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09-03-12, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Discusman

I have a 10 yrs old XC bike and it is Easton...

I have a 10 yrs old XC bike and it is Easton taperwall frame (15"). There are some clearance with the 2.0 tire. But I dont know how big are the 26x2.3 tires. I went to the LBS and I saw those 26x2.35...
09-02-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Discusman

Tire and Frame Size

I have Huchinson Mosquito Air light 26x2.0 tires on my bike. I want to get new tires with different brands. How would I know the max size of the tire my bike frame can handle? Would there be any...
09-02-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Discusman

Yeah, I didn't loose the stem bolts. Now it is...

Yeah, I didn't loose the stem bolts. Now it is fixed. Thanks
09-01-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Discusman

Something is loose in the front, can't figure out where

I can feel the small knocking and something is loose while holding the front brake and push the bike forward. I have tighten the headset nut more and the problem is still there.

Any idea? Could it...
08-27-12, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By Discusman

Rear Disc Brake Post Mount Adapter

Hi guys,

I want to get the new Shimano XT disc brake for my bike. However, my bike frame has the IS disc brake mount.

The XT disc brake will come with a 160mm rotor. What adapter do I need for...
08-18-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Discusman

Thanks for clarify. So 120mm or 100mm? decision...

Thanks for clarify. So 120mm or 100mm? decision decision decision...
08-18-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Discusman

I'm also upgrading my front wheel to 15mm TA with...

I'm also upgrading my front wheel to 15mm TA with Hope Pro 2 Evo hub with new spokes and new nipples. My current rim has 32 spokes, so it should compatible with Hope hub. I can't wait to try the new...
08-18-12, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Discusman

What's canti bosses? My bike has 6-bolt disc...

What's canti bosses? My bike has 6-bolt disc brakes. I believe my bike was considered high end mountain bike in 2003. It has Mavic D521 rims, Cain Creek headset & Shimano XT power trains. The bike is...
08-18-12, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Discusman

The bike has a Eastern Taperwall frame and it...

The bike has a Eastern Taperwall frame and it painted "Fastrax" on the frame tube. I'm not sure I should doubt the design/engineering of the bike as this is not a big brand name bike such as...
08-18-12, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Discusman

Fork Upgrade Question

Would a 120mm fork too much for a 10 yrs old XC bike and currently with a 80mm SID? I do ride in the trail on weekends and would love to try something with more travel.

I appreciate any inputs.
08-14-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By Discusman

Swapping Fork

Is it possible to swap the fork myself without having the LBS to do it?

The only issue I can see is how do I cut the steerer tube?
08-13-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By Discusman

I saw a brand new 2011 Float for $495 on Xbay the...

I saw a brand new 2011 Float for $495 on Xbay the other day. How much difference between a 2011 Fox float and my 10 yrs old SID in terms of ride quality and durability?

My LBS doesn't do complete...
08-12-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Discusman

I was looking at those Stans Arch wheel set with...

I was looking at those Stans Arch wheel set with Hope Pro2 Evo Hub. Are they compatible with tube tires? The tubeless Trial King tire is very heavy, I would rather go with clincher type of tire due...
08-12-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By Discusman

The seals and wiper were replace by my LBS. But...

The seals and wiper were replace by my LBS. But it wasn't a rebuild, so it fork still leaks the oil. Probably it's worth spend more money on this fork since it is 10 yrs old.
08-11-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By Discusman

My wife has a Giant hard tail mountain bike. I...

My wife has a Giant hard tail mountain bike. I had ridden in the trail once and the bike is stiff and I got backache riding that bike in the trail for an hour. The bike has a Rockshox Pilot fork. It...
08-10-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Discusman

Thanks for the link. So our bike have clincher...

Thanks for the link. So our bike have clincher tires. I think I am going to have a hard time to install those tires because the bead.
08-10-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Discusman

Tire Question

My current tire is Huchinson Airlite 26x2.0 and I want to get new tires. The wheel is Mavic D-521.

