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10-13-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By Kapusta

Couple things.... 27.5” and 29” wheels don’t...

Couple things....

27.5” and 29” wheels don’t make a bike fit “taller”. That is a very common misconception. BB height is independent of wheel size.

Something sounds screwy, here. My inseam in...
10-12-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 608
Posted By Kapusta

Putting an 11 speed chain on a 7 speed cassette...

Putting an 11 speed chain on a 7 speed cassette is definitely NOT an upgrade not matter how good a chain it is. And if you are running 7sp front crank, you are definitely asking for problems. You are...
10-11-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By Kapusta

You sure the bike is a Med?

You sure the bike is a Med?
10-11-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Kapusta

MTBR and PinkBike are the two biggest that I know...

MTBR and PinkBike are the two biggest that I know of.

Each have their own flavor and are worth checking out.
10-10-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Kapusta

Then it sounds like you are good to go with any 9...

Then it sounds like you are good to go with any 9 speed shimano Brifters.

Yes, Ultegra is a technically a road group, but thats what “brifters” are. IMO, if they are in good shape, those would be...
10-10-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Kapusta

Since you are dealing with Shimano 9speed,...

Since you are dealing with Shimano 9speed, mountain and road shifters and rear derailleurs are interchangeable. So a shimano 9 speed brifter (such as the Ultegra you are looking at)will shift that 9...
10-10-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Kapusta

Best way to stay off the brakes is to not pull...

Best way to stay off the brakes is to not pull the lever. Not sure if you are asking WHEN to brake, or how to stop braking when you know you shouldn’t be.

I think the problem some riders run...
10-10-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Kapusta

hk?

hk?
10-09-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Kapusta

Wow. I have never had one break or fail. ...

Wow. I have never had one break or fail.

What breaks?
10-09-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,645
Posted By Kapusta

I ride about about 70/30 paved/gravel on a set of...

I ride about about 70/30 paved/gravel on a set of 38mm Barlow Pass ELs and could not be happier. I run them with tubes, will try tubeless on the next set I get. Super fast rolling on the road, and do...
10-09-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,175
Posted By Kapusta

I don’t see 6-bolt being phased out. Centerlock...

I don’t see 6-bolt being phased out. Centerlock has been around for quite a while. If it were going to push out 6-bolt, I think it would have already done so.
10-09-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve had 4 different shock pumps over the years...

I’ve had 4 different shock pumps over the years (Fox, Progressive, Rock Shox, and one I can’t remember), and honestly, they are all pretty much the same in quality and function.

What pressure...
10-09-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,456
Posted By Kapusta

Right, good point.

Right, good point.
10-09-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,456
Posted By Kapusta

What? Those adapters don’t work on 135 QR hubs. ...

What? Those adapters don’t work on 135 QR hubs.

Maybe we are answering different questions here. Someone asked if it was possible to convert 135mm hub to Boost (148x12).

The answer is yes.......
10-09-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,456
Posted By Kapusta

Is this in response to the question about...

Is this in response to the question about converting 135 to Boost?

If so, those are not for that purpose. As I am reading it, those are for converting 142x12 to 148x12 (Boost).
10-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
Posted By Kapusta

Huh, in my book an old rigid bike would be...

Huh, in my book an old rigid bike would be preferable to a FS bike for winter commuting simply due to how hard that is going to be on the suspension components. Is there salt in the roads there?
...
10-08-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,456
Posted By Kapusta

Wouldn’t it depend on whether the 135 hub was...

Wouldn’t it depend on whether the 135 hub was convertible?
10-08-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
Posted By Kapusta

Uhhhh, you clearly stated in your first post that...

Uhhhh, you clearly stated in your first post that you “nearly died” running that setup last winter.

You then went on to detail ending up in in a pile on the side on the road with your bike on top...
10-08-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Kapusta

I think i get what you are doing. It is what a...

I think i get what you are doing. It is what a lot of mountain bikers who are not in Red Bull Rampage videos are actually doing.

Get a dropper. Obstacles come along, and dropping the saddle makes...
10-07-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Kapusta

Reliability is a big problem with most dropper...

Reliability is a big problem with most dropper posts. Honestly, expectations seem to be so low that simply not crapping the bed for a season or two seems to earn a dropper the reputation of...
10-07-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,073
Posted By Kapusta

IMO the MKIII DW-Link was the best suspension...

IMO the MKIII DW-Link was the best suspension design I have owned (including other DW-Links that came after). I had a 2007 for a few years, but it (like all the others) cracked. It is such a shame...
10-07-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,316
Posted By Kapusta

If your point is that a pound of bike weight does...

If your point is that a pound of bike weight does not matter all that much, you won't get any disagreement from me on that, and I weigh a lot less than you and don't carry 25 lbs on the bike.
10-07-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,316
Posted By Kapusta

A pound difference in frame weight is a lot for a...

A pound difference in frame weight is a lot for a frame. Sure, in the larger scheme of things it is just a pound, but it is a lot for a rigid frame. And I'd be willing to bet most CF frames/forks are...
10-07-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,153
Posted By Kapusta

The problem I run into (and I am sure others as...

