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Old 05-26-2018, 09:59 PM   #7726
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I don't DH or anything, just simple trail riding and some single track stuff.

From my research online, it seems that most if not all medium frame bikes come with 29ers? Would that be correct in your experiences?
I own a 29 hardtail for most of my local rides, a 27.5 full suspension mainly for bike park days, and also a 26 hardtail for kid hauling.

IMO the 29 is the ticket for an efficient trail bike. With modern geometry sorted over the past year or two, 29's don't suffer the same issues they did previously. Because of the larger wheel size, the bikes gearing (or your expectations) do need to be adjusted. At your height you should have no problems fitting a medium or even a med-lrg in most makes.

The 27.5 bike is more 'fun' and engaging, because it isn't as fast or efficient as the same bike with 29s.

Test ride a few and see what you prefer for the type of riding you'll be doing. You won't make a wrong choice with either wheel size.
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I own a 29 hardtail for most of my local rides, a 27.5 full suspension mainly for bike park days, and also a 26 hardtail for kid hauling.

IMO the 29 is the ticket for an efficient trail bike. With modern geometry sorted over the past year or two, 29's don't suffer the same issues they did previously. Because of the larger wheel size, the bikes gearing (or your expectations) do need to be adjusted. At your height you should have no problems fitting a medium or even a med-lrg in most makes.

The 27.5 bike is more 'fun' and engaging, because it isn't as fast or efficient as the same bike with 29s.

Test ride a few and see what you prefer for the type of riding you'll be doing. You won't make a wrong choice with either wheel size.
Thanks for the tips.

Do you or anyone else know of a good place to buy lower seals for a rock shox recon? Online is sort of hit and miss. I don't mind overhauling the lowers myself as it seems pretty simple. Just not sure where to buy the parts.
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Shouldn't be too hard to source. I believe the Recon share the same dust seal/wiper and foam ring kits as other 32mm stanchion forks like the old Revelation, old Pike, Reba, Sektor, Tora, newer SID. If in doubt a local shop should be happyly to order the kit in for you to DIY, probably $20-30?

https://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=...recon+seal+kit

Get the SKF seals if you want really smooth performance
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Shouldn't be too hard to source. I believe the Recon share the same dust seal/wiper and foam ring kits as other 32mm stanchion forks like the old Revelation, old Pike, Reba, Sektor, Tora, newer SID. If in doubt a local shop should be happyly to order the kit in for you to DIY, probably $20-30?

https://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=...recon+seal+kit

Get the SKF seals if you want really smooth performance
Thanks for the input. I was looking for a local/Canadian retailer (but would have ultimately ordered off eBay if I couldn't find local/Canadian vendor).

Based on your info, I called around to see if anyone serviced lowers and/or sold parts. Everyone seems to either not touch forks or send it out for servicing to Fluid Function or SuspensionWerx depending on brand (as per Jubilee Cycles). The other strong recommendation was to visit Dunbar Cycles for their suspension Guru. Unfortunately when I went there they were closed because their computer system was down.

Long story short, Aziz, their guru, advised they well the parts for $30 or will service the lowers for $90.

I'm probably going to attempt it myself as it's relatively easy and grab the parts from Dunbar. I just typed the above for an FYI in case anyone has the same question in the future.
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Any recommendation on a cheap pannier? Basically need something to carry so clothes, lunch box for commute any maybe some minor grocery shopping.
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Anyone have experience shipping a bike via airplane in a cardboard box(a box a brand new bike came in)?

From my research online via Air Canada, it needs to meet the linear length requirement. And its an extra $50 one way cost on any costs associated with checked luggage.

I've also read online it might be better to use a tv box so they treat it as fragile luggage, but I think the tv box are thinner.

Am I allowed to put anything else in the box? Like fill it with other things such as sporting equipment?

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Any recommendation on a cheap pannier? Basically need something to carry so clothes, lunch box for commute any maybe some minor grocery shopping.
What do you consider cheap? Do you need waterproof? What size? Do you need to carry a suit? I would suggest going to MEC (or their Gear Swap) or Bike Doctor to have a look. Or if you do need to carry a suit, there's this. https://www.twowheelgear.com/
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