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May 28, 2021, 10:54 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 27, 2007
Re: WBP 21

Scroll to the bottom of the pass page where they have all options in the table. It’s clearly there as Bonus Day for 5, 10 day and twilight passes

March 21, 2021, 6:21 p.m.
Posts: 30
Joined: Aug. 27, 2007
Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: tungsten

PRocks=Trying out a mullet setup on the WideAngle after finding a set of Marzocchi 29er lowers for cheap

I did that on a 2005 Reign fork was 454. Sat so high up I got nose bleeds. Woulda' changing lowers changed that at all? Prolly should have used an angleset.

I bumped the travel on the Smashpot down to 150mm to keep it closer to stock height. Already have a -2* angleset installed

March 21, 2021, 6:12 p.m.
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Re: WBP 21

According to the DFX email just received, extended play is on. Stoked

March 21, 2021, 2:57 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

Trying out a mullet setup on the WideAngle after finding a set of Marzocchi 29er lowers for cheap

Oct. 26, 2020, 1:32 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 27, 2007
Re: Which knee pads are you guys using?

I’m using the Chromag knees for all pedal rides, and Fox Launch Pro (d30 with hard shell removable knee caps) for bike park/shuttle. No complaints about either. Crashed whilst wearing them and each time they did their job very well.

I forget I’m wearing the Chromag ones most of the time. They are very well designed, never move around and offer more than adequate protection. 

The Fox ones are a bit bulkier of course but that doesn’t matter given their intended purpose. Fit is great, protection is excellent however they can get a bit sweaty in the summer heat. Not a big deal when you’re not pedaling all day though.

Sept. 6, 2020, 6:55 a.m.
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Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Updated a couple of parts on mine to colour match. Not a clean and pretty photo but this thing is a beast, so stoked on it

June 23, 2020, 8:17 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 27, 2007
Re: WBP 20

Yup. Fuck Vail. That’s ridiculous. Plus the fact they cancelled kids DFX summer camps with 10 days notice, leaving everyone scrambling last minute. 

Typical Vail, no shits given about all the locals that could have helped them survive this summer.

Feb. 25, 2020, 2:53 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 27, 2007
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: heathen
Do you have a better picture of the head tube with the angleset installed? Looks like you gained some height on the top. Did it raise the bottom too?

I also put a 160mm fork on. I found the 150mm not enough. With how dynamic the head angle and handlebar height is I am surprised they speced such a short head tube. Just put a 35mm rise bar so I can remove some spacers, make it look cleaner.

Here’s a zoomed in version, sorry about the quality. I’ve also included the geometry calculations so you can see what the 160mm fork in conjunction with the -2 headset did for me

Feb. 25, 2020, 7:01 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: heathen

Posted by: PembyRocks

Chromag WideAngle M/L with -2 headset and Fox 36 forks. My go to bike for everything but bike park. 

How do you like the angle set? You HA is roughly 63deg now? I find the 65 they come stock with a little steep.

I like it. Slacker is better (to a point) with the hardtail geometry as it’s only the front end that sags. It rides really really well at that head angle, I was surprised at the difference. I also put 160mm Fox 36 forks on there in place of the 150mm 34 fields I had for the first year of ownership. It charges through stuff with a lot of confidence now

Feb. 24, 2020, 4:07 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Chromag WideAngle M/L with -2 headset and Fox 36 forks. My go to bike for everything but bike park. 

Feb. 23, 2020, 8:33 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: KevinP

Looking for the same thing for my wide angle. Which headset did you get exactly? The works site is confusing

Thx

2.0 Degree EC44-ZS56 Angle Headset - To Suit Tapered Steerer Tube - Headtube Length:SET 2 100-109mm

Feb. 22, 2020, 6:37 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 27, 2007
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: michel77

Posted by: heathen

Posted by: michel77

Posted by: heathen

Still rocling my Chromag Wideangle for the 2020 season. 160mm Pike, 36mm rims with 2.6 Minion DHF.  Super fun bike. I just rode it and left my fully at home and I have really picked up the pace. So fun to push the limits.

That's a nice rig, what year is that?  Looks like pretty modern geo with the steep seat tube angle?

2018 Wideangle. Modern geo but I wish the HT angle was more slack.

Angleset would work on that to slacken the front end?

I have a -2 degree headset from Works Components on my ‘18 WideAngle. Made an already fun bike an awesome bike. Slackened the head angle, steepened the seat angle. 

I put on a 50mm stem in place of the 40mm to counter the slightly shorter top tube length because of it.

Feb. 20, 2020, 5:27 a.m.
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Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

They don’t make them anymore but it allows a regular derailleur to be run with a 50t cassette. It’s too bad they’re no longer available because they work very well on 1x11 drivetrains; I have one on my hardtail as well. 

Feb. 19, 2020, 8:26 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 27, 2007
Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

New build for me over the winter. Tried to keep it pretty local with Transition, Chromag, OneUp, NSB and PNW. Very stoked on her

Patrol Carbon large with DHX2 475lb coil, Wolftooth headset and full RideWrap

Fox 36 GRIP2 170mm with Push ACS3 green coil, NSB hose guide

Chromag bars, stem, spacers/topcap, saddle, clamp, rims (Hope Pro4 hubs)

OneUp 210 post, composite pedals, chainguide, oval ring, shark cage, pump/edc tool, fork axle

PNW loam grips

Saint calipers, XT levers, 203/180 rotors, NSB adapter

XTR shifter, derailleur, cranks

Sunrace 11-50 cassette, XT chain

Maxxis Assegai/DHR2 EXO+ with Huck Norris inserts

July 7, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 27, 2007
Re: What Alu Tubless rims have you've been happy most with

Chromag Phase 30. Best rims I've had. Broke 3 rims (XT, Flow mk3 and Giant carbon) before running these. I've beaten the snot out of them on my hardtail for the past 18 months and, apart from an initial re-tension after the first couple of rides, haven't touched them. No dents, stayed true. Highly recommended. 

I know a few people that run the beefier one (BA30) in the back too for a bit of extra security. I haven't felt the need though

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