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Oct. 12, 2021, 9:10 a.m.
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Re: How much of your suspension do you use?

Posted by: grambo

Posted by: Heinous

What’s the frame and fork?

I tend to get near full on my fork on gnarlier rides - say 155 of 160mm, but with a coil in the back I’ve not been able to track it.

Frame is 2022 Transition Patrol (mullet, 160mm) with 2021 Float X2 Factory, fork is 2021 Fox 38 Factory 160mm.

It does sound like it's a preference thing but that I am not that far off. I definitely do not like the feeling of the front end diving or riding low as I feel pitched forward, and with all things suspension it's a trade-off of factors so getting ultimate plushness with mid-stroke support/ride height is a never ending game. As I said overall I'm happy, my hands have only felt beat up on a few really long descents which are unfortunately not common for me these days.

DC: I'm gonna go from 4 to 2 spacers for a ride, then zero, while keeping same/similar air pressure and see how the fork rides. Will update as I tinker.

Maybe go from 4 to 0 then try 2.   Depending how you get on, then try 3 or 1...

Oct. 12, 2021, 9:08 a.m.
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Re: How much of your suspension do you use?

I set my suspension up so it feels "right". 

Normal rides I'll have 15% left in the tank, smashier rides I might bottom out/nearly bottom but if I have bottomed it out hard it generally means I have gotten something wrong!

Sept. 29, 2021, 2:52 a.m.
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Re: Wet weather glove suggestion

For the UK winter (which I think is similar to coastal BC i.e. not super cold but generally fairly wet, 100% Briskers are the defacto choice.

Sept. 22, 2021, 2:39 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: LewisQC

I've finally figured out how to post pictures... So here's my hardtail

Canfield Nimble 9 Chery Cola XL frame

Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate matte 160mm 42mm offset

We are one Insider Carbon wheelset with DT350 hubs

Dissector 2,4/Rekon 2.4

Shimano XT shifter, SLX rear mech 12 speed, SLX cassette, XT chain, SLX 4 pistons brakes

Galfer 180mm rotors, Galfer pro pads

Raceface Turbine Crankset 170mm

Absolute black oval 32T

Oneup V2 dropper (210mm!) with oneup lever

Sqlab 611 Ergowave saddle

Sqlab 30X carbon bars, 16 degrees backswept, 45mm rise

Spank pedals and stem

Ergon grip

That colour is amazing!  Lovely looking bike!

Aug. 5, 2021, 12:56 p.m.
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Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Lovely!

Careful with the dropper cable, there is a sharp bit somewhere on the inside of my frame (suspect in the seat tube)  and it did a number of the cable outer when I pulled the seat post to regrease it. 

Apparently this is not uncommon.

Posted by: rnayel

She built, shout out and thank you to Zac Smith for popping over last night and helping me set up the Dominion brakes. Only thing left is to install the dropper.

July 9, 2021, 7:38 a.m.
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Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: rnayel

New frame day. Size L 2021 Banshee Prime.

Just waiting on the CC Kitsuma Coil shock to clear customs and be delivered. Build will be Cane Creek Helm fork, Kitsuma Coil rear, X01 mechanical groupo with Hayes Dominion brakes and RF crank. ¨Photos of the build to come in a couple of weeks once I've had time to put it together. With the long days, I'm really enjoying evening rides on my Banshee Titan and Knolly Cache and not wanting to spend less time riding in order to build the prime.

Congrats!

I’m a proud Prime owner and I’m thoroughly impressed with mine!

You’ll find my build on a previous page of this thread but it’s a sort of between your Titan build and Prime build as it’s my one bike.

June 23, 2021, 1:43 a.m.
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Re: The Boostinator thread.....

Posted by: UFO

Posted by: JVP

Your shifting won't be perfect on the kits that don't allow/require re-dishing, especially on 12 speed, which is really sensitive to position and b-screw setup. This is because it pushes the cogs inward a few MM vs spec.

