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NSMB - 2014 – Enduro / Trail Bike Thread

March 31, 2014, 9:29 p.m.
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I run a flat bar on my Nomad. Works really well for me. Now the fellas with the 35 mm stem and a riser bar sitting bolt upright..now that's a tard look if ever I saw one. Run that saddle low too so you can reach the ground. Did your mom set up your bike for you?

Don't like the run-bike look?

March 31, 2014, 11:52 p.m.
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Don't like the run-bike look?

Well named. All my bikes are set up like run bikes

April 1, 2014, 10:05 a.m.
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Don't like the run-bike look?

Only when the saddle nose is pointed at the sky.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

April 7, 2014, 10:34 p.m.
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This is my new frame for the next year or two. Warrantied Mojo goes to the GF, I I get one last 26er hurrah. I actually sold 650b components to fund this frame! I really liked the Mojo but this thing is a missile, it has a lot of pop, it's longer, lower, and slacker. A very sporty ride, so it's not for everyone, especially at a casual pace. I was very much a DW fanboy for a long time. Not so much anymore…

April 8, 2014, 6:05 a.m.
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That thing looks really mean!

Enoy it.

Also, the whole 650B and wheelsize in general thing is meh.
I also just bought a 26er and it feels great and quick and nimble. Sold a 29er :shhh:

Spareparts are readily available for 26inch, especially for 150mm+ bikes.
And in a couple of years I´ll buy whatever wheelsize the bike I LUST for will have.

HOT YETI!

April 8, 2014, 7:51 a.m.
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Awesome bike and sweet build. Congrats!

What size is that?

April 8, 2014, 9 a.m.
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Awesome bike and sweet build. Congrats!

What size is that?

Large, nice long 25" TT. I have shorter legs long torso, so a 19.5 with a longer tt is great. Some changes since the photo, Lopes Mrp, and more pedal friendly Butcher/Purg Grid.

April 8, 2014, 9:53 a.m.
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Damn that looks good.

This mean you tossed out the plan for a Samuri?

April 8, 2014, 12:10 p.m.
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Damn that looks good.

This mean you tossed out the plan for a Samuri?

Likely shelved for this year. I did save a fork for that project though:)

April 9, 2014, 12:46 p.m.
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Still on this old beast, but imagine it with Kashima stanchions, a marsh guard and Saint pedals… I just wish my wheels weren't of the 'dead standard' variety. ;P While I've wanted a dropper post forever, I'm finding more and more that I can live without it.

April 9, 2014, 12:53 p.m.
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This is my new frame for the next year or two. Warrantied Mojo goes to the GF, I I get one last 26er hurrah. I actually sold 650b components to fund this frame! I really liked the Mojo but this thing is a missile, it has a lot of pop, it's longer, lower, and slacker. A very sporty ride, so it's not for everyone, especially at a casual pace. I was very much a DW fanboy for a long time. Not so much anymore…

Very nice… :coo::rave:

April 9, 2014, 1:41 p.m.
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While I've wanted a dropper post forever, I'm finding more and more that I can live without it.

you should try one for a month, then decide

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

April 10, 2014, 10:29 a.m.
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you should try one for a month, then decide

Ha,
That's like trying Crack for a month and then trying to decide if you still need/want it or not.

April 10, 2014, 11:15 a.m.
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I don't know I could even get on my bike without a dropper anymore. I always squish it down for mounting / dismounting. Just so convenient.

I would honestly rather give up rear suspension before a dropper.

April 10, 2014, 11:18 a.m.
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Totally. I recently rode with a buddy who doesn't have one. At one point in the ride we were stopped and he asked 'is this section an up or a down?'. I hadn't considered that in so long. All I could think was "no idea, 200 pushes of the little button?".

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

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