Soulmate EditionDoes "the one" have to ride as much as you or do they just have to not interfere with riding?FAQ on buying a bike that nobody reads anyway:> What good bike can I get for under $500?a stolen bike. Possibly a newer used entry level hardtail but don't expect it to survive rock gardens, jumps, or drops. Or an older mtb which won't be as good as newer ones and will still have a front derailleur, but it'll be good enough.> What good bike can I get for under $1000Used hardtail> What good bike can I get for under $2000?New Hardtail> What good bike can I get for under $3000?Used full suspension> What are the excellent value brands?Marin, Commencal, Canyon, Polygon, YT, Propain, Kona, and many more. Sometimes the expensive brands have an excellent value bike> What are the differences between an XC, Trail, Enduro, and Downhill bikes?XC bikes are for going up fast, go down not as fast. Trail are bikes are for going up and down. Enduro bikes are for going down fast, and slower up. Downhill bikes are for going down really fast, needs a ski lift, truck, or the rider pushing it to go up.Link to previous thread:>>142183
Went hiking to do a track walk on the trails of the enduro race on friday as fork is getting thoughts and prayers for the creaking to stop. There's a new section, fresh cut.https://streamable.com/np33fpAdmire niggas, feel lust. SEXOO loam.Unfortunately the racemakers ignored my request of being put in the middle of the starting list and I'm on last 20 out of fucking 400. They probably saw my 2021 result where I finished second to last because I stopped to talk with the marshal as body was kill(first race and unprepared). 15 sec separation wont be enough
Great day of riding today. I finally got my suspension feeling good and the trails were FINALLY dry so I wasn't experiencing extra drag. For a long 38lb(with all my accessories on it) enduro bike, it climbs well when the trails aren't soggy and sucking you back.My crank came loose and I didn't have an 8mm hex in my oneup EDC tool so I asked another rider and he had one on his crankbros multitool. I just checked the website for the EDC tool and it says it does have an 8mm hex. I just checked my tool and nope, no 8mm hex, instead if you want an 8mm hex, you have to use the 6mm hex in conjunction with the lockring tool next to it to make it function as an 8mm. I can't tell if this is genius or insane, but I wasn't able to figure it out on the trail and I've been using this tool since 2020. I think I'll be using the Blackburn Wayside like an anon recommended a few threads back for the Yeti Arc I'm building up instead of the EDC tool. Are there any frame mounted pumps better than the One Up EDC pump 100cc? I've been using it for years since as far as I know, it's the only hand pump that can move enough air to reseat a tubeless tire. I've never actually tried to reseat a tubeless tire with it, in fact, I've never had a puncture, not even one that seals itself up, on a mountain bike since going tubeless. I've only had them on my gravel bikes and on my motorcycle.
>>146834Don't use hand pumps, use a CO2 pump. It is the same size as a small hand pump, but it can re-seat a tubeless tyre without any effort.>>146808Anon, that just means you get to be the Chad who blasts plast all the slow fat fucks.
got a stumpjumper alloy during the sale and i'm having a blast. can't believe i resisted riding bikes so long. What shoes do you guys wear? I wear adidas and the boost material the sole is made out of is getting destroyed by the pegs.
im trying to figure out if my random, freepile "akasio action camera ek7000" can take the abuse of being rattled around the waterproof 'go pro' case when i throw my bmx bike into walls and off roofs. (bike gets thrown often)all the reviews i try to search through just mention vibrations disrupting filming. im trying to figure out if this is a cheap piece of crap with internals that will fall apart from heavy banging.if that is the case than i can just limit its use to the life of a vehicle dashcam~i dont care about quality of video or shitty microphone~i just want to know if the internals will fall apart as i throw my bike around multiple times an hour ~is this actually an issue with low-grade electronics or am i being paranoid?~
>>146841>Anon, that just means you get to be the Chad who blasts plast all the slow fat fucks.The problem is that they pile up on tech sections so I can't just blast through it nor I can't pass them during singletrack. I gotta be constantly yelling them to move over. Its not fun.>>146857Get some five tens. You'll simply get the best grip. The normal canvas freeriders are good with good protection and very good water resistance.
>>146857I wear FiveTen Trailcross XT shoes. I've had them since 2020 and they're holding up well.I want to replace them with Ride Concepts Tallac BOA shoes so I can ditch laces but the 5.10s are still fine.The benefits to mtb specific shoes are more than improved wear, they grip better on the pedals and they're stiffer so you're able to pedal better. I noticed the performance benefits immediately when I made the switch
>>146857I would get ride concept shoes. I have the ride concept transition clip shoe and it works well. 510 has gone down in quality since addidas bought it.Stiffer shoes= less tired feetEspecially with clips.
