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June 27, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
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I have no idea.. hope to get the low-down from our YT guy today.

June 27, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
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Posted by: Ninjatarian

Dang.  Alloy or brass nips?

According to the e-thirteen website, those wheels have alloy nipples.

June 27, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
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They won't sell me a bike with an un-cut steer tube.  : (

June 27, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

They won't sell me a bike with an un-cut steer tube.  : (

What's the reason that you want one out of curiosity?

June 27, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
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Ridden the Jeffsy the past 6 days in a row, each at a different area. I've been to SFU, Seymour, Fromme, Sumas Mtn, HammerFest and Cumberland (nice when work travel takes you to places with great trails). I'm starting to get more confident in pushing the bike on descents and haven't felt a limit yet, the progressive frame design takes hits well without bottoming and the Pike is doing ok up front. Still not totally trusting the High Roller II's though, conditions are a bit dry/loose in the cutblock trails in Cumberland and these things drift before hooking up in a way that I do not like. Will be putting a DHF on the front whenever the 2.5 WT's are back in stock.

Climbing is awesome on this thing compared to my old bike (2011 Trek Scratch 8 Air). Fire roads with the Pike/Deluxe locked out are a breeze, and technical single track with the suspension in middle setting is a blast, the thing responds well when you put the power down and traction is strong. For example, upper Climax in Cumberland is something I would never be able to get through on my old bike, with the Jeffsy I only put a foot down on a few moves and actually enjoyed riding up.

I'm definitely happy I went with the 11-46t cassette on the back (32t chainring). 32-42 would not be enough for me, I find I'm often in the 36 and 40 out back but definitely use the 46 when it gets steep or I just want to spin and recover. Not sure if I mentioned it earlier but the chain does drop back pedaling in the 40 and 46, need to play with that a bit. Supposedly the XT chain has more issues dropping than SRAM or KMC chains.


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June 27, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
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Are the HR IIs OEM or yellow print tires?  I find OEM Maxxis are not so hot.

June 27, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
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Posted by: Ninjatarian

Posted by: tungsten

They won't sell me a bike with an un-cut steer tube.  : (

What's the reason that you want one out of curiosity?

Because on my current bike with a 150 fork and a h/t couple mm's shorter than the Jeffsy I runnin' 30mm of spacers and I don't think anyone makes a short stem with a stupid rise to compensate for that.

Could just buy it and swap forks I guess. Then I'd have a Pike just like grambo but CF Pro would give me a drivetrain I could actually climb with.

June 27, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
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FWIW, the steerer on my Tues is pretty long.  Will they divulge where they cut it at?

June 27, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

Will they divulge where they cut it at?

Probably the same length OGC does!

June 28, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

OGC

?

June 29, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
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Posted by: Ninjatarian

Are the HR IIs OEM or yellow print tires? I find OEM Maxxis are not so hot.

Yellow print real deal. But they are just base model EXO, single compound, not TR. That said, they setup tubeless. They are OK but I find them unnerving and drifty in loose conditions compared to Minions, they kind of slide into turns a bit. Grip on rock rolls has been OK as long as it's straight down. Definitely roll well though. I'm looking to replace the front with a DHF WT 2.5 3C once they come back in stock online. I think I'll leave the rear for now, and will have a spare from swapping the front.

I can measure how much steer tube is coming out of the frame when I get home.


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June 30, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
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Tungsten, look at the Dmr Defy stem.

It has a super low clamp height und could solve your steerer tube issue.

Just fit enough spacers under it. Quite affordable, too.

http://www.dmrbikes.com/catalogue/department.aspx?node_id=f24dc43e-b8c1-4d9b-a1c6-a67500caeff1

Comes in 35 and 31.8 and 35 and 50mm length.


 Last edited by: Znarf on June 30, 2017, 5:57 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
June 30, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
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It looks like the spokes are actually branded by E*13. 

Still haven't heard back from YT Canada, but the E*13 guys replied within an hour.  You're really on your own when you buy from YT. 

Whatever the case, this bike is amazing.

June 30, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
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Another day, another spoke.

So far it's all been on the non-drive side, so I bit the bullet and just relaced that whole side.

Still no word from YT.

June 30, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
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Posted by: Znarf

http://www.dmrbikes.com/catalogue/department.aspx?node_id=f24dc43e-b8c1-4d9b-a1c6-a67500caeff1

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That is kewl ! <beer>

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