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June 13, 2018, 5:06 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2018 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Here's something unusual....2005 Turner 4X. Built as a pumptrack/flow trail weapon. Total weight 21.4 pounds / 9.7kg

Frame: 2005 Turner 4X, w/ Fox RP3 S4 tuned

Fork: Rockshox SID WC Blackbox Dual Air

Headset: Chris King Steelset

Stem: Truvativ Descendent 35

Bar: Raceface Next R

Grip: Renthal Kevlar

Seat: Selle Italia SLR

Seatpost: Thomson Elite

Cranks: XTR M980 + 36t Ebay narrow-wide w/ KCNC hardware

Chain: Shimano HG901-11

Shifter: Shimano Saint 10 speed

Housing: Nokon

Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9000 w/ Zee cage

Cassette: Shimano XTR M9000 reduced to 5 gears, 11-19

Pedals: HT ME03T

Brake: Shimano XTR Race / XT, NSB adapter, Ashima Ai2 rotor, ti bolts throughout

Front wheel: Spank Oozy260 Trail/DT Comp/Atomlab Pimplite DJ, Maxxis Crossmark 2.1", Schwalbe alu valve

Rear Wheel: Spank Oozy260 Trail/DT Comp/Hadley SS, Schwalbe Thunder Burt 2.1", Schwalbe alu valve

If only there was an XTR DH group...

carbon fork, aluminum frame, steel headset.

Jan. 12, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - DH/Park Bike Thread

Steelset, nice. You ride that in the park? There were some great 4x frames out in the mid 2000s that could be built into killer trail bikes.

I haven't had a chance to ride it anywhere just yet…pretty excited to explore the possibilities in the spring though. Though it is old as hell, the geometry on this thing is surprisingly progressive, I would say definitely comparable to modern slope geo. 16.2" stays, which is among the shortest on any horst-link frame I am aware of. Fairly low BB, 22.5"ish TT.

Jan. 11, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - DH/Park Bike Thread

Not a park bike, not really a slopestyle bike, not sure what thread this belongs in…

25.77 pounds as pictured. 2005ish Turner 4X team frame.


I've always wanted this frame, and I saw this one pop up for sale in Europe while I was planning a vacation. So I had it shipped to my hotel and brought it home with me, built it up with spare parts from my home garage and my bike shop's broken shit bin. Turned out pretty stellar all things considered.

Frame: 2005 Turner 4X, medium, w/ Fox RP3
Fork: 2008 Fox 36 Float R (old, kinda heavy, barely works)
Headset: Chris King Steelset with a gorgeous patina
Stem: Kore Repute
Bar: Deity CZ38
Grip: Dartmoor Block
Seat: Selle Italia SLR
Seatpost: Deity Syringe
Cranks: Truvativ Stylo + 36t Ebay narrow-wide w/ alu bolts
Chain: Shimano CN-6701
Shifter: Shimano Saint 10 speed
Housing: Nokon
Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9000 w/ Zee cage
Cassette: Shimano Tiagra reduced to 6 gears, 11-19
Pedals: Deity Compound
Brake: Shimano XTR Race M985 level on XT M785 caliper, ti bolts, NSB adapter, Ashima Ai2 rotor
Front wheel: Sun Inferno 31/DT Comp/Atomlab Pimplite DJ, Maxxis Crossmark 2.1"
Rear Wheel: Sun Inferno 31/Comp/Hadley SS, Continental Race King 2.0"

Jan. 9, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
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If You Put A Flat Bar On A CX Bike Does That Make It 29er???

Most cross riders ride technical stuff on the drops, particularly descents. Lower centre of mass. I think the widest drop bar is a 46 but there are also flared out adventure bars that are a lot wider. Might be a better compromise than a flat bar. https://ritcheylogic.com/venturemax-handlebar

Flared bars make a huge difference. I have bars with a 12 degree flare, and even that amount increases control in technical situations (plus jumping) by a tremendous amount. Might be less aero, but I am definitely never going back.

Dec. 9, 2015, 9:13 a.m.
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NSMB - 2015 – Mountain Bike Thread (full suspension)

My Stumpjumper Evo carbon.

Yes, I actually sought out and purchased a 26" frame in 2015.

I switched from a Spitfire V1 to this. It checked off most of the things I wanted to improve upon from the Spitfire: through-axle rear, pivot bearings rather than bushings, more travel, less weight (nearly two pounds on the frame alone, despite the added travel and stoutness), and most importantly shorter chainstays. I dropped a size (large to medium) and threw on a slightly longer stem to make the bike easier to throw around as I spend 99% of my serious riding time on a dirt jump bike.