>>146797Thinking about pulling the trigger on a Polygon T8. Still worth it even though they swapped the tire spec?
Just bought a scott aspect 970 for 500 yurosI live in balkans so this already expensive enough for me lol,do you think its a good entry lvl mtb?
>>146869>510 has gone down in quality since addidas bought ityes they suck now. I bet it's because the sole is made from recycled ocean plastic bullshit but their grip is garbage. I went with Pearl Izumi's X-Alp Flow shoe. Night and day difference in grip when I tried them alongside the 510's
>>146864>I gotta be constantly yelling them to move over. Its not fun.Put a tuktuk horn on your bike
>>146904I dont think they are too bad. I went from 6 month old OG 510 Freeriders (so still good condition) to adidas 510 primeblue Freeriders and initially I was like "oh no these are gonna suck" and they did for the first two rides while the rubber soles were still a bit shiney but I went and walked in them for a bit until the shine wore off the bottoms and now they grip as good as my previous 2 pairs of Freeriders. I've got 2 pairs of burgtec composites and one of one-up alloy platforms and they definitely grip better to the one-up pedals but I think they are just a better pedal.
>>146857I ride the what ever crankborthers' shoes are called, I rate them. I have a flat and clip less version because I like them so much. I would rate them better than the og five tens.
>>146940>the rubber soles were still a bit shineyAh I see. That was what turned me off from them. That shiny coating almost made the shoe feel slippery while other shoes felt planted. Good to know that it wears away after a ride
Did first enduro race of season today. It rained all week except today and wednesday. True french alps experience, steep rocks, lots of roots, loam, other steep shit and mud. Rode completely loose today despite being greasy and made many mistakes. At the final stage(fast rocky, socal type rocky/slabs) I was flying, bike was uncontrolable and rear end was flying everywhere but at the last half the wheel decided that punishment was too much and died. Spoke died, ruined another spoke, tire fucking blew out and derailleur got fucked. I even did strava PRs on the first sections of that stage till wheel anhero'd. 235/310, lost 2 mins and would've finished 190-200. Getting under 200 was my objective. There were also several qt race volunteers.Fork doesn't seem to creak as bad as before. Good enough for me.I'll increase the pedal pin height even more, shins will have more scars than stars in the sky. Had several instances where my feet slipped.Also wearing dark lenses wasn't as bad as I thought even on a dark day. And it looks cooler>>146940I think the same, switched from OG freeriders to adidas sam hill impacts and grip is better. But thats probably due to the thicker sole.
>>146862How many times are you going to ask? Fucking try it and see if it works. You got it for free ffs.
>>146864>2021 result where I finished second to last>racemakers ignored my request of being put in the middle of the starting list and I'm on last 20Wtf do you expect? Stop making excuses and expecting to be catered to.
>>146963>don't know where I can fit a ride in this weekend >don't have the spare money for decent lights for a night rideGuess I'm just going to be stir crazy until next weekend
>>146992>>146963I didn't mean to reply to you with that
Is it any good
Who here rides with music?What do you listen to?What earphones do you use?Do they stay in?How do they cope with sweat and dirt?Can you still hear the bike/trail/other riders?Have you ever come off with your buds in? Did they hurt?Asking as an anon who loves the idea but has no earbuds that are suitable and is a bit worried about doing serious damage
>>147049son of a bitch is that guy still making music
>>147049>rides with music?No. Perhaps on the climb I'll put wired earphones but I mostly mumble/talk shit to myself. On the way down its useless plus I like hearing the tires against the ground and suspension.
>>147053YupIt's changed a lot over the years though. The harder, faster, bouncier days of Lapfox are long gone.NullNoteHead, 2YR and Greenhouse are pretty poggers
To the anon who was wondering about the Kitsuma, the bike is finally ready to rip. We might hit up whistler next wednesday>>147049I was thinking of getting syphons but that's 200 dorrahs and my phone just died yesterday so I have to replace that first
>>147049Only on the climbs and road rides. Definitely if it's a pavement or gravel climb.
