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05-06-08, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By AKRX

The frame looks pimp, but it looks like a dirt...

The frame looks pimp, but it looks like a dirt jumper. I still need that pedalling efficiency.

I have an account at BroForm, so if I'm getting a DJ, i would end up with Azonic.

Ahh well,...
05-04-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By AKRX

Sexy. I like how they gave the boot to the...

Sexy. I like how they gave the boot to the smallest chainring on the middle crankset. Would be even better if they developed a 2-ring chainguide that replaced the small one and supported the 2 bigger...
05-04-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By AKRX

Well, I flipped the wheel, and when I do, it is...

Well, I flipped the wheel, and when I do, it is almost centered (there is still a bit less on the left chainstay, where the disc would have been.

So... bent frame AND unaligned wheelset? I think I...
05-04-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By AKRX

Dark Cycles makes a steel downhill bike. ...

Dark Cycles makes a steel downhill bike.

http://www.darkcycles.com/scarab.htm
05-04-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By AKRX

Hilarious. I meant more if someone had...

Hilarious.

I meant more if someone had stumbled across something recently, rather than an active search.
05-03-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By AKRX

Help finding good deal on a frame?

I'm looking for a good price on a Kona Five-O frame. Most places are selling them for about $500 US. Can anyone find me this frame for about $300? Even less?
05-03-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By AKRX

Wheel seems off-center

I am not too sure if it was like this when I got it, but it seems weird. My rear tire has plenty of clearance from the chainstay on the drivetrain side, but on the disc side, there is very little....
05-03-08, 08:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,234
Posted By AKRX

Sounds like you'd benefit from a different...

Sounds like you'd benefit from a different discipline. If you really want to do one of those two, I'd get a dirt jumper and do some urban assault (me and a friend have been counting down the days...
05-01-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,657
Posted By AKRX

XD Nihilism is a wonderful thing. Morality...

XD Nihilism is a wonderful thing. Morality doesn't exist, but thats a disussion for another message board.

You can post your opinion, I sure did, but there's no need for name-calling.
04-27-08, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By AKRX

To the picture above: I feel your pain. Nevegal's...

To the picture above: I feel your pain. Nevegal's pick up mud like it's a crime to have it on the ground.

Alot of the bike trails around my town have a fine gravel put down, though, not dirt, so...
04-26-08, 11:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,433
Posted By AKRX

Man, 300 grams, 100 grams... I don't start caring...

Man, 300 grams, 100 grams... I don't start caring until there's at least about a pound in difference...

I'm partial to Marzocchi, though I'm riding Rockshox right now. Check out the Corsa's.
04-25-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By AKRX

What frame size?

I bought my bike last year, and no matter how I look at it, it seems abit... small. It looks small while I'm riding it, and while I like the tighter cornering and greater jump-ability of the shorter...
04-16-08, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By AKRX

When you're jumping, keep your feet centered on...

When you're jumping, keep your feet centered on the pedal, rather than on the ball of your foot, like during trail riding. This will give you more forgiveness as far as your pedal position, and...
04-16-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,245
Posted By AKRX

40 pounds, thats insane for a hardtail. I'm...

40 pounds, thats insane for a hardtail.

I'm going to tell you the same thing I told my friend. Wait abit, and tack at least an extra $100 onto that budget. While the differences get smaller as you...
04-16-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,245
Posted By AKRX

$200 is a pretty sketchy budget. I'd have to...

$200 is a pretty sketchy budget. I'd have to agree that used is the best way to go if you're looking for quality.
04-16-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By AKRX

Yea, looks like it's stopped bleeding... Looked...

Yea, looks like it's stopped bleeding...
Looked over the manual again, says that this occurs if you store it on its side or upside down, which will probably happen during shipping. The motion...
04-15-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,557
Posted By AKRX

Visors help with sun, for the most part. No visor...

Visors help with sun, for the most part. No visor has ever shielded me from a branch. they also make the helmet look more aggressive, which I suppose is why quite a few people ride them.
04-15-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By AKRX

A dirt jump bike will not be useful on standard...

A dirt jump bike will not be useful on standard trails, same with freeride/downhill. A slopestyle indeed is a good idea. Actually, check out the Jamis Parker series, they will probably suit your...
04-15-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By AKRX

Come to think of it, has anyone encountered this...

Come to think of it, has anyone encountered this themselves? Did you need to service the fork, or was this stuff just residue?
04-15-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By AKRX

ahaha, aight aight. It looks like its stopped...

ahaha, aight aight. It looks like its stopped leaking out, it might have just been grease or something. We'll see what happens
04-15-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By AKRX

Okay, so thats good, but now it seems like theres...

Okay, so thats good, but now it seems like theres oil leaking from the motion control dial... that CANT be good... what's up with this?

Edit: Okay, i'm told this is a common issue with the motion...
04-15-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By AKRX

The one with the rebound adjustment on it, or the...

The one with the rebound adjustment on it, or the metal hex bolt?
04-15-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By AKRX

Defective Tora?

I ordered a rockshox tora 318 u-turn fork. I was looking at the adjustments, and noticed that when i shake the fork, I can hear a fluid sloshing around in it (oil damper?) Is this a bad thing? or...
04-14-08, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By AKRX

thanksssssss. If the tool doesn't cost too...

thanksssssss.

If the tool doesn't cost too much, might pick one up.
04-13-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By AKRX

I have been, but I'm new to working with these...

