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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:
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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.

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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

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