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07-27-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,612
Posted By ShimmerFade

Glad it worked out for you! That Komodo looks...

Glad it worked out for you! That Komodo looks pretty fun.
07-16-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,660
Posted By ShimmerFade

Nice 456c toastedone, I had to decide between...

Nice 456c toastedone, I had to decide between that and my Sovereign. The Sov won out because it was cheaper at the time, and I didn't want to have to deal with carbon paste or the worry of it...
07-15-12, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By ShimmerFade

If you are worried about TT length then take a...

If you are worried about TT length then take a look at some of the AM hardtail frames with a lower, but longer TT (On-One 456, Ragley Blue Pig, Evil Sovereign, Cotic BFe, etc..).
Maybe the KM...
07-15-12, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,612
Posted By ShimmerFade

I have a stubbing stem, and it seems to work...

I have a stubbing stem, and it seems to work pretty decently. I just measured, and stack height is 30mm if you were still wondering.
07-07-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,660
Posted By ShimmerFade

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Here is my Sovereign. It is a great bike, really...
05-31-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By ShimmerFade

I selected number one. I find that many things...

I selected number one. I find that many things have a point, while others are completely overkill. Things i really appreciate are 130mm+ travel, a frame with a slackish HA, 2x9 with bash and chain...
04-18-12, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By ShimmerFade

I would just get out there and climb, and when a...

I would just get out there and climb, and when a lower gear gets too easy see how you do shifting one up. As you probably know, in order to climb faster you have to put in the hours. I ride an Evil...
04-13-12, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By ShimmerFade

That looks like a good first bike for sure. ...

That looks like a good first bike for sure. Giant usually gives a pretty good price to performance ratio. Just remember if you are serious about MTB and ride a lot that you should set some money...
04-13-12, 12:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,716
Posted By ShimmerFade

Wtf are BG panties? Will they help me ride...

Wtf are BG panties? Will they help me ride faster? What colors do they come in?
04-05-12, 02:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,716
Posted By ShimmerFade

Do it if you can man, sometimes it is less...

Do it if you can man, sometimes it is less expensive than living in the US. You may never have another chance outside of school to do something like it. I was also a screw up in high school, and...
04-04-12, 01:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,716
Posted By ShimmerFade

You can't let bastards/a-holes get you down too...

You can't let bastards/a-holes get you down too much.

Working in the clinic there are so many ungrateful people who have no idea how much the team puts in to help them get better and be able to...
04-03-12, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,646
Posted By ShimmerFade

So you would have to get off the bike? I would...

So you would have to get off the bike? I would personally not be interested because getting off the bike is what takes the longest in terms of saddle height adjustment for me, but maybe others who...
04-02-12, 02:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,716
Posted By ShimmerFade

It is mainly the way the shops in my specific...

It is mainly the way the shops in my specific area are set up. My local bike store has a decently large inventory of bike stuff, but are usually absolutely terrible with any specific mechanical or...
04-02-12, 12:40 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,716
Posted By ShimmerFade

I don't think it is tacky at all...

I don't think it is tacky at all personally...cheap I'll agree with that. I am a very clean person, and the helmets already had, OMG, finger prints on them because they were, GASP, set out on a big...
04-01-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By ShimmerFade

Aluminium is my least favorite material, but it...

Aluminium is my least favorite material, but it is a jack of all trades, and cheaper than the others (except cheap steel).

I personally went with steel over CF because it is hard for me to get...
04-01-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,716
Posted By ShimmerFade

I'm guilty of trying on helmets at the bike shop...

I'm guilty of trying on helmets at the bike shop then ordering online. I'm a student on a really limited budget, so I try to save a dollar where I can. In this case I got a helmet for $60 that...
03-23-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,975
Posted By ShimmerFade

I have a Dakine 3L that is awesome. Perfect for...

I have a Dakine 3L that is awesome. Perfect for MTB or any longer ride. I can carry an extra tube, mini pump, mini tool, extra layers in winter, cell phone, keys, and muesli bars with room to spare...
03-17-12, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By ShimmerFade

If you aren't super concerned with riding with a...

