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05-23-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By achc

I will rather get a set of BB7 instead of Juicy 3

I will rather get a set of BB7 instead of Juicy 3
05-21-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By achc

All levers for mechanical brakes are the same....

All levers for mechanical brakes are the same. Just don't get old school levers which are design for cantilever brakes only. I don't really mean old school...only for mtb as cross still use canti...
05-21-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By achc

Looks like you got bladed hose as well and mine...

Looks like you got bladed hose as well and mine don't :(
O well, lets see how my turns out. I am looking forward to try out the performance.
After I bought it, I notice there are some on eBay for...
05-20-09, 07:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,843
Posted By achc

I would love to get a belt drive system. I am a...

I would love to get a belt drive system. I am a mountain biker. I have a gear bike but also a SS for training and fun and sometimes I even race with it.

The advantage with belt drive: easy to...
05-20-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By achc

Do you really need hydraulics disk brake or will...

Do you really need hydraulics disk brake or will mechanical do? I totally do not recommend Hayes and Avid Juicys altho I had both. If your budget is below $200, you won't get a decent hydraulics disc...
05-20-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,979
Posted By achc

I would love to but in any races I do, we are not...

I would love to but in any races I do, we are not allow.
05-20-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,498
Posted By achc

Does it actually move (wheel turns) or it feels...

Does it actually move (wheel turns) or it feels like something is loose? When you lock on the brakes and rock the bike, its usually to test out if anything is loose like quick release, headset, hubs,...
05-18-09, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By achc

Just got a set of K24 without rotors in white for...

Just got a set of K24 without rotors in white for $260. Looks like you got a sweet deal.

Was the $220 in white or silver? Because silver is cheaper (I don't know why)0
05-15-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By achc

Do you recall the price and do you mind stating...

Do you recall the price and do you mind stating it?
05-15-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By achc

Interesting... I guess I will mostly get a...

Interesting...

I guess I will mostly get a set of K24. Lots of my friends say Marta are perfect but non of them have tried Formula. I have heard pretty good feedback on those.

Marta is cool but...
05-15-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By achc

Thanks for all the input. sstorkel: I am...

Thanks for all the input.

sstorkel: I am sure the Marta are better then the BB7 in terms of modulation. You also have more control and can drag it where BB7 is either on or off. That is worst with...
05-14-09, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By achc

Thanks mcoomer for the suggestion. I have...

Thanks mcoomer for the suggestion.

I have heard stories about setting up these brakes is a pain. I had Magura HS33 Hydraulics rim brake and boy where they hard to setup and bleed. I ended up...
05-13-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By achc

Disc Brake (Magura Marta?)

I am in the market looking for a new set of hydraulics disc brake for my XC rig.

I have own quite a few already:
Hayes HMX-1, Hayes Nine, Hayes El Camino
Avid BB5, BB7, Juicy 5, Juicy 7
Hope...
05-04-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,587
Posted By achc

Single Speed 26 vs 29er

I am a mountain biker riding a single speed.
I currently have a 26" SS with 2:1 Gear ratio (34/18).

I am looking into 29er and esp. SS!
With the larger diameter wheel, in order to match the...
03-25-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,302
Posted By achc

100% uncomfortable it is uncomfortable to...

100% uncomfortable

it is uncomfortable to hike with another kind of mtb gear on.
I once had to hike 30 mins in the dark due to a flat ... didn't bring a spare and almost ran out of charge on my...
03-25-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By achc

Times are great...all my friends told me to...

Times are great...all my friends told me to switch to eggbeater but I still haven't yet. Times are heavy tho.

The cleats are the same.....and here is a thing....when I started using times for MTB...
03-25-09, 10:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,192
Posted By achc

Nevegal are great for all rounder. Don't be in...

Nevegal are great for all rounder. Don't be in mud tho.
If you do XC more, get Kenda Small Block 8
If more AM, Nevegal should be ok.

IRC Serac XC if you can find them (the made in Japan ones...
06-13-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,160
Posted By achc

I will stick with Santa Cruz Heckler or Giant. ...

I will stick with Santa Cruz Heckler or Giant.

I personally don't like the 'dumb' smarty brain shock of Specialized.
06-13-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By achc

The C as you already know stands for two things....

The C as you already know stands for two things. It actually stands for T and C.

The low speed compression is an adjustment which you can control the speed of compression when you hit a drop. It...
06-13-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,665
Posted By achc

I will get Reba over R7. R7 is light but its...

I will get Reba over R7. R7 is light but its flexy. Not stable for high speed racing. I found Fox better then Reba tho. R7 is cheaper and sounds like it gives you a lot of technology. But its not a...
05-28-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By achc

+2

+2
05-28-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By achc

If you are going for 4x, it will be the Marzocchi...

If you are going for 4x, it will be the Marzocchi out of those four.

Reba Team - its an XC fork
Fox F100 RLC - its an XC fork
if you want Fox and do 4x, get a Talas or at least a Float! Not the...
05-28-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By achc

I don't think they have that in Canada .. else I...

I don't think they have that in Canada .. else I will get one
05-28-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,403
Posted By achc

ritchey true grip ii

ritchey true grip ii
05-28-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,960
Posted By achc

I really hate Bontrager tires....they just never...

