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  1. Thread: Santa Cruz

    by Andeh
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    Santa Cruz's warranty dept is awesome. I had the...

    Santa Cruz's warranty dept is awesome. I had the dropout mount separate on my '17 Chameleon, they offered to replace it for shipping cost, and gave me the option to upgrade to the carbon model for a...
  2. Good review. I test rode an alloy Trail Pistol...

    Good review. I test rode an alloy Trail Pistol before I bought my Sentinel & Smuggler, and would agree with your assessment of how it rode. Which is interesting because when they did the media...
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    What Toast said, without the purple. That said,...

    What Toast said, without the purple. That said, there are some smaller brands that make good, quality stuff across a variety of components.

    OneUp makes a variety of clever, well-built parts. ...
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    I'm 5'8" on a medium. If all you do is flowy...

    I'm 5'8" on a medium. If all you do is flowy trails, a large would be fine. I notice the long wheelbase on really tight corners already, so would not recommend sizing up if that's what you usually...
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    I think Push recommends using 10wt in both. ...

    I think Push recommends using 10wt in both. https://www.pushindustries.com/collections/suspension-tools/products/complete-lower-leg-service-kit?variant=43569962190
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    OneUps are great. I've got 2 pairs of alloy, 1...

    OneUps are great. I've got 2 pairs of alloy, 1 composite. The comp feels slightly bigger since it doesn't have a "bearing bump" inboard. I haven't had to replace any bearings yet in like 2 years...
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    I've been running EXO Assegai and DHR for 2...

    I've been running EXO Assegai and DHR for 2 months in dusty blown out NorCal, and really liking this combo. The only thing I'd really fault them for is the Assegai is pretty heavy (1.15kg on my...
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    I must have a Race Face BB that got extra special...

    I must have a Race Face BB that got extra special attention during manufacturing. It's from 2014, guessing it has several thousand miles, and has outlasted 2 Cane Creek 40 headsets and 1 CC 110. ...
  9. I've got a buddy who's tentatively interested in...

    I've got a buddy who's tentatively interested in this. We're pretty close by (Half Moon Bay), so you wouldn't need to ship. If you still have this, shoot me a PM and I'll get you his cell number.
  10. Joetron on this forum is selling a medium carbon...

    Joetron on this forum is selling a medium carbon Smuggler with forks brakes & dropper for $2k. Check that out if you ride a medium.
  11. That's a hell of a deal for the Smuggler. Good...

    That's a hell of a deal for the Smuggler. Good thing I already have one.
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    Fox Flexair shorts would probably work for what...

    Fox Flexair shorts would probably work for what you're looking for. They're very light weight, and the back is an elastic band. The front closure is a ratcheting strap that works well. The side...
  13. 1) There's like a 1% chance you could sell an...

    1) There's like a 1% chance you could sell an old bike and pick up a new one that rides better for the same or less money, unless you are willing to compromise and go from carbon kool-aid to alloy....
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    I had a pair of their alloy wheels that came with...

    I had a pair of their alloy wheels that came with my Sentinel. They were noisy as fuck and felt draggy compared to my DT350s. That said, they'd survived 1 year as a demo bike without being...
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    Pull 2. Was running my 170 with 0, 160 with 1 at...

    Pull 2. Was running my 170 with 0, 160 with 1 at the same weight. Add a bit of pressure when you do this. I can post full settings if you care.
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    I've had a hell of a time with mine on certain...

    I've had a hell of a time with mine on certain wheels and tires, others I don't even need to use the chamber. What I have found works on the stubborn ones is taking out the valve core (to allow...
  17. https://bikegeo.muha.cc/ That's a nice little...

    https://bikegeo.muha.cc/

    That's a nice little calculator for figuring out geo changes if you use an angleset or change fork length.
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    Not using TRPs, but what I've found to get a...

    Not using TRPs, but what I've found to get a perfect bleed on my brakes (Maguras):
    1) remove the caliper syringe when you're holding the caliper above everything else (may require rotating bike or...
  19. Thread: Ohlins TTX

    by Andeh
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    FWIW, I just got an 11-6 (Push was selling "blem"...

    FWIW, I just got an 11-6 (Push was selling "blem" models for 25% off) for my Sentinel, which is also a pretty linear bike. I have 2 rides on it. They put me on a pretty large spring (475#) for my...
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    Probably HSC, although it could also potentially...

    Probably HSC, although it could also potentially be LSC. Honestly though, one recommendation I've seen often that makes sense to me is to open both compression settings fully, then focus on air...
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    On my DPX2, I got the my tune talking to one of...

    On my DPX2, I got the my tune talking to one of the guys at Transition.
    biggest volume token (1.02) - yours will have the second largest (0.86) if it's a 2019 which should be fine unless you...
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    I'm just under 170 lbs without gear. Running my...

    I'm just under 170 lbs without gear. Running my GRIP2 36 x160 at:
    74 psi (fully extended & equalized)
    7 clicks LSR (from closed)
    7 clicks HSR
    10 clicks LSC
    15 clicks HSC

    I have a Luftkappe...
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    Ride it first for a while. I have never once...

    Ride it first for a while. I have never once said while riding mine, "gee, I wish this had a steeper HTA." Whereas on my Smuggler, I have wished it was slacker.
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    I've been running X01 Eagle for a few years. It...

    I've been running X01 Eagle for a few years. It shifts well enough when I have the shop set it up... a bit clunky when I do it. The cassette for the most part seems more durable than the XT M8000 I...
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    Close. Quarry Park in El Granada. I live right...

