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    Changing tires

    Time to switch to "summer" tires. I've got a pair of Jumbo Jim's ready to go, but I can't get the Minion's off the rims. Is there a trick to removing the tires? It feels like they are glued on, and for the life of me I can't pry them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianCBRXX View Post
    Time to switch to "summer" tires. I've got a pair of Jumbo Jim's ready to go, but I can't get the Minion's off the rims. Is there a trick to removing the tires? It feels like they are glued on, and for the life of me I can't pry them off.
    These tires were the biggest PITA to remove, that I've ever had. I had to use metal tire lever and soap to get mine off. I'm not looking forward to doing it again in a week, I'm swapping my rear Minion FBR 4.8 to a 4.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Ford View Post
    These tires were the biggest PITA to remove, that I've ever had. I had to use metal tire lever and soap to get mine off. I'm not looking forward to doing it again in a week, I'm swapping my rear Minion FBR 4.8 to a 4.0.

    Good luck.
    Thanks, I'll keep prying away. Hopefully I don't put a hole in them, they're great for the snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianCBRXX View Post
    Thanks, I'll keep prying away. Hopefully I don't put a hole in them, they're great for the snow.
    Put your feet on the tire and pull the wheel holding spokes & rim just enough to clear the tire bead seat off the rim bed.

    You have to get towards the lower part of the rim bed in the middle to have more space to fit your tire lever.
    Metal tire lever that is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianCBRXX View Post
    Time to switch to "summer" tires. I've got a pair of Jumbo Jim's ready to go, but I can't get the Minion's off the rims. Is there a trick to removing the tires? It feels like they are glued on, and for the life of me I can't pry them off.

    Here's the method I have had success with..
    Lay a block of wood below the rim and place the edge of your shoe to the edge of the rim and step forcefully down on the tire. Grabbing the spokes may just lead to a handful of broken spoke nipples. MuleFut are a pita to dismount tires from. My Scrapers are worse!
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    Let the air out of your tire>get a mid size C clamp>clamp it on both sides of the tire clamp close as you can to the rim>put a thin board between the rim (so not to damage the rim) and the C clamp and peel the tire off the bead as you use the C clamp as a lever. Once the tire is starting to come off the bead you can use your tire lever for the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by temporoad View Post
    Let the air out of your tire>get a mid size C clamp>clamp it on both sides of the tire clamp close as you can to the rim>put a thin board between the rim (so not to damage the rim) and the C clamp and peel the tire off the bead as you use the C clamp as a lever. Once the tire is starting to come off the bead you can use your tire lever for the rest.

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    That must definitely be the easiest way!

    Will definitely try that next...

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    Quote Originally Posted by temporoad View Post
    Let the air out of your tire>get a mid size C clamp>clamp it on both sides of the tire clamp close as you can to the rim>put a thin board between the rim (so not to damage the rim) and the C clamp and peel the tire off the bead as you use the C clamp as a lever. Once the tire is starting to come off the bead you can use your tire lever for the rest.
    Yup, the C-Clamp was the way I ended up breaking the bead. I needed metal tire irons to get the tire off, though. When I did the front wheel, the bead broke on both sides of the rim; I assumed it did so on the rear as well, but I ended up having to re-insert the tube and got back to the C-clamps to get the other bead to break. At least I've got the process down now, and it's not too bad. One other thing to note, is once the bead has broken, let the air out of the inner tube before inserting the tire irons. I really hope I never get a flat out on the trails, I don't want to have to ride around with c-clamps and tire irons. Tubeless is looking like a better idea.

    BTW, the JJ's are looking good, the mayor almost looks "nimble". I'm looking forward to trying them out. I switched to some light-weight tubes, too (WTB 26x2.5) saved about 1.25 pounds on each wheel.

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    Brian, the JJ's are awesome for their rideability. Rolling resistance is very mild. They feel light compared to other choices.
    I've run em with Surly Lite tubes and have gone back to tubeless. This time with Orange Seal. I hated Stan's due to the
    hard scum layer making my tires feel stiff and dead. I like springy tires so I can get trialsy. So far the Orange Seal has been
    excellent without seepage or other issues.
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    Thanks Banshee, I'll look into the Orange Seal. I just swapped my chainring to the OneUp Oval 32T, as well, now I just have to wait for the trails to dry up enough to ride them without destroying them. April Showers suck.

