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Old 12-08-16, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post


If anybody asks, this is going on an enduro bike and I'm experimenting with maximizing my gear range to handle anything the mountains throw at me.
I'm still not used to gigantic cassettes. Pic looks like a baby holding a cassette.
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Old 12-08-16, 11:14 PM
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That **** cray.
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Old 12-08-16, 11:14 PM
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It's also the most expensive piece of a MTB group. Not the levers for road groups.

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I'm still not used to gigantic cassettes. Pic looks like a baby holding a cassette.
They're all the rage in the MTB world
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Old 12-08-16, 11:40 PM
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Do they make a dork disc for that you probably already checked huh
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Do they make a dork disc for that you probably already checked huh
Nope, no need. MTBs are meant to be scratched and beat up.
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Old 12-09-16, 12:47 AM
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Today? You know how you don't have a torque wrench, and you tighten by feel? I was doing that, done it several times on stems, seat posts, whatever. Installed 3T stem on the cross bike. Tightened the face plate up to an evenly spaced perfect installation. Turned the top left bolt less than a quarter turn. Crack. Face plate where the 3 and T meet up.....cracked. Son of a.
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Old 12-09-16, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Today? You know how you don't have a torque wrench, and you tighten by feel? I was doing that, done it several times on stems, seat posts, whatever. Installed 3T stem on the cross bike. Tightened the face plate up to an evenly spaced perfect installation. Turned the top left bolt less than a quarter turn. Crack. Face plate where the 3 and T meet up.....cracked. Son of a.
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Old 12-09-16, 11:21 AM
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Today my Wabi Sub 15 wheels were trued.

I'm guessing that they have 1500 miles on them. They were out of true very little but the bike fell over and I had to ride 25 miles back to the start location with the front caliper open.

Richard at CUSTOM HAND BUILT BICYCLE WHEELS Built By Professionals - Prowheelbuider.com was of the opinion that the front tension was too high and the rear tension was too low.


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Old 12-09-16, 12:57 PM
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^To be fair, I'm, sure the front tension needs to be pretty damn high with only 20 spokes.
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Old 12-09-16, 01:11 PM
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Any wheel that went out of true just because your bike fell over wasn't built very well to begin with.
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Old 12-09-16, 01:18 PM
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Maybe it fell over a cliff?
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Old 12-09-16, 01:36 PM
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oakleys for $60?

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Old 12-09-16, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Any wheel that went out of true just because your bike fell over wasn't built very well to begin with.
Well, it was a Wabi Sub 15. Everyone oohs and aaahs over these. I bought them for light weight knowing that they are probably a compromise in terms of durability. At the end of the day I really don't know though.

It could have been out prior and I didn't notice. After it fell over I checked everything for damage and saw that the wheel was rubbing.


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Old 12-09-16, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Well, it was a Wabi Sub 15. Everyone oohs and aaahs over these. I bought them for light weight knowing that they are probably a compromise in terms of durability. At the end of the day I really don't know though.

It could have been out prior and I didn't notice. After it fell over I checked everything for damage and saw that the wheel was rubbing.


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Rode my subs for almost 6000 miles with only two minor trues needed. I'm no featherweight and I ride the **** out of my bikes.
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Old 12-09-16, 07:08 PM
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Today I did 40 miles. Beautiful low 60's weather -- SoCal winters are ****ing ace.
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I've put maybe 400+ miles on my Wabi Classic with Sub 15's and so far so good and I'm 6'2" and 205 and the roads I ride aren't glass smooth either. I love them so far. The lighter weight really is noticeable over the standard wheels. I'm running Challenge Paris Roubaix 28's on them with latex tubes. Super fast and super smooth.


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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Sure, here ya go

If anybody's wondering, this is going on an enduro/ all-mountain bike and I'm experimenting with maximizing my gear range to handle anything the mountains throw at me.

Prior to this with eagle 11, all you had up to was the largest Ti-N casette cog. This is eagle 12.



Why has nobody said "the Eagle has landed"? Come on!!!!!
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Old 12-09-16, 11:29 PM
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Today I am strongly considering selling a buddy my 6800 group so I can go Chorus on the MX Leader. Seems like the right thing to do.
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
I've put maybe 400+ miles on my Wabi Classic with Sub 15's and so far so good and I'm 6'2" and 205 and the roads I ride aren't glass smooth either. I love them so far. The lighter weight really is noticeable over the standard wheels. I'm running Challenge Paris Roubaix 28's on them with latex tubes. Super fast and super smooth.


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I have 25's and thought those were pretty wide when I put them on.

Agreed about the lighter weight being noticeable. I was able to power over hills that I had previously struggled with when running the OEM wheels.


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Today I thought about @TimothyH after I got home from my commute home. 23F and it felt like 12F with the wind chill. My iPhone battery went from 72% down to 14% from the cold in 32 minutes. They don't handle the cold well. Oh, and this is just the start of winter. The snow is coming this weekend. Forecasted for 4-6" Saturday night into Sunday and then another 1-3" Sunday night. Good times I am telling you!!!
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My iPhone battery went from 72% down to 14% from the cold in 32 minutes.
This is why i dont buy jackets that don't have inside pockets
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This is why i dont buy jackets that don't have inside pockets
It's funny that you mention that because my jacket has a zippered wind proof pocket. I forgot to put my phone in there last night. I have a pouch on my bag and just threw it in there out of habit.
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Sure, here ya go

If anybody's wondering, this is going on an enduro/ all-mountain bike and I'm experimenting with maximizing my gear range to handle anything the mountains throw at me.

Prior to this with eagle 11, all you had up to was the largest Ti-N casette cog. This is eagle 12.
Well photos on the bike would have been a bit more fun, but I'll accept this for now. That cassette is so sexy!
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Pretty sure eagle is going on my next dirtbike, gold accents everywhere else means i basically have to by law of bicycle fashion
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^To be fair, I'm, sure the front tension needs to be pretty damn high with only 20 spokes.

And it's radial, so you are just asking for....... nevermind.
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