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Sept. 22, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Suntour Durolux eq, anyone got theirs yet?

I ordered one of the new Durolux forks from Suntour in May and they are still not sure when it will show up here in Oregon. Anyone get theirs yet?

Sept. 14, 2021, 8:15 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: Tubeless Tape

I second having the tape slightly wider (1-2 mm) than the rim as the tire bead helps really stick the tape down as its aired up. I only use rubbing alcohol and and old sock to get the rim bed somewhat clean it does not have to be perfect. You also should not be stretching it until you bleed, the tape should be taut but not stretched. Apply on a truing stand if you have one.

March 11, 2021, 11:39 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: Ride Wrap Wash or Brush?

I destroyed all my pivot bearing mud riding 2020. Hardtail in 2021 is going to save my squishy bike for the dry times. I don't wrap but I both spray and dry brush based on feelings. I am a terribly un-disciplined human.

Feb. 8, 2021, 12:59 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

I moved my dropouts all the way back to 445 ( as far as they would go) and all of the front end flop is gone.

Jan. 30, 2021, 8:56 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Its been cool being able to adjust the stays. I had them in the shortest cuz thats what I always do, but setting them at 3/4 length took away some of the floppyness. 

Also interesting on the stem length. I was thinking about going shorter but maybe I should try both.

Jan. 29, 2021, 10:01 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Now with a real fork

I tried a real ride rigid and quickly decided I am not a fully rigid rider. Ouch brutal on the arms. I ordered a Marz Z2 from the parking lot. The fork is set at 120 right now and the bike steers weird for sure, I am going to try it at 100 and see if that helps. Its not terrible but floppy somewhat at the initiation of a turn. I also went with the 44mm offset as that was what was available. I think the added stack of the works headset and the longer fork are most likely the culprit.

Dec. 31, 2020, 11:17 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

I'm too cooler-centric for bikepacking this thing is for mud. The bag in the picture just blew a zipper, lame!

Dec. 31, 2020, 10:46 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Finally I figured it out. Or my crappy phone did. Any how...2021 kona unit with a -2° works headset.  I ditched the spds after one ride and went back to flats and ended up with the chainstays in the shortest setting after trying the longest. 

Kona Unit

Dec. 24, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: RAHrider

Posted by: Hollytron

I just finished this bike with cast off drivetrain parts and wheels while I wait out an XT crank to complete a build for the squishy bike. It has a Works -2° headset and cush core in the tires in an atempt to make it rip. It's pretty fun but I really suck at the rigid shredding probably just too old but being so I love the clean up.

Pics? What bike is it?

I can't figure out how to post photos here. Sad story.

Dec. 23, 2020, 1:53 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

I just finished this bike with cast off drivetrain parts and wheels while I wait out an XT crank to complete a build for the squishy bike. It has a Works -2° headset and cush core in the tires in an atempt to make it rip. It's pretty fun but I really suck at the rigid shredding probably just too old but being so I love the clean up.

July 23, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: Tubeless Tape

Those will not work or they might. No tubeless bead on the tire. Its not worth the hearing loss...or worse.

May 25, 2020, 11:06 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: Is Strava having trouble making ends meet during COVID?

I live in Oregon were mtn biking is still a fringe sport and much of our "good" trails (especially near portland) are less than legal and secret within the small group who built and maintain them. Strava ruins these trails by bringing out the crowds. Especially now with travel restrictions and people looking for close to home shreds. I build and ride in a little secret spot near my house and lo and behold there are lots of new faces over the past few months. I politely ask any new folks to turn off strava. The best part is 80% of riders say " whats strava?".

March 30, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: Here's a fun one. What was the first mountain bike you owned? Second bike?

92 Brigestone mb-3 that I bought a size too big because I might "grow into it". I never did. My next bike was GT Avalance LE and it fit great!

Feb. 2, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: How good is your shop?

Find a shop with some non-alcoholic people with gray hairs that still ride. I know that is a high bar in the bike industry. Also a shop that has been around for a long time in a market with competition. 

And once you do find it dont go in and complain about the price because "we are building a vacation home" or "our kids are in college".  The list goes on of insulting rich guy excuses I have heard for paying the pittance we charge for primo work on the $10000 toys these guys can barely ride. Also a big fat $$ tip goes way farther than the sixer if PBR some people think is a good tip. 

"If money talks then I'm the ventriloquist" -lil Wayne

Ps I work at a shop if you did not guess already.

Dec. 9, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 22, 2019
Re: How often do you take your gun when you ride?

Now imagine those idiots armed to the teeth. Thats amerika my Canadian friends. 

Displaying a gun or threatening to get yr gun is playing the facist rednecks favorite game here in the states. 

I ride all over rural Oregon (aka Trumpistan) and have never felt a gun would make me safer in fact probs would be the opposite. A big smile a a "howdy yall" does wonders.

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