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02-09-12, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,686
Posted By shiggy

Because I ride in the hooks, not the bar tops....

Because I ride in the hooks, not the bar tops. The latter is the worst place to have your hands for control or hard efforts.
12-06-11, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By shiggy

http://mtbtires.com/site2 I have measured a few

http://mtbtires.com/site2
I have measured a few
12-06-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By shiggy

http://mtbtires.com/site2/tire-specs/48-kenda/53-k...

http://mtbtires.com/site2/tire-specs/48-kenda/53-kenda-tire-specs
11-21-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,682
Posted By shiggy

Are you sure RC had anything to do with the...

Are you sure RC had anything to do with the article? He left MBA nearly a year ago.
11-10-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,534
Posted By shiggy

Yup, You want a stem with short reach, big rise...

Yup, You want a stem with short reach, big rise for dropbars.
11-10-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By shiggy

I have a buddy with a similar FSR. Difficult to...

I have a buddy with a similar FSR. Difficult to impossible to find bearing/bushings for it, or service parts for the shock and fork.

Cheaper in the long run to find a more current full bouncy.
11-09-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,421
Posted By shiggy

Yes, Hookworms are a thick, stiff, heavy tire....

Yes, Hookworms are a thick, stiff, heavy tire. Those qualities do not make for an easy rolling tire, no matter the width.
11-03-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By shiggy

There are too many variations in tires to make a...

There are too many variations in tires to make a blanket statement.
First, the tire needs to be able to fit in your frame, regardless of the nominal size marked on the sidewall. You may find that...
10-24-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By shiggy

The Roam also has a wider angle lens than the HD....

The Roam also has a wider angle lens than the HD.

I picked the HD for my second POV vidcam for the 130 degree lens to go along with the 170 degree view I get with my Drift X170.
10-24-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By shiggy

The ContourHD is now a discontinued model and can...

The ContourHD is now a discontinued model and can be found all over (at least in the US) for $138 including Amazon.

For a camera with a preview, I have the Drift Innovations. It has a built in LCD...
10-24-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,317
Posted By shiggy

I ride gnarlier trails now than I did 10-15 years...

I ride gnarlier trails now than I did 10-15 years ago. Even more so than the terrain I started mtbing on 28 years ago.

I own lots of different bikes and have access to even more.
Lately most of...
10-24-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,945
Posted By shiggy

29" -- 700C, Same rim diameter. Most 29x2.0/2.1...

29" -- 700C, Same rim diameter. Most 29x2.0/2.1 tires will not fit in the Cross Check, though. The suggestions for the 1.75/1.8 Bontrager tires is right on. There is also the Schwalbe Smart Sam...
10-13-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,691
Posted By shiggy

On-One Ibred. Comes with vertical dropouts. ...

On-One Ibred. Comes with vertical dropouts.
http://on-one.co.uk/imgs/products/440x380_constWH/FROOIN26V3_P1.jpg
(http://shop.on-one-usa.com/collections/frames/products/on-one-inbred-swap-out-frame)
10-12-11, 11:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,691
Posted By shiggy

Of course. I ride rigid, hardtail and full...

Of course. I ride rigid, hardtail and full suspension 29ers. Never experienced any of the misconceptions you quoted.

"touring bike"? Shows his bias.
10-12-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By shiggy

Hagg is a no-go in the winter, as is most...

Hagg is a no-go in the winter, as is most singletrack.

I like riding the forest roads in the coast range. The gravel becomes firm/solid. Exploring the older double tracks is fun and it does not...
10-12-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,088
Posted By shiggy

On-One 456 ...

On-One 456
http://on-one.co.uk/imgs/products/440x380_constWH/FROO456-18-BRO-_P1.jpg (http://shop.on-one-usa.com/collections/frames/products/on-one-465-frame)

456 Summer Season (slacker HTA)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By shiggy

Look at the Marathon Plus. It has the added foam...

Look at the Marathon Plus. It has the added foam layer under the tread for puncture protection but it also offers some cushion against pinch flats. The total air volume is lower, though, and you need...
07-25-11, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By shiggy

Short cage RDs work fine with a single chainring....

Short cage RDs work fine with a single chainring.

SRAM 9 and 10 speed derailleurs are not interchangable. The shifter AND rear derailleur must match.
12-28-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By shiggy

Plus Salsa, On-One...

Plus Salsa, On-One...
12-27-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By shiggy

That is the bracket used on a post mount caliper...

That is the bracket used on a post mount caliper to mount to IS forks. Most calipers will already have it attached.
12-27-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By shiggy

I know of no mechanical (or current hydro) disc...

I know of no mechanical (or current hydro) disc caliper that is not a post mount, and uses a bracket for IS fork mounting. They will have the IS bracket bolted in place straight out of the box....
12-25-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By shiggy

Not cheap to buy new 9-speed parts if you are...

Not cheap to buy new 9-speed parts if you are going to switch (notice I did not say upgrade) to 10-speed any time soon.
12-24-10, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By shiggy

Then you have even less reason to change the...

