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    Well, I picked up a Revel Rail 27 frame yesterday for $350. Guess I need to build it up.
    Was kind of thinking a mullet build. I'm old and set in my XC ways, so it's going to be more of a screw around bike for me, so fun>crushing DH CRs. (And if I don't like it can repurpose a 29" fork for something else)
    So what's the best bang-for-the buck firesale endo-y 29" 160mm fork out there now?
    Seems like you can grab anything from $350-600.
    I'm pretty light (160lbs) /not going to go huge so it seems like the Zeb/Fox 38 are weight wasted for me.
    Mazzer for $500?
    The Zocchi Z1 coil or regular seems like the best bang for the buck?
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    You all know my answer
    Mezzer, but get the Pro for $660. Well worth the extra buck-n-a-half
    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    After the first three seconds, Corbet's is really pretty average.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Malcolm View Post
    I mean, it's not your fault. They say talent skips a generation.
    But hey, I'm sure your kids will be sharp as tacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfotex View Post
    Well, I picked up a Revel Rail 27 frame yesterday for $350. Guess I need to build it up.
    Was kind of thinking a mullet build. I'm old and set in my XC ways, so it's going to be more of a screw around bike for me, so fun>crushing DH CRs. (And if I don't like it can repurpose a 29" fork for something else)
    So what's the best bang-for-the buck firesale endo-y 29" 160mm fork out there now?
    Seems like you can grab anything from $350-600.
    I'm pretty light (160lbs) /not going to go huge so it seems like the Zeb/Fox 38 are weight wasted for me.
    Mazzer for $500?
    The Zocchi Z1 coil or regular seems like the best bang for the buck?
    I've got a used-but-in-good-shape Fox 36 Factory that I'd sell for $350+ship. Currently set at 150mm, but you could get a 160 air shaft for cheap. It's orange, and therefore fast. It's either a model year 22 or 23 (can't remember, and I don't think Fox really changed anything between those years).

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalltrilogy View Post
    . Did a lever bleed, this got out a bunch of air bubbles but it still goes soft, I should probably just do a full bleed but was thinking about the system and wondering if a lever bleed works better when the lever is soft or when the system is pumped up...
    If you had done a full bleed when you already had the bike in the stand, all the tools out, your hands dripping with brake fluid which soon will be dripping on the floor again

    you wouldn't be asking these questions or even thinking about it

    but don't overthink it
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    Doubling Down (no pun intended) on my Maxxis Aggressor questions from the New Tires thread.

    Do these run large or small?
    Would you recommend 2.3 or 2.5WT for a rear trailbike tire? (Matching to 2.6 Hellkat up front)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    After the first three seconds, Corbet's is really pretty average.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Malcolm View Post
    I mean, it's not your fault. They say talent skips a generation.
    But hey, I'm sure your kids will be sharp as tacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    If you had done a full bleed when you already had the bike in the stand, all the tools out, your hands dripping with brake fluid which soon will be dripping on the floor again

    you wouldn't be asking these questions or even thinking about it

    but don't overthink it
    Yeah a full bleed fixed it, thought I ran outa time on the first round but having done it it was quick and easy. This has been a great intro to hydraulic brake maintenance if nothing else. Seems to be holding pressure and oil now, hopefully be able to get out this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxtar View Post
    Doubling Down (no pun intended) on my Maxxis Aggressor questions from the New Tires thread.

    Do these run large or small?
    Would you recommend 2.3 or 2.5WT for a rear trailbike tire? (Matching to 2.6 Hellkat up front)
    I'd say they run true to size for a Maxxis (meaning that a 2.3 aggressor is comparable to a 2.3 DHR2). Last time I measured one (which was a while ago), a 2.3 Aggressor measured about 56-57mm at the widest points of the knobs. Casing was a bit smaller than that.

    I think with a 2.6 hellkat up front, you'd probably want the 2.5 aggressor unless you were looking for a substantially smaller rear tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfotex View Post
    Well, I picked up a Revel Rail 27 frame yesterday for $350. Guess I need to build it up.
    Was kind of thinking a mullet build. I'm old and set in my XC ways, so it's going to be more of a screw around bike for me, so fun>crushing DH CRs. (And if I don't like it can repurpose a 29" fork for something else)
    So what's the best bang-for-the buck firesale endo-y 29" 160mm fork out there now?
    Seems like you can grab anything from $350-600.
    I'm pretty light (160lbs) /not going to go huge so it seems like the Zeb/Fox 38 are weight wasted for me.
    Mazzer for $500?
    The Zocchi Z1 coil or regular seems like the best bang for the buck?
    That's a silly good score. I would take Toast up on his offer, but if that doesn't work a Lyrik would also work well as they're pretty bang/buck for the mid level models. Coming from XC background you're probably not gonna be adjusting rebound clicks between DH laps (speaking from experience here)

