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  1. #26
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    you can change the float on an SPD by grinding on the rear plate in the pedal

    I did that on some wellgo knock-offs
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    I have been dragging a pair of Shimano SPDs around since I got my first grown-up bike when I was 16 (I'm 38). The PD-M747 model to be specific, probably the XT of BITD. I bought them with my own money, it was probably my very first bike-specific purchase. They crossed the pond with me and rode tons of miles until I retired from MTBing in 09. I moved them to my road bike for a while then I got a SS commuter and they went on that bike to rack up another bunch of miles. Who knows how many hours they've been in use...
    I almost put them on my Intense when I un-retired from MTBing but some jabroni convinced me to get the new XTs with platfom. Those don't work any better btw, I might ditch them at some point and get back on the old ones.
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    I like SPD pedals. I just got a new pair actually but just rode my old ones in the desert for a week. Intrigued by time pedals but why mess with a good thing?

    I really like oval chainrings. I think they give you a little extra push on technical climbs and I honestly think they should come stock on all Yetis because they seem to just make the switch infinity suspension that much better. Since getting a free oval demo last summer, I've bought two to put on new bikes. I even contemplating buying one for the wife's bike haha

    Anyone have go to grips? Something extra cushy. I've been using Deity Knuckledusters for a couple seasons and they are okay but only last a season or two and I still have some numbness pain on long descents. But I also think that could be the carbon bars(?)

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    I have a Deda Newton stem and bar that I bought in 2003....it is on it's third bike.
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

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    They're new, but Reserve wheelsets are the balz

  6. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutah View Post
    I like SPD pedals. I just got a new pair actually but just rode my old ones in the desert for a week. Intrigued by time pedals but why mess with a good thing?

    I really like oval chainrings. I think they give you a little extra push on technical climbs and I honestly think they should come stock on all Yetis because they seem to just make the switch infinity suspension that much better. Since getting a free oval demo last summer, I've bought two to put on new bikes. I even contemplating buying one for the wife's bike haha

    Anyone have go to grips? Something extra cushy. I've been using Deity Knuckledusters for a couple seasons and they are okay but only last a season or two and I still have some numbness pain on long descents. But I also think that could be the carbon bars(?)
    I moved to foam grips after shredding my hands on some fancy Deity grips that all the bros recommended. Now using el-cheapo ESI grips, going back and forth between regular size and chunky. I destroy them crashing or smashing trees and don't mind replacing given the price. Super comfortable (especially noticeable now that I have 35mm carbon bars), steezy colors (I ran obnoxious yellow one on a black and gold bike, almost as fast as the red version), nothing to complain about.

    +1 on ovals, never going back to round even if they make using a chain guide a PITA and probably increase chain slap quite a bit. Not my best bike purchase but not far off. Definitely put one on your better half's bike. I did for Ms Boissal, she hasn't complained of knee pain since and stopped grumbling about wanting an easier gear (even though I swapped a 32 round for a 32 oval).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    I moved to foam grips after shredding my hands on some fancy Deity grips that all the bros recommended. Now using el-cheapo ESI grips, going back and forth between regular size and chunky. I destroy them crashing or smashing trees and don't mind replacing given the price. Super comfortable (especially noticeable now that I have 35mm carbon bars), steezy colors (I ran obnoxious yellow one on a black and gold bike, almost as fast as the red version), nothing to complain about.
    ESI grips definitely belong in this thread. I have a nerve issue that occasionally bugs me in my thumb/hand and long downhills used to aggravate it. ESI grips have been the answer.

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    Well looks like I should try out some of the ESI grips. I have another riding buddy who swears by them as well.

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    best bike gear purchase so far

    Quote Originally Posted by brutah View Post
    Well looks like I should try out some of the ESI grips. I have another riding buddy who swears by them as well.
    Funny that’s what I was going to say. But also pro full fender bolt on.

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    I’m still riding a 2013 Xfusion Vengeance. The thing has been perfectly reliable and when I demo newer bikes with the latest RS or Fox offerings, they don’t seem any better...

    The Airshot tubeless tire inflator took a frustrating task and made it a nonissue. I’ve purchased a compressor since I bought the airshot but the airshot is still used to seat tires. Just easier...


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    Quote Originally Posted by brutah View Post

    Anyone have go to grips? Something extra cushy. I've been using Deity Knuckledusters for a couple seasons and they are okay but only last a season or two and I still have some numbness pain on long descents. But I also think that could be the carbon bars(?)
    My kids are all using the PNW grips which are priced right. I use Oury, and like them. You can rotate them as the silicon wears. I had those Dietys on a bike and felt like they are the same as wrapping your bar in tape.

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    ^ word.

    Kids grips and mine in waiting. Also like the lizard skin Northshore grips

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    Oh yeah add that topeak d2 to the list.

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    Ergon Saddle. Had it on my new bike all summer and it's the first seat that hasn't either made my balls go numb or my sit-bones rub raw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamal View Post
    Oh yeah add that topeak d2 to the list.
    Hell yeah that thing is gold. I harassed Ms Boissal for a long time about using it, girl would grab her bike and ride it regardless of tire pressure. I could have dropped her tires to 8 psi or pumped them up to 50 and I doubt she'd have noticed. I finally convinced her to check before riding and she lost the gauge a week later, had to buy a couple so mine is safe.

    @powdork, that rack is sweet, we have one on the truck, bombproof but so freaking heavy! I need a 1UP for my Subi, thir racks deserved to be in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamal View Post
    My sidi genius and dominator shoes
    +1 on that. I have both and they're going on 16 seasons.
    Other than recently replacing the buckles on the dominators, no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powder Ho View Post
    +1 on that. I have both and they're going on 16 seasons.
    Other than recently replacing the buckles on the dominators, no issues.
    I have an old, old, old pair of Genius that I still break out in bad weather. And my Dragons are going strong after nearly a decade.

    They’re not the “latest and greatest” or the lightest...and that initial outlay sure hurts the wallet...

    But I bet in price-per-yr and comfiness, Sidi got to be one of the best values.


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    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

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