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April 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
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Re: 29front/27.5 rear...anyone try it on a hardtail?

Cool. Glad it worked out.

except for the cranks, the cranks are not cool, you were not exaggerating.

April 17, 2019, 9:53 p.m.
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Re: the future of mtb's

More things to argue about on forums.

April 14, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
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Re: 29front/27.5 rear...anyone try it on a hardtail?

In general I think it would be better to take a 27.5 bike and put a shorter travel 29" fork and wheel on it. You can match stack height exactly if you wanted, and it wont affect the intended frame geometry at all.

But take whatever you've got and do some science for us. My prediction is that it the 9mm drop in BB will be quite noticeable because the Honzo is already very low. And if you're using a 120mm fork it will be OK, but much more then that and you'll slacken out the seat angle too much.

You can play around here without having to recall high school math.

https://bikegeo.muha.cc/

April 3, 2019, 6:55 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

How much longer and slacker can it all go?

March 30, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
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Re: Seymour Conditions

No snow on CBC, everything is good.

March 20, 2019, 5:23 p.m.
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Re: Seymour Conditions

I haven't seen it personally, I just rode up GSM and down deere but that was a few days ago. But in my estimation it should be good by now. SixZeroSixOne just said Dales was good, and that's a little higher.

Empress bypass was closed again today. Might have just been temp for somebody working on it lower down.

March 18, 2019, 11:34 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Decided I needed to give it a try with a 140mm fork, so I bought RAHriders Pike. It's a great change. I can still climb up all the switchbacks on GSM, which I've decided is my guideline. It doesn't feel like it wanders anymore to me, the only other change I made was sliding my seat to offset SA change. It does feel a little more floppy at inchworm speeds, having slackened 1deg and 7mm of offset but Isn't a serious detriment. Its just the only negative I can notice. The extra bit of travel really gives it confidence. I was always weary of jumps that land into rooty sections and imperfect transitions with 120mm, but it feels much more grounded. That extra bit of travel really feels like it has more to give.

Glad I swapped it. I'd defiantly recommend anyone building a Honzo up to consider 140.

March 18, 2019, 4:28 p.m.
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Re: Seymour Conditions

Lower Seymour trails, like John Deere and below are perfect. Could not be in better condition. You can get in a great couple laps of the lower trails.

Empress bypass is also open, and is polished and beautiful. I discovered my brakes weren't working on the first or second berm and flew off it. Still a 10/10 experience.

Great new life in that trail, I even went up again for another lap.

March 13, 2019, 4:26 p.m.
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Re: Do you ride a hardtail?

Hardtail riders are kind of like vegans.We're anouying, and we'll let you know. So there's a bit of unequal representation.

March 12, 2019, 9:15 p.m.
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Re: Seymour Conditions

I went up golf course, academy, rtc, and down applicator, salamander, sticks and stones today. Short slush sections on the climb but the dirt is good. Looked like too much snow to continue up further, though it may have been one of those big mysterious patches.

March 11, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
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Re: 28T chainring with 12 Speed drivetrain?

I just got a 30t chainring to go on my 11-42 drivetrain, I was hoping the extra 2 teeth would help me grind up those steep bits a little better without having to come out of the saddle so much. Turns out I already had a 30t. So I can't count, and am more out of shape than I thought.

Oops.

March 3, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
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Re: Best time to sell bikes

Hardtails are often in demand near the end of the season for winter riding. Spring is the bigger market, with more people selling and more people buying. I don't notice prices changing a whole lot though. It's just a difference in how long it will take.

Feb. 12, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

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.

Feb. 11, 2019, 4:37 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Great looking bike RAH

Jan. 17, 2019, 7:07 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

I ride a hardtail because bikes got expensive. I just make up non-sense about enjoying the challenge to make myself feel better. I made the mistake of weighing my bike lately and found that there are some DH race bikes not much heavier. Somebody please hug me and tell me steel hardtails are cool.

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