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Old 08-14-07, 11:08 PM   #1
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Another new bike for me! Yay! Pictures Inside

Ok so, some of you may have remembered me posting my new bike last week. Well after buying my new cranks and bottom bracket, got home and pulled off my bottom bracket to reveal that it was only half way threaded! So i took the bike back in ( Performance ) and they swapped me out right on the spot for the upgraded ( Hayes Sole Hydraulic Disc F/R, Rear Air Shock, Sram 9 Components ) Warrior LE. I was pretty dang satisfied that they actually swapped me out for an upgraded/more expensive bike right on the spot. They also offered to swap out my cranks and BB for me free of charge. I love the customer service at Performance. The guys that work there are awesome!
(Old Warrior 4.5 RIP)

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Old 08-14-07, 11:12 PM   #2
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Very nice. Looks like it will be plenty of fun.
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Old 08-15-07, 08:04 AM   #3
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Awesome shag, man!



oh, nice bike too...... ;-)
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Old 08-15-07, 12:03 PM   #4
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Nice looking bike. I am currently running the same tires you are and wondered what you thought of them?
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Old 08-15-07, 12:43 PM   #5
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Nice looking bike. I am currently running the same tires you are and wondered what you thought of them?
I run those also and really like them so far. Good on hardpack, mud, and not terrible on paved sections either considering the off-road traction. You can really lean into sharp turns with confidence with these tires. I can't comment on the longevity having only had these for a couple hundred miles.
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Old 08-15-07, 01:40 PM   #6
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that thing is a tank. how much does it weigh?
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Old 08-15-07, 01:58 PM   #7
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Damn you for tempting me with that crankset. That would look great on the G-Spot I'm building
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Old 08-15-07, 02:27 PM   #8
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Looking pretty good.
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I run those also and really like them so far. Good on hardpack, mud, and not terrible on paved sections either considering the off-road traction. You can really lean into sharp turns with confidence with these tires. I can't comment on the longevity having only had these for a couple hundred miles.
Do they feel heavy when you ride them? I've heard alot of comments on them being heavy and the tread slows you down way too much.... Or is that just a comment of the recreational weight weanies that doesn't have strong legs?
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Old 08-15-07, 03:12 PM   #10
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Do they feel heavy when you ride them? I've heard alot of comments on them being heavy and the tread slows you down way too much.... Or is that just a comment of the recreational weight weanies that doesn't have strong legs?
There are several versions of those tires: Japanese, Taiwanese, wire and flooding. Not to mention 2.3's for AM peeps. The Taiwanese version are heavier as are the wire bead ones.

I run PSI pretty high around 37-42 (especially since we have been in drought conditions) and am happy with the rolling resistance. They are fine at lower levels too.

If you only ride dry trails and hardpacked surfaces, you'll be better off with a faster less aggressive tread.

It is always a compromise: speed, traction, rolling resistance, durability, cost...
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Old 08-15-07, 03:14 PM   #11
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that thing is a tank. how much does it weigh?
What makes it a tank?
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Old 08-15-07, 05:41 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone for the comments. I absolutely love this bike. Nice components and all. Best of all I got free lifetime adjustments from Performance. I love that place
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What makes it a tank?
Tanks have treads and turrets. I see no treads or turrets. Therefore, no tank.
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Please, take off the reflectors. Please...
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hi pinkrobe,
honest question. why so much emphasis on taking off the reflectors. I have seen it in many other posts.

Is it just because of the looks. or does it have a functional reason behind it? just curious?

also, if the reflectors have negative functional effects, why do bike companies, even the very reputable ones, put reflectors on their bikes. would any of you please care to reflect on this.

thanks.
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Nice bike dude! Do tell, as I'm not much of a mountain biker: is a bike like that for more serious, downhill riding or overall MTB'ing in general? I'm a roadie, and just getting into "real" MTBs...
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Old 08-16-07, 11:02 AM   #17
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would any of you please care to reflect on this.
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Bikes come with them because they're required by law. People advise removal because otherwise the reflectors will fall off and litter the trails. If visibility at night is a concern, there are other, more effective options available, e.g. reflective tape.
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People advise removal because otherwise the reflectors will fall off and litter the trails.
That's true, but I see 25 empty Gu packets on the trail for every 1 reflector...
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That's true, but I see 25 empty Gu packets on the trail for every 1 reflector...
Do you ride at night? That's when they become obvious.

Regardless, it's a bad idea to attach gu packets to your spokes also.
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Do you ride at night? That's when they become obvious.

Regardless, it's a bad idea to attach gu packets to your spokes also.
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