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Old 09-29-2010, 03:37 PM   #17326
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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   #17327
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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   #17328
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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   #17329
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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   #17330
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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   #17331
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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   #17332
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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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Old 09-29-2010, 04:12 PM   #17333
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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.
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:30 PM   #17334
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:42 PM   #17335
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personally, I think this is more drool-worthy...
http://www.santacruzmtb.com/blurlt/
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:24 PM   #17336
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I really do not need to be tempted by CX,

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Old 09-29-2010, 05:34 PM   #17337
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argggggghhhh





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



BTW, I'm sure you saw the results.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:34 PM   #17338
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Ya know, if I'd actually go out and learn something about mountain biking, that climb over the rocks would terrify me alot less.





More my speed.

Even more fun in he rain.

I am relearning the hard way unfortunately.

That S Works blows me bloomers up...rool
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:42 PM   #17339
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It's a 2010 leftover, but it's all mine, and it came home today!



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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Old 09-29-2010, 07:52 PM   #17340
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I'm totally diggin those pedals! Why would someone choose to have them on their bike?
I chose them because they're four-sided. On a two-sided clipless, one of the sides has to be somewhat up to engage the cleat and they don't clear mud very well. On the Eggbeaters, you can just stomp and go and there's no place for mud to accumulate. The only thing I'm adjusting to is that these require more angle to disengage (setup at 15 degrees and I'm used to six).

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How much does a bike set up like this cost?
The cost was mentioned, at $3800.

I sold my tri bike and MTB to help fund this purchase. My intent was to get down to two regular-use bikes and have them setup as long-term rides. This bike had everything that I wanted, at a good pricepoint.

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personally, I think this is more drool-worthy...
http://www.santacruzmtb.com/blurlt/
I looked at 'em. Meh. Shimano. 26" wheels. Doesn't do anything for me.

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It's a 2010 leftover, but it's all mine, and it came home today!
Damn! Go big or go home. Nice ride.

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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!
What?! Buy those wheels for a Cannondale and not a Soul? Shame on you.
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