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11-14-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,529
Posted By mpls85

Actually Kapusta is correct, the issue is that...

Actually Kapusta is correct, the issue is that you're trying to fit drop bars on a frame that was designed for flat bars. A 29er MTB frame was never designed with drop bars in mind, so it's actually...
11-14-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By mpls85

I totally missed that in the original post :lol: ...

I totally missed that in the original post :lol:

BicycleBicycle, I would strongly recommend against a full suspension trail bike for commuting!! I'd get a steel hardtail or full rigid 29er with...
11-13-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 31,381
Posted By mpls85

The 29+ and 27.5+ are the same fork if you look...

The 29+ and 27.5+ are the same fork if you look at the spec details (e.g. same A-C measurement). Also confirmed via Daniel at Tandell. 495 A-C is a good fit for the Chisel and lots of other...
11-12-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 31,381
Posted By mpls85

Tandell: Tandell 29+ Carbon Rigid Fork...

Tandell: Tandell 29+ Carbon Rigid Fork (http://www.tandellbikes.com/29er-plus-carbon-rigid-forks_p0934.html)
11-12-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 31,381
Posted By mpls85

Here's a crappy pic from the garage, ha. ...

Here's a crappy pic from the garage, ha.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_6750_604bdb7ec74a2ad8b97e4003a179e75b58c8776a.jpg
11-12-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By mpls85

While it's true that component tech has continued...

While it's true that component tech has continued to trickle down, I'd argue that the changes in higher end bikes are way more significant than that. The geometry of current aggressive trail bikes-...
10-30-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,247
Posted By mpls85

I think their MTB wheelsets were introduced in...

I think their MTB wheelsets were introduced in 2018, after offering road options for a few years before that.

Here's the set I have:...
10-30-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,247
Posted By mpls85

Agreed, Hunts are an excellent choice at the...

Agreed, Hunts are an excellent choice at the sub-$400 price point. If their 4-season model isn't up to task, you could consider the 'XC-wide' model. 25mm inner width, a bit more robust, but still...
10-30-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 31,381
Posted By mpls85

I converted my Kona Rove ST to flatbar because I...

I converted my Kona Rove ST to flatbar because I was using it mostly for family rides around the neighborhood (and because I can't help but incessantly tinker with my bikes). Most of the relevant...
07-09-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,716
Posted By mpls85

Take a look at the Surly Moloko bar- similar to...

Take a look at the Surly Moloko bar- similar to the setup that subgrade posted, all in a one-piece bar.
...
06-25-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,407
Posted By mpls85

The new Specialized Stumpjumper has an "ST"...

The new Specialized Stumpjumper has an "ST" (short travel) version with 130/120 travel, Trek Fuel EX is 130/130, and new Ibis Ripley is 130/120, and all can fit 29x2.6. Trek Full Stache is also...
06-18-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,202
Posted By mpls85

Unless your shifting performance is suffering,...

Unless your shifting performance is suffering, I'd keep riding your current cassette. Is there any skipping, slow shifting, etc.? Another thing to consider is that replacing your chain can present...
06-11-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,946
Posted By mpls85

You could definitely pull cranks/pedals to make...

You could definitely pull cranks/pedals to make your own balance bike. The advantage of a Strider is the size and light weight- I've had both of my kids started on the Strider with the seat all the...
06-07-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,618
Posted By mpls85

I am! Moved out west a couple years ago. Love...

I am! Moved out west a couple years ago. Love riding year-round, but miss the dedicated bike infrastructure in Minneapolis.
06-07-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,618
Posted By mpls85

Ha, same here, unfortunately. I should have said...

Ha, same here, unfortunately. I should have said I can't imaging that much time in front of a screen recreationally, without any financial compensation ;)
06-07-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,618
Posted By mpls85

It's a bummer to see rising prices due to tariffs...

It's a bummer to see rising prices due to tariffs and declining interest in biking among kids simultaneously affecting the industry.

Tariffs and macroeconomic factors are out of our control- those...
06-06-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By mpls85

If you have 41mm width rims, be aware that there...