The workaround for this is to space your crank or chainring inboard 3mm to compensate (if your frame had the clearance to accommodate), the system doesn't know the difference and you preserve the chainline as designed

That sort of works but then you run into the mech being right at the limit of it limit screws.  On the 11 speed set up I did, with the limit screw all the way out i couldn't get the mech far enough inboard to shift to the biggest cog on the cassette without moving that spacer.  Not all shimano mechs have this (I know one of my 10 speed ones does not) and I have no idea about SRAM.

June 22, 2021, 8:51 a.m.
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Re: The Boostinator thread.....

I have "boosted" 3 old fashioned wheelsets this year as we have had an influx of fancy new frames into my house hold.

Hope Pro 2 Evo (rear only) using the Hope Kit.  Neatest solution but didn't play well with 11speed shimano without moving the B link spacer to move the mech inboard by 5mm or so.

DT Swiss E1900 (DT Swiss 370 hubs) I used these to convert the centrelock hubs.  Worked fine with shimano 10 speed.

Novatech something or other hubs, I used generic "boost" spacers in "find easily in grass" bright blue.  Also worked fine with 10 speed.

I have heard of people supergluing boost spacers to hub end caps and they aren't snapping off which suggests the loads are going through the axle and into the bearings rather than through the endcaps.

June 14, 2021, 1:21 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

Looking at https://chromagbikes.com/pages/bike-archive they revised the Stylus in 2016 and 2019, that's not to say they didn't change the spacing between those times.  Should be relatively easy to measure the spacing.

June 3, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
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Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Looks like a Banshee and an Evil had a baby! I mean that in a very good way!

June 2, 2021, 3:42 a.m.
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Joined: March 14, 2017
Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: RideEverything

Here's my #supergiantdownduromonsterbike!

Geometron G1 XXLongest

It's a work in progress at the moment. Waiting on Code RSCs, a 220mm rotor and a OneUp 210mm dropper to come back into stock to finish the build. (the dropper seen here is a 175mm placeholder)

I'm bringing the Boxxer in to get serviced next week and have it lowered to 180mm. once that's done I'll get the steerer cut to where I need it.

I have Tannus Tubeless in the wheels. It'll be my first time running these inserts. I've run CushCore on other bikes for the past couple of seasons. The Tannus are noticeably lighter. Although, I found them WAY harder to install than the CushCore! Frustratingly so!

As it's sitting now I was surprised to find that I didn't feel stretched out as thought I would be. This is the longest bike I've ever sat on!

I'm also little worried about pedalling a DC fork. But, the internet tells me I shouldn't worry. I guess I'll find out in about a month and a half when, hopefully, I'll have all my parts.

Someone is Pinkbike famous...

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-11-bike-checks-from-whistler-bike-park-opening-day-2021.html

May 21, 2021, 3:22 a.m.
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Re: Why pay more for a fork?

I'm currently on a "budget" Marzocchi Z1 Air and I'm not sure I could justify the extra to go to a Fox Perf Elite/Factory 36/38 or even a Rockshox Lyrik/Zeb Ultimate.

May 17, 2021, 12:55 a.m.
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Re: Clipless shoes that last

Shimano AM9, had to replace one of the quicklaces with Salomon but the uppers and soles are bomber.

To be honest I only replaced my previous Shimano AM45 as I wanted a change.

May 7, 2021, 4:52 a.m.
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Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

They are doing the Budget Field Trip Test on the other site at the moment which might be helpful.

To be honest most 150mm Enduro/All Mountain bikes are quite well sorted these days.

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/tags/field-trip/

April 15, 2021, 12:54 a.m.
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Joined: March 14, 2017
Re: Inexpesive Mineral Oil for brakes

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: DanLees1978

LHM is definitely more viscous than shimano mineral oil at room/garage temp.  This can make bleeding more challenging.  Just buy a big bottle of Shimano and it will last you years, if you use Shimano/TRP/Tektro/etc brakes.

Based on what? Data sheets indicate the density is the same and Shimano doesn't list a viscosity for the mineral oil

Based on having both in my garage at the same time, it was visibly more viscous.

Also you can't use a density figure (at a given temp) to make assumptions about viscosity.

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