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NSMB - 2018 - Hardtail Thread

Oct. 10, 2018, 2:56 p.m.
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Posted by: auzz-man

This has been an absolute blast so far. Still getting used to picking better line choices than I normally crash through on my Patrol but the speed this thing picks up is unbelievable, so much fun!

So how is that Primer a blast? Picks up speed well, ok, but isn't that more about wheel size than it being a hard tail?

Oct. 12, 2018, 11:29 p.m.
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Here is a recently retired period piece. Farewell noble steed, you've served me well.

Dec. 5, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
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Hey peeps, just ordered me an NS eccentric ALU 27.5 build with a 140mm up front. Anyone riding one of these guys and got any info or opinions for me?

Dec. 13, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
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Any recommendations for a longer reach pumptrack / BMX track hardtail? (i'm too old for DJ's..)

My old hardtail feels way too short now that i'm riding a long AM bike.

Dec. 13, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
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probably the new Marin San Quentin. 

i just bought a used Tranny Transam 2015 and had it built up with existing parts i had. it feels like a DJ bike almost, the handling is razor sharp. picture to come soon.

Dec. 14, 2018, 7:53 a.m.
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Moxie

My Pipedream Moxie.  A ridiculously capable and fun bike.

Dec. 14, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
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Posted by: legbacon

Moxie

My Pipedream Moxie.  A ridiculously capable and fun bike.

I just put the same rear fender on my Rootdown and am waiting to get my RRP Proguard XL...hope it arrives soon! The Pipedream looks like a hella fun bike, damn short ST killed it for me though.

Dec. 15, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
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Stumpy legs love it.  Not sure why they didn't make the seat tube longer on the longer (large) though.  420mm seat tube with 510mm of reach seems wrong.

Dec. 15, 2018, 5:15 p.m.
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Posted by: MaxRockatansky

Any recommendations for a longer reach pumptrack / BMX track hardtail? (i'm too old for DJ's..)

My old hardtail feels way too short now that i'm riding a long AM bike.

Ever try a BMX on the pump track? Every little pump and input equals momentum.

They're available in top tube lenghts long enough to fit anyone.

I regularly ride my DJ bike on the track, but it's a boat. On my buddy's 24" BMX I'm 7 seconds faster per lap and it's heaps more fun.

Buddy's 6'4" on a 21" top tube, but they're available up to 22" top tubes.


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Dec. 15, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
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Posted by: legbacon

My Pipedream Moxie.  A ridiculously capable and fun bike.

What rims are those/size Schwalbe's?

Dec. 16, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
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We Are One Agents with HD2/MM 2.35 tires.  I was impressed by these on my Fugitive and like them on the Moxie as well.

Dec. 18, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
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Posted by: Hepcat

Ever try a BMX on the pump track? Every little pump and input equals momentum.

They're available in top tube lenghts long enough to fit anyone.

I regularly ride my DJ bike on the track, but it's a boat. On my buddy's 24" BMX I'm 7 seconds faster per lap and it's heaps more fun.

Buddy's 6'4" on a 21" top tube, but they're available up to 22" top tubes.

Yep! For a pump track, go for a proper race BMX and follow the fit guide for your height. BMX geometry is quite dialed and a 0.25-0.5" difference in top tube is quite remarkable. You risk regretting it if you go up 1 or 2 sizes on a BMX.

A long reach improves stability, which is good for a MTB when you ride fast on a rough trail, but you don't really want that on the BMX track. What you want is a bike with a very quick handling. Also, don't worry about the steep HA. I hate riding pumptracks on a mountain bike. The slack HA make it feel super sluggish. I like my BMX bike steep (74.5deg) as much as I like my MTB slack (<65deg).

Another thing:  Make sure you buy 29" or larger handlebars. 29" is the widest allowed in the UCI rule book for BMX racing. It sucks when you're used to wide bars.

Dec. 20, 2018, 10:40 a.m.
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BMX hey....? Where do you even buy a mid-range BMX from (Vancouver area)

Dec. 20, 2018, 10:44 a.m.
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Posted by: MaxRockatansky

BMX hey....? Where do you even buy a mid-range BMX from (Vancouver area)

https://www.3ride.com/v2/Default.asp

North Vancouver, on W 16th (near Marine Dr.)

Dec. 20, 2018, 11:10 a.m.
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Not really though. they only have one brand / model per size for race bikes.

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