If you aren't super concerned with riding with a roadie group you can easily slap some slick, as skinny as your rims can take tires on an MTB, and do pretty good on the road. I take my MTB over my...
03-17-12, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By ShimmerFade

Yea, I still don't think they have released...

Yea, I still don't think they have released pricing info on the Undead lol, but it seems like they are starting to get it together. I really like their designs and geo, and hope to see them do well.
03-16-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By ShimmerFade

Evil Uprising Prototype

This is a pretty sweet looking frame. Looks like a good all day all over the mountain frame.
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03-07-12, 01:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,268
Posted By ShimmerFade

Keep in mind how hot and humid it gets in Tulsa. ...

Keep in mind how hot and humid it gets in Tulsa. A full face in summer may end up doing more damage by causing the engine to overheat ;). If you can afford two helmets you could get both to try out.
03-06-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,268
Posted By ShimmerFade

Cool man! Mountain biking rocks, and Turkey Mt...

Cool man! Mountain biking rocks, and Turkey Mt is surprisingly decent. I forgot to say that there are also quite a few thorns that like stick in the tires (primarily to the north if I remember...
03-06-12, 12:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,268
Posted By ShimmerFade

Are you riding at Turkey Mt? It is a nice little...

Are you riding at Turkey Mt? It is a nice little trail complex. I've only ridden there for a couple of weeks in total (enough to have covered the majority of trails), and from my experience a full...
03-05-12, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By ShimmerFade

I wear a liner/bike shorts with chamois under mtb...

I wear a liner/bike shorts with chamois under mtb shorts. Works really well for me. I like specific biking outer shorts because of the seam placement, and material choice. I have to have something...
03-02-12, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,475
Posted By ShimmerFade

The main thing is that every point along the...

The main thing is that every point along the system of your syringe, little piece of tube, and where you connect the tube to the caliper is air tight. The syringe also needs to be able to hold about...
02-29-12, 01:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,956
Posted By ShimmerFade

The weight difference between cheaper and more...

The weight difference between cheaper and more expensive brakes isn't huge. In your budget you will not find too much difference I would imagine, and a lighter brake may also be less durable. ...
02-27-12, 12:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,956
Posted By ShimmerFade

You should match your rotors to the attachment...

You should match your rotors to the attachment you have. Shimano also has centerlock rotors and hubs. If your current discs are not connected with 6 bolts then they are probably centerlock.
02-26-12, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,956
Posted By ShimmerFade

I would go with Shimano SLX or XT hydros. Both...

I would go with Shimano SLX or XT hydros. Both get really positive reviews. I have heard of one specific XT model leaking oil in colder weather though. I forget which one it was (there are only 2...
02-26-12, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By ShimmerFade

Well it can take disc brakes, so you are good...

Well it can take disc brakes, so you are good there. If you are going to be running the same size rotors you need no adapter. If you are going to be running a larger rotor in the front you would...
02-25-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By ShimmerFade

Some of the mavic offerings are pretty nice. ...

Some of the mavic offerings are pretty nice. I've got a EN521 on the back, which would probably be too much for non abusive XC, but if its quality speaks for other mavic products I would say give...
02-25-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By ShimmerFade

Good to hear! Did they give you an angled brace?...

Good to hear! Did they give you an angled brace? If you brace it straight it can also lead to problems (tendon can get too tight, resulting in loss of bending mobility).
02-24-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By ShimmerFade

Hmm, that's not a bad idea with some tube and...

Hmm, that's not a bad idea with some tube and tape. I'll try it out over the next few days on my old frame to see how it works for me. That foam stuff looks like it would make a nice, easy sliding...
02-24-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By ShimmerFade

Owww. That sounds painful. If you have insurance...

