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long travel wagon wheelers

July 2, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
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https://www.commencalcanada.com/PBSCCatalog.asp?ActionID=67174912&PBCATID=3550739

another 29er to throw into the mix , 130mm rear travel , 140/150mm up front depending on model.

July 2, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
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Commencal released the numbers! A bit slack in the ST...but the XL comes with a full 520mm....YASSSS! Good job frenchies! The Meta TR 29 just went to the top of my list...nice.

July 2, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
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Posted by: pedalhound

Commencal released the numbers! A bit slack in the ST...but the XL comes with a full 520mm....YASSSS! Good job frenchies! The Meta TR 29 just went to the top of my list...nice.

Yea they look decent. The ST confuses me , on the TR they show 74deg and for the AM they show 66deg.

July 2, 2018, 3:23 p.m.
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Posted by: DemonMike

Posted by: pedalhound

Commencal released the numbers! A bit slack in the ST...but the XL comes with a full 520mm....YASSSS! Good job frenchies! The Meta TR 29 just went to the top of my list...nice.

Yea they look decent. The ST confuses me , on the TR they show 74deg and for the AM they show 66deg.

That's effective and actual

July 4, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
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https://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-ride-marin-alpine-trail.html

Marin drops a decent looking 150mm wagon wheeler

July 6, 2018, 4:27 a.m.
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Posted by: DemonMike

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-ride-marin-alpine-trail.html

Marin drops a decent looking 150mm wagon wheeler

Article on the front page now too. https://nsmb.com/articles/maxing-value-2019-marin-alpine-trail-7/

I really like the look of that at that pricepoint.

July 6, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
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My new steed - 2018 Evolve Alpha 29er - 160mm/150mm DVO suspension, Eagle and shy of 30#.

July 7, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
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Anyone post the pivot firebird 29 yet?

http://reviews.mtbr.com/pivot-firebird-29-first-ride

It looks beastly. 162/170mm, 65 HTA, 480mm reach on a large.

I'm wondering if it's a little much even for a dude riding Seymour and fromme and Galbraith. Might be more of a cypress/bike park freeride machine than a trail bike.

Pretty sick though... I definitely would demo one although I bet that will be tough. Who has pivots in town? I'm only aware of kinetik and I suspect they won't have a demo...

Edit: looks like obsession is the dealer on the shore?


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July 7, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
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Posted by: Kenny

Anyone post the pivot firebird 29 yet?

http://reviews.mtbr.com/pivot-firebird-29-first-ride

It looks beastly. 162/170mm, 65 HTA, 480mm reach on a large.

I'm wondering if it's a little much even for a dude riding Seymour and fromme and Galbraith. Might be more of a cypress/bike park freeride machine than a trail bike.

Pretty sick though... I definitely would demo one although I bet that will be tough. Who has pivots in town? I'm only aware of kinetik and I suspect they won't have a demo...

Edit: looks like obsession is the dealer on the shore?

it does look beastly, and pretty dam cool. i don't normally like the Pivot aesthetic at all. from the bike release propaganda they say it's not at all a park bike or sled, rather a bike that doesn't penalize you when riding mellower trails. i do think the arms race of mtn bikes is getting so that they are coming close to living up to their statements. i'd love to try one and i imagine the local dealer will have them soon. in the little ol' Comox Valley the bike shops could put Vangroovy to shame with the bling they carry, it's incredible.

July 8, 2018, 2:22 p.m.
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Yeah a lot of pivot bikes look like the frames got melted in the sun. The Phoenix 29 with the straight tubes looks awesome. 

Biggest downside is the 157mm rear hub and cranks and no frame only option. I am better at achieving n+1's when I can buy a frame when my wife is in a good mood and then piece it together. It's is hard to get 7k approved in a single shot... Lol

July 8, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
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I hear you. I seem to be the minister of labour while my wife is the minister of finance.

July 8, 2018, 7:05 p.m.
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https://enduro-mtb.com/en/lapierre-spicy-zesty-am/

this is one sexy looking machine IMO .

July 9, 2018, 12:40 a.m.
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Posted by: nouseforaname

Posted by: tungsten

Looks like they got their 74.5 from centre bb to centre st clamp. Not good for tall dudes, maybe good for midgets.

Ugly bike, ugly numbers.

Devinci must’ve spent all their time and money building a time machine. They went back to 2010 for those two numbers.

July 9, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

Posted by: nouseforaname

Posted by: tungsten

Looks like they got their 74.5 from centre bb to centre st clamp. Not good for tall dudes, maybe good for midgets.

Ugly bike, ugly numbers.

Devinci must’ve spent all their time and money building a time machine. They went back to 2010 for those two numbers.

The guys at Evil are like, welcome to the club.

July 9, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
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Devinci dun goofed on that one for sure, numbers, short stroke shock etc.

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