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09-21-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By sjs731

Bell Sweep XC for off road.

Bell Sweep XC for off road.
09-15-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,277
Posted By sjs731

I flipped mine to get a little more weight...

I flipped mine to get a little more weight forward on the bike so it wasn't so light on the front wheel on climbs.
09-14-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By sjs731

I race a Bontrager carbon fork on my 29er and for...

I race a Bontrager carbon fork on my 29er and for XC on a rigid bike you can't beat it. Along with the attack angle of the wheel you can't beat it. In the series I race in there are a lot of rigid...
08-25-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,717
Posted By sjs731

One thing I find when I wear a pack during a race...

One thing I find when I wear a pack during a race in hot weather is how much heat it holds against my back. If it's really hot I opt for bottles a lot of the time and it makes it easier to dump...
08-21-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,842
Posted By sjs731

I usually donate some during the race.

I usually donate some during the race.
08-21-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By sjs731

I ride a Redline D460 29er 1x9 with a Bontrager...

I ride a Redline D460 29er 1x9 with a Bontrager carbon fork. I really see no drawbacks with it as compared to my hardtails. I think the carbon fork and 29er wheels help with the rough stuff a bit. ...
07-30-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By sjs731

I'm not changing cranksets and yes it just has a...

I'm not changing cranksets and yes it just has a single ring in the front. I think I can figure it out from here. Thanks for the help.
07-29-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By sjs731

Bottom Bracket Length

I ride a Redline Mono 9 and the original spec says the bottom bracket is 68mm x 108mm. Will a 68mm x 113mm make that much difference in chainline? 113mm seems to be the most common ISIS length.
07-17-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By sjs731

I bought my two kids (8 & 10) both Trek 3700's...

I bought my two kids (8 & 10) both Trek 3700's with 13" frames. They now have bike with 26" wheels and parts that can interchange with my bikes and they love them. They also race them in the...
06-25-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By sjs731

I had Avid BB5's on my bike and they were...

I had Avid BB5's on my bike and they were flawless. Just switched to Hayes hydraulics and they are awesome as well.
05-26-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By sjs731

I ride a Mono 9 and I am 5'10" and have the 17". ...

I ride a Mono 9 and I am 5'10" and have the 17". The 19" would have caused some injury with the standover height.
05-26-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By sjs731

Treks' top of the line Top Fuel 9.9 SSL is a 2x9...

Treks' top of the line Top Fuel 9.9 SSL is a 2x9 so there seem to be high end bike riders that like it. I ride a 1x9.
05-09-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,849
Posted By sjs731

I have a Yakima Hold Up which is similar to the...

I have a Yakima Hold Up which is similar to the rack shown above only the hold down engages the tire and not the frame so no scratches. They make a bar that goes from the stem to the seat post to...
05-06-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,976
Posted By sjs731

I asked my doctor about this once because I had...

I asked my doctor about this once because I had numbing and it felt like the ball of my foot was bruised. When i described my pedals (Eggbeaters) and shoe combo his explanation was that there is a...
01-20-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By sjs731

I would just as soon put my fingers in the spokes...

I would just as soon put my fingers in the spokes of a spinning wheel than listen to country while I ride. Try Mudvayne, Soil, Tool, Rage Against the Machine or any other band to motivate you.
01-11-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By sjs731

They sure make a difference the longer the race...

They sure make a difference the longer the race is too. I have far less fatigue in 12 hour XC races with Ergon grips than I did with regular grips.
01-10-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By sjs731

I have the GX1 grips and I love them. They take...

I have the GX1 grips and I love them. They take a little getting used to because they feel different with your palm on such a flat area. The angle has to be adjusted right also or it feels like...
12-16-08, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,231
Posted By sjs731

I paid $480 for mine brand new back then. I...

I paid $480 for mine brand new back then. I think with those few miles on it and only a broken spoke that you did ok for $120.
10-06-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By sjs731

I bought a 2008 model in Nov. 2007 and it was a...

I bought a 2008 model in Nov. 2007 and it was a D460. It says Mono 9 on the frame. I think the 2009 says D460 on the frame. I am extremely happy with the bike and have had no problems. I paid...
05-16-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,838
Posted By sjs731

I work for an architectural product manufacturer...

I work for an architectural product manufacturer and we use primarily aluminum. When you anodize aluminum the finish will not chip like paint. It is also very difficult to even scratch.
04-04-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By sjs731

I haven't ridden that one but I bought a 2008...

I haven't ridden that one but I bought a 2008 D460 29er and so far I like it. Everything seems smooth and it handles good. The true test will be when the races start in May. I would find one and...
04-04-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By sjs731

Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to try a...

Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to try a Rohloff chain guide up front and see if that helps.
04-03-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By sjs731

Chain drop off with single front chainring

Has anybody experienced lack of chain tension on a 1x9 and what was your solution? I have a 32t up front and when I get in the rough stuff the chain gets thrown every now and then. Any suggestions?
03-31-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By sjs731

I bought a Redline D460 29er last October and I...

I bought a Redline D460 29er last October and I really like the feel of the bike. I only got to ride it in a parking lot once and offroad once so I am not totally used to it yet. I will get used to...
02-03-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,346
Posted By sjs731

Redline D460 29er. Rigid steel is the way to go.

