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Yeah that is a bit of a weird one. You can figure it out pretty easily though just from looking at some of the participants' strava rides.
samjames2018   1 week ago
 
Price for sure is a consideration, though I'd be fairly happy to stump up the extra if I knew it would go the distance. Unfortunately it's a bit of a catch 22 as I won't know without doing it. It doesn't help that the hanger on my Nomad is super solid, those things rarely tend…
Correct, there's no pedal/firm mode, much the same as many higher end forks. It does have low speed compression though, which should minimise pedalling input, however it's not something I would be changing during a ride. I didn't notice much suspension movement during seated climbing, but honestly the same is true of the stock MoCo…
I've been running an interesting drivetrain combo the last few months - SRAM NX eagle 12sp cassette, SRAM 12sp chain, XT 12sp shifter and a shimano 12sp rear derailleur. I chose this combo as I've had bad experiences with reliability with GX and NX eagle drivetrains specced on my bikes. The shifting is actually surprisingly…
I've been riding a helm air for the last few weeks, really like it so far. It's a little more progressive than the rockshox or fox norm, but i felt a little more tricky to set up. I think I still need to play with the pressures a little... Very nicely made also - that…
I'm a big fan of cush core. I've been running one in my rear tire only for the last year or so and while I think the performance benefits are there, they're minimal. HOWEVER, I've had two punctures in the last year. TWO!! And they both sealed on-trail, only needing a little extra air, and…
Oops that should read "is NOT going to save your paintwork"
I've been using the All Mountain Style kits on my bikes in high wear areas. They're super tough, and I don't really care about the rest of the frame. If you crash and hit something hard, ridewrap style tape is going to save your paintwork.
As others have said, it may void your warranty - maybe get in touch with Marin directly or a Marin dealer to find out what they will allow there. Honestly I'd be more...
I've broken about 4 derailleurs this season... I'm getting a little bored of it now.
samjames2018   on Nov 11, 2019
 
samjames2018   on Nov 5, 2019
 
samjames2018   on Nov 4, 2019
replied to Mixed standard fork and frame
 
The Problem Solvers Boostinator kit works well enough, but the axle spacers do drop out every time you remove the wheel. It's fine if you're not removing wheels all the time and...
2000lm total spread between bars and helmet works well for me. I can deal with less but to ride the way I like to, that's working best for me right now.
I have spent a lot of time on various Santa Cruz bikes (all of the current ones pretty much) and own a Nomad 4 right now. First up I'll say that I and...
Haha love it. It always catches me off guard when I visit a small town and everyone says hello as they pass you on the street! Also, I'm fortunate enough to work in a bike shop where apr├Ęs-work beers are a regular (several times a week) occurrence. It definitely helps the level of morale and…
Nice work! Interestingly I believe this particular frame came through our shop first - when we noticed the problem with the pivot we suggested the customer see if obsession could warranty it for him. Hopefully that worked out! Nice hack with the copper tubing. I'd totally be comfortable doing that on my own bike, but…
samjames2018   on Oct 12, 2019
rode 7.2 miles at Test Of Metal
 

Lunch Ride via Strava
samjames2018   on Oct 12, 2019
rode 8 miles at Test Of Metal
 

Morning Ride via Strava
samjames2018   on Oct 10, 2019
rode 5.4 miles at Braemar Trail
 

Evening Ride via Strava
samjames2018   on Oct 8, 2019
rode 6 miles at Ladies only
 

Evening Ride via Strava
samjames2018   on Oct 6, 2019
rode 6.6 miles at Braemar Trail
 

another smashed derailleur.... via Strava
samjames2018   on Oct 2, 2019
rode 6.7 miles at Team Pangor
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
samjames2018   on Oct 1, 2019
rode 10.8 miles at Burke Mountain Trails
 

Burke via Strava
samjames2018   on Oct 1, 2019
rode 2.4 miles at Team Pangor
 

Evening Ride via Strava
samjames2018   on Sep 30, 2019
rode 6.2 miles at Braemar Trail
 

Double dip via Strava
samjames2018   on Sep 29, 2019
rode 6.6 miles at Team Pangor
 

Morning Ride via Strava
samjames2018   on Sep 29, 2019
rode 5 miles at Braemar Trail
 

Evening Ride via Strava
samjames2018   on Sep 27, 2019
rode 6 miles at Braemar Trail
 

Need a head torch... via Strava
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