What the fuck, I've only been riding on these tires since February and I only have about 12.5 hours of riding on them. I had heard these tires were soft but I didn't expect the tread to start ripping. The tears aren't deep but I haven't been pushing these tires anywhere near as hard as a racer would.>>147049I have friends that do and they use AfterShokz>>147061Excellent. I hope the shock works out. My super deluxe coil is much better now that I have a heavier spring on it but I wish locking it made it firm up even more. The lockout on my dvo topaz t3 is ridiculous, it makes my trail bike feel like a hardtail
>>147110Looks like Michelin says don't run the tires under 26 psi and I've definitely been running them a lot lower than that. As heavy as these tires are, I have learned to love them now that the trails are dry and I'm not getting sucked back by mud. The grip is excellent and I love that the knobs don't pick up rocks like my old DHF and DHR did.I've been looking at the Continental Kryptotal and Schwalbe Magic Mary and Big Betty to replace these if they fall apart soon, but I'd rather just get another pair of Wild Enduros and live with the short life span. Every time I've lost traction, it was my own fault for not weighting the tire
>>147110I had issues with the drivetrain and brakes, but both are fixed now. My only remaining problem is I need some grip compound to keep my bars from moving>Excellent. I hope the shock works out. My super deluxe coil is much better now that I have a heavier spring on it but I wish locking it made it firm up even more. The lockout on my dvo topaz t3 is ridiculous, it makes my trail bike feel like a hardtailYeah I'm looking forward to dialing the shock and testing the lockout. Maybe I can use this at the jump park too. Its a fat boy at 40.75lbs tho
>>147049All the time. I use Shokz, previously called Aftershokz. The have never fallen off, even in serious crashes. Also they use bone condition so you don't have anything in your actual ears.
Not bad at all
>>147121 I know MTB is all about "who can have the most niche brand X" buy why not just fit an assguy and DHR/dissector/HR2 and be done with it? I had a magic Mary in addix soft and it was shit and these michelins you've got you can't even run at a normal pressure without fucking them. What's the point?
>>147121>>147110The cut is aesthetic mostly. I've had it like that for almost 2 years and nothing, a bit of sealant coming out but nothingburger. You can continue riding them in low pressure, you are in DH casing. But high psi is better if you want to go fast, magix will do it job either way.>>147153>assguy and DHR/DissectorBc maxxis < michelin, simple ass. Any tire can perform good in dry terrain, some better than others but when terrain gets interesting you'll notice the difference. The assguy clogged up in mud and dhr/dhf combo worked better when things were dry. Dissector wasn't even considered as its oriented to harpack dry terrain(anything will grip, you just want a fast rolling tire). You've got big sturdy sideknobs on michelin that will sink/grip and not squirm at all.
>>147153I used to run dhf and dhr on my trail bike and those tires are only good in the dry. Granted it is dry most of the year, I've only ran these in the dry 3 times and they never slipped in slick mud that I would have slipped on with maxxis. The grip on the michelins is unreal. It's harder climbing in mud because of the drag, but it's better than slipping and spinning. Those maxxis tires are so much more durable, but they also pick up a lot of rocks and fling them into my bike, the michelins don't. Reduced lifespan and heavier weight are an acceptable trade. I'll just pump the tires back up because I used to have them above 30psi when I first set them up and they still had ridiculous grip and comfort, I just never bothered to pump the tires back up since then.That's not to say maxxis is shit. I've used their tires for a long time and they are great, but for this bike, I'm sticking with Michelin.>>147163It definitely feels aesthetic when I run my fingers over it. I'm just concerned because the negative reviews of this tire say that the cornering knobs are so soft that one of the issues with the tires is that the knobs can tear off under really hard riding. I'm not going to replace them yet but there doesn't seem to be anything better than these tires for mixed surfaces
>>147153The 26psi thing is just so you don't try and get a warranty claim when you pinch flat it. The tires are good. And all of those tires you listed are dry terrain tires. It's just a matter of choosing the right tire for your conditions. The Wild enduros that anon has is a mixed conditions tire that does everything well. It clears mud. Grips dry terrain. Doesn't squirm. Maxxis doesn't make a tire in-between the assagai (dry) and the shorty (wet) while other manufacturers do. Basically a tire you can leave on your bike and it will work anywhere on anything.
>>147191Yes the knobs do rip off>Pic relatedTire is 1.5 years old and was used for 4 seasons.The rubber cracking is just something soft rubber tires do, I have been told.Same thing as anon probably the best mixed conditions tire available.
>>146961you have lots of spokes senpai, it's fine
>>147013are your ankles worth saving 100 usd over?
>>147260I just bought a SRAM SX crank (only 100g heavier than the latest meme cranks) and a threaded DUB BB for $90
anyone use any smart watches? I just like to have a nice map to see where I'm going on new trails. however i am anal about the data collection.
