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  1. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Sram 9 speed won't work, unless you can find the...

    Sram 9 speed won't work, unless you can find the non-series version that is designed to work with Shimano. Those were called Attack or something like that.

    There are some low end Shimano 9 speed...
  2. Thread: Ask the experts

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    TRP was smart enough to just use Shimano pads, so...

    TRP was smart enough to just use Shimano pads, so there's that.


    I'm not quite old enough to have done much mountain biking on cantis, but was around for v brakes. Yes, brakes now are vastly...
  3. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I hate how on the nose this is. You just...

    I hate how on the nose this is.

    You just forgot 6) do I want brakes that come in shiny anodized colors and seem to hold up okay, but don't really have any power, and couple that with questionable...
  4. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Yeah, pretty much everything has some sort of...

    Yeah, pretty much everything has some sort of issue. I am super impressed with the Dominion A4s after a handful of rides but don't have nearly enough time on them yet to have any idea how they hold...
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    I am, admittedly, a sucker for purple. But oh...

    I am, admittedly, a sucker for purple. But oh my...

    https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb18799126/p5pb18799126.jpg
  6. Thread: Ask the experts

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    The really early Hopes were a closed system. ...

    The really early Hopes were a closed system.


    I forgot about the Guide lever thing, but the issue there wasn't exactly expansion of the fluid, but that you could actually get the lever internals...
  7. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I've got one. PM me

    I've got one. PM me
  8. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Piston retraction is mostly driven by the caliper...

    Piston retraction is mostly driven by the caliper piston seals, and can go to hell once they get old and tired. I'd rebuild the caliper with new seals.

    Well, actually, I'd probably take a...
  9. Thread: Ask the experts

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    That's the automatic anti brake squeal feature,...

    That's the automatic anti brake squeal feature, duh.



    New o-ring should do it.
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    Glad to hear they're not totally gone. I might...

    Glad to hear they're not totally gone. I might need to start hoarding
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    RIP Bodacious :(

    RIP Bodacious :(
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    I take it asking price is flat?

    I take it asking price is flat?
  13. The Renegades shipped super fast and were as...

    The Renegades shipped super fast and were as described. Bump for a good seller.
  14. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Trailer suspension sucks, and is usually designed...

    Trailer suspension sucks, and is usually designed for a bunch of weight. I bet it's way too bouncy for a tailgate pad to work well without strapping the bikes down a bit more.

    Edit: I also bet...
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    Yeah, there's a real difference there. The DHRII...

    Yeah, there's a real difference there. The DHRII is a bit on the slower rolling side in general, but the sticky rubber isn't helping either.
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    Well, she noticed my new Renegades, so I'm...

    Well, she noticed my new Renegades, so I'm clearly not there yet.
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    Yeah, that's pretty slick. It's been rumored...

    Yeah, that's pretty slick.

    It's been rumored that Black Diamond is going to have one of the 300-ish gram bindings in their line for this coming season. Anybody know more? Which particular ATK...
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    I'll occasionally wear goggles with a trail bike...

    I'll occasionally wear goggles with a trail bike helmet for the descents if I think it's going to be muddy and I don't want to spend the whole time trying to blink mud out of one or both eyes, but I...
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    That's... Very strange. I'll dig through the...

    That's... Very strange. I'll dig through the catalog today and try to make sense of it. Thanks!
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    To be clear, this is the wider Q factor, 9120...

    To be clear, this is the wider Q factor, 9120 version?
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    I was glad to not see a 188 Commander 118 in...

    I was glad to not see a 188 Commander 118 in there. Would have had a hard time saying no.
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    They did make bikes once upon a time ago...

    They did make bikes once upon a time ago...
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    12mm is a noticeable difference. Whether it's...

    12mm is a noticeable difference. Whether it's better for you or not, you'll have to tell us.

    The good news is, the travel of the Diamond is adjustable by adding a spacer. If you don't like the...
  24. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Extra topout bumpers would stop the fork from...

    Extra topout bumpers would stop the fork from extending fully. It might have been an attempt at lowering it without buying a new air shaft, but it would also mean that the main piston never got to...
  25. I might have jumped the gun, some stuff I wanted...

    I might have jumped the gun, some stuff I wanted is out of stock. If anybody wants the code I got from pembyguy I can pass it along.
  26. I'd love one too, PM coming

    I'd love one too, PM coming
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    I know Luke talked about Moment switching to...

