y0bailey mikelevy's article
Jun 20, 2019 at 14:34Jun 20, 2019
ENVE Will Replace Your Rim, No Questions Asked
RIMS ARE DISPOSABLE ITEMS. That is it. Unless you are rocking DH casing with Cush Core 100% of the time, you are going to mess up a rim...and even then it still happens. Alloy rims are not that much heavier, can be bent back a few times before being trash, can save a weekend away, and cost $75. I've had carbon rims. They ruined a weekend at Snowshoe when I got a flat bombing down a rock garden and I splintered them before I could slow down. Alloy woulda bent back and saved the weekend. Carbon rims are dumb any anything other than an XC bike. Fight me
y0bailey jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 27, 2019 at 13:36Mar 27, 2019
S-Ride's 13-Speed Drivetrain - Taipei Cycle Show 2019
@andyman11: I own it! Microshift advent 9 speed 4 life. Ridden it a handful of times now and 9 speed is where it's at. I literally SMASHED it with a rock descending a long downhill early in an epic Pisgah day. I'm talking thought I dented my frame bad, but turns out it was the derailleur. Broke a pulley wheel to the point of missing ~1/3rd of the teeth, and bent the cage so bad you could see it from a mile away. I FINISHED THE FREAKING RIDE. You know why? 9 speed spacing. I bent the thing back, I ignored the horrible noises, and it shifted to enough gears to finish a Pisgah day. You couldn't have done that with eagle, you couldn't have done that with 11 speed XT. Funny enough, the bike shop in the area had a bunch of them since they were putting them on rental bikes, so day 2 was with a fresh $60 replacement. SCREW ALL THESE EXTRA GEARS.
y0bailey danielsapp's article
Feb 18, 2019 at 14:23Feb 18, 2019
Review: MicroSHIFT's New $125 Advent Drivetrain
Anyone have a Shimano free hub for dt 240 laying around? I want to support this race back down from stupid higher gears
y0bailey mikekazimer's article
Feb 1, 2019 at 12:51Feb 1, 2019
Update: What's Going On With Shimano's New XTR Group?
@skylerd: Agreed...but I will take it a step further. Would someone just make a fucking 9 or 10 speed drivetrain with a 10-46/48 cassette. I don't care if the shifting is a bit clunky, I just want it to work when a fucking twig hits it and moves things out of alignment 1/10th of a fucking mm. More gears just makes things need to be more precise, and when you are riding bikes in the dirt/mud/rocks, that precision is a pain in my asshole. I just upgraded my dad's old 9 speed shit that was working perfectly to some of my leftover 11 speed stuff. His derailleur hanger was out of wack, his chain was stretched 50 miles long, but it still fucking worked. Getting the 11 speed to function properly added 30 minutes to the procedure because I had to get out the D.A.G. to get it millimeter precise before the shit worked again. Fuck XTR 12 speed, fuck eagle 12 speed, helll, fuck all things 11 speed. 9/10 speed with 10-46/48 is what I want.
y0bailey leelikesbikes's article
Dec 28, 2018 at 15:51Dec 28, 2018
Lee McCormack's Guide to Bike Set-Up
@leelikesbikes: When are you expecting this to be up? I've just measured my RAD and I'm an 805cm human rocking an 830 bike. Sized medium GG Smash, so it has progressive GEO, nice steep seat tube angle. I've semi-drunk the kool-aid, but before I'm dropping $ on stem/bars for a bike that "already feels good," I would like to read more about RAAD.
y0bailey mdelorme's article
Sep 25, 2018 at 18:32Sep 25, 2018
Just Keep it Rolling: How Ruaridh Cunningham‘s Destroyed Wheel Made it Through EWS Ainsa
https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/tools/cycling-tools/product/review-morningstar-tools-rim-rench-11-45426/ I was lucky enough to grab one of these long ago. They are epic. I don't know if anyone makes them anymore.
