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TW Bike Checks

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by abacall, Jun 29, 2020 at 6:27 PM.

  1. Jun 29, 2020 at 6:27 PM
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    abacall

    abacall [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Our "All things Bikes and Tacos!" thread was getting a bit long, about 1,000 pages long. Born from the ideas of members, a Bike Check thread was needed.

    This is all about member rides. The idea behind this would be to showcase what we are riding, so that if anyone wanted to ask questions about the gear, we could provide some impressions.

    If you'd like to show off your steed, please follow the format so that it'll be easier for anyone to find what they're looking for.
     
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  2. Jun 29, 2020 at 6:28 PM
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    abacall

    abacall [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Name: Phil Bacall
    Hometown: Boulder, CO
    Weight: 150 lbs
    Height: 5’8”
    Age: 44

    Frame
    : 2019 Devinci Spartan 165mm travel
    Size: Medium, run in LO position
    Wheel Size: 29”
    Frame protection: Complete RideWrap, chainstay/inner seatstay AMS, custom chainstay silencer
    Fork: Fox 36 Factory Grip2, 44mm offset, Push ACS3 coil @ 170mm
    Shock: MRP Hazzard w/ Fox SLS coil @ 300#
    Handlebar: Renthal carbon Fatbar stealth, 20mm rise, 780mm
    Stem: I9 A35, 40mm, 6mm rise
    Grips: Deity Knuckledusters
    Brakes: Hayes Dominions A4
    Rotors: Hayes 203mm front /180 mm rear
    Shifter: Shimano XTR 12sp
    Crank: Shimano XT 170mm
    Pedals: OneUp
    Chainring: WolfTooth 32T
    Chain: Shimano XTR 12sp
    Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Cassette: Shimano XTR 12sp 10-51
    Chain Retention: OneUp Bash Guide
    Wheels: Zipp Moto3
    Hubs: I9 Hydra
    Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 WT DD Grip (21 psi) / Aggressor 2.5 WT DD (25 psi)
    Inserts: None
    Seat: Ergon Enduro w/oilslick
    Seatpost: OneUp @ 200mm travel
    Storage: OneUp EDC Tool and 70 cc pump on frame
    Bike Weight: 33lbs, with pedals

    What is this bike primarily used for?
    Everything, it’s surprisingly versatile. It’s a lot of bike, for sure, but it pedals so damn well I don’t really have an excuse not to take it. Other than being in shape, or doing all-day epics. It’s a bit heavier for those long days in the saddle. It is coil sprung, with Double Down tires, and a pump and tool attached… It’s surprisingly good on more mellow terrain. That said, it definitely prefers being pointed downhill. Tech-gnar, flow lines, jank, jumps, are all way more fun on this thing. It's pretty much set up for Colorado/Utah riding, whose profiles look a lot like a lopsided pyramid. Lots of rocks, lots of steep, lots of elevation, dry, loose, rowdy. I reach for this bike 90% of the time I ride. She's got over 2,000 miles on her so far, hope to double that.

    Suspension setup?
    I used to have this bike on a Lyrik and RS Super Deluxe, both air. I recently swapped the fork over to a Fox 36, and added a ACS3 kit from Push. Also threw on a MRP Hazard with a SLS spring. Converting the bike to coil definitely changed the way it rode, it felt more purposeful. Rough and loose stuff used to throw me around, but with coil it’s way smooth. Surprisingly the weight of the coil didn’t make much difference, other than on the scale.

    Settings:
    The Fox 36 is on an orange spring:
    HSC: 12 FCW (from clockwise)
    LSC: 13 FCW
    HSR: 3 FCW
    LSR: 13 FCW
    Airbump- 15 psi
    40ml ptfe 5w fox damper side
    20ml motorex 10w

    The MRP Hazard is running a 300# spring
    Preload: 1.5 = 33% sag
    Rebound: 10/20 FFO (from full open)
    HSC: 0/13 FFO
    LSC: 21/30 FFO

    Cockpit preferences?
    I’m not too picky. Brake levers are at 25*, and as long the bite point is the same I’m good. Lever travel isn’t to big of a deal, pretty easy to get used to it. Bars are at 780mm, but the ends are constantly bashed from trees around here. Been thinking of bringing them down a little. Grips have always been an issue for me, and I’ve tried so many different kinds. I’ve found what works right now with the Deity Knuckledusters. I’ve just started experimenting with a higher rise in my bars, flipped my stem (6mm rise) and added 5mm under it. Seems to work well so far, I feel less stretched out.

