• 11-02-2017
    619er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Awesome post congrats. and probably my first choice in what Ive seen out there. But for $450 bones, yikers!

    I dont get the price of these droppers. I bought a Crank Brothers dropper way back in 2008 for $300 and change. Youd think the prices would be coming down but instead they go up every year. Supply and demand. Many more manufactures in the game creates competition. More consumers creates demand. Youd think it would even out and start to go down in price.

    Thanks!!

    True about the prices... with the rise in them you think hey would be more solid.

    I went with the Thomson because of that fraction of a wiggle I could not stand every post I tried out...


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  • 11-02-2017
    bjeast
    Just bought this last week. I wasn't going to pull the trigger yet, but it was one of those good deals I hate miss out on. It's a 2017 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 29er. I already knew I liked 29ers (I have a hardtail 29), and this seemed to be a good "all rounder" from the reviews I read. So, end of season, good price (about 38% off - it was a demo), the type of bike I was looking for and it was actually in my size. Not too keen on the green, but the price was right! Rode it last weekend at Vedder mountain here in BC and loved it!

  • 11-02-2017
    sXeXBMXer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    Just bought this last week. I wasn't going to pull the trigger yet, but it was one of those good deals I hate miss out on. It's a 2017 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 29er. I already knew I liked 29ers (I have a hardtail 29), and this seemed to be a good "all rounder" from the reviews I read. So, end of season, good price (about 38% off - it was a demo), the type of bike I was looking for and it was actually in my size. Not too keen on the green, but the price was right! Rode it last weekend at Vedder mountain here in BC and loved it!


    I think the green is pretty cool!! Tuff looking bike all around...now go get it dirty!
  • 11-02-2017
    bjeast
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    I think the green is pretty cool!! Tuff looking bike all around...now go get it dirty!

    Well, the green isn't boring, that's for sure! And as for getting it dirty, that's the plan for this weekend! :-)
  • 11-03-2017
    pdxmark
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    this bike here

    Review Please!
  • 11-03-2017
    big_slacker
    Too lazy to take my own pics. I got a new helmet:



    And something to go along with it:

  • 11-03-2017
    jcd46
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by big_slacker View Post
    Too lazy to take my own pics. I got a new helmet:



    And something to go along with it:


    Living up to your user name [emoji3]
  • 11-03-2017
    ARandomBiker
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    New drivetrain parts!
    A Neutrino Components 32t oval ring and a 20t Kickass cog
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  • 11-03-2017
    ARandomBiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by big_slacker View Post
    Too lazy to take my own pics. I got a new helmet:


    Great helmet. Ive had one for most of the summer and I love it
  • 11-04-2017
    Maurizio
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    new tire , less amazon at LBS
  • 11-04-2017
    Quentin


    700c wheelset and gatorskins for the old hardtail I refurbished for my wife. I need to get the 26 MTB wheelset sorted now.


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  • 11-04-2017
    rob_ralph
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    Saw this posted this week, the more I researched it the more valuable an addition it became for $40.

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  • 11-04-2017
    mtnbkr80015
    Fox Transfer because my Reverb failed


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  • 11-05-2017
    big_slacker
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Living up to your user name [emoji3]

    Still no pic of the helmet, but at least I took a pic of the bike. :D
  • 11-05-2017
    Mikhs
    1 Attachment(s)
    Wolf Tooth ReMote
    Replaced the crappy Thompson lever with the Wolf Tooth ReMote after the cable snapped. So far I am happy with it. Just have to get used to the new location.
  • 11-07-2017
    pdorn
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    The YT Jeffsy just got in last night. Had to jump in and start building it up.

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  • 11-08-2017
    pvflyer
    [QUOTE=pdorn;13408800]The YT Jeffsy just got in last night. Had to jump in and start building it up.

    Purddy! Nothing like new bike smell, have fun with it!
  • 11-08-2017
    bjeast
    Ah yes - new bike smell is great. And new bike smell is probably healthier for you than new car smell!
  • 11-08-2017
    pdorn
    [QUOTE=pvflyer;13410538]
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pdorn View Post
    The YT Jeffsy just got in last night. Had to jump in and start building it up.

    Purddy! Nothing like new bike smell, have fun with it!

    You know it! Cant wait to get it on the trails this weekend.
  • 11-09-2017
    socal_jack
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    Laced it all up last night, just a taping and should be ready to roll tonight.
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  • 11-09-2017
    demonlarry
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  • 11-12-2017
    Stalkerfiveo
    7 Attachment(s)
    My Trek was a 26# pig. So I did a little work and got it down to 24#. Could get it down to 23.5# pretty easily, but didn't want to spend big $$$ on the Garburuk cassette.

