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01-18-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,102
Posted By dexmax

499156 It is always hot and humid here at...

499156

It is always hot and humid here at the islands :)
10-30-15, 04:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,823
Posted By dexmax

being a bike shop owner, I get this question a...

being a bike shop owner, I get this question a lot..

You can go beyond USD 5000 with any MTB discipline..

To make my answer specific, let's consider AM/Trail and Enduro Spec'd bikes.

A bike...
10-30-15, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,759
Posted By dexmax

Here's my custom build Knolly Chilcotin Orange...

Here's my custom build Knolly Chilcotin Orange Team Limited Edition
I put on a Marzocchi 350NCR Fork
with XT 11speed drivetrain.
Opted to have a 2x setup with a 11-40T rear.
KS LEV dropper with a...
06-02-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By dexmax

The delirium, like all knolly's are designed for...

The delirium, like all knolly's are designed for medium to aggressive trails. The delirium is a bit on the heavy side (4kg+), and doesn't have the four by four suspension yet. Designed to take 160mm...
06-02-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,765
Posted By dexmax

Of all the 15mm fork/hub axle designs, I like...

Of all the 15mm fork/hub axle designs, I like what FOX did, I feel it is easiest to install. But all other manufacture specific axle designs (marz, manitou, rs) works too.

Are you trying to swap...
06-02-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By dexmax

Thanks. 300psi, got it. I do have a...

Thanks.
300psi, got it.

I do have a small issue of air leaking out just as I unscrew.
06-02-15, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,759
Posted By dexmax

Knolly Chilcotin Orange custom build Marz...

Knolly Chilcotin Orange
custom build

Marz 350NCR
Dartmoor RedDevil Bars and Stem
KS Lev
Shimano XT
Hope Pro2Evo hubs, Sapim Spokes, WTB Freq Team i23, Specialized Butcher/Purgatory

455282
06-02-15, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By dexmax

FOX Fload CTD Factory Rear Shox Pressure setting (limit?)

Hi everyone,

Just would like to inquire if there is a set limit for the FOX Float CTD Rear shox (factory - kashima).
On my Knolly Chilcotin, I am still not satisfied and I feel the rear is too...
09-16-14, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,523
Posted By dexmax

In one of our regular rides.. ...

In one of our regular rides..

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10648172_10204619466310898_1009692443787037870_o.jpg
06-26-14, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By dexmax

Hi Speedy83, If I were in your shoes I would...

Hi Speedy83,

If I were in your shoes I would choose the Rocky Mountain Element 30.

It will have inferior components compared to the Merida, however, the rear suspension make your ride better....
06-26-14, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By dexmax

I weigh over 200lbs and I love the Specialized BG...

I weigh over 200lbs and I love the Specialized BG Saddles. These saddles are cheaper.
I recently switched to WTB Sliverado SLT (Titanium) and it feels better and a lot lighter at 190grams. The...
06-26-14, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By dexmax

We made a mountain bike video, just sharing

When I went to the bike park to make my reservation last Friday for the team's Sunday ride, the park ranger told me that there is a video making contest for the park.
So I signed the team up but we...
03-04-14, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By dexmax

Try checking out MAXXIS Highrollers. I am on my...

Try checking out MAXXIS Highrollers. I am on my 3rd pair... very satisfied.

I am from the tropics.. go through mud and wet sections all the time.. I've used it on loose gravel roads, shallow...
03-04-14, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,523
Posted By dexmax

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/dexmaxlx...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/dexmaxlx5/IMG_1894-1_zps307cd2cc.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/dexmaxlx5/IMG_2250_zpsa8bb97fe.jpg
01-19-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By dexmax

I found a good deal on the spokes too Mr. Dminor,...

I found a good deal on the spokes too Mr. Dminor, however, I can't share it because I took the last 2 sets.. paid half off the Sapim butted spokes.

Despite placing an order on the AlexFR30, I...
01-16-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By dexmax

I agree with you completely. Being clipped in is...