    Tires and pressures?
    Maxxis Assegai DD Grip 2.5 in the front @21 psi, Aggressor DD 2.5 in the rear @25psi. Early or late season I’ll rock something with more bite in the back, like the DHRII or Highroller. I want as much grip as possible on the front, don’t care at all about rolling resistance. Truth be told, I’ve never felt a difference in terms of rolling resistance in most front tires. Also, riding the Rockies means a lot of sharp rocks. My tires are DoubleDown, front and rear, cause I’m so damn sick of flats. I rolled with Exo+ casings and CushCores for little bit, but they weigh more than the DD, and don’t offer any cut resistance. Plus, replacing tires with CushCores SUCKS. Sucks even more trailside with a slashed sidewall.

    Anything custom, or specific to you?
    I mean, I feel like the whole bike setup is specific to me. I do run the seat nose pointed down a bit, and I'm super picky about tire pressure. Other than that, I don’t run anything that out of the ordinary.

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    I9 Hydra hubs
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    Renthal/Deity/I9 cockpit
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    MRP Hazard shock with 300# Fox SLS spring
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    XT/XTR drivetrain, OneUp Bashguide, AMS frame protection, and mastic tape chainslap quieting
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    Push ACS3 coil conversion and Hayes Dominions
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    And those Zipp Moto3 wheels...
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  3. Jun 29, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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    Bannerman

    Bannerman Former Child

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    Rider: Johnson Bannerman
    Hometown: Charlotte/Asheville
    Weight: 170 lbs
    Height: 5' 7”
    Age: 34

    Frame: Yeti SB130 (137mm travel)
    Size: Medium
    Wheel Size: 29”
    Frame protection: N/A
    Fork: Fox 36 Factory Fit4 - 150mm
    Shock: Cane Creek Inline DB Coil with Progressive Spring
    Handlebar: Yeti Carbon, 20mm rise, 760mm(cut down)
    Stem: I9 A35, 32mm, 6mm rise Gold
    Grips: RevGrips ProSeries
    Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail Levers w/ Saint 4-Pot Calipers
    Rotors: Shimano IceTech 203mm front /180mm rear
    Shifter: Shimano XT 12sp
    Crank: SRAM XO1 Carbon 175mm
    Pedals: Shimano XT Trail
    Chainring: Absolute Black Oval 32T
    Chain: Shimano XT 12sp
    Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Cassette: Shimano XT 12sp 10-51
    Chain Retention: MRP Bash/Guide
    Wheels: We Are One Agent's
    Hubs: Industry 9 Torch Gold
    Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 WT EXO+ / Aggressor 2.3 EXO
    Mud Guard: Syncros Trail Fender
    Inserts: None
    Seat: Yeti Stocker
    Seatpost: Fox Transfer Kashima- 150mm(175mm on order)
    Seatpost Lever: Wolftooth
    Bike Weight: 31lbs, with pedals

    This is far from my first mountain bike but it is the first bike I've bought new. It was a reward after two hard years of work getting debt free on modified version of the Dave Ramsey plan. I ordered it before the bike was even officially released. In retrospect, I will probably not buy another complete bike. In the less than two years I've owned it I have replaced every part (frame included) except the seat, cranks, and fork.

    I live in Charlotte but have a little place in Asheville so about half the miles I put in are in Pisgah and the way I've got the bike built up now reflects that. It still rips the Charlotte trails but Pisgah is where she comes alive.


    As she sits today.

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    The day I picked it up.

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    Wheels were the first big change, got those almost right away. My old bikes have had high engagement hubs and once you are used to that it's hard to not have them. Always wanted to try carbon wheels and We Are One has a lifetime warranty and are hand laid in Canada.

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    First ride on the Carbon hoops and I was believer. Also had a friend get a new bike with a Gold Fox Transfer who wanted a Black one so I swapped him.

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    At 5'7" the medium with a reach of 460mm was a little bit of a stretch. Took the stem from 50mm down to 32mm, also toured the I9 factory, highly recommend if you are in the area.

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    May 2019 Disaster struck a week before my biggest race of the year, I was washing my bike and noticed a crack in the frame. Long story but basically the first batch off the line was did not have enough glue in this particular area of the seattube.

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    Yeti overnighted me a warranty frame in my choice of color and the LBS had it built up and ready to ride just in time for PMBAR!
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    In March of 2020 I swapped the SRAM GX/XO1 drive train over to Shimano XT 12 speed. Much happier with Shimano. First ride pictured here on Lower Black. @stronghammer

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    The stock XT brakes were fine, but a Local guy was selling some XTR brakes so I picked those up on the cheap put the XTs on my single speed. Felt the same except the carbon levers of the XTR are super snappy which I like. Ran those for about a month but I've always wanted more power, the 2-Pots just dont stop as well and built up too much heat even with the upgraded 203/180 IceTechs. Swapped the XTR Calipers for 4-Pot Saints and damn. Now I see why so many Pros run this combo.

