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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ccallen, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Feb 11, 2020 at 2:58 PM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    I personally will never bring my 1986 Schwinn somewhere I'm not right next to it, mainly because of all the money I have into it plus time. I do have other bikes such as a Haro that I'm less attached to so that is the one I bring if I go most places unless I just go to park the truck and ride.
     
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  2. Feb 11, 2020 at 3:09 PM
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    Have you ever had their stuff? I’m curious what the quality is like
     
  4. Feb 11, 2020 at 4:12 PM
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    I have quite a bit of their stuff but its all 1st generation from back in the day like 2010. Quality was fine(not cheap but not high-end) but fit was kinda boxy, I don't wear any of the kits anymore. The casual wear I have like socks and t-shirts have held up extremely well though. Id imagine the fit and quality of the kits is better now since they are a much more established company.
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2020 at 4:48 PM
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    Nice, I need some new kits so might try one out. The designs are cool enough haha
     
  6. Feb 12, 2020 at 9:33 AM
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    Installed Box drivetrain last night. Ended up making the chain one link too short but its still fine. The derailleur is a little funny in that when you are setting it up it doesn't curl (for lack of a better word) up as much as a sram/shimano unit. So for those that are installing them be weary on shortening the chain excessively.

    Overall it feels like the Shimano it replaced. I will see how I like it when riding, think I still prefer Sram over both. Cant beat the price though.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2020 at 11:03 AM
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    Like the colors but I'll never understand the spandex and shaving of body parts in cycling. To each their own though.
     
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  8. Feb 12, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    I mean, the spandex thing is easy to explain, comfort. Not having loose clothing flap in the wind(comfort and aerodynamics), having sweat wick from your body as quickly as possible, having the least amount of extra weight on your body etc.

    As for the shaving thing, I think its funny that cyclists garner so much attention when they do this. People who have tattoos shave, people that lift weights shave, people that swim shave etc.
     
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  9. Feb 12, 2020 at 11:11 AM
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    The spandex is comfortable while riding, and wicks sweat away better, and is more aero. Same with shaving. but shaving is mostly negligible, and only done by people who are way too aggro about their performance.
     
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  10. Feb 12, 2020 at 11:14 AM
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    honda50r Not a Mallcrawler

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    Ppl shave their bodies in order to say they shave their bodies
     
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    To be fair, I make fun of any guy who shaves their body.

    I get the aerodynamics (for road cycling) of spandex but I just cannot understand why you would wear it for a leisure ride on a mountain bike. Competition I totally understand. Nowadays, I would say I see more people mountain bike riding in "comfortable" and casual clothing than in spandex. This could be a regional fashion thing too.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2020 at 11:37 AM
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    My new rig. 2020 Specialized Epic HT Pro. Upgraded brakes to XTR, front hub to DT Swiss 350, BB to Chris King, seatpost to S-Works.
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    For me its about which bike Im riding. If I'm doing an XC race or riding my race bike for training or even just fun, I'll wear spandex, Im actually most comfortable that way. If Im riding a trail bike I wear baggies. Thankfully baggies these days have gotten a lot more slim. No matter who you are or what type of riding you're doing, having baggy clothes get hung up on part of your bike is not fun, especially your saddle. Hell, take a look at DH racers, even they are wearing very form fitting gear these days.
     
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    That thing is an awesome looking rocketship. Congratulations!
     
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    oh when I see people mountain biking in spandex, I assume they're just Roadies taking their hardtail out for some training. I don't think I've ever seen someone in spandex riding a Trail or Enduro bike, its always either a hardtail, or an XC FS.
     
  16. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    Epic looks great. GF has a newer FSR - they are ridiculously light.
     
  17. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:07 PM
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    I love 80s paint schemes. Good looking bike
     
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  18. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:33 PM
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    Specialized know what they are doing when it comes to painting their bikes haha
    Personally I am way more comfortable in spandex. During the summer I’m wearing a baggy jersey and a bib with a hip pack. Call me a nerd or whatever but that’s what I’m comfortable in haha.
     
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  19. Feb 12, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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    I have a bunch of their older jerseys (not full front zipper) and they fit me well and seem to last forever.
     
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  20. Feb 12, 2020 at 1:15 PM
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    Spandex wearer here. Also a shaver. Most of my riding buddies have already had multiple treatments for Lyme disease and I have hairy ass legs. No way for me to do a post-ride tick check unless I shave my legs. I use a clipper so have stubble but it allows me to see ticks and remove them.
     
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