Loving this new line! I can't stop riding it!
Pinned from Dale's to the bottom of high school is non-stop fun with a bit of everything from old school gnar to new school flow. Amazing work. HUGE thanks to the builders.
Could you elaborate on not only those who need to give thine head a shake, but also how this isn't a first world problem or a race issue (black vs a possibly jewish mexican - zimmerman is NOT a mexicana namo)?
If you're going to chime in, give us your insight.
The "First World Problem" comment I was referring to is earlier in the thread and has been discussed. Cam's already covered it well and my views line up with his.
The fact that Zimmerman isn't white doesn't negate that this is a race issue.
When you have the nerve to say this…
Because then he would've got his ass kicked AND his car stolen…
I can't be bothered to discuss anything more with you.
I usually just lol at NBR and roll my eyes at how conservative and racist a forum on an mtb website can be but I'll chime in here. Some of you dudes should just sign up at the NRA or Stormfront forums, I'm sure there's some very intelligent discussions to be had for you on there.
Sadly I can't say I'm surprised at the verdict. It still is and probably always will be a crime to be young, black and male in Amerikkka, 'specially in the south. Racism is woven into the fabric of the good ol' USA. Not to say it isn't in Canada or pretty much everywhere else.
If you think this is a first world problem and not a race issue you need to give your head a shake.
In want of nothing for my AM/Enduro bike but I do miss my hardtail…
Chromag Samurai 650, Surface or Rootdown and Yeti ARC 29 are my current fantasy bikes until/unless someone makes a 650B Carbon trail-oriented hardtail with some tight and slackish geo.
I wouldn't worry about the bearing issues and cracking on the Yeti, there have been a few issues with an early run of bearings but they've been sorted out for a while. I've been on an alu 66 and now a carbon for the last 2 years and loving them.
Just mounted up a DHR II Exo 2.3 Tubeless ready last night!
Super stoked to finally have a rear tire to handle everything - I'll let you know how it performs but it mounted tubeless really easily - my first go at it and I had everything dialed in about 30 minutes.
Still running a 2.5 dhf exo up front but really thinking of doing the DHR II up there as well.
Cam, for sub 700 gram I think you'd be hard pressed to do better than the Purgatory for an all arounder.
Have you checked the tension on the cluth mechanism on your XTR? The Shimano ones wear in and need an adjustment after the wear in period. Makes a huge difference.
For me, 5 months on XX1 (or more, I forget). It's the bees knees. Just gotta stay on top of my chain wear. 32T on a 27.5 wheel is the ticket, 34 if I'm feeling tough.
Link to how to:
Try out a pair of Ryders. For around 35-40ish I think they've got some clear lens options with great visibility. Tough to keep any glasses from fogging or getting sweaty but it's easy enough to throw them on before descents.
I've been running a mucky nuts fender all winter and it helps too.
I'd say scenario 2 would sort you out. I've had great luck with my Zee - no chain drops with a top only LG-1 (so similar to your current guide) With the clutch,wolf chainring and hardtail factor you might get away with no guide, or your current xcx at the most. Added bonus you'll be uber quiet and have a slightly lower gear.
^the wee short cage zee also handles this setup just fine.
pedalhound - think i'm going to give it a go as well (30t wolftooth w/ no guide + 11-36 + zee). boss cheapo xx1.
Yeah, I find the zee works great on a 32x11-36… maybe a little slack in the 11 but it's not a problem. A 30 tooth 104 bcd would be all i'd ever need.
Norba overall dh and multiple wc dh top 50s not enough for you??
at the Australian National Championships this year he finished eight in the pro cross-country race and less than an hour after his race, qualified first in downhill and went on to place second in the finals.
If that doesn't make him well suited to Enduro…
I always find it funny that smooth trails are referred to as 'beginner' trails. That dood over the page isn't a beginner, and I've been riding for nearly 30 years and love ripping along stuff like that.
It's a great trail for beginners. Semantics…
That's what's great about what's happening on lower Seymour, more "beginner friendly" trails that more experienced riders can enjoy too.
That looks amazing! Thanks again to the NSMBA for their continued efforts. Lower Seymour has never been better. I'm seeing more and more riders and a much more diverse crowd on Bridle and the surrounding network these days. So great to see families, kids, women and rippers sharing the trails.
I appreciate not wanting to see a favorite gem changed as much as the next guy, but there are still so many technical climbs in the area and this looks like it will be a great beginner trail.