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08-08-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By grubetown

Like John said - used bikes are fetching a...

Like John said - used bikes are fetching a premium.
Two things I would be concerned about are the 26” tire size and the front suspension maintenance requirements. If it has sat for an extended...
08-07-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By grubetown

Great review. Now try running less pressure in...

Great review. Now try running less pressure in the Byway and experience in even more pleasant ride!
08-05-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 781
Posted By grubetown

My favorite new cycling term - varied terrain! ...

My favorite new cycling term - varied terrain!

Great lessons, sorry about the toe. +1 on a Salsa recommendation. I would keep the Jamis and set it up for racing and then get a Fargo for the varied...
08-05-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By grubetown

One Up has a great online tool to figure out your...

One Up has a great online tool to figure out your max dropper post length.

The Specialized website lists the Fuse as having a 30.9 seat post diameter, so you might be stuck with the bushing. I...
07-23-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By grubetown

Since you are getting the recall cranks, are you...

Since you are getting the recall cranks, are you still looking to upgrade? If things are working, just keep on riding!
07-23-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By grubetown

Agree with all suggestions - chain and chain line...

Agree with all suggestions - chain and chain line are what I would ensure are correct.
07-23-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By grubetown

+1 for option 3

+1 for option 3
07-14-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By grubetown

Maxxis Ikon

Maxxis Ikon
07-10-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,502
Posted By grubetown

Thank you for reminder that online forums can be...

Thank you for reminder that online forums can be cordial. Have a great weekend!
07-10-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By grubetown

Schwalbe still sells 26" tires and some have...

Schwalbe still sells 26" tires and some have built in flat protection - Marathon, Big Apple, etc.
07-10-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,502
Posted By grubetown

There is a coil spring Recon.

There is a coil spring Recon.
07-08-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By grubetown

A top swing will be a better replacement

A top swing will be a better replacement
07-08-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,502
Posted By grubetown

Great advice!

Great advice!
07-08-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By grubetown

This unfortunately is probably a design flaw on...

This unfortunately is probably a design flaw on the bike.

Is it the stock derailleur?
Can you run the cable around the bottom of the clamp bolt from the other side to reduce the angle?
07-08-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By grubetown

Here's a little insight from Lennard - scroll...

Here's a little insight from Lennard - scroll down

https://www.velonews.com/gear/tech-wearables/technical-faq-mixing-cranks-on-gravel-bikes/
07-08-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,748
Posted By grubetown

czar97 Do you have a local bike shop to peruse...

czar97 Do you have a local bike shop to peruse and start a relationship with? Your experience and ambitions would warrant this and once you establish a relationship they might let you know about...
07-08-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By grubetown

I wish you the best of luck in your search for a...

I wish you the best of luck in your search for a replacement fork given non disk and probably straight steerer. From your posts it sounds like you are up for the challenge.
07-08-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By grubetown

Agree with dsaul , should work fine with some...

Agree with dsaul , should work fine with some support from Lennard - scroll all the way down.
https://www.velonews.com/gear/tech-wearables/technical-faq-mixing-cranks-on-gravel-bikes/
07-07-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By grubetown

Why is he always getting flats? Improper tire...

Why is he always getting flats? Improper tire pressure, riding through glass. Maybe some simple to understand education would help the situation.
07-01-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By grubetown

Porcelain Rocket 52hz for a frame bag Top...

Porcelain Rocket 52hz for a frame bag

Top tube bag round up - https://bikepacking.com/gear/top-tube-bags/
07-01-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By grubetown

Welcome back! It sounds like the off road biking...

Welcome back! It sounds like the off road biking flame has been rekindled. A lot has changed in 20 years. Enjoy the ride!
07-01-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By grubetown

I have always thought GX was akin to SLX not XT

I have always thought GX was akin to SLX not XT
06-28-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,748
Posted By grubetown

It’s been three weeks - where’s the OP :foo:

It’s been three weeks - where’s the OP :foo:
06-26-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By grubetown

Some bike company's have moved away from specific...

Some bike company's have moved away from specific model years and this looks like a Dick's exclusive. Most people will probably review it as an entry level mountain bike. They are all very similar in...
06-25-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By grubetown

What “info” do you want?

What “info” do you want?
06-18-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By grubetown

Cap on the down tube is a cover for where a front...

Cap on the down tube is a cover for where a front derailleur can be installed.

