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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. Jul 30, 2022 at 3:17 PM
    Pugga

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    I’ll have to see if I can get Ibis out here. The Bronson is a Mullet now, not a 27.5 any longer. The 5010 fits the bill though from Santa Cruz.
     
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  2. Jul 30, 2022 at 6:14 PM
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    When you're injured and can't "ride", you sight see.

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  3. Jul 30, 2022 at 7:32 PM
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    2nd this. It is what I ride and I love it.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2022 at 7:45 PM
    SH10151

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    My wife has one, she replaced her Furtado Al with it.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2022 at 8:31 PM
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    for those that have built wheels before, worth it to do it yourself? I've got a LBS I like in Illinois here that has been good to me and I'd gladly pay to do the job, but I'm going back to VA for school at the end of this upcoming week and not sure if we can get stuff in time. Gonna call on monday to see, but I guess the other option is to try and find one in VA. hub is less than 1yr old, so I'm not keen on buying a whole new wheelset, but if thats the best move, then I can go that route.

    Lacing the wheel looks kinda tricky, but there are several guides online and I'm pretty handy. Definitely would be buying a truing stand, but maybe not balling out completely to the level of the park tool professional stand. My parents also have a hybrid bike that also needs a good truing from a little curb hopping, so it would get some use.

    what are the thoughts?
     
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  6. Jul 31, 2022 at 5:16 AM
    backcountryj

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    I think Giant offers a Trance in a 27.5 carbon model. They typically put together a pretty good part/price package.
     
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  7. Jul 31, 2022 at 5:28 AM
    Dr. Doom Says

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    Kona Process can be had in aluminum and 27.5, two different travel versions.
     
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  8. Jul 31, 2022 at 5:44 AM
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    It's hard. It is an art. Spoke tension is important as well. Even truing up wheels takes patience. But if you like doing those kinds of things, I say go for it. I've only done one front wheel that didn't require dishing. It came out fine, but it took some time to get it right.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2022 at 5:56 AM
    Pugga

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    Thanks, I sort of forgot about Giant, I do have Kona on the list.
     
  10. Jul 31, 2022 at 6:51 AM
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    I think I saw in the nova thread you’re at Tech, right? There should be some good shops there. Definitely some good ones in Roanoke. That whole area west of 81 has some amazing mountain biking so with that comes solid shops.

    as far as truing yourself vs a shop. I’ve got a solid collection of bike specific tools and a truing stand isn’t one of them…yet. It’s one of those cost vs skill type things. The cost is high and the time required to learn it is also high so I haven’t done it yet, especially since it’s a pretty critical part of the bike.

    on the flip side, once you learn it, it’s a super good skill to have. I’d probably throw wheels in the stand once a month just to check it haha
     
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  11. Jul 31, 2022 at 6:55 AM
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    Trek remedy, yeti sb140, pivot shadowcat, ibis mojo. Im sure there are others. I saw a shadowcat in a shop a few weeks ago and that’s one good looking bike.
     
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  12. Jul 31, 2022 at 8:18 AM
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    Like others have mentioned, the transition scout would work. I’m a bit impartial because I own one though. Lots of good YouTube stuff on all the 27.5 bikes out there. I would have considered the 5010 but when I was shopping it had yet to be updated. If I were shopping today I probably wouldn’t consider the 5010 because the build options are a bit pricey compared to the competition.
     
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    yep I'm going back to tech for a bit and home to the Richmond area next week/weekend then back to tech. So there are some shops there that I could look into.

    Everything mechanical on my car I learned just because I wanted to try it, which is why I am/was tempted to give this a shot. Seems tedious for sure, but I watched all of the park tool videos on lacing, tensioning, and truing and it seems doable considering my patience levels lol

    Another option is that there is a whole assembled rear wheel for $160 that seems comparable to what I have now. same QRx135 and a shimano centerlock style hub and to swap over my cassette and rotor with a WTB rim.
    https://www.scbicycles.com/wtb-st-light-i29-rear-wheel-29-qrx135-12-x-142mm-c.html?id=72176156
     
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  14. Jul 31, 2022 at 8:48 AM
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    I’d say if you want to save money, do the wheel haha. If you want to learn for the long term then invest in the tools and parts. WTB rims aren’t that expensive, the only hard part would be finding the right spoke length/spokes.

    not sure what tires you’re running but that rim is pretty wide. It should be way stronger than your current wheel though.
     
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  15. Jul 31, 2022 at 9:24 AM
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    Yeah the wheel is definitely the cheapest option lol. I've really been enjoying biking, so I'm inclined to invest in tools, but maybe I should wait it out a little bit before diving into the wheel building.

    this is a wider wheel and I didn't entirely consider that. It was mainly the only one I could find with QRx135 in stock since everything is switching over to boost and though axles it seems. Looks like its 29mm inner spacing, and the current is about 25mm measured with a caliper. The 29mm is probably a bit wide for the current 2.3 tire. I'm not married to that one and its had its fair share of love. That assembled rear wheel is also setup tubless, so I need to do some more research on possibly going tubeless, and what I can fit in my frame to make everything work
     
  16. Jul 31, 2022 at 9:36 AM
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    Dudes who make wheels make DOZENS a day. It’s something you get better at with practice. I feel like if I did it, it’d be half assed and I’d have to pay a pro to fix it.
     
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  17. Jul 31, 2022 at 11:15 AM
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    Primary ride down for maintenance + .75” of rain overnight = hardtail party.

    Every time I ride this bike, the plans to put on a 29er wheelset get put on the back burner again. It’s just so fun as is.

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  18. Jul 31, 2022 at 11:29 AM
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    Dig the color scheme.
     
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  19. Jul 31, 2022 at 3:21 PM
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    I'd see what your LBS says but id also just buy a complete wheel. They might be able to get you an oe replacement.

    Save the upgrade money for a new bike.
    :spending:
     
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  20. Jul 31, 2022 at 4:05 PM
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    Thats what I'm leaning towards and will probably do. building a wheel sounds kinda fun (maybe I'm crazy), but right now it just might not be practical
     
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