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March 18, 2020, 10:28 p.m.
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Re: Grease and bearings

Superweb is great, it rolls super fast and being white you can tell when it's contaminated and time to repack.

Feb. 19, 2020, 2:01 a.m.
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Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

I’ll play.

2019 Spartan 29”

Push 11-6. Ended up vcheaper and quicker than a DHX2 with the Fox hassles at the time.

36 with a Smashpot conversion, I found it was the only way to have a fork feeling like it could keep up with the rear.

12s Shimano, Praxis alloy rims to i9. Spank vibrocore bar.

I’ve been genuinely blown away by how composed and versatile this thing is.

Feb. 17, 2020, 5:12 a.m.
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Re: Slipping PF bb's and bearing retaining compound

I’ve used marine silicone with good success. It’s also easy to remove. I think it’s praxis who recommend it.

Still, a threaded solution (there are many) would be best bet if it’s loose enough to spin in frame.

Feb. 17, 2020, 5:10 a.m.
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Re: Shimano XTR 9100 Hubs - Cup and Cone FTW?

Anything serviceable, well built and without proprietary bearings. 

Are the new XT the same engagement and mechanism? They look like a steal if so...

Feb. 17, 2020, 5:06 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

It’s been year of the hardtail for me. Singlespeed has been great again, and cushcore has perfected the BTR’s ride quality.

Feb. 17, 2020, 5:05 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

It’s been year of the hardtail for me. Singlespeed has been great again, and cushcore has perfected the BTR’s ride quality.

Feb. 17, 2020, 5:03 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

It’s been year of the hardtail again for me. I’ve been loving singlespeed with a little fitness, and cushcore has perfected the ride quality.

Feb. 17, 2020, 5:03 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

It’s been year of the hardtail again for me. I’ve been loving singlespeed with a little fitness, and cushcore has perfected the ride quality.

Feb. 17, 2020, 4:58 a.m.
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Re: Why did cush core have to be so good?

I’m not light (78kg) but have found CC amazing. Hard to articulate how much better my hardtail feels with it in.

For a lightish, fast, versatile and grippy rear, try a forecaster, or maybe even a 2.3 DHR. I really rate the 2.35 Forekaster.

Jan. 15, 2020, 11:36 a.m.
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Re: long travel wagon wheelers

I’d love to see more adjustable BB heights. Or just higher all round, 335mm is super low. 

Maybe someone needs to set up 140mm crank manufacturing.

Dec. 25, 2019, 1:43 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

I had a switchback. Nice bike but lime loads of the trail hardtails I reckon they’re overbuilt in the rear triangle so don’t feel really comfortable.

Dec. 21, 2019, 1:40 a.m.
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Re: How often do you take your gun when you ride?

Riding a bike is inherently unsafe. Carrying a gun changes nothing. 

That’s the problem - people just end up still feeling unsafe, and confuse this with greater risk, not a perceived risk that their gun hasn’t eased, and now they have a firearm to react with. See the state of US armed police response for an illustration of that.

Instead of a firearm, these guys need to accept that life feels risky.

Dec. 18, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
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Re: Does Carbon Handlebar make sense if....

Posted by: JBV

having watched that test, i wonder if measured deflection=riding comfort or if there's more to it.

More deflection equals more rebound so the darling of the bar is important. That’s what I really rate the Spank vibrocore bars. I’ve found the Spike (dh) bar slightly more comfortable than the Oozy (trail) bar at the same width, same grips.

Rather than material, it’s really useful to prioritise stiffness/directness or comfort, cost, safety (if you travel or crash a bit).

Dec. 18, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
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Re: 170mm dropper post recommendations?

Most lubes for that job are either too heavy and wax / cake over the time a post cable is in or migrate. Try a polished Jagwire - slick, and no coating to flake off.

Nov. 28, 2019, 5:21 a.m.
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Re: long travel wagon wheelers

I’ve been really digging my Spartan 29 of late. I’ve said it before in here but have found it so versatile recently it’s stuck me as a near perfect example of the breed. Coil front and rear, just does what it should. It’s taken a load of abuse too.

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