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    Mezzer - you should be able to find one for $500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalltrilogy View Post
    Yeah a full bleed fixed it, thought I ran outa time on the first round but having done it it was quick and easy. This has been a great intro to hydraulic brake maintenance if nothing else. Seems to be holding pressure and oil now, hopefully be able to get out this weekend!
    I ain't gona say I told you so

    IME when I did a half ass job the customer is pissed when it broke again, the corporation is pissed cuz my stats look bad, it net took almost twice as long taking into consideration travel and general wanking around

    but people seem to be into the half-ass
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTskibum View Post
    That's a silly good score. I would take Toast up on his offer, but if that doesn't work a Lyrik would also work well as they're pretty bang/buck for the mid level models. Coming from XC background you're probably not gonna be adjusting rebound clicks between DH laps (speaking from experience here)
    Found a used Zeb down the street from me for $200 so I grabbed it for now.

    Does anyone have a 27.5 boost rear wheel they want to get rid of/trade for a 29" wheel/tires/etc.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfotex View Post
    Found a used Zeb down the street from me for $200 so I grabbed it for now.

    Does anyone have a 27.5 boost rear wheel they want to get rid of/trade for a 29" wheel/tires/etc.?
    Jesus man, with those deals could you keep an eye out for a 29" carbon wheel set for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_B View Post
    Jesus man, with those deals could you keep an eye out for a 29" carbon wheel set for me?
    https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/75142500

    ??
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    Broke a plastic flat pedal in half today, maybe I should go aluminum. Go to not stupid price pedals for big (size 13) feet?

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    After a battle, I successfully mounted a dh cased kryptotal front with cushcore. Now I have a leak through a hole in the rim (see picture. ) The hole is intentionally manufactured and not the culprit. What is that hole, just curious?

    Rim tape problem??? Or not enough sealant (I poured at least a couple cups in. )

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    I like the PNW loam pedals. Can’t relate to size 13 tho

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    Rim tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlh View Post
    Broke a plastic flat pedal in half today, maybe I should go aluminum. Go to not stupid price pedals for big (size 13) feet?
    You could try the pedaling innovations catalyst pedals. I have a pair i can sell you. I used them once for a brief ride. I didn't like the foot position for jumping; however, the pedals are great for pedaling. I have average size feet though.. size 9.5 eeee. I wear 10 or 10.5 street shoes. Mondo 25.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinipenem View Post
    After a battle, I successfully mounted a dh cased kryptotal front with cushcore. Now I have a leak through a hole in the rim (see picture. ) The hole is intentionally manufactured and not the culprit. What is that hole, just curious?

    Rim tape problem??? Or not enough sealant (I poured at least a couple cups in. )

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    Rim tape.

    Holes like that are usually to let air escape the inner part of the rim during manufacturing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Rim tape.
    Damnit. That's what I thought. Well... here goes taking the tire and insert of and going at it again. Frickin thing was fine with the same insert and the last tire. Oh well.

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    Years ago I started putting a sacrificial layer of Kapton tape over the actual sealing layer of Stans tape, so that any fuckery requiring tire levers or extreme manhandling would not lead to leaking air. So far so good, the sealant has tunneled through the Kapton in a couple of places but I’m way more tire changes deep on this tape setup than I ever was on just Stan’s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    Years ago I started putting a sacrificial layer of Kapton tape over the actual sealing layer of Stans tape, so that any fuckery requiring tire levers or extreme manhandling would not lead to leaking air. So far so good, the sealant has tunneled through the Kapton in a couple of places but I’m way more tire changes deep on this tape setup than I ever was on just Stan’s.
    Is that tape something you had laying around or did you use it for a specific reason? I’d never heard of it before.

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    I bought it specifically to use as a rim sealing tape but realized it would not work as well as Stans (it’s harder to apply since it is harder to stretch and avoid wrinkles), so then I decided to double up since it’s so thin that the extra weight of the Kapton isn’t really noticeable. Kapton is a specialty tape that I learned about when I was in the electronics industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlh View Post
    Broke a plastic flat pedal in half today, maybe I should go aluminum. Go to not stupid price pedals for big (size 13) feet?
    which brand I've had chesters and they seem fine, I bought an expensive bike and they offered to thro in some raceface chesters so I said plastic really ?

    Bro said i've sold 150 pair of those and they don't come back and they don't stick on rocks
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