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Petr5
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I'm also an excessive head sweater and I wear a cycling cap to cope. The sweat droplets fall off the end of the bill well past my glasses. I keep a 2nd hat in my pocket for cold descents.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 05:17
akasnowmaaan
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(Reply to #10052)

deadforkinglast wrote:
I'll probably have to look into that, though I was hoping to avoid putting more stuff on my head.

Nah, don't worry about that, they're great. I sweat like mad, and my eyes used to sting from the sweat falling into them, and the Halo stops that from happening and leaves my hair uncovered for better ventilation.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 07:10
Endpoint
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Hot take:

Norco Optic A2 or Marin Rift Zone 3?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:21
liquify
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Marin. Though norco has some cool bikes, I'm not a fan of the plasticy feel of nx, and i'd take a new 35mm revelation over the fox rhythm pretty much any day.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:29
euclid
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(Reply to #10055)

Endpoint wrote:
Hot take:

Norco Optic A2 or Marin Rift Zone 3?

This isn’t even a take, let alone a hot one.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:45
Endpoint
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Forget the group/wheels

Just between:

fork/shock
headtube angle
one is 4 bar one is single pivot

I don’t get that gnar and I like to pedal. If I’m going to mtb I’m not messing around on fire road. No rad drops but I’m starting to get more willing to catch air.

Still the Marin?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:13
joy of vaping
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(Reply to #10057)

Todd wrote:
You may have a hard time finding a frame for those parts.

Yeah, kind of what it's seeming like.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:31
Viggen
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Marin all the way.

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:09
yonderboy
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I prefer a 4 bar linkage for pedalling. Maintenance wise, it kinda sucks because of the extra pivots.

I find the Fox Float really easy to maintain. But the RT is easier to tune with the volume spacers.

The Optic isn't Boost, if that's a thing for you.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:08
aerobear
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i went with a disciple cuz colorway.

it makes a real mess of my hair and putting it on/removing it feels slightly wrong (like ones head should not be inserted into a hole that small, if you know what i mean), but is otherwise comfortable once installed upon my dome. didnt really take much getting used to, beyond the inability to drink out of a water bottle.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:23
Viggen
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smiley

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 03:16
yonderboy
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This is probably more of a question for BitOG, but does anyone know who manufactures RockShox fork oil? I have this Marzocchi DJ that takes #7.5 oil and I'm trying to figure out if this quart of 0w-30 I have will be rougly equivalent enough.

Based on a bunch of tables I found, the viscosity varies pretty widely among manufacturers. I'm thinking I should be OK with the more viscous RS 0w-30 in the Zoke. It hasn't been maintained at all in its life, so I'll probably just run it until it pops and pick up a Pike DJ.

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:17
Face
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From what I've been told suspension oil is very different from engine oil and not interchangeable. You want your suspension oil to stay the same viscosity through a heat cycle, you want your engine oil to get thinner as it warms.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 14:51
motorbacon
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(Reply to #10064)

yonderboy wrote:
This is probably more of a question for BitOG, but does anyone know who manufactures RockShox fork oil? I have this Marzocchi DJ that takes #7.5 oil and I'm trying to figure out if this quart of 0w-30 I have will be rougly equivalent enough.

Based on a bunch of tables I found, the viscosity varies pretty widely among manufacturers. I'm thinking I should be OK with the more viscous RS 0w-30 in the Zoke. It hasn't been maintained at all in its life, so I'll probably just run it until it pops and pick up a Pike DJ.

Maxima makes RS oil.

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 14:54
motorbacon
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(Reply to #10065)

Face wrote:
From what I've been told suspension oil is very different from engine oil and not interchangeable. You want your suspension oil to stay the same viscosity through a heat cycle, you want your engine oil to get thinner as it warms.

yes

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 14:56
jeffro
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My Marzocchi fork oiling bitd was accomplished using Golden Spectro fork oil from motorcycle shop. It was cheap and I remember being careful to get the stuff without seal swell additives.

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 15:38
Face
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When I worked at a shop that regularly did fork oil service we exclusively used motorcycle fork oil.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 17:29
fixed
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do not use motor oil in your fork. i bought this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WK8VL8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

it works great.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:39
yonderboy
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To clarify, the 0w-30 oil I mentioned is suspension oil, but RockShox brand. For whatever reason, they use that weight in the lowers, but use 5wt in the dampener.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:36
euclid
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Dq: when I rebuilt my fork I used 5wt for everything because I didn’t read the manual carefully enough to see it calls for a different weight for the lowers. Should I fix this now, or just wait until the next service? Dropping the lowers is pretty easy, and that’s all I’d need to do to fix it.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:39
yonderboy
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That is similar to what I was asking. Technically, if the viscosity rating for the two are similar enough, it shouldn't be an issue.

The lower oil should be changed every 50 hours. You could just yolo it until it's time to change the bath oil again.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:12
Face
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Oil in the lowers and air cartridge is just to keep things buttery and smooth.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 20:59
Todd
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Yo. The brand x dropper is good. Feels solid. Doesn't have setback tho. Remote is flimsy. Will get a different one. Actually, DQ, could I use the one that was on my old dropper? Should the pull be similar?

