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Feb. 12, 2020, 10:14 p.m.
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Re: Fun "value" of new vs used; is the juice worth the squeeze?

Posted by: andy-eunson

Same wheel sizes?

Yes 29er

Feb. 12, 2020, 5:18 p.m.
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Re: Fun "value" of new vs used; is the juice worth the squeeze?

18' Norco Range( which is relatively new), the STA was 73.1. I had to lick the handlebar when climbing the trails up Fromme and Seymour to keep the front wheel down. Front tire floated to the outside corner going around the steeper switchbacks, causing me to stalling and having to get off my bike.

With the new bike I've cleaned everything on the climb, which I've never came close to doing before. I just sat in a normal position climbing, the steeper stuff I only had to lean slightly forward.

Feb. 12, 2020, 2:27 p.m.
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Re: Fun "value" of new vs used; is the juice worth the squeeze?

Recently bought a new bike for my 50th. I gotta say with a 78° seat tube angle, it's a game changer on the climbs!!!!

Most likely my last new bike though.

Feb. 9, 2020, 6:02 p.m.
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Re: Tire Pressure question

Don't have a comparison between the 2 tires. I'm 185 lbs, 23psi front (29 x 2.5 DHF), 25psi back (29 x 2.4 DHR2). I tried 23 psi in my rear tire and was getting rim strikes ( one nasty dent). 25psi seems to be good.

Don't know if that's helpful or not!

Feb. 2, 2020, 12:26 p.m.
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Bashguards?

With the 1x drivetrains does anyone use bashguards? I'm not talking about the old style one, but this style - https://can.oneupcomponents.com/collections/chainguides/products/bashguide-v2-iscg05 I put a small gouge in my down tube by my bottom bracket rolling over a boulder once. Didn't seem like there was any damage to the chain or chainring, but shortly after a bearing in my BB wasn't working very well(coincidence?) and had to be replaced. So once in 2 years is very minimal. I just recently got a bike with a longer wheelbase, 50mm longer than my previous bike.

Wondering whether it worthwhile getting one?

Jan. 25, 2020, 6:06 p.m.
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Re: Looking for feedback......

Posted by: D_C_

I’m 5’8” and had a medium Range 29 for a couple years. The sizing was spot-on. I think the XL would be a big jump in sizing unless he grows a lot very quickly.

I'd get a large frame and switch everything over.

Jan. 25, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
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Re: Looking for feedback......

That would be interesting to witness, if he becomes like that with his riding. I'm glad he likes Mtbing, it's great we can spend that time together.

The Range is an Enduro,  but you think I should sell and get something different?

Jan. 25, 2020, 6:56 a.m.
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Re: Looking for feedback......

Posted by: Ddean

My son was a cautious rider at 13 and 6 months later he’s launching off of the new Dirt and Filthy Ape and cleaning 5th and Boogieman. 

Once the kids start riding with their friends, the gloves are off. They also go to bed one day and wake up better riders somehow. 

I’d get him the proper size Enduro with a bit of growth room. Perhaps try him on the bigger Bike to start and see how it goes. 

Don’t get locked into today because he will change really really fast.

Very helpful! Thanks

Jan. 23, 2020, 7:34 p.m.
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Re: Looking for feedback......

5'8" with sz 11.5 feet. He's got puppy dog feet and is going to quickly grow into them. I'm 6'2" and I suspect he'll be taller than me.

Jan. 23, 2020, 11:19 a.m.
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Looking for feedback......

Couldn't think of a good title.

Looking for any input from parents that have been in this situation. I have a young teenager(13 yrs)that's currently riding a Norco Fluid 130/120mm front/rear, SZ medium frame, he's about to out grow that frame.

I just bought a new bike and I'm debating whether to sell my Norco Range 29 XL or keep it for my son. My son so far, is a conservative rider, and I think the Range would be overkill for his riding.

So my options are;

1) Keep the Range and get a L frame so he can transition from medium to XL without have to by him 2 bike(Large then XL)

2) Sell the Range and get a more appropriate bike for him in a large then XL when he out grows the large frame.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Jan. 20, 2020, 9:18 p.m.
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Re: Mini pump or CO2 inflator

Posted by: Vikb

Posted by: Ouch

Is this the one you have - https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5033-982/Gem-Short-Mini-Pump ?

Definitely cheaper than the Oneup pump.

Yes. Works pretty good given its size.

Picked one up today, seems to work pretty well for its size. Fits in the hip pack very well. Just couldn't bring myself to spend $72 on the One up pump.

Jan. 16, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
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Re: Mini pump or CO2 inflator

Posted by: DanL

I pack CO2 for emergency reseating - but for all other duties a small blackburn pump.

I've just been carrying 2 CO2 cartridges. I had a hard time reinflating a tubeless tire at home, so I used a CO2 cartridge. The pressure was 20psi after inflation, so I realized that I'd need a pump anyway on the trail, and if I used a plug or it took a bit for the sealant to seal a pump is the best option for topping up the psi.

Jan. 16, 2020, 11:25 a.m.
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Re: Mini pump or CO2 inflator

Posted by: Vikb

Posted by: Ouch

On your rides do you bring a mini pump, CO2 inflator with extra CO2 cartridge or a combination of both?

Crank Bros mini-pump. CO2 is $$, generates excessive waste and is easy to have fail on you at a critical moment. Seems like a bad idea IMO.

Is this the one you have - https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5033-982/Gem-Short-Mini-Pump ?

Definitely cheaper than the Oneup pump.

Jan. 14, 2020, 7:47 p.m.
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Re: Mini pump or CO2 inflator

Posted by: tashi

Both. 

Nice and tidy in my fancy oneup pump, although that’s not necessary as two CO2’s and an inflator are super small.

Do you have the 100cc or 70cc pump? Thinking about getting the 70cc. Researching couple other pump options as well.

Jan. 14, 2020, 1:49 p.m.
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Re: Mini pump or CO2 inflator

Posted by: syncro

pump

Which one do you have? Recommended it??

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