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04-26-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,612
Posted By ncfisherman

It could be as simple as fork flex. It's going...

It could be as simple as fork flex. It's going to be more noticeable with standard QR dropouts, like on your fork, when combined with disc brakes. This wasn't an issue for QR dropouts when bikes...
04-23-14, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By ncfisherman

Measure the eye-to-eye and stroke length of your...

Measure the eye-to-eye and stroke length of your current shock.

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Santa Cruz should be able to pin down the model year via the serial number.
04-14-14, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By ncfisherman

The issue with the Gravity bike linked, is that...

The issue with the Gravity bike linked, is that it has track dropouts. If the OP wants to go geared, that type of dropout would be the most involved option.

If you want to swap easily between...
04-13-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 323,453
Posted By ncfisherman

Gopro fail... ...

Gopro fail...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYFYiiEHpu4&feature=youtu.be
04-13-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By ncfisherman

29ers are great for commuting. I have no problem...

29ers are great for commuting. I have no problem keeping up with slower roadies on my 29er HT even with 2.3" knobby tires. Worth noting that you will wear out your tread faster on pavement. ...
04-09-14, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,151
Posted By ncfisherman

If you want to go 1x11, you're not going to be...

If you want to go 1x11, you're not going to be able to use a Shimano rear hub, as Shimano does not offer a XX1 compatible freehub. Chris Kings XX1 driveshell will not be available until May and it's...
04-06-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By ncfisherman

Seems like you could break those up into two...

Seems like you could break those up into two groups. One consisting of the Covert, Enduro, and Tracer275 -- 160mm rear travel and burlier frames. The other containing the Spicy, Carbine, and...
04-06-14, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,978
Posted By ncfisherman

This is not the answer you want to hear, but the...

This is not the answer you want to hear, but the best bike for the price is the one that fits you best. What works for me, might not work for you, so you really need to go out and experience the...
04-05-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By ncfisherman

Titus was founded by Chris Cocalis, now owner of...

Titus was founded by Chris Cocalis, now owner of Pivot Cycles. Both brands were started in AZ, so I figured they would be prevalent out there. Titus did flop a few years ago(after Chris had...
04-04-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By ncfisherman

The 12mm you are referring to is for rear hub,...

The 12mm you are referring to is for rear hub, MTB specific applications.

The front Hope Pro2 is convertible between standard QR(5mm diameter QR axle or bolt on), 9mm, 15mm, and 20mm. You can...
04-04-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By ncfisherman

Santa Cruz has a couple to offer too...Nomad and...

Santa Cruz has a couple to offer too...Nomad and Heckler.
04-04-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By ncfisherman

I'd ad the Titus El Guapo and the Pivot Mach5.7...

I'd ad the Titus El Guapo and the Pivot Mach5.7 to the list. The Pivot comes up just short at 145mm rear wheel travel, but it certainly ticks the other boxes -- good suspension, 67.1 HA, and super...
04-03-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,801
Posted By ncfisherman

They can all be broken into, just a matter of how...

They can all be broken into, just a matter of how long it takes. I'm not very familiar with current locks, but I think U-lock is still the go-to style for best protection.

Good find on the...
04-03-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,801
Posted By ncfisherman

Yeah, both of those have the straps to prevent...

Yeah, both of those have the straps to prevent swaying. The only thing to check on those is to make sure it would fit your vehicle. The design of the Saris bones is infinitely adjustable, so it...
04-03-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,659
Posted By ncfisherman

Sounds like a really well deserved gift. ...

Sounds like a really well deserved gift. Congratulations on your weight loss.

The fork may or may not have the manufacturers branding -- likely made by RST or SR Suntour. It's not likely that...
04-03-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,801
Posted By ncfisherman

Yeah, that's the one. Though I think you could...

Yeah, that's the one. Though I think you could do better on the price -- they're about $130 new. Depends on your local market, but they pop up regularly here.
04-03-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By ncfisherman

Also some shiny braided housings...Universal...

