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29er / Re: Workswell WCB-M-062
« on: July 18, 2017, 11:15:20 AM »
As mentioned multiple times in this forum, the noise in a carbon frame may not come from where you think.
There is so much movements when you pedal, that the headset, seatpost, saddle, pedals, etc. can make the frame resonate as well or even better than a BB.

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29er / Re: Chiner 29er KOM's
« on: July 10, 2017, 03:07:43 PM »
which can spoil the fun of just getting out and riding......

Not to mention the risk you take sometimes just to win( and the risk you offer to people who may innocently cross your path ).
I've read once the word "Stravard", it is a good name for some of us :)

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It is an expression in many sports, the season being where most competitions occur.
Using it during a season means a year.

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I use the GUB saddle(full carbon with a little padding), they are solid... for my 145lbs. Did you try them?

I tried Rockbros saddle bags, and they aren't much better.
Took a Topeak finally for less than I spent on all my trials/errors :)

While I tried a couple, I still have a doubt about helmets.
They are well done, but I only tried them as a decoration.
In case of a crash, I don't have any idea how they would fare.

I'll have a look at X2U Sport and Tieboa( thanks! ).

The foam grips I tried were not very good, and now buy brand ones(ESI mainly).

The rear axle is indeed great. I have a few spares for my next builds.

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29er / Re: Chiner 29er KOM's
« on: July 09, 2017, 03:11:13 PM »
I got one too! 

Just to warn :) You start something very addictive, it is like a video game but in real !
But there are KOM's and KOM's, if you are the first over 10 good, first over 100 that become serious, 1 over 1000... wow :D

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29er / Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« on: July 09, 2017, 03:00:02 PM »
https://highfive.co.uk/high5-faster-and-further/mtb-nutrition-guides/cross-country-2-to-5-hour-event/    8)

Thanks but I'm an organic/fresh fanatic :o No way I would eat or drink powder/tabs/gel I don't know where they come from ;D
But when I plan to ride hard and long, I found a very good site that teaches you how to make your own gel and purée.
It is quick to do, keep well in the fridge and cheap.

Unfortunately it is only in French  ???... Google translate made significant progress recently, so I post it anyway.

I make this purée, the sweet one: http://www.diet-sport-coach.com/pages/content/produits-energetiques/compote-energie-maison-version-sucree-et-salee.html#L8uBQtspGfQH28Cy.99

And this gel: http://www.diet-sport-coach.com/pages/content/produits-energetiques/gel-energetique-booster.html#u7eu5MYuZfcrWG54.99

I pour them in silicone bottles like these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-3pcs-Lot-Food-Grade-Silicone-Leak-Proof-Design-Travel-Tube-Squeeze-Refillable-Bottle-Empty/32373315663.html
That I put in my back pockets.
And they are easy to clean and reusable.

Alternating 1 purée / 1 gel each half hour.

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Component Deals & Selection / Re: VYRO, new shifting technology
« on: July 09, 2017, 01:01:56 PM »
If I remember well, it will be about half the price for only 200g more.
Not sure why someone would buy the Eagle in XX1 after that.

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29er / Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« on: July 06, 2017, 10:02:59 AM »
I felt quite bad and had this flickering vision due to a lack of carbohydrates.

Although it is probably too late when it happens.
It is good to know this is a signal. Thanks.

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29er / Re: CS-529 2016 new model 29er frame
« on: June 30, 2017, 04:09:55 PM »
Thought I would share the components list for this build for fun.  When I have something photo-worthy I will also post.

I look forward to see this beast :)

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Thank you for the information. This seller is very good.

Many sellers would have probably told you it is your fault and leave it.
Here they tell it to you, but send a new rim... Nice!  :)

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29er / Re: Xm Carbon E bike frame
« on: June 20, 2017, 09:43:40 AM »
In one of my ride group, all suffering bikers switched to an e-bike, the average speed of the group increased dramatically, and we have more fun riding together now.
Still not for me though... but it is definitely a good option for people who do not spend/have enough time to train, but have a good technique.

From my experience. The disasters come from people who don't have the skills to properly ride an MTB.
The extra watts are dangerous for them, but also for the people around.


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29er / Re: Steven-iam's DengFu M06 Build
« on: June 18, 2017, 08:36:53 AM »
Beautiful bike!

Are you light?  There is a fair amount of spacers over the headtube.
It is probably for ride comfort, but due to the asymmetric force on the lefty adapter, I would be worried about the extra lever and the headtube resistance.
This would need a detailed calculation though  :)

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29er / Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« on: June 07, 2017, 12:03:04 PM »
Nice picture. You look so real !!

Thanks for the information about Michelin's tires, they look interesting.
I recognize the bottles!

You don't have the SRAM Eagle drivetrain right?
You could add at least two teeth more on your ring, and go faster on the flats/descents.

What advice would you give to someone( an old 49y chap I know too well :) ) who would like to start racing?
I don't even now where to go or start...

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29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-496 Build / 27.5+
« on: June 07, 2017, 02:52:32 AM »
He's 6'2 and took a 21"
I'm 5'10 too, and this is definitely too big for me :)

But a 19" or 17" should do it.

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29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-496 Build / 27.5+
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:24:05 AM »
The rigid fork is the backup and maybe for winter rides.
If it works... fine. Here we don't have that much steep and hard rocks.

If not, as advised by carbon_dude and others, we'll put a RockShox Pike on it.
I've put a Pike DJ on the dirt bike I'm building, it is a really nice fork indeed.

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