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tdryan242 SramMedia's article
Jan 26, 2017 at 19:17
Jan 26, 2017
SRAM Announces New Roam 50 Carbon Wheels
@kabanosipyvo: If you dont care about weight too much just buy yourself a nice set of hubs from DT or I9. build it up on Stan's rims or whatever your preference is. blow through two rear rims a season and not a fuck to give since the rims are 90 dollars not 900.
tdryan242 SramMedia's article
Jan 26, 2017 at 19:11
Jan 26, 2017
SRAM Announces New Roam 50 Carbon Wheels
@sevensixtwo: I would imagine the carbon rim would handle a broken spoke better than the aluminum one. just trying to show that 24 spoke is not to be feared. at least with my experience on the aluminum Roam.
tdryan242 SramMedia's article
Jan 26, 2017 at 18:37
Jan 26, 2017
SRAM Announces New Roam 50 Carbon Wheels
@tsuful: I had a rock break one spoke and it didnt hardly come out of true on my roam 30s. i rode gently back to the car for just a few miles. later replaced it with a round spoke instead of bladed. that was 2 years ago. no problems at all. i weight about 180 lbs with gear on.
tdryan242 SramMedia's article
Jan 24, 2017 at 18:45
Jan 24, 2017
SRAM Announces New Roam 50 Carbon Wheels
@tsuful: I've sent the cheaper Roam 30s off 8-10 footers more times than i can count, in the last three years, and have yet to break a spoke or have any of them come loose or out of true / round. Cant say they are the stiffest wheels but i bet these carbon ones take care of that.
tdryan242 SramMedia's article
Jan 24, 2017 at 18:38
Jan 24, 2017
SRAM Announces New Roam 50 Carbon Wheels
@Two-planker: See i think 24 to 27 mm is the perfect range for tire widths 2.2 to 2.4, at least for trail / 'enduro', If you must. I run 2.3 tire with 25mm rims on my 650b DH rig with no problems at all. so i dont see a reason to run wider tires / rims on my trail bike.
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Jan 17, 2017 at 15:49
Jan 17, 2017
Jan 17, 2017 at 15:30
Jan 17, 2017

