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Old 12-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #26401
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Gotta love the innerwebs. Saw an ad for an NOS Sun Mistral/105 wheel on another forum. Since the ex- taco-ed one of mine for me, I've been wanting another wheel. Traded the guy a pair of SPD pedals for it.

Came in the mail today. Yup. Brand spankin new. Never been ridden. Can't wait to tear it apart! I'm gonna put the lighter rim I have now on there. The heavier rim on the new wheel is going to make a new rear wheel so it'll hold up better.

I think I know *just* the wheel... Its at the shop my buddy works at. Ultegra... Looks like poo, bearings are smooooooth.

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:58 PM   #26402
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'One man's meat is another man's poison,' as the saying goes.

This is the kind of riding I love: fast and flowing with lots of elevation changes, but not the kind that leave you exhausted.

Looks like a great place to ride and real fun. And I agree with you...whether its twisty roads for the street bike, or trails for the dirtbike or mountain bike, I like fast and flowing too.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #26403
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'One man's meat is another man's poison,' as the saying goes.

This is the kind of riding I love: fast and flowing with lots of elevation changes, but not the kind that leave you exhausted.
+1

I *love* rolling hills on the recumbent. It's fun to haul ass up and down!
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #26404
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I *love* rolling hills on the recumbent. It's fun to haul ass up and down!
yeah... but that mtn bike video, it all looked pretty darn flat to me. little bumps in the terrain aren't rolling hills.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:19 AM   #26405
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yeah... but that mtn bike video, it all looked pretty darn flat to me. little bumps in the terrain aren't rolling hills.
Some of those 'little hills' can be steep little SOBs. Least round here.

While its not the Demonstration Forest, its fun in its own way.

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Old 12-12-2012, 06:03 AM   #26406
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yeah... but that mtn bike video, it all looked pretty darn flat to me. little bumps in the terrain aren't rolling hills.
The camera is attached to your body (or some part of the bike) and doesn't move independently, so the terrain will appear flat regardless of whether you're going uphill or downhill.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:32 AM   #26407
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Looks like a great place to ride and real fun. And I agree with you...whether its twisty roads for the street bike, or trails for the dirtbike or mountain bike, I like fast and flowing too.
My tastes have changed a bit since I started riding. Several months ago, I would have said that tight, technical trails covered with roots and rocks were my favorites. Being able to negotiate challenging terrain like that made me feel invincible. But since then, I've gotten stronger and my endurance has increased, which enables me to ride some of the really fast trails at sustained high speeds. It's on those type of trails that my 29er XC bike really feels like it's in it's element.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:41 AM   #26408
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I *love* rolling hills on the recumbent. It's fun to haul ass up and down!
I was just thinking the other day that I need to drag my trike out from under the house and do a few laps around a local park. Hmm, recumbent trike crits....
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:09 AM   #26409
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Question Sram xx1

Several of my riding buddies are trying to convince me I need one of these for my 29er. I'll admit it looks cool and all, but what would be the practical benefit to me? The entire system reportedly retails for $1,500, which is hardly pocket money.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/sram-xx...peed-2013.html

I can see some sense in buying it if I were building a 29er from scratch, but I've already got a perfectly good set of gears, cranks, chain, derailleur, etc. Why replace all that hardware?
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:28 AM   #26410
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Several of my riding buddies are trying to convince me I need one of these for my 29er. I'll admit it looks cool and all, but what would be the practical benefit to me? The entire system reportedly retails for $1,500, which is hardly pocket money.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/sram-xx...peed-2013.html

I can see some sense in buying it if I were building a 29er from scratch, but I've already got a perfectly good set of gears, cranks, chain, derailleur, etc. Why replace all that hardware?
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. This would be like your riding bud insisting you replace all the farkles on your moto with Touratrinket stuff.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:28 AM   #26411
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Speaking of flowy trails...
http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/membe...mpaign=fb_like
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:30 AM   #26412
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Several of my riding buddies are trying to convince me I need one of these for my 29er. I'll admit it looks cool and all, but what would be the practical benefit to me? The entire system reportedly retails for $1,500, which is hardly pocket money.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/sram-xx...peed-2013.html

I can see some sense in buying it if I were building a 29er from scratch, but I've already got a perfectly good set of gears, cranks, chain, derailleur, etc. Why replace all that hardware?
I mean really! How can you expect to win all those strava races with only 9-10 gears in the back? ALL that extra weight?! Geez, just think how much faster you'd go if you didn't have to worry about all those extra grams, all that extra time spent shifting the front and shit.

Yup. You definitely NEED XX1. You ain't shit if you ain't going to 11!

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:38 AM   #26413
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. This would be like your riding bud insisting you replace all the farkles on your moto with Touratrinket stuff.
Well, I would consider it if it resulted in a very noticeable performance increase (it had better, for $1,500!), but I've seen nothing to suggest that it will.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:40 AM   #26414
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I mean really! How can you expect to win all those strava races with only 9-10 gears in the back?
Truth is, that was my ONLY reason for wanting it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:50 AM   #26415
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Truth is, that was my ONLY reason for wanting it.
There's an interesting article on Strava in the January, 2013 edition of Outdoor Yuppie Lifestyle (Outside) magazine.
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