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NSMB - 2014 – Enduro / Trail Bike Thread

March 26, 2014, 11:28 a.m.
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I hear rumours that Sram are going to make the Monarch Plus available in direct mount.

"I do like how you generally bring an open-minded and positive vibe to the threads you participate in"

- Morgman

March 26, 2014, 11:43 a.m.
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Big wheels rejoice :)

28lbs of monster truck.

This is approaching my dream build. Nice work.

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March 27, 2014, 10:50 a.m.
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^^^^
Ohh la La!
Sexy

March 27, 2014, 4:26 p.m.
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The bar keeps getting upped every year.

March 27, 2014, 6:03 p.m.
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On a related note, my lbs today received a Specialized bike box with sticker reading "L 650b Stumpjumper EVO[HTML_REMOVED]#8230;". Must be the local rep's bike, wonder when it'll be announced.

March 27, 2014, 6:14 p.m.
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I don't think they'll make too much of a hooha about it to be honest. The R[HTML_REMOVED]D guys are meh about 650b and the new Stumpy is just around the corner.

"I do like how you generally bring an open-minded and positive vibe to the threads you participate in"

- Morgman

March 27, 2014, 6:15 p.m.
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On a related note, my lbs today received a Specialized bike box with sticker reading "L 650b Stumpjumper EVO ". Must be the local rep's bike, wonder when it'll be announced.

SPY SHAWTZ REQ'D!!!!OMGWTFBBQ!!!

Mostly for the laughs over spec's 29-or-die stance. Although the between the lines is that 26" high performance stuff is maybe being forced obsolete by component companies - let me just grab my tinfoil hat.

Check my stuff for sale!

March 27, 2014, 7:39 p.m.
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SPY SHAWTZ REQ'D!!!!OMGWTFBBQ!!!

Mostly for the laughs over spec's 29-or-die stance. Although the between the lines is that 26" high performance stuff is maybe being forced obsolete by component companies - let me just grab my tinfoil hat.

More like dealers weren't going to order 26" no matter how good the bike. The hype train has left the station.

"I do like how you generally bring an open-minded and positive vibe to the threads you participate in"

- Morgman

March 27, 2014, 10:32 p.m.
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SPY SHAWTZ REQ'D!!!!OMGWTFBBQ!!!

Mostly for the laughs over spec's 29-or-die stance. Although the between the lines is that 26" high performance stuff is maybe being forced obsolete by component companies - let me just grab my tinfoil hat.

http://bb.nsmb.com/showpost.php?p=2814334[HTML_REMOVED]postcount=69

March 28, 2014, 6:15 a.m.
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Well, now my 2014 26" Stumpjumper Carbon expert Evo is officially obsolete, before the 2014 season even starts.

Bummer.
I suppose it'll still ride great.
The Xt brakes are really cool spec. Surprisingly I really like the x7 trail discs so far.
After my previous Avid experience I thought I had to pull them from the start. Then gave them a try and liked them…

I wanted to get a 26" Enduro for 2015. might have to get a 650b then…

March 28, 2014, 8:15 a.m.
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Strange that PB has an article about it up today and NSMB doesn't.
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/specialized-go-650b.html

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

March 28, 2014, 10:06 a.m.
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Well, now my 2014 26" Stumpjumper Carbon expert Evo is officially obsolete, before the 2014 season even starts.

Bummer.
I suppose it'll still ride great.
The Xt brakes are really cool spec. Surprisingly I really like the x7 trail discs so far.
After my previous Avid experience I thought I had to pull them from the start. Then gave them a try and liked them…

I wanted to get a 26" Enduro for 2015. might have to get a 650b then…

Yeah, I felt the same pain after my SB66C was obsolete-ized.

I still manage to enjoy riding. I soldier on.

March 28, 2014, 11:10 a.m.
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Yeah, I felt the same pain after my SB66C was obsolete-ized.

I still manage to enjoy riding. I soldier on.

Yeah, I feel your pain…. my Intense Carbine even though it can be run 26 or 27.5 is on its way out even though I have only owned it for a few months. I give a great big raspberry out to the mtb manufacturers. They can screw with wheel size, kinematics, etc., but our enjoyment is clearly not predicated on their marketing.

March 28, 2014, 11:20 a.m.
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Strange that PB has an article about it up today and NSMB doesn't.
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/specialized-go-650b.html

Other than the comedy value of the Specialized u-turn it's not really news though is it? The only 26" wheel mountain bike we sell at work is a womens specific one. For good or bad, Specialized don't have a choice.

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March 28, 2014, 11:49 a.m.
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oops nvm

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

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