Miguel's fat-tired fopmobile

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Blakey
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Hahaha, I usually shop at spencer24.de

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 02:37
NOVELTYNAME
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I’m sorry for continually asking DQs about mtbs

For a hardtail trail/firelane spencer - what is the squish fork to use? 120? 150?

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:57
Face
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Whichever the spencer is designed around.

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Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:44
NOVELTYNAME
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Yes, do I want the spencer with the 120 or the 150?

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Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:50
DaFROG
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what you want is a sus-spencer....

i'll show myself out

We have assembled an international voltron of geometry, marketing and metallurgy experts working around the clock and have determined that your spencer sucks

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:11
Viggen
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(Reply to #1056)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Yes, do I want the spencer with the 120 or the 150?

Which are these two bikes? You still looking at carbon from far-east?
Do you want to ride only fire roads and XC type sufferfest stuff the "120 spencer" is more appropriate.
If you want to try manoeuvring a rock garden, leave the ground and catch some air, "get rad bro" and maybe try your wings in a spencer park/proper trail center then "150 spencer" is more appropriate.

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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.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:34
shane.rrr
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(Reply to #1057)

Viggen wrote:
NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Yes, do I want the spencer with the 120 or the 150?

Which are these two bikes? You still looking at carbon from far-east?
Do you want to ride only fire roads and XC type sufferfest stuff the "120 spencer" is more appropriate.
If you want to try manoeuvring a rock garden, leave the ground and catch some air, "get rad bro" and maybe try your wings in a spencer park/proper trail center then "150 spencer" is more appropriate.

What if we want both?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:58
Lowrey'sOrgan
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Tarck is about underbiking

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:49
Face
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I've never ridden a 150mm hardtail but my 130 hardtail gives me all of it. I've had 100 and 120 in the past and they were very good until things got gnarley. For fire roads I'd suggest a 100-120 XC style spencer.

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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:11
Viggen
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(Reply to #1060)

Face wrote:
I've never ridden a 150mm hardtail but my 130 hardtail gives me all of it. I've had 100 and 120 in the past and they were very good until things got gnarley. For fire roads I'd suggest a 100-120 XC style spencer.

I own a 160 HT, that thing is fun as fuck! But I lowered the fork to 140 to not crack the frame because of over forking (On-one 45650B is designed for a 130-150 fork).

shane.rrr wrote:
What if we want both?

Then you do what Tarck Bear™ intended and buy both.

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.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:25
shane.rrr
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I wish I could get both. Currently just have a XC style hardtail

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:59
NOVELTYNAME
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Thanks, this helps

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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:06
NOVELTYNAME
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Dq: 700x28 or 650x38 race spencer?

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Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:00
Endpoint
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Wat?

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:25
mdilthey
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(Reply to #1065)

Endpoint wrote:
Wat?

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:55
NOVELTYNAME
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Race spencer that fits 28s or 38s

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Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:27
Endpoint
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I think tarck agreed that anything with a diameter smaller than a 700x23 starts to feel wonky under go fast use. The few fast fast rides I did on Baby Shoes didn’t give me all of it compared to a fast rolling 700x28-35.

Plus you’re going to start having to think about B.B. drop if you like to pedal turns.

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:38
kmcdon
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I like 25s more than 23s for sure. I had those attack/force tires for a year or so and they were fast as hell, and didn't really seem to give up any handling compared to the 23s. They rode like jackhammers though. I'm pretty sure that my 700x25 spencer is faster than my 650x42 spencer on everything but the descents. The 650x42 spencer is faster on the descents, hands down.

Sorry I couldn't actually give you an answer.

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:44
NOVELTYNAME
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Dude cmon
Bb drop will be 65 if 38s, 72 if 28s

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Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:47
Endpoint
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Right... so why bother jacking around going north of 7cm?

Also... who even makes a 650x38 tire besides Compass and Soma? You can still get a 700x35 into a 41cm stay spencer so run that for long fast stuff and have a spencer that also rips corners with some 25mm jawns from some company using the latest rubber compound tech.

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:55
Sneaky Viking
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y'alls are talking about 23s and 25s and Mig SPECIFICALLY asked about 28s!

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Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:45
Perlhammered
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(Reply to #1072)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Dude cmon
Bb drop will be 65 if 38s, 72 if 28s

BB drop shouldn't change at all, BB height will, though.

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:03
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #1073)

Endpoint wrote:

Also... who even makes a 650x38 tire besides Compass and Soma?

Pacenti/panaracer

Bikes have been designed around less tire selections

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Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:09

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