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  1. You're gonna get up to 25% reduced stopping...

    You're gonna get up to 25% reduced stopping power, over stock Avid rotors. If you do lots of DH....they warp easily. Just get Avid HSX and call it good....
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    Sweet tandem....I was months too late!

    Sweet tandem....I was months too late!
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    LOL.....stuck riding a disc Cross Bike. In 2...

    LOL.....stuck riding a disc Cross Bike. In 2 years.....ALL road bikes will be disc!
  4. I have a 29-inch inseam and like the extra power...

    I have a 29-inch inseam and like the extra power and leverage of 175mm....especially on punchy, steep climbs. I guess my BMX days with 180mm cranx spoiled me.
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    I second the Monarch RT3. It's been a proven and...

    I second the Monarch RT3. It's been a proven and reliable platform and a big improvement over the Fox CTD, or even the Trek DRCV units.
  6. Jetta Sportwagen. Honda FIT looks too much like a...

    Jetta Sportwagen. Honda FIT looks too much like a high-end Kia SOUL....
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    Accurate review, but wait until you try the...

    Accurate review, but wait until you try the Ritchey WCS Shield 2.1....it smokes the Slant Six big time.
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    I'm 5'6" and the 29er is the best out of ALL I...

    I'm 5'6" and the 29er is the best out of ALL I tried(26/27.5/29er). I ride a 15.5" ....but at only 23.7lbs, the bike rolls over and climbs everything I point it towards:
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  9. A Singlespeed 29er with 100mm front travel, MTB...

    A Singlespeed 29er with 100mm front travel, MTB drop bars and lightweight wheels(under 1600g)...will make your foray into SS MTB a most memorabe experience. 80mm travel is gonna beat you up, man....
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    Still true to size. Just replaced a pair of Dom5s...

    Still true to size. Just replaced a pair of Dom5s after seven years of bliss. I went a size higher, due to increased feet swelling in my old age.
  11. Contact Brendan Collier, @sirencycles. 54380 N...

    Contact Brendan Collier, @sirencycles. 54380 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549



    (951) 572-2453


    He hand makes one of the finest steel or ti singlespeeds around. Here is his Twinzer SS frame....
  12. Thread: Buyer Beware

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    That seatstay is mighty thin, Jbchybridrider....

    That seatstay is mighty thin, Jbchybridrider. Mine is nearly 1.5x thicker, and it takes a beating EVERY ride:
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    My Rigs.....

    MOUNTAIN-
    2012 Trek Superfly 100 Pro(23.7lbs/10.75kg):
    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/Dilberto88/Light%20Bikes/superfly3_zps72b3f9c4.jpg

    COMMUTER/HYBRID/CYCLOCROSS-
    2001 Cannondale Bad...
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    That is about the same cost of time, effort and...

    That is about the same cost of time, effort and resources as buying new pads. A 15 minute bake in a toaster oven @450 works too.....:)
  15. I'm also 5'6" and my 2001 Bad Boy Ultra with...

    I'm also 5'6" and my 2001 Bad Boy Ultra with upgraded Magura brakes, XTR, SRAM X0 and Velocity 29er/Hope hubs wheels comes out to 19.8 pounds. I've been offered $1000 for it a few times, but I still...
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    Whatever, dude. If you "think" my Bad Boy is not...

    Whatever, dude. If you "think" my Bad Boy is not a comfort hybrid....it's all back on you.
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    The Cannondale Bad Boy giantcfr1 is referring to...

    The Cannondale Bad Boy giantcfr1 is referring to requires a mountain BB and crankset, ideally. However, the spindle thread clearance of an Ultegra 6700 road crankset is sufficient to accommodate a...
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    Upright seating position, front suspension and...

    Upright seating position, front suspension and sloping top tube. Just because I don't have an adjustable stem, V-brakes, chainguard and gigantic, padded saddle disqualifies my bike from being a...
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    I use a Mountain Bottom Bracket(XTR), which has...

    I use a Mountain Bottom Bracket(XTR), which has the three 1mm spacers, with two spacers on the non-drive side and one drive. The cranks are actually Cyclocross(172.5mm FSA Energy 2x10 36-46t).
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    Hey, its still a comfort hybrid to me....

    Hey, its still a comfort hybrid to me....
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    2001 Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra

    Saved from a metal scrapyard -this 19-pounder BEGS me to ride it fast(19mph avg):
    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/Dilberto88/Light%20Bikes/DSC_0093_zpsdf6c8b83.jpg
  22. The poor battery life of the iPod, while exposed...

    The poor battery life of the iPod, while exposed outside makes this NOT feasible.
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    Slipping in sandy descents means you are lacking...

    Slipping in sandy descents means you are lacking momentum. A bit of speed can be your friend. Unfortunately, CX brakes that are NOT hydraulic, have a distinct on/off feel. The lack of modulation...
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    Accidental Unclip Descending

    I ride in the SoCal Low Desert, which is some of the most inhospitable and rugged terrain, for MTB. Today, on a trail I have ridden over 200 times without incident - my right foot came unclipped...
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    You just fitted gearing slower than you can walk...

    You just fitted gearing slower than you can walk the bike!
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