My guess is you need an Allen wrench to adjust the rebound.
06-09-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,748
Posted By grubetown

Unfortunately your wish list and budget don’t...

Unfortunately your wish list and budget don’t match up.
05-20-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By grubetown

You won't be able to use road brake cables on a...

You won't be able to use road brake cables on a mountain bike as the "ball" end of the cables are different shapes. You can use any housing if you want to have white.
05-17-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By grubetown

I have been using ESI grips for four years now...

I have been using ESI grips for four years now and love them. They would be compatible with bar ends.
04-30-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By grubetown

I have used the WTB recommended tape on i23 rims...

I have used the WTB recommended tape on i23 rims and have over 1000 miles with no issues. Clean the rims with alcohol first and make sure they are clean and dry. After taping, I use the butt end of a...
04-30-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By grubetown

Head to your local bike shop! As stated above -...

Head to your local bike shop! As stated above - we need some more details.
04-25-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By grubetown

+1 for the Chesters and Five Ten's are the...

+1 for the Chesters and Five Ten's are the standard for platforms
04-25-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By grubetown

+1 for the Timberjack - it can do both 27.5+ and...

+1 for the Timberjack - it can do both 27.5+ and 29!
04-25-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By grubetown

I recommend Wahoo - super intuitive, great...

I recommend Wahoo - super intuitive, great support and lots of add ons. The only item in your list that you probably will have to spend some more money to get is cadence. Let me know if you have...
04-25-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By grubetown

There are many frame builders in the US - Reeb...

There are many frame builders in the US - Reeb and Sklar are two popular ones also.
04-09-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By grubetown

Probably not the best idea. Is there a local bike...

Probably not the best idea. Is there a local bike shop that could help with this project? Or could you save some money and get a bike that has a working fork?
04-08-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By grubetown

Why do you want to upgrade and how much money are...

Why do you want to upgrade and how much money are you willing to spend?
04-08-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By grubetown

Sorry to hear about the achilles. On the upside,...

Sorry to hear about the achilles. On the upside, not necessarily a bad time for it. Stay safe! Echoing what the others of have said, you shouldn't need to air or spin. If something is wonky when you...
03-18-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By grubetown

Truth - the pictures I saw from the delayed start...

Truth - the pictures I saw from the delayed start were everyone huddle undered umbrellas and awnings like a stock yard.
03-07-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,367
Posted By grubetown

It will take a few rides to get used to it. I...

It will take a few rides to get used to it. I have ridden one for three years and can’t imagine going back to a regular post on my mountain bike. Where I ride it is more rolling and a middle position...
02-27-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By grubetown

After applying chain lube do you “wipe off” the...

After applying chain lube do you “wipe off” the excess? I have always practiced running my freshly lubed chain through a rag a couple of minutes after application.
Also, some environments are just...
02-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By grubetown

Tubeless = messy :foo: What’s messy to you? IMO...

Tubeless = messy :foo: What’s messy to you?
IMO the benefits outweigh what might be messy.
Don't have experience with the tires you are looking at and sorry about WTB, I have been running ByWays...
02-03-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By grubetown

Is the Soma Wolverine's standover too high?

Is the Soma Wolverine's standover too high?
02-01-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By grubetown

scratch that - 2013 The colors are very similar.

scratch that - 2013
The colors are very similar.
02-01-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By grubetown

Some preliminary searching leads me to believe...

Some preliminary searching leads me to believe that you have a 2009.
02-01-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By grubetown

Find a friend to help! Suspension set up is an...

Find a friend to help! Suspension set up is an dynamic process as terrain type, weather, how broken in your bike is, etc all play a role. Start with the set up recommended in the bike/manufacturer's...
01-28-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By grubetown

OP, no there is not, to answer your question....

OP, no there is not, to answer your question. Practice in your garage to build up your thumb muscles :troll:
01-27-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By grubetown

Kona’s website and Jenson seem to have info about...

Kona’s website and Jenson seem to have info about your frame if it’s the 2016. This will help with some of your questions and narrow down your options to get our thoughts on more specific details.
01-18-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By grubetown

If you’re looking for a single track riding...

If you’re looking for a single track riding mountain bike, I would keep looking.
01-11-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By grubetown

True. It’s a different measurement for road...

True. It’s a different measurement for road sizing, not the seat tube.
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