Owww. That sounds painful. If you have insurance I would definitely get it checked out. The pointer finger is pretty important for stuff, and you don't want to regret not taking care of it now when...
02-24-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By ShimmerFade

Seat post/seat tube protection

Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you who are riding in muddy conditions use anything to keep the dirt out of the seat tube. On my current bike I have never really used anything, but there is...
02-24-12, 02:27 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,964
Posted By ShimmerFade

If you are on a realllly tight budget and having...

If you are on a realllly tight budget and having a hard time finding something used then BD can actually have pretty good deals. I got a Motobecane Fantom 29er for about $390 last fall to use for...
02-22-12, 01:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,907
Posted By ShimmerFade

If you just want to protect against pedal gouges...

If you just want to protect against pedal gouges then I would say some sort of thin soccer shin guard would be the best. If you want to protect against real impacts then you need something a bit...
02-21-12, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By ShimmerFade

Well no need to answer this thread anymore,...

Well no need to answer this thread anymore, unless you wanna say how cool your Sovereign is :p. I knew after my ride today that a medium would be way too small. Just ordered a large kelly green...
02-21-12, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By ShimmerFade

Evil Sovereign Advice

Hey guys I'm thinking about buying an Evil Sovereign b/c I found a place where the price is about right. I ride AM..so lots of up, and lots of down. My normal route is also around 20km, and I will...
02-19-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,951
Posted By ShimmerFade

Lol at rubbing dirt on them. If the ground is...

Lol at rubbing dirt on them. If the ground is wet or muddy when you are riding than that is probably the source of your squeal. If they are consistently squealing when it is dry then something is...
02-16-12, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By ShimmerFade

I am not sure because I am about 3 or 4 years...

I am not sure because I am about 3 or 4 years from being able to afford one, but I think there are different Blurs, some with more and some with less travel. I think the Blur LT stands for long...
02-14-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,101
Posted By ShimmerFade

For a $1200 hardtail I would assume he will be...

For a $1200 hardtail I would assume he will be getting a pretty decent fork. That Fantom Pro or Norco both look like good starting points. Ragley is selling some pretty well priced complete...
02-14-12, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By ShimmerFade

You may also see if you can find a Santa Cruz...

You may also see if you can find a Santa Cruz Blur LT on sale. I've read really good things about them, and when I have enough money to build up a FS I will probably go that route unless some other...
02-13-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,964
Posted By ShimmerFade

Why mechanical as a first experiment? Hydraulic...

Why mechanical as a first experiment? Hydraulic disc brakes are a thing of beauty.
02-10-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,087
Posted By ShimmerFade

That might be what I'm doing wrong. I like them...

That might be what I'm doing wrong. I like them pretty tight on my feet so that I don't have much play, maybe I try to have them a bit looser next time. I wonder if looser, and thicker wool socks...
02-09-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,087
Posted By ShimmerFade

That is the warmest it has been for the past week...

That is the warmest it has been for the past week during the day 450 meters below where I ride. It has been around -10C most of the time down where my flat is at 100m.

I just started riding...
02-09-12, 04:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,087
Posted By ShimmerFade

Haven't been riding too much the past week..it is...

Haven't been riding too much the past week..it is too cold outside, and I don't have the right equipment to go out below -5C on the bike.

Studying.

Yes, been reading some fantasy stuff..The...
02-08-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By ShimmerFade

^..Yea, but they sure can be a pain in the ass to...

^..Yea, but they sure can be a pain in the ass to separate if you have no space between the pads.
02-08-12, 04:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By ShimmerFade

Definitely a good thing to have around..I usually...

Definitely a good thing to have around..I usually just use cardboard. Just make sure it is clean before you stick between the pads!
02-07-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By ShimmerFade

I hate stuff like this..I've heard about fishing...

I hate stuff like this..I've heard about fishing line being strung up across the valley from me in the Pfalz. On my route I've come across numerous dangerous things set up to hurt people...
02-07-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By ShimmerFade

If you can read german you may have more luck...

If you can read german you may have more luck over at http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/. I also hope to be able to make a trip to the alps this year, but some a bit closer. From the website it looks...
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