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02-19-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By davei1980

Yes good call, I plan on running relatively short...

Yes good call, I plan on running relatively short cranks too, for this reason.
02-10-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

That's kind of the path I am headed down with the...

That's kind of the path I am headed down with the MRP Ribbon Coil from 2018 + Chocoluxe update
02-09-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

If I am being super honest, it just seemed like...

If I am being super honest, it just seemed like this fork is the best value I could find and I was intrigued by it being a coil fork.... For the price I am getting it at, I can definitely get my $...
02-09-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By davei1980

Hi! Welcome! I live in Spokane and I ride Beacon...

Hi! Welcome! I live in Spokane and I ride Beacon Hill every AM!

If you ever want a riding buddy and are out this way, hit me up!

I would love to ride Farragut, Canfield, or any number of trails...
02-05-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By davei1980

That's a cool find though! But yeah, the savings...

That's a cool find though! But yeah, the savings margins are not huge here.... I have no shame, I can run a SR cassette on my blingy bike. I don't care!
02-04-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By davei1980

Thanks for taking a crack at this guys, the guy...

Thanks for taking a crack at this guys, the guy wants $60 which is a good deal for an XT cassette but not if it's worn. Especially since I can buy the only SLIGHTLY heavier Sunrace version for $60 new
02-04-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By davei1980

It be the big ones? Right?

It be the big ones? Right?
02-04-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By davei1980

Is this cassette worn?

Can you estimate % of wear? TIA!
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02-03-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

I know! I was just gonna message the guy, then I...

I know! I was just gonna message the guy, then I found a coil fork for a super deal as well.

Now I need someone to talk me out of getting a coil fork! It's made by MRP in Colorado so it's an...
02-03-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

Dude - A guy in Bellingham just posted a Cane...

Dude - A guy in Bellingham just posted a Cane Creek Helm for sale with adjustable travel 130-160. All the other specs work. This may be the holy grail of my build...
01-31-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By davei1980

So??? You lack the technical acumen to answer the...

So??? You lack the technical acumen to answer the core question here, but you impart your unsolicited advice, gleaned from shredding the epic hills of NE PA?
Dude, I literally live in the shadow of...
01-31-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By davei1980

I have heard they’re super easy to bleed. I...

I have heard they’re super easy to bleed.

I wouldn’t rule out a set as long as they were iSpec II compatible, I suppose... another really long story
01-31-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By davei1980

I have Level brakes on one of my bike and they're...

I have Level brakes on one of my bike and they're good, I would say my 2 piston Level brakes stop better than my bro-in-law's 4 piston Deore's, but that's just as anecdotal as what you're saying,...
01-31-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By davei1980

Code R or RSC pictured?

Can you tell by this photo if these are Code R or Code RSC brakes?

They're $300 which is a good deal for Code RSC but not Code R brakes...
01-31-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

Yep. Frame is designed to work with a 150mm...

Yep.

Frame is designed to work with a 150mm fork. It has slack to spare so, if anything, I would want a fork 130-140mm travel.

Just researching how difficult or easy it is to modify a fork if I...
01-29-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

Thank you! I hope you are right! Thanks again for...

Thank you! I hope you are right! Thanks again for the info and insight!
01-29-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

Thank you this is all good info! Like I said, I...

Thank you this is all good info! Like I said, I am pretty capable but don't know the most about suspension, this helps immensely. The Yari soloair -> Debonair upgrade looks pretty darn doable and...
01-28-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

me too! Check out the specs on the Honzo ESD. I...

me too! Check out the specs on the Honzo ESD. I have a set of hans dampf 2.6 tires on 30mm id rims and an 11speed XT drivetrain and a 150mm dropper. It will be very similar to stock apart from that....
01-28-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

150mm travel IS the factory spec on this bike. If...

150mm travel IS the factory spec on this bike. If anything I’d want to bring it down to 130-140, if possible. Learning lots!

i wasn’t sure how to do this or if you can go up in travel or only down...
01-28-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

all good points, the Z1 would be fine but I am ...

all good points, the Z1 would be fine but I am
building from scratch, not buying complete.

Just looking to see if I could also build out a fork and save a few bucks and learn something along the...
01-28-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

Thanks! I was researching to see if you could...

Thanks! I was researching to see if you could take like a Recon or Rhythm and upgrade to a much better fork with a little work but that doesn't seem to be the case. And 10-4 on the steerer tube, I...
01-28-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

The specs I list are what the complete version of...

The specs I list are what the complete version of the Kona Honzo ESD come with.

I think I want to stick to the offset number; I don't want to "add slack" to an already very slack frame.

As far...
01-27-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By davei1980

Yeah, they both have that lime green finish. ...

Yeah, they both have that lime green finish.

Going on a red frame so will look cool, or not, I'll never know. I am red-green colorblind!
01-27-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

The idea is to have the knowledge before shelling...

The idea is to have the knowledge before shelling out the cash... just looking for a base of knowledge to start from, friend.
01-27-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By davei1980

See? now you see where I am coming from! ...

See? now you see where I am coming from!

I'll try it out when the bike is built up. Worst case, it gets replaced. Switching things around in the cockpit of a MTB isn't the hassle it is on a drop...
01-27-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

Fork upgrade/rebuild/compatibility??