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    The stock DPX2 was a great shock but riding so often in Pisgah I wanted more. Yeti has a very linear curve, 12% on this bike, so I always dismissed the idea of a coil until Cane Creek dropped their new progressive springs this year. The inline coil comes with a weight penalty of under 250g vs the DPX2 and gives LOADS more confidence and control.

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  4. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    backcountryj

    backcountryj Well-Known Member

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    Frame: 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC 120mm travel - Stormbringer Purple
    Size: Medium, run in Hi/Short position
    Wheel Size: 29”
    Frame protection: Complete tailored RideWrap
    Fork: Cane Creek Helm 29 Coil - 140mm travel w/ 55# spring (45# install coming soon)
    Shock: Fox Factory DPS (Cane Creek Inline coming soon)
    Handlebar: OneUp Carbon bar - cut to 780mm
    Stem: OneUp - 50mm
    Grips: Ergon GE1 - oilslick clamps
    Brakes: XT 8120 4 piston front/rear
    Rotors: XT icetech 180 mm front/rear
    Shifter: Shimano XT 12sp
    Crank: Shimano XT 170mm
    Pedals: XT Trail SPD
    Chainring: Absoluteblack oval 32T
    Chain: Shimano XTR 12sp
    Derailleur: Shimano XT 12sp
    Cassette: Shimano XT 12sp 10-51
    Chain Retention: OneUp Bash Guide
    Wheels: I9 Enduro S
    Hubs: I9 Hydra
    Tires: Maxxis DHF WT EXO 2.5 / Aggressor EXO 2.3
    Inserts: None
    Seat: Ergon Enduro w/oilslick
    Seatpost: OneUp V2 @ 150mm travel
    Storage: OneUp 100 cc pump on frame
    Bike Weight: ?lbs, with pedals

    Name: Jonathan M.
    Hometown: Armpit of Georgia
    Weight: 150 lbs
    Height: 5’7”
    Age: 38

    What is this bike primarily used for?
    Everything. The one bike to do it all for my area. Its built on the burlier side for a V4 TB with 140mm up front and beefier tires. With a one bike stable I need a bike/build that can handle the steeper chunkier trails of WNC (Pisgah), while still being at home being pushed aggressively on more tame trails in the metro Atlanta area.

    Suspension setup?
    Straight outa the box. Still tweaking rebound/compression on both front and rear.

    Cockpit preferences?
    Other than shifter/brake lever orientation I’m not picky. I like my controls further out than some folks my size because I like my hands far out on the edge of the grips. Unfortunately this results in more pinky knuckle tree bashings than I’d care to admit.

    Tires and pressures?
    Again I’m not too precise as my floor pump has an analog gauge. Mid 20s front and rear.

    Anything custom, or specific to you?
    It’s a completely custom frame up build.

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  5. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:12 PM
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    JaCado

    JaCado In honor of a fallen brother

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  6. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:55 PM
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    jmauvais

    jmauvais Received 2 votes in a poll one time.

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    ...stuff
    Frame: 2019 Santa Cruz Bronson CC, Primer Gray
    Size: Large, run in HI position
    Wheel Size: 27.5”
    Frame protection: Complete RideWrap tailored to frame
    Fork: DVO Diamond D1 Boost @ 160mm
    Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe 150mm
    Handlebar: Revin Carbon, 0 rise
    Stem: I9 A35, 40mm
    Grips: Deity Knuckledusters
    Brakes: TRP Quadiem
    Rotors: TRP 180mm
    Shifter: SRAM X0 Eagle
    Crank: SRAM XO 170mm
    Pedals: RaceFace Chester Flat Pedals
    Chainring: SRAM 32T
    Chain: SRAM XX1 12sp oil slick
    Derailleur: SRAM XO
    Cassette: SRAM GX 12sp 10-50
    Chain Retention: None
    Wheels: RaceFace ARC30 offset
    Hubs: I9 Hydra rear, DT Swiss 350
    Tires: Maxxis DHF 2.5 WT (22 psi) / DHRII 2.3 (25 psi)
    Inserts: None
    Seat: Diety Stealth
    Seatpost: 2020 Fox Transfer 175mm
    Dropper Remote: PNW
    Storage: None
    Bike Weight: Unknown

    Name: Jason M
    Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Height: 6’
    Age: 33

    What is this bike primarily used for?
    Everything. This is my main go-to bike for every trail network that I ride in SoCal. Mainly loose over hard pack. The suspension does extremely well on climbs, around here we have to work for our descents. I leave the suspension wide open and while seated, there is no pedal bob. There is a little bob when getting up and out of the saddle to climb a steep section, but it is very manageable. The bike also descends like a dream. Extremely capable, extremely stable, eats up every dip, hole, and bump, and rolls past like nothing is there. The only downside I have noticed about this frame is pedaling while descending. Some sections flatten out so when in a high gear and smashing on the pedals to accelerate or maintain speed, the bike bobs a ton. I need to work on rear suspension to see if I can minimize this.

