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Aug. 28, 2021, 3:08 p.m.
Posts: 1,045
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Re: Canyon prototype high pivot idler gearbox frame

Non-boost chainring offset FTW if your frame allows it. Every time. With a boost frame it keeps the chainline where it should be for riders like me.

Nov. 21, 2020, 9:42 a.m.
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Re: pivot bolts

Posted by: ReductiMat

As a hack who likes to ride a lot downhill, anything metal-on-metal was greased save for the little bits that made me wonder if it would kill me.  Those bits were loc-tite'd.

No metal bits were ever left to grind on each other, ever.

This is the way.

July 16, 2020, 10:53 p.m.
Posts: 1,045
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Re: Tubeless Tape

Or warm it up with a heat gun and it comes off almost residue free.

May 19, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
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Re: long travel wagon wheelers

Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: FLATCH

Craftsman, not a robot.

Pretty sure robots don't weld any frames.

Many factories have robotic welding even in the bicycle industry. This is somewhat old tech now. Google will lead you to the answer.

May 19, 2019, 9:35 a.m.
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Re: Anyone having trouble with the Garmin update?

After the update, my 520 tracked the whole ride and seemed to save as usual but actually did not save the ride.

Nov. 12, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
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Re: Nobl/Onyx hubs

I'm not a fan of the feel of the sprague hubs. The vague feel when putting out high watts on steep hills just didn't sit well with me.

I'm really looking forward to trying out the new XTR hubs though. I’m hoping they get things moving and roll the Scylence tech over to their road hubs too.

Nov. 9, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
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Re: Actual difference in stiffness between Next SL and XT.

So far so good for me on my SixC and Next R cranks although I don’t ride nearly as much as some people here. 

I AM lusting after the eeWings cranks though!

Nov. 8, 2018, 12:55 p.m.
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Re: Actual difference in stiffness between Next SL and XT.

Being even heavier than Craw, I can feel flex in everything also. I'm 240lbs and on XL or XXL frames and have had trouble with component and frame stiffness for years (never a problem with strength though). I love some of the newer, stiffer carbon frames, burlier XC forks, 35mm bars, beefier cranks, etc. Along with the trend to longer frames, the increased stiffness of frames has me completely happy with the fit and ride quality of my bikes. Finally!

I've used all varieties of XTR cranks for years and I've noticed that the latest M9000 lacked stiffness in torsion and bending. When putting the power down I can feel the crankarms twist which causes an odd droop in the pedal which I can feel through my shoes (stiff carbon soled shoes). Even worse is that I can get the crankarm to clank into the drive side chainstay of my XXL Tallboy 3. At first I thought this was a combination of flex in the crankarm and flex in the frame but this went away entirely when I switched to Next R cranks. The Next R cranks sit closer to the chainstay by 2mm so that's not the reason for the problem. After putting a bunch of time on each setup I'm sure difference is due to the combination of stiffer crankarms and spindle of the Next R cranks.

Sept. 17, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
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Re: "Waterproof" shorts

Recently picked up some Fox Attack Pro Water and they’re great so far. Proper bike shorts fit and very waterproof but haven’t had them long enough to test durability.

Gore waterproof shorts have the worst fit I’ve seen in any shorts, ever. No tailoring to them at all.

June 11, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
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Re: Rear Wheel Issues - What Do You Think?

One thing to note is that you really need to have those spokes replaced or better yet, have the wheel rebuilt. If you decided to rebuild it, why not get a new hub instead of just replacing the freehub?

June 5, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: Ddean

Its exactly similar - does more power to the ground result in more wear? Up the power a lot and do the test. That's exactly how you test these things. Accelerated environment.

This is typically not how accelerated testing works. You can’t just keep cranking up the intensity of a test and expect to get good results. 

In this case, just cranking up the power output to the rear wheel will not get valuable results because there is a non-linear relationship between power to the rear wheel and trail wear. All data is garbage once you start tearing up the trail by spinning the wheel.

March 16, 2018, 12:19 p.m.
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Re: Need More Clipless Pedal Tension

Personally, I think the shoe/pedal interface is more important than the spring tension (tension is still very important though). With the right shoes (Shimano), I can run the spring tension on XT and XTR pedals a the 3/4 point and I don't worry about unwanted release. The sole/pedal interface provides a fair bit of friction to keep the cleat snug in the pedal mechanism. When i ran Giro shoes I would get the odd unwanted release because the shoe sole wasn't snug against the pedal body.

I just picked up some new Saint pedals to see how they are. I plan to run a few pins in the pedals but nothing too crazy. The platform should provide tons of support. They are heavy though - approx 560g.

Feb. 19, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
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Re: Trek Fuel 29ers

Posted by: kiwizak

All the new Fuel EX's have a 210x52.5mm shock regardless of Thru Shaft or not. Fox list the DPX2 in 210x52.5 for the Fuel. And the 2017 Fuel EX 5 had a Rockshox Deluxe. Not sure about any others.

True story but those are not trunnion mount and the lower mount is also quite different. Does Trek make some sort of adapter kit?

Feb. 19, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
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Re: Trek Fuel 29ers

Posted by: Kevin26

Posted by: bogey

Posted by: Jasn

Thanks Gents some good insights. The Starlings are beautiful but too niche for me these days, I've owned too many niche bike's and have found difficulties getting parts or upgrades, ...

Like the shock on the Fuel? I’m a big fan of the Fuel EX but I really don’t like Trek’s use of proprietary shocks.

Unless I'm mistaken, the reactive /through shaft shocks aren't different sizing or anything, so can be replaced easy enough, you're not stuck looking for a through shaft shock

The eye to eye length is very long on the thru shaft shock so I can’t see another shock fitting. The shock shaft needs extra room at the bottom to poke through as the shock cycles.

Feb. 19, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
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Re: Trek Fuel 29ers

Posted by: Jasn

Thanks Gents some good insights. The Starlings are beautiful but too niche for me these days, I've owned too many niche bike's and have found difficulties getting parts or upgrades, ...

Like the shock on the Fuel? I’m a big fan of the Fuel EX but I really don’t like Trek’s use of proprietary shocks.

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