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    New Sergeant owner here in Ontario. Feast your eyes on this bike porn.


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    oh man that's a beauty!
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    RSD Sergeant thread (Pix are appreciated)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Sarge's cousin makes the sergeant thread! Gratz Bric!


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    here it is now. all i have to do is put the chain on and set the rear dropout length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughMann View Post
    here it is now. all i have to do is put the chain on and set the rear dropout length.
    dig them orange pedals human since i have the same..now for a orange seat post clamp and maybe stem spacers would be wild.
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    Well, I gave up. I put my deposit on a 2017 a couple months ago, but then RSD had to go have a 35% off sale. Not to mention reading all your posts and looking at all these pictures... Now my 2016 is in the mail! I haven't ridden one yet, but I got to believe this is one of the best bike deals ever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HughMann View Post
    here it is now. all i have to do is put the chain on and set the rear dropout length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjstlouis View Post
    We'll, I gave up. I put my deposit on a 2017 a couple months ago, but then RSD had to go have a 35% off sale. Not to mention reading all your posts and looking at all these pictures... Now my 2016 is in the mail! I haven't ridden one yet, but I got to believe this is one of the best bike deals ever...
    TJ, you're gonna love it! Gratz, Dood!!


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    it also seems like i can only fit a 75mm dropper post. 130-135ishmm of post showing

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughMann View Post
    it also seems like i can only fit a 75mm dropper post. 130-135ishmm of post showing
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    i have short legs

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    We can throw ya on a rack and stretch em...

    I rarely ride with full extension since I play too much to make it useful. Perhaps you can ride with the seat down some for the majority of playing and just slam it when needed. Also trying to keep Sarge svelte.
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    I had the same problem. Got a gravity dropper, removed boot.

    Looks good, light, durable as fvck. 3 inches is plenty (ha!)

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    ^^Gravity Dropper here sans boot for over two years, no issues. Love my GD.

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    You'll be asked for receipts on the bike and its equipped parts.. Farmers insurance co. I have the same policy as a close friend that had filed a claim on a stolen bike and in less than a week had received payment.
    Ah, thank you sir. I'm going to check into that then. Great looking bikes BTW, if I didn't already have too many....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPIguy View Post
    ^^Gravity Dropper here sans boot for over two years, no issues. Love my GD.

    Ah, thank you sir. I'm going to check into that then. Great looking bikes BTW, if I didn't already have too many....
    You're welcome. I'm still on the fence with dropper posts. Another note, you don't have enough of em if there isn't 2 in each room of the house.
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    Three in the house, four in the garage along with two motorcycles. And, Farmers doesn't offer coverage in my area. I'll never be without a dropper again. Takes a little getting used to, but becomes second nature just like shifting. My favorite thing is lowering just slightly for technical terrain so I can splay my knees out for balance. Even both my single speeds have dropper posts. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPIguy View Post
    Three in the house, four in the garage along with two motorcycles. And, Farmers doesn't offer coverage in my area. I'll never be without a dropper again. Takes a little getting used to, but becomes second nature just like shifting. My favorite thing is lowering just slightly for technical terrain so I can splay my knees out for balance. Even both my single speeds have dropper posts. LOL
    Raise the question with local insurers. It's worth a little piece of mind.
    I use platform pedals so I can do balance checks without any drama. I need to check out the various options in droppers cause those that I experienced while on the +crusade had slop in em and that was a deal breaker. I know the latest crop has improved.

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    I have, they want ridiculous rates to insure my bikes away from home. The most reasonable option I've found, is velosurance at about $400 a year for 100% coverage.

    I ride platforms as well, don't care for being clipped in while riding technical stuff, but to each their own. My Gravity Dropper has a tiny bit of slop in it, but that's after over two years of riding with a Clyde plopped down on it, and it's not noticeable while riding it. And I can simply order a new bushing to fix it, and install it myself easily.

    No Sarge, recently got a 29+ though and I'm really digging it. Love the look of the Sarge though. I have a really hard time ordering bikes in the blind anymore, I need to ride one first.

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    Excited to see 3.8 Minions fit front & back on the '16. Does anyone know if these will fit with Pike on the '17?