    Suspension setup?
    I run about 90 psi in the fork, and it is amazing. The DVO is the best fork that I have used. It feels like they took the best from both air and coil and combined them together. DVO does have an Off The Top adjustment, but I haven’t touched it from pulling it out of the box.
    Rear suspension was set up using SC suggested pressures. I am still dialing in the settings on it.

    Cockpit preferences?
    I come from a BMX background so I’m not super particular. I usually run my bars at 780-800, and brake levers are adjusted to a consistent bite point between front and rear. I keep hoses a tad long so if the bars are turned 180 forcefully in a crash, I have less chance of breaking something. Levers and shifters are also able to be moved by hand on the bars, for sale reason. I always wear gloves while riding, so I typically pick grips based on color, but not really picky about them.

    Tires and pressures?
    Maxxis DHF 2.5 WT in front at 22 psi and Maxxis DHRII 2.3 in rear at 26 psi. They are tubeless, and I ride in a lot of loose over hard pack in SoCal, so I like to keep my grip up, but there are often really had sections with jagged rocks and braking bumps so I try not to let my psi get too low.

    Anything custom, or specific to you?
    The bike is custom built by me, started with a frame. Most parts came from my previous transition scout, so I only replaced parts that I needed to replace for one reason or another. That previous Scout was non-boost, and this frame is Boost, so I had to order a new rear wheel. That explains the mismatched hubs. I ridewrapped the frame, and got custom Stikrd downtube decals. The bike was all gray/silver with some black, so I added in the blue to break it up a little.

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  7. Jun 30, 2020 at 3:31 AM
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    stronghammer

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    Frame: 2020 Specialized Stumpjumper 29
    Size: Medium
    Wheel Size: 29”
    Frame Protection: Lamin-x Bicycle Frame Tape Guard, Matte
    Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL, DebonAir, Motion Control damper with low-speed compression to lockout, 51mm offset, rebound adjust, 15x110mm Boost™ Maxle® Lite thru-axle, 150mm of travel
    Rear Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select, Rx Trail Tune, rebound adjust, 210x50mm
    Handlebar: Specialized Trail, 6061 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 31.8mm clamp, 750mm
    Stem: Specialized Trail, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
    Grips: Ergon GE1 Evo Yellow
    Brakes: SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper
    Rotors: SRAM 200mm front /180 mm rear
    Shifter: SRAM SX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
    Crank: SRAM SX Eagle, Powerspline, 170mm
    Pedals: Raceface Chester
    Chainring: Steel, 30T
    Chain: SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
    Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
    Cassette: SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50t
    Wheels: Double-wall alloy, 27mm internal width
    Hubs: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, Front 15x110mm thru-axle, 32h / Rear 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
    Tires: Butcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.6" / Eliminator, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
    Inserts: None
    Seat: Body Geometry Myth 155 S, Body Geometry Henge 143 M/L/XL, steel rails
    Seatpost: X-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL LE lever, 34.9mm, 150mm travel
    Storage: Dakine Hotlaps Gripper

    Name: Scotty
    Hometown: Huntsville, AL
    Weight: 220 lbs
    Height: 5’10”
    Age: 28

    What is this bike primarily used for?
    This is my only bike, so I use it for everything. My local trails are very chunky/technical and not a ton of climbing or long descents. The large 2.6 front tire and 150mm front travel absorbs everything I've thrown at it so far.

    Suspension setup?
    However the bike shop set it up for me. I play with the fork compression and the shock rebound as I ride, but not an expert on how all of this affects me.

    Cockpit preferences?
    Still rocking the standard setup, but I relocated the right brake lever to be "inside" of the shifter levers because I have small hands. In order to keep the lever at a 1 finger position I needed it moved left to allow me to reach the shifters with my thumb.

    Tires and pressures?
    Mid 20s front and rear. I really like the 2.6 wide tire up front, though it arguably makes me a worse rider as far as line choice goes because I just sort of bulldoze everything sometimes.

    Anything custom, or specific to you?
    nothing.

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  8. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:18 AM
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    Geoff

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    Frame: 2019 EVIL Following MB 120mm Travel UD Carbon
    Size: Large
    Wheel size: 29”
    Frame protection: Molded rubber downtube protector, Integrated rubber protection for the chainstay and seat stay
    Fork: Rockshox Pike Ultimate, Charger 2 RCT3, 29, Solo Air, 130mm Travel, Boost 15x110, 51mm Offset
    Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair, 165x45, Trunion / 20x8 DB TT LL1 380, Rockshox mud gaurd
    Handlebar: Race Face Chester 35, Rise: 35mm Width: 780mm
    Stem: Race Face Aeffect R 35, Length: 40mm
    Grips: Evil Lock-on
    Brakes: SRAM Guide RE
    Rotors: SRAM Center Line, 180mm
    Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp
    Crank: SRAM Descendent 6K
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Stamp 2, large
    Chainring: SRAM Direct Mount 32t ring
    Chain: SRAM GX Eagle w/Powerlock
    Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp
    Cassette: SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50t
    Chain retention: Evil fully integrated carbon chainguide
    Wheels: e*thirteen TRS alloy, 30mm
    Hubs: e*thirteen TRS alloy
    Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 2.3 / Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 2.3
    Seat: WTB Volt Pro
    Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Stealth 30.9mm 170mm
    Storage: Lezyne side load bottle cage
    Bike weight: ???

