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Old 04-05-10, 12:17 AM
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downhill parts for XC

i'm not experience in mtb. but i'm getting into xc and singletrack. i'm building up a ride or two bit by bit. i have an offer that is a steal on a shimano saint rear der. $20. i think it's usually 80 or so. i know saint is made for downhill, but is there any reason to not use it for xc? i mean, downhill stuff is just beafy tough, right? so a little extra strength can't hurt. and how would this rule apply with other components as well?
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Old 04-05-10, 01:00 AM
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A little extra strength, but most likely a little more weight. I haven't used Saint myself though so wait for someone to confirm.
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Strength.. weight.. don't forget you need the saint hub to go with it. It doesn't go on like a regular derailleur.
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i did not know it needs the saint hub. that voids the worth-itness of this offer. thank you.
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What model Saint? If current generation, it does not mount to the axle,.
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Being an XL-sized rider, I have used DH parts for years: rims, tires, tubes, hubs, stems, bras, cranks & BBs.
I still break them occasionally.
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Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
Being an XL-sized rider, I have used DH parts for years: rims, tires, tubes, hubs, stems, bras, cranks & BBs.
I still break them occasionally.
DH specific bras?
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I think you posted that already and that you still need to fix a small spelling error.
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You gotta be careful, though. Too many downhill parts on your trail bike will make it weigh 40 lbs. and cause it to wander off to Whistler.

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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
I think you posted that already and that you still need to fix a small spelling error.
That error might make sense.............for some.
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Downhill bras have extra support. I've never broken a bra though. You must have some pretty big boobs.
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Originally Posted by Zephyr11 View Post
Downhill bras have extra support. I've never broken a bra though. You must have some pretty big boobs.
Wahoo!!
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