I agree with you completely. Being clipped in is more efficient, and if only I had the skill (and the guts) to go all the way clipless on technical trails, I would -- but I had too many close calls...
01-15-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By dexmax

Thanks everyone.. I have taken everyone's advice...

Thanks everyone.. I have taken everyone's advice and will run with what I got.

However, I still put in an order today for Alexrims FR30 (sweet deal for $40) as I have decided to build a complete...
01-13-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By dexmax

Hi OP, I have been on clipless (SPD-R) since my...

Hi OP,
I have been on clipless (SPD-R) since my roadie years, over 10 years ago. When I shifted to XC, I was all clipless (SPD). Last year, I started going platform when I discovered it was...
01-13-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By dexmax

To be clear, yes, I am replacing my rims because...

To be clear, yes, I am replacing my rims because I want to get these tires to fit correctly.
These rims are already about a year old, and this is a perfect excuse for an upgrade. lolz.

So far,...
01-13-14, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By dexmax

AM rim recommendations

I have been using my ZTR Crest for about a year now. When I got my new set (my 3rd set now) of Highrollers, I was forced to get the Highroller2 2.4 because the shop ran out of the old 2.35 version.
...
12-05-13, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,759
Posted By dexmax

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/dexmaxlx...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/dexmaxlx5/P1120387_zpsb9697a9d.jpg
Finally completed!! My XC and AM crossover bike...
Here's the build:
Specialized Camber Frame w/ Fox Triad2 120mm 26"...
11-12-13, 04:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,420
Posted By dexmax

It has been over a year since I went back into...

It has been over a year since I went back into cycling.. and cycling continues to improve my life as I get stronger..
I have never been happier.

My family and friends are also pleased with the...
10-08-13, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,329
Posted By dexmax

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.. I...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions..

I ended up with a subpar solution as compared before, but it still works.. (sort of)

I got a bike stand for the rear, holds the rear wheel. So the bike is...
10-07-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,759
Posted By dexmax

Finally got the new Talas installed.. with custom...

Finally got the new Talas installed.. with custom red decals to match the color scheme..

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/dexmaxlx5/P1100678_zpsc79404d2.jpg
10-06-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By dexmax

Xeccon Niguer 300

Recently, I was able to get my hands on a Xeccon Niguer 300. Claimed to be 1100lumens, but I would say that this is by far the brightest bike light that I have owned; and I have been through a few.
...
10-03-13, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,329
Posted By dexmax

Mounting suggestions; Honda CRV

Hi everyone,

I didn't have any problems fitting my bike inside the CRV via the 9mm QR Fork mount at the back. See pic below....
09-10-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,108
Posted By dexmax

I did this to a 2012 Cannondale frame. using...

I did this to a 2012 Cannondale frame.

using and a2z disk brake adapter

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/dexmaxlx5/Cannondale/P1050181.jpg
...
09-10-13, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,523
Posted By dexmax

Samal Island, Philippine Islands ...

Samal Island, Philippine Islands
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/dexmaxlx5/web8_zps139f1250.jpg
08-30-13, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By dexmax

Thank you. I was hoping that there were standard...

Thank you. I was hoping that there were standard intervals for bearing replacement and regreasing. However, doing it every 6 months as suggested would be fine.
Thanks!!
08-28-13, 03:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By dexmax

I love my MAXXIS Highrollers 2.35 and now on my...

I love my MAXXIS Highrollers 2.35 and now on my 2nd set. I run it front and back.
Initially I had issues with cornering, however, when I learned to lean unto turns more aggressively, the Highrollers...
08-28-13, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By dexmax

Maintenance/Service Intervals; Hope Pro2 Evo hubs

I was wondering if there are standard service interval/maintenance for Hope Pro2 Evo Hubs.

I have owned these hubs for 6 months now, and have about 2000kms of trails/XC on it.
Although it has...
08-25-13, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,523
Posted By dexmax

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/dexmaxlx...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/dexmaxlx5/2013-08-250811_zpsec664f21.jpg (http://s1255.photobucket.com/user/dexmaxlx5/media/2013-08-250811_zpsec664f21.jpg.html)
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06-02-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By dexmax

That is one of the reasons why I originally...

