New posts

Znarf's posts

827 posts found

Feb. 2, 2021, 1:46 a.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: tashi

That must be the “new math” I used hear about.

I believe according to a former US-President it is not called "new math" but "alternative math".

Dec. 23, 2020, 1:35 p.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: TRP 2.3mm rotors

While they arent 2.3mm - I have had good luck with the new Magura MDR-C rotors. They have more material in the middle section. They are silent, cheap and very durable. Much better than Shimano XT and regular Magura Storm HC (which both are not bad).

They are 2mm and that already makes a noticeable difference to the 1.8mm Shimano rotors. Maybe give them a try.

Dec. 7, 2020, 1:12 a.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: Let's talk about on bike storage

It is going on a Madonna RAAW V2 Size Large. The smaller one is probably the way to go, by your recommendation?

Dec. 6, 2020, 1:19 a.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: Let's talk about on bike storage

Hi, 

could you confirm if this is the B-rad mini oder the bigger B-rad bag? I am debating which one to get. 1litre sounds huge :)

Nov. 17, 2020, 12:57 p.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: Bigger range 11 speed cassettes.....

Really good ideas and advice here! What bike are you building? If you can run a 32t only, you'll probably want a 50t cassette.

https://ritzelrechner.de

Try this. I know, it is german. But it's really good!

Click the button "VERGLEICH" on the lower right. It means "comparison" and you can compare different combinations and ratios. It is really handy =)

Nov. 17, 2020, 7:59 a.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: Bigger range 11 speed cassettes.....

Hi,

I understand that you're not keen on changing to a 28t chainring. But this exact swap made me very happy on my LT heavy 29er.

I have the XX1 10-42cassette and a steel sram 28t ring and couldn't be happier. Enough range, very light weight, longest durability if you swap the chain semi-regularly and absolutely enough top-end speed for me and good range on steep climbs. (with a 11spd Shimano XT derailleur and shifter)

I also had good luck with the 11-50t shark tooth cage for 11spd Shimano derailleurs. But I don't know if it is still available. The smaller 28t ring and shorter chain, shorter derailleur cage are pretty great features though in my experience.

The E13 cassettes aren't bad, I do find that the additional range isn't needed, if you dial in exactly the right chain ring size for your fitness level and bike setup, though.

Cheers

Znarf

Oct. 23, 2020, 3:10 a.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: Cooler temps making my eyes water, options?

Wear a google, even with your half shell. I wear contact lenses and have trouble with eyes watering when I ride fast. 

I wear a google with clear lenses, problem is GONE.

Oct. 19, 2020, 11:51 p.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: Best smiles/dollar bike you've ever bought?

I´d enter my 250$ commuter bike which carried my around thousands of traffic jams. 

But really, smiles per $$$, my 5000$ Raaw Madonna made me giggle and smile with happiness so often during the last two years that I have to credit it with the best smile/$ ratio. Even though it´s a lot of money. It just rides THAT fantastic and really makes me smile when I just THINK about my last rides on it.

Sept. 6, 2020, 5:19 a.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: thaaad

Posted by: RAHrider

Is this what your other bikes have turned into? Looks sweet. Can't wait to see it built up....

Coil going on there?

Yeah, so far I've only sold the Darkside, still have the Wideangle. I spent a little of that money on this but the build will be slow as I make up my mind on things, and since nothing is in stock in the entire country right now lol.

I'll probably stick with air since that's what the Sight frames are designed around, but I haven't made my mind up about the build specifics yet. Not sure if I'm going to go Rock Shox or Fox yet either.

Posted by: Znarf

Very nice! Where did you come up with an alloy frameset? Are they sold in Canada? Over here we only get to buy the carbon framesets, which I don’t want :)

You can buy aluminum frames here in Canada, but only black for this year.

This one is actually one of their "Build your ride" frames that had some cosmetic defects (extremely minor scratches) that I managed to score. You're not supposed to be able to buy the build your ride frames standalone but this one was a special case since it had some small scratches. It's a 2020 frame but nothing has changed between 2020 and 2021 and I loved this colour so much I jumped on it rather than buying a complete 2021 bike.

Posted by: Vikb

Looks great. I like the colour. Enjoy the build and riding it. :-)

Thanks, I'm really stoked on the colour!

Sweet! The color is really great!

Sept. 5, 2020, 1:02 a.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Very nice! Where did you come up with an alloy frameset? Are they sold in Canada? Over here we only get to buy the carbon framesets, which I don’t want :)

Aug. 30, 2020, 5:01 a.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: Physics question.

I feel that below a certain pressure the side knobs don’t penetrate the ground anymore but rather get pushed inside the deformed tire profile instead BY the ground and therefore don’t grip in corners. 

This is especially true on round tire profiles, or wide tires on not so wide rims.

I don’t feel a huge benefit with inserts in my front tire, but flat without a beefy insert in the rear tire.