    One more question, has anyone replaced the skewer for the Bluto? Mine is pretty much shot, I think it wasn't lubed enough, and when I tightened it, I couldn't remove it without bending the collar. It still works, but the "locking" mechanism is shot. From what I can tell, the DT Swiss RWS is compatible. I really don't want to drop $90 on a replacement skewer that is as poorly designed as the SRAM. I'm also hoping I can get it from a Canadian shop, or at least someone that won't charge an arm and a leg to ship to Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianCBRXX View Post
    One more question, has anyone replaced the skewer for the Bluto? Mine is pretty much shot, I think it wasn't lubed enough, and when I tightened it, I couldn't remove it without bending the collar. It still works, but the "locking" mechanism is shot. From what I can tell, the DT Swiss RWS is compatible. I really don't want to drop $90 on a replacement skewer that is as poorly designed as the SRAM. I'm also hoping I can get it from a Canadian shop, or at least someone that won't charge an arm and a leg to ship to Canada.
    Never mind, I just found the hex-key adjustment on the skewer, I tightened it up, and it seems to be fine now. C-clamp to tighten the collar, and I should be good to go.An lesson learned: do not over-tighten the skewer when attaching the wheel.

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    One Up needs to offer their chainrings in Mayor approved colors... Sarge approved is also a requirement to get the job offer.

    Glad you sorted the qr issue. Damn, there are too many designs of these through *******s, axles. Seems these manufacturers have never heard of IS.
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    Just passing by to post some pictures of my friday ride! You will see some Mayor approved colors in this one!

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    Lookin good, Ralph! High country still has snow but close to home there's some dirt to ride. Doesn't get better than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lRaphl View Post
    Just passing by to post some pictures of my friday ride! You will see some Mayor approved colors in this one!
    me likey orange, nom nom.

    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Lookin good, Ralph! High country still has snow but close to home there's some dirt to ride. Doesn't get better than that.
    no dirt just mud here as the freekin rain hits just when it's time to ride.
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    We've got some rain yesterday and today. Last night was barely rideable in the trails but manageable. I may have to move my rides on the road in the upcoming days until the dirt shows itself...

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    Who said Fatbike couldn't be shared with the small ones?

    My 3-1/2 yo daughter is really enjoying the ride on her MacRide since she's 3yo! I've use the WeeRide before that.
    Will keep doing this on the Mayor in 29+ & The Catalyst 700+ this coming summer.

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    I'm thinking of joining the Mayor club for a winter riding (northern Canada, one of the few places with snow and ice each year). For me it also has to be light because of some stairs on my commute to haul it up and down. There are lots of fat options out there which I've tested, including the Mayor, so I'm wondering what makes RSD so special. What better way than to ask the experts here who put out cash to ride it. What are the things you like about the Mayor, particularly the frame and geometry and ride? Any things you don't like or would change (other than components like drive train or brakes that you could swap out)? Any experience with the Ti-Mayor and RSD's house brand carbon wheels for a super light build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PositiveIon View Post
    I'm thinking of joining the Mayor club for a winter riding (northern Canada, one of the few places with snow and ice each year). For me it also has to be light because of some stairs on my commute to haul it up and down. There are lots of fat options out there which I've tested, including the Mayor, so I'm wondering what makes RSD so special. What better way than to ask the experts here who put out cash to ride it. What are the things you like about the Mayor, particularly the frame and geometry and ride? Any things you don't like or would change (other than components like drive train or brakes that you could swap out)? Any experience with the Ti-Mayor and RSD's house brand carbon wheels for a super light build?
    Frankly, I was looking for a fatbike that wasn't based on repurposed commuter geometry. It had to be a mountain bike first and fatbike second. I didn't desire another pedal strike factory. The Mayor was on the test list for this reason. If it didn't strike a chord I was ready to spend 3-4k on a custom frame built to the constraints set forth in my .dwg file to be transmitted to a frame builder. Alas, the Mayor shows up on a FedUp truck and I promptly cram parts on the frame and pump up the tires. That first pedal showed that I didn't need to spend a bloody fortune on a frame and was good to go with a $1700 bike instead of a $7k bike. My Mayor as equipped weighs 27#'s and that ain't too shabby. With this build I wasn't in weight weenie mode cause I was building a Jeep as opposed to a Ferrari.
    You can expect excellent quality from RSD. You can expect top notch support from Alex, the owner of RSD. Everything RSD has been of good or excellent quality thus far. Honestly, you can't go wrong with the Mayor if you're looking for a mountain bike that can wear Ronald McDonald's shoes!

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    Thats excellent! Only 27lb! Could you give a parts list please? I am very interested in this bike.
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    they are on sale right now 15% off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wjh View Post
    Thats excellent! Only 27lb! Could you give a parts list please? I am very interested in this bike.
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    Hope hubs, RD rims X9 drive, Loaded AMX bar, Straitline Amp stem, JJ LiteSkins tubeless. The Mayor is fairly reasonable in terms of weight and being a fatty, weight was not on the list of concern. Performance and a clean appearance with keeping the budget outta the mortgage price range.