What type of tire can I use? I'm a little confused when I saw clincher tires. I've always thought...
08-04-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Discusman

Ok, I just got a response from customer service...

Ok, I just got a response from customer service and they told me I need to go to Stans to order the wheel with hope hub with colors. I am planning to get a fox with 15mm thru-axle. What wheel set...
08-03-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Discusman

Stan's FLow 26" with Hope Pro 2 Evo Hub

Hi guys,

What do u guys think about this wheel set? What do I need to convert this one to a 15 mm thru-axle? Can I run this wheel set with tubes?


I asked the vendor about the color choice of...
08-03-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By Discusman

I have been looking around for a relatively new...

I have been looking around for a relatively new fork with full disc brakes. I think my current SID has 80mm travel. So I want to get something like 100 or 120mm. What do u think Fox fork? I would...
08-03-12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,436
Posted By Discusman

This is for 29er and I have a 26" bike. The Stans...

This is for 29er and I have a 26" bike. The Stans Flow 26" maybe is the one for me. But do I get to pick the color of the Hope Pro 2 hub? Are they thru-axle or quick release?
08-03-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By Discusman

Are you talking about the travel on the rear...

Are you talking about the travel on the rear shock as well? I have a spring absorber, so I'm not sure how plushness I would get from it.

I have a XC bike and I do notice the front fork absorbed a...
08-02-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,436
Posted By Discusman

I want to try a Fox fork. What would you...

I want to try a Fox fork. What would you recommend for Fox fork? Am I looking for a fork that has a 15mm thru-Axle or 15mm QR? I'm assuming these two are different thing. Sorry, I am a noob and I...
08-01-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,436
Posted By Discusman

Something like this one? It seems like this one...

Something like this one? It seems like this one has a 9mm QR? You consider $700 cheap? LOL...
...
07-31-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,436
Posted By Discusman

I see there are different colors available for...

I see there are different colors available for Top Pro 2 evo hubs, nice! Why the rear hub is so much more expensive than the front one? I guess I can just get the front one.

I have the Mavic D521...
07-31-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,436
Posted By Discusman

I couldn't find any JBC Pro Component Hubs...

I couldn't find any JBC Pro Component Hubs either. It seems parts made by some company in TaiWan.
Is there hub that is compatible to 15mm and 20mm? What top brand of wheel hubs?
What tools do I...
07-31-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,436
Posted By Discusman

I have the JBC Pro hubs and it is currently 9mm...

I have the JBC Pro hubs and it is currently 9mm QR. Can I replace the axle with 15 or 20mm? Or Do I need to replace the hub entirely?
07-29-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,436
Posted By Discusman

Pros & Cons of a bigger Axle

Why 15mm axle and 20mm axle are more popular?

Are they better than 9mm axle in terms of stability and stiffness?

Do I need to replace the whole wheel set to use a 15mm or 20mm axle fork (switch...
07-29-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By Discusman

Plushness

How would you define and describe plushness?

Would a soft suspension system of a mountain bike gives you the plushness?
07-28-12, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By Discusman

I couldn't seem to find the serial number of the...

I couldn't seem to find the serial number of the fork. Where is it normally be located on the form? I want to get some tech support from Rockshox to address the leak, but they are asking for the...
07-26-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,886
Posted By Discusman

I'm not clear on this statement. "they are...

I'm not clear on this statement.

"they are rim brake rims, and there is very limited demand for them now, as everything is disc."

My bike is disc brake and I think I can use any type of 26"...
07-26-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,886
Posted By Discusman

26" Mavic D521 ceramic wheels

Guys,

My bike has Mavic D521 ceramic wheels and they are very light. I've heard they are no longer making it.

My current tire size is 26x2.0

What is thinnest road tire and largest off road...
07-23-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By Discusman

The fork was serviced two month ago by my LBS....