Redline D460 29er. Rigid steel is the way to go.
01-27-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,253
Posted By sjs731

I bought a Redline D460 29er last fall and I just...

I bought a Redline D460 29er last fall and I just love it so far. I have a couple aluminum bikes that I don't ride as much anymore. I've even started to really like the rigid fork too.
01-26-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,090
Posted By sjs731

I just bought my first 29er last fall (Redline...

I just bought my first 29er last fall (Redline D460) and as far as people saying they accelerate slower and are harder to turn in tight spots is barley noticeable to me. My bike is also a rigid...
12-19-07, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By sjs731

I leave my bikes in the garage for the winter and...

I leave my bikes in the garage for the winter and the cold never seems to bother them. I've never had any components rust but I also make sure everything is clean and lubed before I put them away...
12-13-07, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,375
Posted By sjs731

I just bought a 29er rigid steel (Redline D460).

I just bought a 29er rigid steel (Redline D460).
11-28-07, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By sjs731

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=57639&d=1193674772

Redline D460 1x9
11-26-07, 07:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,682
Posted By sjs731

I paid $890 for my Redline

I paid $890 for my Redline
11-24-07, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,682
Posted By sjs731

I just bought my first 29er (Redline D460) and...

I just bought my first 29er (Redline D460) and it's a rigid steel bike and I like it more than my 26 hardtail. 29er is the way to go.
11-21-07, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By sjs731

I just got a set of Maxxis Ignitors and so far...

I just got a set of Maxxis Ignitors and so far they are a very good all around tire.
11-15-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By sjs731

I recently looked at that bike because I wanted...

I recently looked at that bike because I wanted to get a 29er. I ended up with a Redline D460 29er because I didn't like the fit of the Spec. for me. The plus of the Spec. is that you can easily...
11-12-07, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By sjs731

The only drawback to a chain tensioner is it...

The only drawback to a chain tensioner is it takes away the engagement of the chain a usually a couple teeth on the rear cog.
11-07-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By sjs731

You could change it to a single speed but I'm...

You could change it to a single speed but I'm assuming you have vertical drop outs and with the suspension in the rear you would have to run a chain tensioner which takes away a couple teeth of...
11-02-07, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By sjs731

I just bought a Redline D460 29er and even though...

I just bought a Redline D460 29er and even though I've only had it about a month there are some definite advantages. The acceleration is a little slower but once you get going there are some...
11-01-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,466
Posted By sjs731

You would be way farther ahead to get yourself a...

You would be way farther ahead to get yourself a new bike.
10-31-07, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,015
Posted By sjs731

I have Panaracer Fire XC Pro tires on my other...

I have Panaracer Fire XC Pro tires on my other bike and they are same tread pattern front and rear but specifically show different rotation directions.
10-31-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,015
Posted By sjs731

Braking is why the Panaracers on my other bike...

Braking is why the Panaracers on my other bike specify a different rotation on the front than the rear. I have e-mailed Maxxis also and will post what I find out from them.
10-31-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,015
Posted By sjs731

Thanks. That's exactly what I thought myself. ...

Thanks. That's exactly what I thought myself. Just wanted another opinion. When the arrow is at the top it is pointing backwards. Just a factory mistake I guess. I'll take it off and turn it...
10-31-07, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,015
Posted By sjs731

Tire Rotation

I just bought a Redline D460 29er and it has Maxxis Ignitor tires on it. There is a rotation arrow on them. The back tire is rotating the way the arrow points, the front is not. I have Panaracers...
10-30-07, 09:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,490
Posted By sjs731

To see the real difference you need to have a...

To see the real difference you need to have a muddy race and see how much mud build up in the v-brakes to the point of stopping the tire from spinning and also see what the built up mud does to the...
10-30-07, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,882
Posted By sjs731

I have a 2005 Trek 4300 that I changed the stock...

I have a 2005 Trek 4300 that I changed the stock 80mm fork to a Rock Shox Dart 3 100mm travel and it made a big improvement in handling. The added adjustment of the 100mm fork made for a softer ride.
10-30-07, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 381,818
Posted By sjs731

The Redline cost me $890.

The Redline cost me $890.
10-29-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 381,818
Posted By sjs731

Just got my 2008 Redline D460 29er. As you can...

Just got my 2008 Redline D460 29er. As you can see I haven't had a chance to do anything to it. The stock platforms are still on it. My new Egg Beaters haven't come yet. Still some other...
10-25-07, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,468
Posted By sjs731

I've had this happen several times. Especially...

I've had this happen several times. Especially in muddy races where the mud build up and the spokes can grab the der. and rip it off. I've bent them many times too. $20 and you are on your way...
10-10-07, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By sjs731

I just put the Dart 3 on my bike and it is really...

I just put the Dart 3 on my bike and it is really working great. I use it for trail riding and XC races in WI and have had no problems.
10-08-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By sjs731

A FS bikes takes some momentum away especially if...

A FS bikes takes some momentum away especially if you are standing and really cranking hard. The momentum is going down instead of pushing you forward, so yes a hardtail is a faster bike. Uphills I...
10-03-07, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By sjs731

On the '08 Specialized FSR xc line in a large...

On the '08 Specialized FSR xc line in a large frame 203mm are standard front and rear.
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