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May 23, 2019 at 9:0417 hours
Review: Spank's Foam-Filled Spike 350 Vibrocore Wheelset
I've been running these wheels for a year now. This review would have been much better with a comparison against the non-Vibrocore 350. There's a definite difference in feel vs my prior Stans Mk III. Feel better in rock gardens but kinda dead on flow trails. My 2016 Schawlbes did not mount, but DHF/DHR went on easy and held air without sealant (for a few days, anyway). Inflated with a regular pump. Spank has a great reputation in dirt jumping. Spoon 32 is indestructible and I've seen DJs with Race 28s on them as well (though I hear they do fail as rear wheels). One other note. Since they're a bit more forgiving, lately I've been running higher pressure on flow trails to reduce rolling resistance. End up with a DJ like feel on a trail bike. Fun times! Oh and I bought into the Vibrocore bar Koolaid back in 2016. Found a set for half off and decided to give it a go. On a 170/160mm bike, hmm, I dunno, but on my 140/125 they're appreciated. They're not all that much more expensive than other alloy bars and they're way cheaper than carbon, and they come in garish bright colors, so now they're on all my bikes.
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Oct 1, 2018 at 8:19Oct 1, 2018
Off my Transition Scout; used for one season. In pretty good shape. Shipping via USPS. Bars are cut down to about 790. They're 35mm diameter. Stem is 35mm. https://photos.app.goo.gl/7vbux1e2SQE4LMrA6
Jul 16, 2018 at 11:41Jul 16, 2018
150mm dropper used for one season. Was setup internally routed. Bleed kit is included with 1/3 of a bottle left. Shipping via USPS from 94402
Jul 15, 2018 at 13:18Jul 15, 2018
Brakeset off my large Transition Scout. I'm a Shimano fanboy. Obviously the rear will need a bleed since it was internally routed. The front needs a minor bleed. I also have two 180mm centerline rotors, +$30 for both. Will update ad when I measure thickness.
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Jun 18, 2018 at 11:51Jun 18, 2018
Transition Suppressor in raw metal color. The Suppressor can use 26" or 27.5" wheels. One of the few frames with modern geometry (same as the Patrol) that can use 26" wheels. Lars from Transition ran his with 650b wheels. Lightly used, this is my backup bike and I want to fund building up a new Scout. I also have a Lyrik RC2DH 170mm that fits (20x110m axle) as well as an MRP Stage that's also 26/27.5 compatible. Make an offer. Buyer pays shipping via BikeFlights in a MTB bike box. Specs here: https://www.transitionbikes.com/Support_Archive_ByModel.cfm?ID=2015%20Suppressor%20Alloy More recent high res pics of the whole bike it was on https://1drv.ms/f/s!ArD0suVV0QrRi6xKwPHiDqbKtAqTgg
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Jun 16, 2018 at 23:28Jun 16, 2018