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  1. #1026
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    ^^^ proper alignment of branding on rim and tire, props for that. Had to peel off my rim decals as I kept fucking it up and my OCD would flare up.
    "Your wife being mad is temporary, but pow turns do not get unmade" - mallwalker the wise

  2. #1027
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    Oh, what a day... what a lovely [new bike] day!

    S3 Smash
    Lyrik Ultimate
    Elevensix
    Enduro 305 wheels
    XT all around

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    Shiny and chrome
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  3. #1028
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    Smashing!
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  4. #1029
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    Quote Originally Posted by grabtindy View Post
    Oh, what a day... what a lovely [new bike] day!

    S3 Smash
    Lyrik Ultimate
    Elevensix
    Enduro 305 wheels
    XT all around

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    Shiny and chrome
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    Beautiful bike. That is basically the exact build Iíve been lusting over recently. Congrats.


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  5. #1030
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    Best movie Iíve ever seen, Fury Road. That and District 9 are movies I could watch everyday.
    Order is in for my new gravel rig, Spesh Crux. Whoop-Whoop
    crab in my shoe mouth

  6. #1031
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    Our shop just got an account with one-up and got an order of pedals. I'm torn as to what color pedals to buy and how many of my bikes neeeeed new pedals.

  7. #1032
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaver View Post
    Our shop just got an account with one-up and got an order of pedals. I'm torn as to what color pedals to buy and how many of my bikes neeeeed new pedals.
    There are only 8 colours, so one of each, cause how many bikes do you have?

  8. #1033
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    There are only 8 colours, so one of each, cause how many bikes do you have?
    Oh fuck, at least 10. About 20 in the house if you include my wife's and kids bikes.

  9. #1034
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    Talk me out of (or into) these upgrades:

    Whisky No 7 stem -> Enve Mountain stem

    Truvativ Stylo cranks -> XX1 carbon cranks

    GX Eagle 10-52 for XX1 Eagle 10-52

    GX AXS Eagle rear der for XX1 AXS

    what is the best prioritization of these?

  10. #1035
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    Whisky No 7 stem -> Enve Mountain stem
    $25- 138g vs $205 94g

    Truvativ Stylo cranks -> XX1 carbon cranks
    $265- 555g vs $536 490g Upgrades to hollow carbon fiber arms with one-piece spindle+insert, with additional machining inside spindle and on chainring to save more weight.

    GX Eagle 10-52 for XX1 Eagle 10-52
    [B]$220- 448g vs $430 360g Upgrades to a one-piece hollow machined steel main cluster with alloy 52-tooth cog pressed onto the back

    GX AXS Eagle rear der for XX1 AXS
    Is this a GX Mechanical vs an upgrade to AXS shifting?

    what is the best prioritization of these?

  11. #1036
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    itís AXS to AXS; GX AXS to XX1 AXS

  12. #1037
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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    it’s AXS to AXS; GX AXS to XX1 AXS
    The stem to stem and crank to crank is only weight difference (and money). I'd have a hard time believing anyone can feet/tell the difference in stem performance between the two.
    That alloy crank is still decent, and still has the advantages of a direct mount chainring, so no performance upgrade in my opinion.
    The XX1 cassette is way lighter, and I feel it shifts crisper. But its a wear item that is really expensive, so there is that to keep in mind.
    The XX1 deraillure cage is stronger (less flex, less chance to bend out of spec').
    My money would be:
    1st priority an XX1 cassette with an XX1 chain
    2nd priority XX1 derailleur
    3rd priority XX1 crank (to move to future bikes, I have 7yo XX1 11s cranks that i still use)
    4th priority ENVE stem for the bling, unless you really need to change geo/length/reach. Or you find a killer closeout deal on one.

  13. #1038
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    I just run Kalloy Uno stems anymore, cheap, light, and strong. (~90 grams for a 35x35 with ti bolts)
    Cheap enough that I have a few to sort out new bikes easily. They go for under $20.


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    No one has stopped me in the parking lot and denigrated me and my bike for my stem choice!
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  14. #1039
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Order is in for my new gravel rig, Spesh Crux. Whoop-Whoop
    Sick. Which one did you get? I tried ordering a non S-works frameset the day they were announced and was told I could maybe get one in July if I put money down now and 5-10 people canceled their orders because they were already oversold.

