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    What tires/pedals are you running on fuel ex

    Ok just got my 11 EX 9 and starting to get little by little.
    I have no pedals on it yet haha Still trying to decide which ones and if I want to stay clipless or go the Crampon Pedal route.

    Also I need to get these Xr3's off and convert to tubeless. What's a good all around tire? What do you think about the Tioga Psycho Genius?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy22 View Post
    Ok just got my 11 EX 9 and starting to get little by little.
    I have no pedals on it yet haha Still trying to decide which ones and if I want to stay clipless or go the Crampon Pedal route.

    Also I need to get these Xr3's off and convert to tubeless. What's a good all around tire? What do you think about the Tioga Psycho Genius?
    .I am currently running xr4 tires and wellgo mg1 pedals. Love them. I am however waiting for the Tioga MT zero pedal to come out and will give it a go.

    If I were you, I'd try your xr3's tubless with 28 to 30 psi, I think you will like them. If not, the 2012 xr4's are getting great reviews. Make sure you get the ones that look kinda like Nevegals.
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    The Tioga Pedals look good!

    I just installed new bars and stem on my EX9
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    I run Bontrager XR4's (the older versions) 2.25 in back, 2.35 up front. I really like them and with the reviews on the new ones I'll probably swap to the new ones when my current ones wear out. I also run Bontrager Revolt Super X tires for XC races.

    I have Shimano XT m780 clipless pedals. I love them for XC and AM riding, they are quality. I don't have much opinion on platforms if that is what you prefer.

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    +1 for XR4s. Super grippy and very reliable. I still run the older version and they have held up like champs in nasty, rocky central TX terrrain. When they wear out, I am thinking of going with the new version XR4s 2.2 front and rear. For pedals I use shimano xt pd-m785. I really like these pedals as you can unclip when needed and still fully use the pedal. Plus the cage provides and added layer of protection when hitting objects (or all out crashing) - Shimano Deore XT PD-M785 Pedal Reviews

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy22 View Post
    The Tioga Pedals look good!

    I just installed new bars and stem on my EX9
    Holy high rise batman!

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    Continental Protection MK2 2.4 on the front, Protection XK 2.4 on the rear, and M780 pedals.
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    I can't stand flat bars

    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Holy high rise batman!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy22 View Post
    I can't stand flat bars
    Me neither, but what's the rise on those? 50mm? I'm rocking 38mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyrdrms View Post
    is that something you made? or where did you get it?

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    I am eyeing the Psycho Genius tires but whats the diff in
    Tioga Psycho Genius Tire - 26 x 2.30, Folding for $38 and
    Tioga Psycho Genius Tire 26x2.20 UST Folding for $49?
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    Now you got me thinking if I bought the wrong bars ;(
    You think the are too high?

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    Me neither, but what's the rise on those? 50mm? I'm rocking 38mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy22 View Post
    Now you got me thinking if I bought the wrong bars ;(
    You think the are too high?
    everything is relative - what works for one person may not work for the next. I honestly think you need to hop on your new bike and just start riding. The stock EX9 is a great bike! Get the feel of your bike. Once you've ridden it for a couple of hundred miles, then start looking at replacing things that don't work for you. Also a good rule of thumb is to only replace one thing at a time. This way you can determine what exactly it was that you replaced that helped resolve any issue you were experiencing.

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    Good point! Guess I just got all caught up and wanted to personalize it lol
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    I live in SoCal, and on my EX bikes I run Shimano pedals
    and Rocket Ron Evo tires.

    Best, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy22 View Post
    Good point! Guess I just got all caught up and wanted to personalize it lol
    ha, no worries ... we all suffer from gear lust

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    bought a pair of silver mallet 2's on here for 45
    You think for 2500 pedals would be included lol
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    Continental Mountain King 2.2 tires, both front and rear.

    Time ATAC clipless pedals (expensive, but the best, IMO).

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    I just replaced my XR2 front tire with an older version XR4 on my EX8. Still running a XR2 rear. Work has me tied up right now, but also waiting to try out MG1s after riding clipless for a long time.

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    I run a conti trail king 2.4 up front and 2.2 in the back (UST's). I m using crampons. I've been using them for 4 months now with no complaints. Before that I rode clipless for @3 years. I'm loving the crampons. Try clipless and platforms to see what works best for you.

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    I rode clipless last year but I am looking hard at the crampons! So do you recommend them?
    I bought some like new Mallet 2's off here for now..I needed pedals why I decided lol
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    I recommend them. I was worried about snapping a spindle because I weigh @ 220 lbs. But I've put them through their paces and I don't worry about it anymore. I snapped a spindle on a set of crank bothers candy pedals a while back, so I've always had that stuck in my head. And as a bonus, they give you a ton of extra pins. I haven't broken any yet even though I've hit rocks. Just get a pair and you'll see they are worth every penny.

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    Are the releasing a new version of the Crampons soon?
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