The fork was serviced two month ago by my LBS. The shop was certified by Rockshox. They replaced the wiper and seal, but the guy told me the fork needs to be sent to Rockshox for service if I would...
07-22-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By Discusman

Fork Repair or Replacement

I have a 2003 Rockshox SID and oil/fluid leak at damping speed adjustment knob (buttom right side of the fork). It leaks oil/fluid whenever I set the damping speed at slower speed (by turn the knob...
07-02-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Discusman

Headset bearing maintenace and grease

What would you guys recommend to use for greasing the headset bearing?

My bike is 10 yrs old and the headset was never serviced. I felt couple times and the head piece is lose. I took it apart and...
06-30-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Discusman

The correct size of a head set should be 1-1/8"...

The correct size of a head set should be 1-1/8" not 1/8", correct? It says 1/8" on my headset, but I looked majority of head sets are listed 1-1/8".
06-30-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Discusman

Thanks for the insight. The other concern that I...

Thanks for the insight. The other concern that I have if I buy a new bike is I have no room to store another bike if I am unable to sell the old one. But I got your point, I guess I just replace...
06-30-12, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Discusman

I guess there are not that many things I could do...

I guess there are not that many things I could do to reduce overall weight of the bike unless I go carbon all the way. Here is the list of components:

1 - Size 15 Eastern Taperwall Frame
2 - Kore...
06-30-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Discusman

Ok, I measured my bike today. It's 27lb and front...

Ok, I measured my bike today. It's 27lb and front fork has 120mm travel (I'm assuming I measured correctly). The fork is soft even though the air pressure is correct according to the air...
06-29-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Discusman

I wish I can test ride all these different type...

I wish I can test ride all these different type of bike before I can decide which one I want. I do not think my LBS will allow me to test ride their new bikes especially when I have no intention of...
06-29-12, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Discusman

I want an all mountain bike. I have an 10 yrs old...

I want an all mountain bike. I have an 10 yrs old XC fully suspension bike. I just want to swap the frame. My current bike has Shimano XT components except the wheel (Mavic D521) brakes, seat post,...
06-29-12, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Discusman

Bike Frames on Ebay

Hi Guys,

I have been looking on Ebay for bike frames. There are a lot of them seem to have a good price. However, how would I know the particular one is DH frame, AM frame, Trial frame or CX...
06-26-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,734
Posted By Discusman

Wow, I'm glad someone here actually ridden a...

Wow, I'm glad someone here actually ridden a fastrax. I remember it was a top of the line mountain bike back then (2003). I have never own anything that is better than what I have right now. So u r...
06-25-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,734
Posted By Discusman

Air rebound "bobs"? What's the best way to...

Air rebound "bobs"? What's the best way to measure the size of the rear air shock (eye to eye measurement)?
06-24-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,734
Posted By Discusman

THanks for the input. I thought the fox float air...

THanks for the input. I thought the fox float air shock is selling for $150 on Ebay. What about ride quality with air shock?
06-24-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,734
Posted By Discusman

Coil over vs. Air shock

Guys,

Are air shocks better than coil overs with respect to weight and durability?

My bike has a coil over (see attached pic). Can I upgrade this to an air shock?

Thanks
06-21-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Discusman

I appreciate your input. The strain may caused by...

I appreciate your input. The strain may caused by my ride position and especially when I descending, my whole body gets very tense including the neck. I guess I will ride more and see.
06-20-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Discusman

Any thoughts on Ventana frame? I saw the complete...

Any thoughts on Ventana frame? I saw the complete bike on the latest Dirt Rag and it looks nice. I'm not sure the frame would cost though and compatibility with the components on my current bike as...
06-19-12, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Discusman

I want to make sure measured my bike size...

I want to make sure measured my bike size correctly before I start change parts of the bike. So here is what I did.
I measured the length of the seat tube, from the base to the top. The base is the...
06-19-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Discusman

Neck Strain

Hi,

I'm 5'7" and my bike is 15" (small). I feel strain on the back of my neck after about an hour of trail riding.

I feel my body weight tended to lean forward. I adjusted the seat position a...
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