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  1. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Impact Pro Specialized 2FO DH I've had...

    Impact Pro
    Specialized 2FO DH

    I've had various Freeriders (currently own a pair of Freerider Pro Prime Blues for the pumptrack), and don't like them for trail riding. The comparatively softer...
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    FS: Five Ten Trailcross LT size 9.5

    $70 shipped
    Bought these last spring for riding bikes with my son, figuring that it'd be nice to have something easier to walk in. But they're narrower than my Impacts and won't work for my duck...
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    Why don't you at least try it with the shock...

    Why don't you at least try it with the shock reversed (& res on side) to see if it actually bugs you? I'm guessing your stance is wider than you think.
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    There's also SRAM Descendant carbon cranks, which...

    There's also SRAM Descendant carbon cranks, which are something like 100g heavier but are tougher and cheaper than the X01 and XX1 options. They're about the same weight as light alloy ones from what...
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    I wore goggles climbing for parts of my ride...

    I wore goggles climbing for parts of my ride yesterday because it was windy AF, like gusting to 60mph. Kept the dust out. The wind was enough that I didn't get sweaty.
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    Do you have to change spring rate then? Is it...

    Do you have to change spring rate then? Is it like running a couple percent more sag?
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    I've got a set of offset bushings on order, and...

    I've got a set of offset bushings on order, and trying to wrap my head around which way to orient them to slacken/steepen the angles. On their website FAQ, they show both bushings set so the eye to...
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    Crank, chainring, and possibly BB?

    Crank, chainring, and possibly BB?
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    You left out the typical PB "lightly ridden...

    You left out the typical PB "lightly ridden around the block a few times only!" ;)
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    There's all sorts of patterns for...

    There's all sorts of patterns for Garmin/Wahoo/GoPro/light mounts (stem spacer, zip tie to helmet, etc.). I've got a set of clips some guy printed as a replacement for the GG side door, but I've...
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    Sounds to me like the CC hardware is too tight. ...

    Sounds to me like the CC hardware is too tight. How difficult is it to push the hardware shaft through the eyelet bushing? I give my EXT hardware many ugga-duggas and it rotates fine. My...
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    Couldn't you just run the EVO in the steep...

    Couldn't you just run the EVO in the steep position to give it geo more similar to the regular, but get a better fork and shock, with the option to make it slacker at the bike park?
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    You're right, too early, not enough coffee. The...

    You're right, too early, not enough coffee. The reason the rim needs to be redished is because the rear triangle is aligned a bit asymmetrically to push the hub to the DS a few mm. So regardless,...
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    I imagine the only "riding" aspect you might...

    I imagine the only "riding" aspect you might notice would be slightly easier to rub on one side vs the other, if you run larger rear tires and low pressures. Running 2.4s with good casings and...
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    Don't forget to redish the wheels.

    Don't forget to redish the wheels.
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    Same height, same reach preference. I got their...

    Same height, same reach preference. I got their size medium.
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    OMG I so want to do this now.

    OMG I so want to do this now.
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    Did you order their "rolling chassis" (frame,...

    Did you order their "rolling chassis" (frame, wheels, shock, bar/stem), or the complete bike? I was told you couldn't pre-order the rolling chassis yet, and they won't deliver till fall.
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    Getting a 1/2 gal air compressor for installing...

    Getting a 1/2 gal air compressor for installing tires was one of my all-time best bike purchases. My floor pump is gathering dust somewhere, and only gets used on road trips.
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    A buddy of mine says where his dad lives, someone...

    A buddy of mine says where his dad lives, someone made up a bunch of custom survey flags that were black with white printing. It had a spin on the POW flags: Poops On Walks, We Will Always Forget. ...
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    Yeah, I'd for sure cut them to 780. Then take...

    Yeah, I'd for sure cut them to 780. Then take some lock on grips that allow you to slid them in off the ends (Ergons work if you use a razor to cut off the little flange on the inside), and try...
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    I've had that thought too in the past... bars...

    I've had that thought too in the past... bars sold at 800mm probably had the flex designed for that width, as opposed to a much narrower width like 760 (what I run also). Obviously stiffer the...
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    I've run different bars on the same bike, same...

    I've run different bars on the same bike, same suspension, same stem, same grips, cut to the same length, on trails I've ridden literally hundreds of times. That's what I'm basing my hatred of Race...
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    I got a Commencal DJ last year because the county...

    I got a Commencal DJ last year because the county is supposed to be building a pumptrack at the park by my house. That's stalled until this spring, but I have messed around on some other stuff. I...
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    The OneUp bars do seem to be less harsh feeling...

    The OneUp bars do seem to be less harsh feeling to me than RaceFace SixC or Next R and Renthal. When I've ridden newer Santa Cruz, Yeti, and Enve bars, they've felt fine too.

    A stem is a stem,...
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    Hmm, I hadn't really been looking at it that...

    Hmm, I hadn't really been looking at it that closely since they don't sell bare frames, and they have a pretty awful warranty reputation. But the lower end one is only like $800 more than a SC frame.
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    Hijacking this thread now that WRG has a new...

    Hijacking this thread now that WRG has a new steed incoming.