  15. #1040
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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    Talk me out of (or into) these upgrades:

    Whisky No 7 stem -> Enve Mountain stem

    Truvativ Stylo cranks -> XX1 carbon cranks

    GX Eagle 10-52 for XX1 Eagle 10-52

    GX AXS Eagle rear der for XX1 AXS

    what is the best prioritization of these?
    If all the stuff is pretty new and currently on a bikeÖI would be tempted to do the der first (if you are gonna do it at all). You can probably sell a GX AXS upgrade kit to someone for good money.


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  16. #1041
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathleenturneroverdrive View Post
    Sick. Which one did you get? I tried ordering a non S-works frameset the day they were announced and was told I could maybe get one in July if I put money down now and 5-10 people canceled their orders because they were already oversold.
    I ordered a Comp, figuring Iíll upgrade the wheels at some point. Having said that, I was just looking at frames and they seem to be available right now from Sierra Bicycle Supply. Iím thinking about canceling the full build and pulling the trigger on a 10r 56 frame in the blue/papaya. Anyone here dealt with these guys before?

    https://shopbikesupply.com/collections/crux
    crab in my shoe mouth

  17. #1042
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    I just called them, no frames in stock. Bummer
    crab in my shoe mouth

  18. #1043
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    Kinda crazy they show them all available online. Especially cause my shop said the coral Crux would likely be impossible to get for a long, long time.

    Either way, congrats on the new ride. Very jealous. In the light/fast gravel world there's really no equal out there right now.

  19. #1044
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    New cassette, new chain, new wheels, new tires (and new rotors)

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    Wheels have been built with the tires on them for a few weeks now but they finally went on and got raced yesterday. I forgot how much better tubulars are at cross than tubeless. 26/28 psi instead of 34/38 results in a lot better ride and traction. 240 hubs, light bicycle rims, challenge baby limus. Bike comes in at 18.4lb, over a pound lighter than with the stock wheels.

    Big race weekend, if you're in the Missoula area we'll be at big sky brewing all day saturday. Last race is at 8pm.
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    Oh, Boy
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    Moose E Fat with Oneup pedals. Also ordered oneup dropper and studs for it.
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  22. #1047
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    Built her up, gonna ride Phillip’s Canyon before the weather turns on Saturday! Click image for larger version. 

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  23. #1048
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    Well, gents, this bike shreds. (‘22 Rocky Element) Took it to my favorite local loop (Phillips Ridge to Phillips Canyon). 2500 climb and descent. I didn’t quite have enough air pressure in the shock, so my impressions are skewed by being only in the trail and climb modes. Got a PR without really trying. Rear shock is a bit ‘primitive’ after years of running shocks with 4 or 5 adjustments, I will definitely be getting the FloatX.
    Seatpost insertion is actually fine with the 175 Transfer (inseam of ~32”).
    This is one of the chunkier descents locally, and there wasn’t a hint of chain tomfoolery, so I will try it without the guide for now.

    Love the two water bottle mounts, makes choosing between a water bottle or bear spray a thing of the past. But the upper wb mounts are positioned strangely, I wish they were closer to the lower ones, so I could fit a small front frame bag as well.
    The Tube in Tubes are the easiest ever, no silliness for the dropper post cable. Everything is very well thought out. The tubes are really sleek!

    I still have some fine tuning to do, but I will be very happy with this bike!
    It is what I always hoped my SB100 would be, but wasn’t…
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  24. #1049
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    Nice rideit! Thatís the new new slack downcountry Element right?

    News of that ones been polarizing amongst a few buddies, I think it looks like a much improved version of what Specialized tried to do w the Epic Evo. In my area that kind of bike may be the perfect bike to do it all. Enjoy!


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  25. #1050
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    Yup, new Element. So capable I might just bring this bike to Perķ next spring instead of the Altitude, it just does everything well. Definitely not as smashy-smashy, but totally capable of riding almost anything I have the skill to ride.
    It’s 6.5 pounds (or so) lighter that the big bike, which will really make the super-high altitude climbs just a *little* more enjoyable.
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