Also some shiny braided housings...Universal Cycles -- Velo Orange Metallic Braid Derailleur Cable Kit (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=56044&category=673)

Jagwire...
04-03-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By ncfisherman

I think you're looking for Powercordz...

I think you're looking for Powercordz (http://www.powercordz.com/index.htm).

I know the type of housing you're talking about, but I can't say I've seen it for sale these days. Maybe something...
04-03-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,659
Posted By ncfisherman

Do you have a link to the bike you bought?

Do you have a link to the bike you bought?
04-03-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,801
Posted By ncfisherman

Some racks have a separate strap that will attach...

Some racks have a separate strap that will attach to the seat-tube, to prevent the bike from swaying. It looks like that is not a feature included on the racks at your budget. One way to keep the...
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04-02-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By ncfisherman

Welcome to the forums. Fellow North Carolinian...

Welcome to the forums. Fellow North Carolinian here.
04-02-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By ncfisherman

The XTC would be the comparable model from Giant....

The XTC would be the comparable model from Giant. Another bike in that price range is the Santa Cruz Highball. Also the Niner air9 carbon or Pivot Les, if you can find a good deal.
04-02-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By ncfisherman

The Superfly range from Trek would be the direct...

The Superfly range from Trek would be the direct competition for the Stumpjumper -- both being XC race oriented bikes. There are tons of options in that category, so check out everything you have...
04-02-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,276
Posted By ncfisherman

Just make sure to get the long cage version for...

Just make sure to get the long cage version for your 3x10. SRAM makes type2 in the x7 and x9 models.
04-01-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 323,453
Posted By ncfisherman

That section looks like fun -- sb66 ain't bad...

That section looks like fun -- sb66 ain't bad either.

Got out to a local trail this morning for some mileage. Also hit up the skate park for a bit.

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03-31-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,276
Posted By ncfisherman

SRAM vs Shimano is a personal preference thing. ...

SRAM vs Shimano is a personal preference thing. X7/X9 and SLX/XT are all very solid components. You can't mix/match SRAM and Shimano for the rear derailleur/shifter -- they have different pull...
03-31-14, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,153
Posted By ncfisherman

Mountain bikes have come a long way in the last...

Mountain bikes have come a long way in the last 10 years, but I wouldn't necessarily call that Trek outdated. I set someone up with a Trek Fuel of about that age, and it's been a great entry level...
03-30-14, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,441
Posted By ncfisherman

Looks good. Always fun to have something to...

Looks good. Always fun to have something to change it up a bit and rigid SS is a good change-up. Have you gotten the Yelli out to the trails yet?
03-30-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By ncfisherman

X-Caliber 4 - Trek Bicycle...

X-Caliber 4 - Trek Bicycle...
03-29-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,768
Posted By ncfisherman

It's going to be tough to find something...

It's going to be tough to find something comparable to the BD bikes as far as part spec goes. To find a non-BD bike that is competitive parts spec wise, you'll need to find something around 40-50%...
03-25-14, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By ncfisherman

In practice(servicing 10+ disc brakes a year),...

In practice(servicing 10+ disc brakes a year), brakes that run on dot fluid need more frequent fluid changes for optimal lever feel. The brakes are always mushy on my car, but a mushy feel on disc...
03-24-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By ncfisherman

When is the last time the disc brakes were bled? ...

When is the last time the disc brakes were bled? DOT fluid absorbs moisture which lowers the boiling point of the fluid. This could lead to the fade that you are experiencing.
03-24-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By ncfisherman

Here's the service manual for the 2010 model year...

Here's the service manual for the 2010 model year (https://www.sram.com/sites/default/files/techdocs/tm_my102.pdf) -- not sure what year your fork is, so if that is not accurate, you can check the...
03-03-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,593
Posted By ncfisherman

Frame design goes back to 2004, but it could be...

