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Dec. 9, 2018, 8:29 p.m.
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Re: Sore ankles!

honestly I can't suggest a specific insole as I like a slightly more compliant shoe for flats, probably from riding in skate shoes for so long.

Dec. 9, 2018, 5:40 p.m.
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Re: Sore ankles!

insoles or impacts would be my suggestion. I have specialized 2FOs (the 1.0s) and they aren't as supportive as my older impacts. 

Due to an old injury the action of clipping out really hurts my ankle so I can't comment on any of the newer clipless footwear.

Oct. 19, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
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Re: DB Air iL rear shock settings?

they have some setup baselines on their website https://www.canecreek.com/base-tunes/ 

Aug. 29, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
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Re: 170mm dropper post recommendations?

Posted by: ehfour

Raceface turbine? 

Saw this 175mm for $154 USD

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/race-face-turbine-dropper-seatpost-rcf004z?skidn=RCF004Z-BK-S309X350MM100MM&ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6cmFjZWZhY2UgZHJvcHBlcjoxOjE6cmFjZWZhY2UgZHJvcHBlcg==

Mine just died, won't hold air, not getting full travel. that is after 2 years, I did do some basic cleaning and re-lubing over that period. the link for a 150mm turbine is $10 cheaper than a oneup dropper......I did just order (as in today) a oneup dropper in 170mm

Aug. 29, 2018, 7:53 a.m.
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Re: Getting rid of DH bike

check out what a rental costs per day/how much you will spend on your DH bike + DH bike maint. I don't get to any park often enough to validate a big bike. so I have a bike that is the solution for me where I am and rent when I'm at a chairlift. 

don't discount the fact that you are kicking the crap out of your enduro/trail bike in a bike park, yes they can do it, but there is a reason downhill bikes are built the way they are. 

the trade off  (for me) was somewhere around 10-15 days (depending on the cost of the rental), so you are right on the cusp. Reductimat mentioned 7 and he spends a lot more time in the park so I'd take his word.

Aug. 21, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
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Re: Dear Maxxis - Summer Wish

Posted by: grambo

LOL @ Tumorous Tammy.

HeyZeus: they will want pics of the tumour as well as the bar code on the inside of the tire so they can see manufacture date etc. so you might be out of luck.

I was indeed out of luck, more to know for next time. 

That being said, having a tire out back that actually contributes to braking again has been awesome, and except for pavement I really don't notice too much of a rolling penalty. For reference I have put a regular DHF our back to replace the tumour'd minon SS.

Aug. 9, 2018, 3:16 p.m.
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Re: Dear Maxxis - Summer Wish

I was on the road, new tire is on (new as in new to the rear, its an old 2.3 DHF), old tire is in a dumpster somewhere, so I do not know what luck I'll have without the culprit tire in hand.

Aug. 6, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
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Re: Dear Maxxis - Summer Wish

its not a tumour

I had liked running a Minion SS, till it did this. the fun kind of sketchy is how I'd describe it (side-knobs biting just in time to save the day).  This tire was EXO casing though, not DD. Seems like you need to go DHF/R or Aggressor for DD.

July 25, 2018, 6:27 p.m.
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Re: Five Ten Freerider Pro - durability?

I have a pair of the new 2FO flats (1.0, not the 2.0) very light and breath very well. Not as stiff on the foot as 5.10s but so far so good. I have had pretty good experiences with the big Red S and clothing/shoes so I'm interested to see how they hold up. I've had them for a month and a half, not nearly long enough, but so far so good. 

neoprene sleeve is nice for keeping the dirt out of them though.

July 5, 2018, 5:04 a.m.
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Re: Stan's flow rims - anyone ride them?

I'm 220lbs pre-gear. my MK3s are still doing just fine. I don't blast through chunder all that often though.

April 4, 2018, 4:26 p.m.
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Re: Xtr m9000 RD 11spd

I had the same thing happen to a XT 10 speed shadow + rear D. I'd say lemon. I have run many an XT derailleur and I'd say it was just a manufacturing defect.

March 26, 2018, 6:27 a.m.
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Re: crank length

Posted by: JBV

Zeus, why did you go to 175's?  at first i scoffed at the idea of 5mm making any difference, but apparently it does, and mitigates pedal strikes.

honestly they were on sale and I wanted to try something with more leverage.

March 25, 2018, 5:15 p.m.
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Re: crank length

having recently gone from 170 to 175 (at 6'1'', so not quite as tall as you, OP). I must say I really do prefer the 170s, they are on the same bike. I just feel more awkward pedalling the longer arms.

this may be due to running 170s forever, but still, I won't be staying at 175.

Feb. 27, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
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Re: Rim Decision

I'm on Stand Flow MK3s, I have no real complaints. I'm stuck in a flatter part of the country but spend a few weeks a year in BC riding and haven't destroyed them which says a lot for me (I'm a good 220 lbs, just me, no gear).

Profile has been nice for DHFs (2.35 and 2.5) and a minon SS (2.35). Non of the tires were the "wt" versions.

Feb. 12, 2018, 5:47 a.m.
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Re: Anyone riding a newish Rune?

I have a spitfire (last year of the V2), and someone on here has a Prime (which might be closer to a E29).

My Spitfire is not the lightest, but its not a pig, dropper, aluminum rims, EXO tires and a pike with zero carbon anywhere its about 32 lbs for a large...

all the cliched things about "downhiller's trail bike" etc are pretty accurate, I can't complain. its a great bike. There are times when I have wished I had a little more travel for bigger stuff or really chundery stuff, but the pike honestly runs out of Burl long before the frame does.

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