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NSMB - 2015 – Hardtail Thread

Jan. 3, 2015, 2:29 p.m.
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2013 Kona Explosif

Love this bike.
27.5 wheels and 68 HT, it rips.
The raw steel finish looks great.

Upgrades:
- Tires: Maxxis HR II 3C
- Cockpit: Low rise 780mm bar. 60mm stem

What size is that Explosif?

I was thinking of getting one but I am having trouble finding one that will fit.

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"If everything seems in control, you're not going fast enough."
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Jan. 3, 2015, 2:34 p.m.
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I am slightly hesitant about pressfit BB, but I'd like to think that Surly knows what they're doing.

for serious? phew! the want is gone

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

Jan. 3, 2015, 3:12 p.m.
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for serious? phew! the want is gone

Yeah but it checks all the other boxes. I'd go for the Chromag but max tire size is too small, especially for a monster such as myself.

Being cheap is OK. Being a clueless sanctimonious condescending douchebag is just Vlad's MO.

Jan. 3, 2015, 3:36 p.m.
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What size is that Explosif?

I was thinking of getting one but I am having trouble finding one that will fit.

Size large - 19"
I'm 5'11" and fits just fine

(There is a large one in PB now)

Jan. 3, 2015, 3:58 p.m.
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Size large - 19"
I'm 5'11" and fits just fine

(There is a large one in PB now)

Thats my Explosif on PB. drop me a PM . its for sale with various options….
Awesome condition.

Jan. 3, 2015, 8:12 p.m.
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Love it. Might be my next bike if I end up in Alberta. I am slightly hesitant about pressfit BB, but I'd like to think that Surly knows what they're doing.

If you don't, WHO WILL?

I am unworried about the BB, personally. It's their own BB in their own frame, designed as a system.

Jan. 3, 2015, 9:02 p.m.
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If you don't, WHO WILL?

I am unworried about the BB, personally. It's their own BB in their own frame, designed as a system.

What size is yours? And are you going to keep the rigid fork or go for a Bluto?

Being cheap is OK. Being a clueless sanctimonious condescending douchebag is just Vlad's MO.

Jan. 3, 2015, 9:19 p.m.
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Size large - 19"
I'm 5'11" and fits just fine

(There is a large one in PB now)

I'm 6ft 1 on a 19" (2014) and it's fine.
You can't go wrong with this bike. Period. Upgrade the fork and it gets even better…..

Jan. 3, 2015, 9:53 p.m.
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Thats my Explosif on PB. drop me a PM . its for sale with various options….
Awesome condition.

Wrong size for me. I need a small.

www.FVMBA.com 

"If everything seems in control, you're not going fast enough."
-Mario Andretti-

Jan. 3, 2015, 10:04 p.m.
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Wrong size for me. I need a small.

Ya , its perfect for me at 6' . with a shore xc feel .

Jan. 3, 2015, 10:24 p.m.
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What size is yours? And are you going to keep the rigid fork or go for a Bluto?

16"- I am ~5'9" but have short legs, so standover is an issue..especially in snow!

Going to wait and see in the fork department. Big issue with Bluto for me is it doesn't work at all below -10, without modifications.
Plus this thing was expensive enough as it is!! :lol:

Jan. 3, 2015, 11:23 p.m.
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If you don't, WHO WILL?

I am unworried about the BB, personally. It's their own BB in their own frame, designed as a system.

Seem as more options get introduced it confuses people more.

Surly is calling it "PF41".

Not designed by them as a system.

It's an adaption / rename of the Shimano BB86, BB90, BB92.

The ID spec for the bb on a Shimano system is 41mm. Shimano uses the nominal shell width in the nomenclature of their system. Aftermarket supplies have taken to using the shell ID in their name I assume to not infringe on using the Shimano name.

I think Surly would be further ahead to just say they've decided to use the Shimano spec in their press fit bb's.

Jan. 4, 2015, 9:18 a.m.
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Just orderd a NS Bikes Surg Evo frame from CRC. I'm joining the HT party.

Jan. 4, 2015, 11:44 a.m.
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Seem as more options get introduced it confuses people more.

Surly is calling it "PF41".

Not designed by them as a system.

It's an adaption / rename of the Shimano BB86, BB90, BB92.

The ID spec for the bb on a Shimano system is 41mm. Shimano uses the nominal shell width in the nomenclature of their system. Aftermarket supplies have taken to using the shell ID in their name I assume to not infringe on using the Shimano name.

I think Surly would be further ahead to just say they've decided to use the Shimano spec in their press fit bb's.

What I meant was it is their frame, machined for their BB, not that it is something magical and new.
Anyhow, we'll see if it falls out or creaks or whatever. Hope not. That would dampen the fun considerably.

Jan. 6, 2015, 11:32 a.m.
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May daughters hard tail for this summer. Will swap out the stem as I put it on to build up the rest.

Manitou air fork
Cane Creek S3 headset

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