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  1. #2626
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    He had me at saddle rails. Fuck that fucking shit. If someone’s figured out how to get a saddle off and then back on to a clamp without swearing, please make a video.


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    My only advice is to just accept from the get-go that you’ll have to completely undo one and maybe both bolts. Every time I try to loosen them just enough to shimmy the rails out it’s never enough.

    I splurged on an AXS Reverb on my new whip and the clamp/ angle situation is worth the $ by itself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joetron View Post
    My only advice is to just accept from the get-go that you’ll have to completely undo one and maybe both bolts. Every time I try to loosen them just enough to shimmy the rails out it’s never enough.

    I splurged on an AXS Reverb on my new whip and the clamp/ angle situation is worth the $ by itself.


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    Happy with the Reverb overall?

  3. #2628
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    Pretty annoyed that a broken a rubber washer holding the valve up in my Fox DPS, resulted in massive bottom-outs and ~$200 full rebuild just to replace a $0.20 rubber washer. /1st world problems

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    Well, that’s kind of what took down the Challenger Space Shuttle, after all...
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  5. #2630
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    Quote Originally Posted by panchosdad View Post
    Happy with the Reverb overall?
    Only one ride on it so far, so not much to report besides it’s fast, super responsive and the light touch on the paddle to make things happen is awesome.



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  6. #2631
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    The new head on the Fox Transfers makes swapping out saddles so much easier, can't believe it wasn't thought of by anybody before...although we have seen one where the bolt mushroomed in the 'slot' from the force of an ass to saddle impact.

    I'm on the new Reverb and thinks its been absolutely great so far, so smooth and effortless to drop. The AXS version is addictive as its instantaneous as opposed to the slight lag from a lever.

  7. #2632
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    AXS isnt long enough though.

    I ad have to drop 30-45mm of drop to switch to one.....that is even considering the cost.

  8. #2633
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwacka View Post
    AXS isnt long enough though.

    I ad have to drop 30-45mm of drop to switch to one.....that is even considering the cost.
    We've even had one customer complain of his tire hitting the battery at full compression on his Med MegaT so we swapped it out for a regular. Its the only case of this I've heard of.

    My absolute first choice though would be the Revives. And to clarify, I ride the manual Reverb but have spent some time on the AXS.

  9. #2634
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    Quote Originally Posted by EWG View Post
    After 15 people immediately jumped down your throat about how you were doing it wrong I feel like I should check in and see if you need a hug. You ok?
    Since he asked about valve cores and half the people told him about valve stems, I’d guess he’s more annoyed than sad. The “hand tight only” crowd is obviously not using Lezyne pumps. The plastic wrench suggestion is weak as they get lost in the pack easily and they strip out easily. Needle nose is a pain in the ass and I practical to carry on rides.
    So yea, no hugs prolly.


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  10. #2635
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Since he asked about valve cores and half the people told him about valve stems, I’d guess he’s more annoyed than sad. The “hand tight only” crowd is obviously not using Lezyne pumps. The plastic wrench suggestion is weak as they get lost in the pack easily and they strip out easily. Needle nose is a pain in the ass and I practical to carry on rides.
    So yea, no hugs prolly.


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    That reminds me.

    Lezyne pumps: fuck those things.

  11. #2636
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAB View Post
    Fox fucking nailed it with the new Transfer, with the updated seat clamp. It's genius.
    The clamp on the first Transfer was worth a massive rant on its own. I had to bore out the hole on the upper clamp piece just to get enough nose down angle and I still keep praying that thing will never crack from my hack job and leave me waking up on the side of the trail with a crushed testicles falling between the wheel and seat tube.


    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    The “hand tight only” crowd is obviously not using Lezyne pumps. The plastic wrench suggestion is weak as they get lost in the pack easily and they strip out easily. Needle nose is a pain in the ass and I practical to carry on rides.
    So yea, no hugs prolly.
    At home I have a Stans tool but in the field, a chain breaker paddle that has a #3 spoke tool on it is great, perfect size.

    Right now I’m using a super old Crank Bros multi tool for this but I think I’m gonna upgrade to that Blackburn Big Switch tool (which looks glorious).
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  12. #2637
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    Quote Originally Posted by rudy View Post
    Why can't they invent a better presta valve core that is easier to remove? To make matters worse, I have the tiny little wrench and you get a very little turn before you hit the spoke and have to flip it over another 20 times before the values is out. Guess part of it is on me, need a better tool but still...
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KK6GKJ9..._LXNUFbQEC20EG

    These things solve your problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Since he asked about valve cores and half the people told him about valve stems, I’d guess he’s more annoyed than sad. The “hand tight only” crowd is obviously not using Lezyne pumps. The plastic wrench suggestion is weak as they get lost in the pack easily and they strip out easily. Needle nose is a pain in the ass and I practical to carry on rides.
    So yea, no hugs prolly.


