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  1. #91

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    I see on the brake pads for the Avid Elixer they have organic and the organic with alloy back($5 more) what's the difference?

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    For brake rotors I currently have 180 front and 160 in the rear. Should I bump up the sizes and get the adapters or keep what I currently have? I think I ride too slow for it to matter much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Get XTR or X0
    Is there anything better than those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Is there anything better than those?
    Yep, just found the XX model, $289 each!
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  5. #95
    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    I see on the brake pads for the Avid Elixer they have organic and the organic with alloy back($5 more) what's the difference?
    I ussually get semi-metallic pads

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    Think I got all the major parts on order. Brake rotors, organic pads, rear cassette, rear derailleur, front chain rings. Just need to stop at Suburban and order the rear suspension busing kit that is on back order(month or so).

    Then just debating on either rebuilding the Fox dhx 4.0 air(which I guess is ok, but sounds like there are a lot of better shocks out there) or just picking up an new Rockshox RT3 for about $50 more and then being able to have it serviced and adjusted by Push since the only ones that will touch that Fox model is Fox.
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  7. #97
    Can't wait to get out again on my road bike. Got in five rides when it was warmer, it has been pretty brisk up here since.

    Just put on a Thompson zero set back seat post. Over the winter, I swapped out to a shorter stem because I felt too stretched out. The repositioning was GREAT but I lost a lot of forward weight that was shifted to the rear. Not having as much weight on the forward wheel just didn't quite feel right even though I was more comfortable. The seat was already all the way forward so I got the zero setback and just put the longer stem back on. Looking forward to seeing if I found my ideal positioning once it gets warm enough to ride.

    Decided to try 700-25 tires instead of the current 23. Been reading a lot of stuff online lately that there really is no performance decrease going bigger and at 220lbs, I wouldn't mind a little less PSI using a bigger tire.

    Previous had debated going 13-26 on my cassette for fewer big jumps. Glad I didn't. I use my 12t more than I thought I did during the winter when I was thinking about this. I just need to manage the big ring jump better and memorize where that missing tooth is so I can have the gear I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    I ussually get semi-metallic pads
    same here
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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Think I got all the major parts on order. Brake rotors, organic pads, rear cassette, rear derailleur, front chain rings. Just need to stop at Suburban and order the rear suspension busing kit that is on back order(month or so).

    Then just debating on either rebuilding the Fox dhx 4.0 air(which I guess is ok, but sounds like there are a lot of better shocks out there) or just picking up an new Rockshox RT3 for about $50 more and then being able to have it serviced and adjusted by Push since the only ones that will touch that Fox model is Fox.
    Did you end up sticking with the same sized rotors?
    Brian

  10. #100
    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Just got my 10mm thru axle conversion kit for the rear and a new RaceFace Turbine front chain ring in. Hoping to install tonight and ride in the morning. The RF chainring is really nice and I am very interested to see if I notice any increase is read stiffness with the thru axle. The DT Swiss RWS and Hope 10mm kit was a bit pricy. If I had to do again I would have bought the Hadley Thru axle which is much cheaper than the DT Swiss.
    I run the same setup on my GT. I have a 10mm through axle setup on a DT Swiss 240 hub. It's amazing the difference from a 9mm and how stiff the read end is now.

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