If you have 41mm width rims, be aware that there is probably a minimum recommended tire width. It sounds like you might have a 27.5+ bike with rims that wide?

Double check that rim width, but I...
05-31-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,709
Posted By mpls85

My intention wasn't to imply that you have to...

My intention wasn't to imply that you have to have a matching groupset. OP sounds new to MTB drivetrains and specifically mentioned GX Eagle and new XTR 9100, neither of which are compatible with...
05-31-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,626
Posted By mpls85

The 45 degree sweep of Jones bars will reduce...

The 45 degree sweep of Jones bars will reduce reach, so keep that in mind if you are interested in those. The few times I've used them, I've had to compensate with a longer stem, otherwise it felt...
05-31-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,709
Posted By mpls85

The short answer is no. The new Shimano 12-speed...

The short answer is no. The new Shimano 12-speed groups require a new Micro Spline freehub, so not a direct replacement for your 11-speed components. The new freehub is only currently available on DT...
11-11-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5,021
Views: 3,525,875
Posted By mpls85

Most recent iteration of my Foundry Auger: ...

Most recent iteration of my Foundry Auger:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/danimal031885/IMG_2820.jpg (http://s67.photobucket.com/user/danimal031885/media/IMG_2820.jpg.html)

Just...
06-29-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By mpls85

Constantly keeping the display on in order to...

Constantly keeping the display on in order to view speed, distance, etc. is going to kill the battery pretty quickly. I use my phone to track rides, but keep it in my jersey pocket and don't look at...
05-26-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,191
Posted By mpls85

I run a 44T Race Face narrow-wide front chainring...

I run a 44T Race Face narrow-wide front chainring on SRAM Force cranks, and an 11-28 cassette with Rival clutched rear derailleur on a CX bike that sees 95% road riding.

Overall, it works awesome...
03-28-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,438
Posted By mpls85

I've got a spare in my workshop (I'm in...

I've got a spare in my workshop (I'm in Minneapolis). If you find another orphan single tire somewhere in the Twin Cities, I'll sell you mine super cheap!
03-21-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,190
Posted By mpls85

If you look at the geometry charts, it doesn't...

If you look at the geometry charts, it doesn't seem like they run too large, especially compared to your Steamroller. A couple comparisons:

Top Tube Length
Macho Man (58cm): 585
Steamroller (59...
02-08-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5,021
Views: 3,525,875
Posted By mpls85

Not much different since I last posted it, but...

Not much different since I last posted it, but changed to a 1x10 setup with new Force carbon cranks and a RaceFace ring, 700x35 Kenda Small Block 8's, new saddle, and fresh bar tape.
...
12-15-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,471
Posted By mpls85

Foundry has some 'cross bikes that fit the bill....

Foundry has some 'cross bikes that fit the bill. I ride an Auger (Auger (Archived) | Foundry Cycles (http://foundrycycles.com/archive/auger)) and run 41c Surly Knards in the dirt.
11-30-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5,021
Views: 3,525,875
Posted By mpls85

Thanks! I bought the bike from the original...

Thanks!

I bought the bike from the original owner as it stands, so I'm not sure what went into prepping the frame. This frame from Foundry could be purchased on its own, or with a couple different...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-28-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By mpls85

I'm also in Minneapolis, and my biggest issue on...

I'm also in Minneapolis, and my biggest issue on early morning rides is my hands and feet. I was thinking about trying neoprene shoe covers like this:

Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Shoe Covers -...
10-26-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 113,362
Posted By mpls85

Lots of good advice here, but be sure to ignore...

Lots of good advice here, but be sure to ignore this statement. A helmet is absolutely essential, no matter your speed or surface.

Best of luck!
10-18-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5,021
Views: 3,525,875
Posted By mpls85

Foundry Cycles Auger Carbon CX ...

Foundry Cycles Auger Carbon CX

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/danimal031885/image4%201.jpg (http://s67.photobucket.com/user/danimal031885/media/image4%201.jpg.html)...
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