May 25, 2018 at 8:4722 hours
First Look: Shimano's New XTR is More Than Just 12-Speed
Yea, not licensing out the freehub and letting other manufacturers make them seems like it'll keep a lot of folks from swapping over. That said, I don't think most people are going to run XTR anyway and those that are would probably be alright with XTR or DT hubs. At least they gave them decent engagement. I think what they do with XT will be the more important decision, more people are going to aim for the XT price point and it's more likely to end up on a wider range of bikes, so failing to provide a cassette that can be used on more than two type of hubs would be a bigger mistake.
Apr 27, 2018 at 14:20Apr 27, 2018
Smuggler frame used for approx. 5 months. I went to this from a Carbon Patrol and it's by far one of the best bikes I've owned. The shock is the stock Monarch RT, but I have the RWS needle bearing kit installed on the top link, which helps with sensitivity some. The shock has little time on it, I ran a coil on the bike for most of the time I rode the bike. Frame is a L, non-boost (142x12 rear), 190x51 shock. Frame is in good condition, a few scratches here and there but no cracks or other issues that I'm aware of. Bearings seem smooth and in good condition. Shock doesn't leak air or oil, no stanchion scratches, etc. Only selling because I bought a Carbon Smuggler. To be clear, this is the 2017, which is NOT the SBG model. Currently no headset is pressed in, but I can install a FSA headset at no cost if needed.
Apr 26, 2018 at 17:21Apr 26, 2018
Professionally built about 5 months ago, re-tensioned recently. Wheels spin true, hold tubeless fine, no broken spokes or other issues I'm aware of. 30mm IW rims. A few minor rock dings, but no dents. HD or XD freehub available, both with all 6 pawls. Bearing are in good shape. Currently setup for 142x12 / 100x15. Hubs were re-oiled with freehub oil about a month ago. Hubs are blue, although note that one is a slightly lighter tone of blue than the other, it's barely noticeable but they are slightly different.
Apr 26, 2018 at 17:12Apr 26, 2018
Cane Creek DBCoil IL 190x51 (190x50, I've seen it listed both ways). Was mounted to a 2017 Transition Smuggler for approx. 4 months. Feels great, works well, no flaws that I can tell (oil leaks, etc). Currently has a non-VAULT (CC doesn't make a 2.0x550 VAULT) spring and is set up for a 215lb rider. I can include a 2.0x500 VAULT spring for an additional $50, new, never used. The preload adjustment tool is also included.
Apr 26, 2018 at 17:06Apr 26, 2018
Fork is in great shape, no oil or air leaks or stanchion scratches, approx 400 miles on the fork. Minor cosmetic scratches on the crown, but nothing notable. I had it on my Smuggler and am only selling because my new bike requires a boost, shorter offset fork. This has by far been one of the best forks I've owned, it's smooth, stays high in the travel when it needs to, and has great small bump compliance. I actually regret pretty heavily that I have to use a Fox 34 going forward. Non-boost, 15x100, 7.5in steerer. HSC, LSC, LSR, air pressure, and volume adjustments. 34mm stanchions, currently set to 140mm. 51mm offset. Note that the Auron uses a coil negative spring instead of air, which means it has to be adjusted for rider weight ranges. Current spring should be good for 190lb+ rider, but new coils can be sourced from Suntour.
Apr 18, 2018 at 8:46Apr 18, 2018
OneUp Components' Travel-Adjustable Dropper Post - First Ride
I like the idea of the lever being further back, so I can keep a better grip on the bars when changing position. That said, does having it that far back allow enough thumb extension to activate the post or is the throw required to activate it really short (e.g. like upshifting)?
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Apr 17, 2018 at 8:49Apr 17, 2018
The Differences Between the 3 New Specialized Stumpjumpers
Look at the fork offset, too. Using shorter offset forks similar to SBG (44 for 29, 37 for 27.5)
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Apr 16, 2018 at 10:48Apr 16, 2018
Cane Creek's Titanium Enduro Crankset - First Look
176, it's in the FAQ on the CC site
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Apr 10, 2018 at 6:49Apr 10, 2018
Cane Creek's New 29er Helm Fork - First Look
@sayrius: More and more bikes are coming out that spec shorter offset forks, Transition being the biggest lineup, but there are others here and there. Aside from Transition, I think most are XC bikes, though.
Apr 6, 2018 at 9:45Apr 6, 2018
Syntace C33i Straight Carbon Wheelset - Review
45 poe also isn't "fast", pretty slow considering most of the other options in the same price bracket. I feel like anything over 70 and you get diminishing returns, but below that and I can definitely feel it. I know some don't care, but if I'm paying $1800 for a wheelset (I9/SC Reserve are $100 more with better engagement and lifetime warranty), I'd expect better.