    Overall, the things I would change on the stock bike are brakes and seat. Bars shall be of a trialsy upsweep as well. For the coin I doubt you'll be able to find another make/model with lifetime warranty on the frame/fork. That has gone away in bikes.
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    Greetings Mayor owners! First post to this thread. I just took up biking again 2 years ago. I ended up investing in a entry level fat bike. A Motobecane Boris X9 bluto. I've logged over 1700 miles on that bike using Strava to keep track. I've completely love riding a fat bike, I'm a big dude at 270lbs and 6'6" so riding a fat bike sort of feels more like it fits me than a normal, "small tired" MTB.

    I made a mistake though with that bike. Its only 170mm rear spacing. So I've found that I need more width for snow riding. So the search started to upgrade to a better bike with better geometry and able to accept the widest of tires. I spend the next year looking at every single fat bike maker out there and ended up choosing the Mayor. Why?

    1. Can fit 5" tires
    2. Comes in an XL
    3. Geometry that I like
    4. Comes in raw aluminum, (no more worrying about scratch paint)
    5. Lightweight, (I need to weight mine)
    6. Tubeless ready
    7. Threaded BB
    8. I LOVE that they didn't change the top tube when going to the XL build, (unlike most other companies).

    So I waited for this Spring sale to hopefully show up, thinking it might in May. I've been checking their Facebook page daily for the sale too, so when it came up a few weeks ago I jumped! I think I had mine ordered within 4 hours of them posting the sale!

    I'm finally a proud owner of a Mayor XL or course.

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    ^^ Bigmb be very careful in these parts cuz these guys will borrow your new toy when your not looking.....with particular note to banshee rune...@-@
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    Here's the Boris. I'll be keeping the bluto for the Mayor so I don't really know what to do with the Boris without a fork. Any ideas?

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    And of course the new ride. Yes she's in the bedroom as it was much warmer putter her together inside than in the garage.
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    First two rides have been good but feels really slow with tubes and the Maxxis tires. I'll probably swap out soon after mud season to the JJ 4.0's and run them tubeless. I'm waiting to get some CaneCreek parts to swap the bluto to the Mayor as well. Definitely needed for summer riding.
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    Oh great, a grammarian in the Mayor thread!

    I've been running the JJ LiteSkin 4'8's and the rolling resistance is noticeably less than my D5's.

    wjh, the fuel economy is 5-7 miles per sammich...
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    This might be a good place to start. https://fat-bike.com/2017/03/rsd-ti-...d-term-review/
    i've been on the Ti Mayor for 2 years and will be happy to offer some feedbacks without being too biased. - email us at info@rsdbikes.com
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    RSD 29+ wheelset

    Alex just posted on FB: "We might be bringing a limited quantity of 27+ and 29+ wheelsets for the Mayor. Contact us if you are interested. Info@rsdbikes.com"

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    I saw that! I'm wondering what hubs they are going to have and what price point.

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    I want to mount my Rockshox Bluto on my Mayor. What headset do I need? What came with my bike is the RSD carbon fork with CC ZS-44.

    So I guess would I need a whole new headset or can I just order a bearing race for the bluto? I want to be able to swap from the carbon to bluto when I transition to summer riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMB View Post
    I want to mount my Rockshox Bluto on my Mayor. What headset do I need? What came with my bike is the RSD carbon fork with CC ZS-44.

    So I guess would I need a whole new headset or can I just order a bearing race for the bluto? I want to be able to swap from the carbon to bluto when I transition to summer riding.
    from personal experience trying to remove the crown race from the carbon fork is a nightmare, so if you are going to be swapping back and forth I would suggest picking up another crown race for the CC ZS-44 and install it on the bluto so you don't have to mess around with trying to press on and take off the race every time you want to swap forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMB View Post
    I want to mount my Rockshox Bluto on my Mayor. What headset do I need? What came with my bike is the RSD carbon fork with CC ZS-44.

    So I guess would I need a whole new headset or can I just order a bearing race for the bluto? I want to be able to swap from the carbon to bluto when I transition to summer riding.
    Purchase a crown race and go to town!
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    That is my intention is to leave the RSD fork's race alone and just be able to swap forks depending upon season. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. Thanks for the quick response

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    Gives options on fork to use. Glad we could hep!
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    From RSD facebook page:

    It took a while, but we found the right wheel sets. Sun Ringle Duroc Rims 27.5x50mm or 29x50mm laced with Sun Ringle SRC hubs. 15x150 Front. 12x197mm Rear. Optional rear QR adapters. $699 USD / $799 CAD . Delivery is around June 15th. Limited quantities.

