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.
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I put a 2.6 Butcher on the ...
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Another tire thread!
With no rain in the ...
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Posted by: ReductiMat
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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.
Cool, that's great info. Thanks. I guess the moral is that aluminum should not be ruled out for a nice-riding hardtail.
I'd be interested to hear more about a direct comparison to your Honzo. At 7 lbs with a steep STA and short rear end, do you find your Honzo offers much more in the way of additional compliance or vibration damping over the aluminum bike? It sounds like you were quite happy with the ride on on the Chameleon.
I have a Kona Taro (alloy Honzo) with a nice build and I have often wondered if the steel ride of the Honzo warrants the additional 2.5-3 lbs.
I'm a bit confused by your Minion comparison. Are the E13 tires more or less grippy?
On one hand: "(Minion DHF/Aggressor DHR ). What I noticed immediately was a loss in traction consistency across a variety of terrain and conditions and for the first time in a few months I was thinking about my tires again."
But then: "I swapped back to the Minions for my next ride, tire pressures were double checked and the same trail(John Deere, Mt Seymour) was ridden and sure enough I felt quicker on the Minions in the corners."
Not a bad looking bike for the money. Good luck!
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?
Posted by: ReductiMat
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.
Posted by: pedalhound
If only they would make a Meta AM 29er!
That would be sweet. Hopefully they're working on it.
Commencal Canada has been great. They respond quickly and seem to keep a good stock of spares. I'd buy from them again.