Rode Washington on weds. Super fun, nice to have lift access again on the island.
Trails weren't as rough as I remembered, and the trail crew were actively building another jump trail.
re exo tires?
which compound? 3c or dual
I run Tr exo 3c in the winter and dual in the summer. I also buy my tires in multiples online at 25% DISCOUNT….so I don't mind running stickier rubber all the time
It's not the compound that's the problem. It's the casing that wants to open up with a 5mm gash every time it sees a rock.
After being reminded that running maxxis exo tires in the rear is an expensive and short lived proposition I'm back to a grid casing slaughter.
Have been looking for an alternative which is just as tough, rolls quickly but has slightly more braking grip so am crossing my fingers that the wtb trail boss in tough casing that I ordered will work.
One of my best rides on the Enduro 29 was with a blown shock. The extra sag lead to a much better BB height [HTML_REMOVED] a slacker head angle. I know you can fit the 650B clevis to the Enduro 29, but I don't think this makes a huge difference.
A 140mm 29er with a 66 degree head angle, 335mm BB [HTML_REMOVED] a 460mm reach (for the large) would be ideal I think.
With the 650b link on the E29 you'll get pretty close to that HA and BB height. You will however still have that extra 15mm of travel, and the reach is likely closer to 445mm (Large).
the new sram cassette is also only 105eur over here :germany: :shhh:
It's even less when you subtract the 19% VAT
For example, I believe bike-discount.de and bike-components.de and have flat $28 (that is Euro conversion) flat shipping rate for all orders to Canada, no matter how big or small plus an additional $28 bulky item charge for bigger items.
Certainly you need to do your homework on each purchase but even factoring in that flat $28 you are saving big $$ on some stuff by using the german shops.
e.g. Zee brakes are $140 an end at CRC. You can get both f+r from bike discount for $197 at today's exchange rate… $225ish after shipping is a whole lot better than the CRC price.
CRC hasn't been the best place to buy things online for a while. I always check them but find that I generally purchase elsewhere because they aren't competitive price wise.
And recently I've tried a few local shops which either already had great prices, or matched a foreign price on something that I needed. Both of these shops shipped very quickly:
Narrow wide works pretty well until it doesn't. If you are racing you need at least a top guide. If you are casually cruising in woods you can do without.
That is super nice. What does it weigh as set up?
Weight was 27.99 with tubes, no bottle cage, no pedals.
Tires are now tubeless, there is an expensive multi tool attached to the cage, and xt trail pedals.
28.5 sounds about right.
If you wanted to get one of these as light as possible there are weight savings to be had with the wheels, pedals, saddle, shock (don't change the shock! after one ride on the cc inline I doubt any of my bikes will ever have a fox shock on it again regardless of weight).
Here are a couple of pics of my new Enduro 29. These are probably the last pictures I'll have of it clean. Cornering traction is amazing and the pike/cc inline combo is spot on.
Couple of changes from stock.
Raceface next cranks
Raceface sixc bars, atlas stem (both 35mm)
(the obnoxious bottle cage is soon be replaced with an all black version)
As mentioned by several others I am very curious to see how these wheels stand up over time.
Placeholder for another enduro 29er