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deezums

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Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2018, 09:11:00 PM »
And I think I'm gonna have to do it again! I left the rear brake line too long, it gets stuck on my lockout. I still need to adjust a bunch, still not sure how I want it. The bars are all a mess, I need to do something about it. I ran the brakes backwards, it makes more sense to me with experience riding motorcycles.

I managed to get some more riding in, and pictures! There's a fun little spot not far from where I live, where I keep managing to hurt myself  :)


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I think I'm going to get new tires, thinking WTB Rangers or Maxxis Chronicles. Something that rolls just a bit easier!

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Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2018, 10:49:06 AM »
I run a Rekon out back and its a great tyre.....I have always run a quicker tyre on the rear and something aggressive on the front....

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Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2018, 09:34:40 PM »
I think I figured out what a lot of my problems were on hitting these jumps, I had my handlebars rotated way too far back and I'm guessing lost a lot of leverage over the front end. I was having a hard time getting the front to pop off kickers, no matter how hard I tried to preload it just seemed to eat it up even more and leave me no speed till the rear hit and tries to send you OTB...

Rotating them forward moved me forwards a good bit and I'm able to manipulate the front much easier. I can pretty reliably clear the jump between the trees in the last photo  ;D

I went and rode some real trails today and had a blast, part of the ride was maybe a 500-800 meter 20% grade to "earn the decent" and this thing eats it up so we did it twice! It climbs better than the 2013 stumpy elite on the same hill, and I seemed to be having an easier time than my buddy on the SJ6F with the 9-46 ethirteen cassette. I forgot to use the dual position front shock the first time up and really didn't notice much of a difference the second time, kind of wishing I got a solo air now since they've got more easy upgrades. Maybe I just need to find steeper hills!

Spent some time working on some jumps in the afternoon too, with shovels and bikes both...



My buddy jumping the stumpy, then my bike after the sun pretty much gave up. He slipped off the brake levers and almost ate a tree, I moved them in quite a bit to work them with one finger  :)

I need to get a MTB friendly gopro setup!

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Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2018, 07:27:06 PM »
I've been busy enjoying the bike! I got some new tires, the WTB Ranger Fast/Light. Dropped over a pound of rotating mass, 532g to be exact! I also picked up some cheap plastic fenders, you can use a front one on the rear rather easily.

I've also been busy helping build jumps, no dig no ride!


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https://s17.postimg.org/iu3wkhhq5/IMG_20180218_162223.jpg

I also bought a vinyl cutter, it's a learning curve but I think I'm figuring it out!





I believe my piviot bearings are going out, I took the rear pivots apart and found some rust. I get some squeaks on occasion. Thinking I might have to take the thing apart and measure everything, either that or wait till after the 28th to hear back from Ican!

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Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Reply #19 on: Today at 06:24:29 AM »
Love the plus tires, sorry to hear the bearings may all need to be replaced.
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bxcc

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Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Reply #20 on: Today at 02:10:35 PM »
I also bought a vinyl cutter, it's a learning curve but I think I'm figuring it out!



Nice! Funny you mention this as I bought one a couple weeks ago also. Which one did you get? There is a bit of a learning curve but I think I have it figured out. It's the cut settings that seem to be variable. I've been using some Oracal 651 with great results but I've also got some black reflective vinyl that's been a bit of a pain. I've set the depth so it's cutting halfway through the paper and it's still a PITA to weed. It also decided to leave an adhesive deposit on the cutting blade which then pulled all the letters off and I ruined half a sheet.

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Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Reply #21 on: Today at 02:28:33 PM »
Some reflective black pictures. Flash vs no flash





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Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Reply #22 on: Today at 06:39:14 PM »
Cool man thats awesome!