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NSMB - 2018 - Hardtail Thread

Jan. 1, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
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On the topic of tires, I see there’s a high roller II in 27.5x3.0 good? Or too slow rolling.

Jan. 2, 2019, 9:11 a.m.
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Posted by: atb

On the topic of tires, I see there’s a high roller II in 27.5x3.0 good? Or too slow rolling.

Can't go wrong with the 27.5x2.4 or 27.5x2.35

Jan. 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
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Posted by: Kenny

-> Straight from chromag? 

Waiting for them to post up new '19 colours. Waiting.

Jan. 2, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
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Posted by: BurkeMtnRider

Posted by: atb

On the topic of tires, I see there’s a high roller II in 27.5x3.0 good? Or too slow rolling.

Can't go wrong with the 27.5x2.4 or 27.5x2.35

2.4 or 2.35 will probably be awful on mid fat size rims though.

The minion in 27.5*3 will probably be slow rolling, but from the sounds of it - so are you ;-)

Minions are available in 2.8 and 3.0, I don't get the love for the mid fat honestly, so I'd probably get the 2.8 for a little firmer ride and a little less weight. What's the max tire size on the Roscoe?

Posted by: Kenny

Any opinions on the best place to buy a chromag frame in the lower mainland?  

If Kinetik has bikes, they can get frames too...


 Last edited by: nouseforaname on Jan. 2, 2019, 12:25 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Jan. 3, 2019, 8:02 a.m.
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My Wideangle. Been on it for a couple of months and loving it.

Chromag Wideangle

Jan. 3, 2019, 10:14 a.m.
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Is that colour custom 'cause I don't recognize it from their web page? Chromag sent me a pfd of their 3 new WA colours for '19 and they don't look anything like that.


 Last edited by: tungsten on Jan. 3, 2019, 10:15 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Jan. 3, 2019, 12:26 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Is that colour custom 'cause I don't recognize it from their web page? Chromag sent me a pfd of their 3 new WA colours for '19 and they don't look anything like that.

It's a 2018 color, Grey/Oxide. The 2019's look great, but last I heard they weren't going to be available until June.

Jan. 3, 2019, 5:37 p.m.
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What size is that.  And how tall are you ?

Jan. 3, 2019, 6:59 p.m.
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I would reach out to them, see if there’s a dealer in your area.

New “shadow” paint job on the Rootdown has me drooling...

Los

Jan. 4, 2019, 6:38 a.m.
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Posted by: Timberdog1

What size is that.  And how tall are you ?

It's a medium and I'm 5'8" (~174cm). Fits great.

Jan. 4, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
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Posted by: dogboy

Posted by: tungsten

Is that colour custom 'cause I don't recognize it from their web page? Chromag sent me a pfd of their 3 new WA colours for '19 and they don't look anything like that.

It's a 2018 color, Grey/Oxide. The 2019's look great, but last I heard they weren't going to be available until June.

What are the 2019 color ways?

Jan. 4, 2019, 4:44 p.m.
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Granite (matte grey), Night Bright (gloss navy) and Forest (matte green).


 Last edited by: tungsten on Jan. 4, 2019, 4:47 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Jan. 4, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
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pictures?

Jan. 5, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
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I got pfd . Colours are only facsimilee.

Jan. 5, 2019, 11:57 p.m.
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Posted by: nouseforaname

There's always plenty of RS Pikes in the Pinkbike Buynsell. Easy and cheap to convert between 130-160. I feel like on a HT if there's TOO much fork up from it becomes weird handling - BB too high, shortens up the reach, slackens the seated climbing position. I'd probably go with a Pike at 130 or 140.

I reckon you'd be better off with more quality suspension than more travel. But that's only IMO.

Just like with freeride bikes back in the day, those tires will suck. Upgrading to some better rubber will make a big difference - sturdier sidewalls, better tread, better rubber. Even if it's just SE4 27.5*2.8 from where you picked the bike up from. But winter riding is rarely best riding.

Glad to see you got back in the game!

The new Debonair air spring is great if you want to run a shorter travel more progressive fork.  I have mine at 120mm and stuffed with tokens and rarely bottom it out (usually have a 1/2" spare).

Quality >> Travel IMO

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