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    Quality rant about solutions to the rant.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    This thing has worked well for me.
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  15. #2640
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    IMO, DART>>>>Bacon.
    Sample of one.
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  16. #2641
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    The clamp on the first Transfer was worth a massive rant on its own. I had to bore out the hole on the upper clamp piece just to get enough nose down angle and I still keep praying that thing will never crack from my hack job and leave me waking up on the side of the trail with a crushed testicles falling between the wheel and seat tube.
    Huh. I've used them on a few bikes and never had any issues, but I run my seat pretty flat, and haven't used one on a bike with a stupid slack STA.

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    So on the second to last day of lift served biking, I snapped my frame. Took a long time to get a hold on NS Bikes via chain reaction cycles but eventually they do me right and send me a replacement front triangle, carbon fiber this time.
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    Miss almost the entire fall riding season, Get the fucker back together, get a warm up ride in a Phil's world, take it over for a couple laps in moab, including a porc rim. Bike is crushing it, also had just put on a new 180mm lyrik.

    Then.. I'm driving back over to ride some more and in paradox valley a dumb ass stupid motherfucking deer jumps out from behind an embankment.. I slam on the brakes, swerve, think "phew I'm gonna miss it." Dumb ass deer keeps running and gets between the rear of my car and my bike on a tray rack.. snaps the new front triangle in three places.

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    Yes that's a ghetto ass tape job in a failed attempt to protect something maybe deep down I knew I would fuck up.

    Fuck Deer.

    And in general.... FUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!!

  18. #2643
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    Quote Originally Posted by rip View Post
    So on the second to last day of lift served biking, I snapped my frame. Took a long time to get a hold on NS Bikes via chain reaction cycles but eventually they do me right and send me a replacement front triangle, carbon fiber this time.
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    Miss almost the entire fall riding season, Get the fucker back together, get a warm up ride in a Phil's world, take it over for a couple laps in moab, including a porc rim. Bike is crushing it, also had just put on a new 180mm lyrik.

    Then.. I'm driving back over to ride some more and in paradox valley a dumb ass stupid motherfucking deer jumps out from behind an embankment.. I slam on the brakes, swerve, think "phew I'm gonna miss it." Dumb ass deer keeps running and gets between the rear of my car and my bike on a tray rack.. snaps the new front triangle in three places.

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    Yes that's a ghetto ass tape job in a failed attempt to protect something maybe deep down I knew I would fuck up.

    Fuck Deer.

    And in general.... FUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!!
    BRUTAL!
    +++viiiiiiiiiiiibes
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    I'll be there."
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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    That reminds me.

    Lezyne pumps: fuck those things.
    Amen


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  20. #2645
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAB View Post
    Huh. I've used them on a few bikes and never had any issues, but I run my seat pretty flat, and haven't used one on a bike with a stupid slack STA.
    Combo of a relatively slack Bronson v1 and firm as fuck Selle Italia XLR saddle, couldn’t tip the nose down far enough to take pressure off my wang without boring out the clamp hole to take a more downward angle.
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    I'll be there."
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    Holy shit, rip! It's Final Destination: Bike Edition.

  22. #2647
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    Quote Originally Posted by rip View Post
    So on the second to last day of lift served biking, I snapped my frame. Took a long time to get a hold on NS Bikes via chain reaction cycles but eventually they do me right and send me a replacement front triangle, carbon fiber this time.
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    Miss almost the entire fall riding season, Get the fucker back together, get a warm up ride in a Phil's world, take it over for a couple laps in moab, including a porc rim. Bike is crushing it, also had just put on a new 180mm lyrik.

    Then.. I'm driving back over to ride some more and in paradox valley a dumb ass stupid motherfucking deer jumps out from behind an embankment.. I slam on the brakes, swerve, think "phew I'm gonna miss it." Dumb ass deer keeps running and gets between the rear of my car and my bike on a tray rack.. snaps the new front triangle in three places.

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    Yes that's a ghetto ass tape job in a failed attempt to protect something maybe deep down I knew I would fuck up.

    Fuck Deer.

    And in general.... FUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!!
    Did you get to keep the deer?
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  23. #2648
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    Bastard ran off, hopefully to die a slow excruciating death somewhere. If it had still been around I would have snapped his neck like Geena Davis in Long Kiss Goodnight.

    The decision now is to try and keep the bike alive, or gut it for parts and save for something new. If anyone is looking for a couple non boost wheelsets(park and trail) or a non boost 180 lyrik, pm me!

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    No renters or HO insurance? I think that would be covered minus deductible.
    Rack okay?
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    I'll be there."
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    Rack is fine.. Would have preferred it to be busted and the bike ok, but it held pretty strong, if the bike would have been facing the other way I think it would have been fine, one of those things where the deer must have hit just right high on the seattube and the cross tube and it just twisted the frame in the rack and snapped it.

    Definitely no home here, and no renters insurance either, I literally don't own anything else valuable(besides some skis that only dirtbags value) so it never seemed to make sense. Gonna have to take this one on the chin. Was hoping my auto policy would help me out but they cover non vehicular damage up to.... $200. Womp womp. Trying to get ahold of nsbikes again to see if they have another front triangle I could get under their crash replacement policy but at this point with these two incidents plus I crashed on the bike last year and smashed my forearm to bits.. ulna/radius open compound fracture.. and the aging standards, it may be time to just move along to another bike.

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