>>147283garmin fenix is the only option, all others are turbo shitters
>>147286before i accidently turn this into a buying shitfest, what are ur thoughts on that suunto shit?
>>147288what don't you get about the first comment? maps on watches are almost universally shit anyway, use your phone for trailforks if it's needed
>>147260if they are?
>>147236Trails here are rocky, sharp, loose, loose over hard, dust, hardpack, muddy, and covered in debris, often the same trail will have all these conditions.The Wild Enduros excelled in mud, hero dirt, loose over hard, hardpack, and jagged rocks. If the Schwalbe Wicked Wills I put on my trail bike don't work out(they work AMAZING when it's not muddy), I may put the Wild Force tires on it. I've head of some people putting the Wild Enduro in the front, and the Wild Force in the back so it rolls faster.I have an Assegai and Dissector under my bed that I originally bought for the enduro bike, but I jumped on the Wild Enduros when they finally came back in stock. I think I'll just save them for my hardtail build to save money.
>>147325mystery chink cranks could cause serious injury if you go mountain biking on them
Speaking of cranks. I got an email from Raceface saying their Next R carbon cranks are 50% off so I bought a pair. I hope these are as good as their Atlas cranks because I've beat the shit out of those
>>147283Garmin instinct. Best value for money. Get the solar one. Really noticeable battery life increase during the summer.
>>147121I thought about getting michelins but thanks for letting us know they don't last. I'll stick to the tired and trusted schwalbe front and rear>>147110
>>147150Is that city creek, I was up there last week. First time there, trails are kinda boring. Definitely prefer corner canyon.
>>147531What about a mystery chink cassette? Broke my first one, probably need a mystery chain too. What could go wrong?
>>147602fine i guess but may as well go deore 10sp and have zero problems and a warranty
>>147595They're just stretch marks. I did notice one knob that looks like it ate a corner really hard.I'll be riding them again today but at an approved PSI. Those marks weren't there before that ride and I hit two trails were rough rock gardens the whole way through.
>>147599No it’s 8th street motorcycle trail
Pumped up the tires and the grip is still great, but the ride became harsher. The tires didn't seem to wear down any more. I did notice the increased stiffness in the sidewall meant I was slipping on diagonal roots a bit more but that's partly because I wasn't as into it today so I was riding slower.
Anyone else live with other riders?Do you ride together often?How many bikes are you allowed to have until your housemates start being concerned?(3 of these are mine)
>>147718I have the same parktool pump in the bottom left of the picture. The pressure gauge is useless to me, it's at least 15-20psi under
'Ate being a poorfag, simple as
>>147786Silent hubs are overrated but I do enjoy the instant engagement. I never understood why the sound of hubs makes people get so absolutely assblasted. Some guy in my gravel group made a big deal about how horrible noisy hubs are.Ironically, all the parks where I don't have to worry about hikers or riders going up the wrong way are parks where my trail bike with i9 hubs is better suited. Every park I've used this bike at requires I use my autobell just to warn hikers and riders I'm going through. Having said that, I am considering getting Onyx flange hubs for my next build but I think I'd rather save the money and get i9 hubs or Chris WE WUZ Kings just to try something new
>>147794Fuck the beehive on the back. That tairin s1 doesn't have instant engagement, but its quite smooth and no resistance. I don't have a hiker problem as my trails aren't shared and honestly not for hiking/walking at all.
Well, the derailleur got fugged in the friday race, it got bent and now shifts horribly(hanger is ok). Its a NX derailleur and a SX shifter. Is GX better or I should look for shimano( idk if they are compatible with sram 52t cassettes). I've read that XT shifter+XT derailleur+ sram 52t cassette works. And with this, what about the shimano clutch? Is it bad, better to keep chain tension? I remember some mixing conversation a couple threads back but I ignored it.