Frame design goes back to 2004, but it could be an '07 model. Email Yeti with the serial number and they can probably pin-point the model year for you.
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02-21-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,915
Posted By ncfisherman

Part spec on the bikes is very similar. One...

Part spec on the bikes is very similar. One thing you'll have to consider is that they are both coil forks. Coil forks typically come stocked with mid-weight springs and you would need the...
02-20-14, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,293
Posted By ncfisherman

If that is the FSR version(full suspension), then...

If that is the FSR version(full suspension), then the seller would be doing well to get $500 out of the bike. It's way overpriced.

The BMC on the other hand, is a great deal from a reputable...
02-15-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,940
Posted By ncfisherman

SS 29er's are all over the place here. I rode...

SS 29er's are all over the place here. I rode one for a couple years and really enjoyed it. It's really not that hard getting used to pedaling one gear. One thing I would never go back to is a...
02-11-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By ncfisherman

The Stumpy has a much better parts spec. It's...

The Stumpy has a much better parts spec. It's not even close.
02-11-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By ncfisherman

http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year...

http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2013&brand=Specialized&model=Camber+29#.UvpNmrRu4sI
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02-09-14, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,014
Posted By ncfisherman

Good stuff on the fork -- 120 is a nice sweet...

Good stuff on the fork -- 120 is a nice sweet spot for the Yelli. Yeah, the parts might not always look the same as in the manual, but the basic oil change procedures are the same throughout the...
02-08-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By ncfisherman

Roadies are so uncomfortable on bikes.

Roadies are so uncomfortable on bikes.
02-08-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By ncfisherman

Just got my Carbine out to the trail for the...

Just got my Carbine out to the trail for the first time this morning...and it rips. I'm running it in 26" mode until I get a 27.5 and 142x12 parts that I need. First impressions are very good,...
02-06-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,538
Posted By ncfisherman

I'd go 26". Like you said, plenty of options to...

I'd go 26". Like you said, plenty of options to choose from and more cost effective compared to 27.5" or 29" -- the 29ers hold their value pretty well and 27.5" mtb is relatively new, so you'd be...
02-06-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,014
Posted By ncfisherman

^^^This Here's a great oil viscosity chart:...

^^^This

Here's a great oil viscosity chart: http://www.peterverdone.com/wiki/images/a/a7/PVD-ISO-Viscosity-Data.gif

You can see that RS uses Torco 7wt for the damper and Torco 20wt for the...
02-05-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,014
Posted By ncfisherman

The Moco damper is a huge improvement over the...

The Moco damper is a huge improvement over the TK.

You don't necessarily need to change out the seals/wipers, unless they are leaking oil. When you have oil pooling up around the wiper lip,...
02-05-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,014
Posted By ncfisherman

Is the fork air or coil? If it's air, hopefully...

Is the fork air or coil? If it's air, hopefully the fork has the 20mm all travel spacer installed on the air spring assembly. Pretty straightforward to work on. Post up if you have any specific...
02-05-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,014
Posted By ncfisherman

Why not just get a 9sp chain? A 9sp chain will...

Why not just get a 9sp chain? A 9sp chain will shift fine with a 10sp front derailleur or even 10sp front chainrings.

Apparently people have run 10sp chains fine on 9sp cassettes, but 10sp...
02-04-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By ncfisherman

http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year...

http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2006&brand=Kona&model=King+Kikapu#.UvFtcLRTMw8
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02-04-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,474,812
Posted By ncfisherman

Got my new frame built up. Now if it would only...

Got my new frame built up. Now if it would only quit raining...

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02-04-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,014
Posted By ncfisherman

OEM x7 FD on ebay $27: ...

OEM x7 FD on ebay $27: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SRAM-X7-Front-Derailleur-3-X-10-High-Direct-Mount-Mountain-Bike-Mtb-Alloy-NEW-/390759846353?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5afb1a11d1

Maybe...
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