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  1. #4976
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    I'm looking at a 2017 giant glory that would need a shock replacement, does anyone know the shock size for this bike? I've searched but can't find the spacing. I'm guessing its 9.5x3.0 but I'm not sure.

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    Here's another random data point for you. The XT 12s chain on my be Ripley is now at like 2600mi and still hasn't hit .5% on the new style Park gauge.

    No queso or other melt-on liquids have been employed--just the No Toil moto lube and fairly regular washings with dish soap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teenaged View Post
    I'm looking at a 2017 giant glory that would need a shock replacement, does anyone know the shock size for this bike? I've searched but can't find the spacing. I'm guessing its 9.5x3.0 but I'm not sure.

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    I think it is 9.5x3.0. Great bike, I owned one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teenaged View Post
    I'm looking at a 2017 giant glory that would need a shock replacement, does anyone know the shock size for this bike? I've searched but can't find the spacing. I'm guessing its 9.5x3.0 but I'm not sure.

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    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/_uplo...0MANUAL_EN.PDF

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    7.5x2 in place of a 190x45. Will I die? Or break anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    7.5x2 in place of a 190x45. Will I die? Or break anything?
    Just make sure you test frame clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    7.5x2 in place of a 190x45. Will I die? Or break anything?
    Depends on the bike. The extra stroke may or may not mean that linkage parts run into each other, or the shock hits part of the frame. Rear tire buzzing the seat tube is also possible.

    Take the shock off, and squish the rear suspension. See if you can get to 5.5" between the shock bolts before something goes smash.

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    I said fuck it and bought the Grip 2 damper + all needed oils + new seals for the 36 instead of going to an all new 38. It's about 1/3 the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    I said fuck it and bought the Grip 2 damper + all needed oils + new seals for the 36 instead of going to an all new 38. It's about 1/3 the cost.
    You won't be disappointed. The grip 2 damper is way better

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Thanks, 9.5x3 it is

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    How do I figure out what freehub standard I have? I have a 2019 Transition Patrol my wife bought me as a surprise gift - she had the drivetrain switched to XT 11 speed and it's on a Stans S1 Neo hub

    The cassette is Shimano CS-M8000.

    I need to buy some rims and hubs that aren't made of cheese - but want to know if I need HG or micro-spline freehub. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    How do I figure out what freehub standard I have? I have a 2019 Transition Patrol my wife bought me as a surprise gift - she had the drivetrain switched to XT 11 speed and it's on a Stans S1 Neo hub

    The cassette is Shimano CS-M8000.

    I need to buy some rims and hubs that aren't made of cheese - but want to know if I need HG or micro-spline freehub. Thanks!

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    That's HG.

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    Awesome thanks!

    Just for my own info - do you know that because it matches up to the cassette I have? Or is it the year of the purchase

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    How do I figure out what freehub standard I have? I have a 2019 Transition Patrol my wife bought me as a surprise gift - she had the drivetrain switched to XT 11 speed and it's on a Stans S1 Neo hub

    The cassette is Shimano CS-M8000.

    I need to buy some rims and hubs that aren't made of cheese - but want to know if I need HG or micro-spline freehub. Thanks!

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    Hg. You might want to buy a hub thats easily future proof. A lot are nowadays. I like hope. Super ez to swap the freehub body when necessary. Decent price, run forever, ez to rebuild and find parts. Chainreaction has complete hope wheels at a great price if there is stock currently. Im really liking the design of microspline. Not totally dold on 12 spd yet. I like the range but skeptical of chain and cassette longevity. I think we'll see wide range cassettes for microspline in 11 and possibly 10 or 9 speed soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    Awesome thanks!

    Just for my own info - do you know that because it matches up to the cassette I have? Or is it the year of the purchase
    Cassette model. The 12 speed XT cassette (M8100) is MS. Earlier models are HG.

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    Thanks guys

    There is a local that is building DT Ex511 rims up with Hope Pro4 hubs - I need something that can take a beating and remain reliable (I'm 190lbs and a somewhat fast but not smart/smooth rider on techy jank)

    I'm a strong climber so wheel weight is less of a concern vs reliability and durability.

    He's offering "Sapim /dt swiss spokes. Straight or double butted."

    would this be a good setup you think for what my priorities are?

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    511 is a great rim. Youre builder has u covered. I think youll be fine with dbl butted. I prefer dt over sapim but others may have more experience w sapim

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Barron DeJong View Post
    That’s where I am right now.



    To be clear, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t me who’s stripped the threads. With my luck and skills when I do wreck something on the new bike it will be of much higher consequence.

    Good to know about the longer bolt, i’ll give that a try first.
    just to follow up on this: went to the store today and got M3x10 and M3x12 screws. 12mm bottoms out before tightening the cable guide. 10mm works and there were more threads engaging than I expected. Was able to put a moderate amount of torque without stripping so I’m pretty hopeful it’s going to hold. Thanks for the tip Dee!

    Not sure why the forks don’t just come with the slightly the longer screw from the factory if they’re tapping to that depth anyway.

    Edit: quote didn’t capture everything. This is in regards to stripped thread for the cable guide on a Fox 36.

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    Deehubs always has the beta

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    Deehubs always has the beta
    Have tools, will travel......
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    Holy shit dood! So rad. Id still be a total hack but i would really like something like that some day. Of course youd be bombarded with even more questions then though

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    Dammit, cracked another Light Bicycle rim yesterday, I just rebuilt it two weeks ago. Proper tire pressure, just a little too smashy-smashy down Phillips Canyon. Not sure whether to get a crash replacement ‘DH’ version, or move on to something with a warranty...

    (DD Tire, no insert, because this is going to come up in about a nanosecond)
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    I rode the same set of 27.5 25mm OG LB’s for 7 years… without issue. Maybe I got lucky. I say get a crash replacement….

    However, I do really like my current WAO Unions….


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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Dammit, cracked another Light Bicycle rim yesterday, I just rebuilt it two weeks ago. Proper tire pressure, just a little too smashy-smashy down Phillips Canyon. Not sure whether to get a crash replacement ‘DH’ version, or move on to something with a warranty...

    (DD Tire, no insert, because this is going to come up in about a nanosecond)
    I’ve built 10-12 sets with We Are One’s this year, mostly laced to 321 hubs.
    I’ve been super impressed with their quality and they have a lifetime replacement.
    “If you break a rim while riding, we send you a new one. Period. It is that simple.”

    https://www.weareonecomposites.com

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    While on the carbon wheel topic, anyone have experience with Roost wheels? $1k for a set is very enticing.

    I've been trashing some alloy rims lately and it might be time for the carbon upgrade.

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