That is one of the reasons why I originally wanted to replace the fork. The color choice follows.

@all
I have considered all your suggestions; especially the red decal suggestion... But I still...
05-30-13, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By dexmax

Red would be perfect, unfortunately Fox only has...

Red would be perfect, unfortunately Fox only has Black or White..
05-30-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By dexmax

Black or White??

I was originally planning to put on a black FOX fork to replace my White FOX fork..
But people have been telling me that a white fork looks better on my Black frame..

Since I can't decide now.....
05-20-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 80,786
Posted By dexmax

Yesterday's ride. ...

Yesterday's ride.

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/dexmaxlx5/SpecializedCamber/2013-05-19083406_zpsa0c64118.jpg...
05-20-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By dexmax

Very well said sir.. as a Roadie for most of my...

Very well said sir.. as a Roadie for most of my cycling days, I agree with you..
Although you need to be alert on the roadbike, especially in a peloton and anticipating movement of the riders...
05-20-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,759
Posted By dexmax

I haven't been on platform pedals for a long time...

I haven't been on platform pedals for a long time (10+years), but over the weekend, I decided to install new Origin8 pedals and try it on the trail.
To save weight, I put on a Truvativ Noir...
04-10-13, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By dexmax

Hi blando89, At another thread you are...

Hi blando89,

At another thread you are considering to go for disc brakes from caliper/v-brakes. In which you will need to replace the hubs to accommodate a disc rotor. With this in mind, and you...
04-10-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By dexmax

Hi roccobike, Those pictures are linked from...

Hi roccobike,
Those pictures are linked from Photobucket, probably your company is blocking content from that server.

And I'm glad you like the C'dale; I've put a lot of time and miles on it. I...
04-10-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By dexmax

Better if you can post a picture of the rear drop...

Better if you can post a picture of the rear drop out (left side).
For flat drop-outs, the adapter can be installed without any modification. In my Cannondale frame, the drop out was not flat, hence...
04-10-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By dexmax

Just for the back.. for the front, just get a...

Just for the back..
for the front, just get a new fork.
04-10-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By dexmax

Hi blando89, the adaptor is in two pieces....

Hi blando89,

the adaptor is in two pieces. The mount and the faceplate. These two pieces sandwich the dropout, and the bolts are tightened so the adapter woudnt move.

here is a link with a...
04-09-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By dexmax

Hi blando89, Welcome to the forums.. ...

Hi blando89,

Welcome to the forums..

Here are pics from a project I did last year on a 2012 Cannondale V-brake specific frame which I converted to Disc Brakes.
...
04-08-13, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By dexmax

So i went out and did as dminor suggested.. and...

So i went out and did as dminor suggested..
and it performed so well, i am impressed.. There is a certain angle that it will loose some grip, that i admit.. But riding it faster makes it much more...
04-01-13, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,171
Posted By dexmax

I am a short rider, and so far have been loving...

I am a short rider, and so far have been loving the camber. Although my camber have been built from the frame up with aftermarket parts (deore xt, fox fork, hope+ztr wheelset) the frame geometry is...
04-01-13, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By dexmax

Thanks everyone.. I will consider all of these...

Thanks everyone.. I will consider all of these suggestions.

dminor, i will try your suggestion... I should give these tires a chance..
04-01-13, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By dexmax

Maxxis High Roller and Conti Mountain King

I've been in two crashes with Maxxis High Rollers 2.1 (front and back)..
Maybe I am not used to the High Roller 2.1, but it seems that there is a spot in the tire that looses grip at a certain angle...
03-24-13, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,420
Posted By dexmax

it has been over a month since my last update.....

it has been over a month since my last update.. and a lot has happened.

Earlier in March, I received the best news..
After a series of medical tests, here's what the doctor said.
"you are in...
03-16-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By dexmax

Thanks everyone.. I agree, I need to buy new...

Thanks everyone.. I agree, I need to buy new ropes.. but so far this works.

@cryptid01, this is my old '96 Mitsubishi L200.. got it when I finished high school; and used it (to carry my roadies)...
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