    I've got my 29's reserved!

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    Sarge is my +bike and the Mayor is full fat, full time. This way it's grab n go.
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    Mukluk 2 owner here, so this is not my forum, but I thought I'd just leave this right here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aoF3gH6ym0

    Fatbike tour of the Southwest on a Mayor. Pretty rad. Apologies if a repost.

    Enjoy!



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    Simon's video is what steered me to the Mayor after I crashed and bent my last fat bike frame due to the rear skewer failing right after I crested a climb. The rear tire came loose causing a loss of control and an endo. One of my nastier crashes including a trip to the ER. I just finished a week ride in the KOFA which is toward the end of the video.

    On my bike I did the following mods:
    Double chainrings using a spider and a 24 T granny.
    42 T cassette.
    Jones bars.
    Rear rack.
    Gas Tank
    2 Mt feed bags to carry extra water bottles
    Ortlieb bar bag.
    Jones loop bag.
    Platform pedal
    X9 derailures.
    Brooks saddle.
    ESI grips.
    Ortlieb small (front) panniers used on the rear.
    Dry bag on top of the rear rack.
    MSR Dromedary
    2, 1 gal water jugs.

    The bike performed better than I could have hoped for even with all that weight. I tried posting a photo of it loaded bike but I couldn't figure out how to do it.

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    For all the lucky ones who already ride on dirt, here are a few pictures of my ride last night. As you can see, we still have a lot of snow left. Last year, my first ride on dirt was May 15th so I guess it will be close to that date again this year!

    Enjoy some last snow pictures for this spring!

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    ... and if we just ...

    Hey everyone, This is my first post and I gotta admit that this thread is sin!!! and you guys are pure evil with bad influence! Sorry about my wording but I cant express myself enough haha>

    Why? because I was thinking about my "first ever bike" and come across this thread. And about 4 hours reading into, my heart and soul was SOLD.

    And today, guess what I see when I got home?? YEAHHHH my Mayor!

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    Thanks to you all, now I going to figure out how to install/assemble my Mayor.

    BTW does anyone have any tutorial I did be happy to check it out!

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    fat_mayor You've got a pretty big job ahead of you putting that beast together, I bought mine from a lbs so I didn't have the pleasure of building up my mayor. I did however just recently purchase a Sergeant from rsd and it was in the state your mayor is currently in when it arrived. I have to say if you haven't assembled bikes from the frame up before or don't have a lot of experience working on bikes you might want to just bite the bullet and bring it into a bike shop and have them put it together for you. I have fun building bikes so I really enjoyed the process of building my sergeant but it might not be worth the headache for someone with less experience. Glad we all persuaded you to join the family welcome, you made the right choice!

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    Fat_Mayor, firstly, sin?? I could't call it that and continue to be a priesthood holder. As a matter of fact, the Mayor was enjoyed by the Bishop recently!
    The Mayor is simply a blessing to have had the opportunity to enjoy.. After taking many makes and models of fatbike on test rides, I was ready to spend far more on a custom frame that is designed with a purely offroad geometry. Why, because a fatbike is expected to be just that, pure offroad performance.
    The Mayor come so close in meeting the "it has to be an offroad performer" that I was glad to take delivery and can't get enough of it.
    So much so, that I have no desire to order up +wheels. I opted to buy a +bike in addition to the fatty. 4.8 is awesome and after trying 3.8/4.0's, wasted no time swapping the 4.8's back on. What we have is a Jeep on 2 wheels.

    Gratz on your new Mayor! May you have many great adventures to share here in the Mayor thread.
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    I was thinking about bring it to my local bike shop but then maybe, just maybe I can learn how to do it myself!

    But yes, i will be cautious to not damage or broke anything =)

    Here is the ultimate question, are there any links, youtube videos that has similar how to/work about for Mayor?

    Thanks in advance!

    Quote Originally Posted by trials4evr View Post
    fat_mayor You've got a pretty big job ahead of you putting that beast together, I bought mine from a lbs so I didn't have the pleasure of building up my mayor. I did however just recently purchase a Sergeant from rsd and it was in the state your mayor is currently in when it arrived. I have to say if you haven't assembled bikes from the frame up before or don't have a lot of experience working on bikes you might want to just bite the bullet and bring it into a bike shop and have them put it together for you. I have fun building bikes so I really enjoyed the process of building my sergeant but it might not be worth the headache for someone with less experience. Glad we all persuaded you to join the family welcome, you made the right choice!

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    Thanks Banshee, I have to say, your posts been very educational! and if I am RSD, I did be paying you some commission for being a big influence here.

    Big thanks and yes I cant wait to get out and ride it!

