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  1. Not that hard, though, with a straightedge and a...

    Not that hard, though, with a straightedge and a good eye. :thumb:
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    You almost glossed over the most important specs...

    You almost glossed over the most important specs of a bar - - far more important than a few grams of weight - - the sweeps. Hope you like them; I prefer a more standard backsweep myself.
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    To be quite honest, I don't know why people get...

    To be quite honest, I don't know why people get so hung up on derailleurs on a mountain bike. Rear derailleurs are a darned-near consumable; you ride hard enough and long enough and you will destroy...
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    :thumb: To be honest, I'd stick with your GD....

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    To be honest, I'd stick with your GD. There is something to be said for the straightforwardness of a mechanical post. I will keep using my Contact Switch post as long as I can warranty the...
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    Should be just about right. I'm 6'-1" and rocked...

    Should be just about right. I'm 6'-1" and rocked a med.
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    XC hardtail, zexy carbonz or no = yawn.

    XC hardtail, zexy carbonz or no = yawn.
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    Welcome, Jim.

    Welcome, Jim.
  8. The quintessence of what most advice on the MTB...

    The quintessence of what most advice on the MTB forum has devolved to.


    Quote of the month for January.
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    259.

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    Or you could dispense with the notion entirely...

    Or you could dispense with the notion entirely and ride flats. Problem solved,

    The Flat Pedal Revolution Manifesto: How to Improve Your Riding With Flat Pedals | Mountain Bike Training Programs
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    I'd go Hayes Stroker Trail. They are not current...

    I'd go Hayes Stroker Trail. They are not current Hayes product any more, so you can pick them up cheaper 'n a broom. (ex. - Hayes Stroker Trail Disc Brake | Chain Reaction Cycles)

    They have the...
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    If the holes aren't threaded, it may be the old...

    If the holes aren't threaded, it may be the old Marzocchi 4-bolt pattern for the Shiver, Super T and Jr. T. The stem was tapped from the bottom. Stems looked like this:
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    Your crown has a 2-bolt platform for the...

    Your crown has a 2-bolt platform for the direct-mount like this, right? - -

    http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b482/bike-rider-1980/s813_zpsfac450f7.jpg


    Which Sunline stem did you try? Was...
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    Fatbar Lite is an excellent bar and a worthy...

    Fatbar Lite is an excellent bar and a worthy upgrade. Going tubeless is the illusion of achieving something.
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    I found HERE...

    I found HERE (a link worth salting away) that the Marz Shiver SC that came on that frame was 510mm. Hope that helps.

    The same chart shows a 2007 Psylo SL uturn at exactly 510 as well. What do you...
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    Compare actual a-to-cs; if you're still under...

    Compare actual a-to-cs; if you're still under 10mm difference, ya, you're within fudging room.

    Now if you wanted a 7" dual crown for it, I have a couple of those laying around :D.
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    Don't do it. It will not only steepen your head...

    Don't do it. It will not only steepen your head angle too much, it will also screw with BB height and small-bump and square-edge-hit angle of the rear suspension.

    Check what axle-to-crown fork the...
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    Ya, but you'd be wishing for the Singletrack back...

    Ya, but you'd be wishing for the Singletrack back every time it did a nose-dive off a jump ;)
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    ^^ Very cool.

    ^^ Very cool.
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    For anyone wanting to try out singlespeed,...

    For anyone wanting to try out singlespeed, Nashbar has their little SS conversion for $16.79. It comes with all the cassette spacers, three different cogs and a Singulator-copy tensioner - - all the...
  21. It completely depends on what the trails are like...

    It completely depends on what the trails are like where you'll be racing. The trail system used in our local recreational race series uses some of the least technical terrain in our area; so a rider...
  22. Thread: Chainring swap

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    I converted my trailbike to 1x this year and have...

    I converted my trailbike to 1x this year and have loved it for the most part. I'm running a 35t up front and a 10spd 11-36 cassette. There are a few really steep climbs that make me get off and push...
  23. Ignitor is a fine from tire; pretty decent XC...

    Ignitor is a fine from tire; pretty decent XC combo paired with a Larsen TT on the rear.

    There are a lot of variations of any line of Maxxis tire. In the current model year, there are no fewer...
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    Don't count on it...unless you don't want...

    Don't count on it...unless you don't want to...son and DiL live in Olympia and we get around a lot. If the timing was right, heck I'd make it a point to be wherever. We should stay in touch. I need...
  25. Bars. They'll be the most-immediately-felt...

    Bars. They'll be the most-immediately-felt improvement you could do in carbon. Be sure your stem is carbon-bar-friendly or replace that at the same time. Renthal makes great carbon bars and...
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