>>147814you want a sram shifter with a sram cassette, just get a gx derailleur
>>147786Are those the same tech as onyx? Onyx’s lighter version has some longevity issues which is why the heavier classic version is often recommended, I wonder how these will hold up if it’s using the same shell-loading forces as onyx
>>147841Thats the plan, but I've read here that shimano>sram transmission
>>147843Nope, different than onyx. No instant engagement. Like 7 degs I think.https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cah-EUWv_-C/?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ==
>>147853Well I have 5 different cassettes and derailleurs on 5 different bikes all within arms reach of me and I say get an Eagle derailleur for your Eagle cassette. My 1 year old GX Eagle derailleur is built differently and does have quite a lot less play than my 3 year old NX and certainly my 4 year old NX, the X01 derailleur doesn’t feel too much different than the GX one but we’ll see how that stands over the years. Shifters are all fine, better ones have more adjustment but NX through X01 shifters all work the same. 11s Rival on a shimano cassette is noticeably clunkier than 11s Rival on a SRAM cassette (same tooth counts), and you want any narrowide specific shaping or ramping to match up as well as possible, so I’m voting to keep it all one brand ecosystem
>>147853Worth pointing out that the derailleur/shifter doesn’t really mean that much and should be low on your list of drivetrain priorities; everything pushes a chain sideways 2 or so mm just as well as each other, everything has a long cage and a clutch now, everything has massive B-screw adjustment, what you really want to scrutinize for performance is your chain, cassette and chainring all matching up together for the best shiftingAnd of course keeping up on adjustments when needed, but that’s true for anything
Shit we don't have time to hit the whistler park tomorrow REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEI just wanna ride my new bike
>>147805I find sound to be such an insignificant part of the riding experience that I don't even understand why people have such strong feelings about loud vs noisy hubs. I have both and I don't care about either. Having said that, the Onyx hubs do have instant engagement, less drag, and the silence is a consequence of that so I am open to buying another set of them, but I'm not paying a premium for it again.
>>147150 here, still alive. Tightened my threaded headset today since the slight amount of play had me paranoid about headtube cracknfail rumors, decidedly easier to adjust than threadless. Also ran into a guy that used to manage a cannondale shop, he assured me the US-made cannondales of the time were stout and tough, and I suppose I can see the frame is thicker-walled aluminum tubes than any other bike I own, the fork or course is steel and therefore indestructible, but god damn that headtube looks like 3 sticks tied together, and I’m kinda jumping bigger than ever on these 26” wheels
>>147775I think all floor pumps are like that, at least all three that I've owned. The guages are only accurate the first couple of times you use them.I had an unbranded one, a giant control tower 1 and some joe blow thing I don't know much about but all three consistently read way lower than they should have. Set the tyre pressure to 25ish on the guage and the tyre is rock hard pinging off roots kind of thing.
>>147869What this guy said. I've got both XT and GX 12s bikes, they both shift about as good as each other. You would probably buy an XT shifter and derailleur for less than the price of the GX derailleur on its own. And the Shimano cassette will probably be half the price of the equivalent level SRAM one. So there's that. Also the Shimano will upshift with a trigger pull as well as a push, which is handy in certain positions.
>>147948>less dragwhen am I gonna see you at the next “spin your wheel while the bike is in the workstand” competition
>>147969Onyx claims they have the least drag because the clutch completely disengages when freewheeling, other hub designs still have contact in some way. Now that you mention it, I think my "free-est" spinning wheels are the ENVE 65 road wheels and they're the loudest hubs I have.
I wasn't expecting much from the color but it is so much better looking in person than in photos. Damn cheap asses at Yeti couldn't include a headset with this. EVIL gives you the headset and a branded stemcap
I saw the weather and there was supposed to be a thunderstorm while riding but I took my chances and took the bus to the mountain top. Nothing but clouds.>>148023Sexy. We can see your fat fingers, we are fatphobic here.
>>148036I don't have fat fingers, it's just the .7x zoom. I'm going to use that zoom and angle to shitpost on /k/ if I ever finish building my AR
>>148036I didn’t see the weather 3 days ago and drove my YT Capra up my local mountain to do a hour and a half loop and got caught in a surprise thunderstorm for the almost the last hour of it, saw lightning striking the radio tower probably 1 mile away over and over, and I passed by a tree that had exploded in the middle with a huge burn mark breaking it in half.Only took a picture before it started pouring because my phone is old and not very waterproof
>>148042>2 evil bikes>1 yeti hardtail>1 dj>spends even more on rifles/n/igs hate you kek. I wonder how many guys that you cross in the AIDs ridden streets of Bay Area using 1627th hand bikes with chink components post on /n/.
>>148057Where's that? Should've taken the pic of tree. I now carry a bag due to those suprise storms, won't risk getting the phone ruined again
>>148059There is also my gravel bike that I have 3 wheelsets for.I get along well with other riders I encounter who are out there for sport and enjoyment. I occasionally talk to casual riders, usually to tell them I'm passing them, other times to offer them tips on safer routes through the city so they don't get isekai'd.I encounter some ridiculously powerful riders sometimes on the streets. I watched a guy on a fixie with really fast gearing pedal up a very steep hill and I followed him in my granny gear. I talked to him for a bit and then he blasted off at like 35mph on flat ground
>>148060I was gonna go back with my 90’s hardtail and find the tree but decided to do like 20 laps of the pedal-up bike park insteadTomorrow perhaps, I know exactly where that tree is anyways
>>148059>/n/ users are poor and jealoussome things never change
>>148062what happens when a midget size stone gets in that gap between the frame and rear tyre? carbon screeching?