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Sep 12, 2018 at 9:59Sep 12, 2018
Sep 12, 2018 at 9:59Sep 12, 2018
FRAME: 2015 Niner Jet 9, bought new as a frame only early 2016. Medium frame (I'm 5'11). 100mm rear travel, 120mm front. Normal wear/tear for a few years use but no cracks or significant damage. I barely rode this bike as XC racing/etc. hasn't been happening. It raced ORAMM 2x, a few XC races, and mostly sat in my garage. Definitely under 1000 miles ever on the bike. SHOCK: Rock Shock RT3 FORK:: 2016 X-fusion slide RL2R - 120mm travel. Great condition. I have the remote lockout somewhere if that floats your boat. Did a lowers maintenance over the hurricane weekend so it's smooth as butter. DRIVETRAIN: Hodge-podge of parts, 11 speed shimano drivetrain. ~200 miles on the 11-42 tooth XT cassette, XT 11 speed rear mech and shifter, SRAM S1700 cranks (direct mount), 32tooth narrow wide-chainring. The pedals are beat to high-heck so you won't want them. One-up chain-guide. WHEELS: I built up some nice and light Stans Crest MK3 rims to BicycleHubStore hubs. They are light and fast. Great shape. TIRES: Maxxis ardent Race 2.3 front, Maxxis Ikon 2.2 rear. Both have great tread and are setup tubeless. COCKPIT: Easton carbon bars, I can't remember the name of the stem (good brand I'm just blanking and I'm at work), around 80mm. Ergon grips and Bontrager saddle. DROPPER/SEATPOST: 100mm drop Gravity Dropper if you want to have a dropper post. It's old but rebuilt prior to ORAMM. If you want just a plane-old seatpost to save another 1/2 pound, I have a Thomson Elite laying around in either straight or set-back. BRAKES: Shimano XT brakes, 6inch rotors front/rear. I will throw in some extra pads, and the pads on it are close to new. Bled a few months ago so shouldn't need anything for awhile. Right around 26.7 pounds with the Thompson post and pedals on. Willing to drive a few hours to meet you if needed.
Sep 12, 2018 at 9:53Sep 12, 2018
FRAME: 2015 Trek Remedy 9 27.5 bought new as a frame only option in Dec of 2016. 18.5in (medium-large, I'm 5'11). Rear triangle has been replaced ~500 miles ago because I did a Scandinavian flick into a log and dented it. 140mm travel. Normal wear/tear for a few years use but no cracks or significant damage. SHOCK: Two shocks included. DVO Topaz air shock, which is an absolute ripper and has less than 300 miles on it. Great for all trails. Also will throw in the upgraded Fox "REACTIVE". Not the old crappier DRCV. 50 miles since a full send in rebuild to fox. You can have both and sell the other to get a few hundred dollars back. FORK:: 2017 Manitou Mattoc Pro2, set at 150mm travel. Lowers and damper service performed over the hurricane weekend so it's fresh and will be ready for hundreds of miles. It has some scratches on the decals but I have a few replacement decals in odd colors if you care about that. DRIVETRAIN: Hodge-podge of parts, 11 speed shimano drivetrain. ~200 miles on the 11-46 tooth XT cassette, XTR 11 speed rear mech and shifter, Shimano XT (or SLX, can't remember but they weight the same) cranks, 34tooth narrow wide-chainring. The pedals are beat to high-heck so you won't want them. One-up chain-guide and taco/bash. WHEELS: I built up two wheelsets for this bike. The first is the "triangle trails" wheelset which is Stans Arch MK3 rims to BicycleHubStore hubs. They are light and fast. The second is the "pisgah" wheelset which are WTB asym i29's to a BHS front hub and an industry nine torch classic rear hub (the hub itself cost over $300). The "triangle trails" wheelset with reasonable tires like Nobby Nics put the bike in around 29.7 pounds. I'll give you both of these wheelsets with the bike...makes it a bit more versatile or sell them and get another few hundred dollars back. TIRES: I have a million tires in my basement. Pick what you want. Right now I have a WTB aggressor 2.3 rear and a Bontrager SE5 2.3 front. Great combo for mountains or here. COCKPIT: 780mm wide carbon bars, Renthal 40mm stem, I have a box full of grips so pick what you want. Ergon saddle. DROPPER: 125mm drop BikeYoke Revive. The best dropper post that exists. Serviced over the hurricane weekend so ready to go for hundreds of miles as well. BRAKES: Sram Guide R's. 7inch rotors front/rear. I will throw in some extra pads, and the pads on it are close to new. Bled a few months ago so shouldn't need anything for awhile. I think that is it. Questions welcomed. Willing to drive a few hours to meet you if needed.
y0bailey mikekazimer's article
Aug 17, 2018 at 7:56Aug 17, 2018
Spotted: Manitou's Prototype Enduro Fork and Sun Ringle's Carbon Wheels - Crankworx Whistler 2018
The IRT air spring makes it so you don't need HBO. End stroke ramp up is high enough I have my HBO off and haven't needed it. I also believe there is going to be an internal HBO to prevent harsh bottoms.