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  • orangeboy
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    I like nice stuff I won’t appologise for recommending the rs8 Phil wood combo
    Far prefer that set up to the xx1 I’ve got

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    Junkyard – lazarus

    its like when folk tell me they can tell forks flex and maxles are stiffer.

    TBH I find it hard to see how you can’t feel it- with maxles etc I’m not that bothered, it doesn’t really change how I ride but the braking flex on 32s frinstance is pretty intrusive, you can see it never mind feel it (assuming you’re daft enough to look!)

    TuckerUK – Member

    See, I’m fairly positive that isn’t true (having seen a guy put a square taper axle in a vice and try to twist it).

    Try and twist it with what? You put a lot more force on cranks while riding than you can easily do in a vice.

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    Everyone has different experiences. For me, square taper was a pain to work on, creaked lots and felt flexy. Ht2 is much easier to work on, doesn’t creak and feels more solid. Now this may be due to the kit I was using or me being a bad mechanic but either way, I would not go back to square taper if you paid me.

    Junkyard
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    braking flex

    Perhaps I dont mince as much as you 😉

    I may one day try swapping forks to see if I can really feel it as I have never done back to back tests tbh – no that will never happen i dont care that much but i have one on hardtail and one on an orange so its not exactly an even test.

    TuckerUK
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    Try and twist it with what? You put a lot more force on cranks while riding than you can easily do in a vice.

    200lbs of body weight on the other crank. You can put any more force on the pedal than you weigh (well, apart from jumping on the pedal of course).

    coastkid
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    Square Taper Phil Wood BBs and Middleburn RS7s are a great set up.

    Middleburn stand by their claim that no one has bent a pair of RS7s, including trials riders :wink:.

    Phil Wood square taper BBs don`t need any quotes as everyone knows of their preformace 🙂

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