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    New 2007 Azure Comp owner.

    Hi,

    Just figured I'd introduce myself to the forum. I just picked up a 2007 Azure Comp from Randall Scott and was curious if it came everything I'd need to set it up (shock pump and cleats for the pedals). I primarily ride the green belt here in Austin and looking forward to getting out there with my first full suspension bike. Also, if anyone else in Austin has any experience with dialing in the suspension, please let me know as I'd appreciate the help.

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    Hi, and congrats on owning an awesome bike. You will get cleats but no shock pump. I would buy a shock pump right away so your bike comes you can mess around with the pressure. I weigh 170 and I have the fox float on 125psi in the back and it dosent bottom out and feels nice. Youll probably have to adjust your brakes, and make sure any extra bolts are tight to your specification. Be sure to take some pics of her to throw up here in the offical Azure thread.

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    Hello All,
    I'm getting back into biking (mostly cross country-type trails) after several years. I spent the last few weeks scanning the internet and I settled on the IH Azure Sport. I took the plunge last night also with Randall Scott's closeout deals online. I'm close to 6' in height and around 170lbs so I picked the 19" size. Thanks for the tips Rockadile, I'll make the adjustments based on the weight when it arrives. It has been a long time since I've worked on bikes but I enjoy tweaking hardware. I think I made a good choice and I'm chomping at the bit to see it. Delivery will take a few days though so I gotta be patient. I'll share some pics later on the Azure thread after I've made adjustments and I'll provide any feedback that may help other new owners.
    Thanks again, Later,
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    Awesome G8tor! Yes you are chomping to see your new bike, but guess what I get that same feeling now a year later to see the Azure each day when I pull her out of the closet for a ride.

    Look setting up the rear shock can be a pain but its really easy in essence. For the rear as Dave Weagle mentioned in a thread somewhre on here, set the PSI so you have 25% sag then set the rebound so that when you jump on the pedals it only only bounces back to original position and dosent bounce again.

    And like I said but its worth repeating, just because you had a "Pro Build" like I did from RS cycles, dosent mean doo doo. My crank arm wasnt tightened enough and actually almost FELL OFF while I was riding, my brakes were a joke, my rear wheel wasnt trued, my rear derailleur wasnt dialed, and god knows what else. Point is, check every bolt outside of the frame bolts(becuase they have been perfect) and make sure its done right. I only noticed all of this in hindsight of course, and I dont blame RS becuase you get what you pay for and I knew they were going to do the lamest setup possible.

    If you have Avid BB5 brakes, fuss, muss, complain, then follow this guide and have your brakes perfect in 5 min.

    http://bluecollarmtb.com/2006/10/30/...l-disc-brakes/

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    Thanks again, Rock! Appreciate the brake guide. I've printed it out and will have it handy for the Azure arrival in a few days. I actually passed on the Pro Setup since I plan to go over every part of the bike like a hawk anyways.

    I'm a meticulous DIYfer and want to learn the all the mechanisms of the bike. I build computers from scratch as another hobby and I take time to research everything before I tweak it.
    Later!
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    Quote Originally Posted by G8tor
    Thanks again, Rock! Appreciate the brake guide. I've printed it out and will have it handy for the Azure arrival in a few days. I actually passed on the Pro Setup since I plan to go over every part of the bike like a hawk anyways.

    I'm a meticulous DIYfer and want to learn the all the mechanisms of the bike. I build computers from scratch as another hobby and I take time to research everything before I tweak it.
    Later!

    That makes two of us into computers, Im a big overclocker. Hey how does the warranty work if the bike is not assembled by "technicians"?

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    The bike should arrive tomorrow! There is an authorized IH dealer not too far from me that I may ask to inspect it after my assembly if they offer a "certified inspection" at a reasonable fee.