    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Fat_Mayor, firstly, sin?? I could't call it that and continue to be a priesthood holder. As a matter of fact, the Mayor was enjoyed by the Bishop recently!
    The Mayor is simply a blessing to have had the opportunity to enjoy.. After taking many makes and models of fatbike on test rides, I was ready to spend far more on a custom frame that is designed with a purely offroad geometry. Why, because a fatbike is expected to be just that, pure offroad performance.
    The Mayor come so close in meeting the "it has to be an offroad performer" that I was glad to take delivery and can't get enough of it.
    So much so, that I have no desire to order up +wheels. I opted to buy a +bike in addition to the fatty. 4.8 is awesome and after trying 3.8/4.0's, wasted no time swapping the 4.8's back on. What we have is a Jeep on 2 wheels.

    Gratz on your new Mayor! May you have many great adventures to share here in the Mayor thread.

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    Fat_Mayor,

    You're welcome! And thank you, too...

    Once you get out and take a good ride and get a feel for the Mayor, you'll understand its value. As a very capable and playful mountain bike it also just happens to wear Ronald McDonald's shoes! The sweet geometry and those faaaat tires are awesome. Now we can't wait to see some ride reports and pix.

    My Mayor is a daily driver for lack of better description. Of course, so is Sarge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat_Mayor View Post
    Here is the ultimate question, are there any links, youtube videos that has similar how to/work about for Mayor?

    Thanks in advance!
    I'm not sure if there is an ultimate link for everything but if you go on Youtube and search for individual part installation, then you'll find all you need. Take your time and go one part at a time. It may look intimidating at first but once you're done you will see that it's pretty easy and basic as long as you have all the tools needed.

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    I've been riding my 2 mountain bikes and my road bike a lot in the past 4 weeks and just can't get one idea out of my head...

    The Mayor geometry is the best I ever rode. I wish my other mountain bikes were as good.

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    Ralph, that is precisely why Sarge was hired!! Had to have a 3" tire bike and not jump through the hoops swapping wheels and all that jazz.
    It's all about the geometry.
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    The Wildcat would be a nice replacement for my 2 FS bikes. I would need to sell them first.

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    The sweetness of 3.0/3.8 on a fully is too difficult to pass up.

    And if Alex brings a true fat fully to the offering, I'm checking into Betty Ford Bicycle Addiction Clinic. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    The sweetness of 3.0/3.8 on a fully is too difficult to pass up.

    And if Alex brings a true fat fully to the offering, I'm checking into Betty Ford Bicycle Addiction Clinic. :/
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    I just got my Mayor frame this week, but the crankset (RF Turbine) off of my old bike doesn't fit, even though it was a 190 QR frame. What crankset are you all using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    I just got my Mayor frame this week, but the crankset (RF Turbine) off of my old bike doesn't fit, even though it was a 190 QR frame. What crankset are you all using?
    RF Turbine cinch for 190 rear end. Two reasonably priced options that are Mayor compatible.

    RF0846 https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...6&category=379

    RF1590 https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...8&category=379

    You will also need a BB. 30mm spindle for the 0846 and 24mm for the 1590.

    Go with the 0846...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    RF Turbine cinch for 190 rear end. Two reasonably priced options that are Mayor compatible.

    RF0846 https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...6&category=379

    RF1590 https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...8&category=379

    You will also need a BB. 30mm spindle for the 0846 and 24mm for the 1590.

    Go with the 0846...
    Personal opinion, go with the Aeffect (1590) cranks, turbines have issues. Since it's a 24mm spindle I also recommend using Shimano bottom bracket.

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    1590 is 24mm bb...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    1590 is 24mm bb...
    I'm aware, my recommendation is to use a Shimano bottom bracket instead of the ever crappy race face. Shimano are solid bb. Cups will work, you don't need the stupid plastic spacer cup between them.

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    We've got some snow over the weekend and until this morning. So here are some picture of my Mayor in some fresh snow last night. It really was a fun ride and makes me wish we were about to go back into winter!

    Those two places were finaly snow free last thursday...

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    Meet Mayor Lee

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    Brian, the Mayor is lookin like it's play time with the seat down.
    The best part if riding a Mayor is getting out there and hitting a rail trail and blowing the minds of the skinny tire set.

    Ralph, we had a couple days of snow this week. Discovered the Mayor was doing the snow dance for one more foray in snow!!

    Guy, I bought a BB offa Amazon intended for a 73mm BB and the first stop was the trash can to dispose of the plastic sleeve... Not that it woulda served any purpose in the BB shell of a Mayor. The Mayor has been running on the same BB without issue for over a year now.
    Come to think of it tho, Raceface has a product line named after their favorite bike line at Walmart!! Next?? REALLLY?!!?! Not going anywhere near one of my bikes since the name is that repulsive.
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    Brian, the Mayor is lookin like it's play time with the seat down.
    The best part if riding a Mayor is getting out there and hitting a rail trail and blowing the minds of the skinny tire set.

