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NSMB - 2019 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

July 8, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
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that's a beauty of a bike. they're pretty unmistakable and i don't see many around. i run 28 x 46 as the biggest combo and that's only just enough (on a heavy 29er).

July 9, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
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Thanks guys.

hypa - it's funny, I was super stoked how the write-off bike was riding this year after putting in offset bushings, extending the fork and putting the DVO shock on, but the new bike feels significantly better than that. Pretty sure it's the 36 doing it for me.

JBV - I thought about 28t but am gonna see if I can push 30 first. When it gets too steep for 30 I think I'd rather just walk. Having the 9t high cog definitely makes 28 a possibility at least. Trying to drop another 10lbs bodyweight as well right now.. the first 25lbs has made a huge difference in climbing (but I still suck).

July 9, 2019, 11:10 p.m.
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Nice rig. Happy that ICBC took care of you. Love the honesty "because fat."

If you are buying a new chairing it might be worth trying Oval. I find it makes grinding a harder gear that much easier. i have two bikes with 32 x 42 as my easiest and they can be a grind on the steep stuff. I have another that is 28x42 and I find it too easy on almost everything. 30t chairing on 27.5 bikes seems like the sweet spot to me (in Oval if possible).

July 10, 2019, 10:53 a.m.
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I’m running a BS 32t oval w/11-46 on my G16 29er. 

It makes the painful climbs slightly less painful 😖 

Being less fat would help tons though

July 10, 2019, 11 a.m.
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I run 28t w 11/47 on a 27.5.  I am more of a spinner than a masher, and Im getting old so there is that too.

July 10, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
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Race to the bottom. Running a 26t oval w/Garbaruk 10-50 cassette.

July 11, 2019, 11:22 a.m.
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I'll go one better with 26t oval 51 on the new XT8100 switch to a 26in rear wheel and then watch senior citizens walk past me on the uphills :)

July 11, 2019, 11:27 a.m.
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pfffft, why stop at a 26” rear?

July 11, 2019, 1:10 p.m.
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I have a 12x150mm 26” wheel I should attempt to shoehorn into my G1629er for the lulz

July 11, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
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Until my slayer, I’ve been riding a 32/44 on my 29r and I should have made changes to that a long time ago. Slayer is 30/46 on the 27.5 and it’s incredible. I feel like a 135lb Columbian when I climb these days.

July 11, 2019, 9:47 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Race to the bottom. Running a 26t oval w/Garbaruk 10-50 cassette.

rad. i only just hear that 26 was an option recently. lots of clearance under the bb that's for sure! how's that Garbaruk cassette? what shifter and der are you using?  this is probably a light drivetrain set up.

July 12, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
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with a 26 up front, you must be in 8th or 9th on the downs....  that's a lotta chain slap.

July 12, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
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Posted by: LoamtoHome

with a 26 up front, you must be in 8th or 9th on the downs....  that's a lotta chain slap.

Only if you're pedalling.

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