2021 Troy Reviews

PB Forum :: Devinci
2021 Troy Reviews
| Next Page
Author Message
Posted: May 3, 2021 at 4:25 Quote
My XL Aluminum Deore weighed in at 35lbs off the shop floor. I've since swapped the bar and stem to a carbon Chromag BZA and Race Face Atlas 35x35mm stem, I stripped the threads on left crank first ride so replaced them with XT. Haven't weight it since, but hopefully this is enough offset the added weight of the coil shock.

I cut a tire minutes into a ride this weekend and that's when I realized my tires were EXO casing, not Double Down. Has anyone else encountered this? hopefully it wasn't bike shop shenanigans. I'm rotted not just because of the cut tire, but also because I won't see the weight savings of switching to EXO+ after the stock DDs wear out.

Posted: May 3, 2021 at 5:50 Quote
maxxx wrote:
My XL Aluminum Deore weighed in at 35lbs off the shop floor. I've since swapped the bar and stem to a carbon Chromag BZA and Race Face Atlas 35x35mm stem, I stripped the threads on left crank first ride so replaced them with XT. Haven't weight it since, but hopefully this is enough offset the added weight of the coil shock.

I cut a tire minutes into a ride this weekend and that's when I realized my tires were EXO casing, not Double Down. Has anyone else encountered this? hopefully it wasn't bike shop shenanigans. I'm rotted not just because of the cut tire, but also because I won't see the weight savings of switching to EXO+ after the stock DDs wear out.

I am always surprised how many people seem to need DD tires. I ride rocky areas but don't often have issues. I don't think I've ever ripped a sidewall in 25 yrs. Might just be luck of the draw. I honestly hate heavy tires. I like the climbs as much as the downs and the last thing I was to feel is heavy ass wheels and tires.

Posted: May 3, 2021 at 7:56 Quote
Tinshield wrote:
maxxx wrote:
My XL Aluminum Deore weighed in at 35lbs off the shop floor. I've since swapped the bar and stem to a carbon Chromag BZA and Race Face Atlas 35x35mm stem, I stripped the threads on left crank first ride so replaced them with XT. Haven't weight it since, but hopefully this is enough offset the added weight of the coil shock.

I cut a tire minutes into a ride this weekend and that's when I realized my tires were EXO casing, not Double Down. Has anyone else encountered this? hopefully it wasn't bike shop shenanigans. I'm rotted not just because of the cut tire, but also because I won't see the weight savings of switching to EXO+ after the stock DDs wear out.

I am always surprised how many people seem to need DD tires. I ride rocky areas but don't often have issues. I don't think I've ever ripped a sidewall in 25 yrs. Might just be luck of the draw. I honestly hate heavy tires. I like the climbs as much as the downs and the last thing I was to feel is heavy ass wheels and tires.

Depends on your trails I guess. Here in Newfoundland the majority of the trails are lumpy granite, but some areas have really sharp shale.

Posted: May 3, 2021 at 8:53 Quote
maxxx wrote:
Tinshield wrote:
maxxx wrote:
My XL Aluminum Deore weighed in at 35lbs off the shop floor. I've since swapped the bar and stem to a carbon Chromag BZA and Race Face Atlas 35x35mm stem, I stripped the threads on left crank first ride so replaced them with XT. Haven't weight it since, but hopefully this is enough offset the added weight of the coil shock.

I cut a tire minutes into a ride this weekend and that's when I realized my tires were EXO casing, not Double Down. Has anyone else encountered this? hopefully it wasn't bike shop shenanigans. I'm rotted not just because of the cut tire, but also because I won't see the weight savings of switching to EXO+ after the stock DDs wear out.

I am always surprised how many people seem to need DD tires. I ride rocky areas but don't often have issues. I don't think I've ever ripped a sidewall in 25 yrs. Might just be luck of the draw. I honestly hate heavy tires. I like the climbs as much as the downs and the last thing I was to feel is heavy ass wheels and tires.

Depends on your trails I guess. Here in Newfoundland the majority of the trails are lumpy granite, but some areas have really sharp shale.

Shale will definitely get you.

Posted: May 3, 2021 at 15:15 Quote
I get it the Troy is a big bike for a 140 rear end. Yesterday we were doing some very technical climbing and it was great, not fast or efficient but tractored it’s way up.

Posted: May 4, 2021 at 11:00 Quote
My custom LTD is 31lbs and I find it to be a very good climbing bike. It's not as efficient as the ripmo, switchblade or SB130LR on long pedal ups but it might be one of the best slow speed, punchy, technical climbers I have ever owned. It is a very dialed overall bike.


Posted: May 4, 2021 at 12:08 Quote
brolo wrote:
My custom LTD is 31lbs and I find it to be a very good climbing bike. It's not as efficient as the ripmo, switchblade or SB130LR on long pedal ups but it might be one of the best slow speed, punchy, technical climbers I have ever owned. It is a very dialed overall bike.


Have to agree on the tech climbs. It amazes me what I can climb sometimes.

Posted: May 4, 2021 at 20:47 Quote
Gx carbon Troy comes in the 6th. Stoked. Only things that will be changed is drivetrain to garbaruk 10 speed and zeb

Posted: May 5, 2021 at 14:41 Quote
Tinshield wrote:

I am always surprised how many people seem to need DD tires. I ride rocky areas but don't often have issues. I don't think I've ever ripped a sidewall in 25 yrs. Might just be luck of the draw. I honestly hate heavy tires. I like the climbs as much as the downs and the last thing I was to feel is heavy ass wheels and tires.

I feel this way too, and ride pretty aggressively. I do sometimes get flats/slashes, but pretty rare. I guess it depends on your terrain. I'm in the Pacific NW.

| Next Page

 
Copyright © 2000 - 2021. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.006652
Mobile Version of Website