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NSMB - 2015 – Hardtail Thread

April 16, 2015, 12:28 p.m.
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i didn't see that coming

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

April 16, 2015, 1:10 p.m.
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i didn't see that coming

Forks backwards…

April 16, 2015, 2:44 p.m.
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Super impressed by the elevated chainstay design. Makes alot of sense for tire clearance. I quite prefer it to the diamond stay that specialized did on their 27.5+ hardtails.

April 16, 2015, 4:33 p.m.
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Not carbon. Where did you get an aggressive steel 29r hardtail from for $154?

Ahhh steel, mine is aluminium, but my room mate just picked up a steel frame for 200 bucks…I guess you save some money when you go with lame ass aluminium and 26" wheels? Haha
I road a 29er last year, it was nice for cross country and trails, but I'd still prefer 26 or 650b when it comes to aggressive riding.

April 17, 2015, 1:11 p.m.
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…I road a 29er last year, it was nice for cross country and trails, but I'd still prefer 26 or 650b when it comes to aggressive riding.

at 2:00 you can actually see where the red 29er is less capable when it comes time to get aggressive [/sarcasm] [/#pickawheelsizeandbeadickaboutit]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsFco-6rJ9Y

April 17, 2015, 1:20 p.m.
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Super impressed by the elevated chainstay design. Makes alot of sense for tire clearance.

totally.

ok, no particular reason for posting this; just reminded me of the olden days.

April 17, 2015, 1:31 p.m.
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Forks backwards…

it has been nice to see a number of new bikes this year coming spec'd with manitou forks

[HTML_REMOVED]aside[HTML_REMOVED] i can probably count on two hands the number of people i have seen riding around vancouver with their fork on backwards. in all but one case i've mentioned it and offered to correct the problem and been rebuffed! last month i told a lady on the sea wall and she was relieved that her bike felt weird for a legit reason - i loosened the stem-wedge bold and twisted for fork around 180* for her, and she was so happy! it made up for all of the other creeped out looks i'd received over the years [HTML_REMOVED]/aside[HTML_REMOVED]

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

April 17, 2015, 6:17 p.m.
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at 2:00 you can actually see where the red 29er is less capable when it comes time to get aggressive [/sarcasm] [/#pickawheelsizeandbeadickaboutit]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsFco-6rJ9Y

Love that video!!!

Shed head!

April 18, 2015, 7:19 a.m.
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Thinking about getting a cheap (ish) light hardtail for xc/"trail" (god I hate that buzz word) riding, what do you guys recommend? American/Canadian brands are probably out of the question as I'm in the UK. Is a 29er too big for me at 5'9" with a 29" inside leg? Worried about standover and getting a decent seat-handlebar drop to make climbing comfortable. If so then is 650b worth it or should I cash in on cheaper "obsolete" 26" stuff?

I basically want something that climbs well that I can still descend with confidently. Don't like too much travel on a hardtail, 120mm max. I really liked my old Chameleon apart from how stiff it was. Fun geometry.

April 18, 2015, 8:43 a.m.
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Thinking about getting a cheap (ish) light hardtail for xc/"trail" (god I hate that buzz word) riding, what do you guys recommend? American/Canadian brands are probably out of the question as I'm in the UK. Is a 29er too big for me at 5'9" with a 29" inside leg? Worried about standover and getting a decent seat-handlebar drop to make climbing comfortable. If so then is 650b worth it or should I cash in on cheaper "obsolete" 26" stuff?

I basically want something that climbs well that I can still descend with confidently. Don't like too much travel on a hardtail, 120mm max. I really liked my old Chameleon apart from how stiff it was. Fun geometry.

It's hard to beat some of the options from On One, especially if they're still doing the free bars, stem, headset etc deal with the frame. The 45650b looks like a great cheap frame, or 456 evo if 26" is your preferred choice.

April 19, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
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I picked up the frame from ChroMag and assembled using my copious amounts of spare parts. My wife now has a sick hard tail.

I am a little miffed that I am not a bit shorter….

The paint is gorgeous.

April 19, 2015, 11:58 a.m.
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It's hard to beat some of the options from On One, especially if they're still doing the free bars, stem, headset etc deal with the frame. The 45650b looks like a great cheap frame, or 456 evo if 26" is your preferred choice.

hm yeah On-One are good value for money. Not sure if I want something heavy though, they're quite hefty aren't they? Wouldn't mind something aluminium tbh, so long as its a bit more forgiving than my old Chameleon haha

April 19, 2015, 12:04 p.m.
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hm yeah On-One are good value for money. Not sure if I want something heavy though, they're quite hefty aren't they? Wouldn't mind something aluminium tbh, so long as its a bit more forgiving than my old Chameleon haha

The new 45650b is a sick bike and won't be any heavier than the other steel options. Rides well as a 26'er too.

April 19, 2015, 12:10 p.m.
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leggatt that is a legit build

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

April 19, 2015, 12:44 p.m.
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leggatt that is a legit build

Thanks! Just needs shifter cables now.

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