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  1. Thread: Ask the experts

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    First ride on my new wheels I was like "uh what's...

    First ride on my new wheels I was like "uh what's up with my fork why does it feel like shit?"

    Second ride I crashed into a tree stump on the inside of the trail. Up until then I was liking them....
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    It's going to be hot this weekend, not sure how...

    It's going to be hot this weekend, not sure how the smoke is going to be but in general I'd guess not great. Early starts and getting up high can be helpful, although I notice the air quality was...
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    Get the cassette. Then just call a couple...

    Get the cassette.

    Then just call a couple local shops, we had quite a few 11s sram chains last i checked and those will work fine.
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    the apex 1 rd does have the right pull ratio but...

    the apex 1 rd does have the right pull ratio but the offset pulley will not work well with a double. you will not be able to set b limit properly or have consistent shifting between both rings. I've...
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    Yeah i dont actually need one right this second...

    Yeah i dont actually need one right this second but thanks.
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    I have a smaller volume spacer in the shock (0.4...

    I have a smaller volume spacer in the shock (0.4 in2 vs 0.8) which let me have higher pressure and more support around sag while still using most of the travel. Don't think I've seen it use more than...
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    If you set your pressure to 100psi at sea level...

    If you set your pressure to 100psi at sea level and then went up to 6000' and measured it would be about 103psi. If you set your pressure to 100psi at whatever elevation you're at, it will be at...
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    It doesn't have a remote (there is routing for...

    It doesn't have a remote (there is routing for one) but I can and do close the fork and shock. There's still a bit of give in the shock, and it doesn't have that snappyness and efficient power...
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    Hard to say how that will work for you. To me...

    Hard to say how that will work for you. To me it's lots of bike but I'm kind of a roadie coming from a 10 year old hardtail.

    I don't love it as an xc race bike but it's pretty good otherwise. Just...
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    Yeah my hotlaps is really handy for carrying like...

    Yeah my hotlaps is really handy for carrying like an extra 1-1.5l of water and a few things but when I need a bunch I wear the full pack. About due to replace my raptor 10, it's pretty beat these...
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    Long one yesterday. up rock creek and over...

    Long one yesterday. up rock creek and over skalkaho pass

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    Finally got the wheels I've been waiting for for...

    Finally got the wheels I've been waiting for for a few months now, each had to come from a different distributor but thankfully they both had ep programs and they wound up being less than I expected,...
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    Was over in Helena last weekend to do a gravel...

    Was over in Helena last weekend to do a gravel race (3rd!) and brought along the mtb.

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    I've seen a number of broken carbon rails, would...

    I've seen a number of broken carbon rails, would stick to steel or ti for a mtb or cx/gravel bike I think.
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    Yeah orbea branded post, not sure where it...

    Yeah orbea branded post, not sure where it actually comes from. Wouldn't be surprised if that and the other oem branded posts are all the same as brand x or whatever.

    My transfer seems fine so far...
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    new trail to the top of dean stone 377963

    new trail to the top of dean stone

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    Few recent ones 377817 377818 377819 ...

    Few recent ones

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  18. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    An orbea you have to pedal all by yourself.

    An orbea you have to pedal all by yourself.
  19. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    I thought it was cool how our rep came in with...

    I thought it was cool how our rep came in with one last week while we've been waiting months for the ones we ordered. And also there's like no chance of me getting an alma any time soon.
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    The piston and/or seals are the problem. Some...

    The piston and/or seals are the problem. Some were apparently made out of tolerance, and they possibly swell over time. The rebuild kits are like $28. My shop keeps them in stock and turns rebuilds...
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    When I do car pads yes, because they tend to last...

    When I do car pads yes, because they tend to last for years and by then the fluid is probably fucked and has a ton of water in it. I also crack the bleed screw when I compress the pistons so the...
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    Surprise new bike day the other day 376885 ...

    Surprise new bike day the other day

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    Finished assembly and swapped tires and took it home today.

    Had heard my shop had wrangled me a new cross bike but wasn't sure when I'd actually...
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    Sure, your wheels went back in, but obviously...

    Sure, your wheels went back in, but obviously they're too close, right? The pads can only retract so far on their own. How it works is the square shaped piston seal pulls them back just a touch to...
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    Is the caliper just not centered on the rotor...

    Is the caliper just not centered on the rotor with the new pads?
  25. Thread: Ask the experts

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    wolf tooth and problem solvers both make...

    wolf tooth and problem solvers both make "mismatch adapters"
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    There are also "liner" bibs out there that are...

    There are also "liner" bibs out there that are thinner and lighter than a standard pair of shorts. I have the pearl izumi cargo ones and while they're not my nicest, most comfortable shorts they're...
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    I replace cleats on about a yearly basis. They...

