantes.

Dec. 10, 2019, 5:23 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: rnayel

Updated to 29" wheels and 2.8 tire (front), 2.6 rear. WTB Vigilante tough casing, high grip.

Where do you live? How are you liking the Vigilantes so far?

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