The stupid questions thread.

ozzybmx

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This is my ethos.
My 140’s can do everything the 160’s does...just not quite as well.
The 160’s can do everything the 140’s do....just not quite as well.

If I had a tweener 150...say a new Tranny Scout....I would probably have both the best and worst of both worlds...
IMO that's why they have to be different beasts. Several times I have bought a bike to complete the set and the other bike it was meant to compliment got abandoned and sold.

I don't want to compromise tyre choice on the Highlander because I have to ride up and down trails with others on XC bikes.

The HT does about the same job as the Highlander, maybe a little faster climbing due to no rear suspension but its still 14-15kg and 150mm front with about a 65°HA.
 

moorey

I choo choo chose 29
IMO that's why they have to be different beasts. Several times I have bought a bike to complete the set and the other bike it was meant to compliment got abandoned and sold.

I don't want to compromise tyre choice on the Highlander because I have to ride up and down trails with others on XC bikes.

The HT does about the same job as the Highlander, maybe a little faster climbing due to no rear suspension but its still 14-15kg and 150mm front with about a 65°HA.
I don’t do HT’s any more.
More often than not, I do complete wheel swaps. My shed looks like Homer Simpson’s wardrobe unless you look closer at the tyres.
Tranny has daily wheelset with basic EXO TR minions for around Ballarat, wheelset with mish Wild Enduro’s for gravity and racing days, and a wheelset with DH casing minions for DH racing (no DH bike now).
Spitty is set up for same wheels/rotors etc and can bang any of those on to replace it’s wheels.
They all have cassettes and rotors ready to rock, it’s a 30 second swap. Fuck swapping out tyres, peasants.
 

Dales Cannon

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This is my ethos.
My 140’s can do everything the 160’s does...just not quite as well.
The 160’s can do everything the 140’s do....just not quite as well.

If I had a tweener 150...say a new Tranny Scout....I would probably have both the best and worst of both worlds...
Based on the videos @Minlak has a 6" tranny would be rare.
 
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moorey

I choo choo chose 29
Yes, had my bikes all set up that way, then I got a boost bike... Losing a wheelset to corrosion didn't help either.
This is my biggest holdout....Felix is the only booster here....aside from the ebike, but fuck that....
He’s got daily wheels and race wheels....though he likes riding the more expensive race tyres 24/7, seeing as he’s not paying for them.
Corrosion? What happened? (Don’t say they corroded)
 

Fred Nurk

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This is my biggest holdout....Felix is the only booster here....aside from the ebike, but fuck that....
He’s got daily wheels and race wheels....though he likes riding the more expensive race tyres 24/7, seeing as he’s not paying for them.
Corrosion? What happened? (Don’t say they corroded)
Probably not such an issue going boost, as all the bikes before that were 26", so in theory there's some compatibility to be had from any new bikes now on.
As for the corrosion, I'm not sure, was about an 8 year old wheelset, with signficant corrosion around the valve stem on both front and rear wheels. They'd been fine running tubeless for a few years, and held up well against ongoing commuter use, prior to that.
 

moorey

I choo choo chose 29
I’ve still got numerous 26” bikes...mainly oranges...but obviously not boost.
Everything runs hopes, so even though there’s 3 different rear axle configurations, and 3 fork axle configurations, they all use the same wheels, just with a 30 second axle swap. I’m all about simplicity (aka lazy)
 

HamboCairns

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I went out on it yesterday, got a sprinkling of rain leaving roots and rocks with a wet covering, came down a trail in Belair NP called "Bullshit cliff" its as rocky and rooty as f%#k, wasn't trying to go hard, just enough to make me smile... that bike is the smoothest bike I have ever ridden and I will probably still be messing with the suspension settings in 6 months time as its like that with basic settings.

It tracked over those 45° roots as if they weren't even there and the rocks just disappeared. That was with me not able to drop the 180mm dropper all the way down and not able to pedal standing up (knee op recovery), its awesome.
I wonder about bikes that make hard tracks feel like they're not there, genuine question as I've never owned a full squish but is there still a level of jeopardy in tackling this terrain in a long travel bike that smooths most stuff out?
 

HamboCairns

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I’ve still got numerous 26” bikes...mainly oranges...but obviously not boost.
Everything runs hopes, so even though there’s 3 different rear axle configurations, and 3 fork axle configurations, they all use the same wheels, just with a 30 second axle swap. I’m all about simplicity (aka lazy)
Sticking to one brand of brakes/drivetrain for my children's new bikes is a must having listened to the amount of maintenance you all get through!
 

Litenbror

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This is my ethos.
My 140’s can do everything the 160’s does...just not quite as well.
The 160’s can do everything the 140’s do....just not quite as well.

If I had a tweener 150...say a new Tranny Scout....I would probably have both the best and worst of both worlds...
Sounds like someone is talking themselves into something...
 
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