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Old 09-29-2010, 03:39 AM   #17206
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The pictures from Interbike are killing me. This is the first year I haven't been in ages. OR I can live without, but Interbike, what a blast!
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:17 AM   #17207
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The pictures from Interbike are killing me. This is the first year I haven't been in ages. OR I can live without, but Interbike, what a blast!
I've only been to interbike in Philly. The 'small' show. That wore me right out.

That was 94/95 and I still have the pair of free socks I got from D-feet. Wear em semi-often too!

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Old 09-29-2010, 09:34 AM   #17208
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I remember bike shows in Atlantic City, free buffet, strippers roam the show floors and free lap dance coupons.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:38 AM   #17209
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Yes it is steeper than it looks...

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



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Still climbing. Going to be more fun coming down.



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More my speed.

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Old 09-29-2010, 01:40 PM   #17210
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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.


I'm gonna put the knobbies back on that bike and do it again next Wed.
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:51 PM   #17211
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Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. Chabot is only a few miles from here. I measured the gap in the chain stay and it looks like a 2.5 would be pushing it with knobs. No mud to deal with though. 2.0-2.35 should fit from what I've seen on other RH's of the same vintage. I don't want to spend too much, under $40. What difference does folding vs. wire make? I noticed a weight difference but is there anything else? I'm used to folding.
I have the same frame in a 21". Anything over 2.1 will buzz your chain stays.
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:58 PM   #17212
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So, I fixed this:



With these:



The Mavics are way stiffer than the WTB LaserDiscs that were on the bike.

Get the new wheels for the Anthem, Monday. Yesterday, I get a phone call that the Stumpjumper came in. So, off to a distant shop to pick that up. It's a '11 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert 29er.

Compared to the Anthem, it looks and feels huge. It's definitely beasty.



SRAM 2X10 drivetrain. The FD is mounted to the chainstay, so that it moves with the suspension; no derailleur rub during compression/extension. The bash guard is machined CF; looks gorgeous, as do the crankarms. The Eggbeater 3 pedals are perfect, with their blue anodized parts.



There is tons of detailing; like the blue anodized bits and braided Jagwire cabling.



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.


The lever to the left is the seatpost adjustment.


More detailing in the pivot bolts.


Just a really nice parts mix with XO RD, X7 FD, and X9 levers. The stuff works so nice.


I'm taking both bikes to a local trail, tomorrow. It'll be interesting to directly compare them. I've still got some setup work to do on the SJ, though. Then, the Anthem will be off to its new owner.
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:13 PM   #17213
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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.
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:37 PM   #17214
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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.
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:45 PM   #17215
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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
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:52 PM   #17216
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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.


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

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



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

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Old 09-29-2010, 04:02 PM   #17217
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I'm totally diggin those pedals! Why would someone choose to have them on their bike?



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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.


The lever to the left is the seatpost adjustment.

WOW.

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?


Thanks for posting the pics! Very nice bike!!
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:07 PM   #17218
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I'm totally diggin those pedALS! Why would someone choose to have them on their bike?
More efficient. Lighter.

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WOW.

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.

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How much does a bike set up like this cost?
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!

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Old 09-29-2010, 04:07 PM   #17219
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How much does a bike set up like this cost?
something like $3800 MSRP.

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...cname=Mountain
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:12 PM   #17220
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I never thought I'd see the day where you can adjust your seat on the fly. Holy cow.
Only since about 1980:



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.
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