    Name: Geoff
    Hometown: Elizabethtown NY
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Height: 6’ 0”
    Age: 42

    What is this bike primarily used for?
    This is my trail bike. My local trails are sandy and gravely with plenty of rocks and roots. There is plenty of climbing, but I tend to stay away from the more technical descents.

    Suspension setup?
    Stock suspension, with no plans to change anytime soon. I think I have the shock dialed pretty well. I'm still tweaking the fork, trying to find the right pressure and amount of volume spacers.

    Cockpit preferences?
    I’m not picky, and haven't made any changes from stock.

    Tires and pressures?
    Currently running the minion twins with 22psi in the front and 24psi in the rear. I'm planning to pick up an Aggressor soon to try in the back.

    Anything custom, or specific to you?
    Nothing yet. I've thought about changing up the stickers for a little more custom look, but haven't gotten there.

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  9. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    andnyleswillriot

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    well here's me and my wife's bike builds.

    first is mine. 2020 Yeti sb130

    Rear Shock Cane Creek DB Coil IL Progressive Spring White
    Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate Rockshox Fender
    Headset Cane Creek Carbon Spacers
    Handlebar Race Face Next R Carbon 35mm 780mm
    Stem Race Face Turbine R 35 40mm
    Grips Deity Knuckleduster
    Brakes Shimano XT M8120 (w/ Titanium Oil Slick Bolts) XTR Rotor 180mm
    Brake Levers Shimano XT M8120 XTR Rotor 180mm
    Shifters SRAM XX1 AXS
    Front Derailleur -------
    Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 AXS
    Chainguide Absolute Black Oval Guide
    Cranks SRAM XX1 AXS
    Chainrings / Sprocket Absolute Black Black Oval 30T
    Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BB92
    Chain SRAM XX1 Copper
    Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM XX1 AXS Copper 52T
    Pedals ANVL Tilt
    Front Rim DT Swiss XM 1501
    Rear Rim DT Swiss EX 1501 CushCore XC
    Hubs DT Swiss 240s Centerlock 54T star ratchet upgrade
    Spokes DT Swiss
    Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF WT 2.5
    Rear Tire Maxxis Dissector WT 2.4
    Saddle WTB Volt Titanium Rails 142mm Width
    Seatpost OneUp Components V2 210mm. Shimano Lever

    then the wifes, a 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy

    Rear Shock FOX DPX Factory
    Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate
    Headset Cane Creek Carbon Spacers
    Handlebar Race Face Next R Carbon 35mm 770mm
    Stem Race Face Turbine R 35 40mm
    Grips Ergon GE1 Evo oil slick
    Brakes Sram g2 ultimate with rainbow bolts, centerline X rotors 180mm
    Shifters SRAM XX1 AXS
    Front Derailleur -------
    Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 AXS
    Cranks SRAM XX1 AXS
    Chainrings / Sprocket Wolf Tooth Eliptical 30T
    Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BB92
    Chain SRAM XX1 rainbow
    Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM XX1 AXS rainbow
    Pedals ANVL Tilt
    Front Rim i9 enduro
    Rear Rim i9 enduro
    Hubs i9 hydra
    Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF WT 2.5
    Rear Tire Maxxis Aggressor WT 2.5
    Saddle Ergon
    Seatpost OneUp Components V2 180mm. Sram Lever

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  10. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:40 AM
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    andnyleswillriot

    andnyleswillriot Well-Known Member

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    2004 Tacoma TRD 3.4L
    kmc wheels w/duratracs. snugtop topper with bed insert for camping. Bilstein 5100's.
    Oh and no we’re not dentists. Just people who work retail in a small town that have bikes high on the priority list hahah
     
  11. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:47 AM
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    Geoff

