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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:59 pm 
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Well, partly true. The chain stay padding and lever grip tape tricks are pretty common. The only one that I find new and interesting is Minaar’s mixed pads idea. They would probably wear really unevenly though, would need to keep an eye on that.

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The amount of benefit derived from some of these 'tricks' are akin to mice-nuts, i.e., pretty small. Grip taped brake levers? I cannot think of a time when my finger slipped off a lever. Although I've had plenty of bushes inadvertently apply my brakes for me. Maybe some brake lever guards!

Gotta say; if I weren't so zen, the dual resin pad thing would probably just piss me off... :evil: :lol:

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Not quite custom, but I used to run road cassettes and road derailler on my DH bike back in the day, especially during Whistler season. The mountain deraillers didn't seem to hold up whereas the Shimano 105 was all metal and had a really stiff spring, so it lasted way longer. Road cassette played well with the road D and had better gearing as long as there was no climbing.


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