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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.
y0bailey mikelevy's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 7:38
Jul 18, 2017
DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 29 Wheels - Review
Jesus. I can build a set of Bicycle Hub Store hubs (54 POE) laced to Stans rims for $400-500. They can be made within 50 grams of the weight of this wheel. You then have over $500 to lose 50 grams on your bike and still come out ahead. This shit is getting ridiculous.
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Jun 21, 2017
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Jun 21, 2017 at 13:47
Jun 21, 2017

Kona Operator DH, ton's of upgrades

$1000 USD
After 4 faithful years, it's time to upgrade the Kona (Commencal Furious has arrived). 2011 Frame, Medium. Bought new in early 2013. Ridden at Beach and Snowshoe. In expected shape for 4 years of DH, scratches, no cracks, no major dents. Overall, it looks used but not beaten. Well taken care of, and basically everything upgraded. Rear Shock Fox VAN RC - Avy tuned last year, 4 rides on it. 350# spring (I weight 175). Fork Rock Shox Boxxer Race 200mm w/20mm TA - New seals last year, 4 rides on em. Cassette SRAM 950 PowerGlide 11-28 9 spd Crankarms Upgraded to shimano Zee Chainguide E*13 SRS Bottom Bracket Upgraded to Hope threaded BB before last season (4 rides) Pedals Kona Wah Wah Chain SRAM 951 PowerChain Rear Derailleur Upgraded SRAM x9 short cage Shifter Pods Upgraded SRAM x9 Handlebar Kona DH Stem Upgraded Easton Havoc Direct mount Grips - I forget, but yes it has grips Brakes Upgraded Shimano Zees. I'll include a few sets of extra pads Wheels - Frankenwheels (I will include original rear wheel for free). Spank hubs to spank rear rim, carbon front rim. Tires - New Onza 2.4 DH casing tires (Gwinning) Seat WTB Speed V Sport Seatpost Kona DH That's it. It runs, it runs well, and it has served me awesome. Would be great for anyone looking to get into DH. $1000 OBO

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