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Dec. 23, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
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Don’t let the Pinkbike review deter you from a Spartan 29. I ride an aluminum one that I built up from a frame and find it to be incredible. My last two bikes were a Rocky Mountain Instinct BC and and Evil Wreckoing and Iike the Spartan more.

Dec. 24, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
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Posted by: ButchCassidy

Don’t let the Pinkbike review deter you from a Spartan 29. I ride an aluminum one that I built up from a frame and find it to be incredible. My last two bikes were a Rocky Mountain Instinct BC and and Evil Wreckoing and Iike the Spartan more.

I have heard good things about the bike as well . I feel as they stated the bike had a awkward build and it added to the issues they found. I have a 17 Django 29er and I put a Corset on it . This helped the bike a lot , I now run a coil , and whoa what a beast for 120mm. What size did you use ? and how did you spec it . My bike is aluminum and I built it up with a 150mm 36 , WT tires . It,s a burly trail bike and is very fun.

Dec. 24, 2018, 9:08 a.m.
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Posted by: Kenny

Yeah it's wierd you hear so much conflicting info regarding the smuggler and Sentinel. I've heard people say Sentinel is very much a trail bike and gives up nothing to the smuggler on flat trails or climbing, and then I've heard people say the Sentinel is a major DH sled and the smuggler is much more usually day to day unless your day to day is alternating laps of the bike park and cypress shuttles. 

Just goes to show d

Nothing beats beats getting down to bham and doing a demo. I wish NSBS had a couple.

Depends on what your version of Enduro is I would say. It's more Pemberton Enduro than Whistler EWS if that makes sense...

It handles everything you throw at it but Whistler EWS would have been nice to have another inch travel for sure. Crazy train, hey bud etc. on any other week end, its all you need. EWS got the trails pretty shitkicked though....


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Dec. 25, 2018, 7:50 p.m.
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https://www.imbikemag.com/reviews/bikes/enduro-bikes/cube-bikes-stereo-150-tm-29-2018/?fbclid=IwAR2bpeGEA14jJmtHNurDq8z1gpscVBDSxQbli9DUEzABGqs46ZOSHWDhL98

Dec. 25, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
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Posted by: DemonMike

https://www.imbikemag.com/reviews/bikes/enduro-bikes/cube-bikes-stereo-150-tm-29-2018/?fbclid=IwAR2bpeGEA14jJmtHNurDq8z1gpscVBDSxQbli9DUEzABGqs46ZOSHWDhL98

Review makes it sound like an outdated POS. Short and cramped.

Dec. 26, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
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Tim——

It’s very active when the shock is Open but it still has a lot of support so that it doesn’t wallow. Most climbing I use the platform on the shock. Pretty much like every bike I’ve ever owned—maybe it’s just preference:). It rarely bottoms out -hard- when properly set up. Feels pretty sprightly to me. I’m a fast rider, but am easy to please when it come to design and setup. I don’t need to fork out crazy cake for a yeti SB for a perceived better performing suspension (a subjective view of some). ;)

It really could use a taller head tube. These slack ass bikes have a pretty low front end and big reach numbers on paper really need more stack for taller riders


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Dec. 28, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
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I’m on a large. Definitely went for a burly DH oriented build. Z1 fork, 35mm rims, proper tires...100% carbon free. A Django and a Spartan would be a great quiver!

Jan. 1, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
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Fezzari La Sal Peak looks interesting. Bible of Bikes seemed to really like it and the pricing seems very reasonable.


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Jan. 1, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
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Posted by: Bull_Dozer

Fezzari La Sal Peak looks interesting. Bible of Bikes seemed to really like it and the pricing seems very reasonable.

dual water bottles , and they offer frame sets , have to keep that on the radar .

Jan. 3, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
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https://reebcycles.com/bikes/mountain/sqweeb/

145mm with a 160mm fork , hand built aluminum as well .

Jan. 3, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
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That's a pretty big front ring, no?

Jan. 4, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
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Posted by: FLATCH

That's a pretty big front ring, no?

On the REEB? A 32t doesn't seem that big with an Eagle cassette.

Jan. 4, 2019, 12:06 p.m.
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Posted by: FLATCH

That's a pretty big front ring, no?

Chain guide probably makes it look bigger than it really is.

Jan. 4, 2019, 12:39 p.m.
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Look at the size of that thing. 40t?

Jan. 4, 2019, 4:53 p.m.
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Posted by: craw

Behold.

What's it weigh?   I know I know.....

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