I tend to not ride crazy low pressure, but settled around 22f and 26r on 2.5 Maxxis WT EXO or EXO+ 29“ tires at 75kg without clothes.

July 20, 2020, 10:40 p.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: Handguards?

I think I recall reading that Sam Hill runs them primarily as protection for the brake levers in a crash scenario and less for his hands. If a lever breaks off during an EWS the race would be over etc. and all that super important stuff. 

Your lady - maybe really try chopping the bras a bit. My wife used to run 760mm, but after we tried 740 she is more comfortable and it seems to be more proportionate with shoulder width, she is more mobile on the bike, especially  in steep and rough terrain. It absolutely depends on body proportions and also reach / body ratio imho. If the bike is fitting on the small size, she might not feel good with narrower bars?

July 13, 2020, 1:24 p.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: Tremeer023

Posted by: Znarf

Lockdown-Bike (more pics in my album)

My Lockdown-Gravelroad-Rocket. It is a Pipedream Moxie 2020 size Large with 29“ wheels.

Very nimble and super snappy compared to my Raaw Madonna. Also super light in comparison. The geometry makes it very capable, but I can tell you my wrists and hardtails in harsh terrain don’t mix. I can ride almost all the trails/stuff I can ride with the Madonna. But I’ll pay dearly with several NO-Bike-days, because of wrist problems. I can ride the stuff with the Madonna no problems for a couple of days in a row. It’s not a fork issue, the Pike Ultimate works great.

I was going to sell the frame, but now I’ve settled on another use case and am super happy:

I use it it on bikepaths, gravelroads, fireroads and only the mellowest of trails, attach lots of water and snacks with straps and enjoy riding it with only a helmet and no pads like the 15 year old kid I was 20 years ago. Very uncomplicated and innocent fun. And with higher rise bars it’s very comfortable. Love the 78deg seat angle...

Nice to see another Moxie - looking good. I've got the older teal colour but prefer that blue. Oh well, good excuse for a new paint job at some point. The stack height is low on the Moxie, I've just put a 3 inch riser on mine with the stem slammed. Running a shorter fork than you though. If you're just riding gravel and mellow singletrack I agree with the high rise bar. It's really comfy when seated.

The stack height is TOO low imho on the Moxie. I really can not imagine that anyone would ride it without spacers and a regular rise.

It would look nicer with a bit more headtube length and less spacers. But the blue paintjob is fantastic, even nicer in person. Some trick glitter particles, very, very nice. All in all a really enjoyable bike!

And thanks for the good wrist wishes :)

It’s not the fault of the bike at all. The frame is surprisingly comfortable for what it is. My wrists are just toast, runs in the family. 20years of biking and loads of trailbuilding with pick axes etc did not help. But so far I can ride gnar relatively pain free with fat ESI grips, flexy Syntace Carbon bars and the best full suspension I can find. First world problems really.

If my wrists put an end to trail riding at some point I’ll tour the world with a recumbent bike, no joke!

July 13, 2020, 5:54 a.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Lockdown-Bike (more pics in my album)

My Lockdown-Gravelroad-Rocket. It is a Pipedream Moxie 2020 size Large with 29“ wheels.

Very nimble and super snappy compared to my Raaw Madonna. Also super light in comparison. The geometry makes it very capable, but I can tell you my wrists and hardtails in harsh terrain don’t mix. I can ride almost all the trails/stuff I can ride with the Madonna. But I’ll pay dearly with several NO-Bike-days, because of wrist problems. I can ride the stuff with the Madonna no problems for a couple of days in a row. It’s not a fork issue, the Pike Ultimate works great.

I was going to sell the frame, but now I’ve settled on another use case and am super happy:

I use it it on bikepaths, gravelroads, fireroads and only the mellowest of trails, attach lots of water and snacks with straps and enjoy riding it with only a helmet and no pads like the 15 year old kid I was 20 years ago. Very uncomplicated and innocent fun. And with higher rise bars it’s very comfortable. Love the 78deg seat angle...

June 23, 2020, 10:03 p.m.
Posts: 828
Joined: June 29, 2006
Re: Maxxis DHF MaxxGrip or Assegai MaxxGrip

Posted by: grambo

I ran a DHR II DH casing up front for a month on my DH a couple seasons ago while waiting for Addix Magic Marys to arrive. Maybe it was my imagination but it felt like I could notice the 2.4 was narrower/smaller profile than a 2.5 DHF or 2.35 Magic Mary at the time. Felt fast and cornered same as DHF, definitely more braking traction, but just felt small volume wise. I think they make a 2.5WT DHR II now.

I felt like the 2.4 WT DHR II has noticeably/perceivably less volume than a 2.5 DHF WT and a more square shape on the same rim and therefore didn’t like it as much as a front tire. Braking traction was very good, cornering not bad, but different compared to the DHF. 

I like the DHR II as a rear tire though, Vice versa for the DHF. 

I bet I could get used to both given enough time. But I prefer more cushion up front and a bit more square profile for the rear wheel.

827 posts found

Forum jump: