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NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Feb. 12, 2019, 5:47 a.m.
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Posted by: fartymarty

I don't notice the lack of travel as it is really progressive.  What I do miss is the slacker HA and longer WB.  It is a bit twitchier at high speed but not a deal breaker.

Another thing to consider would be an angle set.  I have a Works -2 and it drops the bars and steepens the STA.

Hmmm, thanks.  An angle set could be worth trying at some point.   Yeh, a longer wheelbase does provide a bit more safety I find.

Feb. 12, 2019, 6:12 a.m.
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New paint job. Supposed to be matte black but I was misled by the powder coaters:


 Last edited by: Tremeer023 on Feb. 12, 2019, 6:13 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Feb. 12, 2019, 6:15 a.m.
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Red detailing:

Feb. 12, 2019, 6:30 a.m.
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Drive side:

Feb. 12, 2019, 6:32 a.m.
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Last one, I'll stop now:

Feb. 12, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
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Posted by: FlightlessLobster

Great looking bike RAH

Thanks

Feb. 12, 2019, 9:35 a.m.
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Is that yellow and red thing in the background an adjustable MMTF that you practise on?


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Feb. 12, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
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Posted by: Tremeer023

New paint job. Supposed to be matte black but I was misled by the powder coaters:

Bike is OK, that plastic slide is a stunner!

;)


 Last edited by: RAHrider on Feb. 12, 2019, 3:01 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Feb. 12, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
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I got a 10 dollar aliexpress stem to try something shorter. It hasn't killed me yet, but I'm going to get something else before actual riding.

I'm kind of toying with the idea of trying it with a 140mm fork. I think the damper is to short, so I can't just swap an airspring. Maybe wait for new bike season and try and snag a new take-off yari or something. Does anybody have wisdom to input on offset? The AL Honzo line comes with 51mm, but the Honzo geo page suggests 46mm, though the geo is exactly the same. I don't suspect I'll be able to find a non-boost short offset fork. So it seems like its a rather costly change, which may not be worth the effort.


 Last edited by: FlightlessLobster on Feb. 12, 2019, 7:19 p.m., edited 3 times in total.
Feb. 12, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
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My friend rides his Honzo with a 150mm 51mm offset Fox 34, and he absolutely rips on it.

Feb. 13, 2019, 12:42 a.m.
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Ha, cheers. We're pretty happy with the slide. Keeps the kids entertained whilst I mess around with the bike.

My fork is a 140mm 29r Yari with 51mm offset. Works pretty well even with a slack (64 -65 degree sagged position) head angle. Bit of flop at low speeds but better stability at higher speed. 

From what I've read, a 5mm difference in offset is so marginal in terms of feel on the trails.  As noticeable as running a bit more or less sag, or a slightly fatter rear tyre.


 Last edited by: Tremeer023 on Feb. 13, 2019, 12:54 a.m., edited 3 times in total.
Feb. 13, 2019, 7:45 p.m.
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Joined: May 11, 2018

Posted by: FlightlessLobster

I got a 10 dollar aliexpress stem to try something shorter. It hasn't killed me yet, but I'm going to get something else before actual riding.

I'm kind of toying with the idea of trying it with a 140mm fork. I think the damper is to short, so I can't just swap an airspring. Maybe wait for new bike season and try and snag a new take-off yari or something. Does anybody have wisdom to input on offset? The AL Honzo line comes with 51mm, but the Honzo geo page suggests 46mm, though the geo is exactly the same. I don't suspect I'll be able to find a non-boost short offset fork. So it seems like its a rather costly change, which may not be worth the effort.

I rode my Ti Honzo for 2 years with a 140 Pike (I suspect it has 51mm offset). I now ride with 130 DVO, and I liked the 140 Pike better.

On a totally unconnected point, I have a 140mm non-boost pike for sale. I got the crown/steerer replaced about a year ago as the old one creaked. The fork was rebuilt and then I rode it briefly before buying a new DVO and the pike has been in a box since. PM me if interested.

Feb. 13, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
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Not sure your model of dvo, but have you tried bumping it to 140? I have a diamond and adjusting the travel is free and not too tough.  Loving my diamond.

Feb. 13, 2019, 10 p.m.
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Posted by: Kenny

Not sure your model of dvo, but have you tried bumping it to 140? I have a diamond and adjusting the travel is free and not too tough.  Loving my diamond.

Next oil change, it's going up!

Feb. 14, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
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Posted by: Kenny

Not sure your model of dvo, but have you tried bumping it to 140? I have a diamond and adjusting the travel is free and not too tough.  Loving my diamond.

I have a diamond too and its an excellent fork. My new bike is based on a 170mm fork so I can't use it which totally sucks or else Id still be using it.

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