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    I thought X5 was deore equivalent?

    I thought X5 was deore equivalent?
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    Rolling resistance is something I definatly felt...

    Rolling resistance is something I definatly felt when I went to wider knobbier tires. In combination with the wider gears I'm running this year seems alooooot slower and ost like I'm crawling thru...
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    I like to ride xc style trails. Bike same with...

    I like to ride xc style trails.
    Bike same with generic 1.95s, rode like a bicycle not overly grippy.
    Switched to 2.35 front 2.1 back, was abit nicer, more bite in the dirt for sure.
    Switched to...
  4. I ride a 70mm 5deg stem with a 710mm bar. I'm...

    I ride a 70mm 5deg stem with a 710mm bar. I'm happy on my xc
  5. Poll: Some will argue the validity of sportchek, but...

    Some will argue the validity of sportchek, but I've heard good things and they even carry reputable brands in GT and Jamis. I've heard that they give free lifetime tuneups aswell, but I can't be 100%...
  6. Imo they're both ok for what it is. I'd shoot for...

    Imo they're both ok for what it is. I'd shoot for something with disc brakes tho imo and the grip shifters eeeeh. Could always offer 150 if you're that concerned
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    A higher level shifter should cure your issue. I...

    A higher level shifter should cure your issue. I use an alivio trigger shifter and it has a little bit of lag between shifts however my buddys xt is almost instant. I'm switching to 9spd deores this...
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    Its not too bad. Full alivio is decent for entry...

    Its not too bad. Full alivio is decent for entry and an xcmm is ok for entry aswell (100mm travel w/ lockout). I'd suggest a new crankset and bb if you really feel the need to upgrade. The rest like...
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    what kind of cable casing is that? is it the same...

    what kind of cable casing is that? is it the same casing for brake and derailleur? how is it to cut/adjust? thats really cool stuff there...
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    Figure ill toss an actual bicycle into this...

    Figure ill toss an actual bicycle into this thread.
    Went from neighbourly donation to my self rebuilt prize.
    That's not even the oldest pic I have, it was more ragged.
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    700 is decent for an entry level from an lbs

    700 is decent for an entry level from an lbs
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    I personally wouldn't drop anything on painting...

    I personally wouldn't drop anything on painting that. She's a beauty as is, and the wheels on it are nice. If they're straight and spin nice, why get a fancy 650b wheel?
  13. Ill second that. I've been running a mega 9 deore...

    Ill second that. I've been running a mega 9 deore back, mega 9 alivio front and a 9spd raceface ride crankset with 8spd alivio shifters 7/8 spd chain and an 8spd hg-30 cassette successfully
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    If you want to get into mtb, don't go with the...

    If you want to get into mtb, don't go with the cheaper bikes direct fat bikes. Imo go with the classic 26" be it fs or hardtail. You'll get the best worth for your dollar. If you're dead set on a...
  15. I ride a 20" norco mountaineer (yes I know, def...

    I ride a 20" norco mountaineer (yes I know, def not a stupy) but I'm also 5'11 and now that I've ridden it abit I've def been playing with the idea of an 18.5
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    I'm biased toward hardtail but that cindercone...

    I'm biased toward hardtail but that cindercone looks nice. Good specs too. Maybe try to knock it down a few dollaz yo.
    The vagueness of the fs bike says stolen to me but I could be wrong. They're...
  17. Hint: if you use the 2.5 and the 2.3, use the...

    Hint: if you use the 2.5 and the 2.3, use the bigger tire up front
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    Suspect Brooks saddle?

    There is a local selling a brooks which is kinda nice and I wouldn't mind for my Empire. But something doesn't look right on the back plate. The name plate doesn't look like what I've usually seen....
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    I use a raceface ride xc crankset. Its an...

    I use a raceface ride xc crankset. Its an extrernal bb with isis splines on the nondriveside connection.
    Cost me a cool 100 bones. Its a nice upgrade vs the cheap squaretaper suntour crank my bike...
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    470? that's a pretty dope bike and its got...

    470? that's a pretty dope bike and its got upgrades in awesome areas.
  21. On the plus side, morphine can be fun :p

    On the plus side, morphine can be fun :p
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    Looks like a good bike to pull my kids trailer :p

    Looks like a good bike to pull my kids trailer :p
  23. I use a raceface ride xc crankset. It comes with...

    I use a raceface ride xc crankset. It comes with an external bb and comparable price to the deore (perhaps less). They also make a ride allmountain if you require a lil more beef.
    They come in...
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    I kinda wish my top tube had some more slope to...

    I kinda wish my top tube had some more slope to it, perhaps an17- 18" frame would fix that.
    I wonder if a solid chromo axle swap would fix the bent axle problem.
    I'd also like a higher end frame,...
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    A lil soul searching (ok ok window shopping lol)...

    A lil soul searching (ok ok window shopping lol) and I found if I step down a couple years that maybe I can get my hands on a nice sasquatch or bigfoot. I like norco and they seem to be the only...
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