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    Mt-8

    Is Effen Sweet is the out of the box review, easy to install, cut hose, And the lever feel AWEsome.... so digging this brake.... gonna give er a good shakedown on Saturday up on goose 258 grams total for brake, 160mm rotor, post mount
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    It seems as though Magura really hit a home run with these brakes. It's early but I have not heard any negative yet.
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    Those brakes look so out of place on that bike. Is that a water bottle cage mounted to your fork?


    This is how I picture you geared up for a ride:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle2834 View Post
    Those brakes look so out of place on that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle2834 View Post
    Those brakes look so out of place on that bike. Is that a water bottle cage mounted to your fork?


    This is how I picture you geared up for a ride:
    Do you even know what the bike is and its intended use?
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    Looks like a sand/snow bike.
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    Looks like its an uber DH bike with grocery getting capabilities that can travel up to but not exceeding warp 9.9.

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    I'll brag on Dave's behalf in that case. It's his sweet titanium fixed gear mtb that he had built to ride, among other things, the 2745mi Tour Divide

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Do you even know what the bike is and its intended use?
    I am going to have to say no. But I do and it is as badass as it's pilot.

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    I'll brag that I know her name...Beatrix, and that I got to ride her. Nice brake Dave!
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    Those brakes look out of place on that bike.
    Have fun!

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    Do you even know what the bike is and its intended use?

    Muahah, I win shiggy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle2834 View Post
    Is that a water bottle cage mounted to your fork?
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    Yes, you got it, and that's a 19" Panaracer Cedric Gracia tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle2834 View Post
    Do you even know what the bike is and its intended use?

    Muahah, I win shiggy.
    You win nothing, especially not me.
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    *shrug*
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    They look great, did you get 'em broken in yet?

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    Please post some full image shots of that trippy looking,...ummm... "bike"....
    life is... "All About Bikes"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Please post some full image shots of that trippy looking,...ummm... "bike"....
    To answer some questions, the fork cages are salsa everything cages for strapping my sleep system to for overnight or longer trips...

    The purpose of the bike is to ride long long time fixed on 2 track, single track, pavement....

    Best modulation i've felt on a mtn bike brake, you squeeze harder it stops faster... no noise so far even with the moon dust we have around these parts...

    Magura has hit a homerun with this brake me thinks.... i want to see how the cheaper ones work because i can't afford these!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot View Post
    ... i want to see how the cheaper ones work because i can't afford these!
    Check the card in the latest Bicycle Retailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Check the card in the latest Bicycle Retailer.
    Thanks S!
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    Is that the long lost "Greyhound" bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Is that the long lost "Greyhound" bike?
    it is!
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    Glad to see it was returned, very nice ride.

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    Do you have a picture of the bike fully loaded with sleep system and whatnot? *curious*

    I'm a backpacker, but one of these days I'm going to try using wheels. Probably use panniers and an in-frame pack to distribute the weight. Your fork mount is certainly an interesting take on that however. Surprised you use those tires instead of something like race king supersonics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle2834 View Post
    Do you have a picture of the bike fully loaded with sleep system and whatnot? *curious*

    I'm a backpacker, but one of these days I'm going to try using wheels. Probably use panniers and an in-frame pack to distribute the weight. Your fork mount is certainly an interesting take on that however. Surprised you use those tires instead of something like race king supersonics.
    here's what i was planning on for the divide before greyhound held the bike in hostage for 6 days

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    Ah there we go, that makes more sense. Didn't know how uber-minimalist your loadout was, and if you managed to fit everything into two fork cages (some ultralight packers get away with carrying less than I'd ever imagine...cuben fiber tarps and whatnot).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle2834 View Post
    Surprised you use those tires instead of something like race king supersonics.
    I know I'm speaking for STS here, but for riding like that I would place a pretty high value on long wear and durability (along with good rolling, of course). From what Dave's said the CG XC sounds like a tough mother of a tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn View Post
    I know I'm speaking for STS here, but for riding like that I would place a pretty high value on long wear and durability (along with good rolling, of course). From what Dave's said the CG XC sounds like a tough mother of a tire.
    Its a great tire, Super long wearing and fast rolling while still being able to rail.... its my current favorite
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    The race king has good wear characteristics. Could always go with the supersonic on the front tire, regular compound on the rear.

    I don't like the Panaracer's tread pattern, or the relatively low volume for the weight of the tire. I also don't like the large spacing between the center treads. The race king would roll substantially better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle2834 View Post
    The race king has good wear characteristics. Could always go with the supersonic on the front tire, regular compound on the rear.

    I don't like that tread pattern, or the relatively low volume for the weight of the tire. I also don't like the large spacing between the center treads. The race king would roll substantially better.
    I've run them and they are fast but not by much and these wear WAY longer... i'll take another peek at conti's when they do 29er's in black chili but till then, The CG does slickrock, sand, pavement, loose stuff and goes for 1500+ miles... and sets up tubeless under my fat ass without feeling squirmy or (knock on wood) slice a sidewall
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    I wish there was a modeling program where I could mess around with knob placement and get to try out different patterns through trial and error, separating the compound variable from the tread pattern variable.

    I'd spend more hours on that than a decade's worth of cumulative gaming.

    What pedals are you using? I can't identify them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle2834 View Post
    I wish there was a modeling program where I could mess around with knob placement and get to try out different patterns through trial and error, separating the compound variable from the tread pattern variable.

    I'd spend more hours on that than a decade's worth of cumulative gaming.

    What pedals are you using? I can't identify them.
    currently ergons

    computer modeling..... but its so much funner to ride them
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    How much do those tires weigh?

    Good luck on your Tour this year!!!

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    about 750grams if i'm remembering right
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