I was on a Formula Selva R for about 4 months and liked it. It was a bit more difficult to get the proper setup and I ended up with the "plushest" silver CTS valve to make it feel good, but could never really get it to feel 100%. It felt better than my last Fox 36 Factory though so that was a big plus! I'm on a DVO Onyx SC now and have to say the OTT is pretty incredible. It's like my Formula was but just feels that little bit more plush/dialled.....Plus it was less expensive! You cant go wring with the Formula though, and I heard the guys at Alba are awesome to deal with if you have any issues.
Posted by: Kenny
Could try suspension werx for sure, I never really think to buy parts there for some reason.
I buy my dvo stuff from S4 suspension in Quebec, they keep really good stock.
Yup Suspension Werx is listed as their western Canadian distributor so should have all spare parts for sure...
Been on a new Onyx SC and Topaz shock all season on my Sight.....I'm pretty blown away. Wont be going back to Fox or RS anytime soon....
I've had great luck with the e13 TRS and LG1 EN Mopo compound in the winter around here. As grippy as MaxxGrip but last a bit longer (for me anyway). The Race compound is similar to MaxxTerra and works well as a rear tire.....They can be had for $49 USD at the moment which is a pretty good deal...
Posted by: Taz123
semi-related - Non-OEM brake pads for shimano - who is using what and with what level of success?
I've used Disco and Loam Goat, the Loam's have good stopping power with my Zee's, but are very loud.
Been using MTX reds with my XT 4-pots with great results. All the power of the OE pads and none of the rattling fins...
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Posted by: Jenkins5
Grab an e13 TRS+ 9-46 11 speed cassette, and when the 46 wears out you can replace it no problem....They also make a 9-42...
This likely will be the option I'm going to go with. Looking at the X.01 jockey wheels need to be replaced as well so I doubt I'll be getting parts for it this season
There is also the SunRace option if you can find one.
Sunrace doesn't solve his problem/want of replacing just the largest cog when it wears out. e13 does. Plus Sunrace is over 100g heavier. It is cheap tho....
I've been running the TRS Mopo front and LG1 EN Mopo rear for a while now. They have been really good on the Shore, Squamish and Pemby (wet and dry). They wear better than a Maxxis MaxxGrip compound and are just as grippy. The dual ply LG1 EN rear is similar to a Maxxis DD casing but a bit (about 50g) lighter. I didn't notice a difference in rolling resistance compared to a Maxxix DHR 2. After getting a bunch of Maxxis wobbly casings the e13 are my new go to tires...
Started using the new e13 Helix R cassette with a 12 speed XT derailleur and shifter about a month ago....So far I'm impressed. Shifting is super smooth (feels as smooth as my buddy's full Shimano setup) and I didn't have to spring for a new Microspline driver for my carbon wheels...The e13 cassette is pricier than XT, but I saved on the driver update, and saved 120g compared to the XT 12 speed cassette, so all's well that ends well! Plus, when the 2 alu cogs wear out on the e13 I can replace just them....
I've been on a 9-46 e13 TRS+ cassette for a few years on one bike and pair it with a 28T front ring to take the sting out of the local steep climbs! It's been awesome. I had an older version a few years back that creaked if it was't lubed correctly, but the new version has been trouble free for well over a year...Nice plus about the e13 is you can replace just the alu cogs when they wear out. Thought about doing a Sunrace cassette but didn't want the extra weight. That and I actually like using the 9T when I dip into the bike park for a day or two a season. The e13 TRS+ is 390g, and the new e13 Helix R 9-46 is like 330g or something...Damn light. Plus the Helix comes in pretty colours!
Posted by: ReductiMat
Hubs first for sure, then a carbon rim that has a lifetime warranty.
e*13 gets shit on a lot, but where I'd go through three or four 570's a season I'm now down to one LG1r.
As for hubs, the i9's have lasted way longer than cheaper ones (funnily enough, like the e*13 hubs, which aren't that good).
I second your comment on the e13 carbon rims. Mine have been bomb proof for about 2 years now. My hub has also been rock solid. It has a bit less engagement than an I9 but hasn’t given me any issues either so no need to replace it. My buddy (over 200 lbs and rips) hasn’t had any issues with his e13 LG1 Plus wheelset either. He had bad luck with his DT1900 wheelset but that’s a lower end DT product.
Posted by: RAHrider
I actually rolled to a stop while rolling down a gravel road with a 5-7 degree decline today. I am going to get so fit riding this tire this winter!
Haha. Those are the second generation for sure! Great grip but slow. If you ever try some of the most recent Generation 3's I think you'll like them a LOT more....