    The warranty does state "This limited warranty applies only to Iron Horse Bicycles, which were fully assembled by an authorized bicycle dealer at the time of purchase and were not altered in any way inconsistent with the bicycle's design. In order to obtain limited warranty service, the bicycle, together with the bill of sale/assembly, must be presented to an authorized bicycle dealer" according to their limited warranty policy: http://www.ironhorsebikes.com/downlo...E-WARRANTY.pdf

    I'm looking forward to some riding this weekend!
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    Bike *should* have arrived today but FedEx decided to attempt a residential delivery in the middle of the day! Gah! Hopefully, I'll be able to receive it tomorrow, already went out and got a shock pump and one of those yakima top tube adapter bars since I didn't want to spend more money on a new bike rack.

    I should be able to give it a quick once over then practice falling down as this will be my first bike with clip less pedals. I think the only thing I'll need help with is getting the seat height correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost27
    Bike *should* have arrived today but FedEx decided to attempt a residential delivery in the middle of the day! Gah! Hopefully, I'll be able to receive it tomorrow, already went out and got a shock pump and one of those yakima top tube adapter bars since I didn't want to spend more money on a new bike rack.

    I should be able to give it a quick once over then practice falling down as this will be my first bike with clip less pedals. I think the only thing I'll need help with is getting the seat height correct.

    Dude be careful! You WILL fall and hopefully not on concrete. The worst is when you have been riding all day, then you come to a stop to get off, and ohhhh crap clipless! WHUMP! Ive been doing it for years so it's second nature but I fell more than a few times in the process.

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    Well, the bike arrived, had to do some cable re-routing, re-align the handlebars with the fork, and just give the bike a once over but she's all put together now. The pro-build did save *some* time but I noticed a couple of things:

    1. The way they routed the front caliper line would not allow me to put the front wheel on. I looked at some pictures of the azure on Iron Horses website and figured that out.

    2. The handle bars were not correctly aligned with the front fork, with the wheel straight the handle bars were off about 5 degrees or so.

    Those were the only big issues that I found. I'm probably going to take it to a LBS to have them double check my setup with my measurements but I did manage to get the sag front and rear set up for my weight. I ended up with about 170 psi in the rear and about 120 psi in the front which gave me about .25" on the rear shock and about .75-1" on the front shock. Now I just need to get out and play with the rebound. Right now I've got the rear shock turned almost all the way to slow which I'm not sure is correct but I'll keep playing with that. I also played around with the clip less pedals some just to try to get used to them.

    Other than just a few quick passes up and down the street and some small drops off the curb it seems like its pretty damn good. Much nicer of a ride over my 8 year old hard tail.

    One question though:
    Did anyone else's azure come with some sort of plastic big ring guard on the crankset? I'm looking at this thing and I don't think that for the stuff I ride it's going to last very long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockadileSX
    Hi, and congrats on owning an awesome bike. You will get cleats but no shock pump. I would buy a shock pump right away so your bike comes you can mess around with the pressure. I weigh 170 and I have the fox float on 125psi in the back and it dosent bottom out and feels nice. Youll probably have to adjust your brakes, and make sure any extra bolts are tight to your specification. Be sure to take some pics of her to throw up here in the offical Azure thread.
    HaHa. Is there actually an Azure Thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drtmonkey
    HaHa. Is there actually an Azure Thread?

    Yep:
    Official Azure Thread

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    Rockadile was right! After assembling the Azure I took it for a test spin around the block. I wanted to see how well the brakes work, which did great, and then I promptly flopped over on the asphalt before I could twist my foot out.... Just a sore knee and I don't think anyone on my street saw my embarrassing noobness hopefully.

    Today was a beautiful Sunday and I took the bike to the Boise foothills. I posted some photos on the Official Azure Thread: Official Azure Thread
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    After taking the bike out on several rides I'm noticing that the headset is a little creaky. Has anyone else ever noticed this appearing after a while? I believe that is a Cane Creek headset with what looks to be some spacers on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost27
    After taking the bike out on several rides I'm noticing that the headset is a little creaky. Has anyone else ever noticed this appearing after a while? I believe that is a Cane Creek headset with what looks to be some spacers on it.
    I don't know if its right but mine squeaked alot like rubber squeege sound, so I put a drop of oil at the lower rubber part where it meets the frame. It didnt creak though so maybe its a different problem.

