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NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

June 25, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
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Someone asked for more Rootdown photos.  Here's mine.

2021 Chromag Rootdown, Size XL

Fox 36 160mm Grip2

Shimano XT 4-Piston Brakes, 203mm Front, 180mm Rear

Shimano XT 10-51 Drivetrain (including 170mm cranks)

North Shore Billet Chainring, 30T

North Shore Billet Brake Adapters

OneUp 210 mm Dropper w/ Shimano i-Spec EV Dropper Lever

OneUp Carbon Bars

OneUp Grips

OneUp Composite Pedals

WTB Volt Saddle

DT Swiss XMC1200 Wheels (30mm inner)

Maxxis DHF 2.5 / DHR II 2.4 Tires

June 25, 2021, 2:36 p.m.
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I'm not able to add files either.  Or at least I don't know how...

June 25, 2021, 11:34 p.m.
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Joined: May 11, 2018

Posted by: MTBintheVan

Someone asked for more Rootdown photos.  Here's mine.

2021 Chromag Rootdown, Size XL

Fox 36 160mm Grip2

Shimano XT 4-Piston Brakes, 203mm Front, 180mm Rear

Shimano XT 10-51 Drivetrain (including 170mm cranks)

North Shore Billet Chainring, 30T

North Shore Billet Brake Adapters

OneUp 210 mm Dropper w/ Shimano i-Spec EV Dropper Lever

OneUp Carbon Bars

OneUp Grips

OneUp Composite Pedals

WTB Volt Saddle

DT Swiss XMC1200 Wheels (30mm inner)

Maxxis DHF 2.5 / DHR II 2.4 Tires

That is one clean looking rootdown. You even got to ride it yet? Go get that thing dirty! Looks sweet, and a solid build.

June 26, 2021, 11:32 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

I haven't posted here in a looooong time. Here's my new 2021 Trek Procaliber 9.7, all stock with the exception of a dropper post and some 12 degree handlebars.

This bike is super fast and I'm having a blast on it. 

July 16, 2021, 12:51 a.m.
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Took the new(kinda) rigid out in its new mullet mode today.

The ~18kg of passenger between me and the bars meant no hooning, and not much analysis, but so far it seems like it's gonna be a fun machine. 

Moxie Pipedream V1 'long'. Currently using a Surly Karate Monkey Steel fork. 29x2.5 DHF up front, 27x2.8 Rekon out back. 

Really looking forward to the different shenanigans I have planned. Glad it's fun rigid (for options) and pretty sure it'll be a blast with a 210 dropper and suspension fork.

Aug. 23, 2021, 12:37 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 9, 2019

About time to revive this thread a bit! Also a possibility to show off my new custom frame, with matching fork :)

It's an Egérie frame, built with Reynolds 853 and Columbus Zona, with a Selva R fork painted to match.

Reach 510, RC 340, and headangle of 63.5.

Aug. 23, 2021, 5:09 p.m.
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RC 340? Should that be 430? Or do you have the shortest stays in town?

Aug. 23, 2021, 10:39 p.m.
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Haha, yeah those should say 440!

Aug. 26, 2021, 6:37 a.m.
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Posted by: olaa

About time to revive this thread a bit! Also a possibility to show off my new custom frame, with matching fork :)

It's an Egérie frame, built with Reynolds 853 and Columbus Zona, with a Selva R fork painted to match.

Reach 510, RC 340, and headangle of 63.5.

Sweet frame, and good numbers!  Did you choose to leave the seat tube that long or is that for structural strength at the tube junction?  I cut it down on my Chromag to run a longer dropper, so just curious.

Aug. 26, 2021, 6:50 a.m.
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Thanks!

I must admit that I don't have a good answer for that. I specified a 440mm seattube, and the builder built the frame this way to get strength, a stiff bb area, and some vertical compliance combined with that length seattube. I gave the builder quite a bit of freedom for how to build the frame, while still keeping the numbers that i specified, and this is what he came up with :)

With this length seattube I can easily fit a 210 mm dropper, so for me there is no need for cutting further.

Aug. 26, 2021, 4:29 p.m.
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Have you ridden the Selva previously? I'm really interested in the Selva Coil but really struggle to find much in the way of reviews or real world feedback.

Aug. 27, 2021, 12:18 a.m.
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Joined: Oct. 9, 2019

No, this is a bit of a gamble. I like to tinker a bit with suspension and it has gotten good reviews, so i figured it will work well. Got a pretty good deal on it as well!

Originally I wanted a Selva C, but those were not available until november. He did have a Selva R that i got a really good deal on, so I went for that. 

I'll come back with a first ride review whenever frame and fork show up :)

Aug. 29, 2021, 7:20 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013

That green and gold looks awesome!

Aug. 30, 2021, 7:23 a.m.
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Posted by: mrbrett

That green and gold looks awesome!

Thank you! It is so hard to figure out what the colours actually will look like. That gold colour is theoretically a bronze colour, and the green looked a bit different on another base material. So, i'm quite happy with how it turned out. And i am hitting refresh on the browser every two minutes or so, hoping to get it all delivered and built up!

Also, check out the Egerie website for more builds, as well as his motorcycle builds that are pretty sweet!  http://www.egerie-velo.com/

Aug. 30, 2021, 8:04 a.m.
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Dat brake mount though!

be like...

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