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  1. #6576
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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Eagle needs an XD driver on the hub. Micro spline is shimano.
    Arenít the lowest end sram micro spline?


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    No, they are hyperglide, which is 11 speed (and under).
    Basically old-school shimano.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandbox View Post
    Arenít the lowest end sram micro spline?


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    The low end sram cassettes are standard / hyperglide. The only thing that uses microspline are the 12 speed shimano cassettes.

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    Ask the experts

    This is why I come hereÖ. Smarter then I, and saved me cashÖ. Thanks fellas.

    Back to square one, which is unfortunately more stuff to buy.


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    Another oneÖ.

    This hub? Just need an end cap or is it fucked? Itís an old specialized stout XC90. Donít think they make
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandbox View Post
    Another oneÖ.

    This hub? Just need an end cap or is it fucked? Itís an old specialized stout XC90. Donít think they make
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    Tough to say if it's fucked, but definitely needs an end cap, which will probably be difficult to come by. So yeah, effectively fucked unless you know someone who's bored and has a nice lathe.

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    ...or a 3D printer? If it's just missing a dust cap.

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    Hmmmm those are good ideas. I grabbed 4 random dust caps from my LBS yesterday, none are just the right fit. One fits well but is too long. I may just trim it to size and see if that will work.

    I was just happy to find any sort of fatbike wheel for sale locally so I grabbed it so Iím determined to make it work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandbox View Post
    Hmmmm those are good ideas. I grabbed 4 random dust caps from my LBS yesterday, none are just the right fit. One fits well but is too long. I may just trim it to size and see if that will work.

    I was just happy to find any sort of fatbike wheel for sale locally so I grabbed it so I’m determined to make it work.


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    I think the ideal situation would be to find one that fits well against the bearing but is too short. Then you just need a little sleeve that'd take up the extra length. That'd be pretty easy to make out of some appropriately sized tubing, or even just a stack of washers.

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    Fox forks:

    Will the Grip2 damper from a 27.5 Fox 36 fork fit a 29 Fox 36? The answer seems to me to be an obvious yes-the damper shouldnít have any idea what length chassis itís attached to as long as the diameter is the same. But I want to check with you guys. Jenson has the Fox Factory 36 with Grip2 for $700 which would be a great upgrade from my existing 34Rhythm from 2017, but Iíd like to be able to swap the damper if I go for a 29er in the future.

    Also, somebody talk me into/out of upgrading my existing aluminum Trance 2 with that fork vs getting a new bike. Iíve put a really nice DT350 Lightbicycle carbon wheelset on it and itís got Deore 4-pots and Super Deluxe. Also an-1.5 degree Angleset. So it still gets along ok.

    But Iím certainly lusting after a carbon XT Sentinel or Spectral 29er.

    My issues with the Trance are that it feels overwhelmed in heavy brake bumps or chunder, and the 150 dropper gets in my way a lot with fairly short inseam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    The low end sram cassettes are standard / hyperglide. The only thing that uses microspline are the 12 speed shimano cassettes.
    Well one good thing about a sick kid and just sitting on the couch all day watching tv is the amount of research one can do on their phone. My wheels are hyper glide and not microspline. So looks like I could roll with my eagle stuff to save some cash which is nice.


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    Any good tips on setting a bike up for this?
    https://twitter.com/skillamtog/statu...226197511?s=21

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    Sandbox, it has to be 11 speed, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wendigo View Post
    Any good tips on setting a bike up for this?
    https://twitter.com/skillamtog/statu...226197511?s=21
    Duct tape and a beer bottle worked fine in the Plattekill parking lot back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Sandbox, it has to be 11 speed, though!
    Just when I thought I was so closeÖ.


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    The NX eagle (12spd) cassette mounts on HG freehub. The small cog is 11 tooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    No, they are hyperglide, which is 11 speed (and under).
    Basically old-school shimano.
    SRAM NX 12 speed fits no problem on the regular shimano (non-micro spline) freehub. I am running one with no worries except it's a brick. If his shifter is 11, then yeah, find an 11 speed cassette.

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    Aha, correct.
    As does the Sunrace MX8.
    But I’m on drugs!
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    www.sunandski.com-sram-nx-eagle-12sp-11-50t-cassette
    coupon code "CYBERWEEK20" brings it down to $80

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    ^That deal ends tonight BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Aha, correct.
    As does the Sunrace MX8.
    But Iím on drugs!
    Because of your drugs I almost bought the wrong cassette! I bet you didnít think of thatÖ. Your drug use affects others!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP IN7RO View Post
    www.sunandski.com-sram-nx-eagle-12sp-11-50t-cassette
    coupon code "CYBERWEEK20" brings it down to $80
    Solid deal but only ship to USAÖ. Need it north of the border. Think I found one on pinkbike tho.


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    One of the last times I was recovering I bought a KTM exe 450…
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    One of the last times I was recovering I bought a KTM exe 450Ö
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    Hahaha thatís a fun purchase at least.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    One of the last times I was recovering I bought a KTM exe 450…
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    Do it again and this time make it a 2t. I have a separated shoulder and it is like therapy. After some time on the moto, I'll bet you can marry up your MTB with the moto for endless smiles and your MTB/Moto prowess will increase. Other than climbing, I think it's the best complimentary activity to MTB. Have fun and most of all, heal well!

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