    Ralph, we had a couple days of snow this week. Discovered the Mayor was doing the snow dance for one more foray in snow!!

    Guy, I bought a BB offa Amazon intended for a 73mm BB and the first stop was the trash can to dispose of the plastic sleeve... Not that it woulda served any purpose in the BB shell of a Mayor. The Mayor has been running on the same BB without issue for over a year now.
    Come to think of it tho, Raceface has a product line named after their favorite bike line at Walmart!! Next?? REALLLY?!!?! Not going anywhere near one of my bikes since the name is that repulsive.

    Hope everyone's getting out with their Mayors this weekend for an adventure!

    Onward to new jewelry for the Mayor. Bought a set of Hope Tech 3 E4's in purple for the Mayor last week! Now equipped with towing package brakes. Holy smokes, these things take the effort entirely out of braking. Just amazing how nice it is to not hafta grab a fist full of lever to slow the train. Improved some of my favorite corners where I momentarily lock both brakes to pitch the bike through tight quarters and make skinny riders scratch their heads as a fatbike blasts through tight places at speed. Fun stuff! Pivots are effortless and getting trialsy is less fatiguing.

    Pix later...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Ford View Post
    I'm aware, my recommendation is to use a Shimano bottom bracket instead of the ever crappy race face. Shimano are solid bb. Cups will work, you don't need the stupid plastic spacer cup between them.

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    I have many hours on RF BBs with no issues. The plastic sleeve is to keep moisture off the spindle, it's a choice to use it.

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    While is will do nothing for the BB shell full of water, is does offer some protection from water working it's way into the bearings. There's always the weep hole option too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    I have many hours on RF BBs with no issues. The plastic sleeve is to keep moisture off the spindle, it's a choice to use it.
    Well the unfortunate thing is, Shimano doesn't make a 100mm bottom bracket so if one is going to go that route on their fat bike the sleeve is landfill.

    My RF bottom bracket went to crap in less than 50 miles. I've read several others with same issue, esp on fat bikes. YMMV, but I wouldn't waste my time.

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    I had a cold this weekend so only went for a shot 95 minutes ride on the Mayor Friday. Didn't take any pictures this time but there is barely no more snow left in the woods. Only in a few places where there is shade all day long and with all the rain we got over the weekend I'm pretty sure it's now gone.

    BansheeRune, seems like you had some really nice time on yours lately! If Hydro brakes were working properly below 30C, I would ditch my BB7 for something like your Hope brakes. Any new pictures of the bike with those nice stopping devices on?

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    Manitou Mastadon

    Hey,

    Is anyone here also thinking about buying the Manutou Mastadon for their Mayor?

    If so, what size and version are you thinking? I am running 4.8 minions so will most likely require the EXT version but I'm curious about the length.

    A/C for the 100mm is 531mm but I'm considering the 120mm (551mm A/C) version with the reason being it will have sag and therefor lower the A/C to that nearer of the 100mm version.

    What do you think? Any opinions/thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lRaphl View Post
    I had a cold this weekend so only went for a shot 95 minutes ride on the Mayor Friday. Didn't take any pictures this time but there is barely no more snow left in the woods. Only in a few places where there is shade all day long and with all the rain we got over the weekend I'm pretty sure it's now gone.

    BansheeRune, seems like you had some really nice time on yours lately! If Hydro brakes were working properly below 30C, I would ditch my BB7 for something like your Hope brakes. Any new pictures of the bike with those nice stopping devices on?
    The DOT fluid brakes work dandy in friggen cold weather. Infact, I drive my Jeep to work in Sub zero weather too...
    I'll get some pix in the next few days. Had 18" fresh slop on top of Ajax this past week and SkiCo is opening the mountain for a few days for the skiers to get that last jones!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dhugal View Post
    Hey,

    Is anyone here also thinking about buying the Manutou Mastadon for their Mayor?

    If so, what size and version are you thinking? I am running 4.8 minions so will most likely require the EXT version but I'm curious about the length.

    A/C for the 100mm is 531mm but I'm considering the 120mm (551mm A/C) version with the reason being it will have sag and therefor lower the A/C to that nearer of the 100mm version.

    What do you think? Any opinions/thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhugal View Post
    Hey,

    Is anyone here also thinking about buying the Manutou Mastadon for their Mayor?

    If so, what size and version are you thinking? I am running 4.8 minions so will most likely require the EXT version but I'm curious about the length.

