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Reply to New Tie Down Design to Increase Ride Time 12/3/2013 9:10 PM
Any innovation is good, even if just for good target practice at shooting them down. I've seen a couple of new DaKine pads with velcro straps on the top to keep bikes from sliding around in turns. They seem to work pretty well. In the past, we've used ... more »
Reply to For Sale 2X Pioneer CDJ-900 + DJM-900 Nexus Package 12/2/2013 9:31 PM
Are you serious? You do know that this is a MOUNTAIN BIKE website. Right?
Reply to Brake levers 12/1/2013 7:53 PM
In mountain bikes, unlike motocross bikes, brake levers aren't so much interchangeable. You're pretty much stuck with what comes with the brakes. Some companies mix and match levers and calipers for their racers and I suppose that's an expensive option ... more »
Reply to Could this be a good comparable to an X01 setup? 11/30/2013 8:10 AM
I've been running a single front chainring since the eight speed days. Ten should work just fine as long as you have a big enough low gear and a small enough front. The only compromise is the spacing between the gears. When you're grinding up that hill ... more »
Reply to Single crown or Dual crown 11/26/2013 8:13 PM
There are long enough travel single crown forks for downhill. But the big question is how many runs will they last before the crown starts to creak? Now that I think about it though, I've put my Rock Shox Lyric through a lot of abuse and it's not creaking ... more »
Reply to Chain Tensioners 11/24/2013 8:12 AM
As long as the tensioners are of the kind that project into the drop out to go around the axle itself and not just the skewer, you should be just fine.
Reply to schwinn sidewinder bike 11/23/2013 9:14 AM
Damn. I thought I'd found some vintage gold. The original was a straight tubed beach cruiser with two brakes and five speeds.
Reply to schwinn sidewinder bike 11/22/2013 11:51 AM
A Schwinn Sidewinder was my first mountainish bike back in about '83. Is this a vintage one of those or a more modern version?
Reply to Do You Really Need Gloves? 11/20/2013 10:19 PM
Dude Bro… I wear gloves to keep my hands from slipping when the grips get sweaty and to protect my hands in a crash and when I clip a tree at speed. I just wish that they were less expensive. You can go to the hard wear store nowadays and get the same ... more »
Reply to Cracking noise coming from transmission area 11/15/2013 12:51 PM
It seems to be a single speed since you said you tightened the chain. So if it has a BMX style cassette they're cheap to replace. But if the drivetrain is worn you'll have to replace the chain at the same time to avoid a mismatched drivetrain. Possibly ... more »
Reply to Cracking noise coming from transmission area 11/13/2013 5:18 PM
I don't know how old the bike is, but it could be a worn out chain and cogs. When worn out or especially mismatched, the chain can begin to derail and make a noise as it pops back onto the cog. It could also be an internal issue with the pauls in the ... more »
Reply to EVOV.S.FoxShoxV.S.RockShoxV.S.Manitou DH 11/13/2013 8:44 AM
The red valve was a black box part. It's down inside the fork. I can't remember if it is on the compression or rebound. I haven't had to take it apart in years. I'm officially going to stop bad mouthing Fox. "If you don't have anything good to say…" ... more »
Reply to EVOV.S.FoxShoxV.S.RockShoxV.S.Manitou DH 11/11/2013 7:20 PM
My three cents. I've always been a bit of a Rock Shox guy, having worked at Anpther Bike Shop a couple of blocks from the original factory in Santa Cruz. I think I was an unpaid tester on the down low flow since I'm pretty sure that I was the first non ... more »
Reply to Sidewalk or street? 11/2/2013 8:53 PM
A more serious answer would be, stick to the street unless the side walk becomes the only or temptingly empty option.
Reply to Sidewalk or street? 11/1/2013 7:29 PM
It all depends upon where the driveway kickers are placed. Maximum airtime between destinations is a big factor to consider.
Reply to Fun video 10/29/2013 6:27 AM
Your trials roots are showing. Great vid. Much better than I was expecting from "my local trail."
Reply to Norco aurum 10/28/2013 10:44 PM
You could try running more B tension on the derailleur. It's the little screw in the back that holds the derailleur back away from the frame. It's a finicky adjustment that can affect the shifting if you give it too much, but worth a try. If that doesn't ... more »
New thread Rampage Cliffhangers 10/26/2013 9:44 PM
So I just watched a Red Bull Best of Rampage video and it reminded me of a couple of unanswered questions that I have. First off, is Cam Zink a daddy yet and are the two Cams gonna arrange play dates? And how is Mitch Chubby doing? In the Red Bull replay ... more »
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Reply to Just beginning / Need some advice and tips 10/26/2013 8:27 AM
I'd say you should concentrate on getting the best frame and suspension that you can for the money and not worry about getting the latest and greatest components. The small bits will break over time, particularly under a beginner, and can be replaced ... more »