Plastic moto levers?
Is getting a tire on/off a hassle?
I don't understand the big wheels, when I went tubeless 26" reduced rolling resistance due to weight loss was incredible. So how on earth are much heavier bigger wheels the latest and greatest? Marketing? I've tested both 650b and 29er and it's like riding a boat! I'm pretty sure 26 isn't going anywhere yet.
I recently bought a used 2013 Stumpy evo (26") and I will ride it for the next couple years as I assume there will still be high end 26" stuff available for at least that long. If 26" gets put out to pasture then I'll suck it up and go 650/27.5 in the future but as others have said there are good deals to be had in the used 26" market right now and the advantages of 650/27.5 have yet to win me over.
It will be interesting to see how the "great wheel size debate" plays out. I will be LOL-ing if industry "experts" rediscover 26" in a few years….
I've run both Zee FR and Saint shortcage 30 X 11-40, not sure about 32t it may be close. You have to get chain length exact and short as possible, remove shock to check full travel chain growth. Also don't over crank the B screw you need maximum wrap around the 11t. Depending on chain growth, with a 32t you may have to block off the 11t with limiter screw or get that 11t lock ring thing.
ok, thanks. I think I may just do an XT or SLX medium cage and not sweat it.
I use a Zee on both my bikes with 30t ring and 40t in the back. Pretty much flawless shifting, not worth spending another $60 on the RadR cage in my opinion. Take the time to set it up right with correct limiting, b-tension and chain length and you'll be fine.
what length cages on your Zee's my good man?
I've been using a 30mm stem since around 2009 on various bikes; SX Trail, Enduro EVO, and now a 2013 Stumpy EVO. I also like wide bars and for me there have not been any problems going up or down despite different geometries, wants/needs etc….30mm for life!
To those of you using Oneup (or similar) add-on 40 tooth cassette rings (that's a mouthfull) what is the shortest cage Shimano derailleur you can use and still have good shifting? I currently have a short cage clutch Zee buts it's pretty much dead and I want to get a 40 tooth and replace my derailleur at the same time. I prefer short cage but would be willing to go at least medium if necessary to make the 40 tooth work. Up front I'm single ring 32 tooth….I know Oneup has a chart on their site but I'd like to hear from actual people using the stuff to see what works. Thanks!
I have been running an MRP bling ring (32 tooth) on my SRAM cranks for a year. Lighter, clean looking, no stupid bolts to loosen and lose. If you run single ring I don't see any reason not to, besides cost, but I don't think there is too big a difference, especially with aftermarket narrow wide etc…
I had one but found that it did not work well with my goggles. It pushed them down into my nose and it was not pleasant. My cheapo fox transition piss-pot works way better with goggles. Also it never really felt secure on my head. Everyones head is different but thats my 2 cents…..
So I'm retiring wobbly wilbur this week. Gonna be another super-un-cool 26" wheeled bicycle this time with 5.7 inches of rear wheel shonks. I doubt I will have any fun riding it. Might get a beefier fork as I'm finding the Revelation to be a little limiting when in "teh gnar". We'll see.
Your insistence on continuing to use an archaic wheel size will no doubt result in a 50-75% reduction in bicycle riding enjoyment. You have been warned.
Were the yellow accents just stickers? I ordered an Enduro 29er but it will be the black with blue colourway. It looks pretty cheap in the photos compared to the matte black.
My frame (front triangle at least) is actually painted yellow with black on top. In typical Spec fashion the black is not very durable but the yellow seems ok (as far as durability). Not sure what they did for 2013 but doubt its just stickers….