The build a bike thread

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by SnakeCharmer, Apr 20, 2017.


  1. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Anyone try the e-13 dropper? I am still ridgid because I decided I can't afford the problems with hydraulic droppers/cost/time
     
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  2. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    One of the lightest, one of the easiest to maintain, one of the cheapest.
    Gravity Dropper, FTW.
     
  3. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    You are begging for this, aren't you? I bring you - Loaded Components! <<< Click on link
     
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Highball SS
    Going up Cholla... "SNAP!"

    "Uh, Jason... Your seat looks a little funny."
     
  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "OZZY"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek
    All you rigid seat post riders should stop fooling about with the so-called light weight posts (if you are counting grams) and pay the extra few bucks for a Thomson Masterpiece. Very light (sub-200 grams) and indestructible. Nuff said. :)
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    I have one and it is cracked...:it creaks like a mofo.

    I don't buy weight weenie posts anymore.
     
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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "OZZY"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek
    That's what you get for using it. ;)
     
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  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "OZZY"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek
    SOOOOO SAD....

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  9. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Put a fork in that! It's done!
     
  10. kioti

    kioti Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    I snapped a carbon post on my cross bike while descending Black Star. Broke it off right at the top of the seat tube after jumping the upper cattle guard. Obviously if it's gonna break, thats the place to do it. :eek:

    Wake up call though. Didn't bother trying to warranty it, as I doubt Campy designed it for dirt.
     
  11. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    That's why it's good to have an extra fork of some sort to keep you on the trails.
     
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  12. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    Hightower, 29r Hardtail
    agreed when it comes to all dropper posts having problems. I've honestly had good luck with the KS posts. I actually run a non-remote version of the i900 on my XC bike. I like that it doesn't have a remote that can come out of adjustment.
     
  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "OZZY"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek
    Or, 2 extra bikes.... :thumbsup:
     
  14. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    A spare manual post for every bike you have a dropper on can be useful.

    F it, tho. The more I ride a regular post, the less I want to dropperize. And I was a junkie with it on more than one bike.
     
  15. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Ain't nothing like running a rigid post as a gut check on your skills!
     
  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "OZZY"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek
    The dropper is now also removed from my "new bike" as well. It's just a pile of (dirty) bike parts at this time.

    Turn around with KS and Fox is supposed to be 2-3 business days. I sure hope so. I can confirm this with KS, but Fox, never had to do this before.
     
  17. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    When I run a rigid post it is always a Thomson Elite. Never had a problem with one.
     
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  18. Marty657

    Marty657 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Upland
    Name:
    Marty
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz TB2C
    My Thompson Dropper is 3yrs old with thousands of miles and still going strong.
     
  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS

    Yeah??? Well my Loaded Components rigid post had thousands of miles on it in a year and still going......oh, wait a minute:

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  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "OZZY"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek
    You and your SS geared 60 mile average ride distances are not a fair example of how long components should last.

    We mere mortals bow down to thee (and secretly laugh and giggle among each other at the doom you cause and the frustration you experience with each new component failure).
     
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  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "OZZY"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek
    Woohoo, got my fork back from Fox today! My dropper arrived late last week. The Timberjack will be rolling again! :cool::D

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    And now, back to work I go...
     
  22. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
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