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Reply to airpl 8/25/2015 10:07 PM

Air Pre-Load - it's an air spring used to adjust the pre-load on your "main" spring. From Marz: Spring preload can be done with the external adjusters on top of the fork. Preloading the springs will compress them slightly and increase the initial force ... more »

Reply to 2016 Giant Trance 27.5 3 - Noob Help! 8/21/2015 11:07 AM

Which Giant Trance and what year? Giant offers a bunch of different build options so we have no idea what your part spec is. And for what it's worth, the Trance SX uses a 160 fork and is the same frame as all the other alloy Trance's, so you'll be fine ... more »

Reply to Brake Squeal/Noise from Trek Session+Saint 8/17/2015 4:08 PM

If you have resin pads already installed switching to one metallack and one resin won't fix your issue. Resin pads are quieter than metal, which is why people running metal pads would swap in one resin if they had loud brakes. The idea was to still have ... more »

Reply to New Pads Drag HELP 8/11/2015 1:43 PM

Depending on how long it's been since those brakes were bled, the fluid could have drawn in water and when the new pads were installed the shop had to let some fluid out to make room for the pistons to return to full open. If that was the case (kinda ... more »

Reply to Biking+bears!! 8/10/2015 2:54 PM

I totally read the title of this thread wrong... I thought it said "Biking+Beers!!" Oh well. Since your trick title got me in here I'll reply. Looking up the stats, there's been zero fatal bear attacks in Idaho. Actually, you have a better chance of ... more »

Reply to 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship Teams and Riders 8/6/2015 9:36 AM

British Cycling just announced: Mountain bike Downhill Elite Men Gee Atherton (automatic as reigning world champion) Mike Jones Josh Bryceland Danny Hart Matt Simmonds Sam Dale Brendan Fairclough Bernard Kerr Elite Women Manon Carpenter (automatic as ... more »

Reply to Trail Encounters 8/5/2015 9:20 AM

We saw an old, large, and completely naked women in the woods in Santa Cruz, probably on drugs. That was kinda scary.

Reply to Trail Encounters 8/5/2015 9:19 AM

Crazy, I used to tease a buddy who had a close call with a mtn lion until I had my own... well, that's a total lie, we still tease him every time we ride that trail by meowing and hissing at him. But it's actually pretty damn scary... Whistler bears ... more »

Reply to Trail Encounters 8/4/2015 5:05 PM

Yikes, rolling up on an unconscious rider never even occurred to me. My girlfriend has my main riding buddies phone numbers incase I don't hit her up after a solo ride, that way if I don't answer my phone she can call them and let them know I'm missing

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New thread Trail Encounters 8/4/2015 10:39 AM

About two months ago, I was night riding with a group of buddies, taking up the rear on the pedal out (I was like a quarter-mile behind... slooowww) through a wide meadow in a canyon, with a river running through it and knee-high grass lining the trail. ... more »

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Reply to need help getting started. 7/31/2015 12:04 PM

For your budget, I'd look for a used bike that's a few seasons old. You'll likely get more bang for your buck. Start looking locally, so you can check the bike out in person before purchasing.

Reply to V10 chainstay growth 7/26/2015 4:11 PM

Short cage with a 1x setup on the V10 will be fine, just make sure to mind your chain length when you cut the chain (as you would with any bike).

Reply to medium or large 7/20/2015 2:40 PM

At 5'9 you're more than likely a med, unless you like really big bikes.

Reply to Newish to MTB/ New to Racing 7/17/2015 9:43 PM

Well get out there and race! The Enduro Evo is a capable bike for sure, even if it's not a full blown DH bike. If you get more serious about it after a season pick up a DH bike. For now, just find a local(ish) DH race and enter. Not much else to it than ... more »

Reply to Riding Trail / XC without a chamois? 7/17/2015 9:21 PM

EXOFFICIO UNDERWEAR WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Seriously though, best $25, yes... $25 I've ever spent.

Reply to Newish to MTB/ New to Racing 7/13/2015 10:51 AM

What kind of help are you looking for specifically and what kind of racing do you plan on doing? There's a Enduro race series in AR, info on that here. Start off in beginner or sport depending on where you think your skills would place you and go ... more »

Reply to X01 deraileur problem 7/12/2015 12:05 PM

I'd take it into your LBS and tell them what's going on and see if they can warranty it though SRAM. This is a known problem I've seen in the past so they should take care of you.

Reply to Enduro My Bike? 7/10/2015 7:57 PM

356mm

Reply to Enduro My Bike? 7/10/2015 5:24 PM

All about the proper geo IMHO. Slack angles and a nice long top-tube.

Reply to medium or large 7/9/2015 10:04 AM

Can't give you any insight specifically on the 303 regarding size other than... well... the large will be longer by about 25mm for the reach. How tall are you?