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NSMB - 2017 - Hardtail Thread

Jan. 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
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This thread is dedicated to the Hardtail Mountain Bike.

The Hardtail; the simplest form of mountain bike yet it can take on so many forms.

Use this thread to post up hardtails and discuss them regardless of wheel size, the number of chainrings or set-up choice.

Feel free to share some details on your set-up, weight or whatever makes it special to you.

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-DW-
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Jan. 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
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My hardtail 

Kona Explosif

:canada: My Riding Journal….www.FVMBA.com :england:
"Do you even build?"
-DW-
"If everything seems in control, you're not going fast enough."
-Mario Andretti-


 Last edited by: Dean-W on Sept. 25, 2017, 7:36 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Jan. 1, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
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Mine's a couple of years old now but no need to change it as it's still bang up to date in terms of geometry. Fillet brazed mix of Reynolds 853 and other assorted stuff. Rough geometry to my spec and brazed up in Rob's old basement in East Van.

Around 27lb but not weighed it for ages and I don't care too much.
650B wheels
1x10 with a Sunrace cassette. Shimano Direct Mount hanger works well so no need to play about with dog links, Rad cages etc.

https://www.instagram.com/whishartbicycle/

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wow you are a ass

Jan. 2, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Posts: 2121
Joined: Nov. 6, 2005

Chromag Surface 27.5+…. my only bike at the moment. I love this ride. Soon to add Eagle and hopefully some carbon hoops to the mix.

Jan. 2, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Posts: 26
Joined: Aug. 27, 2007

Few updates on mine since last year (Saint brakes, XTR cranks, XT wheels)

Jan. 2, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
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Joined: July 7, 2007

Still loving my fatty. Switched to Hugo rims so I could run tubeless reliably, and keep thinking I'll get around to putting some 27.5+ wheels on there but it's so much fun as is that I haven't got round to it.

Jan. 2, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 16, 2005

Still loving my fatty. Switched to Hugo rims so I could run tubeless reliably, and keep thinking I'll get around to putting some 27.5+ wheels on there but it's so much fun as is that I haven't got round to it.

What sized tires do you run?

Would you consider running 27.5+ (27x3?) or even 29" (29x2.5) out back with the fatty up front for faster pedalling and way less noise in the summer but still a fun factor?

I've been riding 29+ (29x3") up front with 27 (27x2.5) rear and find the mixed wheel sizes works awesome.

My non-snow fat bike experiences have been loud/slow but I can imagine the potential fun factor with faster rolling/quieter rear.

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Jan. 2, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 30, 2010

PembyRocks: Please quit posting your bike it is making it extremely difficult to resist dropping coin on a new stylus frame!

TLDR: SWEET!

Jan. 2, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
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Joined: March 21, 2005

New year, same Samurai 65. Onto the 3rd Stans rear wheel now though, first two rear hubs crapped out between April and September. Third time's the charm!

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don't be so politically correct, this is stacy kohut, not fucking rick hansen your talkin too……..

Jan. 2, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

why such massive brakes on the Stylus? DH racing?

Jan. 2, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
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Ribs are healed up, just got my gearbox back from warranty, she's back together and rocking.

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Jan. 2, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 27, 2007

why such massive brakes on the Stylus? DH racing?

Got them extremely cheap this fall, no other reason. It's nice to be over-braked than under, especially in Pemberton!

Jan. 3, 2017, 3:41 a.m.
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I still rock my 26" Stylus in black, with a used RS Domain and SLX group with large rotors (three chainrings as well), LEV dropper, Straitline pedals, and Maxxis DHF/DHR. It is so much fun. Post a pic of it later.

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

Jan. 3, 2017, 5:14 a.m.
Posts: 76
Joined: Dec. 3, 2003

No plans to change this despite the old fashioned axle spacing…

No upgrades either…apart from maybe a grippier bottlecage.

2016-07-31_07-36-03 by Dan and Claire Lees, on Flickr

Jan. 4, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Posts: 15019
Joined: April 5, 2007

Still on the steel wagon wheels.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

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

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