Trek Session park M Very clean new suspension 30lbs

$2799 USD
Very clean and well spec'd example of the super rare 2014 session park in purple smoke, size medium. The frame has less than 50 hours of riding time on it. Shock was replaced summer of 16 and has only 3 rides on it. Fork just came back (January 2017) from Fox with a fresh service and a new CSU installed. Bike has no mechanical issues what so ever and everything works perfectly. drive-train has very low miles on it and can almost be considered new. Frame bearings are in great shape and suspension moves freely and smooth with no play or hitches. Shock bushings were replaced when shock was replaced in summer 2016. There are a few scratches and chips on the bike but the overwhelming majority of the paint is in extremely good condition. It shines vibrantly like new and you can see the craftsman ship Trek put forth in the variations of color on top of the intricate carbon layup. Most of the chips are in the chainstay from chain slap that eluded my frame guards (bike is pictured with out frame guard so buyer can see actual condition of frame). All scratches are pictured in the best detail i could. There is also a scratch in the top tube just below the "C3" logo. Caused by a brake lever swinging across the frame on its very first ride. Bummer! This bike is a hoot to ride! weighing in at 30 pounds and 7 ounces (with 1 kilo tires and pedals) and with its super progressive suspension, it rockets out of quick berms and can be picked up, bunny hopped, and manualed almost like a bmx bike. It kills me to sell this bike but I'm 6 feet tall and the bike doesnt fit me that well. Ive gotten so used to some of my more regularly ridden large framed bikes that on the rare occasion i do ride this bike it feels foreign to me, such that im not making the most of its capabilities. So it is time to sell. I would recommend this bike for someone who is between 5'7" and 5'11". Im sure people outside of this height could ride it but it may not be the best fit. If you are looking for a park bike that sets itself apart from everybody else bike, this is the one. Very light and stiff frame with full carbon main frame and rocker link, with super short aluminum chain and seat stays. Trek put a beautiful paint job on these that is not found on any other Trek bike, past or present. In 2014 It was speculated the Trek made about 50 of these frames in purple smoke, but an exhaustive search and a close relationship with a Trek dealer has led me to believe only 10 or 15 of size medium was sold to the public. This listing comes with more than just the bike! You will get the plugs to convert the fork to 15x100, Volume spacers for fork, extra front brake pads, extra tube, and some of the proprietary tools needed for the vivid air shock in case you want more volume spacers in that as well. Also comes with a brand new Hope 36t chainring, nipples for the threaded UST easton rims, and a selection of tires. Maxxis minion DHF 2.7, Bontrager G5 2.5 and brand new Bontrager G-mud 2.3. I am willing to include all these tires but keep in mind that its possible that not all will fit in the bike box. Fork - 2015 Fox 36 factory series Kashima coat FIT damper 180mm travel 20 x 110 or 15 x 100 mm thru axle. tapered steerer 8.75 inches long. Shock - RockShoxs Vivid air r2c air shock Wheels - Easton Havoc UST 28 hole rear 24 hole front. 6 bolt disc 150mm rear and 20x110 front. Tubeless Tires - Kenda Neval 2.5 inch Stick-E set up tubeless. Also included are Maxxis minion DHF 2.7 very little wear. Cranks - RaceFace SIXC carbon fiber with cro-mo spindle 170mm length Chainring - Raceface narrow wide 38t ALSO included is a new unused Hope 36t narrow wide. Chain guide - Mrp aluminum plate ISCG 36 - 40 teeth capacity Pedals - Not included. Pedals pictured are welgo mg-1, they are not included Chain - Sram 1050 10 speed with quicklink Cassette - Sram 1070 10 speed 11-32 gearing Shifter - Sram x9 10 speed match maker to brake Derailleur - Sram X0 medium cage 10 speed type 2.1 clutch Rear brake - Sram guide RSC match made to shifter Front brake - Hope Tech 3 lever to v4 caliper with braided hose Rotors - Sram G2 clean sweep 203mm front 180mm rear Bottom bracket - RaceFace english threaded 83mm Headset - Cane Creek series 40 Seat collar - Bontrager bolt on Seatpost - Salsa 31.6mm aluminum ( cut down short) Seat - WTB Stem - Easton Havoc 'Top Lock' 31.8 clamp 50mm length. orange ano matches hubs Grips - Brand new Bontrager RL lock on black Handlebar - Bontrager Rythm Pro 31.8 carbon fiber 735 wide, 4 degree up, 9 degree back, 15mm rise. Bike is pictured with a wider bar, but i noticed a potentially dangerous crack in it and cannot sell the bike with the pictured handlebar. The handlebar sold with the bike is the exact same as pictured but has been cut down. housing and hoses are sized for a wider bar so no worries on having to re-size housings if you put a wider one on in the future. It must be understood that this bike and its parts are used and are not perfect and no warranty is applied. Bike is sold as listed above with no returns. Cost to ship and pack could be estimated at 150 dollars for US 48 states or 250 for Canada or Mexico. Buyer pays actual shipping cost. Thanks for looking! This is a super cool bike that i hope finds a caring home as mine was for the past 3 years.

tdryan242 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 5, 2016 at 19:29
Dec 5, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Best Value of the Year Winner
XT still is and always has been the gold standard of how bicycle gears should shift. You simply cant go wrong. but sram shifters are much smoother and the x1 or better groups change gear faster and with less of a hiccup than shimano (Its mostly in the cassette). If you value weight and sports car performance go sram. if you value utter reliability and cost vs function, slx/xt is the way to go.
tdryan242 paulaston's photo
Nov 23, 2016 at 13:11
Nov 23, 2016
im sure if you wanted to live dangerously you could build a lighter wheelset.

tdryan242 vernonfelton's article
Nov 21, 2016 at 19:31
Nov 21, 2016
Are you Concerned About the Demise of Bike Shops? - Pinkbike Poll
You are correct sir. I'm service manager at a medium sized LBS. Shops will all eventually turn into 2 or 3 man/woman service centers that may carry a small selection of hybrids or kids bikes (simply to have something to offer when a bike is not worth repairing) and very very little clothing or merchandise. Unless however that shop is able to connect with the community and offer more an experience rather than just a place to buy things.
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