I have been, but I'm new to working with these limit screws. The chain gets in the first and last sprocket no problem, it just has a problem getting to the sprocket right after it. That means i...
04-13-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By AKRX

Bent rotor?

I have a problem with my rear rotor. As my wheels spin/roll, they made contact with one of the pads on a certain part of the rotor. While as far as efficiency goes, only a die-hard cross-country...
04-13-08, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By AKRX

Okay, so this is how it is now. I've tweaked...

Okay, so this is how it is now. I've tweaked around with the limit screws, and the tension screw, and now i have this problem. When i am on the lowest gear (biggest sprocket), and i shift to the...
04-13-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By AKRX

ignore this

ignore this
04-13-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By AKRX

ignore this, my browser died

ignore this, my browser died
04-13-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By AKRX

Yea, thats what I've been doing, it just seems to...

Yea, thats what I've been doing, it just seems to be some precision work to get it to the right tension. I've been using the barrel adjuster down by the derailleur, but that things bullocks. I'll...
04-13-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By AKRX

Tuning tips?

I'm trying to tune my mtb's 9 speed rear derailleur, but I'm having some problems.

The chain will get to all of the gears, but it is not tightening or loosening quick enough. When I shift up, for...
04-12-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,100
Posted By AKRX

Hah. It all depends on how big of a jerk you are....

Hah. It all depends on how big of a jerk you are. I'm a pretty big jerk, so I've been doing some crazy stuff with my Trailhead, and your front triangle looks abit beefier than mine. Obviously you and...
04-12-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,100
Posted By AKRX

ignore this post.

ignore this post.
04-12-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,375
Posted By AKRX

Yea, it's bloody pitiful. Me and a friend got...

Yea, it's bloody pitiful. Me and a friend got into serious mountain biking this year (we're 17), and we're the only ones in our group who can call ourselves mountain bikers. One friend talks big...
04-10-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By AKRX

Weight of RM TRailhead

I've been riding my 2007 Rocky Mountain Trailhead for a year now, but there's still one question that is burning a hole through my mind, that I haven't been able to answer... how much does this thing...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-10-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By AKRX

If you're looking for someone to actually design...

If you're looking for someone to actually design the frames and concieve linkage systems, etc, you'd want a mechanical engineer.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-10-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By AKRX

I dunno, I've never cared much about the color of...

I dunno, I've never cared much about the color of a frame, unless its bubble-gum pink or neon purple or something...
If it's just about frame colour preference, I wouldn't mess around unless I knew...
04-10-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,657
Posted By AKRX

Stolen, without a doubt, especially considering...

Stolen, without a doubt, especially considering that it's missing so much. That said, I say, who cares? You scored big, man! Congrats on the new baby!
04-10-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By AKRX

Shimano Tourneys are as low end as you can go....

Shimano Tourneys are as low end as you can go. Get a Deore, even a Deore LX. While you're at is, last year's Deore XT rear derailleur is on;t gonig for about $30-$40, as opposed to $115, so I'd step...
04-10-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,994
Posted By AKRX

Get a full suspension with lockout. I love my...

Get a full suspension with lockout. I love my hardtail. I wouldn't mind a dual suspension bike, but i absolutely abhor the squish on the back when I'm on the flats, and even more going uphill.
5" of...
04-09-08, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By AKRX

Peugot's a european car company. They don't...

Peugot's a european car company. They don't actually make bikes. In this case, it's a no-name biek thats been branded with Peugot's name. Cadillac, Jeep, GM, etc. have all done this as well. You...
04-04-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By AKRX

Okay, sounds alright. any thoughts on the terrain...

Okay, sounds alright. any thoughts on the terrain this thing can handle? I ride dense roots and rocks, and often really muddy terrain. It should be abl to handle that, right? From what I've seen, xc...
04-04-08, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By AKRX

Marzocchi XC 700 SL: How much punishment?

I want to buy the Marzocchi XC 700 SL from '07, but i was wondering, how much punishment can this guy handle? I'm riding an '07 SuperComp, and while i normally ride cross country, i'm able to safely...
04-02-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By AKRX

I'd ride that second one.

I'd ride that second one.
04-02-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By AKRX

I'm sure it's a concept bike, one of those things...

I'm sure it's a concept bike, one of those things companies put out as a gimmick. I'm sure you're not gonna fuind that bike in the park or on the lifts... ever.
04-01-08, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By AKRX

Talking about a rocky mountain trailhead, 2007....

Talking about a rocky mountain trailhead, 2007. rocky mountains page is www.bikes.com. its a "sport hardtail".

And that is WAY to much travel on a hardtail. I don't think a hardtail could handle...
03-31-08, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By AKRX

Ahaha, too true, but a man can dream...

Ahaha, too true, but a man can dream...
03-31-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By AKRX

Yea, marzocchi stuff has lockout, and thats...

Yea, marzocchi stuff has lockout, and thats definitely something I want on the bike, but the shorter travel also lets you put more weight forward, soyou can go on steeper slopes without wheely-ing...
03-31-08, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By AKRX

I have no idea what a Monster T or a Super...

I have no idea what a Monster T or a Super Monster is. I think you have the wrong thread, m'man.

As for the fork I'm riding now, I have a Marzocchi Super Comp. way too soft for my weight, i think....
03-31-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By AKRX

Maximum fork travel on a hardtail?

Whats the maximum amount of fork travel you guys would put on a 18" hardtail? 100mm isn't quite enough for my style of riding, but given that I don't have access to anything over 100mm to try out,...
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