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Dreaming of an aggressive 29er for the North Shore and PNW

Dec. 4, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
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how do you even get down the hill with that bike!?

Dec. 4, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
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Eww setback seatpost with seat slid all the way back? Frame too small?

Dec. 5, 2016, 8:33 a.m.
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Eww setback seatpost with seat slid all the way back? Frame too small?

Frame is just fine, thanks.


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Dec. 14, 2016, 10:12 p.m.
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Frame is just fine, thanks.

I used to ride bikes that were too small for me too. I loved those wee mediums. Then I started doing yoga and my posture got better and I am now unquestionably a large. Sometimes XL.

I remember when there were quick release layback posts but I have no idea why there was such a thing. When was the last time anyone said "I wish my seat angle was slacker!"

Dec. 15, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
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….When was the last time anyone said "I wish my seat angle was slacker!"

I agree - I wish I could find a forward offset adapter for my rockshox reverb for seated climbing.

Dec. 15, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
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Joined: March 2, 2011

I agree - I wish I could find a forward offset adapter for my rockshox reverb for seated climbing.

9point8 dropper posts have this option.

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Dec. 15, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
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9point8 dropper posts have this option.

Ooh. Reason to switch right there.

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

Dec. 15, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
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9point8 dropper posts have this option.

Don't these only fit a very specific type of frame (like one specific brand)… or did I misinterpret something I read online about these things?

Dec. 15, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
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you're talking about eightpins post.

http://www.eightpins.at/en/index-en/

9point8 is just like any other dropper (but better)

https://www.9point8.ca/

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Dec. 15, 2016, 8:58 p.m.
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I must be missing something. Not seeing how 9point8 is more inline than the FOX Transfer?

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Dec. 15, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
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is 9point8 that good? is the technology superior? just asking, i don't know, but it seems to command some premium, but as i'm not an engineer i don't know what makes them so much better than say, Reverb or KS Lev which has been flawless in 4 straight yrs for me. 9point8 is Cdn, big plus for me, Ontarian, minus half a point…

Dec. 15, 2016, 10:16 p.m.
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I must be missing something. Not seeing how 9point8 is more inline than the FOX Transfer?

Oops, you're right. I they have a rearward offset, but not forward. wonder if you could run it backwards and get a forward offset.

https://www.9point8.ca/index.php?route=information/information[HTML_REMOVED]information_id=38

is 9point8 that good? is the technology superior? just asking, i don't know, but it seems to command some premium, but as i'm not an engineer i don't know what makes them so much better than say, Reverb or KS Lev which has been flawless in 4 straight yrs for me. 9point8 is Cdn, big plus for me, Ontarian, minus half a point…

It uses an expanding cylinder as the brake, so in theory it should be more reliable. Comes in 175 or 200mm. Weight is competitive. The head is pretty trick: you can adjust seat angle with out loosening the seat rails.

https://www.9point8.ca/index.php?route=information/information[HTML_REMOVED]information_id=36
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/9point8-fall-line-dropper-post-review-2015.html


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Dec. 15, 2016, 10:34 p.m.
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ha. totally trick! want one in 170!

Dec. 15, 2016, 11:18 p.m.
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Oops, you're right. I they have a rearward offset, but not forward. wonder if you could run it backwards and get a forward offset.

If you ran it forward, it might start to bind or put uneven stress on the seals as the force is applied at more of an angle instead of along the post. I'll probably end up trying it on my next bike anyway since most medium frames now have the same reach as a large used to :(

Dec. 16, 2016, 7:52 a.m.
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is 9point8 that good? is the technology superior? just asking, i don't know, but it seems to command some premium, but as i'm not an engineer i don't know what makes them so much better than say, Reverb or KS Lev which has been flawless in 4 straight yrs for me. 9point8 is Cdn, big plus for me, Ontarian, minus half a point…

Raceface licensed the 9.8 technology for their line of droppers.

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