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mountainyj jamessmurthwaite's article
May 8, 2020 at 8:56
May 8, 2020
Mavic Placed into Receivership in France
@DirtyRider13: he is extremely helpful and works super hard. Should clarify, that shipping delay was caused by Mavic’s inventory system crashing and not him. So cheers to him for hanging in there. Hopefully he finds a good company to work for
mountainyj jamessmurthwaite's article
May 8, 2020 at 5:08
May 8, 2020
Mavic Placed into Receivership in France
While it’s always sad to see an iconic brand struggle, Mavic hasn’t brought anything to the table in almost 10 years. Every article and product release in the last decade has felt years behind, or left people asking “Why?” Before dt released the EX471 rim, the best alloy wheel was a mavic hoop laced to a dt hub. A 721/823 rim laced to a 340/440 hub was about the strongest wheel you could ask for at the time. Dt didn’t have to try very hard to take the alloy wheel market once they sorted out what aluminum to use. They used to be butter soft, and then Gwin happened to give them some of the best marketing a wheel company could ever ask for. The best thing that mavic has done in the last decade for innovation of their product, was to put a ratchet in some of their hubs. Which I’m pretty sure was all a round about deal thanks to being owned by Enve (Amer) If they fold, I’ll miss the iconic image they brought to the industry. But I will certainly not miss having to call someone in a warehouse In Utah to get a replacement spoke for a customer, having to buy a pack of 5 overpriced spokes, and then waiting a month and half for them to show up, only to use proprietary tools to install said spoke.
mountainyj danielsapp's article
May 6, 2020 at 10:25
May 6, 2020
Kenda Releases New Pinner Tire Developed with Aaron Gwin
@Waldon83: its says directly in the article, "if you don't need to penetrate" this tire is for you!
mountainyj dan-roberts's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 11:41
Apr 30, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 240 EXP Hubs
@ka81: seeing as I’ve never had to look, no idea, and don’t really care to waste any more time over your strange obsessing. Call Santa Cruz and ask them where they got them if it matters that much to you. I’m sure you could find plenty online from people who upgraded their reserves to 54t. Also, I was incorrect on the hybrid using the 36. Using a solid 24, which yes, is readily available for your purchase. So no, the 18 is not the “Only solid” Maybe try a website other than bike24...
mountainyj dan-roberts's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 10:59
Apr 30, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 240 EXP Hubs
@ka81: you were saying? here's a photo of a solid 36. Again, I've had hundreds of these hubs apart and have held 36t solid ratchets in my hand. Whether its a dt product or someone else supplying them, no idea. But they are out there https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/blogs/worldwide-cyclery-blog/dt-swiss-54t-star-ratchet-upgrade-kit-rider-review *in this article, they appear to have come stock on a set of sc reserve wheels
mountainyj dan-roberts's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 10:26
Apr 30, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 240 EXP Hubs
@thegoodflow: pretty sure that hybrid hub has it, and a few other randoms. I've only seen a handful of them. I've been working on bikes for almost 15 years, and have had hundreds of dt hubs apart, as well as owned numerous sets of their hubs myself. I personally refuse to own pawl based hubs, so it's been dt swiss and now onyx for a while.
mountainyj dan-roberts's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 8:37
Apr 30, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 240 EXP Hubs
@velocitajano: this is the only way I’ve ever seen dt ratchets fail, contaminants or negligence. One tooth gets chipped, then it’s game over. Find me a pawl hub that wouldn’t have the same issue....Also, when a ratchet fails, it all tends to stay in a contained area, and if you do damage a freehub body or drive ring, it’s replaceable. If a pawl hub fails, it binds up and has a tendency of blowing out the edge of the hub shell, ruining the entire hub. I’ve seen one 36t ratchet fail when they first came out, it was under a 220lb beast. This was when the 36t was hollow. They now make a non milled version, as seen in the hybrid hubs.
mountainyj dan-roberts's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 8:28
Apr 30, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 240 EXP Hubs
@vinay: depends if you have a 135x10 or 135x12 axle in there. If you have the 135x12 you’ll just need the end caps, which I feel like they did make, not had 440s for a while. If you have the 135x10, you’ll need the 12mm axle and end caps. The 440 axle may be a slightly bigger diameter than the 240/350. Can’t remember for sure. Like another person said, pop the end caps off your new 350 and see if they fit. If so, any new 142dt end caps will work for you. A decent local machinist should be able to help you out if not, not the most complicated part to make on a lathe
mountainyj mikekazimer's article
Apr 14, 2020 at 8:14
Apr 14, 2020
Fox Announces 34 GRIP 2 Fork & Updated DPX2 Shock - Pond Beaver 2020
@Smokey79: luftkappe does a good job of keeping you up in the travel, just bump up the air pressure. I very much endorse the smashpot though. And due to the design, a shaft in the center, and then being wrapped in shrink wrap, it’s nice and quiet. If a smashpot makes noise, it generally means the spring preload is incorrect.
Selling
Apr 4, 2020 at 14:30
Apr 4, 2020

Rock Shox Sektor RL

$99 USD
Spring cleaning and found this. Don't remember where it came from or when it was last serviced. Seals look to be in good shape though. 27.5", Rebound and Lowspeed Compression Control/Lockout. 100x15 non-boost axle. Steer tube is cut a 1/16 under 7”. Maxle is little rough, usual flare edges, still works fine. Fork works fine and I just want it gone.

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