    Geoff Well-Known Member

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    Adirondack Mountains
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCLB Sport
    Frame: 2019 Salsa Mukluk 6066-T6 aluminum
    Size: Large
    Wheel size: 26”
    Frame protection: none
    Fork: Salsa Bearpaw carbon rigid, with DIY fender
    Handlebar: Sala Rustler
    Stem: Salsa Guide Trail
    Grips: Salsa File Tread
    Brakes: SRAM Level
    Rotors: SRAM Centerline, 160MM
    Shifter: Shimano Deore, 11sp
    Crank: Race Face Ride
    Pedals: Giant original MTB
    Chainring: Race Face Ride, direct mount 28t
    Chain: Shimano CH-HG54
    Derailleur: Shimano Deore Shadow Plus
    Cassette: Shimano Deore 11-42t
    Chain retention: none
    Wheels: SUNringle Mulefut SL 80mm
    Hubs: SUNringle SRC
    Tires: Maxxis Minion FBR 4.8
    Seat: WTB Volt Sport
    Seatpost: Brand X Ascend dropper, 125mm
    Storage: Moosetreks road/touring full frame bag, size small
    Bike weight: ???

    Name: Geoff
    Hometown: Elizabethtown NY
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Height: 6’ 0”
    Age: 42

    What is this bike primarily used for?
    Primarliy used for snow, shoulder season mud, and winter road rides. Also occasionally used for trails when I'm looking for a change.

    Cockpit preferences?
    I’m not picky, and haven't made any changes from stock.

    Tires and pressures?
    Maxxis Minion FBR 26x4.8, front and back, with 8psi.

    Anything custom, or specific to you?
    I think the dropper, frame bag, and DIY fender are the only changes that I've made.

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  12. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:49 AM
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    Bannerman

    Bannerman Former Child

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    :rofl:

    Me: My Yeti is pretty expensive.

    My Wife: Hold my b̶e̶e̶r̶ recovery shake.

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  13. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:42 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Je Suis Stun Gun

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    Salt Lake City
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Offroad
    Frame: 2019 Transition Sentinel
    Size: Large
    Wheel Size: 29”
    Graphics: Matte Orange from Fanatik Bike
    Frame protection: Clearbra scraps from the local tint shop, a fifth of whiskey, and a pair of scissors
    Fork: Fox Factory 36 Grip2 in Root Beer
    Shock: Fox DPX2 Performance
    Handlebar: Raceface Chester 35 780mm (soon to be OneUp carbon bar)
    Stem: RaceFace Aeffect R (soon to be ANVL 35mm stem)
    Grips: Deity Waypoints
    Brakes: SRAM Code R
    Rotors: SRAM Centerline
    Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle
    Crank: SRAM Descendent 6K DUB (170mm x 30t)
    Pedals: Mallet-E for all day pedaling or Diety Bladerunners for gravity riding
    Chainring: SRAM GX Eagle 30T
    Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
    Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
    Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle 10-50
    Chain Retention: OneUp Bash Guide
    Wheels: WTB KOM Tough
    Hubs: I9 Hydra
    Tires: Maxxis DHF 2.5WT / DHRII 2.4WT exo casing
    Inserts: None
    Seat: Fabric Scoop Radius
    Seatpost: OneUp @ 180mm travel
    Storage: Bedrock Bags Sinbad for CO2, levers, tire and tube patch, tube
    Bike Weight: 33.5lbs, with pedals

    Name: Conner V
    Hometown: Salt Lake City
    Weight: 203 pre-tacos and beer
    Height: 6'0”
    Age: 28

    What is this bike primarily used for?
    midlevel Trail to bike park. I have a Trek Stache for XC and light trail duty, but when I need some squish in my life, the Sentinel comes out to play. 160mm up front eats the jank of the western US and the 140mm out back keeps the bike from being a pig. Super easy to pedal, but tight switchbacks can be a challenge for this trail limo. IDK maybe my technique sucks. It's looooong though.

    Suspension setup?
    Set it and forget it. Pretty much the base settings out of the Fox manual. I do crank the rebound on the shock down a click or two for bike park riding.

    Suspension Settings:
    Pretty much the base settings out of the Fox manual. -2 rebound for bike park flow in the back.

    Cockpit preferences?
    Wide bars, skinny grips, brake levers super flat

    Tires and pressures?
    Maxxis DHF 2.5WT up Front; DHRII 2.4WT in back, may go to a Dissector in the rear next round. Run in the upper 20s

    Anything custom, or specific to you?
    Orange graphics set it apart a little bit from the crowd. Orange Hydras for bling and the buzz.

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    W/ new fork!
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  14. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:45 AM
    #14
    Bannerman

    Bannerman Former Child

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    That bike needs a coil...
     
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  15. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:46 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Je Suis Stun Gun

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    We'll see. I like to jib and hop over stuff, so an air shock works well for me.
     
