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  1. i don't care for 29ers cause i like my fat tire...

    i don't care for 29ers cause i like my fat tire full squish that i can handle easily but thats my opinion w/e 29ers have there place

    on a completely diff note somthin just poped into my head, why...
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    ^yeah basically, longer derailleur= able to...

    ^yeah basically, longer derailleur= able to handle greater change in chainlenght, so if you have a 1x9 on an 11-23 cassette there is very little diff in chain lenght between ur easy and hard gears,...
  3. http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2008/04/1...

    http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2008/04/17/RD-M810-480-90-480-70.jpg

    pretty short, work well with that 11-23

    if you like the old stuff thats cool w/e (if if you don't wanna drop the $$...
  4. they make at least a mid cage xt, and doesn't the...

    they make at least a mid cage xt, and doesn't the saint come in a short cage? i assume you mean DH for a short cage (single front close ratio rear) so wouldn't the xtra spring power and less bashing...
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    do you not wear a helmet cause your such a...

    do you not wear a helmet cause your such a "skilled" that you don't fall? Well you prolly do where a helmet, even on easy rides, so why is that? Well somtimes **** happens and you can't really...
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    saw the title and was really hopeing for a pic or...

    saw the title and was really hopeing for a pic or somthin that was like "your mom"
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    if that trading doesn't work out the sd-5s are...

    if that trading doesn't work out the sd-5s are like the same thing but w/o cartridge pads and i think they don't come with the long noodle, you could get sd5s and buy jagwire cartridge pads or...
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    yeah but u'll bend a rim eventually, and you sill...

    yeah but u'll bend a rim eventually, and you sill might have somthin go wrong on ur "bike" so i'd just skip the bike altogether and go for a run, or if you really wanna have fun you could run around...
  9. cactus thorn holes ect will be sealed by stans,...

    cactus thorn holes ect will be sealed by stans, so if you expect lots of thorns put a little xtra stans in, that stuff is amazing,

    what i was saying about sewing is for larger tears in the...
  10. never used the hutchinson, new a guy who used the...

    never used the hutchinson, new a guy who used the velox one i think and it seemed to work fine, just sew it up with some dental floss or really strong thread (if its a big rip) glue it up, put a...
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    I run on dirt paths when i run for longer, quick...

    I run on dirt paths when i run for longer, quick runs are on blacktop which is a tad softer than sidewalk cement (I don't run in the road, there a paths near me)

    never found it to help mtn bikin...
  12. yes diff travel forks have diff overall heights,...

    yes diff travel forks have diff overall heights, the headshock axle to crown is within a few mm of the fox f120, but idk if you used those press in things, if you used a converter headset (like the...
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    711, or 28in, can't stand narrow bars on my mtn...

    711, or 28in, can't stand narrow bars on my mtn bike, wide bars give me more leverage and more control. For the record i shoudl use 42cm bars on my road bike, but i use 40cm ones cause I like em...
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    i really like the look of the slx 665, thats what...

    i really like the look of the slx 665, thats what i wanna get, its a tad heavier than the 660 cause its stronger and has steel pedal inserts, but its comes with a bash and a 36t ring, which i'd have...
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    +1 for hammering, but sometimes the rest of your...

    +1 for hammering, but sometimes the rest of your derail is bent too (i know, how does that happen) if after hammering and bending or w/e you mount it back up and it looks crooked, or it doesn't shift...
  16. pretty much exactly what i'm saying,

    pretty much exactly what i'm saying,
  17. surreal: qbp as a minimum order that you have...

    surreal:

    qbp as a minimum order that you have to place they will not exept orders under like 200 wholesale or somthin, so he can't push your order thru unless unless he buys 150 in BS, and once...
  18. http://mahopa.de/bilder/funny-forum-pictures/no-ho...

    http://mahopa.de/bilder/funny-forum-pictures/no-hope-for-this-thread.jpg

    original question: how to get a good deal from ur lbs
    answer: Be nice, be chill, be patient, then ask in a chill niceguy...
  19. if he still has the bike, especially on less...

    if he still has the bike, especially on less expensive or popular bikes, why give you a deal? they know they can just sell it to the next guy for more, supply and demand,

    or are you saying you got...
  20. wholesale is about 75% of retail on a bike,...

    wholesale is about 75% of retail on a bike, varying a tad from shop to shop, then you have to factor in the 2hrs of assembly labor, and all the other cost of running a shop, rent, insurance, pay ur...
  21. markup goes down % wise as price goes up, in fact...

    markup goes down % wise as price goes up, in fact i've heard that bike manufacturers lose money on their top end roadbikes, they just build em for the pros and so their name looks better, but really...
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    not normaly a fan of the lefty, seems to work...

    not normaly a fan of the lefty, seems to work just fine (unlike the headshock) but its not really any lighter than an f120, exept the carbon one that thing is so light it would be worth the leftyness...
  23. i've got an etrex legend cx that i got for cheep...

    i've got an etrex legend cx that i got for cheep for hiking and stuff, when i first started mtnbiking i put it on the handlbars, but i soon got worried that i would smash it, also it was hard to read...
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    a newer float won't need an adapter, an older one...

    a newer float won't need an adapter, an older one will need the tab adapter for 160mm rotors, 5 bucks at ur lbs
  25. Thread: pumps

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    Poll: normal pump in my camelbak (topeak master blaster...

    normal pump in my camelbak (topeak master blaster DX, btw can't believe they actually named a pump that lol) but i carry co2 for races to save time (and energy)

    co2 on the road cause less flats,...
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