I hang in Utah.
About 5mm. The numbers refer to the measurement of the crank arm, from the center of the bottom bracket hole to the center of the pedal hole.
They do offer it fully loaded with sweet Lezyne tools, but not for $30. This one you'll need to fill with tools yourself.
A vid from the Conti Tire press launch. You may have to FF though a couple parts, but it did make me want to ride my bike.
This is NOT the tubeless version. The tubeless versions from Conti are usually noted with a "UST" and often represented separately with the notation in the title of the tire. A quick search shows the tire you're asking about is not currently in stock. FYI - The Mountain King 2 is out and may be worth checking out.
Nope. These rotors are sold individually so you can mix and match your sizes for maximum braking pleasure.
Yep, a removable one.
What do you mean "a lot of jumping"?
If you were buying this to install on your dirt jumper, I would have to advise you otherwise. If you're adding this to you xc shredding 29'r and just want to make sure it will hold up to nasty air you catch along the way, I would say go for it. But you may want to search for a fork option with a 15mm qr or a 20mm axle to add a little more beef.
Pairs. Definitely pairs.
I'm pretty sure the Hellcat and Minnaar are only offered down to a size 6. Sometimes the fringe sizes with new models will get produced last, that may be the case with the Hellcat.
For the Minnaar, as of this post, HuckNRoll has the full gamut of sizes available, starting at 6.
For smaller SPD compatible shoes, you may need to look to the Vans Warner. http://www.hucknroll.com/vans-warner-spd-mountain-bike-shoe-mens
HuckNRoll has that down to a 4.0. The new Shimano SH-AM45 looks pretty sweet too, and it is offered in some smaller sizes. http://www.hucknroll.com/shimano-sh-am45-shoe-mens
I don't think this includes a spring in the first place.
No glue, it's designed like one of those snap bracelets that I had when I was a wee tyke. It has a metal insert that holds it in the rolled position.
It changes with the wear of the rubber washers.
I find a little spit facilitates the process a bit. It allows for a better seal and it's easier to remove by pulling straight off, rather than the sometimes needed wiggle that expels air with each move.
There is definitely a front/rear wheel combo that will work for your 26" wheeled bike.
If you want the wheels to swap right over, first check and see if you need the Centerlock version to accommodate your current brakes, usually Shimano. Otherwise the pretty standard 6 bolt version will work just fine.
Then you'll need to choose between 20mm axle version or the 9/15mm QR version depending on the for you're using. Chances are you will need the 9/15mm front wheel.
Feel free to post some pictures if your concerned with these educated guesses. It will be easy to tell with a couple pics of the bike.
Maybe if you're really patient your wish will come true, but...these are pretty dang new, pretty dang popular, and just pretty dang. I wouldn't expect to see these anywhere near our one-deal brethren this year. But what do I know?
All signs point to yes, as long as you go for the 1 1/8" steerer tube version.
You'll also need a 20mm axle compatible front wheel for this fork. Make sure you either
a) already have a 20mm compatible hub/wheel
2) get the wheel you need before you plan on using the fork on your Heckler
Negative. That combo is a no go.
Some 9mm QR hubs do convert over to be 20mm compatible, but the XTs are not among them.
Yep. It will work on presta or shraeder valve on your road bike, mountain bike, or unicycle.
I am 5'7" and am always asking myself the same question as I sit right between a small and a medium. I am pretty certain that moving forward I will be sizing down. I like the more upright and neutral position as I like bikes to be a bit more playful with less horsepower. I can see if I was an endurance athlete appreciating the longer top tube, but that ain't my jam.
Body proportions, riding style, and overall cycling fitness play a role in the way you want your bike to fit. And the lengths and angles between bikes vary, so every once in a while I find myself on a small that makes me wish for a set back seat post, but not very often.
To sum it up, I support your notion to size down. The bits and pieces can always change, but the frame is fairly permanent.