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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Jan. 22, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
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Carbon cranks spinning in the impact zone is a low % move. Unless sponsored, I guess.

“I really have had enough of illogical detraction by association as a way of avoiding logical argument by an absurd extension of ad hominem argument to third parties.”

Jan. 24, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
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Have a set of Nobl's to run, just waiting on a boost front hub

Jan. 24, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
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Have a set of Nobl's to run, just waiting on a boost front hub

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

Jan. 24, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
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Dear god it's beautiful.

Chainring looks manlier than my chainring.

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Jan. 24, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
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Have a set of Nobl's to run, just waiting on a boost front hub

That a special bottle that comes as option w/frame?

“I really have had enough of illogical detraction by association as a way of avoiding logical argument by an absurd extension of ad hominem argument to third parties.”

Jan. 24, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
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That a special bottle that comes as option w/frame?

looks like a 610ml bottle they are easy to find

#northsidetrailbuilders

Jan. 24, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
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Dear god it's beautiful.

Chainring looks manlier than my chainring.

Ha, I can run the stock 32 ring thanks to Rocky's awesome build spec's, it's a 11-46 rear cassette….I like it better than the standard SRAM 11-42, climbs just as good, no more taxing but more gear bite for DH'n.
Without the 11-46 I'm a wimp and run a 28 ring with 11-42.

Regarding the water bottle it's simply as 21 oz water bottle, some stores carry them, seems like most don't. I ordered mine from CRC but recently discovered that Cap's Maple Ridge has them.

Jan. 24, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
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Great looking bike! I love the stealth pivots on the seat stay.

The Slayer was on my shortlist as I really liked my 2013 version. Just seemed like too much bike for what I'm riding now. Definitely a full on reaching Enduro machine!

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Jan. 25, 2017, 5:10 a.m.
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Quote of the day while riding Thornhill:
'Hey look, theres some guy riding a new slayer'
'Ha watch it be Bradical, new bike for January'
'Haha nah he just got a Yeti, couldn't be him'

5 min later..

'Oh hey Brad! Sick bike!'

Jan. 25, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
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Quote of the day while riding Thornhill:
'Hey look, theres some guy riding a new slayer'
'Ha watch it be Bradical, new bike for January'
'Haha nah he just got a Yeti, couldn't be him'

5 min later..

'Oh hey Brad! Sick bike!'

haha, yah that was awesome running into you guys and having a jump line session.
Regarding the Bikes…… I buy bikes, probably more often than one should (lol) but I have worked hard and sacrificed , nowadays its my reward for my efforts. I also never have more than two, even though I'd like 4.

Enjoy your bike trip to Sedona (jealous is an understatement)

Jan. 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
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Haha yeah that cage certainly wasnt a design priority but its great that they fit it in. I wonder if a cage on the top tube would be annoying, tucked as close to the st as possible. I guess at some point its easier to just store water in your stomach. Or in your left knee like me :(

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

Jan. 25, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
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Ha, I can run the stock 32 ring thanks to Rocky's awesome build spec's, it's a 11-46 rear cassette….I like it better than the standard SRAM 11-42, climbs just as good, no more taxing but more gear bite for DH'n.
Without the 11-46 I'm a wimp and run a 28 ring with 11-42.

I am running a 30 tooth front with 11-42, and sometimes want a lower gear. Are you saying the 28-42 combo is about the same as 32-46?

Might be worth the switch in getting better bottom and top end.

Jan. 25, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
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Regarding the Bikes…… I buy bikes, probably more often than one should (lol) but I have worked hard and sacrificed , nowadays its my reward for my efforts. I also never have more than two, even though I'd like 4.

discipline #tightenthebelt #knuckledown #hardsacrifice #stevensagal

Feeling you. I'm down to the 3 from 8, and I tell ya some days I'm not sure if I can make it past the bike shop window. #struggleisreal

I also carry my water in my left knee. :lol:

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Jan. 25, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
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I am running a 30 tooth front with 11-42, and sometimes want a lower gear. Are you saying the 28-42 combo is about the same as 32-46?

Might be worth the switch in getting better bottom and top end.

Feels pretty similar to me, I /we should have a look at the gear ratio charts to compare.
I'm already thinking of phasing out my Sram 11-42 for a Shimano 11-46 on my Yeti once the Sram Cassette wears.

Jan. 25, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
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The slayer is on my short list of bikes I'm currently interested in. While I don't doubt the thing is great when pointed down, I'm curious how it is climbing? I'm a pretty weak climber as it is so while I'm willing to lose some advantage climbing for a great downhill am sled I don't want to be totally screwed.

Maybe I should just get in your buyers list as that yeti looked awesome too.

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