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Nov. 10, 2018, 1:27 p.m.
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Re: Rear tire recommendations for wet weather North Shore riding - anything better than Maxxis DHR II.

I really like the Bontrager SE5, handles great, lots of traction and less expensive than the Maxxis.

Sept. 9, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
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Re: Weekday morning shuttles/rides???

I'm usually off mondays, wouldn't mind the occasional shuttle. Have a dog though if it makes any difference.

Feb. 13, 2018, 8:54 p.m.
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Re: Anyone riding a newish Rune?

I've got a 2013  Prime with a Pike @ 150mm, Fox Transfer post, SixC bars and cranks, CK hubs w Spank rims with 2.35 Minions EXO's. Weighs in at 32.5lbs. I ride it everywhere you describe and it's been a fantastic bike. I've rebuilt the rear end once, last year. I haven't found anything yet that's significantly better. I pedals well, descends like a champ plus I have three sets of wheels to change it's personality depending where I'm riding. One set of 29"  lighter XCish wheels w light fast tires, a set of hd wheels as described above and a set of 27.5+ wheels just for shits and giggles.

Jan. 30, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
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Re: 29er frame < $1,000 for parts swap

Banshee Prime - 135mm travel, multiple replaceable rear dropouts w adj. geometry. I believe on the new ones you can get 148 or 142 dropouts. I've got a 2013 model w 130mm rear and I run a 150mm Pike on the front.  Awesome bike, haven't found anything I like better yet.

Dec. 27, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
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Re: Wanted - SRAM E-type front deraileur

I do have one.

Dec. 27, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
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Re: Wanted - SRAM E-type front deraileur

I may have one off my Prime. Let me dig through my parts box

Nov. 8, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
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Re: Gate Closer?

I was on Fromme on Monday and was quite surprised to see 6pm closure.

Nov. 6, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
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Re: drivetrain compatibility question

Yes

Oct. 13, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
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Re: External dropper post recommendation?

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Posted by: krusty-rider

Yup, Fox Transfer. Been fantastic. The only quibble I have is on the lever, where the cable bends over the "cam" at the end of the lever blade, I've gone through a couple cables already. I think the cam may be a little too sharp of a bend, causing the cable strands to break and fray. Thank goodness it's so damn easy to change a cable, unlike some of the Stealth posts.

yeah I've heard that^^ is the only downfall, do you replace the whole cable & housing, how much$ ?

i wonder if you could knock that sharp corner down with a file ?

Replace just the inner cable. Takes about 5mins. So easy on a non-stealth post. A cable is only a few bucks. I'm going to try experimenting with different quality cables to see if makes any difference. I would imagine if you filed down the cam on the end it would have an effect on how much cable the lever pulls, so it may not pull enough to release to post.

Oct. 11, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
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Re: External dropper post recommendation?

Yup, Fox Transfer. Been fantastic. The only quibble I have is on the lever, where the cable bends over the "cam" at the end of the lever blade, I've gone through a couple cables already. I think the cam may be a little too sharp of a bend, causing the cable strands to break and fray. Thank goodness it's so damn easy to change a cable, unlike some of the Stealth posts.

Oct. 9, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
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Re: External dropper post recommendation?

The Fox dropper has been reliable, quick, and the cable connects to the bottom so, again, no cable moving up & down. I like the slight clunk, at the top & bottom so I know where it's at. Also super easy to change a cable.

Oct. 7, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
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Re: 29 Vs 27.5+?

I've got a Rootdown BA I'm running both 29 & 27.5+ wheels. The 29 I've got a Bontrager SE5 on the front and a Minion dhr on the rear, both 2.35's. My 27.5+ I run 2.8's dhf/dhr. I definitely  find the 29's quicker and more agile than the plus. If im doing a lot tech climbing and pedaling, I'll run my 29's. For gravel climbing, then decending with little pedaling ill go 27.5+. I prefer the 29's overall.

Sept. 17, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
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Re: Ergon Saddles

I've tried an Ergon saddle, and for me it was one of the worst saddles I've planted my butt on. Too flat, too wide at the back, too hard on the nose. Just didn't work for me. I gave it an honest try of at least 6 rides but after climbing for 20 minutes, numbness set in. Even after adjusting the angle. WTB Volt is working for me now, been very happy with it, as well as a Bontrager Montrose. Having said all this, it doesn't mean it won't work for you. I went through at least 6 saddles before I came up with something that worked. Try and find a store with a demo program or at least a comfort guarantee.

Sept. 6, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
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Re: fanny-pack / hip pack

I use the Bontrager one for my shorter rides, It fits my multi tools, tire levers etc.... in one side, my cell phone, keys & clif bar in the other and extra water in the middle. The buckle is solid, the stretchy fabric fits snug to the body and the strap is wide enough to displace the load for a solid feel. Don't feel it too much when I'm riding, occasionally on really chattery sections with a full bottle. Overall I find it quite right for the shorter trail rides.

Sept. 1, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
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Re: Minion or High Roller for wet riding?

I've ridden the Shore on the XR4's through a winter and they're actually pretty good. However, if you're a hard charger you may prefer the new XR5's or even the SE5's, which I'm currently running. I find they're just as good as the Minions. But maybe that's just me. Plus they're cheaper by about $20 per tire.

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