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KC Gaudet

KC Gaudet

I hang in Utah.

KC's Passions

Alpine Touring
Mountain Biking
Road Cycling
Alpine Skiing

KC's Bio

I am a skier by passion and a bike geek by trade.

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KC Gaudet

KC Gaudet wrote an answer about on April 5, 2011

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.

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KC Gaudet

KC Gaudet wrote an answer about on March 24, 2011

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.

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KC Gaudet

KC Gaudet wrote an answer about on March 18, 2011

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
Good luck!

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KC Gaudet

KC Gaudet wrote an answer about on February 5, 2011

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.

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KC Gaudet

KC Gaudet wrote an answer about on February 5, 2011

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?

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KC Gaudet

KC Gaudet wrote an answer about on February 5, 2011

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

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KC Gaudet

KC Gaudet wrote an answer about on February 3, 2011

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.

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