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Jun 12, 2013 at 17:56Jun 12, 2013
I have a set of Shimano XT m775 brakes that I am looking to sell. They are in excellent condition, have been recently bled, and have fairly new upgraded organic pads. The hoses are plenty long (I ride a large frame) and they are cosmetically in very good shape. I love the brakes, but I recently bought a burlier bike and need a little more stopping power to keep up with my riding style on the new rig, especially on the steep trails here around Seattle. Does not include rotors or adaptors - I will part with a 203mm front 2-piece rotor and 180mm rear 1-piece rotor, as well as the corresponding adaptors, for an additional $45. Both rotors are in perfect condition and are fairly new.
Jun 12, 2013 at 17:51Jun 12, 2013
I have a black, almost new black Easton Havoc 50mm stem in perfect condition. The stem has been mounted and ridden only a handful of times, and literally looks like it just came out of the glass case at the shop. The stem was purchased for $100 new and has seen minimal miles and has never seen a crash. I have a set of Answer ProTaper DH bars in gold, cut to 760mm, that are almost new as well - I would sell the full package for $110. Buyer pays shipping.
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Nov 27, 2012 at 9:18Nov 27, 2012
The Argument For Short Travel Bikes - Opinion
People that own downhill bikes are going to defend their purchases, so this article was destined for controversy - I think that's partially why it was written to be honest. Having ridden every cycling discipline over the last 10 years from XC to BMX to dirt jumps to downhill to enduro, I can wholly say that I would not be the rider I am today were it not for my dad's old Stumpjumper hardtail. Sure, I have a friend who wins expert DH races regularly and has never owned or ridden anything with less that 8" of travel, but I am convinced that full suspension bikes are best considered as a progression from hardtails (same as long travel being a progression from short). You learn line choice on hardtails/short travel rigs because they're harsher and more nimble. By learning that smoother line choice at the outset and then progressing to the plow-ability of a bigger bike, it opens your eyes to areas of trail where you should be pumping and weaving to find the flow and where you just need to bang over some obstacle. The progression brings added trail perspective that isn't necessary, but helps a lot in becoming a better all around rider.
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Nov 19, 2012 at 11:38Nov 19, 2012
Oct 18, 2012 at 16:58Oct 18, 2012
I'm looking to swap my Straitline Silent Guide for an MRP G2 SL - if you have one, I'll trade, and if not, buy this baby from me! It has been dremeled to fit my Nomad Carbon, which has chainstay clearance issues, but it does not affect the function of the guide whatsoever and improves clearance on most frames. Comes with all necessary hardware and spacers. I can also throw in a 36T Gamut chainring with light use for another $20.
Sep 5, 2012 at 11:49Sep 5, 2012
I have a 2011 Shimano XT brakeset and I'm looking to replace my XT calipers with Saint to milk a little more power out of the brakes. My riding style doesn't exactly compliment the XT's and I find myself needing more stopping power, especially in places like Whistler. I will trade my XT calipers or simply purchase your Saints, but I am only looking for calipers, not levers.
Aug 4, 2012 at 22:53Aug 4, 2012
This fork is in incredible shape and has a fresh rebuild with fewer than 25 hours on it. Light, stiff, adjustable, and essentially the best all mountain fork on the market. I'm looking to pick up a coil fork on my bike, so I'm going to be upgrading to a new fork. The fork is in awesome condition with a little evidence of cable rub on the crown, but otherwise no scratches. The stanchions are in mint condition, and the RLC cartridge was just rebuilt and the seals just upgraded to the SKF low-friction seals. I worked as a mechanic for 3 years, so this fork has been kept in immaculate condition. I spent the last 7 months either abroad in Europe or injured, so the fork has really not seen much action since purchased. The TALAS cartridge is not functioning following a rebuild by a reputable shop, but with a referral from the shop it is likely that Fox would fix the issue at no cost. This fork retails for well over $1000 and has been unbelievably well cared for as you can see in the pictures I have attached. Please contact me with any questions!
Aug 4, 2012 at 22:21Aug 4, 2012
These pictures are the best I've been able to snag this week as I've been super busy and haven't had time to de-Stan's the wheels, remove cassette and rotors, and clean them up. You should be able to tell they're in great shape albeit the layer of dust in the pics - it has been a dry last few weeks here in Seattle. Here are the specs: Stans Flow rim, black 32 hole, taped for tubeless DT Swiss spokes, 1.7/2.0 butted, black DT Swiss alloy nipples, gold Hope Pro 2 hubs, 20mm front, quick release rear, gold Includes FSA Scatto quick release for rear hub These wheels are unreal. Stiff and lightweight while still being capable of any type of riding, even DH. I've ridden these on a Nomad Carbon since 2011, though in that period of time I spent 8 weeks out due to a broken collar bone and another 3 months off the bike while traveling abroad. I consider myself a smooth rider, and despite some scratching from being hung in my garage, the wheels are in awesome shape. The rear hub has been rebuilt with a new set of pawl springs (one was faulty originally so i just replaced them all at once to be sure), and has been regreased multiple times (Slick Honey is my hub lube of choice). One of the alloy nipples got rounded out from using a bad spoke wrench and has been replaced with a brass one for the time being, but I am working on sourcing a few more matching gold nips so I can replace that one. I worked as a mechanic for 3 years and continue to do a little work on the side, so I've kept these wheels dialed. I'm working on getting pictures posted still as I've been swamped at work, but please let me know if you have any other questions.