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NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Dec. 25, 2019, 1:43 p.m.
Posts: 55
Joined: May 1, 2018

I had a switchback. Nice bike but lime loads of the trail hardtails I reckon they’re overbuilt in the rear triangle so don’t feel really comfortable.

April 26, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Posts: 15
Joined: Dec. 6, 2008

Posted by: RideEverything

Here's mine.

A 2019 Honzo ST size XL.

I got this frame at the end of November last year as a warranty for my 2012 Honzo. I wasn't very keen on the green metallic paint so I diy stripped the frame down to raw and put a rattle can matte finish clear coat on it.

2016 RC2 Float 36 160mm non-boost

Works Components -2 angleset

Chromag cockpit with Sensus Meaty Paws grips

A mix of Sram GX, X0 and SunRace drivetrain

Nobl TR36 rim on an E13 LG1 front and a Spank 359 Vibrocore with steel freehub rear

Saint 200mm/180mm brakes

9point8 175mm

Magic Mary with CushCore F/R

Nice! A proper big person bike. Couple of questions:

1. What’s your saddle height? The Honzo seems to have a matching reasonable stack height for taller people.

2. Did you cut your bars? I have the same ones but yours look narrower.

April 26, 2020, 12:37 p.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: Jan. 2, 2018

Posted by: Heinous

I had a switchback. Nice bike but lime loads of the trail hardtails I reckon they’re overbuilt in the rear triangle so don’t feel really comfortable.

I have been super impressed with my chameleon carbon this far, particularly from a comfort perspective. 

I'm currently running it as a mixed wheelsize, 29x2.6 front and 27.5x2.8 rear which is amazing.

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