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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

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    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.

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

    ya bump where u get this
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    6) The Earth would begin to collapse into a black hole and it would make people sad.

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    I didn't know they had a new pedal in the works. I have the ones they are still selling on their website.

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    Thought for sure I read somewhere that they are working on a new version on of them for May? I may be wrong lol
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    Anyone have an idea when the revised Canfield crampons will be released?

    After a set of ultra thins but am finding it hard to choose and living in remote australia makes it even harder. Never see anything in person before purchasing.

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    The new Crampon Ultimate's and Ultimate Mag's are coming in Mid May. We are really excited- We have been prototyping the new pedal and bushings for 2 years now.
    The Weights are down to 320g and 280g (mag). Patents are filed and the pedal is now down to 10mm at the thick spot-
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    What kind of weight saving will I experience going from stock xr3's on my ex9 to a tubeless setup with the new xr4's?
    Trying to see how light I can get my ex9.
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    I have a set of Crank Brothers Candy 2. They seem to work fine. I currently have Bontrager Jones XR tires (stock). Looking to change them to the new XR4 or XR3. Not sure if I will go tubeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy22 View Post
    What kind of weight saving will I experience going from stock xr3's on my ex9 to a tubeless setup with the new xr4's?
    Trying to see how light I can get my ex9.
    I had the same setup and actually saw an increase in weight. That is because I went from 2.20 to full 2.35 though. I did the lightest XR4 Tubeless set as well

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    Did you go tubeless?

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    I had the same setup and actually saw an increase in weight. That is because I went from 2.20 to full 2.35 though. I did the lightest XR4 Tubeless set as well
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    Yeah it's a common misconception that tubeless will save weight. The sealant and rim strips basically weigh the same or sometimes more than tubes. The real benefits are that you have a more reliable setup that isn't susceptible to pinch flats or puncture. Also you gain traction since you can run lower pressure and the tire is more malleable since there isn't an extra layer of rubber from the tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy22 View Post
    Did you go tubeless?
    Yes. but I really took on a lot of weight I was suprised

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    What rims did you have? Trying to figure out how to go tubeless with my DT swiss m 1800's
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    Continental Protection X-King 2.4 and Shimano XT PD-M785

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    Just ordered a pair of Schwalbe Hans Dampf Tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy22 View Post
    What rims did you have? Trying to figure out how to go tubeless with my DT swiss m 1800's
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    Quote Originally Posted by jboyd122 View Post
    Yeah it's a common misconception that tubeless will save weight. The sealant and rim strips basically weigh the same or sometimes more than tubes. The real benefits are that you have a more reliable setup that isn't susceptible to pinch flats or puncture. Also you gain traction since you can run lower pressure and the tire is more malleable since there isn't an extra layer of rubber from the tube.
    With lower pressure comes more rolling resistance. But you get reduced chance of pinch flats and better traction. All at similar weight. What happens when you get a flat tire? Do you add a tube or will the sealant repair smaller puntures?

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    The sealant will repair small punctures. I know that some people carry around a spare tube incase a puncture is too large for the sealant to do its job, but it's got to be a pretty large hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrol View Post
    Continental Protection X-King 2.4
    You're running that on the rear? Do they rub/buzz?

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    Running Continental X-King on the Front and Race King on the rear, both 2.2's UST and a pair of XT clipless pedals round out the setup.

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    2012 EX8 - Kenda Nevegals - rocky rooty NE, HT AE03 (w/510's).. super thin and durable. ( make sure to use blue lock tight on all screw grips before riding)

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    Hi

    I'm using a Panaracer Cinder 2.25 tires, on bought wheels, and a Shimano M520 pedals. The tires are awesome.

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    Where do you bought those "frame shields"? That´s a great idea to protect the frame from the rocks projected by the tyre...

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    XR-4 Pro 2.35 front 2.2somthing rear. tubelss

    also rode with Nevegals. 2.3 front 2.2 rear. loved them

    pedals I use platforms and have also used speed play frogs

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    I got Kenda Nevegals 2.2's on my EX 5.
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    Have the stock xr4's on my ex7, great tire, similar to nevegals. If you go tubeless and are looking for less weight be careful if you ride rocky terrain, you need good sidewalls to prevent tears,etc. The xr4's are pretty tough, not sure on their weight but probably around 700 ish gms. I use eggbeaters and love em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertred View Post
    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.
    I'm re-evaluating this setup, as the XR2 just has not been proving enough climbing traction on the loose gravel, broken shale trails I've been riding. Will probably keep the older XR4 up front and try the newer XR4 in the back. Either that, or spring far a pair Nobbie Nics. Also converting to the Bontrager tubeless system.

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