2016 Chromag Samurai 65 (pre super slack HA)
Last year I did some updates. I sent the frame to DeKerf and he put in a port in the seat tube so I could run more dropper post options.
I also built it up as a single speed last year by using a Blackspire Stinger as a "tensioner". And it's pretty easy to switch between gears and single speed. I usually run a 32-19, but can remove a link and run it 28-19. It takes about 5 minutes to change gears.
Here's some Bush Doctor from Sunday
I'm Currently building up a set of Chromag Phase rims on an old set of Hope Pro2 Evos (24 point engagement) and I'm going to throw some 2.6s on there.
Speaking of single speed, I'm going to try to be an enabler. You should try it out on your hardtail.
I made a little calculator to make it easier. You probably want to be somewhere around a 1.6 gear ratio on a 27.5 and around a 1.5 on a 29r.