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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40303

2 things:

1. I was able to get a ride in today at the brook, it was frozen solid and really fast. Leave work right now and get a ride in before it snows and gets dark in a couple hours.

2. The performance of the Pushed RP23 blew me away! No more wallowing in the mid stroke of travel while I pedal through rough stuff in the saddle, small bumps are taken a lot better now that I am running 20PSI less while getting the same sag and from what I was able to do today big hits are a lot smoother.
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40288

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velociped jones wrote:
definitely consider the times. i just rebuilt a set of titan carbons from god only knows when and they still are fantastic. of course, they're not that much better than the cheapo aliums. just easier to rebuild (as far as my ability goes) and a little bit easier to engage but that isn't a big deal in mountain biking.

I always liked my xtrs even tho they are super pricey. I like lite.:lol:
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40276

definitely consider the times. i just rebuilt a set of titan carbons from god only knows when and they still are fantastic. of course, they're not that much better than the cheapo aliums. just easier to rebuild (as far as my ability goes) and a little bit easier to engage but that isn't a big deal in mountain biking.
Velociped Jones is the future of racing and he was a P to A spawnling.
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40274

Time pedals!

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Mommy- theres a root on the trail! Make it go away! I want my Binkie
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40269

My Shimano 747's have been absolutely trouble free since 1999. I just replaced them with the M530 SLX pedals with the cage like the XT's pictured above. I haven't used them yet. I'm hoping that I can get some Mavic UST rims from Eric's by Spring. Not much else in the budget this year.
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40268

The time atac series of pedals are awesome. They take a serious beating, hold up and are always easy to get in and out of (but never when you don't want to)
lowly shop broom pusher since 2000
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40261

bennymack wrote:
I'm getting a set of candy 3's to test my hypothesis that if there's something there to support my foot other than the cages then they'll actually last a little longer. Will probably help prevent the large gouges in the bottom of my shoes as well. I actually wore through the metal egg beater shoe shields in one season.

Definitely let us know how those hold up. I'm tired of buying new Eggbeaters, but I don't want to totally switch away from them either.
The 1970's: No knee pads, helmets, brakes, or over cautious soccer mom's. It's just how we rolled...
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40254

I already ride with Easton Flatboys and fivetens. The clipless are nice for hammer fest rides at Sprauge or trips down to eville.
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40252

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Why switch to clipless? Deity or answer flats with 5/10s.
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40249

I am not going to test anything with the eggbeaters again. Having the body seperate from the spindle mid ride was enough for me. Not only did they bum pedal leave me riding one footed on a fast section of trail but it also cut my ride and time with Scotto short :)
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40248

I currently have theory with regards to the longevity of egg beater pedals, or the lack thereof. I think that the cages are constantly being pushed apart by the act of pedaling and cause the springs to wear out prematurely. Riding in a primarily high-torque single-speed manner probably doesn't help either.

I'm getting a set of candy 3's to test my hypothesis that if there's something there to support my foot other than the cages then they'll actually last a little longer. Will probably help prevent the large gouges in the bottom of my shoes as well. I actually wore through the metal egg beater shoe shields in one season.
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Re: 2012 upgrades 3 years 4 months ago #40246

The eggbeaters I have been hating since day 1 finally broke and I am thinking about using clipless for at least some of the up coming season. Does anyone have the Shimano XT PD-M785 or PD-M780? I think Richard Cunninham and Mountain bike Action suck balls but during an epiphany I read a review he did about these pedals and liked what I was reading. I am also open to other pedal suggestions other than anything crank Bros.

*Simple design, inexpensive and durable are what I am looking for*

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