    G8tor- Isnt that funny how those pedals get you when you least expect it.

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    oh!!! g8tor... I used to live in Kuna. how is it up there?
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    Well I talked to RS Cycle and they mentioned trying to tighten the allen bolt on the top of the headset. I loosened the handlebar stem then tightened the headset bolt and the creaking seems to have gone away but there is defiantly a squeaking noise when turning the handle bars. I may end up having to take the whole damn thing apart and greasing/lubing everything.

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    Yeah, I noticed a bit of squeaking on my headset too but it does not sound like metal creaking. During assembly I saw a plastic gasket/spacer used in the headset that may need a little more grease.
    Hey DrtMonkey, I'm in Mountain Home but I wish this town was more in the mountains and not so much in the desert valley. It gets a bit too dry and dusty in the summer. I do enjoy the great snow skiing around here and plan to see a lot more of the wilderness with my new Azure. Kuna is growing since I hear a lot of residential homes are being built east of Boise.
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    Just a short update:

    Clips- Love em... really getting used to riding with them and digging the ability to put the power down on the rock gardens without worrying about coming off the pedals.

    Maxxis Ignitor rear and Crossmark front - Not really all *that* impressed so far. The front was really washing out a lot in turns and I still really want something bigger both front and rear.

    The bike as a whole- I was initially worried that I may have chosen the wrong bike for the trails that I ride. After all the reviews about how good the DW-Link was for climbing I found that I was having quite a bit of difficulty doing some of the more technical climbs down here.

    That all changed today.

    I finally took the bike in to Cody at Hammerhead bikes here in Austin and he helped me set the bike up. A few of the changes included raising the bike seat and moving it as far forward as it would go (I still need a different seat post to get the optimal seating position) and removing the spacers from under the stem.

    Boy were those simple changes noticeable! The thing climbs SO much better now since by moving the seat forward and dropping the handlebars my weight is more centered when riding the nose of the seat. The corning wash out I was experiencing was greatly reduced as well. This thing rides like an almost completely different bike! I can't wait to get out and try some more trails this weekend.

    On another note, regarding the 2.1 Nevegal that I wanted to run, everyone was pretty much right. There is almost zero clearance for that tire on the rear. We test fit one that was mounted on a tubeless wheel and it was a no go so back to the drawing board. I'm thinking that now I may end up putting a 2.3 Nevegal up front with either a 2.1 panaracer fire or a 2.1 ignitor in the back or just do a 2.3 ignitor front and a 2.1 ignitor rear. I don't know yet, I just know I want something bigger and grippier than what came on the bike.

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    You know thats funny about the seating position, I have my seat all the way forward and I even bought a Thompson 0 degree setback seatpost to move me up further. It helped some but I would say the seat is still too far back by a few mm, but its better. If you have that crap Ritchtey seatpost you wont belive what a Thompson post will do to stiffen up the rear end. And if you do have that Ritchtey, then run it backwards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockadileSX
    That makes two of us into computers, Im a big overclocker. Hey how does the warranty work if the bike is not assembled by "technicians"?



    If the bike is not built by a "technician" or a bike shop. The warranty is voided. The warranty is as of now is 5 years frame warranty and one year on all the parts from manufacturers defects.

    You picked up a great ride. Enjoy .



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    Quote Originally Posted by RockadileSX
    You know thats funny about the seating position, I have my seat all the way forward and I even bought a Thompson 0 degree setback seatpost to move me up further. It helped some but I would say the seat is still too far back by a few mm, but its better. If you have that crap Ritchtey seatpost you wont belive what a Thompson post will do to stiffen up the rear end. And if you do have that Ritchtey, then run it backwards!
    Where did you get that Thompson from? I was looking for good recommendations on a seat post. Is it any lighter than the Ritchtey that came on the bike?


    More tire stuff:

    I noticed that Kenda offeres a Nevegal in a 1.95 which I'm wondering if its closer to a 2.05 judging by the way that the "2.1" fit my bike. Other options are now a Maxxis Highroller in 2.1 in the rear... its lighter than the Nevegal but might be just as good in terms of grip.

