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Dec. 11, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 5, 2012

http://enduro-mtb.com/en/first-ride-review-raaw-madonna/

this is very interesting , spendy but who cares LOL .

Dec. 11, 2017, 9 p.m.
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Joined: March 18, 2017

Orbea is probably the nicest production bike.  Nukeproof factory is one is the best values. 

You seem to be a little bit all over the map with regards to travel with that list. Surprised there was no Slash, Enduro, Pole Machine, Nicolai Saturn-11, G-13, G-15 or my personal favourite; MOJO Edition G16.

Dec. 12, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Orbea is probably the nicest production bike.  Nukeproof factory is one is the best values. 

You seem to be a little bit all over the map with regards to travel with that list. Surprised there was no Slash, Enduro, Pole Machine, Nicolai Saturn-11, G-13, G-15 or my personal favourite; MOJO Edition G16.

You talking to me or OP?

Yeah, I kinda let the list go this year...so there are a lot of bikes missing.

Dec. 12, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
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$4352.58 Cdn.


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Dec. 13, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Orbea is probably the nicest production bike.  Nukeproof factory is one is the best values. 

You seem to be a little bit all over the map with regards to travel with that list. Surprised there was no Slash, Enduro, Pole Machine, Nicolai Saturn-11, G-13, G-15 or my personal favourite; MOJO Edition G16.

Yeah wow, the prices are best value. I have never seen one in the wild so haven't heard any feedback first hand. The YT bikes are great for direct to consumer, have a buddy who loves his. His whole fleet is YT.

Dec. 13, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
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Posted by: bux-bux

Yeah wow, the prices are best value. I have never seen one in the wild so haven't heard any feedback first hand. The YT bikes are great for direct to consumer, have a buddy who loves his. His whole fleet is YT.

MTBR 29er sub has some info in it

Feb. 3, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 14, 2016

I know it's not really LT, but anyone riding a Smuggler on the shore?

Feb. 3, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 5, 2012

Posted by: bmak

I know it's not really LT, but anyone riding a Smuggler on the shore?

I would like to try the newest version , and see how it compares to my Django. The Sentinel interests me as well just unsure of how 64deg HT will work for longer climbs

And back on the LT subject , the new Kona Process 153 29er is getting very positive reviews from those buying them , and it can be had as a frame set .


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Feb. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
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i'm surprised there isn't more Range 29ers around, or talk of them. the high spec version from 2017 is on fire sale on the Norco website. still big bucks but the same bike/build would be 10+ from any of the bling brands. super cool looking bike and colours on that model.

Feb. 4, 2018, 11:14 a.m.
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Posted by: DemonMike

The Sentinel interests me as well just unsure of how 64deg HT will work for longer climbs

Slack HTAs work fine on climbs.  The G16 is sub-63˚ and works fine even with its current 51mm offset fork

Feb. 4, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
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Posted by: JBV

i'm surprised there isn't more Range 29ers around, or talk of them. the high spec version from 2017 is on fire sale on the Norco website. still big bucks but the same bike/build would be 10+ from any of the bling brands. super cool looking bike and colours on that model.

I think their price point was too high for the serious buyer.

Feb. 4, 2018, 9:02 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 14, 2016

Anyone ridden the new Instinct?

Feb. 5, 2018, 12:22 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 17, 2003

Just did a couple of hours on a Trek Fuel EX 29 on Seymour yesterday and it was pretty great. 140mm fork, 130mm rear 67deg HA. Pretty mind blowing, coming from a 2016 Norco Range 27.5. Strava shit the bed but it felt fast(er) on the mellower trails that I rode (Pingu/Severed/ JD) and obviously on the climbs. Those are the trails I know best on the Shore so I wanted to be fair. I'd been all gung ho for a Slash but now i'm less sure. 

The bike had was a 27plus bike with 29r (carbon) wheels so had 10mm more fork up front than stock 29r and the wheels are 1/2Lb lighter than stock. I'd definitely rock it if I had to.

Feb. 6, 2018, 7:03 p.m.
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http://www.starlingcycles.com/murmur-29/

this looks killer

Feb. 7, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
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Posted by: DemonMike

http://www.starlingcycles.com/murmur-29/

this looks killer

The want is super high for one of those, the only thing holding it back is lack of in the triangle water bottle.

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