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29er / Re: "Better Late Than Never" 057-er
« on: May 22, 2017, 05:54:05 AM »
Nice color!

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29er / Re: Full Suspension WCB-M-108 / LCFS902 / CS-821 Experience?
« on: May 21, 2017, 06:30:56 AM »
Looks like a really nice build, thanks for posting a few pics.

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29er / Re: Where do i get an suspension part for a 036?
« on: May 05, 2017, 07:28:08 PM »
If anyone needs a spare derailleur hanger for their 036 or 057, I still have a couple on the shelf.  Send me a PM.

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Finally sold my Franken-Stache 9 last Saturday.  Sold to someone who'd never mountain biked before, the Trek dealer recommended a Stache for him since he's a big guy (290 lbs).  Of course since it's Spring, Large Stache 7's are backordered.  The buyer got a better deal than buying new IMO.  Hopefully he enjoys his new bike.

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Component Deals & Selection / Re: New Wheelset
« on: May 05, 2017, 07:22:32 PM »
Lots of good info about building your own wheels.  Maybe I'll order a set of carbon 25.7" rims from Peter and do a new wheel set for my 6Fattie.

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Component Deals & Selection / Re: New Wheelset
« on: April 27, 2017, 12:43:34 PM »
I'd probably go with the 30mm wide DSS-HR930C you mentioned in your last post.  That's a good middle of the road width and can work with lots of different tires from 2.1 up to 3.0 in width.

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Component Deals & Selection / Re: ROTOR QRING 30T
« on: April 27, 2017, 12:27:02 PM »
It's interesting to me how it seems as though 50% of those that try an oval chainring say they feel there is an improvement in pedaling performance and 50% say they really don't notice much of a difference and end up going back to a round chainring.

Nice looking chainring though, what the retail on that ring?  Out of curiosity, I wonder if they make a Boost compatible ring.

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29+ & 27+ / Re: Want HT Trail need suggestion.
« on: April 24, 2017, 08:18:45 AM »
My suggestion would be a Trek Stache (or equivalent 29+ Chiner frame) with front suspension.  However, I am biased as I own two of them.

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29er / Re: Full Suspension WCB-M-108 / LCFS902 / CS-821 Experience?
« on: April 23, 2017, 10:38:05 AM »
Typically people who are 5'-8" with a 30" inseam would ride a med (17") frame.

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Component Deals & Selection / Re: How Things Work: Freehub Body
« on: April 23, 2017, 10:34:53 AM »
Very good article. Thanks!

By the way, do you know why my DT Swiss rear hub lost its total silence?
Is it just grease? Do you put it often?

I would assume it just needs to be re-greased or have the correct grease.  DT Swiss makes special star ratchet grease that is a particular viscosity which gives the star ratchet just the right amount of sound.  Once I used Park Tools grease and the hub got very quiet.  If the freehub is very noisy I would assume that it's just dry and needs lubricant.

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Component Deals & Selection / How Things Work: Freehub Body
« on: April 20, 2017, 09:23:21 AM »
Some good info on freehub bodies.  You can see why I think DT Swiss makes a good design, especially for the money.  However, if money was not an issue, Chris King hubs are truly amazing and I can see why they are so expensive.

https://dirtmountainbike.com/features/work-freehub-body.html

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29er / Re: my CS-057
« on: April 19, 2017, 12:04:40 PM »
Looks very light.  Congrats on your new bike!

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29+ & 27+ / Re: Carbon Wheels for 29+ bike - worthwhile upgrade?
« on: April 18, 2017, 07:53:02 AM »
I really enjoy riding my Stache 9.8, the Line Pro Carbon wheels are very good, so far I've not had any problems with them.

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29er / Re: My CS-057
« on: April 13, 2017, 09:40:50 PM »
It is 20.7 lbs complete with pedals and a bottle cage. The rims are 27mm internal. Really makes a 2.25 tire have a wide footprint. I also have a set of xx1 cranks I am about to throw on it. You still have your bike Carbon_dude?

No sold it about a year ago, changed over to plus tire bikes.  A plus bike is not as fun climbing uphill, but is twice as fun the other 50% of my ride, the grip is great and the ride comfort is what I'm all about these days.

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