I transferred over all the parts (fresh chain/cassette/ring) from my initial Banshee build as this is meant to be a more budget-oriented bike. The fork is blown so I am keeping an eye out for a cheap used replacement. The tires are the lower-end hard compound version and they are terrible, I am replacing the front ASAP. The saddle and I really do not get along so I am planning on switching over to a railed Specialized seat.

I love this thing, it is a blast on the trail. Due to a ton of factors, it tracks the ground better than my old bike, and it's still far easier to pick up and throw around.

Feb. 15, 2014, 3:39 p.m.
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Who makes the strongest freehub?

I bought a Hadley SS hub around five years ago, put a 12t steel cog on it, and never touched it again (other than lacing up new rims). Just today I took the cog off and had a look at the damage…none. The freehub is in factory shape, there's not a mark on it. You could run your finger along the splines and not feel any imperfection. Way better than the steel freehub on my old Hope hub.

Jan. 18, 2014, 10:12 a.m.
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NSMB - 2014 – Enduro / Trail Bike Thread


26.8 pounds with these tires. Love it.

Oct. 13, 2013, 8:47 p.m.
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Options for New 26" Trail Bikes?

Banshee slashed the prices of the previous-gen Spitfire since the new one came out. If you don't mind keeping a close eye on the pivots, it's a great frame…excellent geo and quite light.

Sept. 13, 2013, 7:56 p.m.
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Quebec's Values Charter

It's a ploy to drive an election while the know full well that the majority of Quebecer's stand behind them on this. The supreme court of Canada, hopefully, has some jurisdiction in Quebec still for when they do pass it after an election to get it stricken on the first challenge. IN THE MEANTIME… if you're hiring in an industry that can use some good people who are being maligned because they wear a non-christian symbol to work (crucifix of an abnormal size is impossible to define), it's probably worth while to create an advertising campaign exploiting the idiots over there.

The Supreme Court won't be doing anything. Quebec has used s.33 of the Charter more than any other province and I'd be _very _surprised if they didn't use it again.

Sept. 6, 2013, 7:53 p.m.
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NSMB - 2013 - Enduro/Trail Bike Build thread

More importantly the steel bead contis are not black chili compound. Get those and your bike will be lighter and tires will work a lot better.

I almost certainly will - this is my first full suspension bike so I figured I should buy cheap tires until I figured out what pressure, tread, and size I prefer, then go from there. That said I really do like these so I'll probably shell out for the nicest version when it's time to replace them.

Sept. 5, 2013, 7:22 a.m.
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NSMB - 2013 - Enduro/Trail Bike Build thread

26.5 pounds

Cutting the seatpost, switching to folding (currently wire bead) tires and running lighter tubes would probably save me a fair few grams. But I'm really happy with it regardless.

June 6, 2013, 4:14 p.m.
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NSMB - 2013 - Hardtail Build thread


Deity Streetsweeper proto - 24.7 pounds.

Frame: Deity Streetsweeper proto
Fork: 2007 Fox 36 Float, 2009 R internals, 2009 32 piston
Headset: FSA Impact
Stem: Kore Repute
Bar: Deity CZ38
Grip: Sensus
Seat: Deity Divot
Seatpost: SDG Micro I-Beam
Cranks: Deity Vendetta 3.0, VTI spindle, 28t Deity Termite sprocket
Chain: SRAM PC-1
Pedals: Deity Compound
Brake: Shimano XT, 140mm Hope floating rotor
Front wheel: Sun Inferno 31/Atomlab Pimplite DJ, Specialized Compound Control 2.2"
Rear wheel: Sun Inferno 31/Hadley SS, Specialized Compound Control 2.0"

Feb. 13, 2013, 5:56 p.m.
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Nexus 4

No removable battery or expandable storage? Boo.

Big minus IMO - my phone only has 16GB of storage BUT it has a microSD slot so I can bump that up to 80GB when I get around to it, and microSD card capacities keep getting higher.

Jan. 16, 2013, 9:52 p.m.
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NSMB - 2013 - Enduro/Trail Bike Build thread


27 pounds flat with some admittedly light-duty tires and rotors. In love with this thing.

Now just need to figure out seat height and suspension settings (thanks FullMonty)…

Jan. 3, 2013, 10:57 p.m.
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NSMB - 2013 - DH/FR Build thread

Nightwolf seat looks great on there.

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