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I Went Full-Lizard

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by Jm_, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    I was never happy with the RF bar I was running, as I noticed too late that it was 725mm and way too skinny, but I ran it for a couple seasons anyway. The stem was a PITA ritchey, super light, but the tiny T20 bolts went in backwards on the bottom side, and the 260° wrap made it all but impossible to remove a bar without scratching the hell out of it, like when I travel. I have a Ritchey 220° WCS trail and it does not suffer from these issues. So replacing both of these, I figured what the hell, bypass the normal $$$ envy stem and just go Full-Lizard. This only saves about 7g, but this is the AM version, it's 780mm and shorter than my previous stem. Will be doing some testing tomorrow on a training ride.
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Who makes that again?
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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  4. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    well, Scott, basically. It says Syncros, but Scott bought them out a few years back. They make a much lighter version, but I realize I ride pretty hard and this is a pretty critical component, plus I wanted wider. Now, I did start out with one of those funky wrap-around scott bars like 25 years ago...so full circle?
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    There were very few fails like the Scott Uni-Crown fork fail...
    Now whenever I see your posts I’ll think of BKXC
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    That fucker's ugly as hell.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Naw, it's aero, probably designed by Boeing.
     
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    You're just a wannabe without a $2700 carbon linkage fork. Apparently the Message hasn't reached Alaska yet.
     
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    Will certainly be stable
     
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    6thElement Schrodinger's Immigrant

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    As long as he doesn't need to pull up going off any drops.
     
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    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    So you never run bar mounted lights then?

    Hopefully they didn't fit an angle of attack sensor to it.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    It will automatically apply the rear brake to prevent it from looping out.
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    but will it keep you in control at all times?
     
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    canadmos Cake Tease

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    You sir have a bag fetish.

    Do you have an RSD fat bike?
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    That’s not a bag, it’s a motor.
    Do try and keep up.
     
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    no that's just crazy BB spacers for a 200mm wide hub.
     
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    RSD is a common bmx term to differentiate bikes that are right side drive from left side drive.
     
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    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    Well, you gotta put it in context, I was running a Next SL bar, something crazy light at 185gm, but it was way too skinny. The stem was also crazy light, but a little too long and I hated the T20 (yes, T20) bolts it used. Because of the design, every time I removed the bar for transport I scratched the hell out of it.

    I spent a long time though considering the reach and width, and I'm glad I did, I think I made the right choice. Only saved 8gm from those stupid-light parts, but gained a ton more strength. Hell, this is a bargain compared to a $280 Envy stem :D
     
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    your didn't need new bars, you needed some more air in your front tire...
     
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    Dude, that is a new hot setup for running off-camber. Please try to keep up. :D
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    :stupid:

    I've heard of running low PSI for performance... but I think that may be a bit too low.