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11-27-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Canker

I'm not looking up the geometries of the bikes...

I'm not looking up the geometries of the bikes since you only listed one anyway but I'd say geometry. The 140mm bike is probably slacker in the front end which makes it more stable going downhill...
11-20-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,092
Posted By Canker

Hydraulic at least in this case is actually...

Hydraulic at least in this case is actually easier to install than mechanical. He is only doing the front and they come pre-bled so all he has to do is install them and live with the hose being a...
11-13-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By Canker

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TPC7HU/ref=p...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TPC7HU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
that is what has been on my mtn bike now since 2017 and seems to be working fine.
...
11-08-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By Canker

yep. Worried about something that isn't really...

yep. Worried about something that isn't really an issue. A GPX file is very small.
11-08-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Canker

Nobody here is going to be able to tell you the...

Nobody here is going to be able to tell you the right PSI for you. The weight/7 thing is just a rough starting point. If you ride super aggressive in a rocky area that might be too low, if you ride...
11-08-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Canker

You are riding on road and gravel so the standard...

You are riding on road and gravel so the standard as low as you can go without pinch flatting rule doesn't really apply to you. Pump them up as high as you want wihtout going over the printed max...
10-27-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By Canker

Do you need an external dropper? There are a...

Do you need an external dropper?
There are a few decent droppers for around $100 these days but the only one I'm familiar with is the KS e-ten and mine has been fine. I've had it around 3 years...
10-27-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By Canker

I have two sets of tifosi podium xc glasses. I...

I have two sets of tifosi podium xc glasses. I went with them mainly down to price. As nice as a set of Oakley would be I can't justify the money when there is a high chance of breaking them or...
10-20-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Canker

Just get bar mitts

Just get bar mitts
10-20-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Canker

I'm sure either one will work fine. Check to...

I'm sure either one will work fine. Check to make sure your chain isn't too long first.
10-12-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,541
Posted By Canker

Taking a propane torch to your pads takes care of...

Taking a propane torch to your pads takes care of the porous issue.
10-12-19, 02:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,572
Posted By Canker

The downhillers version of a gravel bike? What...

The downhillers version of a gravel bike? What is the head angle on that?
10-12-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By Canker

Does everybody use navigation all the time? I...

Does everybody use navigation all the time? I used it twice this year. I always think I need navigation on my GPS units but in reality eh not really. I'm either riding with somebody else who knows...
10-08-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Canker

I'm no expert of remote lockouts but what it...

I'm no expert of remote lockouts but what it looks like you have there is a remote lockout setup missing the cable. Do you have an extra shifter looking dohicky on the bars not being used?
...
10-03-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,882
Posted By Canker

Wait a second,,,,, you mean the brake subforum on...

Wait a second,,,,, you mean the brake subforum on a bike forum has brake question on it? I thought you were talking about the generic mtn bike section here. As for the 200k posts big whoop. mtbr has...
10-02-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,882
Posted By Canker

It isn't. The only post I see on the whole first...

It isn't. The only post I see on the whole first page is somebody asking if a 203mm rotor will fit on the rear of their frame. Don't feel like looking any further back.
10-01-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Canker

Normally I'd say 1x12 is the way to go but on...

Normally I'd say 1x12 is the way to go but on gravel with a 30t upfront and a 11-50 in the rear I'd be worried about spinning out, not enough top end speed. Yeah you could put a bigger chainring on...
09-30-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By Canker

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-Tape/dp/B0772YNDF...

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-Tape/dp/B0772YNDF4
and for areas that really take a heavy beating
09-25-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Canker

There is what you should do and what we actually...

There is what you should do and what we actually do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23bv30TYPSE
09-24-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,120
Posted By Canker

https://www.jensonusa.com/Marin-Pine-Mountain-Bike...

https://www.jensonusa.com/Marin-Pine-Mountain-Bike-2019

bikesdirect used to have some decent ones as well but their website is actin up for me atm so I can't look. The problem with rigid bikes is...
09-19-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Canker

Even a 46 is a lot. My drop bar ROAD!!! bike...

Even a 46 is a lot. My drop bar ROAD!!! bike which is carbon everything has 46/30 chainrings on it. It does double duty as a gravel bike which is why I have that gearing but even on the road with...
09-18-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By Canker

The ride or drive to trails thing eh it depends....

The ride or drive to trails thing eh it depends. I personally wouldn't want to ride 10 miles (20 round trip) on the road just to get to the trails and then do another 15 on the trails. Riding a mtn...
09-09-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By Canker

Well if that cracks completely it won't kill you...

Well if that cracks completely it won't kill you so if you really want it and it is only $50 go for it. Personally I'd skip even bothering to try fixing it. Go to a autoparts store and buy a hose...
09-05-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,264
Posted By Canker

Yeah I agree. I think the 120-140ish bikes are...

Yeah I agree. I think the 120-140ish bikes are really the best of both world unless you are racing XC or Enduro. There is very little downside to my Intense Spider 140/130 bike on XC trails and...
08-28-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,634
Posted By Canker

Jordon Boostmaster is the only one I watch that...

Jordon Boostmaster is the only one I watch that hasn't already been brought up. Another mtber mostly freeride(downhill type stuff with jumps).
08-27-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Canker

https://www.archercomponents.com/ That would...

https://www.archercomponents.com/
That would also work
08-27-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By Canker

Well to be fair Garmin and my Magellan aren't...

