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Oct. 22, 2019, 10:26 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Dam, that's a nice bike Vik!

Oct. 18, 2019, 8:44 a.m.
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Re: drivetrain

Posted by: DemonMike

Posted by: UFO

The rumour is Shimano will open up microspline to every one in Jan.2020

Ya heard the same , I know a couple company's are waiting for this to happen.

This is holding me back from upgrading my old 10s XT drivetrain to the new 12s XT....not a fan of holding this kind of stuff back and I am not getting rid of my CK hubs...so...get moving Shimano!

Sept. 11, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
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Re: long travel wagon wheelers

Check out this thread on MTBR with some shots of a new LT 29er from Banshee:

https://forums.mtbr.com/banshee-bikes/new-fs-frame-banshee-1111043.html

Rumours are:

160mm travel called the Titan.

Sept. 10, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
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Re: make or break

Posted by: grambo

Posted by: pedalhound

Short ST's on an XL or XXL bike kill me! I am running a full 21" ST on my Chromag now and am still needing to get a 200mm dropper, shorter ST's will not only look stupid but put a TON of extra strain on the frame and the seat post. This extra leverage equals broken frames and posts.

I do realize I am on the fringe with my height and size, but bike designers should know that users buying these larger frames are going to weigh more than their smaller counterparts and the frames should be designed with that in mind. I find a lot of companies design around a medium and make things a little longer for the bigger sizes. Forbidden looks to be doing things right, but still don't make a bike big enough for me...and I am not a freak..just 6'4"...but with long arms and legs. I guess this is why I have broken every full suspension bike I have ever ridden...my Banshee did last the longest though, very happy with that bike.

That and slack seat tubes...ugh....I'd love to ride a Knolly but I would be way too far over the rear wheel while climbing.

Oh...also, water bottles are awesome and I won't buy another bike without at least the possibility to mount one inside the frame.

Contrary to this is short legged dudes like myself who in the past had to deal with long seat tubes and run shorter droppers to fit a bike with appropriate reach. I'm 5'10" but 31" actual inseam, on my last bike with 460mm reach it had a 485mm seat tube. Had to swap the stock 150mm to a 125mm. New bike (same model but updated frame design) 462mm each 435mm seat tube - 50mm shorter! Still running the stock 150mm on it but could easily fit a 180 if not 200 OneUp.

That same bike in XXL is 502mm reach and 485mm seat tube (same as my old large) which I agree does seem too short for a guy like you. Maybe they have gone too far on the bigger frame sizes.

Yeah, I even saw one manufacturer have all the same ST lengths across their whole range of sizes...just made no sense to me. Maybe it's hard to design a frame the works for short and for tall people...but I think it's more of a cost saver to try and reuse as many tubes as possible across the size range, stupid and lazy IMO.

Sept. 9, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
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Re: make or break

Short ST's on an XL or XXL bike kill me! I am running a full 21" ST on my Chromag now and am still needing to get a 200mm dropper, shorter ST's will not only look stupid but put a TON of extra strain on the frame and the seat post. This extra leverage equals broken frames and posts.

I do realize I am on the fringe with my height and size, but bike designers should know that users buying these larger frames are going to weigh more than their smaller counterparts and the frames should be designed with that in mind. I find a lot of companies design around a medium and make things a little longer for the bigger sizes. Forbidden looks to be doing things right, but still don't make a bike big enough for me...and I am not a freak..just 6'4"...but with long arms and legs. I guess this is why I have broken every full suspension bike I have ever ridden...my Banshee did last the longest though, very happy with that bike.

That and slack seat tubes...ugh....I'd love to ride a Knolly but I would be way too far over the rear wheel while climbing.

Oh...also, water bottles are awesome and I won't buy another bike without at least the possibility to mount one inside the frame.

Sept. 4, 2019, 11:59 a.m.
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Re: Manitou Mezzer Fork

Posted by: Brocklanders

Posted by: rnayel

It's now out and available for shipment.  Considering it as my next fork after being quite impressed by the Mattoc 29.

It's 37mm stanchion, 2000g claimed weight (for 27.5) and 180mm travel in both 27.5 & 29" flavours

Was just looking at those online. Did you buy them?

I will be updating my 29er enduro fork in the spring, torn on what to buy.

Lyric ultimate

DVO diamond

Fox 36

Maybe this Manitou.

Don't forget about Suntour, I have been super impressed with my Auron...great no-nonsense fork!

Aug. 29, 2019, 1:15 p.m.
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Re: Vancouver Island Trails

If you want more steep, techy stuff head out to Sooke...they love the jank out there (amazing views as well)!

Aug. 21, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
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Re: 2bliss Rim Strips

Posted by: thaaad

This is my favorite part about the Velocity plugs

BWAHAHAHAHAHA...WTF!

Aug. 20, 2019, 10:48 a.m.
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Re: 2bliss Rim Strips

Love the look of those veloplugs!

https://www.velocityusa.com/product/accessories/veloplugs

July 19, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
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Re: Cush Core in Canada

I am about to install Rimpact inserts on my bike tomorrow...first time trying anything like it but it's so much cheaper than cushcore it's not even funny and lighter, but from what I have been reading not as durable...so we will see.

July 18, 2019, 10:14 a.m.
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Re: What is the best HT MTB around $1,000?

I agree, I used to be a full suspension snob like nouseforaname, but the new progressive HT's are pretty amazing.

Here's another one to look at:

https://www.marinbikes.com/ca/bikes/2019-mountain-hardtail-trail-27.5-san-quentin-1

July 17, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
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Re: What is the best HT MTB around $1,000?

I am riding an XL Chromag Rootdown and I am 6'4" and 260LBS...and it's a ton of fun! But more than you want to spend. Check out the DiamondBack Sync'r ... it looks very capable and not a bad price:

https://www.diamondback.com/mountain-bikes/hardtail/syncr-d42

If you can be patient there are some screaming deals that can be had on the Pinkbike Buy and Sell...but it's slim pickens for big dudes.

June 19, 2019, 8:59 a.m.
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Re: Used Code RSC vs Magura Trail MT Sport

Posted by: Hepcat

Formula? Cheap & reportedly good performance.

Those with Magura how's the caliper rub and ease of a perfect bleed these days? I loved my old Maguras but I'm really appreciating Shimano's rub free rotors and 5 minute bleeds. Somewhat inconsistent levers being the trade-off.

Seems every brake has some little niggle.

No rotor rub, and I bought some cheap bleed kit online...super easy.

June 18, 2019, 1:09 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

I finally got to try out an ebike, and holy shit they are fun. Making trails that are usually a grind, more fun and flowy...loved it. I don't think one will be in my stable soon...but it's not something I am going to rule out...a good compliment to my Rootdown for sure.

I think that with the limitations put into place right now, I have no issues with pedalecs. As long as these battery/motor limitations stay as they are things should be okay...they need to work on making the motor and software as unhackable. Having an ebike makes really no difference on the downhills other than the weight...so keeping the limit where it is now (or even lower) would be great.

I am getting tired of the haters using the same arguments as the trail users used to use against MTBs back in the '80s and '90s....c'mon come up with something original people! :P

June 14, 2019, 8:24 a.m.
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Re: Used Code RSC vs Magura Trail MT Sport

Magura's. I replaced my Saints with some way cheaper Magura's and am VERY happy about it. Usually, gotta bleed them outa the box though.

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