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Feb. 25, 2021, 1:03 p.m.
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Re: Short travel 29'ers

Posted by: Kenny

Exactly. I think that's the niche market bit.

In sheer practical terms these bikes are hard to rationalize, but they provide a certain ride feel.

For prioritising smiles-per-hour over any other metric.

Feb. 24, 2021, 4:02 p.m.
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Re: Short travel 29'ers

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: Kenny

As has been mentioned I think a lot of us that troll this thread are looking for shore-capable "pseudo" hardtails more in the 115-125mm rear travel range 

Does such a beast exist?

Banshee Phantom? Maybe with a works headset.

Feb. 24, 2021, 4 p.m.
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Re: Trade bikes/parts/gear for auto body work?

Posted by: syncro

Hey, I'm gonna assume that's directed at me. Now I may be a bit of a goon, but the 'Dawn of the dad' image should be a clue I'm not a virgin. 

(though maybe it would have been less hassle).

Feb. 23, 2021, 7:28 p.m.
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Re: Short travel 29'ers

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: Kenny

I really thought it was going to be mullet compatible, not sure why. Heavy aluminum expensive short ish travel rig. I was expecting to be stoked on this bike but eh I dunno.

If those geo #'s were with a 140mm fork I'd be sorely tempted to over fork w/150mm and have bliss but am I weird to think a 160mm on that while supported by the builder is just too, I dunno', unbalenced?

Nah, my ride is 140r 160f, it's mint. Was a bit strange at 170f, but mostly just the seat angle getting slack.

Feb. 23, 2021, 7:23 p.m.
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Re: Trade bikes/parts/gear for auto body work?

Posted by: thaaad

I'm 38 and have never had my license and this is giving ME anxiety about getting mine lol

41 here, snap.

Feb. 15, 2021, 5:58 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

Honzo

Isn't this Honzo one that's been featured around these parts before? 

From a Pinkbike article on bike theft.

Feb. 12, 2021, 1:21 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

Lots of preference for big volume over big wheel coming out. But also the potential downsides of plus tyres.

Assuming it won't tip the seat angle too far back, or mean endless pedal strikes - anyone have thoughts on same tyre and rim widths in a mullet setup? 

I'm thinking i30-35 x 2.6 could be a good compromise... 

(I'm sure I'll be second guessing myself for ages, since I have to do some saving for these wheels & fork anyway)

Feb. 11, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

Nice. Good clarification.

Feb. 11, 2021, 9:24 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: RAHrider

Agree with all this. I have had the experience of having 27.5 tires on the same bike with i26 and i30 rims, the difference is large. The tire would roll off the rim so much easier with the more narrow rim. The two wheelsets are now on different bikes but I still use them both. They both have cushcore pro inserts and both have similar tires with either exo or dd casings. I end up airing the narrower rim up to 22/25 where as the wider rims I can run 17/19. I wouldn't run an i25 rim on a pipedream, but thats me. I haven't run 27.5+ but I suspect I'd have to run it with the plus sized inserts, which would be a lot of foam and rubber. Ideally I would rebuild with a wider rim. You might be able to get away with it though. Tannus would probably be good.

Wouldn't run i25 when staying at 29x2.4 max? Or for the 27.5 option? 

Is that a vote for bigger tyres on the smaller diameter rim?

Feb. 11, 2021, 8 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: mrbrett

I've ended up preferring 29 any time I have a bike that works for 29/27+  and put the effort into trying both sizes. 

In my admittedly limited experience, 27+ tires are either flimsy or heavy - with few options in the middle. Havent tried them all though so maybe I am missing something. Maybe a light 27.5" tire with an insert is the ticket?

Good thoughts. I don't usually have a problem with flimsy - I'm not a smasher, but the undamped rebound doesn't appeal, and neither does the weight of an insert... Maybe tannus - it seems like the flavour of the month.

Feb. 11, 2021, 6:50 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

So, I'm building up a Pipedream Moxie V1... It has limited 29er tyre clearance in the back. I have a commuter / gravel wheelset which will fit fine, but I'm pondering what to use for the mountain bicycling part.

Would you rather... 

Max 29x2.4 on i25 rim, or 27.5+? 

I'll be aiming for 29xi30-i35 with 2.4-2.6 on the front.

Jan. 21, 2021, 1:43 p.m.
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Re: Two seemingly unrelated questions

The purple hub is a classic. As such it goes with everything.

Jan. 9, 2021, 10:40 p.m.
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Re: How much rise?

Obviously the giant Protaper.

Jan. 9, 2021, 10:38 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Anyone else sick of "oil slick"

Posted by: RAHrider

Posted by: velocipedestrian

I have no oil slick parts, but am a big fan of being able to choose funky colours.

My F purple, R orange hubs, red rims, green bar and pedals, and mismatch orange body / blue face stem mean I only diss 'murdered out' bikes. Any other scheme you choose won't offend me.

Is there a picture of this bike somewhere I can see? Sounds either awesome, interesting or both.

I've been meaning to post it in the FS thread, but want to get my min-max / followers of DrewM thoughts in order. I'll hurry up.

Jan. 8, 2021, 11:07 p.m.
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Re: Sramano- Franken Drivetrain - Covidiot or no..

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: fartymarty

Is anyone on here still running 10 speed?

My current setup is full 10 speed, XT shifter, HG95 chains (rotating 3), Zee mech (11-36), Shimano HG500 11-42 cassette, Works Chainring or similar.  I run this on my HT and FS bike (Starling Murmur).  Even though the Zee is only rated to 36t it works fine on my frame for 42.

I'm running 11-42 slx 10spd with a 32 up front on one bike. I thought about getting an 11-46 Sunrace and adding a One-up RAD cage to avoid getting a new RD but sat on it too long and they're no longer available - even used. With the proliferation of 11/12 speed systems and pie plate sized cassettes it's unfortunately no longer an option, an inexpensive one to boot, to gain gearing. TBH tho, for the riding around here the 11-42 range is totally fine unless I let my fitness lag. I still like Andrew's idea of wide range 8 or 5 speed as that's all the gears that are really needed. But I guess that doesn't keep riders separated from their cash and the bike companies happy so I doubt we'll ever see it.

Wolf Tooth still stock the goat link - makes my 10spd SLX derailleur play nice with 11-42, and would probably be the same with 46, given the amount of B screw thread remaining.

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