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  1. Thread: Upgrade Advice

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    How much faith do you have in Chinese carbon :)?...

    How much faith do you have in Chinese carbon :)? Willing to go used? How much are you willing to spend? 1kg is a lot of weight to loose on a bike that is already decent. I'm sure you can cut a...
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    and I agree to a certain point but walmart sells...

    and I agree to a certain point but walmart sells mtn bikes from $75 to $400+ now. I'm not saying I'd rather have one of those $400 walmart bikes but I wouldn't pay $400 for your raleigh or my...
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    At a certain point everything hits beater value...

    At a certain point everything hits beater value and KBB for cars or BBB in this case doesn't work. Your raleigh has hit that point where it really isn't worth much but if somebody needs a decent...
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    The + specifically the 27.5+ seems to be the...

    The + specifically the 27.5+ seems to be the hotness ATM. One of my riding buddies just a bought a 27.5+ and it does look nice on the marginal days where it is a bit muddy but not muddy enough to...
  5. Thread: Shocks

    by Canker
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    Is the a first mountain bike? I guess you would...

    Is the a first mountain bike? I guess you would classify that as a trail/all mountain bike. It has a slacker 68 degree head angle than a XC bike which is usually 70 degrees which means it will be a...
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    Sounds like you are the perfect person for a...

    Sounds like you are the perfect person for a slack hardtail. Something like say a NS Bikes Eccentric. I swear I'm not biased because I own one :). Lots of people make these slack hardtails now and...
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    http://www.upcyclethat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014...

    http://www.upcyclethat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/handlebar_bike_rack4.jpg
    or something like that
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    I ride with a lot of different people some slower...

    I ride with a lot of different people some slower and some faster and some way way faster. Those way way faster guys are still way way faster than me no matter what they are on and most of them are...
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    Just google "truck pvc bike rack" There are tons...

    Just google "truck pvc bike rack" There are tons of custom built racks people have came up with for truck beds.
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    meh. Changing the oil once a year isn't that...

    meh. Changing the oil once a year isn't that hard at least that is all I do for my Fox forks. I think they recommend doing it every 30 hours of riding or something ridiculous like that but who the...
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    Some seem to come off really easy and some are a...

    Some seem to come off really easy and some are a huge PITA. On the PITA ones I've taken narrow needle nose pliers on the rollers to force them together while also squeezing them on the sides. I...
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    Weight is important when we are talking about...

    Weight is important when we are talking about 10lbs not so much when we are talking about a .1lb and it also depends on where that weight savings comes from. Wheel weight makes a lot more difference...
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    Well that 31.5 pound Marin hardtail I'm sure had...

    Well that 31.5 pound Marin hardtail I'm sure had a crap fork on too which wasn't helping either. Lightness is over rated but dropping 10lbs will make a difference.
  14. Thread: HItch Bike Rack

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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MmdENe5PjYo/VpV...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MmdENe5PjYo/VpV90mgxPUI/AAAAAAAABmw/M2VZojscgvU/s640-Ic42/20160112_161041.jpg...
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    Yes go for the best fork you can. I don't know...

    Yes go for the best fork you can. I don't know much about that Manitou's on the Acid but Manitou has a pretty good rep compared to suntour though suntour does also make some pretty good air forks. ...
  16. Thread: HItch Bike Rack

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    Yeah if you don't mind spending the money 1UP is...

    Yeah if you don't mind spending the money 1UP is the way to go. If you are just going to carry one bike most of the time you can just get the single and leave it on all the time. It folds up very...
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    Just to throw more useless info out there for the...

    Just to throw more useless info out there for the hell of it. I loaned my friend my surly karate monkey rigid for our last ride while his full squish cannondale is out of commission for a rear shock...
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    I'd forget the thudbuster. My newest steel 27.5...

    I'd forget the thudbuster. My newest steel 27.5 hardtail that I bought used came with a cannondale save carbon seatpost which are made to flex a bit. Man that thing is smooth and that post is a lot...
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    I have one ride on a Fox DOSS dropper so I don't...

    I have one ride on a Fox DOSS dropper so I don't have a lot of experience but I could really tell it was help full in a few select places. I'm sure if I road it more I'd find more and more places it...
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    I'd wire brush off all that I could and use one...

    I'd wire brush off all that I could and use one of the products that chemically changes the rust like POR 15 or naval jelly.
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    If your crescent wrench is clean, mine are all...

    If your crescent wrench is clean, mine are all filthy from working on oily things. Clean the rotor when finished either way.
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    Or just use your hands. All you have to do is...

    Or just use your hands. All you have to do is spin the wheel and listen/look at where it is rubbing. Push/pull the rotor away from the pad where it is rubbing. Repeat until it stops.
  23. check you local craigslist first. I see trainers...

    check you local craigslist first. I see trainers on there all the time. Most are cheap ones but it isn't uncommon to find a good fluid trainer either. Riding friend just bought a cycleops fluid 2...
  24. Or you can just keep your current crank and...

    Or you can just keep your current crank and remove your chainrings and replace them with a single narrow wide chain ring like so
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  25. Again you only bring up the ultra expensive 11...

    Again you only bring up the ultra expensive 11 speed Sram stuff when they also have a GX line which is much MUCH cheaper, $100 cassette. You have to get out of this rut. Their cheaper GX line has...
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