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  16. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:06 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Je Suis Stun Gun

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    Conner
    Salt Lake City
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Offroad
    Frame: 2017 Trek Stache 9.6 Carbon; Matte Dnister Black
    Size: Large
    Wheel Size: 29+
    Graphics: Custom Bronze by me
    Frame protection: None
    Fork: RockShox Yari RL, Solo Air, Motion Control damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 120mm travel
    Shock: HARDTAIL!
    Handlebar: Deity Skyline 787 in Bronze
    Stem: Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, 0 degree, 50mm
    Grips: Deity Waypoints
    Brakes: SRAM Guide R
    Rotors: SRAM Centerline
    Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle
    Crank: SRAM X1 1200
    Pedals: Mallet-E for all day pedaling
    Chainring: 30T Direct Mount X-Sync
    Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
    Derailleur: SRAM XO1 Eagle
    Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle 10-50
    Chain Retention: N/A
    Wheels: SunRingle Duroc 50
    Hubs: Bontrager sealed cartridge bearing
    Tires: Bontrager Chupacabra, tubeless ready, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29 x 3.0
    Inserts: None
    Seat: Fabric Scoop Radius
    Seatpost: OneUp @ 150mm travel
    Storage: Bedrock Bags EDC for CO2, levers, tire and tube patch, tube
    Bike Weight: ~28lbs, with pedals

    Name: Conner V
    Hometown: Salt Lake City
    Weight: 203 pre-tacos and beer
    Height: 6'0”
    Age: 28

    What is this bike primarily used for?
    Dirt jumps to XC and midlevel trail duty. 120mm up front keeps it comfy and 0mm in the back keeps the party going!

    Suspension setup?
    Air setting on the side of the fork works well enough for me.

    Suspension Settings:
    Set it and forget it. Pretty much the base settings out of the Rockshox manual.

    Cockpit preferences?
    Wide bars, skinny grips, brake levers super flat

    Tires and pressures?
    Bontrager Chupacabras at 15-18PSI. great for hardpack to light dust, good on rocks, complete doodoo for anything wet, loose or dusty. Looking at Maxxis Chronicles or WTB Rangers for round 2.

    Anything custom, or specific to you?
    Custom bronze graphics on the frame, made special by yours truly. Painted the bottle cages to match. And of course, a Stache needs a stache!



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  17. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:24 AM
    #17
    113tac

    113tac Well-Known Member

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    Stephen
    Northern Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2017 Magnetic Gray Tacoma
    Mostly Stock for now, 265 75 16 Falken AT3W, Tinted fronts...
    Name: Stephen
    Hometown: Arlington, VA and Walpole, MA (currently)
    Weight: 225 lbs
    Height: 5’11”
    Age: 27

    Frame: 2017 Trek Stache 7
    Size: Large 19.5
    Wheel Size: 29+
    Frame protection: Mastic tape on chainstay
    Fork: Manitou Magnum Comp
    Shock: N/A
    Handlebar: Race Face Next, 760mm wide, 20mm rise, 35mm clamp
    Stem: I9 A35, 60mm, purple
    Grips: Ergon GA3
    Brakes: Shimano Deore m6000
    Rotors: Shimano XT 203mm front, 180mm rear
    Shifter: SRAM GX 11sp
    Crank: SRAM GX
    Pedals: Shimano XT M8020
    Chainring: SRAM steel 32T
    Chain: SRAM pg1130
    Derailleur: SRAM GX 11sp
    Cassette: Shimano GX 10-42
    Chain Retention: None
    Wheels: Easton ARC 45
    Hubs: White industries XMR+
    Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 29x3.0 12psi front, 15psi rear
    Inserts: None
    Seat: Bontrager Arvada
    Seatpost: OneUp v2 180mm travel with oneup lever
    Storage: REI toptube bag
    Bike Weight: not sure (maybe 29ish pounds but I haven’t weighed it in a while)

    What is this bike primarily used for?
    Mostly XC riding since I’ve had it. Most of the trails I’ve ridden have been mix of rocky, rooty, and flowy XC single track. No super long descents yet.

    Suspension setup?
    Too stiff. I still need to work this out. Probably needs maintenance.

    Cockpit preferences?
    Brakes at a decent angle, levers in as close to bars as possible without feeling like I have no lever travel, setup for one index finger on the very end. Shifters and lever where ever they feel comfortable.

    Tires and pressures?
    Maxxis minions in 29x3.0 are amazing. So much grip in most terrain and I don’t notice the weight difference over the bontrager chupacabras. 12psi f/15psi r seems to be the best for me. I might be able to go a little lower but I think I’d start to get some squirrelly tire feelings.

    Anything custom, or specific to you?
    Nope

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  18. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    Henrm

    Henrm New Member

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    Hello everyone from AR!

