Enduro/AM - The Weight Game

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Posted: Sep 10, 2021 at 16:29 Quote
seraph wrote:
NorCalNomad wrote:
seraph wrote:
I find it funny when a company touts a 0.5 degree head angle change on their "flip chip" as a "high/low" setting.

I noticed a .5 degree headangle difference on my 951

Don't lie to us.

Don't know what to tell you, it made a difference when riding it back to back.

Posted: Sep 10, 2021 at 16:59 Quote
NorCalNomad wrote:
seraph wrote:
NorCalNomad wrote:


I noticed a .5 degree headangle difference on my 951

Don't lie to us.

Don't know what to tell you, it made a difference when riding it back to back.

Yeah I can definitely notice .5 degree. Especially back to back.

Posted: Sep 10, 2021 at 17:15 Quote
hmstuna wrote:
NorCalNomad wrote:
seraph wrote:


Don't lie to us.

Don't know what to tell you, it made a difference when riding it back to back.

Yeah I can definitely notice .5 degree. Especially back to back.

Same. Banshee has .5 and 8mm bb change. Definitely enough, but its a clunky design.....

Posted: Sep 10, 2021 at 17:57 Quote
Y'all are so sensitive.

Posted: Sep 10, 2021 at 18:17 Quote
hmstuna wrote:
Yeah I can definitely notice .5 degree. Especially back to back.

That’s what she said

Posted: Sep 10, 2021 at 18:19 Quote
Axxe wrote:
hmstuna wrote:
Yeah I can definitely notice .5 degree. Especially back to back.

That’s what she said

f*cking ace

Posted: Sep 11, 2021 at 10:57 Quote

Reserve DH 32 hole
Xtr hubs 32 hole
Sapim laser spokes
Sapim Polyax nipples
Still under 35lb club with this setup
Super gravity rear tire, trail casing front tire
New 38 blacked out
New older x2 light compression tune

Northstar laps commence

Posted: Sep 11, 2021 at 11:00 Quote
nubbs wrote:

Reserve DH 32 hole
Xtr hubs 32 hole
Sapim laser spokes
Sapim Polyax nipples
Still under 35lb club with this setup
Super gravity rear tire, trail casing front tire
New 38 blacked out
New older x2 light compression tune

Northstar laps commence

Rad. Should be a park slayer.

Posted: Sep 11, 2021 at 11:26 Quote
Looks like Spire is the new weight game bike, 32 lbs on size large with relatively middle of the road components is impressive

Posted: Sep 11, 2021 at 21:24 Quote
swan3609 wrote:
nubbs wrote:

Reserve DH 32 hole
Xtr hubs 32 hole
Sapim laser spokes
Sapim Polyax nipples
Still under 35lb club with this setup
Super gravity rear tire, trail casing front tire
New 38 blacked out
New older x2 light compression tune

Northstar laps commence

Rad. Should be a park slayer.

Thanks dude yea it goes real good now

Posted: Sep 12, 2021 at 14:00 Quote
PHeller wrote:
Tiny little changes between sizes has to be all marketing. There is vastly more differences in body geometry and ergonomics from rider to rider than anyone could really tell with a 2mm difference of chainstay length.

Now, that being said, could a 6'5' rider on XL with 450mm chainstays immediately notice a difference when on the same bike with 430mm chainstays? Sure.

Which is why I'd probably advocate more like 2 or 3 chainstays sizes, one for the small and medium, one for the large, and one for the XL. Or maybe even just two? One for SM and MD, and one for LG and XL?

Further proof that the industry is awash in huge amounts of demand that manufacturers can take this "everything to everyone" approach about products. You want an ebike? We got that. Road bike? That too. Gravel bike? Yep. Bikepacking bike? Sure. Enduro? Right here. BMX? You're in luck! Recumbent? Well...now that you asked, we're working on it!
The extra long chainstays of the Antidote CarbonJack put me off.
My XL SB150 has much smaller stays and the bike still feels very long overall to me.
I think 450 in the back would make it a complete boat, but definitely personal preference.
Biggest issue im finding now i've actually ridden the bike though is the height of the seat tube. its definitely in the way on steep stuff.

Posted: Sep 12, 2021 at 14:31 Quote
I rode a Cannondale with 420mm stays and it was a lot of fun on tight singletrack. My Tallboy had noticeably longer stays and it made a big difference when I was trying to get the front end up and over obstacles.

Posted: Sep 12, 2021 at 17:34 Quote
Size specific stays make sense to me in theory but I'm 6'2" and I definitely prefer short stays so the trend has me salty and worried

Posted: Sep 12, 2021 at 20:05 Quote
Also I just put a protractor on my Top Fuel and with the 130mm fork it has a 64° head angle. So... downcountry.

Posted: 3 days ago Quote
Objectively, who makes the lightest long travel (170mm) single crown? I'm toying with the idea of building a Slash C and trying to keep the weight below 30 lbs. With regular parts and a cursory weight estimate I'm coming in around 30 lbs on the dot.


 
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