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Posted: Oct 23, 2020 at 16:09 Quote
hmstuna wrote:
If you look at Michelins chart on there website they show the dh22 as the more aggressive option, I haven't personally ridden the dh34 though.

As far as cushcore follow their instructions to the letter, although I don't use dish soap. The most important part is that to get the last part on the rest of the bead on BOTH sides has to be off the beadseat. I often find I have to go around multiple times with a tire lever pushing the bead in to get it to stay and sometimes it can pop back out anyway. If you can get the bead fully pushed in it's not really any harder than a standard dh casing. I Also often sit on the tire to keep the bead pressed in.

I think I found the Michelins cheapest through chainreaction if you buy enough to get free shipping. I've also bought from bike components and bikeinn I believe. Depends how much shipping costs and where has them in stock.

Interesting. I thought I had read the 34 is their bike park specific loose over hard pack. I guess I will swap LOL

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 at 16:11 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
ricochetrabbit wrote:
Thank you for the info! I paid $74.99 each from northwest cycles based in Nevada I believe.

The DH34 is more aggressive than the dh22 I believe. I rather have more bite up front. Maybe I’m mistaken tho?

Any tips or pointers you can give me? I’m not exaggerating when I say it was it a nightmare. I didn’t think it was going to go on.
You know the basic technique of pushing the bead past the rim's bead into the deeper center section of the rim, right? I've fought some tight tires but I can't imagine a tire taking an hour to get on... soapy water mixture on the bead maybe, help it slip on...

Finish the last section at the valve stem. 1000% easier with tight tires and/or pool noodles

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 at 16:32 Quote
sherbet wrote:
In regards to "it feels like ass". That one's my opinion. The current shift levers are frankly just not ergonomic to me, they absolutely feel like ass, again, to me. Others love it. That's kickass too.
I'd really like to try the new paddles they released... can't find anyone stocking them yet but very curious to see if it gives a more traditional ergonomic to the lever. I've adapted enough that I don't hate the regular paddle anymore but I definitely don't love it.

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 at 16:37 Quote
My boss ordered like 6 sets already just in case people want to try it. I love that they're not expensive or anything either.

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 at 16:45 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
sherbet wrote:
In regards to "it feels like ass". That one's my opinion. The current shift levers are frankly just not ergonomic to me, they absolutely feel like ass, again, to me. Others love it. That's kickass too.
I'd really like to try the new paddles they released... can't find anyone stocking them yet but very curious to see if it gives a more traditional ergonomic to the lever. I've adapted enough that I don't hate the regular paddle anymore but I definitely don't love it.

New paddle isn't available as an upgrade until spring I believe. I'm planning to get it unless nicolai drops their gearbox before then.

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 at 17:48 Quote
sherbet wrote:
Will likely be "upgrading" to a spare GX 11 setup I have laying around the house over winter.

gx 11 with a 12 speed chain >>> gx eagle. been running that setup with not a single issue for almost a year.

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 at 17:57 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
moferenc wrote:
v7fmp wrote:


a wild stab in the dark would be that everyone has different amounts of disposable income. and whilst $1600 might 'only' be a month's rent to you, it could be 2 months wages to some (or more!).

I consider a £1000 bike to be 'cheap', some people wouldn't dream of spending that on a car!

That is exactly 2 months of salary for me. "Axs is not that expensive". Lol.
AXS isn't meant to be a product for the masses any more than XTR or Dura Ace of S-Works frames or anything else high end... Saying something "isn't that expensive" isn't equal to saying "everyone can afford it"

The fact is, bikes are an expensive sport at the upper end of the range... whether you're buying road bikes, e-bikes, mountain bikes, whatever bikes... once you start to shop in the upper end they're all $$$ and in terms of the top end, AXS isn't a large markup over other high-end groups. It's totally fair to say it's not that expensive.

The Rotor 13 speed group, for example, is in the same ballpark before you factor in that you'd have to buy a proprietary hub, which then makes it even more expensive while offering non of the benefits of wireless or electronic... I think it's $1800 for the whole kit.