    Bike:
    Frame: 2018 Santa Cruz Bronson CC
    Size: Large
    Wheel size: 27.5
    Frame protection: none
    Fork: Fox 36 Elite
    Rear Shock: FOX Float Performance Elite DPX
    Handlebar: Santa Cruz Specific
    Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC
    Rotors: AVID Centerline 180mm
    Shifter: SRAM X01 Eagle
    Crank: SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon
    Pedals: I think race face??
    Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle
    Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle
    Cassette: SRAM XG1295 Eagle
    Wheels: Race Face ARC 27
    Hubs: DT Swiss 350
    Tires: Maxxis Minion FBR 4.8
    Seat: WTB Silverado Pro
    Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth

    Name: Ryan
    Hometown: Bentonville, AR
    Weight: 180lbs
    Height: 6’ 1”
    Age: 31

    What is this bike primarily used for?
    Riding single track, XC, and downhill trails here in Arkansas.
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  19. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:09 PM
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    danmtchl

    danmtchl Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle:
    2019 Tacoma TRD Double Cab Sport 4x4
    FA48D0C8-ACCD-4CD0-954C-6F7CFCC19634.jpg Bike:
    Frame: 2020 Trek Fuel EX
    Size: Large
    Wheel size: 29
    Fork: 2020 Rock Shox Pike Ultimate
    Rear Shock: Fox ReActiv EVOL
    Handlebar: Box Carbon riser
    Grip: Ergon GA2
    Brakes: Shimano 4 piston
    Rotors: Shimano RT-66
    Shifter: SRAM XX1 AXS
    Crank: RaceFace Next R
    Pedals: Time ATAC
    Chain: SRAM XX1
    Derailleur: SRAM XX1 AXS
    Cassette: SRAM XG1230
    Wheels: Bontrager Line Comp 30
    Hubs: Bontrager
    Tires: Bontrager XR4 TI 2.6
    Seat: Ergon SM Pro
    Seatpost: Bontrager Line dropper

    Name: Dan
    Hometown: Bakersfield, Ca
    Weight: 220LBS
    Height: 5’10
    Age: 49
     
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  20. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:59 PM
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    RockiesTaco

    RockiesTaco Well-Known Member

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    Ft. Collins, CO
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD OR 6MT
    Name: Bart E.
    Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
    Weight: 215 lbs
    Height: 5’10”
    Age: 43

    Frame: 2019 Trek Full Stache 8 130mm travel
    Size: Medium, run in Low position
    Wheel Size: 29+
    Frame protection: Nothing but OEM protection
    Fork: RockShox Pike RL, Solo Air, Charger damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 130mm travel
    Shock: Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
    Handlebar: Deity Skywire carbon 35 Stealth, 15mm rise, 800mm
    Stem: Deity Copperhead 35, 0 rise, 50mm length
    Grips: Deity Supracush
    Brakes: SRAM Guide R, metallic pads
    Rotors: SRAM 200mm front /180 mm rear
    Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
    Crank: Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle
    Pedals: NukeProof Sam Hill flats
    Chainring: SRAM 30T
    Chain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
    Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
    Cassette: SRAM XG-1275, Eagle 10-50
    Chain Retention: None
    Wheels: SUNringle Duroc 40 SL, 28-hole, 40mm width
    Hubs: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6 bolt, Boost 110 front, Boost 148 rear with SRAM XD driver
    Tires: Bontrager Team Issue XR4 29X3 front and rear, set up tubeless. PSI front: 15, PSI rear: 17
    Inserts: None
    Seat: Ergon SM Pro, Med/Large, Stealth, TiNox rails
    Seatpost: Bontrager Line Dropper, 125mm
    Storage: Wolftooth strap holding a tractor tire inner tube
    Bike Weight: ~34 lbs with pedals

    What is this bike primarily used for?
    Basically everything. The trails I ride locally are usually pretty steep, and techy rock garden descents. This bike handles it all. Climbs fairly well, until you lose momentum, then it takes a lot of power to get it moving again. That would be my only complaint. Point it downhill and it’s an absolute ripper! Crazy fast, stable and despite the plus sized tires, fairly nimble. Of all the bikes I’ve owned, from Yeti’s to Santa Cruz’s, this is the most fun descending bike I’ve ever owned on the trails I enjoy. This bike rides way bigger than the 130mm travel would suggest.

    Suspension setup?
    Pretty much straight out of the RockShox and Fox recommended set up. Will tinker with compression and rebound but can’t give you a straight answer. Mess with it till it feels good.

    Cockpit preferences?
    Not super picky. Don’t really measure angles. Just move stuff around until it’s comfortable and easy to use.

    Tires and pressures?

    See above in specs

    Anything custom, or specific to you?
    Not really, other than stripping as much Bontrager stuff off as possible (more to come). Pretty much standard replacement components anyone can buy. I’ve always been a Deity fan, so will run a lot of their components. Especially cockpit. Have become a huge Ergon fan. Best saddle I’ve ever used. Finally, the NukeProof Sam Hill flats are the best flat pedals I’ve ever used. Good wide platform that fits my feet well and they can take a serious beating.
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