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NSMB - 2015 – Mountain Bike Thread (full suspension)

March 13, 2015, 4:01 p.m.
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Perfect for low BBs.

no such thing as low bb's - only riders who suck at pedaling ;)

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March 13, 2015, 4:14 p.m.
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no such thing as low bb's - only riders who suck at pedaling ;)

I guess you are the king of the pedaling.. all hail the king.

March 13, 2015, 5:05 p.m.
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I like to dust off used stuff. This is my first fully in a few seasons:


DSCF1815.jpg by Brian.M.K, on Flickr


DSCF1662.jpg by Brian.M.K, on Flickr

March 13, 2015, 5:11 p.m.
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I guess you are the king of the pedaling.. all hail the king.

nah, just someone with long legs who likes corners and can learn new tricks

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

March 13, 2015, 6:44 p.m.
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I'll let you know once I've put some miles on it.

I'm a little concerned about the shortage of spokes!

Yeah thats what I was thinking too.

March 13, 2015, 8:54 p.m.
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the lower level enduro have pretty flexy wheels , my buddy has a 2014 and on our ride today he mentioned he can really feel them flex in the corners . he is also on a xl and weighs 250lbs+

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March 14, 2015, 2 a.m.
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When I owned my first bike with a low bb (2004 SC Heckler) I had pedal strikes in bad situations and had my two biggest crashes because of silly pedalling. But I was spoiled and any bike with a high bb feels wrong now.

The fear of crashing again really improved my pedalling technique though =)

Seems like the Enduro 29er is the new North Shore bike of choice?

I don´t really get why Roval went to lower spoke counts (24f/28r?). My 2014 Traverse 26" wheels are 32hole in the back. That´s a pretty light and yet stiff wheelset. It´s dinged up now, but for the abuse it took - absolutely no complaints.

I think the Roval wheels are pretty good, they´ll probably hold up. Just keep an eye out for the rear non-driveside spokes near the nipples. That´s where the (radial) Rovals sometimes break down. But I think the Fatties are laced in the traditional 3cross pattern in the rear?

March 14, 2015, 8:28 a.m.
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Seems like the Enduro 29er is the new North Shore bike of choice?

I tested one out recently and decided to buy one! Those 29 inch wheels sure make life a lot easier both going uphill and downhill. Plus they got the geo dialed so that you don't feel like you are riding a sluggish 29er in terms of maneuverability. It really feels like I got an XC, AM, and DH bike all in one, which is exactly what I was looking for. I'm not saying it will suit everyone's tastes, but I definitely recommend taking one out for a test ride. Loving mine so far.

March 14, 2015, 11:07 a.m.
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I got to spend a few days on an intense T275 and a Enduro 29er. Both bikes were pretty great but the Enduro comes into it's own at higher speeds. The first time I rode it it was sprung for a much heavier rider and I found it to be a bit awkward. I had never ridden a 29er before and I was bouncing all over the place. Part way through that ride I found a straight shot with lots of roots and rocks with flat turn at the bottom I made a quick decision to pin it and somewhere around 20KPH the bike transformed. It felt like all the bumps just flattened out into nothing, and I railed the turn at the bottom so hard it felt like i was on a berm (there was no berm).

I've never felt a bike roll so well, grip so well in the corners, brake so well, climb so well… Seriously this bike is the closest thing to a game changer I've tried since the first time I rode a full suspension bike. It makes the trails look different, and faster, funner lines just present themselves out of nowhere. I pretty much decided to buy one right away. A big thanks to Rob at Dunbar for lending me his bike even if it is going to cost me a fortune :)

I think a set of dh layup light bicycles on hopes should make it pretty much perfect.

March 14, 2015, 12:24 p.m.
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Naah 29'ers suck ;)

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March 14, 2015, 1:53 p.m.
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Naah 29'ers suck ;)

Good point.

March 14, 2015, 1:59 p.m.
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http://cdn4.coresites.mpora.com/bikemagic_new/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/93614-54_END_COMP_BLK-CYAN.jpg

this is the model my buddy has and he loves it , huge set-up from a Camber and it definitely rips the faster one goes

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March 14, 2015, 3:31 p.m.
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http://cdn4.coresites.mpora.com/bikemagic_new/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/93614-54_END_COMP_BLK-CYAN.jpg

this is the model my buddy has and he loves it , huge set-up from a Camber and it definitely rips the faster one goes

Wow, huge pic!

March 14, 2015, 5:37 p.m.
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I like to dust off used stuff. This is my first fully in a few seasons:


DSCF1815.jpg by Brian.M.K, on Flickr


DSCF1662.jpg by Brian.M.K, on Flickr

One of the most enjoyable bikes I've ever ridden, hands down. I really also miss my Blindside that I sold a few years back.

March 14, 2015, 6:52 p.m.
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Wow, huge pic!

1st image i found i never looked at it,s size

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