Well to be fair Garmin and my Magellan aren't designed to be used that way either and would probably say the same thing if asked



Doesn't mean you can't.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Canker

Sure you can ...

Sure you can
https://absoluteblack.cc/oval-road-chainrings-30-46-and-32-48-for-110-4bcd/
but it ain't cheap. I run that on my road/gravel bike and love it. GRX wasn't around when I bought it...
08-23-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By Canker

Tracfone I bounce around with my phone service...

Tracfone
I bounce around with my phone service to get the cheapest deal around because I really don't use it much, Tracfone is my can't find some crazy deal fall back. There is always some sort of...
08-22-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By Canker

5. Tapered headtube If you are looking at older...

5. Tapered headtube
If you are looking at older used or new/newer cheaper bikes a lot will have straight steerer tubes which will greatly hinder your ability to upgrade to a new better fork.
08-21-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By Canker

I assume most have that ability. My crappy out...

I assume most have that ability. My crappy out of date Magellan calls it "trainer" mode.
08-19-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By Canker

Are they worth it? meh that is up to you. If you...

Are they worth it? meh that is up to you. If you want the slick solution yes, if you just want a lock so you can grab something to eat while you keep an eye on your bike from inside then probably...
08-10-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Canker

Are any of the 10 speed RDs rated to handle a 42?...

Are any of the 10 speed RDs rated to handle a 42? I'm not going to look up specs but I don't think so. The one I'm running is an old as dirt X0 non-clutched mountain 10 speed which I'm am 99% sure is...
08-09-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Canker

With a 10 speed Sram RD you most likely won't...

With a 10 speed Sram RD you most likely won't have a problem running a 11-42, Shimano is the one that is iffy. I have a 10 speed Sram bike setup with a Sunrace 11-42 right now which I did no...
08-05-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Canker

To actually answer the question YES the 10 speed...

To actually answer the question YES the 10 speed sunrace cassette uses the same spacing as 10 speed sram and shimano cassettes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By Canker

If you need to compromises your FD make is so it...

If you need to compromises your FD make is so it doesn't rub in big big and don't worry about little little. There is really no reason to use little little. You are going to spend most of your time...
07-04-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,437
Posted By Canker

The rack also has a holes in it to stick a...

The rack also has a holes in it to stick a padlock over the access to the bolt so first you have to cut off the pad lock and have the security hex wrench. The chain is not there to stop thieves...
07-01-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Canker

Most of the time the "pull the lever and tighten...

Most of the time the "pull the lever and tighten the bolts" method works fine and sometimes it doesn't. One thing you can try is do it again and put a business card between the pad a rotor on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Canker

For the kind of gravel riding the groups I ride...

For the kind of gravel riding the groups I ride with yes. We always end up on "roads" that are more 4 wheeler trails and/or single track but there is also a lot of beat up pavement and normal gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By Canker

Other option would be to with a go sub-compact...

Other option would be to with a go sub-compact crank. I'm running Absoluteblack 46/30 rings which are great but super expensive and you spin out at 33ish mph. Shimano coming out with their GRX line...
06-20-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By Canker

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/roadl...

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/roadlink
There now you can just do it with your stock RD well 11-40. So what if it is basically the same gearing I have on my mountain bike? Some of us...
06-17-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Canker

$$$$$ or Cheap? Cheap way. Get a generic...

$$$$$ or Cheap?
Cheap way. Get a generic roadlink off ebay for $3 and a Sunrace 11-40 8 8 speed cassette for $35 and yes they do make those. If your RD can't handle the 11-40 with the roadlink pick...
06-11-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,217
Posted By Canker

If you don't want to ride on the road you can...

If you don't want to ride on the road you can pick up a trainer and put your old road bike on that. I use my trainer in the winter when it is too muddy to get out on the trails and too cold to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,248
Posted By Canker

but they aren't made of asbestos so none of that...

but they aren't made of asbestos so none of that matters.
06-08-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,484
Posted By Canker

I'm no Tesla fanboy but no. The CHEAP EVs are...

I'm no Tesla fanboy but no. The CHEAP EVs are still $35k-$42k which is the Model 3 SR and SR+ price range and the only other cars that are really worth looking at in that price range are the hyundai...
06-08-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By Canker

I know in the mountain bike world there are a few...

I know in the mountain bike world there are a few carbon wheel manufactures that have a no questions asked for any reason carbon rim replacement deal. You pay for it up front but it is an option. ...
06-06-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By Canker

Tifosi Podium XC are worth looking at. Picked up...

Tifosi Podium XC are worth looking at. Picked up a pair for $36 last year on a deal and have been really happy with them. No frames and good coverage.
06-05-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,064
Posted By Canker

Keep the old hybrid around for those rail trail...

Keep the old hybrid around for those rail trail rides.
06-02-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,784
Posted By Canker

One of my riding buddies is a bit heavy and his...

One of my riding buddies is a bit heavy and his hardtail started off as an mid-level Specialized aluminum whatever model. He would crack those aluminum frames pretty much every year around the seat...
05-31-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,784
Posted By Canker

Surprised there is still so much carbon fear...

Surprised there is still so much carbon fear these days. The issue is the "entry level race" bit not carbon exploding. Bang for the buck you are probably going to be better off with aluminum and a...
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