    Only 'issue' I may have is I'm unsure about the reach. I'm 5'9" and my two bikes have 425 and 428 reach in 'M'. Even 'L' RSD is still shorter. Last winter I was super excited about the orange rigid Mayor, liked specs, price, aesthetics, but at the LBS they insisted to put me on 'M' and I knew right away it won't work for me. I'm afraid I'll have the same issue with Sergeant. I will have to find out somewhere where I can test ride it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPIguy View Post
    ^^Gravity Dropper here sans boot for over two years, no issues. Love my GD.
    I'm already thinking of adding a dropper post on mine. Gravity Dropper looks to be the king of reliability, does it work well on muddy rides without the boot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kryten View Post
    Excited to see 3.8 Minions fit front & back on the '16. Does anyone know if these will fit with Pike on the '17?

    Only 'issue' I may have is I'm unsure about the reach. I'm 5'9" and my two bikes have 425 and 428 reach in 'M'. Even 'L' RSD is still shorter. Last winter I was super excited about the orange rigid Mayor, liked specs, price, aesthetics, but at the LBS they insisted to put me on 'M' and I knew right away it won't work for me. I'm afraid I'll have the same issue with Sergeant. I will have to find out somewhere where I can test ride it.
    There's two things goin on here, numbers on paper and numbers in the real world. My large feels nicely long and has a 70mm stem with 800mm 25mm rise Loaded AMX bar. If you contact alex and he makes arrangements with the LBS to get one for you to throw a leg over, you will be pleasantly surprised. As for the LBS trying to force a M down your throat, stand your ground. I'm 6' even (without considering shrinkage due to scoliosis) with long ass arms, so 800mm bars are the cat's meow. Luckily, Alex made arrangements for Sarge to go out on a week long test ride. It was da bomb! The end of the week arrived and I adopted a shiny new blue bike. Aaannnddd continue to bring him trinkets! Today's trinket, blue valve stems and tubes out, stems in and pumped up with the Lezyne micro drive HV. NN's are holding air nicely without sealant. 5 minutes a wheel, very pleased, indeed! Now, if brown Santa would hurry up and deliver my orange chainring!

    Bric, why not keep the boot in place to keep the dropper mint? Curiosity...
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    Cuz it's fugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Dunlop01 View Post
    Cuz it's fugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Bric, why not keep the boot in place to keep the dropper mint? Curiosity...
    Just wondering how people see it hold up without the boot. I would have liked to get the Race Face / 9point8 post (mechanical locking mechanism) but RSD didn't think to include stealth cable routing. Oh well.
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    Lots of discussion on the GD sans boot

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    9.8 Fall Line would be my choice w stealth and enough seatpost height to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Dunlop01 View Post
    Cuz it's fugly

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    I bought a used GD this summer for my winter bike and it came without a boot. Previous owner said he ran it without issues that way. I picked up a boot for $5 and use it with one. Overall, happy with the post. When I first saw one I was turned off by the looks, but now I actually like it, just looks functional and it certainly is. Imho it actually looks perfect on an aggro industrial bike such as sergeant.

    Either way from my prior quick research, it should be fine without.
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    Idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    There's two things goin on here, numbers on paper and numbers in the real world. My large feels nicely long and has a 70mm stem with 800mm 25mm rise Loaded AMX bar. If you contact alex and he makes arrangements with the LBS to get one for you to throw a leg over, you will be pleasantly surprised. As for the LBS trying to force a M down your throat, stand your ground. I'm 6' even (without considering shrinkage due to scoliosis) with long ass arms, so 800mm bars are the cat's meow. Luckily, Alex made arrangements for Sarge to go out on a week long test ride. It was da bomb! The end of the week arrived and I adopted a shiny new blue bike. Aaannnddd continue to bring him trinkets! Today's trinket, blue valve stems and tubes out, stems in and pumped up with the Lezyne micro drive HV. NN's are holding air nicely without sealant. 5 minutes a wheel, very pleased, indeed! Now, if brown Santa would hurry up and deliver my orange chainring!

    Bric, why not keep the boot in place to keep the dropper mint? Curiosity...
    2017 is about perfect spec wise provided it fits me well, it would have to be L, can't imagine being cramped on a M. '17 has 760/50 cockpit and '16 has 720/70. From the chart does not appear top tube is longer on the '17 so is it safe to assume, '17 is actually slightly shorter in reach then? Yes, wider bar will compensate some. I'm ok swapping with swapping to 60mm stem.

