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NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Dec. 7, 2020, 9:41 a.m.
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Posted by: Taz123

where did you order them from?

CRC has GX Eagle chains - they won't ship SRAM to Canada. I have a UK relative. Jenson has NX Eagle chains...they also won't ship SRAM to Canada, but there are cross border services for that situation.

Since I was at it I ordered chains for my Shimano drivetrain bikes and spare brake pads for my Shimano/SRAM brakes as well. The other stuff seems to be available, but who knows what'll go into supply chain crisis mode next? I have lots of tires and other parts so unless I have a bad crash I should be good for 2021.


 Last edited by: Vikb on Dec. 7, 2020, 9:43 a.m., edited 2 times in total.
Dec. 7, 2020, 10:10 a.m.
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In my experience, X01/XX1 Eagle chains last considerably longer than GX Eagle and are worth the approximately double in price, with well over double the lifespan. Getting the good chain is useful for protecting that $300+ cassette.


 Last edited by: D_C_ on Dec. 7, 2020, 10:11 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 9, 2020, 10:36 a.m.
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Posted by: twk

Now all you slow-to-conform single speeders will have the ‘option’ to ride bikes a better way!

Covid wants you to single speed! Why else would there be no Eagle chains until July!?!?!?!??!?!?!???

Even Singlespeed spacers have to be scavenged from the dark corners of various parts bins. And the cleaning gnomes in my workshop are on strike...

I'll post a proper picture of the build once I have it all together ;)

Looking forward to seeing the whole thing.  I'd recognise that frame anywhere.

Dec. 9, 2020, 11:16 p.m.
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2020 Chromag Wideangle

Sorry, taking it back to the hardtails. Just finished building my 2020 Chromag Wideangle.

  • DVO Diamond D1 150mm
  • Full Shimano XT 1X12 and 4-piston calipers
  • Chromag Phase 30 wheels
  • Chromag BZA bar and stem, Trailmaster saddle
  • OneUp dropper and pedals

Wanted to build something different from my 29'er. Love being on a 27.5 hardtail!


 Last edited by: Jfong92 on Dec. 9, 2020, 11:21 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 10, 2020, 7:19 a.m.
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Posted by: Jfong92

2020 Chromag Wideangle

Sorry, taking it back to the hardtails. Just finished building my 2020 Chromag Wideangle.

  • DVO Diamond D1 150mm
  • Full Shimano XT 1X12 and 4-piston calipers
  • Chromag Phase 30 wheels
  • Chromag BZA bar and stem, Trailmaster saddle
  • OneUp dropper and pedals

Wanted to build something different from my 29'er. Love being on a 27.5 hardtail!

Love the colour of that bike. Looks like a ton of fun too. 27.5 doesn't get enough love these days. Also, a set of long mud huggers on a 27.5 bike gives so much coverage and makes for the ultimate winter bike.

I see you really embraced the dvo/one up green. Good on you for trying to work that wholly unnatural colour into your bike.

Dec. 10, 2020, 8:44 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

Chromag has a bunch of one-offs HT builds for sale. 

https://chromagbikes.com/collections/bike-shed?fbclid=IwAR2PRc6iojjpSmEqoBeYe51_IRm0horJ_jDEtWdZO2-Y0gchRprqxRMVC2I

Dec. 10, 2020, 10:33 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013

https://nsmb.com/photos/view/20106/

Just finished putting this together last week, and it's a great bike.

Z1 coil, SLX/XT drivetrain and brakes, We Are One wheels, etc.

... having a hard time with a photo. It's a Doctahawk.


 Last edited by: mrbrett on Dec. 10, 2020, 10:37 a.m., edited 5 times in total.
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Dec. 10, 2020, 10:37 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

26" ain't dead!!!! Its just locked in the Zwift pain cave.

Dec. 10, 2020, 5 p.m.
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Posted by: D_C_

In my experience, X01/XX1 Eagle chains last considerably longer than GX Eagle and are worth the approximately double in price, with well over double the lifespan. Getting the good chain is useful for protecting that $300+ cassette.

Yes and no. In terms of elongation absolutely. They don’t seem to elongate much at all saving the cassette. But I think they become sloppy laterally which affects shifting. Maybe the result of chain angle in lower gears? I’m still very impressed with longevity. I’m replacing my chains annually as well as the chain ring. I seem to hear noisy rings if I put a new chain on without a new ring.

Dec. 10, 2020, 6:23 p.m.
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MrBrett

Dec. 10, 2020, 7:18 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013

Thanks!

Dec. 10, 2020, 11:41 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 13, 2018

That Doctahawk is a beaut.


 Last edited by: Bushpilot on Dec. 10, 2020, 11:42 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 11, 2020, 6:57 a.m.
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Posted by: Bushpilot

That Doctahawk is a beaut.

Yes! Looks great. :-)

Dec. 15, 2020, 2:23 p.m.
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https://youtu.be/e9O52PSCIME

Dec. 16, 2020, 12:56 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

No no no how many times have I told you that short chainstays are good for climbing because they tuck the wheel under you!!

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