Feb 12, 2018 at 4:02Feb 12, 2018
FRAME: 2017 Ibis Ripley LS 12x148 spacing with Fox Factory Float shock 120mm travel – size medium FORK: 2016 Fox Factory 34 140mm travel with Kabolt axle 15x110 spacing WHEELS: Derby 29mm internal carbon rims with Hope Pro4 Boost hubs and DT Comp spokes TIRES: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29x2.35 (front) and Schwalbe Racing Ralph 29x2.35 (rear) BRAKES: Shimano XT M8000 with Shimano RT86 180mm rotors front and rear CRANKS: Race Face Turbine 170mm with Wolftooth 28T oval ring BB: Race Face Cinch REAR DER: Shimano XT M8000 SHIFT LEVER: Shimano XTR M9000 CASSETTE: Box Components 11-speed 11-46 CHAIN: KMC 11.93 HEADSET: Cane Creek 40 GRIPS: ODI Rogue HANDLEBARS: Ibis Hi-fi carbon – 20mm rise and cut to 760mm STEM: Thomson Elite X4 50mm SEATPOST: Race Face Turbine alloy SADDLE: Ergon SMC3 - size medium DETAILS: - Frame and shock are NEW and NEVER RIDDEN. - Fox fork is a 2016 model (with 2018 decals) that was recently rebuilt at Fox East Asheville and has not been ridden since service. Lowers were powder coated matte black with Fox’s blessing after some unexplained minor discoloration around the dropouts that bothered me and wasn’t covered by warranty. - Cane Creek 40 headset, Hope Pro4 steel freehub, Box Components 11-46 cassette and KMC chain are NEW and NEVER RIDDEN. - All other components are less than a year old and were used moderately but may show minor wear as expected with used MTB parts. BB has limited miles and bearings roll smoothly. Brake pads are more recent with plenty of life in them. - Wheels are true and spokes tensioned properly as confirmed by my local wheel builder – they have not been ridden since. There are some minor cosmetic scratches on rims as to be expected as they are used. All hub bearings roll smoothly. - Tires – front NN has at least 60% life left while RR rear only has a few miles on it. - Extras are pictured and included: Fox fork volume spacers (only one currently installed), Fox fork crush washers for lowers service, stock Fox fork quick release, Bontrager tire sealant x2 (no sealant currently in tires) and fork and wheel stickers. - I have a Fox Transfer Performance 125mm dropper post with Wolftooth LT remote that is NOT included in the asking price. As I was assembling the new frame for sale, I noted a tiny nick in the dropper stanchion thus not including it. I’ll include the dropper setup for an additional $150 ($4050 total) if you want the post, remote and new cable/housing but I want to be completely transparent about the situation thus including the alloy Turbine post as pictured in the asking price. The Transfer post has performed flawlessly thus far and I've included pictures. I'm happy to provide any requested detailed pics. Asking price includes shipping and insurance via BikeFlights/FedEx to Lower48 and also includes all PayPal fees. I should be able to ship within 24 hours of receiving PayPal payment.
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Feb 12, 2018 at 3:38Feb 12, 2018
2017 Giro Terraduro HV (high volume) MTB clipless shoes lightly used. Men's size US11/EU45 in very good condition with plenty of life left. I used Crank Borthers clip plates so the clip channels are in very good condition. Price includes shipping to Lower48 and PayPal fees.
TheFunkyMonkey mikekazimer's article
Jan 30, 2018 at 8:19Jan 30, 2018
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1995 GT LTS
Thanks for the blast from the past. I began my transition from BMX to MTBs (after a couple year hiatus from bikes) while in college with a 1992 GT Karakoram (I think a buddy still has that bike...). I knew GT well from my BMX days so it was natural to consider their MTBs at the time. I rode this shit out of that Karakoram at Patapsco State Park while first attending Catonsville Community College and then UofMD. After graduation and with a decent paying job, I bought a 1994 GT RTS1. What a piece of shit that was as was the Noleen shock. The Mag21 performed well for the day and that's when Syncros was bling. I, too, rode the shit out of that bike at Patapsco and other trails up and down the EC for a couple of years. When I laid eye on the LTS, I knew I had to have one. I waited until '96 to get a LTS1 and was glad to get the RS rear shock but always regretted not picking-up a '97. The LTS was a huge upgrade from the RTS although I always likes the aesthetics of the RTS better. I rode the LTS for a number of years before losing interest (motos were taking up my time) and selling. While the bikes are no longer, I did stumble upon my old Ritchey clipless pedals (red) and Nike Poobah clipless shoes and Answer neon gloves while home over the holidays. Much like this article, they brought back found memories of my first foray into MTB. Thanks for the great article, @mikekazimer! It was another stroll down memory lane.