    '16 is an amazing deal, but would want to make some changes from stock spec, while '17 is spot on. I like the slacker HTA.

    The only question apart from fit is if Pike fits 3.8s. I'm guessing it may not and probably nobody had a chance to try yet. Then again, Pike is highly regarded and with a bit of luck could be traded for boost Fox 34 or sold/bought for minimal loss? Would that be reasonable to assume? Also someone here could maybe entertain working out an upgrade to Pike from Magnum?...
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    The two changes in geometry are HT angle and BB drop. As for the Pike, Alex?? Car 54, Alex???
    I gotta say, I love the 16 and 17. I'm eyeballing a Wildcat at the moment cause there's an opening for a full squish and Turner isn't making a +squish yet. Dave cut me offa custom frames too, stick in the mud!

    Sarge is hanging out with blue valve stems and tubeless Nobby Nic's. Holding air without sealant, not too shabby. I'll take him out on a trail tomorrow for a shakedown. Seems so easy and reliable with the Scraper i45's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikin' Bric View Post
    I'm already thinking of adding a dropper post on mine. Gravity Dropper looks to be the king of reliability, does it work well on muddy rides without the boot?
    Dunno, our trails don't hold up to riding them when muddy. But I've been caught mid ride by storms and it's gotten filthy and has held up fine.

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    I'm getting really serious about pulling the trigger on a Ti Sergeant but having a hard time without throwing a leg over one. I talked to Alex today and he was great! He answered all my questions, but the 72degree seat angle still worries me. With such a slack front end I was thinking about trying a fork in the 120-140 range. It's hard to calculate because the Geo chart on their website is based on 550mm fork with no sag. So a 140mm with 20% sag would bring the HT=67.8 ST= 73.3 and the BB at -55. Thinks looks great for me on paper, but only if I'm reading there chart correctly and I didn't Fat finger my math. Thoughts?

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    jp, you can only do Fat finger math in the fatbike forum... :/
    Were you not able to get a demo arranged with a LBS?

    I really can't blame ya for being on the fence with it. After all, a major purchase.

    Interesting that you are the opposite of me. I have my seat slammed all the way back and love it. It has no effect on climbing for the most part and when it gets steep I ride forward on the seat. Thankful for the trailmaster DT having a soft wide nose to make it possible.
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    I'm wondering if the Ti geo has the same great climbing sensation. They are almost completely different machines. It's either pull the trigger or throw a Wren/Fox boost on my Beargrease. I already have plus wheels so I'm really struggling with making a decision.

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    jp, I can understand that one! I know of a couple peeps that have the Ti Sergeant and say the same I do of its climbing prowess. One of em is using 29+ wheels on his, which is only possible with the Ti frame. I determined that I bought a fatbike to be a fatbike and Sarge can be a + or a fat, hmm, semifat with Maxxis FBF 3.8's but is mostly wearing his 3.0's.

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    For the guys running 29+ on the Sarge, did they go with a shorter travel fork?

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    120mm fork on it with 29+.

    Personally, I like b+ better for all my riding antics. More flickable and that is important to me.
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    Well, just pulled the trigger on a 16 so I'm going the RSD Sergeant ranks! Curious what others did to set up their forks on this rig, it's my first time with a Manitou product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinesPunk View Post
    Well, just pulled the trigger on a 16 so I'm going the RSD Sergeant ranks! Curious what others did to set up their forks on this rig, it's my first time with a Manitou product.

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    Set the air pressure, twist the top knob to affect compression and twist the bottom knob to affect rebound. It's a very straightforward fork. Iv'e been riding mine for a year and enjoy the playful attitude Sarge has.

    More importantly, welcome to the Sergeant club! You're in for a real treat the moment you throw a leg over your new friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    You're in for a real treat the moment you throw a leg over your new friend.
    had a gal like this once upon a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    120mm fork on it with 29+.

    Personally, I like b+ better for all my riding antics. More flickable and that is important to me.
    IDK, 29+ seems plenty flickable

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    Not! That's why my Rune still has a job!

    29+ is sluggish and consumes far too much fuel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post

    nvphatty was at bunny ranch? @.o
    lotsa dem ranches in these parts but i'm not sure if there was bunnies or rabbits.
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