    A/C for the 100mm is 531mm but I'm considering the 120mm (551mm A/C) version with the reason being it will have sag and therefor lower the A/C to that nearer of the 100mm version.

    What do you think? Any opinions/thoughts?
    I've been considering it, my thoughts were go with the EXT 120. However, I'm not sure I'm going to keep the Mayor, currently pondering the possibility of replacing it with a Big Chief, but who knows.

    From all the reports coming in from the Mastadon thread, things look very positive.
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    FYI, my understanding (from reading the mastedon thread) is that you can always go shorter on Manitou forks by adjusting the air; mikesee gives the rundown on how to do it. Given that, why not get the 120? You can adjust to 100 if it rides better.

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    Upset 2016 Mayor - Stolen

    2016 Build 2 basically brand new stolen from my garage in Kitchener, ON. Think of me if you come across a cheap mayor for sale somewhere in Ontario, Canada. Thanks!
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    That's sad...You didn't have any insurance for that?

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    It was insured, but with a high deductible. Haven't decided if I will claim it. Seems like the insurance co's always make their money back.

    Good reminder to keep the bikes locked up, even in the garage!

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    mtucker, sorry to hear of your Mayor being absconded with.
    My Mayor is hangin out in the house where he's fairly safe. Along with Sarge.
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    I also keep all my bikes in my basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lRaphl View Post
    I've been riding my 2 mountain bikes and my road bike a lot in the past 4 weeks and just can't get one idea out of my head...

    The Mayor geometry is the best I ever rode. I wish my other mountain bikes were as good.
    For what type of riding?

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    Has anyone put a Mastodon on a Mayor?

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    Well I decided to order a frame thanks to the input from BansheeRune and BigMB. Alex says the Mastodon should fit fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMNealio View Post
    Well I decided to order a frame thanks to the input from BansheeRune and BigMB. Alex says the Mastodon should fit fine.
    You will not regret the Mayor! Very well behaved, indeed. Can't go wrong with the reasonable price.
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    Been a while, just popped in to share this YouTube gem. While searching for a rear rack for my Mayor who's going to be pulling commuter duty soon, I saw this...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoJufhAhaAk

    Also noticed while I was here, we have some new member to the RSD Mayor familia, welcome all, hope you're enjoying your Mayor's.

    @mtucker250 sorry to hear about your loss, that truly sux, I f#cking hate thieves almost as much as racist aholes (but that's a whole different forum). Anyhoo, I know your pain, my first 2 years in Seattle I had 2 bike stolen one which was only 4 months old. Luckily my insurance took care of it, sadly it doesn't sound like your going to be so lucky. Good luck.
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    Wait, wut?? What's commuter duty? @.o

    Guy, hope you are doing well and not keeping too busy to get an adventure ride in.

    Mtucker, sorry to hear that someone lifted your Mayor. Always sux when that happens. This is why I am so vigilant with my bikes. Hope you get a knock on the door with a police officer standing there with an orange Mayor in hand.

    On the Mastadon front, The only issue is caster angle, perhaps. I would have little to no issue with raising the front end by an inch, but not more.
    I'm still on the fence when it comes to adding squish to the Mayor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Wait, wut?? What's commuter duty? @.o

    Guy, hope you are doing well and not keeping too busy to get an adventure ride in.
    Eh it's still going to see more dirt, just needs to take on another face during the work week. New job requires me to commute, not like my last gig that was literally .2 miles and I could walk to work in 5 mins. My new gig is just under 10 miles, so I'd rather ride the Mayor. Not to mention the whole ride is along the waterfront here in Seattle so has a nice view at times.

    1st pic is waterfront ride, next two are from office where I work.
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    Took my first rides on the Mayor last weekend. I was taking it easy because its a new bike an all but somehow I set my fastest time on a tight downhill run I do. So I think that's promising..
    The bike feels way more stable and likes the higher speed corners much better now. I"m pretty stoked so far. And honestly I love the aesthetics of the frame...

    The only pic I have of it so far. And my garage looks like a bomb went off, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMNealio View Post
    Took my first rides on the Mayor last weekend. I was taking it easy because its a new bike an all but somehow I set my fastest time on a tight downhill run I do. So I think that's promising..
    The bike feels way more stable and likes the higher speed corners much better now. I"m pretty stoked so far. And honestly I love the aesthetics of the frame...

    The only pic I have of it so far. And my garage looks like a bomb went off, sorry.
    Congrats on the Mayor and clocking your fastest time on the DH, new bikes are inspiring.

    I see you have a Mastodon installed, what version, travel, any issue with crown hitting the frame when turning?

