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y0bailey mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 8:26
Jan 16, 2018
SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look
That and I can get an SLX crankset for $70 (it weighs the same as XT) and it is literally within 70 grams weight of their carbon offerings. You then have about $200-300 extra to save 70 grams if that floats your boat. And when you rock strike for the 100th time you'll be fine since it is fucking metal. Also, shimano crankset mounting is 100x better than everyone else. I've never seen someone fuck-up a shimano, I've seen literally dozens of loose SRAM/Race Face setups. But whatever, a bunch of you jack-holes will buy these fucking pieces of garbage and yet another standard makes it main-stream.
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Jan 16, 2018
Jan 16, 2018 at 7:25
Jan 16, 2018

Rock Shox Reverb 150mm, 31.6mm diameter, new 1x lever

$275 USD
Measure once, cut twice, part duex. This post is too long for my legs. Put it in my bike, rode once, immediate regrats. Removed from bike, putting up for sale and losing $100. My dumbness is your gains. New 1x style remote included along with all parts shown in pictures $300 shipped anywhere in US. Details on post here:

Jan 16, 2018 at 7:23
Jan 16, 2018

Bontrager Drop Line 150mm, 31.6mm diameter

$200 USD
Measure once, cut twice. This post is too long for my legs. Put it in my bike, rode once, immediate regrats. Removed from bike, putting up for sale and losing $100. My dumbness is your gains. Shipping free/included in US. Details on post here:

y0bailey vernonfelton's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 10:41
Oct 19, 2017
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
I recently converted my stable to all full suspension. I had this 29er, 23#, absolute "rocket" of a bike that I brought out for XC riding/racing. I always felt fast on it, but it beat me to hell and I had to pick my way around some of local "intermediate" trails. Long story short, I went out to one of my favorite trails (intermediate), went KOM hunting, and absolutely destroyed myself to not set a single PR. I was faster on a 30# burly trail bike. That piece of shit went on craiglist the next day and I haven't missed it since. Built up a closeout Niner Jet9 alloy, got it near 26-27#, and at least when I'm on a trail hammering and hating myself I'm faster than on the hardtail. #hardtailsnever (OK maybe in shitty weather on smooth trails).
y0bailey mikekazimer's article
Sep 1, 2017 at 15:52
Sep 1, 2017
Randoms Round 2 - Eurobike 2017
Litevilles always give me erections, but then I realize they don't have ISCG tabs and I go limp. Why aren't ISCG tabs on every bike with 100mm of travel? I enjoy trying to get up/over things on all of my rides, and I don't like buying new chainrings if I fail. Am I alone in this?
y0bailey RichardCunningham's article
Aug 15, 2017 at 4:31
Aug 15, 2017
Whistler RAW - Reece (Addison) Wallace and the Industry Nine Grade300 Wheels
@MrDiamondDave: Or go the even cheaper route, which is my approach. i9 torch classic rear hub (still has the 100+ POE and that beautiful sound), BHS cheap front hub (it's just bearings pressed into aluminum, it doesn't need to be fancy as there isn't any mechanical complexity), and lace em to whatever rims you want. Can get the i9 engagement, use any spoke you want, for half the price (at least). You lose the bling factor....but your wallet is fuller. My front hub is still on original bearings 2 years later, and I'm on my second set for my i9 rear. They been swapped from my 26in bike to my 27.5 bike, and you can actually do that cheaply since you aren't using the aluminum spokes. Best of both worlds for us cheapskates.
y0bailey AJBarlas's article
Jul 25, 2017 at 11:07
Jul 25, 2017
Spēd Precision Maul TR Wheels - Review
At least this isn't a $1200 alloy wheelset review. Still fucking insane, but at least carbon insanity.
y0bailey COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jul 25, 2017 at 10:26
Jul 25, 2017
Yoann Barelli on the New Commencal Supreme SX - Video
Guide RE's are just guide levers to code calipers. AKA what a bunch of the DH pros were running. Good set of brakes at a great price point. They are on my Commencal Furious and I'm digging them.
y0bailey mikelevy's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 13:04
Jul 18, 2017
DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 29 Wheels - Review
@takeiteasyridehard: I'm sure with some creative spoke selection I could drop the 50 grams, if that really matters to you.
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