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Fat Bikes / Re: Non-carbon fatbike frames
« on: February 15, 2018, 01:47:01 PM »
I don't know how much you want to pay but you can get a good aluminium fatbike frame ticking all your boxes for $599.00 CAD if you're going with RSD bikes.

It's my second winter on the Mayor and it's a blast to ride. Clearly a great bike. You can buy only the frame or go with a full build. It's up to you. There is a 10% off right now so the frame would cost you $534.00 CAD ($427.25 US).

29er / Re: WCB-M-145 info?
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:29:59 AM »
Let us know whenever you have some news about this one!

Ok, I'll dive into it. No pictures since I'm not home right now.

The first set of wheels I built in 2012 was with 26er rims with 17.8mm inner width. The weight was 330g each. I laced them with Sapim Laser spokes and Polyax alloy nipples to a set of WTB Laserdisc Light hubs (rebranded American Classic hubs). I went 28 spokes front and rear. I replaced the junk bearings that came in the hubs with Enduro ceramic hybrid bearings. They weight 1373g with tape. Those wheels are still on my Giant Anthem 2008 and have seen many many Km.

The second set of chinese carbon wheels I bought was for my roadbike. They are from and were ordered with the Ed hubs and ceramic bearings.

The third set of wheels is another one I've built at the begining of 2016 with rims. They came in at 378g each. I used Pillar Megalight SS spokes and Pillar alloy nipples with Tune King/Kong hubs. I went 28 spokes front and rear. The weight at that time was 1354g with tape and valves. At the end of 2016, a stick of wood got stuck in my rear wheel breaking the rim, many spokes and my rear derailleur. I replaced the rim with a 35mm assymetric one from and changed the spokes to Sapim CX-Rays and Polyax alloy nipples. That choice was money driven since Pillar Megalight SS spokes cost a freaking lot of money. I kept the remaining good Megalight spokes as spare for my front wheel. I didn't weight the rear wheel with the new rim/spokes.

29er / Re: Hongfu - FM058 Custom - 9,380kg
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:46:19 AM »
Ok thank you!  By the way, sick looking bike! (Clairement une job de pro!! :p )

29er / Re: Hongfu - FM058 Custom - 9,380kg
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:24:23 AM »
Hi Tom, what is the biggest tire you can fit in the rear? Is it really limited to 29x2.2?

Thank you!

29+ & 27+ / Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:17:39 AM »
I really like your idea of heat shrink. Cleaner than anything I've seen so far.

29+ & 27+ / Re: DengFu M07
« on: January 17, 2018, 09:52:19 AM »
I can still access the information.

29er / Re: New M06 Build coming!
« on: December 14, 2017, 07:55:15 AM »
I will then report that Peter is now selling it at xmcarbonspeed.


Component Deals & Selection / Re: help!!! XT spd cleats
« on: December 08, 2017, 08:46:23 AM »
I serviced my old XT 770 pedals once and didn't encounter any problems. It wasn't moving as freely at first because I put a LOT of grease in them but after a ride or 2 it was back to normal. How hard did you tight them when rebuilding?

29er / Re: Workswell WCB-M-062
« on: December 06, 2017, 01:28:05 PM »
I would defenitly go with the 18.5.

29+ & 27+ / Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:05:28 AM »
Maybe a Ti bolt that fits tight inside this one? With an hex nut the same size as the allen key needed on one side?

Component Deals & Selection / Re: Full Suspension Talk
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:53:43 AM »
If you want to know more about it, Pinkbike did a nice little write up last week on it.

Component Deals & Selection / Re: Elliptical Chainrings. Thoughts?
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:52:25 AM »
Shimano doesn't use narrow-wide profiles on their 1x chainrings and it works.

Are use using carbon paste for your seatpost?

Component Deals & Selection / Re: What Black Friday Deals??
« on: November 24, 2017, 12:26:59 PM »
I just got a new pair of Louis Garneau Graphite MTB shoes for 162.49$ CAD instead of 324.99$ CAD. Previous sale was at 254$ CAD for those shoes. My old Louis Garneau T-Flex 300 are 8 years old (and somewhere around 25000Km) and are starting to fall apart a little. I hope those shoes will be as good as the old ones.

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