TheFunkyMonkey RichardCunningham's article
Dec 1, 2017 at 4:14Dec 1, 2017
Niner Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy with Pending Sale to Colorado Investment Group
@enrico650: Doubt it since he still has a 2.5% stake in the business. Not much but something.
TheFunkyMonkey raceface's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 3:43Nov 14, 2017
Race Face Introduces Carbon Wheel Guarantee
Dupe - sorry.
Nov 3, 2017 at 9:38Nov 3, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
@vernonfelton: Hell ya, Vernon! I'll gladly eat some crow now to get that perspective from you. Appreciate you taking a look at the manufacturer angle.
Nov 3, 2017 at 6:36Nov 3, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
@bkm303: The problem is many of the large MTB orgs ARE the manufacturers so there is no push back. And why the problem shifts to us as Vernon has highlighted. I just don't agree with it and why I'm not spending any more time on it. It's tough as I've spent countless hours volunteering and advocating but until this bullshit clears up, no mas. At this point, I'm more likely to volunteer at my for profit ORV park since at least they got their shit straight. I'll challenge Vernon or any other writer to publish a level-headed and constructive article calling out the manufacturers and their role in the problem. It won't happen - it's their livelihood so we get articles like the one Vernon has published tackling the problem from a different angle - "it's on us". No thanks. And to reiterate, I'm a huge fan of Vernon's work. I just don't agree with him on this topic.
Nov 3, 2017 at 4:59Nov 3, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
I'm a Vernon fan and agree it is a level headed view of the situation. I don't agree with all of Vernon's points, however. Before I say anymore, I have demo'd ebikes three times as recently as a few weeks ago just so I know what they're all about. I figure I can't piss on the parade if I don't what the parade is all about... I have zero interest in them nor do I want them on mixed use trails. I have motos for when I want power-assisted fun - there is no grey area in this argument for me. Constructive? Sort of... Yes, I agree we shouldn't vandalize others property. Good, valid point as there is no place for that. Being rude to ebikers on trails where they don't belong? I'm probably OK with that as I've "been that guy" and have zero regrets about it. Especially after the douche told me he knows they ebikes are not allowed on those particular trails... We expect bike shops and consumers to keep these things on the right trails? Right... And this is where Vernon and I do not agree. "We, the people, need to solve this problem by channeling our energy." I'm sorry, I just can't behind that. How about the moral obligation of many of your manufacturer advertisers to hold off selling ebikes in one of their largest markets until the situation is sorted? They could sell "townies" for the folks in Aspen. How about writing a constructive, pointed article putting the burden back on the manufacturers? I'll be waiting for that one... As always, profits fog common sense and the near-sighted approach of dumping these things into a market in turmoil is baffling but not surprising. Manufacturers only need to come here to comments section to get an honest view of the situation albeit arguably a narrow one. Speaking of - whatever happened to that Yamaha bikes follow-on article? I see the Yamaha representative had the balls of a toddler and only responded once to their press release "article". Did they decide Pinkbike wasn't the best venue for their "soft launch" of small displacement motorcycles? The ebike conversation and approach in the US is so fucked up, I've stopped volunteering for trail maintenance days and attending meetings/events advocating for trail access. To think that this issue is the responsibility of folks who have already spent so much time fighting for trail rights to now have to go back and do that all over again is just flat out wrong... Off my soapbox now and off to rip on my MOTORcycle at the ORV park (I'll be on the lookout for some ebikes).