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NSMB - 2015 – Hardtail Thread

Feb. 12, 2015, 10:10 p.m.
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You know, I am considering replacing the Nomad I sold recently with a 650 150 travel beast of some kind. But I seem to have fun on the hardtail and I don't really limit where I ride because I am hardtailing. I limit where I go due to perceived risk really. So I ride slower and walk stunts?

you should ride the hardtail and stay off the brakes!

Feb. 15, 2015, 8:12 a.m.
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Can I play too?

New BMX for 2015: Intense Podium, with Speedline carbon fork, DX-R, etc.

It came out pretty light at 18.8lbs…with still plenty of room for weight reduction if I want to go full-retard on weight-weenie-ism, but it'll be just fine like that for a while! :clap:

Feb. 15, 2015, 1:54 p.m.
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Can I play too?

New BMX for 2015: Intense Podium, with Speedline carbon fork, DX-R, etc.

It came out pretty light at 18.8lbs…with still plenty of room for weight reduction if I want to go full-retard on weight-weenie-ism, but it'll be just fine like that for a while! :clap:

But does your rear hub scream like a banshee?

Shed head!

Feb. 15, 2015, 2:47 p.m.
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But does your rear hub scream like a banshee?

Based on my workstand test: Yes, precisely!

We're still buried in snow over here so it'll be while until I get the chance to test the bike. :)

Feb. 28, 2015, 12:40 p.m.
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Everybody - watch it, or watch it again - Digger's Down and Dirtier (NSX 2) for serious hardtail action. So sick.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

Feb. 28, 2015, 12:59 p.m.
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The more I ride my Surface the less I want to ride anything else.

And the desert is really green this time of year.

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

March 1, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
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I need to get out on my Surface soon. It's been WAY too long. I share your feelings Feral, such a fun bike.

Jon-boy.

March 1, 2015, 11:43 p.m.
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The Mavic is a much higher quality rim and KoF's experience is the status quo for that product.

I ran them on my 26" hardtail for years and years with the same results: bomb proof, straight, not particularly light.

Guess what…getting the spokes and nipples (brass) fixed was waaaaaay cheaper than getting the Mavic rim laced up.

So I get a new rear wheel for serious abuse. There is one from a company called Veltec that has been designed from the ground up for DH and FR type of riding, can get it for a qr, and only 10 bucks more than if I had gotten the Mavic rim.

Advantage - two types of rear wheels for different terrain.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

March 5, 2015, 9:54 a.m.
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I know it's a double post from the fatbike thread, but I'm so stoked with this ride that I couldn't resist! ;)

March 5, 2015, 8 p.m.
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Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

March 5, 2015, 10:08 p.m.
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Hmmmm…..I have seen that rear suspension system somewhere before.

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March 6, 2015, 7:19 a.m.
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Hmmmm…..I have seen that rear suspension system somewhere before.

Cannonworth? Nice chair.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

March 6, 2015, 4:53 p.m.
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Flicking back through this thread, it looks like I promised puppies and cheerleaders when my Whishart was resprayed (thanks Toxik Harald), but alas I forgot…. I'm stoked with the paint job and getting the bike back out on the trails today:

Edit - there's hint of puppy in the far left of the photo ha!

treezz
wow you are a ass

March 7, 2015, 11:33 a.m.
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To the person who PM'ed about the Whishart frame, you don't seem to be set up to take PMs so I couldn't reply. You are welcome to email me at walleaterATgmailDOT.com though :)

treezz
wow you are a ass

March 10, 2015, 4:28 p.m.
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Snow is melting…re assembling the Samurai.

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

www.teamnfi.blogspot.com/

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