    I'm looking for a new frame. Currently on a Megatrail MX. Nothing seriously wrong with the bike, but I've got the 2 year itch. I'm...
  28. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    When you used SRAMs, did you use Code RSCs? ...

    When you used SRAMs, did you use Code RSCs? Because those are actually quite good. Levels & Guides suck for sure. But Codes have plenty of power, are easy to bleed, and have adjustments that...
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    Speaking of unicorn tires, I put on a DHR MT...

    Speaking of unicorn tires, I put on a DHR MT again for winter, but of course it's been 6 weeks with no rainfall here in California. Conditions are now as dry and dusty as August again, so I started...
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    If your race courses are as nasty as they look in...

    If your race courses are as nasty as they look in the photos, it's a solid choice for making it through in one piece. The Revved GGs are fucking tanks.
  31. I'd scratch the Megatower off since it's got...

    I'd scratch the Megatower off since it's got somewhat dated geometry and is almost certainly going to be updated (65 HT is more trail bike now than enduro plow, even the Bronson is slacker).

    Take...
  32. Thread: Bearing tools

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    I don't do that, so not sure how bad the grime...

    I don't do that, so not sure how bad the grime infestation is. My local hivemind experience with it for MTB is that if you get a lot of dirt on your bike and wash it somewhat often, grit gets into...
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    Your best bang for your buck setup is probably...

    Your best bang for your buck setup is probably going to be getting the Alt-Alt presses and some Wheels Mfg blind pullers for whichever bearings you have that won't come out with the Alt-Alt setup. I...
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    Off the top of my head, the other high pivot...

    Off the top of my head, the other high pivot idler enduro bikes released this year were GT, Norco, and Devinci. PB reviewed the GT & Norco, and Vital did the Devinci.
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    Other food for thought: you can probably get...

    Other food for thought: you can probably get your 11-6 rebuilt for some of these bikes but not others. Check with Push, but I'm guessing changing your 230x60 over to a 230x65 (for, say, Gnarvana)...
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    If you get a deal on Spec, look at the Epic Evo. ...

    If you get a deal on Spec, look at the Epic Evo. It's similar to the Spur. One of my buddies has one, and rallies it hard.
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    Enduro gets high marks for how it rides, but I...

    Enduro gets high marks for how it rides, but I keep seeing stuff online about them breaking. For instance, some pair of guys on YouTube who race broke 2 frames each and have since moved on to...
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    Outbound Lighting is having their black Friday...

    Outbound Lighting is having their black Friday sale - 10% off.
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    I had one of those Leatt convertibles. It was...

    I had one of those Leatt convertibles. It was narrower than both Fox and TLD from what I recall, but not as much narrower as Bell.
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    I've got a huge head for my size (size XL/XXL...

    I've got a huge head for my size (size XL/XXL Stage, but only 5'8" and wear size medium everything else). My head is pretty oval, and is a bit over 59.5cm. I wear it with the thickest neck and...
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    I have. Simply slapping a 27.5 wheel on a 29er...

    I have. Simply slapping a 27.5 wheel on a 29er makes a very large change in the geometry. In almost every case, it makes some part of the geo kind of shitty. About the only way it'd still feel...
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    I haven't bought Stan's sealant or tape in years,...

    I haven't bought Stan's sealant or tape in years, but that was because I hate the giant Stanimals that form. I've been using Orange Seal Endurance. I change what kind of tape I get frequently but...
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    I already had a Stage, and really had no...

    I already had a Stage, and really had no complaints with it, so got the same thing again. When I got it, the only really light, breathable full faces were the TLD and Fox Proframe. I liked the...
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    I ordered a new TLD Stage after I did a header...

    I ordered a new TLD Stage after I did a header into a tree. No concussion or injuries, but there's a small dent in it. I figured it did its purpose, so time for a fresh one.

    I also grabbed an...
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    Yup, this sums it up well. My unicorn light...

    Yup, this sums it up well. My unicorn light would be a Hangover that weighs and has same beam pattern the same but about 50-100% more lumens. I'm sure that's just not possible with current battery...
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    I started out using a Magic Shine light for trail...

    I started out using a Magic Shine light for trail riding. It got supplemented with a Taz1200 on the helmet, then replaced with a Taz2000 on the bars. The L&M put out closer to their purported...
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    Easy. You just peel back the sticker plate, then...

    Easy. You just peel back the sticker plate, then gently tap out the pivot pin with a punch. I recall there being a video from Magura with some tips on it.
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    Yeah, I groan every time I'm riding with someone...

    Yeah, I groan every time I'm riding with someone and they mention that they're "thinking of getting some carbon wheels to make their bike lighter." They seem really dubious when I say my Unions are...
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    My most recent clicking diagnoses turned out to...

    My most recent clicking diagnoses turned out to be worn out bearings in the derailleur jockey wheels (tried that after the bottom bracket). Pulling the covers off, the grease had been all flushed...
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    My brother-in-law has a Garbaruk cassette with...

    My brother-in-law has a Garbaruk cassette with X01 Eagle, setup properly by a mechanic, and it shifts like crap compared to the real thing. He only got it cause the shop was out of stock of SRAM.
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