My saddle has ti rails. I'm setting it up for more of a trail bike with the excellent XR-1 2.2 Team tires I demoed it with.Bontrager 29-1x2.0 tires, Ashima air rotors, my SLR saddle says 170g on it
I put 32t Blackspire on, still using 2x. First race of the season had a challenging climb for my area. Not sure at this point if I need granny anywhere else. I ran 1x last year w/ 32t front and 11-32 casette.Any of you drop the front derailleur yet? Went with RF 30t NW and have been happy. Works for the trails I ride. Have Conti X-king 2.2 tires. Have ridden Bont XR1s in the past. Toss up which I like better. Looking at getting the XXX wheel set.
Did you have to modify crank/ space chainring to make 30 fit? Like in this Wolfstooth bulletin?RF NW on stock XT cranks. Seems to work well. Dropped just under a pound getting rid of the FD/Shifter/Cable. Still not sure what to make of wheels. I think 350 hubs are ok though engagement does seem a little slow on quick technical climbs. Overall happy.
Yes, 2012 AL ELite. Ride difference huge, handles like 26" bike compared to AL, fork way better (used to think fox was good till i rode 9.8), but admittedly, i discovered the pump gauge i was using was reading 5psi low at the end of last CX season. I thought i was running 25/22psi, but in reality was running 29/27 with bonty team 29-1's. Now at 24/22.I want a 9.8 so bad. New XR0 is currently being used by TFR. I've had good success with the XR2 2.2 so far this season. Mine came in at 605g a piece. Scott you were on a 12' superfly AL before right? That's what I have, how is the ride difference?
Gallery: Cairns MTB World Cup cross-country pits - gallery Review - BikeRadar here's the tire. Some cool TFR tech in the gallery.
I'm hoping that they beefed up the sidewalls so maybe it will be usable, the old XR0 you could almost push your nail through it. The XR2 I have is TLR, I'd love to run the XR1 but can't deal with the near 700g.No offense, but ... a 29-0 with even less thread...good for one race?
Found this review -NOW I see what you are talking about as far as 30-32t working with that crank, when I looked at second pic