I think Kona needs to look up the exchange rate. Savvy Canadian buyers will head across the border to save several hundreds of dollars.
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XT M785s on one bike, Guide RSs on ...
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Another tire thread!
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Maybe with the tire inserts they've found they can save some weight there.
They've gone from a 210 x 55 shock to a 216 x 63. This would give about 170 mm rear travel. It's interesting that they could do this without the rear wheel hitting the frame at bottom-out. It's also interesting that they wouldn't just ride the Slayer.
Are these the same as the Easton Heist?
I wonder if you could use a different remote that has a set screw and just run the cable the other way through the cable stop at the post end.
I have this post and it's awesome. I have used it for a couple of months so far and it has been flawless to date. Hopefully it holds up in the long run.
Cable setup really isn't too bad. The only thing I wish X-Fusion did is publish the distance from the end of the housing to where the cable stop needs to be clamped. The cable setup on the KS Lev Integra is very similar and they publish this measurement, which takes out the trial and error.
Cool, sounds like you've had good luck with most of the major players. Maybe I need to run more tire pressure, but the ARC 27 on my full-suspension AM bike dents more easily than other rims I've used. I figured I'd make short work of it on the hardtail.
I don't expect to be buying carbon wheels any time soon, but I enjoyed reading this.
On a semi-related note, which alloy rims have fared best for you on your hardtail?
Great photos. Looking good, Tim.
You have put into words something many of us have thought about. Nicely done.
XT M785s on one bike, Guide RSs on the other. I vastly prefer the feel, modulation and lever ergonomics of the Guides. Overall power is similar, but the XTs are quite touchy. Reliability has been similar. Both are over a year since their last bleed.
I put a 2.6 Butcher on the front of my AM bike. Clearance is pretty tight on my non-Boost Pike. I've been happy with it. Feels like a normal tire with a touch more forgiveness in corners, but none of the dreaded ballooniness everyone talks about. It's on a 30 mm rim.
Another tire thread!
With no rain in the forecast in sight, we'll be riding on marbles for the foreseeable future. I find these conditions pretty challenging for cornering and am contemplating tire setup.
I am currently running a Butcher 2.6 in front and a worn 2.3 Slaughter in back. I may throw my Aggressor back on the rear in search of more grip. I'm wondering if a cut spike like a Shorty or Magic Mary would dig through the loose stuff a bit better for the front.
Or are marbles just a lost cause?
What is your go-to tire combo for the summer?
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Still haven't heard back from YT Canada, but the E*13 guys replied within an hour. You're really on your own when you buy from YT.
That's pretty disappointing. Not being able to get spare parts when needed would make me think twice about getting a YT.
In contrast, Commencal in Squamish has been able to quickly help me any time I have needed a small part. I can't recommend them enough.
Thanks for posting all these videos. I have been enjoying them.
Easton/Race Face ARC rims dent pretty easily, in my experience. My old Stans Flow EX was better. WTB Frequency i23 before that was strong as well.
Fogging is the main issue, and it seems to happen most in wet, sloppy conditions, when you really need the glasses most. My experience is with the Ryders Face (non-antifog) and now with the Giant Stratos (that I got cheap at their factory sale). The Giant ones do better with fogging, I think because there's more airflow between the lens and my face.
I'm pretty happy with 10-42 with a 28t ring on my 29er hardtail and 30t on by 27.5 AM bike. Hopefully all this eagle business just further drives down prices on 11 speed stuff.
I'm trying out the new X-Fusion Manic. If it dies, I can get a new cartridge out of warranty for $25 USD, which sounds like it's easily user-installed. I paid $20 to ship my KS Lev Integra back for a warranty repair, so X-Fusion's approach is appealing.