>>148109It never goes in. These tires are excellent at clearing debris before it can get sucked between the seat tube. I wish Vittoria made these tires with a thicker sidewall so I could use them on my mountain bikes without worrying about slashing them on rocks.
I just got a digital air gauge and I regret not getting one sooner. I feel like a retard for not understanding their usefulness in the past, I always went by the squeeze check
>>148128But what IF a midget sized stone gets in the gap and kills bike? Would you stare at it flabbergasted? Scream? Ignore it? Just buy another one lmao? Wwyd?
>>147967>You would probably buy an XT shifter and derailleur for less than the price of the GX derailleur on its ownThe ideal setup is an 11 speed X0 shifter with xt derailleur. This way you get the superior crisp feel and adjustability in the shifter pod, along with the cheaper derailleur with switchable clutch
>>148225well I have the bike insured for $6k so I'll just buy another with the crash replacement discount
>>148226they COULD have made better spaced lighter 11sp cassettes but no, we had to be pushed into 12 with narrower chains and brand new standardsthere's rumours that sr*ms new transmission will be compatible with 13 speed as the chain is even skinnier than their 12sp ones
>>148261We already had to make the cassette literally overlap the spokes to fit 11 gears, of course it’s a better idea to shift standards for consuming retards who are buying the latest and greatest anyways
Do I try to get a good sleep so can take my shittiest mountain bike on a 20 mile 3000ft loop tomorrow?Or do I grab my lights and take my shittiest mountain bike on a 15 mile 2000ft series of loops instead?Or do I stay up late playing digimon world for PlayStation 1 and then unsuccessfully try to convince myself I can get up early to take my shittiest mountain bike on a 20 mile 3000ft loop?
>>148273riding in the day is much better, chance of being found quicker as well if you eat shit and need help
>>146797Suggested pricing in the OP is out of date from the lockdown shortage times.You can get a good hardtail for under $1000 and a good full sus for under $2.
>>148290>Good full sus under 2kOnly of used. New will be shit
>>148290New ones under 2k will be shit and used is also hard to get I am currently negotiating Knolly with 135 travel for 2,4k A good new full sus is imo Marin alpine trail XR and that goes for 3,8k in my country.
>>148211You'll feel the same when you get a proper torque wrench.
>>148261>13 speedWhat the fuck. What does somebody even use the 12th cog for? I have 11 on my bike too, and that's pretty overkill for climbing. The only possible reason for 12 would be if you use a 36t+ ring
>>148311>What does somebody even use the 12th cog for?For my 52t ring.
>>148311for turbobloat enduro bikes inching their way up fire roads
>>148261> skinnier chainawww man, I was considering getting the new Transmission to put on my Arc but that means I'd have to get a sram chainring and likely cassette too. I already committed to the RaceFace 30mm cinch bb and chainring standard, and I'm sticking with garbaruk cassettes since they weigh less than XX1 and cost less than X01. Looks like I'm sticking to my original plan of getting a 12 speed eagle or shimano groupset. I want to try out TRP's 12 speed derailleur, but I can't see why it would be worth more to me than what Shimano and SRAM put out. >>148311Campagnolo and ROTOR already have 13 speed drivetrains out and they've been around for at least 2 years. They're so riders can get more range and smaller step ups without needing a front derailleur adding complexity, weight, and increasing aerodynamic drag. Campy's is specifically for gravel, although my 2x shimano grx setup has never had a malfunction or dropped the chain, and ROTOR's is for mtb, road, gravel, and TT/Triathlon. In a race or time trial, every bit of aero counts, that's why some helmets and sunglasses are outrageously expensive since they're engineered to save Watts. It means nothing to regular riders like us, but it matters when trying to set a world record or if your livelihood depends on winning races.I really wanted to get my gravel bike with one of those 13 speed groupsets, but decided against it to save money since the specialty Campy tools for it are overpriced and not well stocked. 1x11 is enough for MTB anyway.
>>148330>They're so riders can get more range and smaller step ups without needing a front derailleurI guess. I mean even the 12spd cassettes don't need to go up to 52t imo. I think 12 cog mid 40s tooth count with shorter step ups would be more than enough for non-hamplanets
Went for a ride and at the top encountered a woman and her big fluffy white dog. Dog was slower than I expected but poor thing must have been tired. 1400m of D- but only 10km. It was slightly wet, not like wednesday but till muddy to get bike covered in mud. The woman was using assguy 2x and guess who tf kept sliding and tire was completely clogged up in mud? Thats right niggas, the m*xxis assguy. Absolutely shit tire. Common DH22 win.
