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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. Apr 14, 2022 at 10:55 AM
    mrtonyd

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  2. Apr 14, 2022 at 10:57 AM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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  3. Apr 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM
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    I've tried both Aggressor and Rekon but always seem to default back to the classic DHR for rear tires. Dissectors have been my next try in the rear but this truck mod hobby stuff is taking over at the moment.

    Action traction is also my goals on all my bikes and the DHRII seems to be a good compromise. I liked the Rekons on my daily driver and for long miles but it wore pretty fast. Aggressors were fine too but some was missing maybe because they were 2.3?DHR! Good old faithful....
     
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  4. Apr 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah DHR2 is super solid no doubt. I have been on DHF/DHR2 the last 4 years and no real complaints other than when I'm chasing dudes who ride more than me and are on race ready XC bikes (including tires) and I start to question my bike related decisions. :D Part of what led to my decision to go to a low travel 29er over a more big bike rig. Just don't want to totally negate that decision by running what would have been considered a DH only setup not long ago. Also don't want to neuter my fun though so trying to strike a balance. I'll pull the trigger on something here in the next few days and see how it goes.
     
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  5. Apr 14, 2022 at 2:04 PM
    RockiesTaco

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    @mtskibum16 I think I have a brand new 2.3 EXO Agressor around somewhere. It was mounted, but never ridden. If you want to try it, it’s yours. Let me know and I’ll try to find it.
     
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  6. Apr 14, 2022 at 2:07 PM
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    What a beauty... @mtskibum16 mail this man a 6er of something nice!
     
  7. Apr 14, 2022 at 3:12 PM
    mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Well-Known Member

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    I've been avoiding the Aggressor for no good reason, but it's hard to avoid that kind of deal! PM sent. :cheers:
     
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  8. Apr 14, 2022 at 6:47 PM
    My Name is Rahl

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    Question for the bike gurus in here.

    I need to buy new bicycle chain, how do I measure the existing chain to get the correct size?
     
  9. Apr 14, 2022 at 6:59 PM
    TacoQC1

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    I lay my old one next to the new one and break the excess off, works every time. Just make sure you by the right chain, if you're unsure, snap a pic and we'll help you identify.
     
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  10. Apr 14, 2022 at 7:09 PM
    Front sight

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    Full OME 3"lift, LR UCA's,Destination 285/70/17's, 1.25 spidertrax, K&N drop in, 2nd filter removed, Weathertech liners, Toyota bed mat, reverse lights,Wet Oklee's, bedlights and other small stuff.
    I hope I’m in the right section. If I’m not, please don’t stone me and point me in the right direction.

    I’m out of my element with bikes. I’m learning quite a bit, but I’m old enough and humble enough to ask for help lol.

    I’m looking for a 750 watt fat tire ebike for hunting. I’m in SW Florida so my terrain is sand, mud, and tall grass. I’ll also be getting a trailer to pull out game. I need to be 750 watt and under to stay legal on WMA areas.

    I’ve looked at QuieCat, Rambo and a few others. Hot damn are they pricy!! I don’t mind spending but I want to be sure I’m getting my moneys worth.

    Are those big brand bikes worth the coin? Are there any other brands to consider?
    Lastly, would it be worth it to just build my own?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  11. Apr 14, 2022 at 7:28 PM
    My Name is Rahl

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    I'm not worried about length so much, I have a chain breaker.

    I looked on Amazon and there was about 3 different measurements and I wasn't sure what they meant.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2022 at 8:23 PM
    Saturnine

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    Haha, my non-e-bike is $8500. I'd imagine the cheapest option of any of those is sufficient. If you're not using it for anything but point A to point B movement, you don't need a whole lot.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2022 at 5:17 AM
    Dr. Doom Says

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    I do like Rekons. I wouldnt mind a set of 2.6's on the hardtail.
     
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  14. Apr 15, 2022 at 5:22 AM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    I like my Schwalbe Hans Damf 2.6's that my Polygon came with. I did just buy a Magic Mary for the front through, I felt like I wanted something with a little more bite up there. Rear traction is pretty decent with the Hans.
     
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  15. Apr 15, 2022 at 6:45 AM
    abacall

    abacall Life's too short

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    I've gone through two of them, they're ok but not durable at all. I flatted both of them (surprise!), but they also started losing knobs. They also have a weird traction break-off point. They hook up, until they don't, then they break fast and hard. I would only run either of them in dry, as they both pack up quickly.
    As mentioned, DHR2 is a solid choice. Also keep in mind, that getting stronger is better than chasing gear to make you faster.

    Can't believe we hit 100 members! Stoked it took off :)

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  16. Apr 15, 2022 at 6:49 AM
    neatoneto

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    Broke a tooth off my top XO1 derailleur pulley. Anyone run ceramic pulleys? I feel like it's a waste of money for MTB riding. Been having a tough time finding the OEM XO1 pulley wheels!
     
  17. Apr 15, 2022 at 6:51 AM
    Pugga

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    Got all excited where I am in the pack, then I look at the difference between my distance and the top couple guys and feel like I'm just putting around.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2022 at 6:54 AM
    mrtonyd

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    i haven't heard of different measurements for chains.

    my experience is knowing how many gears you have in the back, 7-9, 10, 11, or 12 speed, and get that chain and cut it.

    bmx bikes have half links, but i've never really messed with those.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2022 at 6:56 AM
    Rexfordian13

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    Yeah, same here! I have weeks where I’m up there and then someone does like a 10k ft century ride and I’m back to amateur status. It’s fun to watch!
     
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  20. Apr 15, 2022 at 7:02 AM
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    Just had a similar conversation with a mechanic buddy. His take, if you almost never see water/mud and are more of an XC type rider then ceramic bearings may be worth it, but ceramic pulleys are more for road bikes. We had a rider shatter her tension pulley on a gravel ride recently.
     
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