    I know Luke talked about Moment switching to semi-cap having to do with the weight loss in some of their skis on one of the Blister podcasts, but my 190cm 15-16 ones (the first year they went back to...
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    I mean, the fact that it's conceptually similar...

    I mean, the fact that it's conceptually similar to D3O doesn't mean it's literally the same material that's in your knee pads. Not to mention that I can't imagine you'd want anything as soft as body...
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    I've never understood companies trying to keep...

    I've never understood companies trying to keep geometry secret. Even if you've hit upon the most amazing, perfect magical combo, and you probably haven't, all of this stuff is super easy to measure....
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    Just looked it up, and it looks like Cane Creek...

    Just looked it up, and it looks like Cane Creek only offers the spring in 10 lb increments. That's a pretty big jump from 45 to 55 lb/in. I wonder if you could find a 50lb spring with dimensions...
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    Yeah, I'm not trying to deviate too far from his...

    Yeah, I'm not trying to deviate too far from his recommendation. More just trying to make sense of how to go about it, since there's some disagreement between his recommended measurement from true...
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    Also that.

    Also that.
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    Conveniently, some very smart and strikingly...

    Conveniently, some very smart and strikingly handsome guy just wrote a bunch of stuff about offset for Blister that you should check out.
    ...
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    Not to mention about 4000% more chance of...

    Not to mention about 4000% more chance of catastrophic injury.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IUznkkeoUU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IUznkkeoUU
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    Whatever you'd use a regular trowel for, except...

    Whatever you'd use a regular trowel for, except with social distancing. Duh.
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    Yeah, I read the whole thread before I posted....

    Yeah, I read the whole thread before I posted. Appreciate the input. Having thought about it, and having stood on 'em drinking a beer in my basement, I think -6.5 sounds about right (I'm 6', 165lb...
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    There is "the white room *4FRNT LOGO* Salt Lake...

    There is "the white room *4FRNT LOGO* Salt Lake City" written on the sidewall. Is the 4FRNT logo in the middle supposed to be the mark?

    Edit: I'll measure the location of the logo when I get home.
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    So I just scored a pair of early 186 Rens. I...

    So I just scored a pair of early 186 Rens. I remember reading Hoji's post about mount points when I mounted my 184 Ravens, and dutifully put them at -1 per his thoughts on BSL. I like them there.
    ...
  40. Thread: Props to...

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    Sticky: Thanks to ASmileyFace for the hookup on a pair of...

    Thanks to ASmileyFace for the hookup on a pair of 186 Rens. Shipped 'em super fast too.
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    Thanks. Are you getting along better with the 190...

    Thanks. Are you getting along better with the 190 WCT108s?
  42. Wheel size?

    Wheel size?
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    Initial impressions after 5 rides on the Mezzer:...

    Initial impressions after 5 rides on the Mezzer:

    -The chassis stiffness is great. Clearly, no question stiffer than the 36 (caveat: I haven't ridden the brand new one) and I think stiffer than a...
  44. Thread: Mint 184 Wren 114

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    Oh believe me, I know. But I'm trending the right...

    Oh believe me, I know. But I'm trending the right direction!
  45. Thread: Mint 184 Wren 114

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    No such thing!!! (Says the guy trying to...

    No such thing!!!

    (Says the guy trying to impulse buy a pair of Renegades, which will be my 5th 110+).
  46. I'll take the Renegades. PM inbound.

    I'll take the Renegades. PM inbound.
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    They're definitely going through and updating the...

    They're definitely going through and updating the line to their new design language, one bike at a time. That's how they've done things for a while. No specific knowledge of what's in store for the...
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    Right, that's kind of what I was alluding to by...

    Right, that's kind of what I was alluding to by saying "pedals" rather than "climbs". By "pedals" I meant a much more narrow view, in terms of putting down power semi-efficiently without bobbing a...
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    Specialized bikes historically not pedaling that...

    Specialized bikes historically not pedaling that well was less an inherent trait of the horst link arrangement, and more just because they put the main pivot really low, resulting in pretty low anti...
  50. Thread: Onyx Hub opinions

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    Gearboxes seem like such an obvious place for...

    Gearboxes seem like such an obvious place for electronic shifting too. They're mostly limited to grip shift right now because they need two cables in a pull/pull arrangement, but electronics would...
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