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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 26, 2022 at 4:30 PM
    abacall

    abacall Life's too short

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    Sometimes you need to go out and freeze your fingers and toes. Find some spicy lines, and be out there in the quiet.

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  2. Nov 27, 2022 at 5:12 AM
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    neatoneto Well-Known Member

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    What do you currently ride? This is going to be my second SB. The geo for me, in the NorthEast is fantastic (66°HT & a 346mm BB height)
     
  3. Nov 27, 2022 at 7:47 AM
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    barelfly Well-Known Member

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    @neatoneto - I’m currently on my first FS MTB, a 2021 Stumpjumper Comp Alloy. I bought it just over a year ago in August, it was the only FS I could find in my size at the time. It’s great, and really for what I ride, offers everything I need.

    But you know…upgrade-itis kicks in for everything I do. And love the look of the SB and the added travel to grow into. Over the last year, I’ve been on the MTB so much and have grown to enjoy it more than my other bikes. So, that’s really the reason I’m looking for the upgrade, something that works for what I ride but also provides opportunity for some bigger rides and trails. And its blue :) hahaha
     
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  4. Nov 27, 2022 at 8:38 AM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    The most important qualifier
     
  5. Nov 27, 2022 at 7:45 PM
    SenatorBlutarsky

    SenatorBlutarsky Well-Known Member

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    Counter clockwise.

    That eamo pic is old, no idea what shape is in right now.

    I enjoyed the Zen and barrel terrain but found the route finding ruined the ride. I'll probably make an effort to ride it a few more times before passing final judgement.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2022 at 8:53 PM
    mrtonyd

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    rode chips and salsa down in glorietta NM yesterday. a bit of snow on a couple berms and lips slowed things down a bit, not that i was going to ride those bigger jumps anyway. some really cool features. that rock lily pad is way scarier in person and gives to some creativity for sure. the jumps at the bottom were there before the trail from what i heard. those are much steeper, more bmx style. the 4 mile single track up wasn't too easy after not riding in forever, but worth it. i took both electric avenue shortcuts too.

    if im comparing these to trestles, the jumps felt like a mix of rainmaker and 36 chambers. the bigger optional jumps were 36 in length and steep lips. chips and salsa felt more like a single track being in the woods, surrounded by trees.

    either way, i would love to get back down there and explore a bit more. or even get 2 or 3 laps on it in one day.
     
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  7. Nov 28, 2022 at 4:41 AM
    honda50r

    honda50r Not a Mallcrawler

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    Good stuff! Classic Pisgah

    He's ripping on that single crown!
     
  8. Nov 28, 2022 at 8:24 AM
    Dr. Doom Says

    Dr. Doom Says Well-Known Member

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    Hit a decent drop yesterday and cased it. Bike sounded awful when it landed, no noticeable damage. I'm gonna take it easy on the next few rides and see if anything shows, gonna pull the rear axle tonight and see if there's any damage to it. Loud noise could have just been really bad chain slap.
     
  9. Nov 28, 2022 at 8:30 AM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    any bottom out?
     
  10. Nov 28, 2022 at 8:41 AM
    Dr. Doom Says

    Dr. Doom Says Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
  11. Nov 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    could be related. bottomed out shock and a hard hit reverberating through the shock and frame.
     
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  12. Nov 28, 2022 at 10:17 AM
    SenatorBlutarsky

    SenatorBlutarsky Well-Known Member

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    We're getting a lot of sidewall wear with the Alta rack. The damage in this shot is from 20 miles of washboard road, but we found more damage all over the front tires of both our bikes. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong in terms of loading the bikes, but it really shouldn't be this easy to do damage to the tires.

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    I sent them a message, so we'll see what they say, but I'm leaning towards going back to a 1up and swingout hitch at this point. It's too bad cause I was liking the Alta racks for ease of access to the back of the van and as a way to hang our trasharoo.
     
  13. Nov 28, 2022 at 10:43 AM
    Dr. Doom Says

    Dr. Doom Says Well-Known Member

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    Are there any sharp edges where the tire is resting?
     
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  14. Nov 28, 2022 at 10:54 AM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    not really, but the cages do look a bit dainty in comparison to something like the velocirax. the wire could be thin enough to be damaing the sidewall. unfortunate. doesn't @Gunshot-6A have an alta rack and can chime in?
     
  15. Nov 28, 2022 at 10:59 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Those baskets are formed round stock, so no.

    I'd wager its just a tire towards the upper end of basket clearance (tight fit) mixed with abrasive Utah dust just doing its thing going along bumpy roads.

    That said, the above seems pretty extreme in terms of wear/time.

    @SenatorBlutarsky do you use the rubber bands over the brake levers trick? That does seem to keep the bikes a little more stationary, which could help.

    *Had. Didn't have enough recent instances of shuttle laps to justify keeping it around anymore. Sold it off a couple years ago now to a buddy with a couple kids.

    Loved the product though, so I'd buy one again if I had a solid use case.
     
  16. Nov 28, 2022 at 12:40 PM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    yeah, that's fair. I've considered it simply for shuttle opportunities but with the 3-4 bike 1up, haven't had to worry too much recently. hah!
     
  17. Nov 28, 2022 at 1:36 PM
    SenatorBlutarsky

    SenatorBlutarsky Well-Known Member

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    As others mentioned, no. It's purely friction due to movement between the tire and round metal tubing.

    The tire has plenty of room, definitely not squeezed in to the basket by any means. In fact, my wife's 27.5x2.5 tire is getting more wear than my 29x2.6.

    I have run the bikes with and without the brake lever bands. It actually seems like the wear is worse with the rubber bands on! I'm also running the tension straps to keep the rack stable.

    Ali at Alta Racks got back to me and said they see this occasionally and it's just due to some movement in the rack/bike. He's sending some poly spirals to reduce rubbing. I'll try that, but I'm pretty disappointed...
     
  18. Nov 28, 2022 at 1:38 PM
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    just got back from late morning ride.
     
  19. Nov 28, 2022 at 1:50 PM
    backcountryj

    backcountryj Athlete - per @ginseng27 Google definition

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    Prolly rides better than it did in the box.
     
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  20. Nov 28, 2022 at 2:01 PM
    SH10151

    SH10151 Well-Known Member

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    That’s a different one. The one in the box is yellow.
     

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