>find the first insufferable retard I see riding a bike>his bike has maxxis minions>many such cases>:Clap emoji:>fr fr
>>148352wild enduro ftw
>>148357but I like maxxis tyres
>>148357This but unironically>>148359You're not gonna make it.
>>148366>i won't make it>tfw that is certainbut my tallboy became a bloatboy today with a float x, maybe it won't feel like a pogo stick like the dps does?
>fix terrible cable routing that goes under BB>headset cable routingIts one step forward another one backwards with these german negroes>water ingress will be higher>change bearings>unplug brakes that'll need bleeding and unplug derailleur cable that you'll need to spend 1-2 hours fiddling to set again>cant use stem you want>plastic spacers>want to add a headset spacer to ride a bit higher?>unplug brakes that'll need bleeding and unplug derailleur cable that you'll need to spend 1-2 hours fiddling
>>148370Can't you follow God's gospel and put a cascade link + coil to make it a hightower? You could redeem yourself>120mm bike with a coil shock
>>148374i have a 170/180mm enduro bike with a coil i don't think it's worth it on a small trail bike, the ones who do that just wish they had a megatower kek
>>148372the cope from propain on the pinkbike article comments was hilarious>nn.. no it's quieter and more waterproof!!o I am laffin
>>148350I only go up to 50T, I don't bother with the 52T cassette. 50T +32T chainring is fine on my trail bike for getting up everything but the steepest and loosest climbs, and on my enduro, I just went with a 30T.I just ordered two garbaruk 10-50T cassettes since the one on my trail bike wore out and I figured I may as well order the chainring and cassette for my Yeti Arc build to get free shipping. Damn I love these garbaruk cassettes, they look cool, they weigh less than XX1, cost less than X01, and the performance is great too.>>148359DHF and DHR are the gold standard, luckily other manufacturers have finally stepped up and started making better tires than Maxxis.>>148370If it doesn't work out, get the DVO Topaz T3. I just put one on my Evil Following and it's just a straight upgrade over the RS Super Deluxe air in every single performance metric. I'm in awe that it's so good. Your VPP is a more efficient climbing linkage than mine, but on full lock, this bike becomes a hardtail, even Mid is all I need for getting up long and steep climbs efficiently>>148372Why the FUCK are bike manufacturers pushing this shit? WHO IS ASKING FOR HEADSET ROUTING? I see bitch ass roadies complain about unclean cockpits on high end aero race bikes, but not even the pros care that much about it considering Canyon doesn't always run it in pro races and they're still winning.
>On the way back from my buddy's destination wedding>No luck wheeling any grils there>Sit beside qt3.14 by chance on the flight back home>Hit it off and she tells me she's single>She is based and works at the local bike park here>Get her number and she says she can get me free lift tickets>mfwHoly fuck, I'm not usually one to stress over texting a gril, but this time is different. Please channel your energy for me bros
>open thread>all this gear talk going over my headi just wanna ride, man...
>>148388I sincerely hope you breed with her.
>>148388so what do you actually do during a date
>>148392post about your rides then?on thursday I did a 40km 1200m climbing xc ride around the hills here on my tallboy..the weather has been great so all the trails are drythe rekon tyre on the back nearly killed me about 10x with all the loose gravel though so the dissector is now back on kek
>>148443Man I wish there are places like that in Australia. The only thing we get down here are some shitty small parks.