    I replace cleats on about a yearly basis. They start feeling a bit loose and pre-release even with the tension really cranked up. But I do ride a lot plus cyclocross is not particularly kind to them.
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    We're almost done with the first part of this big...

    We're almost done with the first part of this big mount dean stone project. Hopefully all we've built will be open in june sometime

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    looks like it ...

    looks like it

    https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/products/sram-gx-1x11-force1-rival1-type-2-1-rear-derailleur-pulley-kit-and-long-cage-assembly
  30. Thread: Ask the experts

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    You can use apex or rival to save money. Yes...

    You can use apex or rival to save money.

    Yes you will need a longer chain.
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    Not that I know of, there was never really any...

    Not that I know of, there was never really any use for a way to use a 1x11 mtb derailleur with road shifters because the road 1x derailleurs all come in a long cage version that handles a 10-42....
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    On 2.4 tires at appropriate pressures I question...

    On 2.4 tires at appropriate pressures I question how much anyone is going to notice a difference in frame material.

    I want a new hardtail for XC racing. It'd be an orbea alma plus a short travel...
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    I wore the smith rose lenses for a long, long...

    I wore the smith rose lenses for a long, long time mtb riding. Now I have some photochromics that I'm pretty happy with (oakley jawbreakers). They don't get dark enough for riding out in the open in...
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    On my hei hei with a fox float I went with a...

    On my hei hei with a fox float I went with a smaller volume spacer in the shock (0.8 in2 to 0.4) and increased air pressure. I was looking for a firmer feeling suspension for pedaling and better...
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    fox 34 step cast I am eyeing the brake clamp...

    fox 34 step cast

    I am eyeing the brake clamp and matchmaker bolts but I need to buy a new stem before I worry about those. Original 60 seemed a bit long, this one is either a 40 or 45 and I think...
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    Kind of strange. it's not hard to do, the parts...

    Kind of strange. it's not hard to do, the parts aren't expensive, and your brake will work like new afterward.

    The guides on my hardtail were 5 years old when I had to rebuild the front and it...
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    We keep rebuild kits in stock, it's pretty...

    We keep rebuild kits in stock, it's pretty straightforward to replace the MC piston and seals and that fixes it, plus you get a fresh bleed. However that does cost money. We charge $60 total per...
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    Few little ti bits 374772 374773 Also...

    Few little ti bits

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    Also I've got the stem spacer garmin mount, only issue is you need a decent amount of spacer above the stem and it sticks up kind of high.

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    It goes Super- race ground trail gravity...

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    super race being the flimsiest version of the xc tires and tanwall only. superground is the next lightest casing, xc tires and nobby nics...
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    Put new tires on the other day, Hei Hei is...

    Put new tires on the other day, Hei Hei is starting to feel a little more like an XC bike

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    Still heavy but I'm going to try racing it this week. It'll be interesting to see how my lap...
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    definitely the one with nicer parts.

    definitely the one with nicer parts.
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    Yeah that. I really noticed that HR lag doing...

    Yeah that.

    I really noticed that HR lag doing those 40/20s last week to the point where I was wondering if I didn't go hard enough. It would take quite a few to even crack 170 (my threshold is...
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    Yeah pretty different, threshold is keeping...

    Yeah pretty different, threshold is keeping yourself below your anaerobic threshold, ie, as hard as you can go for an extended period of time, usually taken by 95% of your best 20 minutes. vo2 is...
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    Some of our zwift and the recent real life TT...

    Some of our zwift and the recent real life TT series was how i figured out my LTHR, which really helped me straighten out my zones. Intervals.icu helps too, it will say, "oh, you did 172 bpm avg for...
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    Got my new cranks on today, 550g with a 34t...

    Got my new cranks on today, 550g with a 34t compared to 738 for the cranks and ring the bike came with. Annoying they put those brick descendants on a carbon xc bike.

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    Also did the RSC...
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    Nice! I like that blue, shop owner got himself...

    Nice! I like that blue, shop owner got himself one in that color this winter after handing down the silver one to his son.

    I was thinking about trying a dissector up front on mine, that's like...
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    I put them on my hardtail last year, but then...

    I put them on my hardtail last year, but then there was no racing, so uh, no, it wound up being my general trail riding tire until I got the hei hei in august. They roll well, had acceptable xc tire...
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    We're still not doing the full group road rides...

    We're still not doing the full group road rides or mass start events. We've done a TT series, a 3 day gravel race that was done team time trial style, and our upcoming xc series will let you start a...
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    Lol fuck, aspens gone before the order went in,...

    Lol fuck, aspens gone before the order went in, qbp had a bunch last week. But maybe that's for the best- do I really want to buy two of those things and try racing on them?

    If there are mezcals...
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    Wait that's weird, I somehow managed to post that...

    Wait that's weird, I somehow managed to post that in here and not the zwift thread.

    No I'm not really burned out or anything, just been avoiding the trainer because I can ride outside. Except I'm...
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