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What have you broken on your bike recently?

SylentK

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Feb 25, 2004
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just checked, you‘d need a SW-EM800L + EW-AD305 adapter to connect to your EW-SD50 system
Yeah, thanks for that info! It really comes down to that motor controller. So switching it to the EM800L would make a left hand dropper lever (under the bar) possible.

The right side has AXS shifter. Nothing else will fit under the bar with that bad boy. It's just that big. But it is awesome!

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SylentK

Turbo Monkey
Feb 25, 2004
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coloRADo
WTF, does that thing have a backhoe attached?

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HAHA I know right?

The TwinLoc is pretty cool. And to be fair, Scott spec'd the bike and all it's handlebar gadgetry as good as they could at the time (I think it's a 2019?). The problem occurs when you want/need to change something (Or break something) that's when it goes all pear shaped. Then good luck with all the tiny ass torx screws and proprietary Scott parts.
 

toodles

ridiculously corgi proportioned
Aug 24, 2004
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Cog wheel on mrp g3 chain guide ...broke in half..so not much first time usually I tear the back of it off...
Man, that reminds me of how in the late 90s/early 00's every DH track was littered with little orange MRP wheels that would fall off their OG chain devices.
 
Feb 21, 2020
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I'm there with you (different choice of rims), but same for the rest. I've been trying inserts off and on for the last year or so, and am so fucking over warped casings and all the rest of the issues. The straw that broke the camel's back for me was putting inserts in a couple weeks ago for a trip to Northstar. When I took them out, I found this in both tires:
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Fresh Orange Seal Endurance in both tires when mounted. DH rear / DD front casings that were clean inside. I never get Stanimals like this without inserts.
Sounds like a job for Der Panzer!
 

Andeh

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Mar 3, 2020
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I broke 2 more spokes on the drive side of my rear wheel. That brings the count to at least 6 on this wheel, all on the same side. I was talking to my mechanic friend, and we both think it's because Fanatik laced it 3x/2x. We're going to relace it to 3x/3x because I'm not especially fat or shreddy. I shouldn't be able to break spokes that consistently.
 

StiHacka

Compensating for something
Jan 4, 2013
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I broke 2 more spokes on the drive side of my rear wheel. That brings the count to at least 6 on this wheel, all on the same side. I was talking to my mechanic friend, and we both think it's because Fanatik laced it 3x/2x. We're going to relace it to 3x/3x because I'm not especially fat or shreddy. I shouldn't be able to break spokes that consistently.
Where do the spokes break?
 

toodles

ridiculously corgi proportioned
Aug 24, 2004
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I broke 2 more spokes on the drive side of my rear wheel. That brings the count to at least 6 on this wheel, all on the same side. I was talking to my mechanic friend, and we both think it's because Fanatik laced it 3x/2x. We're going to relace it to 3x/3x because I'm not especially fat or shreddy. I shouldn't be able to break spokes that consistently.
I had a Hope wheel a few years ago that broke every counter-clockwise spoke on the left hand side at the J-bend. I replaced them as they broke and once they were all replaced it never happened again. I always wondered whether it was crappy original spokes, some issue with the lacing or a manufacturing issue with that hub. It was only the left hand side and only the one direction.
 

iRider

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Apr 5, 2008
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I had a Hope wheel a few years ago that broke every counter-clockwise spoke on the left hand side at the J-bend. I replaced them as they broke and once they were all replaced it never happened again. I always wondered whether it was crappy original spokes, some issue with the lacing or a manufacturing issue with that hub. It was only the left hand side and only the one direction.
My theory: the builder overtightened the spokes to center the wheel and released tension when it was realized. But the damage to the spokes was already done.
 

toodles

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Aug 24, 2004
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Brutal slow mo of UV affected bars dying *edit* aluminium bars. Still horrific

 
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kidwoo

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Aug 25, 2003
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Comments said they were renthal aluminiumium
Looks like it.

I've never even seen al bars break like this. At clamps, yes but not like that. That's a fucking disgrace, renthal.



I'm just really glad that sharp bit isn't what hit him in the chest.


I've probably seen more renthal carbon bars break than anything else current (not counting eastons 10+ years old), but those fuckin losers can't even make aluminum bars?
 
Looks like it.

I've never even seen al bars break like this. At clamps, yes but not like that. That's a fucking disgrace, renthal.



I'm just really glad that sharp bit isn't what hit him in the chest.


I've probably seen more renthal carbon bars break than anything else current (not counting eastons 10+ years old), but those fuckin losers can't even make aluminum bars?
Kind of interesting, because I always use aluminum bars and never think about their age or inspect them...
 

toodles

ridiculously corgi proportioned
Aug 24, 2004
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I rotate them out on my dh bike about every 2-3 years.
Yeah every couple years for alloy bars. Technically carbon bars should be more fatigue resistant than alloy ones, but I'd replace those sooner. Like immediately. And install alloy options.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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Looks like it.

I've never even seen al bars break like this. At clamps, yes but not like that. That's a fucking disgrace, renthal.



I'm just really glad that sharp bit isn't what hit him in the chest.


I've probably seen more renthal carbon bars break than anything else current (not counting eastons 10+ years old), but those fuckin losers can't even make aluminum bars?
See my broken Renthal stem from earlier in this thread that failed because of bad process planning, a worn out machine and bad quality control, that behavior is usually endemic in a company.
 
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HAB

Chelsea from Seattle
Apr 28, 2007
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God damn it, I like their aluminum bars, mostly because the 7/5 backsweep makes my wrists happy and they come in a lot of rise options. Now I'm skeered.
 

kidwoo

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God damn it, I like their aluminum bars, mostly because the 7/5 backsweep makes my wrists happy and they come in a lot of rise options. Now I'm skeered.
If this is what it took for you to realize renthal makes shit bike components, I'm worried about more than just your bars.
 

HAB

Chelsea from Seattle
Apr 28, 2007
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If this is what it took for you to realize renthal makes shit bike components, I'm worried about more than just your bars.
Their stems are bad. I'd hoped that a company that's as well known for making aluminum moto bars could figure out an MTB one.
 

kidwoo

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Their stems are bad. I'd hoped that a company that's as well known for making aluminum moto bars could figure out an MTB one.
You ever check out the wall thickness on moto bars?

You really can't fuck that up, even if you try. Even beautiful bubbly monarchy-driven casting voids couldn't demean that standard.

Although if anyone were to do it, it would be renthal.

Renthal is like the intense or ibis of the moto world. Pretty colors, fancy ideas, too much money, and a quick realization that pretty colors and marketing is where all their investment went.