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 17:35
liquify
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Any tarck preference?
Cove Foreplay in pink:

recon 351 fork, bontrager crank and race-lite wheels; would tell seller to keep the shifty bits tbh.
or Transition Trail or Park:

diety cranks, pedals, spank subrosa wheels

Same price bikes. Equally taf in their own right.
Get me into the PostYourDirtyJumperBike thread.

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 21:52
aerobear
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i would normally go for the pink, but i find the cove to be rather ugly and looks a bit out of sorts with that big fork. it does have some good tarck possibilities for the color scheme.. while the transition will require the addition of some ano parts to spice it up. you are locked into bmx cranks on the transition, but that shouldnt really be a problem.

i'd still lean toward the transition though, but i'm sure either will get the job done.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 22:08
circuithero
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I'd lean towards the Transition because it seems to have better parts and I've never ridden a Cove.
I regret selling my Yeti DJ now.

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 22:40
deadforkinglast
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That Cove reminds me of the downhill hardtails that my friends would build in college in Santa Cruz. Just slammed saddle, 120-140mm-forked dirt jumpers with 1x9 drivetrains and dh chainguides. Weapon of choice for dh dirtbags that couldn't afford to buy much. They'd shuttle Santa Cruz DH trails on those. Good times, but even affordable trail hardtails now are way better for that stuff and they can also be pedaled uphill.

For actual dirt jumping, which is what I assume you're looking for, the Transition looks better.

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 02:41
Face
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I used to be one of those dirtbags! Miss those days, but not those bikes.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:04
joy of vaping
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Where can I get that pbr seat

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 23:15
oogens
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Fri, 01/05/2018 - 21:41
deadforkinglast
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probably a dig on Steve Jones (longtime Dirt Magazine columnist), who now heads up an ebike video channel or something like that.

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 23:21
eric_ssucks
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Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:14
piepants
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I got a 1800 lumen nite rider that I was going to pair with a 700 lumen light for night riding bliss. Which should go on the helmet and which should go on the bars?

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:18
drwelby
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Naturally, this bike is partially tarck's fault.

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:31
Face
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I usually mount the lighter if the two lights on my hamlet. If they weigh the same, I'll put the one with a wider beam on the bars and the spot up top. Brighter light might be better on your head depending on where you're riding, try both.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:34
liquify
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y'all probably saw this bike before, but this is a slightly more in-depth story on it.
All dh bikes look weird, so why not mount the rear shock in the top tube inside a kashima fox 40 tube?

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 22:04
Rentable Faxmachine
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If weights are roughly equal, I like to put the flood on my bars and the spot on my helmet.

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 22:19
jeffro
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(Reply to #10088)

liquify wrote:
y'all probably saw this bike before, but this is a slightly more in-depth story on it.
All dh bikes look weird, so why not mount the rear shock in the top tube inside a kashima fox 40 tube?

Boulder Cycles Defiant.jpg

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:58
piepants
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I got the light and those battery packs are no joke. Seems easy enough to switch around so I'll start with the flood on my bars. I wonder if the cold will make the battery suck like it makes my iphone suck.

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:09
yummygooey

Has anyone ridden a Canyon Spectral? The 2018 aluminum one is $2500 with a Pike and GX Eagle. Seems like the biggest bang:buck out there.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:01
yummygooey

Oh yea, I rode a Crust Shred Eagle the other week. It was a little small for me but it was a blast to ride nonetheless:

ca-cawwww!!! crust bikes shred eagle by yummygooey, on Flickr

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:03
motorbacon
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Did it crack?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:49
jamey
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(Reply to #10093)

yummygooey wrote:
Has anyone ridden a Canyon Spectral? The 2018 aluminum one is $2500 with a Pike and GX Eagle. Seems like the biggest bang:buck out there.

That is a helluva deal. I mean, I haven't ridden one, but on paper that seems great.

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:49
dotMR
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(Reply to #10094)

yummygooey wrote:
Oh yea, I rode a Crust Shred Eagle the other week. It was a little small for me but it was a blast to ride nonetheless:

ca-cawwww!!! crust bikes shred eagle by yummygooey, on Flickr

That rear cog! Can you even call it a "corncob" anymore?

EDIT: I was unaware that 1x cassettes now have a range of 500% (if you want to spend as much on a cassette as you do on cranks)

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 03:17
deadforkinglast
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Wat

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 08:06
fixed
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that thing looks sick, i would party on that all day

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 09:56
liquify
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(Reply to #10097)

fixed wrote:
that thing looks sick, i would party on that all day

Perhaps with a different saddle, but it looks fun.

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 09:59
Viggen
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(Reply to #10098)

liquify wrote:
fixed wrote:
that thing looks sick, i would party on that all day

Perhaps with a different saddle, but it looks fun.

Yeah that is one fop saddle...for shame.

Yummy: The Spectral is one hell of a bike, really popular as a trail shredder here in euroland. Get one you won't regret it!

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:53
cousinmosquito
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I love that saddle, but not on that bike.

More wonderful than you can believe it

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 04:28
aerobear
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still thinking about bikes.
like the kona process.. but also fancying a 29er.

what do y'all think about the rocky mountain instinct, bc edition?

long travel, extra shred?

having trouble finding a dealer that seems like they would have an instinct for me to sit on. not sure if i'm a large or medium. geometry thing seems to be broken on the instinct 90 page, doesnt let me see the other positions (has some adjustable linkage). current bike reach is between sizes.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:27

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