I posted this at mtbr but thought I'd ask here as well -

I am SLOWLY building up a nice hardtail. I am loooking for a fork. I have lots of time to shop around, so I was wondering if I could get a...
01-21-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By davei1980

Good call, I honestly didn't know it was this...

Good call, I honestly didn't know it was this style until it arrived. I had the seller throw it in as a package deal for a set of E13 rims. My other bike has a PNW Components Loam lever that's...
01-20-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By davei1980

Dropper lever mounting position

I got a package deal on a dropper post and lever. It came with the lever pictured. At first I thought it was for road bars, but it fits on mtb dia bars. Unlike my PNW Components Loam lever, this...
01-20-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By davei1980

Thanks man, I just watched a review where a guy...

Thanks man, I just watched a review where a guy put a 130mm Cane Creek Helm on his and loved it.
01-18-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By davei1980

Thank you for helping me demystify. I am...

Thank you for helping me demystify.
I am building a Honzo ESD from nothing. I have a set of 29", i30 rims with a dropper post, shifter, and RD. That's it. The rest of the parts I need to source....
01-18-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By davei1980

Excellent. Thank you. This will be my first...

Excellent. Thank you.

This will be my first foray in to suspension since 2001.
01-18-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By davei1980

150mm -> 140mm travel on a hardtail? Big difference?

I ran across an amazing deal on a fork for a hardtail build I am working on, the only difference in specs between this one and the one the manufacturer specs on its complete version of the same bike...
01-18-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By davei1980

Thank you! I actually saw the one he did on the...

Thank you! I actually saw the one he did on the "stock" build, pretty cool guy and has got me thinking I need to vacation in Sedona!

I am not sure if I am being "willful" about lack of rear...
01-08-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By davei1980

posted elsewhere thanks man!

posted elsewhere thanks man!
01-07-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By davei1980

Kona Honzo ESD - Soliciting your impressions

Is anyone on here riding a Honzo ESD? Note - the ESD is the longer, steel version of this series, so I don't think they're out there in huge numbers.

If you do have a Honzo ESD (not a Big Honzo,...
01-06-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,779
Posted By davei1980

I built what can best be described as a "city"...

I built what can best be described as a "city" bike out of an old Centurion Lemans last summer. I left the kickstand on and have since added a basket; then again, this bike violates many norms.

I...
01-04-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By davei1980

I have heard good things about that group; I have...

I have heard good things about that group; I have an older Microshift thumb shifter on my 9 speed city bike. It's connected to an inexpensive Deore derailleur; the whole thing was a snap to set up...
01-04-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By davei1980

lol yes! Could run it with a Rohloff if I wanted...

lol yes! Could run it with a Rohloff if I wanted too!

All good points, I am not married to the Zee lineup in particular or 10 speed in general, I have one lying around and I have always been...
01-03-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By davei1980

i have a Jones with Sram Nx drivetrain. I am...

i have a Jones with Sram Nx drivetrain. I am thinking about building a “bulletproof hardtail”: Kona Honzo ESD with maybe a 1x10 drivetrain highlighted by Zee derailleur and shifter.
01-02-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By davei1980

Shimano Zee rear derailleur with 11-42t cassette??

Anyone out there running a Zee derailleur with an 11-42t cassette? Let me know!
12-29-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By davei1980

Yeah they have come a long way! Older,...

Yeah they have come a long way!

Older, steel MTBs are enjoying somewhat of a renaissance right now for a different reason: They're plentiful (they made a gazillion of them), inexpensive, made of...
12-29-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By davei1980

Old MTBs are great but they are so short, if you...

Old MTBs are great but they are so short, if you get into ANY sort of technical descending, the longer wheelbase and slacker geometry of today's bikes makes a HUGE difference, you no longer get that...
12-29-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By davei1980

You can get a really capable brand-new hardtail...

You can get a really capable brand-new hardtail for $800.

Also, this:

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12-25-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By davei1980

I am sure that’s not true! I am lucky that this...

I am sure that’s not true! I am lucky that this trail is only 4 miles from my house so I can ride every day, but this is also the top of my ability.

I have no delusions of being competitive, if I...
12-25-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By davei1980

Thank you! It’s nonstop fun from top to bottom....

Thank you! It’s nonstop fun from top to bottom. The two lower trails (not in video) are super fun too with more rolls and slabs, but the most technical stuff is in the vid.

covid, man. Gotta keep...
12-21-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By davei1980

Thanks, you guys are all super helpful and...

Thanks, you guys are all super helpful and represent the best of the Forum.

Some context: I posted this thread right after crashing SUPER hard on my 1st black diamond attempt. My confidence was at...
12-21-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By davei1980

Good call! I remember on an up and over type of...

Good call! I remember on an up and over type of rock feature, I told myself out loud on a few failed attemps "next time try 1 or two gears higher, aim for the scat pile on the left, then hard right"...
12-21-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By davei1980

Really good advice, just watching someone else do...

Really good advice, just watching someone else do it and not die is enough!
12-07-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By davei1980

Tips for getting better at MTB?

My progression has stalled out on some of the hardest "blue" trails in my nearby MTB park, I can't seem to conquer any of the black diamonds. The features that challenge me the most are steep step...
11-23-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By davei1980

Will do! I am a "use it till it breaks" type of...

Will do! I am a "use it till it breaks" type of guy. I just had it off and the teeth looked weird so thought I would ask the question!

When I took it to my LBS to order a new crank it went like...
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