Then you have even less reason to change the derailleurs now. 9-sp derailleurs are not compatible with 10-sp shifters. You will need to change the rear derailleur, shifter, cassette, and chain all at...
12-24-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,832
Posted By shiggy

Size is not an issue. Just do not expect a long...

Size is not an issue. Just do not expect a long life from the Ron, or good grip/low rolling resistance from either tire on pavement.

I would save at set of aggressive knobbies for your all...
12-24-10, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By shiggy

Actually, I can. When used with the same shifter,...

Actually, I can. When used with the same shifter, cassette, chain and cables, the performance difference between an XT and XTR derailleur is not detectable.
12-23-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,832
Posted By shiggy

If you have not purchased all four tires, I would...

If you have not purchased all four tires, I would add the Panaracer CG XC 2.1 to the mix. I like them front and rear. Fast rolling (pavement and dirt) and grip very well. Should wear better than most...
12-23-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By shiggy

Upgrading just makes the bike and your wallet...

Upgrading just makes the bike and your wallet lighter. At this point the weight difference is small.
12-23-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,832
Posted By shiggy

Do these four tires have to last for a full year...

Do these four tires have to last for a full year of use?
12-23-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By shiggy

I would not replace either derailleur, either....

I would not replace either derailleur, either. There is not significant performance difference between them. At this level the shifter has much more effect than the mechs.

Wait until the...
11-29-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By shiggy

There are no sussy forks compatible with the 1x1...

There are no sussy forks compatible with the 1x1 that will take a tire that large.
11-25-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By shiggy

Well, here are the official announcements from...

Well, here are the official announcements from On-One (http://on-one.co.uk/news/teams-and-riders/q/date/2010/11/25/on-one-buy-titus-bikes) (Planet X)

On-One Buy Titus Bikes!

We've got a new...
11-19-10, 11:43 AM
11-16-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By shiggy

And the rocks are not hitting the down tube?

And the rocks are not hitting the down tube?
11-16-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By shiggy

"most financially beneficial option"? For you or...

"most financially beneficial option"? For you or the seller? You have few options. Fox or Marizocchi and nothing low end.
11-16-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By shiggy

No. Shimano hubs are one-trick-ponies. Can not be...

No. Shimano hubs are one-trick-ponies. Can not be converted to any other axle type.
11-12-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,235
Posted By shiggy

Cost was all in the R&D as they were team only...

Cost was all in the R&D as they were team only race/engineering exercise bikes.

Weight was comparable to other pro level DH bikes.
11-12-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,235
Posted By shiggy

Jones. Ti and custom.

Jones. Ti and custom.
11-09-10, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By shiggy

Totally up to you.

Totally up to you.
11-09-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,044
Posted By shiggy

Simply say "may I get by, please?" Everyday...

Simply say "may I get by, please?"

Everyday trail riding is not racing. Be courteous to other trail users.

Without seeing you ride or the actual type of turn, I can not really help with your...
11-09-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,859
Posted By shiggy

Grip balance: You have been suffering from...

Grip balance:

You have been suffering from the rear tire losing traction and sliding around at a level below the grip level of the front tire. You may not be pushing to the edge of the front tire...
11-08-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,859
Posted By shiggy

I will assume you mean 2.20 as there is no Karma...

I will assume you mean 2.20 as there is no Karma 2.35.

I has used the big Karma and find it OK at best in chunky gravel.

I stand by my comment about keeping a reasonable front/rear grip...
11-08-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,859
Posted By shiggy

I am surprised the Karma is working in the...

I am surprised the Karma is working in the gravel. I suspect if you put a grippier tire on the rear you will find the front tire to be moving around more.
11-08-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By shiggy

Only 5mm of adjustment? Dang. I would want at...

Only 5mm of adjustment? Dang. I would want at least 10mm and 20mm would be better yet. The compromise of an XC race design.
11-08-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By shiggy

Lower end Shimano and SRAM (506, 406) are about...

Lower end Shimano and SRAM (506, 406) are about the only choices.
QR, loose ball, 6-bolt and in the 200-250g range.
11-08-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,859
Posted By shiggy

The El Moco is fine if you ride like Lopes. The...

The El Moco is fine if you ride like Lopes. The "gap tooth" design (no transition tread blocks) makes it squirrely if you just progressively lean the tire into the corners or ride a lot of hardpack....
11-08-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By shiggy

The only company I know of that makes loose ball...

The only company I know of that makes loose ball through axle hubs is Shimano. And those are only Centerlock. The CL to 6-bolt adaptors work really well.
11-08-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By shiggy

An inner tube would have gotten you home and with...

An inner tube would have gotten you home and with much higher pressure.
11-08-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,859
Posted By shiggy

I would put Excavators on both ends. Maxxis...

I would put Excavators on both ends.

Maxxis Advatage would work well, too.
11-07-10, 11:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,859
Posted By shiggy

Not at all similar.

Not at all similar.
11-07-10, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,859
Posted By shiggy

You may have a long wait. The Nexcavator was not...

You may have a long wait. The Nexcavator was not even talked about at this year's interbike, and Kenda is just starting to ship new tire models that were shown last year.
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