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    That might be alright, I thought about a 50T,...

    That might be alright, I thought about a 50T, just never see them on hybrids. If I added a 24 or 26 chainring I could probably get by with the 11-26 that I had seen before (which doesn't have the...
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    Yeah...and I find myself in 3-5 (48:16) and 3-6...

    Yeah...and I find myself in 3-5 (48:16) and 3-6 (48:14) a lot, 3-7 (48:12) is mainly a cruising or downhill gear. Just wish I had the 11T on the downhills (my wife's 8-speed is identical but adds...
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    Actually, I think I found the cheap 7-speed...

    Actually, I think I found the cheap 7-speed option I've been looking for; has anyone ever heard of Sunlite? ...
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    No, I'm looking to add the 48:11 which I can do...

    No, I'm looking to add the 48:11 which I can do in 7-speed but I would only have 28:28 (vs 32) for lowest gear.

    Also would like upgraded components since my (FD at least) has become a bit harder...
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    Well this gives me some new hope. My rim is only...

    Well this gives me some new hope. My rim is only 2 yes old (ZAC19 36-spoke upgrade from stock Alex 32's. I hear you on the 8-speed, which is why I was looking at 9 or 10 (sounds like 9 makes more...
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    The bad boy has its own type of front suspension....

    The bad boy has its own type of front suspension. Not sure if they all are, but the higher end ones come with a lefty style and it looks much shorter than your average cheapo dual-tube front...
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    I agree with this, but 3 lbs (in my bike) made a...

    I agree with this, but 3 lbs (in my bike) made a huge difference, especially since I've got at least as much weight in accessories (evened it out). I would have done the swap to rigid for no weight...
  8. Well a 400 mm fork will drop you around 30-40 mm...

    Well a 400 mm fork will drop you around 30-40 mm from your stock unless your front suspension is always completely compressed. Hopefully this doesn't result in something like tom d's (above pic). ...
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    Wow...I had no idea that rims were speed...

    Wow...I had no idea that rims were speed specific, I know not all brands are the same but just assumed all Shimano and SRAM compatible would work. I don't have the stock rear rim because that kept...
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    Yep...my bike was around $500 and the crappy...

    Yep...my bike was around $500 and the crappy non-lockout fork weighed over 5 lbs...and just sapped power every time I needed to pedal hard or uphill.
  11. Just measure your current fork and search for a...

    Just measure your current fork and search for a "suspension corrected" rigud fork that is about the same length. For mine it was 465mm and I can't tell any noticeable difference in ride height. ...
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    Upgrade from 3x7 to 3x9, 3x10?

    I have a 2011 Crosstrail with the stock Tourney (48/38/28 front) and Altus (7-speed 12-32T rear).

    I though I read somewhere that all deraileurs have the same range of motion and that the only...
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    I prefer rigid! Recently took the stock Suntour...

    I prefer rigid! Recently took the stock Suntour NVX shock (non-lockout version) off my 2011 Crosstrail and replaced it with a Surly Karate Monkey. This saved me nearly 3 lbs and made my bike WAY...
  14. And ended up going with the Karate Monkey for $85...

    And ended up going with the Karate Monkey for $85 shipped. Here's some pics including the weights of the stock fork and the new one (uncut shown). I cut around 2 to 2-1/2 inches of the steer tube...
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    Well that's kind of interesting. I know Giant...

    Well that's kind of interesting. I know Giant and really like their bikes and Merida is made right here in Germany. Been trying to figure out of they were a good name brand or not. I wouldn't let...
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    Like many of you I broke about 4 spokes on my...

    Like many of you I broke about 4 spokes on my 2011 Crosstrail but mine were within a month or two...maybe 250-300 miles. LBS did not cover any of the repairs and said it was normal to break a spoke...
  17. Guess this is a pretty old thread, but fitting...

    Guess this is a pretty old thread, but fitting because I'm wanting to do this on my 2011 Crosstrail. The pictures (minus tom d's) all look about the same as the original, so that's comforting. I...
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