>>148388You gotta breed and get the free season pass
>>148379I also read an article about cube one55 which has the same faggery as propain and all they were doing was complain kek funny how much one opinion changes based on muh favorite bike
Shill me some non maxxis tires then.27.5, riding mostly loam
>>148466wild enduro michelins
I finally stepped up to the medium jump line and I was surprised how ok it was. I'm definitely a lot less stiff and panicky than I was 6 months ago
>>148388>unironically thinks he's the only person she's dangling free shit in front ofI shiggy
>>148479>thinks she won't get you banned from the hill if things sourdouble shiggs
>>148372Such a cool bike ruined by internal headset cable routing.I think they are going to sell very few as their market is core mountain bikers.Let's hope they don't fuck up the spindrift and rage.>>148388You can do it anon. be honest about what you like, you don't want to change yourself to be unhappy for a girl. Compromise is different from giving up passions though.>>148466Continental Argotals>>148443Did a 30 mile 5000ft climbing Backcountry ride after I fell off of a skinny behind my house and hurt my kneecap.I opted out of the extra 17 miles and 3000 feet of climbing. Because my knee was hurting me and I felt like I should stop.I also bought pic related so because they are square tires I need to true my rims to get optimal grip. Its going to rain in the southeast Sunday so its going to be a muddy bike park day. I will post first impressions
>>148385>>148379the comment in question fucking kek
>>148485I rode the kryptotal rear enduro casing on my big bike for a bit - while the tyre rides well and has stiff sidewalls the durability is utter shit in enduro casing.it's got 5 plugs in now and a huge cut in the sidewall.>back to dhr2 in dd casing
>>148487Cool I might order a dh casing if this one is kill, that and bring a spare tire to the park tomorrow. Im going to be running a tire insert regardless though. Did you get Punctures or pinch flats. There aren't really any sharp rocks or anything that gives traditional punctures where I am. I only get pinch flats.
>>148486Am I retarded, because I don't understand how you can add spacers without having to fuck around with all your cables. The stem I kind of understand because you can probably force them through the bolt gap
>>148396>>148458>>148485>I sincerely hope you breed with herThanks, frens! I'll make sure to remember your nice comments while doing so>>148403>so what do you actually do during a dateTalk about bikes, of course>>148466Checked. I've been a fan of vittoria tires these days. They seem to have the best grip for harder wearing tires I've used so far. Although I would only go for the enduro casing, since I was getting punctures when I tried ones with the trail casing.
>>148487Damn, just further proves why the Minions are the gold standard and why I'm sticking with the Wild Enduros.These fuggin Schwalbe Wicked Wills...I can't figure out if they're the wrong tires for my trails or if I'm using them wrong, or I suck. If I touch the brakes on loose over hard terrain, or when I'm on marbles over hardpack, they start squirming, but as long as I don't touch them, they handle the terrain fine but braking is a part of riding. Wet weather performance isn't good, but most tires aren't good in mud anyway, but it's dry again so I don't care. They absolutely kicked so much ass in moist forest dirt but the pressure was possibly at 15psi when I rode them then and they were at >25psi on the loose and dry terrain.>>148486> complaining about the noise from cables rattling> go with headset routing to fix itAre these guys fucking serious? That is fixed with a better cable housing, a housing for the cable housing, better tube-in-tube internal routing, or better seals on the frame's cable ports. FFS, my Yeti has covers for the ports specifically to reduce cable rattle and that's without making it harder to work on. On my enduro with Onyx hubs, all I hear when I'm riding are my brakes, the tires, my suspension, and me cursing at myself for bad line choice. Is there some secret cabal forcing manufacturers to do this bullshit or is this the industry equivalent of presidential candidates catering to the few vocal crazies in elections now? Because it seems like they're only doing it because Scott did it and they don't want to lose out on the retard first time buyers who think "hmm, these guys have headset routing and these guys don't, I don't know anything about bikes so I'll get the bike that has the feature I don't understand">inb4 acros headset
>>148466>riding mostly loamNigga...Michelin DH22. Its an overall tire that excels at everything but excels more in loose terrain. I ride in picrel that was today. Steep and loam + roots in this mountain. >>148487Oof. Why don't you use DH casing? I don't even bother with softer ones. But what about grip? I've read good things about it in supersoft and really good at loose terrain but it isn't an overall tire like the DH22
>>148502>secret cabal forcingWe all know (((who)))
>>148496all cuts near the outer side knobs, 1 pinchflat... just laziness with installing cushcore but it wouldn't have helped with the other punctures. the enduro casing IS lighter than doubledown so I guess the true test is the dh conti one which isn't much heavier than maxxis dd. Wales is very mixed terrain so it can be roots/rocks/slate/loam or mud all in 1 place, the kryptotal is listed as a mixed terrain tyre too
>>148517Post riding so we judge
>>148497I worked on new cube and focus bikes and its basically a two piece spacer. That shit makes you suicidal while working on it.pic rel
>>148520>I worked on new cube and focus bikes and its basically a two piece spacer.
>>148520This is just a horrible thing to see
>>148518i'm not very good anon, I won't waste your time>>148509dh casing is a lot more expensive on contis as they're the only ones not made in chink factories, the enduro ones were €35 each at the time
did some technical climbing on some rooty trails yesterday. Had to walk up a few of them. I'm wiped out
>>148520Holy kek, it's so marvelously retarded
>>148520I...eh...what in the goddamn fuckshit