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  1. Rockbottom

    Tire recommendation

    Just replaced the tire recently (usually new tires every 1-2 seasons). Otherwise I just remove one side of the bead when I have a flat to put in a new tube. Resetting the tire on the rim has been a monumental task. Even with a heavy duty tire lever
  2. Rockbottom

    Tire recommendation

    What type of tire would you recommend that is easy to install/remove? I am not running tubeless. Just purchased a Maxis Aggressor tubeless ready/folding and the tire was near impossible to mount onto my rim. If you’re running tubes, are wired tires easier to remove/mount than folding tires?
  3. Rockbottom

    Sourlands Mountain Preserve Conditions

    Thoughts on tomorrow? Wondering if it will be dry enough to ride?
  4. Rockbottom

    Brake Rub

    Perfect! Thanks for providing the link!
  5. Rockbottom

    Brake Rub

    Think you may be right about the pistons getting stuck. When I removed the pads it seems the pistons on the right side were extended out slightly more than the left ones. I’ll have to research the best way to remove and clean pistons for magura. I’m a bit nervous on removing and cleaning them...
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    Brake Rub

    Finished a ride this past weekend and noticed there was excessive brake rub on the rotor with the front tire. So at home I go through the usual check list to see what the problem is: make sure the wheel is properly trued, check that the rotor is not bent, Re-align the brake caliper, loosen the...
  7. Rockbottom

    Sourlands Mountain Preserve Conditions

    Conditions were great this morning. A few soft spots on the lower level, close to the pond entrance but nothing major. Chunky monkey should be avoided. Still needs time to dry out.
  8. Rockbottom

    IS THERE ANY MTB RIDING IN STATEN ISLAND???

    I live in Staten Island. Been riding the trails there since I was young. I mostly ride central and Northern Jersey now. Chimney, Sourlands, Jungle, Ramapo. Still ride locally periodically though. If you’re looking for someone to ride with, let me know. My pace is fairly slow, but I enjoy the...
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    IS THERE ANY MTB RIDING IN STATEN ISLAND???

    Yea figured someone put it together quickly. I noticed it a few weeks ago walking the dog and was surprised to still see it up being it’s right in the heart of pouch camp. Had to give it a go. Nice little feature to practice drops on.
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    IS THERE ANY MTB RIDING IN STATEN ISLAND???

    Saw this interesting feature someone made after a quick ride this past weekend in High Rock. Located at the norther tip of lake orchbach.
  11. Rockbottom

    Sourlands Mountain Preserve Conditions

    Thanks, I was assuming that was the case. I’ve had no luck this season with Sourlands. Feel like it’s been wet and muddy since June
  12. Rockbottom

    Sourlands Mountain Preserve Conditions

    Anyone have recent updates on trail conditions?
  13. Rockbottom

    IS THERE ANY MTB RIDING IN STATEN ISLAND???

    For what Staten Island offers, the greenbelt (High Rock Park) offers the best trails for biking IMO. There are some fun singletrack there and you can get a moderate amount of elevation gain with all the rolling hills. That being said, riding there is technically prohibited. I rarely get...
  14. Rockbottom

    Chimney Rock Conditions

    Decided to stick with a road ride just to play it safe. With temps creeping up and no snow predicted, I’m optimistic about next weekend
  15. Rockbottom

    Chimney Rock Conditions

    Any recent updates on conditions? Would trails be rideable tomorrow?
  16. Rockbottom

    Crown Race for Tapered fork

    Thank you for the offer, unfortunately I live in Staten Island
  17. Rockbottom

    Crown Race for Tapered fork

    Re-examining the pic I’m seeing it’s not seated evenly
  18. Rockbottom

    Crown Race for Tapered fork

    So, wow. Huge pain in the neck to get the crown race off the original fork. Not easy at all with a tapered tube. Race is installed on new fork (pic below) and fork is ready to go on bike :)
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    Crown Race for Tapered fork

    Correct, that was lower bearing. I couldn’t get the crown race off the original fork, but I did order a removal tool (pic below) hopefully this works. To be continued....
  20. Rockbottom

    Crown Race for Tapered fork

    So the race is on the original fork. I purchased the bike directly from intense which came pre-built. I’m switching out the foundation fork that came with the bike with a new fox fork right out of the box. Headset was already installed on bike. I attached a pic of original fork with race on it...