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Feb. 5, 2020, 9:36 a.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Shimano brakes

Has it not occured to anyone that calipers made of 2 halves and bolted together with bolts and o-rings probably shift and move under extreme pressure and heat? I only buy 1 piece calipers like Magura, Hope, Hayes etc. 

At the end of a long run I can pour some water on my calipers and theres steam/sizzling. Aluminum expands under heat. Do the math.

Jan. 20, 2020, 7:13 a.m.
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Re: Saint/Zee vs. Magura MT7/MT5 : mini review

Posted by: UFO

I'm not sure you can get away from the Magura hoses. The Shimano banjo fitting does not work at the Magura caliper as I recall, though the Shimano barb and olive will fit the Magura line

Yup Magura hoses are required to run on the calipers OR Jagwire makes a slick universal line that I've been running with no issues. It comes with a thread on adapter at the caliper end so when/if you run another brand you just buy the banjo fitting and leave the line in the frame. The shimano olive/barb work on the magura or jagwire line.

Jan. 19, 2020, 4:53 p.m.
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Re: Saint/Zee vs. Magura MT7/MT5 : mini review

I've been running Shigura for over a year now. Best brakes ever.

Jan. 14, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
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Re: Mini pump or CO2 inflator

Oneup pump with bacon strips ready to go in place of a co2

Jan. 12, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: are the sfu dirt jumps torn down?

Yup all fenced off for condos

Jan. 6, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
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Re: long travel wagon wheelers

You can't even buy the bike though. The website just offers Coffee mugs and Shirts for sale.

Jan. 6, 2020, 12:14 p.m.
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Re: long travel wagon wheelers

I'm also curious to know what the numbers are going to be for this production model (although judging by pic SA looks too slack and HA too steep):

This I'm eagerly waiting for although I'm sick of waiting for it lol

Jan. 3, 2020, 4:44 p.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: long travel wagon wheelers

Posted by: xy9ine

all over this. something like a commencal supreme sx with big wheels.

Forbidden said on their instagram that 'big' things are coming in 2020

Jan. 2, 2020, 11:32 a.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Understanding reach and ETT

If you trig it out based on a 64 degree hta, you'll find that a 10mm spacer will increase stack by about 8mm and reduce reach by about 2mm give or take. So if you find a bike with the perfect reach but the stack is way too low, then you'll have to jam a bunch of spacers under the stem to get the stack up but you'll also lose a bunch of reach.

You could toss on a riser bar to increase bar height and somewhat maintain reach.

Dec. 26, 2019, 5:32 p.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Oops..

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: DemonMike

REEB has my eye , hand built aluminum , and you can tweaked the angels if you want.

I'll wait until we see how that bolt on lower shock mount fares.

The nice thing is its replaceable vs bending it and having to ship the frame back to Finland for them to look at it on your dime...ahh sorry I went off on a Pole vent again.

Dec. 24, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Oops..

Posted by: DemonMike

Posted by: Poz

Yes there is a lot out there right now. Cotic has the glimmer of my eye at the moment - I like unique.

Yea they have a nice steel design 29er. REEB has my eye , hand built aluminum , and you can tweaked the angels if you want.

Wow just checked out their site, pretty rad! I found a Jeff Lenosky vid where he goes to the factory and watches his bike being milled, welded and assembled which is machinist porn. Pretty cool!

Dec. 17, 2019, 9:52 p.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: aftermarket axles

I broke my maxle, snapped at the thread. It is actually a common thing apparently. Anyway I tried to buy a Chromag one because it's not made of chinesium but they shipped it wrong and I wound up having to buy another maxle. 

I'm tempted to buy a broaching attachment and just make axles myself.

Dec. 17, 2019, 1:19 p.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: fuck i hate facebook

Posted by: Hepcat

Posted by: T-mack

I deleted mine off of my phone and haven't looked at it since. Whenever I do get an invite to something I always miss it and dont go which works out perfect for me as I generally want to be left alone.

It'ss a beautiful thing using the no Messenger excuse. I use this for our group ride every Monday.

At the end of thier 80,000 page Messenger thread of unrelated memes, which you are so sad to miss, someone in the group will inevitably send a text and ask if you're going.

Ok the messenger thread I'm guilty of lol.

Dec. 17, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
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Re: Chromag fully?

blue STD.

That's a Blue Waffle

Dec. 17, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: fuck i hate facebook

I deleted mine off of my phone and haven't looked at it since. Whenever I do get an invite to something I always miss it and dont go which works out perfect for me as I generally want to be left alone.

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