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All Things Bikes and Tacos! (...and Now Vans)

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Nov 1, 2021 at 8:06 AM
    betterbuckleup

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    Yea I shot them an email and they basically said the same thing with how difficult it's been to keep things in stock and all.

    Ah so the knock block must be helping you in this case.
    The turning radius on the knock block on my 2019 slash was so bad. Basically made it impossible to put it on the tailgate without having other bikes on there to help support it.

    I'll be curious on if it works any better with the coastal bumper.
    Haven't seen many other bumpers that stick out any less than the TG one
     
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  2. Nov 1, 2021 at 8:36 AM
    jubei

    jubei would rather be doing something else

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    Stuff. Also things.
    Yeah, it was only ‘helping’ because it wasn’t centered well and I had the bars turned the direction that allowed me to really snug the bike down on the pad. With it centered, it won’t be as stable, but I’m hoping it’s good enough. Part of me just wants to get rid of the KB and get as much turning radius as I can get, especially since there’s frame protection for fork strikes. But being a noob, I’ll leave it for a minute.

    And I’ll let you know on the Coastal rear. Check back in another six months :D
     
  3. Nov 1, 2021 at 9:03 AM
    betterbuckleup

    betterbuckleup Well-Known Member

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    The 2021 (I think also 2020) knock block is so much better. You can run with or without the knock block and not worry about the fork hitting the downtube since they finally decided that having a straight downtube is overrated and doesn't add that much more stiffness or whatever.
    I just leave it in because you can pretty much turn 90deg before it engages anyways.

    But yea I would be tempted to run without it too. Almost like they expected people to take it out since there's that protection there.
     
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  4. Nov 1, 2021 at 9:11 AM
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    Analog tire gauges are great. You ever see a pro race team (cars/trucks) use a digital gauge? :D

    Glad you like it.
     
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  5. Nov 1, 2021 at 9:27 AM
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    Finally have a set of Code RSC's coming.

    I'm on a 2018 Yeti SB5+ and I'm about 220lbs with gear.

    Factory Guide R's were OK locally (Charlotte, NC) with a 200/180 combo, but as I've gotten faster and faster on the bike they've really let me down in the mountains.

    Wanted to stick with SRAM as I have all the tools and knowledge for them right now. Plus they were the only things I could reasonably get my hands on without a huge wait.

    Downside: I blew out a rear hub during covid, and went from DT Swiss 370's to 350's - only option my dealer could get were hubs with centerlock rotors at the time, so I don't get to use the latest SRAM rotors.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2021 at 10:42 AM
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    After thinking a lot about getting a new bike, I've decided there isn't anything that looks more appealing to me than my Rallon (thanks @levie125 for sharing the VitalMTB video).

    INSTEAD...I'm gonna look at some upgrades! I'm considering some carbon bars, longer dropper, and a coil shock (looking at the Ohlins TTX22M). I certainly wanna do the coil shock upgrade most but I'm concerned that it's quite expensive and bike specific, whereas the other stuff could likely be moved to a new frame when the time comes.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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    the dropper may not go to your new frame either since there's 3 different sizes it could be.
     
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  8. Nov 1, 2021 at 10:55 AM
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    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    3 diameters and 4ish lengths. The good news is 31.6 and 150/180 seems to be pretty safe options these days for the frame market.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2021 at 11:08 AM
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    backcountryj Athlete - per @ginseng27 Google definition

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    Might not be ideal but you can always shim for a smaller diameter post.
     
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  10. Nov 1, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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    The 81** series is the 12spd cranks. Not sure the one you linked is gonna work.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2021 at 12:03 PM
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    Yep, shims are just fine. Two of my bikes have them with no problems at all. I have 2 AXS post and they only come in 30.9 and both bikes are 31.6, very, very thin shim...:thumbsup:
     
  13. Nov 1, 2021 at 12:13 PM
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    Ah ok. I didn't know if M8000 also would include M8100 or anything higher like that.
     
  14. Nov 1, 2021 at 12:15 PM
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    Yea, but dropper is mostly 31.6 these days it seems. Dropper is also much cheaper than a coil shock, so it's less money wasted if I can't transfer it to a new home.
     
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  15. Nov 1, 2021 at 1:11 PM
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    I've been thinking of getting a coil and I can snag one fairly "cheap" used on pinkbike, but I can also fit two different sizes on my bike.
     
  16. Nov 1, 2021 at 1:22 PM
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    Plus your resale potential is much higher since everyone is looking for droppers, very few are looking for coil rears.
     
  17. Nov 1, 2021 at 1:49 PM
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    I'm really curious to try it out. I also feel like this will change the feel of the bike much more than any other upgrade. Could make the bike feel new again in a way.
     
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  18. Nov 1, 2021 at 2:53 PM
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    My bike is real poppy so I'm not sure if I want one. Might be more beneficial on a bigger bike than my current 140mm (can get 150mm) rear setup.
     
  19. Nov 1, 2021 at 3:05 PM
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    Yea, that's one of the things I'm torn about. I like that the Rallon is fairly poppy for a big bike (160mm) but I also find myself wanting to smooth out the chatter on some of the fast desert stuff I frequently ride.

    I've read that the Ohlins coil still keeps a lot of mid-stroke support somehow and thus allows for some playfulness, but it's a lot of money to drop to find out if I like it...
     
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  20. Nov 1, 2021 at 3:22 PM
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    DingleTower My truck is like yer truck

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    Anyone else headed to Kansas in June? I've been deferring since 2020. Like and idiot I only did 145miles 2019. Just registered for 2022

    Can't wait to get down and finish this damn thing.

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