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FrankS29   4 days ago
replied to Tire question
 
The Rekon is one of my favorite tires. I think you will like it! I run them on my 27.5+ wheels with the 2.8’s and on my 29er set up with the 2.4’s.
FrankS29   1 week ago
replied to front shock pressure thoughts
 
Agree with what’s above. Volume spacers are a great way to tune your fork and make it ride so much better. The only way to really know what’s going to work for you is...
GCN did a pretty good overview of this brand and the material. I don’t think the flammability concern is really an issue, unless you like to ride through active lava flows... Supposedly this alloy also addresses some of the normal corrosion concerns with magnesium, along with the internal and external treatment. I am concerned about…
FrankS29   1 week ago
updated Elm Ridge conditions to Fair
 
Kind of cool to see them experimenting with some different materials. I have to assume any paint damage would be a very big deal on a frame like this thanks to its highly corrosive nature of the material... Curious to hear about the ride quality compared to similar carbon frames.
All I can say is, thankfully I have my current model RLT 9 RDO... Almost everything changed in this model is kind of pointless, or backwards... I guess the dropper routing is a good idea. Adding more mounting points that won’t get used by 99% of people? I laugh about the mounts on the fork…
FrankS29   2 weeks ago
replied to Mountain bike upgrades
 
That is COMPLETELY dependent on the bike and person! I’ve upgraded my wheelset, dropper, bars, tires, drivetrain... I’m currently looking at upgrading my rear shock. All of the upgrades have been worth while.  I have...
FrankS29   2 weeks ago
replied to Mountain bike upgrades
 
Tires are an awesome place to start. New tires can make a bike feel totally different. Personally, I’m a big fan of Maxxis. Tough tires, tons of tread and compound options and excellent...
Unfortunately for the LBS community, online retails ARE giving back to trails and MTB advocacy. They are also giving better customer service, faster turn around times all at a lower price. Lower price is key. Mountain biking has become a pretty expensive sport and that DOES scare people away from joining our ranks. Cost prohibitive…
FrankS29   2 weeks ago
replied to Lets talk...TIRES!
 
@Sean Gordon, Blue Mountain looks like classic NY riding! Reminds me a lot of Pittstown state Forest and Daniels Road trails in my area. Those are trails I opt to run my Minion DHF...
FrankS29   2 weeks ago
replied to Lets talk...TIRES!
 
I’m a big fan of the Rekon 2.4’s. Rolls fast, reasonable weight and great traction in a variety of terrain. Im currently running them on the front and rear on my bike. The minion is...
FrankS29   2 weeks ago
added a photo of Gurney lane
 
FrankS29   2 weeks ago
updated Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Trails conditions to Good
 
FrankS29   2 weeks ago
replied to Converting to through axle
 
Do you want to use these wheels on a bike that uses thru axles? Or, are you trying to use thru axles on your current frame and wheelset? because the only way to use...
* crazy EASY to cut/defeat*
What a shame that these are not that good, at all. I was looking for an good solution for when I need it however these are crazy to cut/defeat! Especially when they cost as much as they do. No thanks.
I’ve purchased my last 4 bikes online and I’m sure my next bikes will be the same. I have no problem being able to tear my bikes down and rebuild them so online is not that big of a deal to me. Unfortunately, the bike shops in my area are pretty weak. They stock NOTHING…
FrankS29   3 weeks ago
replied to Entry level MTB upgrades
 
As already said, ride the heck out of it and learn what you like and don’t like. Wheel upgrades could be tough since the rear spacing is 135x9. You might have to have...
FrankS29   on Aug 18, 2019
replied to what are you using for grips?
 
Ergon GA2 seems to be the sweet spot for me.   Plenty of grip, some extra cushion and a contoured shape that feels comfortable.   I’ve also had luck with Race Face Half Nelson grips. Tons...
I’ve heard great things about the new Niner Rip 9 RDO being a super versatile bike.   Guy at a local trail had one and he seemed to love it. Said it climbed great...
FrankS29   on Aug 7, 2019
replied to Pre & Post Ride Inspections?
 
I’m a bit of a freak about this... usually after every ride my mountain bike gets washed, washing it allows me to really check everything for damage or wear. My gravel bike is...
I feel like they update stuff like that all the time anyway.  Nothing about that stands out to me as abnormal for the industry.   Especially with how fast wheel and tire trends are...
From the information we have, I can’t see any reason to sue.   Unless there is some obvious defect or negligence, he has a serious uphill battle. Mountain Biking is a dangerous sport to...
For the bikes intended audience, yes it is outdated. The Scott Scale says right in its description from Scott; “Geometry inspired by racing at the highest level”. This bike and the Scott have XC racing geometry. Not what I would be putting on a bike that’s intended for general purpose trail riding. Something that can…
It will be interesting to see if this brand grows. But I agree, this bike is held back by outdated geometry. Do you think you would have been happier if you threw a leg over the large sized bike with a shorter, 50mm stem? The frame only price is kind of crazy... The Ibis DV9…
 
Thank you! Now I’ll be able to get this done when I do my shift cable and housing replacement next week!

Grippy Light Durable
FrankS29   on Jul 19, 2019
added Aluminum Flat Pedals
 
Aluminum Flat Pedals
I have no doubt it was practiced and there was crew. I have no doubt the guy is an amazing jumper. However to call this safe is ignorant. Mistakes can and do happen. Mechanicals can and do happen. It’s a selfish move, plain and simple. These guys and their teams go to extreme lengths to…
Sorry, but this is a jackass move. Putting all of those guys at risk so that you can “show them who’s boss”? If he screws up or has a mechanical failure and crashes into the middle of the peloton, or even just clips one guy it could be serious. I really don’t understand being so…
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