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2020 NSMB Gift Guide - Week 2 - Nov. 19, 2020, 3:05 p.m.

Oh definitely feeling that application!! That hex size is already prone to wear, and I like my shimano brakes SHARP, so give the levers a burp-bleed every month or so. 

Thanks Sanesh (my Rocky Intern Brotha-From-Anotha-Workterm)!

2020 NSMB Gift Guide - Week 2 - Nov. 19, 2020, 3:02 p.m.

Very cool, thanks. I wonder if they make the "peaks" of the head ever so slightly larger (like an understated torx) for better bite, and reduce the friction fit by cutting down the "valleys".

2020 NSMB Gift Guide - Week 2 - Nov. 19, 2020, 8:45 a.m.

Oh my, I just posted an Amazon link above, but that's even better. Nice find.

Do you know what the Hex-Plus feature is all about? Cheers.

2020 NSMB Gift Guide - Week 2 - Nov. 19, 2020, 8:44 a.m.

For anyone looking for some, apparently Amazon has them for $38.95 CAD, coming from BC Fastners and Tools. Sounds like a win/win.

Also, can someone enlighten me about their "Hex-Plus" feature?

SRAM AXS: a year of wireless shifting - Nov. 6, 2020, 8 a.m.

I suppose my comment is based on my Reverb experience. On average, 1 service per year, for the 4 or 5 years I had it (only did the full service myself once). Alternatively, since I've moved to cartridge posts (2), I have yet to replace a cartridge in over 2 years of riding each of those, and all they've needed is some collar grease and a set of pins/bushing for one of them ($30 - 5 minute job at home).

Although the aggregate riding time is the same in both cases, by using a single Reverb post, you'll be putting all those miles on the post that's more expensive to service. So according to my dropper experience, over a period of 2 years or more, you're already in for a more expensive setup by buying one AXS reverb and 2 (or more) activator levers. And if we're considering that the AXS costs $800 USD to start with... I just can't see where the value lies.

SRAM AXS: a year of wireless shifting - Nov. 5, 2020, 12:18 p.m.

I know... For another time. But, I have to.

One of the biggest deterrents to the age-old reverb internal design, is the cost of the service, and/or the complexity of servicing it yourself. At least when compared to almost every other cartridge brand these days.

If you use one dropper for all bikes (2 or more), you need to consider that the wear the dropper will see, will likely double (or tripple). So you'll pay for an actuator for each bike, and an accelerated maintenance schedule for an expensive product to service. In my opinion, the value aspect just isn't there, over purchasing multiple cartridge droppers.

Coming Back To Bash Rings (With Wolf Tooth CAMO) - Nov. 4, 2020, 8:47 a.m.

Classic story! Thanks.

Is Cushcore Preferable to a Heavier Tire Casing? - Oct. 29, 2020, 10:13 a.m.

Thanks Vik. Offseason on the Shore is a slick, slimy mess of rocks and roots, and this will likely add a whole lot of value to the ride quality.

Is Cushcore Preferable to a Heavier Tire Casing? - Oct. 29, 2020, 10:08 a.m.

Thanks for the feedback friend! Good advice to check around locally before ordering. Cheers.

Is Cushcore Preferable to a Heavier Tire Casing? - Oct. 29, 2020, 8:02 a.m.

I have my eye closely trained on Tannus feedback, as I'm leaning towards that for my hard tail soon. Please continue updating your findings.

I get away with running just EXO casings, without much in the way of rim damage, but the traction/mitigation/rim protection ratios really depend on a razor-thin tolerance of air pressure. I'd love to throw in some Tannus, drop the pressure, and enjoy the increased traction and a bit of tire damping. Especially since I only rotate tires every 9 months to a year on that particular steed.

Dear Uncle Dave: How do you Keep a Secret Bike, Secret? - Oct. 28, 2020, 11:34 a.m.

Probably because it doesn't look drastically different than the last Range (or drastically different than another Horst enduro bike. The Shore definitely sticks out.

Dear Uncle Dave: How do you Keep a Secret Bike, Secret? - Oct. 28, 2020, 11:31 a.m.

If I ran into you on the trail, I probably would have, not only chased you down to grill you on the steel dually, but also could have probably guessed it was a DAAM because Canada/Steel/Horst.

Dear Uncle Dave: How do you Keep a Secret Bike, Secret? - Oct. 28, 2020, 11:28 a.m.

Machine gun kelly starts a rap beef with Eminem, then starts making formula pop-punk. I find that absolutely hilarious.

My Battle with Elbows (5 Elbow Pads Back to Back) - Oct. 22, 2020, 11:41 a.m.

Those are the Carve elbow pads you're referring to ? I've got the IXS Flow Zip knee pads, and I absolutely love them. If the elbow guards work as well, I may need to track down a pair. I've got fairly skinny arms, but the dual straps probably help

I love the Flow Zip knees, as they are super comfy, always stay in place, and I can put them on without removing any footwear.

My Battle with Elbows (5 Elbow Pads Back to Back) - Oct. 22, 2020, 9:28 a.m.

This is my issue. With relatively skinny arms, I've never found something the the right combo of stays-in-place, and not-super-bulky. Knee pads aren't a problem in the same way.

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