That's... exactly what not that expensive means

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 at 18:06 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
sherbet wrote:
In regards to "it feels like ass". That one's my opinion. The current shift levers are frankly just not ergonomic to me, they absolutely feel like ass, again, to me. Others love it. That's kickass too.
I'd really like to try the new paddles they released... can't find anyone stocking them yet but very curious to see if it gives a more traditional ergonomic to the lever. I've adapted enough that I don't hate the regular paddle anymore but I definitely don't love it.

This for sure. I don’t really notice the weird paddle anymore. But the first thing my riding buddies notice when they try my bike is the weird shape of the paddle. I was really hoping someone with way more skills than me would make a 3D printable paddle that you could just download the plans for. The local library has a printer that you can use to print stuff for very cheap.

Posted: Oct 26, 2020 at 19:29 Quote
Sight 29. Fox 38 Factory 160mm DhX2 TRP EVO DH brakes 223 203 Galfer rotors Nobl 37s Hope Pro4s SixC cranks Assegai DHF combo Spank cockpit OneUp V2 210mm WTB Devo Ti Photo by Trevor Lyden

Sight 29. Fox 38 Factory 160mm DhX2 TRP EVO DH brakes 223 203 Galfer rotors Nobl 37s Hope Pro4s SixC cranks Assegai DHF combo Spank cockpit OneUp V2 210mm WTB Devo Ti Photo by Trevor Lyden

New bike day Photo by Trevor Lyden

New bike. Kinda same as my old bike. But thats okay, the old bike was money!

2021 Sight 29
Fox Factory 38 (160mm)
DHX2
Nobl 37s on Hope Pro4's
SixC cranks
Spank cockpit (820mm)
TRP DH EVO brakes
Some other shit... tires and stuff I guess.

Posted: Oct 26, 2020 at 19:49 Quote
dkidd wrote:
Sight 29. Fox 38 Factory 160mm DhX2 TRP EVO DH brakes 223 203 Galfer rotors Nobl 37s Hope Pro4s SixC cranks Assegai DHF combo Spank cockpit OneUp V2 210mm WTB Devo Ti Photo by Trevor Lyden

Sight 29. Fox 38 Factory 160mm DhX2 TRP EVO DH brakes 223 203 Galfer rotors Nobl 37s Hope Pro4s SixC cranks Assegai DHF combo Spank cockpit OneUp V2 210mm WTB Devo Ti Photo by Trevor Lyden

New bike day Photo by Trevor Lyden

New bike. Kinda same as my old bike. But thats okay, the old bike was money!

2021 Sight 29
Fox Factory 38 (160mm)
DHX2
Nobl 37s on Hope Pro4's
SixC cranks
Spank cockpit (820mm)
TRP DH EVO brakes
Some other shit... tires and stuff I guess.

So badass! What do you think about those brakes? Are they similar to other brands you’ve tried?

Posted: Oct 26, 2020 at 20:21 Quote
thats a cool ass build

Posted: Oct 26, 2020 at 20:28 Quote
Not mad at that. Not at all.

Posted: Oct 27, 2020 at 1:03 Quote
dkidd wrote:
Sight 29. Fox 38 Factory 160mm DhX2 TRP EVO DH brakes 223 203 Galfer rotors Nobl 37s Hope Pro4s SixC cranks Assegai DHF combo Spank cockpit OneUp V2 210mm WTB Devo Ti Photo by Trevor Lyden




very nice! very nice indeed. Makes me want a sight to compliment my Optic!

Posted: Oct 27, 2020 at 1:20 Quote
f*ck that’s awesome. Do you find the sight works well with a coil?

Posted: Oct 27, 2020 at 3:54 Quote
v7fmp wrote:
dkidd wrote:
Sight 29. Fox 38 Factory 160mm DhX2 TRP EVO DH brakes 223 203 Galfer rotors Nobl 37s Hope Pro4s SixC cranks Assegai DHF combo Spank cockpit OneUp V2 210mm WTB Devo Ti Photo by Trevor Lyden




very nice! very nice indeed. Makes me want a sight to compliment my Optic!

Im kinda wanting an optic as well to compliment my longer travel bike, but im worried there will be too much overlap/the optic doesnt climb as good as id want it to


 
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