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Old 01-24-18, 06:48 AM
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Any other suggestions?

I think the crankset is one of the best way to start the upgrade, but even suspension is something hot for me. What is your best as a Birdy owner???

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Old 01-24-18, 10:27 AM
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Luca, this is what I am using right now. Ridea front suspension.


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Old 01-24-18, 01:20 PM
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Luca, this is what I am using right now. Ridea front suspension.

And do you feel it better than the original ones?
What about weight comparization?

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Old 01-25-18, 08:00 AM
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Yes, I would like to know how heavy that Ridea is. The link says its not hydraulic so it's just an expensive spring with a quick return? I wonder why no one has made a real shock for this bike yet? Even radio controlled cars and trucks have real adjustable hydraulic shocks.

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Even radio controlled cars and trucks have real adjustable hydraulic shocks
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I feel it too...

I've always liked Birdys, and I am feeling the new GT. The problem for me, though, is that if prefer the touring version with SRAM DualDriveIII hub. 11-34T is simply not enough range for me and my terrain. Plus, plus... I am feeling the Reach GT even more!

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Anyhow... anyone feeling the new Birdy GT? Fatter knobby tires, cable/hydro brakes, and 10 speeds sounds more gravel ready than most folders. ...



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Old 01-26-18, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Monumentale View Post
And do you feel it better than the original ones?
What about weight comparization?

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While I never even tried 3rd party suspension elements on my Birdy, I am very sceptical there is any real advantage wrt purely suspension performance. There may be other reasons though.
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Old 01-26-18, 07:02 PM
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The SRAM DualDrive III hub is back for 2018 in the NEW BIRDY Touring 3x8.


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The R&M website has replaced the Dual Drive Birdy with the Birdy Touring. Instead of the dual drive, they have 9 speed 9-32T cassette. But I couldn't find information about the hub or the list of all the cogs. The page only states that the cassette is from Sunrace. I'm curious about their spacing. There would be big jumps somewhere. Alternatively I think it may be possible to fit 11-34 or 11-36 on as small as 16" wheels with a Shimano Zee derailleur which has a very short cage.
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Old 01-26-18, 07:16 PM
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I raced MTB's and I was taught to never stand. Once you stand your rear wheel is likely to loose traction and spin freely in the trails.

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Well, yes and no. Sometimes you need to stand. In order to temporarily spike power, or to maintain balance. But that's the beauty, art, skill of MTB; one needs to gauge on the fly how much to lean forward or backward when standing up so as to not lose traction in the rear. Oh, I miss those days!
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I found an actual adjustable hydraulic shock for the Birdy from Multi-S. I suspected someone must make a real shock for this bike, but wow this is expensive.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Birdy-100-285-Adjustable-Hydraulic-front-suspension-shock-Multi-S-G5-PLUS/192340072672?hash=item2cc85c98e0:g:mmAAAOSwTmtZ6swB
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And do you feel it better than the original ones?
What about weight comparization?

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It is stiffer compared to original.

Watch the video on how it works.

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Would you...?

Would you buy a Birdy Touring generation II with SRAM DualDrive new for $1,350?
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Old 02-03-18, 07:06 AM
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Would you buy a Birdy Touring generation II with SRAM DualDrive new for $1,350?
I've read the gen3 has over 100 design changes and it feels much more solid. I wouldn't buy a gen2 unless it was $600 because knowing there is something better would annoy me. I never hear of people online complaining about the gen2 though.
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Old 02-03-18, 07:18 AM
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So all this hanging around in this thread motivated me to get a Birdy GT. Full suspension, disc brakes, and a reasonable folded size were a new combination my other bikes don't have. Sadly I cut halfway through my index finger while cooking so can't ride for a week. I already swapped the grips and plan to swap the pedals, but will wait for a shakedown ride to decide if the saddle has to go. I thought it would be interesting to compare the sizes of bikes.


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Old 02-03-18, 11:55 AM
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Does anyone have a link to a good source for 20 wheels. I have the 9 speed capreo disc brake Birdy. Thanks in advance.
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Amazing collection, ttakata73!
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Yeah wellcome to the Birdy owner team ;-)
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Old 02-05-18, 06:29 AM
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Update us to every valuable ugrade you'll do to your GT
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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
Well, yes and no. Sometimes you need to stand. In order to temporarily spike power, or to maintain balance. But that's the beauty, art, skill of MTB; one needs to gauge on the fly how much to lean forward or backward when standing up so as to not lose traction in the rear. Oh, I miss those days!
Funny.
I caame from a BMX racing background where sitting is extremely rare. Just for a pose in qualifiers as you are well ahead going over the line.
A top rider I knew had his seat high and did sit down around the corners sometimes. He is the only person that did this I knew.
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Old 02-06-18, 05:38 AM
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...Full suspension, disc brakes, and a reasonable folded size were a new combination my other bikes don't have.
I lack a bike with these characteristics. I have not discounted a Birdy (or Reach). Problem - i already gave too many bikes...
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ttakata73, where can I buy a 451 rim or 451 wheelset in Bangkok? Thanks.
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Search for my 'The Bikes of Bangkok' thread. Several bike shop suggestions there. Also look up Wheelsport for distributors in Bangkok.

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ttakata73, where can I buy a 451 rim or 451 wheelset in Bangkok? Thanks.

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What is the biggest tire a 406-wheel converted Birdy can take?

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mudguard for birdy new classic

hey all,

i need mudguard recommendation for birdy new classic that can easily be uninstalled.. i dont really like the looks of the bike with mudguard but need it for this rainy season.. preferably seatpost mounted

been eyeing some mudguard options from zefal, topeak and tacx but they make it only for MTBs
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mudguards

For many years (since 1996) I have just used a cut down plastic mudguard attached to the rear with a small L-bracket. Same on the front. Fantastic, and total cost about $5. You can use one sold for MTBs or a child's bike.
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