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Feb. 3, 2020, 9:21 p.m.
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Re: Chromag fully?

Posted by: craw

Posted by: jon

By the way if you email Joe at Starling he may be selling off some demo frames with a fresh paint job. My XL Murmur frame arrives next week.

Interesting. Please do a post about your frame when It arrives.

Will do. The frame arrived safely last week. Paint job looks very nice and it will be much more subtle that my previous build. Just waiting on some parts from Cane Creek for the build and then some time.

Feb. 3, 2020, 9:20 p.m.
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Re: Chromag fully?

Posted by: xy9ine

Posted by: jon

By the way if you email Joe at Starling he may be selling off some demo frames with a fresh paint job. My XL Murmur frame arrives next week.

sweet! what's pricing like?

I can't divulge details but I'm very glad I asked. Just shoot Joe an email.

Jan. 24, 2020, 12:23 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Chromag fully?

By the way if you email Joe at Starling he may be selling off some demo frames with a fresh paint job. My XL Murmur frame arrives next week.

Jan. 15, 2020, 6 p.m.
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Re: Chromag fully?

Oh and happy 50th birthday to Cookie! 😉

Jan. 15, 2020, 3:04 p.m.
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Re: Chromag fully?

Chromag had a fully front triangle in view on their insta story today.

https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/18176743/

Dec. 6, 2019, 7:29 a.m.
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Re: Chromag fully?

I wonder if earlb has been a consultant on the project after all his garage builds. ;)

Dec. 2, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
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Re: Advice on Titanium Hardtail - all opinions welcome.

Thanks Syncro. Yep it's a Corvid Dirtsurfer. Never been so happy with a bike. Custom frame with sagged geometry of 65 deg HA and 76 deg SA. -35mm bottom bracket drop, 342mm chainstays, 490mm reach blah blah blah.

Built with XO1 Eagle, Canecreek Helm, EEWings, 110 headset, White bottom bracket, Traction Control Industries stem and bar, WeAreOne Agent rims laced to Hope hubs.

I particularly love how low that top tube is, makes the bike super easy to throw around. Add in the titanium ride where it somehow feels forgiving but also responsive and accurate, and you have a steep technical trail scalpel.

If you are at all toying with a ti frame and want something custom the definitely give Chad a call. Awesome builder to work with.

There are about 6 of these frames under riders in the PNW now and for good reason.

Dec. 2, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
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Re: Chromag fully?

Yeah this could be dangerous. If they take their Doctahawk geometry to a full suspension concept.... Consider me very interested.

Dec. 1, 2019, 7:57 p.m.
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Chromag fully?

Has anyone been picking up on some posts from Chromag on their Instagram account that look suspiciously like parts for a fully suspended frame?

Dec. 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Advice on Titanium Hardtail - all opinions welcome.

Am I too late?

https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/17026098/#cid10364336

I'm struggling to link the actual photo from my phone. Will fix this later.

April 18, 2019, 4:12 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Well I'm a good few rides in now and I'm smitten.

The frame in combination with the cranks exhibits a stiffer feel than my Surface under power. I can't say what it is specifically but the stays on this frame are larger than my previous frame so maybe that's it. Either way the bike feels really good when getting up a technical climb.

The great news is the my geo is spot on where I wanted it. The stack, reach, head angle, it all feels really natural and confidence inspiring. That low stand over makes the bike feel so nimble under you in the steeps and easy to make some fun shapes on. You can really lean into the fork in the turns and carve so sweetly around the twisty stuff. The bike is lively, comfortable and very shreddy. Maybe there's something to the titanium spring. It certainly feels smooth (for a hardtail) and super quiet too.

My first rides on the bike were in the unfamiliar terrain of Moab, but since I got back I've got in a load of rides on my more familiar local stuff so I have a good baseline now. Steel is real for sure, but ti is slightly sweeter.

Kudos to Brian Earle for tipping me off on the Terrain Control Industries bar and stem. The stem looks sick and in combination with the bar is a very comfortable ride. I like the 10 degree back sweep and will probably keep the bar at it's full width.

March 25, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
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Re: Do you ride a hardtail?

I have a hard tail for various reasons.

1. It keeps me honest and reminds me how to ride my fully both fast and efficiently but not letting me get lazy.

2. Winter.

3. Fun. Honestly I get to ride on the ragged edge more on the hardtail than on the fully and I love that sense of just getting away with it on my hardtail.

4. Big summer alpine rides.

5. Sentimental reasons.

6. Bike whore.

March 25, 2019, 10:46 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Nearly finished building this beauty. First ride will be on a road trip to Moab for a week. Custom Corvid Dirtsurfer frame. 490mm reach, 450mm seat tube, 65deg head angle at 20% sag, 160mm travel Cane Creek Helm, We Are One Agent rims laced to Hope hubs, plus some more spangly bits.

Corvid Dirtsurfer

July 27, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
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Re: long travel wagon wheelers

Yeah, I'd say this is a technique thing. I used to buzz my ass on my tire but that's rare now as I've gotten used to not having to throw my weight so far back.

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