- Marin Pine Mountain recall…what. the. flip
Thanks for checking, yes that’s annoying. I’ve heard the forks flex a lot under breaking so I wouldn’t want to chance it. I had a look on the exotic website last night and there are also those full carbon forks based on the kinesis IX, they’re nearly £200 though so not worth it for this build imo. Shame on-one don’t do those 29er race forks anymore I think they may have worked.
Think I will get the replacement forks and try and sell the bike then buy a stache 🙂Posted 11 months agoholburnMember
Hey. How are people getting on with the clearance between spokes and brake caliper?? I’ve just fitted my 2nd set of the “new” forks and I’m still not too happy with it. Marin suggested fitting a bigger rotor (so a 203mm on a steel rigid!!?) And Paligap (UK supplier) say they have had no other reports of this issue….. 1st set of new forks resulted in spokes hitting the caliper when riding. Anyone else noticed the same issue?Posted 10 months agoholburnMember
Bought it from the last bike shop i worked in. Currently workshop manager at the bike shop i work in now. Were you swapping out forks on both 2016 and 2017 models? This 3rd set seem slightly better… been running 29″ wheels until i sorted this so haven’t had the 650+ wheel back in yet. Removed brake adaptor with caliper attached and refitted to new forks and i was maybe able to move caliper over by 1mm or so, might be enough but not so sure. Ideally, I’d source a rim where spoke holes are in centre of rim to try improve clearance but can’t afford that right nowPosted 10 months ago
So, I’ve ridden the bike…twice. Which isn’t a lot. However I’ve just entered the Thetford winter series so I’m going to use this rather than the Mondraker. Anyone know if I’ll be able to squeeze a set of 29er wheels in it? I’m mighty tempted by the carbon crossmax’s at Evans at the moment – they so pretty!
EDIT: Ignore me – I’ve just noticed two posts up that someone is already running theirs with 29ers in. I are duncePosted 6 months ago
GavinT – it was indeed. I’m just not using it and I’ve bought something else so I need to get shot. Didn’t sell in the end so looks like I’m keeping it!
Front end isn’t standard – its 110QR which is a bit of an oddity. Obviously you could convert a hope boosted front hub to QR but other than the OEM front wheel there isn’t a lot about.Posted 5 months ago
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