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May 4, 2021, 5:29 a.m.
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Re: DHF/Aggressor vs DHRII F/R or Dissector rear???

in the summer i went from a minion SS to an aggressor and appreciated the better braking and traction. th elower profile side knobs were definitely noticeable though. I wouldn't want it in the wet but in the dry it was a pretty fun rear tire.

April 12, 2021, 7:37 a.m.
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Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

I have been super impressed (with that Z1, rode it last year as well), I'm not a small guy wither and they have held up well, creaking/flexing wise.

April 11, 2021, 8:37 p.m.
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Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

First 29'er. just need the snow to go away now. 

Feb. 11, 2021, 10:01 a.m.
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Re: Bike frame/parts drought 2021

I got a hold of an Offering V2 and a warranty replacement (found a obvious fault in the carbon near the lower shock mount), both within the last month...

seems like there is some stuff getting through.

Also Evil was super easy to deal with.

Jan. 2, 2021, 6:59 p.m.
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Re: Why did cush core have to be so good?

well, that tire lever met its matchE-13 enduro casing tire and E-13 rim.....never thought I'd snap this thing

Sept. 15, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
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Re: Clipless shoes that last

Shimano shoes do seem to last forever as do specialized ones. 

While I haven't worn the 2FO Cliplites myself I have really like the Giro Chamber IIs this season, one season isn't the best test of durability but they seem to be holding up great.

Jan. 4, 2020, 5:09 p.m.
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Re: EXO + vs Double Down for rear tire

I've found just the ride quality of a more sturdy sidewall is better for me (I'm 220lbs...without riding gear). The support from a more robust casing helps me a lot especially cornering hard and to me just feels more supportive over rough-stuff. 

I'd say go for the heavier duty casing, especially if you are heavier yourself.

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.

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