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    I have a Nevegal 1.95 and it's noticably smaller than the 2.1. It almost appears too small/thin, but it will definitely fit on the Azure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitedog
    I have a Nevegal 1.95 and it's noticably smaller than the 2.1. It almost appears too small/thin, but it will definitely fit on the Azure.
    Do you know if the 1.95 Nevegal is bigger than the 1.95 Maxxis Ignitor? From what I can gather from searching around this site is that the Nevegals tend to run on the large side of things while the Maxxis tires run on the smaller side of things.

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    I'm not sure on the 1.95 Nevegal vs 1.95 Ignitor, but the 2.1 Ignitor that came on my Felt Virtue 3 is a smaller tire than the 2.1 Nevegal.

    So I would agree with your comment that the Maxxis tires run on the smaller side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost27
    Do you know if the 1.95 Nevegal is bigger than the 1.95 Maxxis Ignitor? From what I can gather from searching around this site is that the Nevegals tend to run on the large side of things while the Maxxis tires run on the smaller side of things.
    I've never seen a 1.9 Nevegal, but I have a 2.1 Nevegal that is exactly the same width as my 2.3 Ignitor, both around 2.2. So safe to say the Nevegal is a bit bigger in the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ-XC-Justin
    I've never seen a 1.9 Nevegal, but I have a 2.1 Nevegal that is exactly the same width as my 2.3 Ignitor, both around 2.2. So safe to say the Nevegal is a bit bigger in the same size.
    I saw the 1.95 Nevegal on Kenda's website. I think I might order that especially if its close to actually being closer to a 2.0. The other option was a Maxxis Highroller in a 2.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost27
    I saw the 1.95 Nevegal on Kenda's website. I think I might order that especially if its close to actually being closer to a 2.0. The other option was a Maxxis Highroller in a 2.1
    The Nevegal is a pretty slow-rolling tire. I wouldn't use one on the rear. Maybe the front. My Ignitor 2.1 eXception compound is 470 grams, rolls well and has good grip. Much better rear tire IMO. 2.1 Nevegal on the front is great.

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    I guess I should have mentioned that I don't race at all and use the Azure primarily in more of a light AM role. For the trails down here in Austin, I'll give up some speed in order to have more grip on the technical climbs over loose lime rock ledges hence the desire to replace the ignitor with the nevegal. I DEFINITELY need to get rid of the crossmark up front. It's just not cut out for the trail I ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost27
    I guess I should have mentioned that I don't race at all and use the Azure primarily in more of a light AM role. For the trails down here in Austin, I'll give up some speed in order to have more grip on the technical climbs over loose lime rock ledges hence the desire to replace the ignitor with the nevegal. I DEFINITELY need to get rid of the crossmark up front. It's just not cut out for the trail I ride.
    I'm not sure why RS ships Azures with a Crossmark on the front. It makes zero sense -- it's a rear wheel tire and even then more of a race tire.
    So give the nevegal a shot on the rear. I love playing around with different tires. Before I went tubeless I'd buy random tires on closeout and experiment. Wife got me some Intense 2.5s for Xmas but they woudn't fit on the rim!

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    So I decided on running the Austin Combo... a 2.35 Kenda Blue Groove front tire tubeless and a 1.95 Kenda Nevegal tubeless rear. We'll see how this set up works. I also have a Thompson Elite seat post that I'm going to go ahead and replace the creaky Ritchey with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost27
    So I decided on running the Austin Combo... a 2.35 Kenda Blue Groove front tire tubeless and a 1.95 Kenda Nevegal tubeless rear. We'll see how this set up works. I also have a Thompson Elite seat post that I'm going to go ahead and replace the creaky Ritchey with.

    That thompson was the best thing I did for my bike, it stiffened up the rear big time, I got the 410mm one 0 setback, becuase the ritchtey wasnt long enough or forward enough. Only now I realise how spongy it was. Never creaked though.

