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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:01 am 
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I never rode a bike with them, but they are strangely appealing to me.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:51 am 
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Ordered a wheel set upgrade for my Fuel EX.

Hubs: i9 Torch- boost, 32H, 6 bolt, 120 POE

Rims: Race face ARC 27- 29er, 27mm internal width, alloy, black/grey decals

Spokes: DT Champion, black

Nipples: DT brass, silver


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:01 am 
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Nice......love brass nipples. ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:34 pm 
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Congrats Mini on the new bars.

Congrats Hawg, have you figured out how much weight that new wheelset will save you?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:13 pm 
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Unless the stock wheels are made of lead, there's no weight saving....but, that wheel build Hawg has going, is bullet proof!

As I recall, Hawg is also proper man size, so he's building reliability.
Yours truly builds 24" wheels like that, just slightly wider, to make up for 200 lbs of rider, who doesn't always make the best landings.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:13 pm 
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Magura is correct, mostly, about the weight savings. The new wheels, according to the weights posted by the seller, will shave approximately 200 grams off of the rotational weight of my Fuel. It turns out that I had adapted to the extra weight of the OEM Bontrager wheels that came on the Fuel so at this point, any weight savings at all is just icing. I was originally planning to buy the next level up Bontrager wheel set as an upgrade but I found a discussion about the hubs blowing up more often than they should so I abandoned that plan and went for "bullet proof". They cost more, but you get what you pay for.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:47 pm 
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Out of curiousity, what's the weight of bothe the old and new?

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Magura wrote:
Out of curiousity, what's the weight of bothe the old and new?

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OEM just shy of 2100 grams

Upgrade just shy of 1900 grams


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For a set of wheels that can survive a big guy not making perfect landings, 1900g is not bad at all.


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Magura wrote:
For a set of wheels that can survive a big guy not making perfect landings, 1900g is not bad at all.


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I'm not a big guy Magura. I'm a classic "medium" sized guy (except in the gut). My size is what frame designers at bike companies build their medium frames around. I'm a whole 5'8" tall. I used to be 5' 10" but 20+ years of carrying a pair 40 pound 5 gallon buckets of water back and forth while working has crushed my spine.


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Oh, I seemed to recall you in the Clydesdale thread?

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Magura wrote:
Oh, I seemed to recall you in the Clydesdale thread?

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Perhaps, just to stand among giants. ;)


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:whistle: Oh, my mistake.

Then your new wheel is a bit overkill, no?
Or have I met my equal in poor landings and general abuse?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:17 pm 
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I got new toys today.
Walking on my way to meet the Mrs., passing a small old bike shop, one of those that I'd usually just pass without even looking.
They had a bargain bin outdors, and as I was ahead of schedule, I walked close by to have a look.
It was filled with what I normally would expect from that shop, el cheapo SPD shoes, in fact, el cheapo whatever you can think of, and it was there.
Out of the corner of my eye I spotted a pair of some practically antique road SPD pedals, of the preferred kind.

$7, including a smile from a shop owner who was happy to see them go at all, telling me they had just been mounted, but never used.

Score!

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Good for you, Mr. Magura. We all love our favorites, and everyone loves a bargain.
Getting back to Mr. Hawg's new wheel set, the 200 grams in weight savings on the wheels is one of the only places on the bike where it will be noticeable. When I put my first set of Spin Xyclones on, it was 200 g. weight savings, and I remember I loved them for it. Years later I still do.

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Magura wrote:
:whistle: Oh, my mistake.

Then your new wheel is a bit overkill, no?
Or have I met my equal in poor landings and general abuse?


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It may be considered overkill for So Cal's XC trails but I need the bike to be ready for the AZ gnar (and NV gnar) that it will get put through a few times a year. Those states are brutal on bikes. :shock:

I can do 95% of the riding here on my HT 29er.

I've been riding the Fuel only lately so that I can learn about it. AZ trip coming soooon... 8-)


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Magura wrote:
I got new toys today.
Walking on my way to meet the Mrs., passing a small old bike shop, one of those that I'd usually just pass without even looking.
They had a bargain bin outdors, and as I was ahead of schedule, I walked close by to have a look.
It was filled with what I normally would expect from that shop, el cheapo SPD shoes, in fact, el cheapo whatever you can think of, and it was there.
Out of the corner of my eye I spotted a pair of some practically antique road SPD pedals, of the preferred kind.

$7, including a smile from a shop owner who was happy to see them go at all, telling me they had just been mounted, but never used.

Score!

Magura :)


Serious score!
Never used and vintage. The icing on the cake to a vintage bike restoration project.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:38 pm 
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"Antique" was a joke ;)

Those pedals are going on one of the FUB's (frequentlyUsedBikes), as I simply prefer them.
Both the Mrs. and I, mainly use hardcore carbon race MTB SPD shoes, on our road bikes.
It's a consequence of once getting our hands on, a pair of top notch super stiff carbon shoes.
The amount of extra power they can give you, is unbelievable! Throw in the BOA closing system, and you have an unbeatable combol.
So now we shop last years top models from DMT every January, as we send at least a pair off to shoe heaven a year.


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The new wheels arrived yesterday and today I set them up and mounted them. I decided to go with Spesh Purg GRID on these wheels, the tires that I favor over all others. The OEM Bontrager tires were wearing noticeably so I am mostly done with those, at least as a rear tire.


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Love this thread. Maybe it's time for me to buy some new parts. 8-)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:53 am 
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Your'e like my cat, Norton; The stimulus to jump on the counter is there, he scratches and grooms a bit, then looks around a while, and then the stimulus reaches its' peak and, whoosh! he leaps up on the counter for whatever reason he had in the first place.
I'm watching' you over a period of days, even weeks, and the threshold of jump/don't jump is getting closer........................

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:20 pm 
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Two NOS sets of Spinergy wheels.
A set of Spox, and a set of the carbon rim, Hadley hub version.

Magura :dance:


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Sweeeeet! :D


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Yeah, will be good for the Fondriest build.

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Also a new toy. Had only pics of it before. Picked it up in Germany last week.

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Magura wrote:
Also a new toy. Had only pics of it before. Picked it up in Germany last week.

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Genau!

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Nice...... 8-)

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Ohh, some nice toys, congrats Mr. Magura!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:27 pm 
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Beautiful stuff, Mr. Magura!

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