    Close. Quarry Park in El Granada. I live right by there, so if you are ever looking for a tour guide to check it out, send me a PM.
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    A buddy and I were messing around this morning on...

    A buddy and I were messing around this morning on a trail we ride all the time, and he snapped a few decent photos in the process.
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    1) No. Not if torqued properly. They have...

    1) No. Not if torqued properly. They have sealed bearings and a threaded BB. My N3 only creaked when I over-torqued the linkages.
    2) Climbing ability comes in too. The N4 has the old style...
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    I did this on Fanatik before my "salty" reply,...

    I did this on Fanatik before my "salty" reply, and got a medium Ripley down to 34.4 lbs for $9,600. Without pedals. With an 11x drivetrain, and tires that I'd survive going down a hill on, but...
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    Snagged the first code, thanks! FYI, it took...

    Snagged the first code, thanks!
    FYI, it took $16.99 off my order of the black seat + mini grips, so basically free grips + 5% off.
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    Yes. Light, , cheap. Pick 2 out of 3. ...

    Yes. Light, <blank>, cheap. Pick 2 out of 3. In this case, <blank> = mid travel 29er.
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    NSMB compared identical Knolly Wardens (one...

    NSMB compared identical Knolly Wardens (one carbon, one aluminum) here: https://nsmb.com/articles/duelling-knolly-wardens-final-verdicts/
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    They're still really good bikes. The geometry is...

    They're still really good bikes. The geometry is excellent. Their warranty support is excellent. They don't have any stupid bullshit standards like SuperBoost+, PressFit, IS headsets, or 34.9...
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    Currently on the stock DPX2 Performance Elite. ...

    Currently on the stock DPX2 Performance Elite. The DPX2 doesn't have HSC adjust, which is probably why I was getting frustrated. I already have the largest token in there. I did switch over to...
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    Compression or Rebound? I run my rebound fairly...

    Compression or Rebound? I run my rebound fairly wide open (10/14 clicks from closed), to try and ensure the shock doesn't get stuck down in its travel. For the pressure ranges I've tried, that's...
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    Yeah, after I posted that, I actually started...

    Yeah, after I posted that, I actually started considering the new X2 for my Sentinel as well because of the bottom out bumper. I figure it should let me run a less crazy amount of volume tokens,...
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    I recently got a Sentinel after considering a...

    I recently got a Sentinel after considering a Patrol. I love the geometry. It pedals fine uphill. With the shock set up more for trails rather than chunk, I find no need to touch the lever. And...
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    Thanks. We already have a house arranged in...

    Thanks. We already have a house arranged in Donner (wife's coworker), so set on that. If there's still snow up on Donner, I think I'll just drive to either Jackass or Big Chief. MM hooked me up...
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    Amen to this. Their website is like something...

    Amen to this. Their website is like something I'd expect out of a Chinese direct to consumer brand. Its beyond awful. I've tried to look at their stuff after seeing rave reviews from people here,...
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    While I get what you're saying (I live in Half...

    While I get what you're saying (I live in Half Moon Bay which is undrivable every weekend due to beach tourists), unfortunately holiday weekends are popular to get away for a reason (they work with...
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    Thanks. Of those, Jackass sounds most appealing....

    Thanks. Of those, Jackass sounds most appealing. I tried to send you a PM with some questions, but your inbox is full.
  41. Transition makes X-S frames too, in alloy. Scout...

    Transition makes X-S frames too, in alloy. Scout might be the ticket for a little person. Commencal has their Clash (650b) in "junior" size. Both will be cheaper than SC/Pivot/Yeti. Not sure...
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    Truckee beta (4th of July weekend)

    My family is renting a house in Tahoe Donner over the 4th, and I've negotiated a couple days off from the family to ride my fuckin' bike. I'm planning on hitting Northstar one day, probably the 5th....
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    Yes. Hangers are cheap (~$25) and drivetrains...

    Yes. Hangers are cheap (~$25) and drivetrains are incredibly sensitive. I go so far as to keep 1 brand new one spare in my parts box (buy it with a new bike) because it solves so many issues.
    ...
  44. I think you're on the right track for the right...

    I think you're on the right track for the right bike for your terrain.

    I bought a used Smuggler frame with a DVO Topaz on it. It is a great shock for that bike because you can tune the...
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    It would have to be one hell of a discount to...

    It would have to be one hell of a discount to bring them down into the price range of WeAreOne Agents, which are $1k now.
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    Can you elaborate more on this? Will all front...

    Can you elaborate more on this? Will all front tires with transition knobs suffer this, or just ones with big/frequent ones? Cause the Magic Mary has fairly frequent transition knobs (essentially...
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    Looks they have the 2C EXO version in stock. Was...

    Looks they have the 2C EXO version in stock. Was looking for 3C myself.
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    Thanks, not sure what system they use but I'll...

    Thanks, not sure what system they use but I'll give them a holler.
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    Where'd you find it in stock? I'm interested in...

    Where'd you find it in stock? I'm interested in giving it a go myself also. The Maxxis shop site only has the DH version. My usual go-tos (Jenson, WWC, Fanatik) don't have it.
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    Nice, I saw the review of this on BikeMag...

    Nice, I saw the review of this on BikeMag yesterday, and immediately wanted to get one for my 2.5 year old. I was going to put it on my Smuggler, which should be plenty long for him.
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