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TheYeti 09-29-2010 03:13 PM

Cool bike, I like Mavac wheels they are stiff and strong,I've got em on my road bike. No broken spokes wheel stays true. Good quality stuff. I've heard from the local 29er guys that WTB wheels aren't as strong as many other wheelsets out there.They mostly trade them out as soom as they buy the bike.

Jeffy 09-29-2010 03:37 PM

Got another question. Although I haven't even ridden my bike yet, has anyone done a single-speed conversion? I've read some stuff on it and it looks tempting.

Mercury264 09-29-2010 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by TheYeti
Cool bike, I like Mavac wheels they are stiff and strong,I've got em on my road bike. No broken spokes wheel stays true. Good quality stuff. I've heard from the local 29er guys that WTB wheels aren't as strong as many other wheelsets out there.They mostly trade them out as soom as they buy the bike.

+1

I replaced my rear POS with one and it's never ever gone out of true. I plan on replacing my POS front with another Mavac since it seems to go out of true weekly.

They look kinda cool too :D

Bimble 09-29-2010 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Stinez
Did my first REAL cyclocross session today on the old hardtail M/B.
(With some who ride the various local series')

Holy crap that's some work. :knary


I'm gonna put the knobbies back on that bike and do it again next Wed. :super

Cool.

I really do not need to be tempted by CX, but it looks like a ton of <strike>pain</strike> fun. It may even teach me some grace on a bike. Good grief I can be a klutz.

:lol3

Can't wait to hear about Wednesday's race.

:lurk

VelvtRide 09-29-2010 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut

I'm totally diggin those pedals! Why would someone choose to have them on their bike? :ear



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Originally Posted by ducnut
Command Post seatpost offers three different heights with a push of a bar-mounted lever. It can be run bottomed-out for DH bombing, in the middle for technical stuff, or all the way up for high-speed flatwork.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/IMG_1420.jpg

The lever to the left is the seatpost adjustment.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/IMG_1421.jpg

WOW. :huh

I never thought I'd see the day where you can adjust your seat on the fly. Holy cow.

How much does a bike set up like this cost? :ear


Thanks for posting the pics! Very nice bike!!

Gummee! 09-29-2010 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by VelvtRide
I'm totally diggin those pedALS! Why would someone choose to have them on their bike? :ear

More efficient. Lighter.

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WOW. :huh

I never thought I'd see the day where you can adjust your seat on the fly. Holy cow.
Feh. That's old news. We could do that in the 80s. It was called a Hite Rite. LOTS lower tech tho. :nod

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How much does a bike set up like this cost? :ear
You don't wanna know. The S-Works Epic with the 2x10 I rode in WY was going for right at $9000. That 2x10 is saw-eet! :tb

M

pierce 09-29-2010 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by VelvtRide
How much does a bike set up like this cost? :ear

something like $3800 MSRP.

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...cname=Mountain

melville 09-29-2010 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by VelvtRide
I never thought I'd see the day where you can adjust your seat on the fly. Holy cow.

Only since about 1980:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...ron5252008.jpg

That chrome thing on the back of the seatpost is a Breeze & Angell Hite-Rite. I do have to remove a hand from the handlebar, though.

rbrsddn 09-29-2010 04:12 PM

I've had a set of Mavic Helium wheels on my skinny bike since '98, and they have never had to be trued. I bunny hop a set of RR tracks on my tuesday ride every week. I'll be buying Mavic again.

VelvtRide 09-29-2010 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce

:tb

pierce 09-29-2010 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by VelvtRide
:tb

personally, I think this is more drool-worthy...
http://www.santacruzmtb.com/blurlt/

Askel 09-29-2010 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
I really do not need to be tempted by CX,


http://www.keweenawcup.com/


:evil

Bimble 09-29-2010 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Askel

argggggghhhh

:hack

:lol3

Seriously, I have this irrational fear of learning to dismount a bike while moving. Maybe it is being clipped in that is doing it. Bound and chained and all. I still have my old Schwinn Crossfit with flat pedals I could use for practice.

how bad could it really hurt

:uhoh

BTW, I'm sure you saw the results. :D

Steverino 09-29-2010 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
Ya know, if I'd actually go out and learn something about mountain biking, that climb over the rocks would terrify me alot less.

:lol3



More my speed.

:D

Even more fun in he rain. :deal

I am relearning the hard way unfortunately.

That S Works blows me bloomers up...:drool

JohnBryer 09-29-2010 06:42 PM

It's a 2010 leftover, but it's all mine, and it came home today!

http://bryer.smugmug.com/2010-Pictur...4_tXK4Y-XL.jpg

I have Soul Wheels http://www.bikesoul.com/ on order, and should have them just in time for the snow to start falling in Utah!


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