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    About how long are people finding their bottom brackets to last? I've got about 200 or so hard, dusty, miles on mine and I'm not *quite* sure if it's going out or not but I was hearing some creaking coming from that area when I was out on the trails this weekend.

    Is there any inspection/troubleshooting I can do to see if it really is the bottom bracket? Should it turn out that I need to replace it what specific tools do I need and what are viable replacement bottom brackets. For what it's worth I believe that it is a 73mm FSA Mega Exo bottom bracket. If there is something a little more durable I'd like to go with that.

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    [QUOTE=lost27]About how long are people finding their bottom brackets to last?/QUOTE]

    Not long enough! I ran through three FSA Mega Exos in 12 months on my '07 Azure Comp. It would seize every time I rode in the wet. I'm not sure if other brands might have better seals, but it was enough to put me off the external BB set up. I've heard good things about SKF ISIS bottom brackets, so I went ahead and installed one of those. I was lucky to have nice ISIS crank set lying around the garage.

    That said the creaking might not be coming from your BB. I'd be checking torque on all the bolts on your bike (chain ring bolts, crank bolts, stem, seat clamp etc.) before I replace the BB. If the cranks don't spin freely, or there is play when you rock the crank arms, that would be a good indication the bearings are going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reebert
    Meh ... I've considered it but personally I'd rather not have to drill a hole in my frame because some manufacturers of "sealed bearings" can't figure out how to seal them properly .

    I don't buy the theory that MKIII and Azure frames collect water in the BB shell any worse than any other frame design, hardtails included. In any frame I can think of the BB is always the low point where water will naturally run to. Anyone who wants to drill a drainage hole, more power to you. If it's been particularly wet, I might leave my bike upside down with the seat post removed. Otherwise I'll rely on a set of ISIS bearings I'm confident are actually "sealed".

    Footnote: anyone know whether drilling a hole in the BB shell voids the frame warranty?

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    Well, I finally got the new tires mounted and had some time to put about 20 or so miles on them.

    The details:

    1.95 Kenda Nevegal with Stans tubeless conversion on the DT Swiss X455 wheel in the rear
    2.35 Kenda Blue Groove with Stans on the DT Swiss x455 in the front
    27.2 Thomson seat post (yay no more creaky seat post)

    The 1.95 Nevegal is a MUCH larger tire than the 1.95 Ignitor that came with the bike. There is not a whole lot of clearance but for those looking for a large grippy rear tire this thing will do the job. The only issues I had were getting the tire to stop leaking immediately after the tubeless conversion although it's doing better now. I think that after the last couple of days it may have sealed up pretty good. So far after the rides I've gone on I'm VERY pleased with the grip that the Nevegal gives on the more technical climbs. Right now it is running about 40 psi but I may drop that as I get more confident that the seals are going to hold.

    On to the front...The Blue Groove is an amazing tire. Exceptional grip on the turns and the 2.35 is quite confidence inspiring. It is almost like having an extra .5" of travel on the front of the bike. It doesn't slip on roots or rocks nearly as bad as the old Crossmark and really bites when making turns in the loose stuff.

    I managed the bend the chain ring today so if anyone has any recommendations on a good bash guard I'm all ears. It seems like a lot of folks favor the e.thirteen and Blackspire ones but I'm not quite sure what size to order.

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    I think the bottom bracket started finally giving up the ghost. The last several trips out it was creaking pretty loud after and during climbs. Took it to the shop and had the FSA MegaExo replaced with a Shimano. Hopefully it'll last a little longer.

    I've also noticed that the rear stock tire is probably just a tad narrow for even the 1.95 Nevegal in a tubeless setup. While I love the grip that it gives, I think that the tire would be happier on a little bit wider rim. It'll also help give a little more space between the front of the rear triangle and the tire.

    Off topic, but where have all the other Azure owners gone?

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    building one up...

    Got mine to 24 pounds and 9 ounces....
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    Just another update on the Azure... I think this thread is going to be my blog of sorts.