    Can't wait to see more pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Ford View Post
    Congrats on the Mayor and clocking your fastest time on the DH, new bikes are inspiring.

    I see you have a Mastodon installed, what version, travel, any issue with crown hitting the frame when turning?

    Can't wait to see more pics.
    Oh yes I was going to mention this to you guys. Fork has like 1/2" or more of clearance. Tons of room there. I'm running the Mastodon Pro EXT model, set at 120mm still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMNealio View Post
    Oh yes I was going to mention this to you guys. Fork has like 1/2" or more of clearance. Tons of room there. I'm running the Mastodon Pro EXT model, set at 120mm still.
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    That's awesome news. Curious to hear your thoughts on head angle with the 120 Ext. Knowing that the axle to crown on the Mastodon EXT is longer (551 a/c) than what RSD designed the bike for (Bluto 120; 531 a/c), curious to know if it makes a difference in ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Ford View Post
    That's awesome news. Curious to hear your thoughts on head angle with the 120 Ext. Knowing that the axle to crown on the Mastodon EXT is longer (551 a/c) than what RSD designed the bike for (Bluto 120; 531 a/c), curious to know if it makes a difference in ride.
    So it's more trialsy. Sounds very desirable to me.
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    I'm stoked for your new ride. Looks like a Frankenstein build I dig it.

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    I need some help in breaking loose my crank. It seems like it's on there super tight. I put the bike together myself but I think the crank was already installed. I've been looking up youtube vids on these cranks too but I want to make sure I'm not missing something before I start reefing on it. From what I understand it's just a 8mm hex on the drive side that needs to be loosened? And that it is threaded normally, (left to loosen). Am I missing something? Like I said I don't want to go nuts on it before I know for sure that's what needs to happen.

    I've got a little crank creaking going on so just need to take things down and clean/re-lube and back in business. So am I missing something?

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlfuqYEB2t8

    I think I found my answer in this vid. Can someone confirm this for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMB View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlfuqYEB2t8

    I think I found my answer in this vid. Can someone confirm this for me?
    That video is correct, if you have a stock 2016+ Mayor complete with RF Turbine Cinch cranks that is the procedure.

    If in doubt and you're concerned, take to LBS for peace of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    So it's more trialsy. Sounds very desirable to me.
    I've only ridden it with the long fork, so I have nothing to compare to, but I'm loving how it handles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMNealio View Post
    I've only ridden it with the long fork, so I have nothing to compare to, but I'm loving how it handles.
    There's enough considered into the geometry to afford a longer A/C without handling going out the window.
    Mayor with the carbon fork is very nice however, I can see it coming to life with more A/C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    There's enough considered into the geometry to afford a longer A/C without handling going out the window.
    Mayor with the carbon fork is very nice however, I can see it coming to life with more A/C.
    I don't own a Mayor....but seeing how you're talking Mastodons, I do have a 120 EXT I put on a Borealis Echo that had a 100mm Bluto on it. And I too worried about it's effects.
    The EXT is 1 1/2 inches taller.
    It raised the bars ( which is good for me)
    It raised b/b about 1/2 inch....which is also good for me ( no pedal or ring strikes!)
    It raised the top tube....no issue for me ( but may be for others)
    It slacked out the bike...which has been all good.
    Still climbs great, descends way better.
    No front end tuck or push and no wheel flop.
    I will tell you to check both the crown clearance ( it hits on a Farley EX carbon) and the rear arch clearance ( no issues on 4 bikes I tried )

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    Hi all, been some time since my last post with pictures of my Mayor rides. So here is a little resume in picture of my ride Saturday. I took the Mayor out after letting it sit in my basement for 3-4 weeks. I'm still enjoying it everytime I go out with it.

    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"-img_20170624_145023349.jpgRSD Bikes "The Mayor"-img_20170624_145826865_hdr.jpgRSD Bikes "The Mayor"-img_20170624_152616357.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    I don't own a Mayor....but seeing how you're talking Mastodons, I do have a 120 EXT I put on a Borealis Echo that had a 100mm Bluto on it. And I too worried about it's effects.
    The EXT is 1 1/2 inches taller.
    It raised the bars ( which is good for me)
    It raised b/b about 1/2 inch....which is also good for me ( no pedal or ring strikes!)
    It raised the top tube....no issue for me ( but may be for others)
    It slacked out the bike...which has been all good.
    Still climbs great, descends way better.
    No front end tuck or push and no wheel flop.
    I will tell you to check both the crown clearance ( it hits on a Farley EX carbon) and the rear arch clearance ( no issues on 4 bikes I tried )
    With the current crown designs it would be a problem with poorly designed frames.

    The Mayor is a fine candidate for a squishy fork.


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