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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:01 pm 
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Good to hear you are still getting out! A group I rode with has mainly turned to snowshoeing.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:22 pm 
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I have a new tip for a HT for you: http://canfieldbrothers.com/frames/nimble-9 with big 27.5 tires.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:51 pm 
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Sti wrote:
I have a new tip for a HT for you: http://canfieldbrothers.com/frames/nimble-9 with big 27.5 tires.


^This!

http://canfieldbrothers.com/canfield-brothers-nimble-9-wtb-trail-blazer-28-275-wheels

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:09 pm 
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^Ding ding ding. I think we have a winner!
I was thinking about a fatty for out here for the traction on sand, but didn't want a boat anchor for the 3+ mile 1500' climbs. This would be the best of many worlds.. I could port over everything but the reverb. Hmmmmmm.
Thanks for the heads up on this.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:13 pm 
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I'll eventually build one, too. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:35 pm 
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The only thing that bugs me is the BB getting lowered. One of the guys in the link I posted said he got it back to respectable height by using a 150mm fork.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:16 am 
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I'm wondering about the 2.8 fit on my vengeance. Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:08 am 
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That might be a problem, WTB Vigilante 2.3 barely fits. You want a 29" carbon fork anyway. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:23 am 
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joe-it-all wrote:
TM: Up in TO. Very tame stuff here. I've seen some of the trail down your way, looks good. Also looking to head up to San Lois where it seems everyone tests bikes for review.


Ah, I got ya.. If you want to venture down here some time I can show you some chunk at the trails by my house (Santiago Oaks) or Aliso/Laguna which isn't far from me either. Not sure how it is up in TO but some of the better stuff here is not exactly on the map so it takes a guide to get familiar with the fun stuff. :character-oldtimer:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:58 pm 
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Sti wrote:
That might be a problem, WTB Vigilante 2.3 barely fits. You want a 29" carbon fork anyway. :lol:

Nah, I want a reverse mullet, party in the front (29er Pike 160), business in the back.


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Ah, I got ya.. If you want to venture down here some time I can show you some chunk at the trails by my house (Santiago Oaks) or Aliso/Laguna which isn't far from me either. Not sure how it is up in TO but some of the better stuff here is not exactly on the map so it takes a guide to get familiar with the fun stuff. :character-oldtimer:

Awesome, thanks for the invite. I will definitely hit you up when we head down that way!


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 12:38 am 
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Here's another post for the tire corner.

Today I replaced the excellent but worn WTB Vigilante. That tire sets the bar very high, it held its ground even in ice and snow, but eventually the side knobs got eroded and after a few unplanned skids I decided to try something different. That said, I have a suspicion I will be riding a Vigilante in the future again.

New tire is a Geax Goma 2.4 TNT. Frikking huge, frikking heavy. My scale said 1000g (ugh!), and at 40PSI, it buzzes the crown of my 27.5 fork. Ouch! It should be a tight fit when it goes down back to 20s but it must be the biggest 650b tire I have tried so far.

Tubeless setup was stupid simple - it was easy to get on the Derby, one round of air from the inflatulator + 40PSI hand job seated the beads in less than 5 minutes. It is currently being stretched at 40PSI and it seems to be holding air just fine without sealant. I hope it will be as bulletproof as it is heavy! Oh and the sidewall is gray which makes it look even bigger. I cannot wait for the 27.5+ questions to begin. :doh:

Here is a picture with the inflatulator.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:06 pm 
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New tire for the rear mounted - Spesh Slaughter 2.3 GRID. Tough, stout casing, it was difficult to set up tubeless. I hope it is going to last longer than the #@$#@ 2.2 Goma.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:51 am 
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So, the Goma experiment is over. Two 2.2 rear tires died a quick ruptured sidewall death, and front 2.4 tire was probably the sketchiest I have ever ridden. Lethal on anything wet and dangerous on loose stuff.

Here comes the High Roller II 2.3 EXO TR 3C MaxTerra. It is smaller than the Goma, lighter, but grips much better and is far more predictable. Pictured on wide Derby rims.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:25 pm 
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Sti wrote:
Canfield Bros Balance is looking really good, 160mm of 650b awesomeness. Anyone has any experience with their suspension? Their The One seems to have a lot of fans who prefer it to DW link bikes.

http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature ... w-Bike,211

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Time to revive this post because soon, I will be able to comment on the Balance's suspension design. :dance:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:11 am 
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Sti wrote:
Sti wrote:
Canfield Bros Balance is looking really good, 160mm of 650b awesomeness. Anyone has any experience with their suspension? Their The One seems to have a lot of fans who prefer it to DW link bikes.

http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature ... w-Bike,211

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Time to revive this post because soon, I will be able to comment on the Balance's suspension design. :dance:


Ohhh, somebody's excited! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:19 pm 
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Neww tirezz.

Minion DHF 2.5WT - oy!
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e13 TRS+
https://bythehive.com/products/trs-tire
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:47 pm 
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Still building my 27.5 Knolly Endo. Just need the fork and headset.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:59 am 
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norton55 wrote:
Still building my 27.5 Knolly Endo. Just need the fork and headset.

Those TRS tires might be a pretty good fit for your Knolly! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:22 am 
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I know, i was kinda looking closely at them......

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