    Anyways here goes:

    The Kenda Blue Groove front and Nevegal rear combo was AWSOME! I say was because it's now just over 2 months later and both tires have been replaced. Why? Well, the Blue Groove started shedding knobs left and right over the last couple of weeks and the Nevegal was starting to loose knobs and was worn almost down to a semi slick. This was within about 400 miles or so.

    I ended up bending the DTSwiss rear so I had my LBS build me a new rear wheel. I chose a Stan's ZTR Flow rim with a Hope Pro II hub. I then mounted a Panaracer 26x2.1 UST Rampage on there. The Rampage 2.1 appears to be MUCH smaller than the Nevegal 1.95. We'll see how it does. For what it's worth, I went ahead and had the tire mounted backwards to give a little more traction on climbs.

    Up front I replaced the Blue Groove with a Maxxis Ignitor 26x2.35 and again was shocked at the size difference between what Kenda calls a 2.35 with what Maxxis does. Buyer beware, the Kenda's run on the large side of things.

    I also took the time to replace the now thoroughly worn out WTB grips with some Ergon GX1 grips... we'll see how those work out as well.

    Finally, I had a chance to weigh the Azure and with this current set up it is tipping the scales at 29.9 lbs.

    That's all for now.

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    lost27, I'm in South Central Austin. We should set up an Iron Horse ride!

    Quote Originally Posted by lost27
    Just another update on the Azure... I think this thread is going to be my blog of sorts.

    Anyways here goes:

    The Kenda Blue Groove front and Nevegal rear combo was AWSOME! I say was because it's now just over 2 months later and both tires have been replaced. Why? Well, the Blue Groove started shedding knobs left and right over the last couple of weeks and the Nevegal was starting to loose knobs and was worn almost down to a semi slick. This was within about 400 miles or so.

    I ended up bending the DTSwiss rear so I had my LBS build me a new rear wheel. I chose a Stan's ZTR Flow rim with a Hope Pro II hub. I then mounted a Panaracer 26x2.1 UST Rampage on there. The Rampage 2.1 appears to be MUCH smaller than the Nevegal 1.95. We'll see how it does. For what it's worth, I went ahead and had the tire mounted backwards to give a little more traction on climbs.

    Up front I replaced the Blue Groove with a Maxxis Ignitor 26x2.35 and again was shocked at the size difference between what Kenda calls a 2.35 with what Maxxis does. Buyer beware, the Kenda's run on the large side of things.

    I also took the time to replace the now thoroughly worn out WTB grips with some Ergon GX1 grips... we'll see how those work out as well.

    Finally, I had a chance to weigh the Azure and with this current set up it is tipping the scales at 29.9 lbs.

    That's all for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSXer
    lost27, I'm in South Central Austin. We should set up an Iron Horse ride!
    What part of south central? I've been riding to the GB lately and its only about 7 miles from my house to the 360 parking lot.

    I ride with a few of the mojo guys on saturdays and then every tuesday and thursday after work weather permitting. FWIW, the guy I ride with also has an iron hourse but its a mkIII... that I talked him into.

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    Travis Heights, off S. Congress. I ride to the GB from my place.

    I went out with the mojo crowd once or twice, too much stopping and talking for my tastes. I read the board though. I go pretty often, hopefully it will rain today but usually go during the week day (work from home).

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    Welp, it didn't rain today on the GB, aside from a bit of misting towards the end of the ride, pretty much everything was dry as usual. The new set up rocked! The bike feels much lighter and much faster and the tires seem to be doing just fine. I slipped a little on some climbs but I think once the Rampage breaks in it'll do well.

    We had to do a short 1:15 ride but we knocked out from Lost Creek->cross the dam->main trail->up rudy's to 360->back down rudy's->main trail->stickhut up->Ed's->back out to Lost Creek... just under 10 miles.

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    So I'm really liking the new setup.. new additions since the last update would be a set of Niterider MiNewt Dual lights so I can keep riding when the sun is going down and a 42t big ring that I needed for the Enchilada Buffet ride.

    For those who don't know what the EB ride was it was an 80 mile combo of Austin trails and roads. Just under 40 miles of trail and just over 40 miles of hilly roads. I finished in about 11 hours and the Azure did just fine.

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