The problem I run into (and I am sure others as well) is that clothing that will keep you dry from the rain will make you wet from sweat. Yes, some good technical fabrics can help mitigate the...
10-06-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Kapusta

That bike is sweet! If you want some of the...

That bike is sweet!

If you want some of the speed of the Ikons and still have the braking and cornering benefits of the High Rollers, you could try running one of the Ikons in the rear and a High...
10-06-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Kapusta

Heard it, and done it many times. It works really...

Heard it, and done it many times. It works really well.

As far as "other suggestions".... I mostly use lock-on grips these days.
10-06-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By Kapusta

Hey just to be clear, I'm not bagging on rigid...

Hey just to be clear, I'm not bagging on rigid MTBs... I think they are great and I would still have one in the stable if my back could take it. Here is one I rode for years and loved it (both SS and...
10-06-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah right :lol: No one person could...

Yeah right :lol:

No one person could possibly talk that much nonsense and actually be serious.
10-05-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By Kapusta

They are not giving you a model or even a brand...

They are not giving you a model or even a brand name?

If you can’t even tell us what brand these are, let aline the model, it is utterly impossible to let you know if it is worth it.
10-05-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By Kapusta

If the correct answer here is not obvious, you...

If the correct answer here is not obvious, you should just sell the MTB :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,570
Posted By Kapusta

Try a different kind of riding. If you don’t...

Try a different kind of riding.

If you don’t already mountain bike, try it.
10-05-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By Kapusta

What brand and model? What you are describing can...

What brand and model? What you are describing can cost anywhere from $50 to $500 depending on the specifics.
10-04-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By Kapusta

My criteria is simple..... If I CAN go...

My criteria is simple.....

If I CAN go mountain biking, I go mountain biking.

Otherwise, I go road/gravel riding.
10-04-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,073
Posted By Kapusta

Sure, put enough money into a fat bike with light...

Sure, put enough money into a fat bike with light weight tubeless tires with minimal tread on CF rims and it will be pretty fast, maybe faster than some slower standard tired bikes

But put that...
10-04-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,073
Posted By Kapusta

My fat bike is literally the slowest bike I have...

My fat bike is literally the slowest bike I have ever owned.

But sometimes it is the only bike that will move.
10-04-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,073
Posted By Kapusta

Without knowing more about how/where/why you...

Without knowing more about how/where/why you ride, you are not going to get very much useful info.

I have a rigid fatbike with 4” tires and a FS MTB with 2.3s. I love that the fattie lets me keep...
10-04-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Kapusta

Might not be the same height, but I am going for...

Might not be the same height, but I am going for the same amount of leg extension. The difference is where the saddle is set fore/aft.

If the bike has a dropper post, it will be pretty much same...
10-04-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Kapusta

Might not be the same height, but I am going for...

Might not be the same height, but I am going for the same amount of leg extension. The difference is where the saddle is set fore/aft.

If the bike has a dropper post, it will be pretty much same...
10-04-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Kapusta

I prefer little to no padding on my gloves. Also...

I prefer little to no padding on my gloves. Also prefer harder grips.
10-03-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
Posted By Kapusta

The crappiest set of studded tires will perform...

The crappiest set of studded tires will perform light-years ahead of any non-studded knobby when you hit ice.

Studded tires will also make worlds more difference than suspension.
10-03-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Kapusta

Either brand is solid.

Either brand is solid.
10-03-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Kapusta

Specialized is historically pretty bad in this...

Specialized is historically pretty bad in this regard. They are notorious for using proprietary sized rear shocks.
10-03-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Kapusta

I leave my steerer tubes pretty long at first....

I leave my steerer tubes pretty long at first. Like, 25mm past the stem with three 10mm spacers. Then I move spacers to/from above to below the stem to get the fit where I know I want it. A bar swap,...
10-02-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,601
Posted By Kapusta

Hey, dogs did not ask for any of this.

Hey, dogs did not ask for any of this.
10-02-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,423
Posted By Kapusta

Then why do you think some suspension forks come...

Then why do you think some suspension forks come with lockout features?
10-02-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,423
Posted By Kapusta

Hey, if you like using a suspension fork, go...

Hey, if you like using a suspension fork, go ahead, it's your ride.

For me, they just seem like a waste for road riding, with no real upside. They add weight, are less efficient, require...
10-01-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
Posted By Kapusta

Check this out:Bicycle tire pressure calculator...

Check this out:Bicycle tire pressure calculator (http://www.dorkypantsr.us/bike-tire-pressure-calculator.html)

You need to do some fudging for sizes not listed, and I go about 5% lower for mixed...
10-01-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
Posted By Kapusta

I am a little confused. Are you running 33mm...

I am a little confused. Are you running 33mm tires or 38mm tires?

I don’t think going from 38s to 40s is going to do a lot... it is only 2mm bigger. Search around to see if this bike can clear...
10-01-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By Kapusta

Several points here (some are agreeing with what...

Several points here (some are agreeing with what you are saying).:

1- You are 100% correct that changing bar width DOES change the fit of the bike.... this is why it is also recommended that you...
09-30-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,456
Posted By Kapusta

Their website shows 27.5 available in 2020 models...

Their website shows 27.5 available in 2020 models for the Glory, Trance, Reign, Talon, Fathom, and ATX.
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