I really hate Bontrager tires....they just never work properly whenever I tried them on any trails.
05-28-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,960
Posted By achc

Nevegal in theory are great tires with its DTC...

Nevegal in theory are great tires with its DTC which (should) give low rolling resistance on flat and smooth surface and tight grip when you corner. In theory, it sounds perfect.

However, they...
05-28-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By achc

Lots of my friends have the Edge 305 and they are...

Lots of my friends have the Edge 305 and they are having problems with signal in the woods.
04-01-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By achc

I own two Santa Cruz Chameleon...

I own two Santa Cruz Chameleon (http://www.santacruzmtb.com/chameleon/). If you are thinking about XC, I wouldn't suggest the Cove as its really heavy. Columbus tubing is good but Cove is overall...
04-01-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,440
Posted By achc

I have 125mm on my SC. I think anything up to...

I have 125mm on my SC. I think anything up to 140mm is reasonable. Anything more is not.
03-21-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By achc

Nice....wow...those are 08 XT Shifters...and they...

Nice....wow...those are 08 XT Shifters...and they are acting as spare parts? And those 970 XTR RD....with a Scandium frame, the weight should be pretty good. Its interesting that you have V brake and...
03-10-08, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,187
Posted By achc

Sram or Wipperman are good...stay out of Shimano...

Sram or Wipperman are good...stay out of Shimano and KMC
03-08-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By achc

and then you can find it at Wal-Mart and everyone...

and then you can find it at Wal-Mart and everyone will have on the the street....but I will be scared to ride it...LOL
03-05-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,145
Posted By achc

Another one of these thread? Bike #1 ...

Another one of these thread?

Bike #1
Frame: Ventana El Fuego
Fork: Fox Forx F80 RLT
Stem: Thomson Elite
Handlebars: Easton CT2 (going to upgrade to EC90 CNT)
Grips: Ritchey True Grip II...
03-05-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,053
Posted By achc

MTBR.com will help you find some sources! ...

MTBR.com will help you find some sources!

Here is a list I have on had and bought from before:
http://www.cambriabike.com/
http://www.beyondbikes.com/
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com...
03-05-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By achc

When I saw the title of this thread...I was just...

When I saw the title of this thread...I was just wonder if this was ever posted....

http://delta7sports.com/products.html
03-03-08, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By achc

i like doing weekly race at my local area. its...

i like doing weekly race at my local area. its not long but fun and will prepare you for large racing events. It starts mid April here and my big race 24 hours is in late June.
10-31-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,322
Posted By achc

I used Shimano Deore line all the way to XTR and...

I used Shimano Deore line all the way to XTR and the only problem I notice is the XTR Ti series seems to have a problem. I have cracked one and so have some of my friends. And lots of them also had...
10-30-07, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By achc

Did you setup the spacer properly as well as...

Did you setup the spacer properly as well as tighten the star nut? Make sure the star nut isn't coming all the way up when you keep tightening it.
10-30-07, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,322
Posted By achc

Sram cassette are crap. No matter high end or...

Sram cassette are crap. No matter high end or low end, Shimano still seems to be doing better then Sram in cassette.
10-27-07, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By achc

its scam...has been removed

its scam...has been removed
10-27-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,290
Posted By achc

8k on that Ellsworth is a true value but you are...

8k on that Ellsworth is a true value but you are buying everything there at MSRP. I can hunt around LBS and on9BS and can save 25% for sure.

I build a new Ellsworth ISIS with SID, XT/XTR, CK...
10-27-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By achc

make sure it does not have internal headset...I...

make sure it does not have internal headset...I remember old Klein had internal headset and its a pain and $ to fix
10-27-07, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By achc

like someone mention... Kona Cannondale -...

like someone mention...

Kona
Cannondale - F600
Giant
Trek - 6 series
Specialized - Stumpy
Gary Fisher
10-27-07, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By achc

Nice bike...but I think you need a higher end...

Nice bike...but I think you need a higher end drivetain when you upgrade next time to match the frame. But this is a nice bike
10-16-07, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By achc

for a commuter bike....those aren't a good choice

for a commuter bike....those aren't a good choice
10-14-07, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By achc

I don't know much about Gary Fisher. However, I...

I don't know much about Gary Fisher. However, I think 07 Specialized Stumpjumper is a good starter bike. A friend of mine bought it this year and it has worked out good.
10-14-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By achc

It is always better to face. Just make sure you...

It is always better to face. Just make sure you don't face off too much which changes the width. Also, facing Disc brake tabs is a good make to align your caliper.
10-14-07, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By achc

A little over price in my budget view. I got a...

A little over price in my budget view. I got a Rocket V SLT Ti for $80. I will suggest you get a high end model....300g+ for the saddle is heavy
10-14-07, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By achc

Cateye? VDO?

Cateye? VDO?
10-13-07, 08:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,816
Posted By achc

Yes, NOIR 3.3 is light. It is the lightest and...

Yes, NOIR 3.3 is light. It is the lightest and perhaps the most expensive crank that Truvativ has. However, it doesn't work well in the one I encountered. I have mention it in my earlier post! ...
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