    XO Cranks
    Kovee 23 Wheels
    XR3 front/XR1 Rear tires
    SLX brakes
    180F/180R rotors
    Sunrace 11/50 cassette (probably the only thing on the list heavier than the part it replaced)
    And a nifty little Co2 holder (trying to get away from running a pack even on long rides)

    And for the cold season, some new NorthWave Extreme MTB-GTX shoes

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  • 11-12-2017
    demonlarry



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  • 11-12-2017
    sgltrak
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  • 11-12-2017
    mtnbkr80015
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post

    With a lefty too?
  • 11-12-2017
    TwoHeadsBrewing
    New Diamondback Haanjo Trail. With the coming rainy season, this is going to be my do-it-all get outside machine. A little commuting, some gravel rides, some road rides, etc.

  • 11-12-2017
    sgltrak
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtnbkr80015 View Post
    With a lefty too?

    Yep. Weird looking thing...

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  • 11-12-2017
    bridgestone14
    Where did you get a 26 in short travel left?? That is a great find. I was thinking about getting one for my Palomino. Let me know what you think.
  • 11-12-2017
    bjeast
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    New Diamondback Haanjo Trail. With the coming rainy season, this is going to be my do-it-all get outside machine. A little commuting, some gravel rides, some road rides, etc.





    Nice! As a new comer to this kind of bike, I sure like them! They aren't mountain bikes, but it's nice having some versatility...
  • 11-13-2017
    bachman1961
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    Found some scooter mitts at a good price reviewed by some all-season mtn bikers that said they fit nice and work well.

    About 20% the cost of bike specialty stuff.
  • 11-13-2017
    sgltrak
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    Where did you get a 26 in short travel left?? That is a great find. I was thinking about getting one for my Palomino. Let me know what you think.

    B, I didn't. This Lefty is a long travel 29'er. It came with this bike.
  • 11-13-2017
    Quentin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    Where did you get a 26 in short travel left?? That is a great find. I was thinking about getting one for my Palomino. Let me know what you think.

    I think the Lefty Oliver (Cannondale Slate) would work for you. It is a 30mm travel fork and is designed for 650b with a 41c tire. That would be about the same rollout as a 26 w/ 2 tire.


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  • 11-13-2017
    jcd46
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    New Diamondback Haanjo Trail. With the coming rainy season, this is going to be my do-it-all get outside machine. A little commuting, some gravel rides, some road rides, etc.


    Nice!
  • 11-13-2017
    askibum02
    Ordered this, Bronson CC XT Build, last week.So Clean and Shiny by Brett Valentine, on Flickr

    Ordered this from Amazon while I waited for the bike to come, OneUp 30t chainring for Deore XT
    Untitled by Brett Valentine, on Flickr

    Only problem? I don't have XT cranks, I have Raceface Turbine.:madman: So now, my drive side crank is in pieces on my workbench while I wait for the correct ring to come. I ordered it with 2 day shipping, so my weekend should be safe.
  • 11-14-2017
    sgltrak
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    Ordered this, Bronson CC XT Build, last week.So Clean and Shiny by Brett Valentine, on Flickr

    Ordered this from Amazon while I waited for the bike to come, OneUp 30t chainring for Deore XT
    Untitled by Brett Valentine, on Flickr

    Only problem? I don't have XT cranks, I have Raceface Turbine.:madman: So now, my drive side crank is in pieces on my workbench while I wait for the correct ring to come. I ordered it with 2 day shipping, so my weekend should be safe.

    I have the opposite problem: 2 RaceFace chainrings in my tool box and XT cranks. I am awaiting delivery of the XT chainring I ordered to get one of my hard tails running.
    Too bad we are not neighbors, or too bad there is not a standard crank bolt pattern.
  • 11-16-2017
    allu
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    Some winter riding gear from planet x.

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    And a pair of Schwalbe Winter 30 mm tires for my road bike. Front tire fits, the rear tire catches onto the brake mount. Everything else fits, so quite pissed off with it :madman: Were the mount just a bit higher and it would fit, but now the studs catch onto it. Ehh, can't always go right I guess.
  • 11-17-2017
    askibum02
    New TLD gloves. There was absolutely nothing wrong with my old ones, but I saw them and had to have them.


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  • 11-17-2017
    Raleighguy29

    Because purple and because Canfield balance with purple links


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  • 11-17-2017
    sgltrak
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    Direct from China. We'll see how it works.

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  • 11-17-2017
    kalbones_01
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  • 11-18-2017
    irishpitbull
    Epic Killer