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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    Probably going to try steel this time...
    Nice Kona.

    I went from a 26" to a 29" steel hardtail recently. It has been perfect for my riding style, and I've been having a lot of fun with it.

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    not period correct, but who cares? White Industries ENO hub and cog in the back, and feels like a rocket:

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    also love my '88 Rockhopper comp, coasterbrake in the back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    Nice Kona.

    I went from a 26" to a 29" steel hardtail recently. It has been perfect for my riding style, and I've been having a lot of fun with it.

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    Thanks. It has served me well and aside from knocking the paint off it, it is still amazingly stable. Orig wheels and maybe one or two shop tune-ups in 13 years. I learned a few basics to keep the wheels straight and minor tune / adj , brakes etc...
    I was so surprised how easy wheel tuning is but to be fair, I haven't hammered the bike for all it deserves asper capable so I think most other get a lot more experience in fix up's and wrenching.

    I'm just now a 55 y/o so I'm taking it easier these days and never was a mad down hill flyer (except once) and a powerful shoulder versus terra.damn.firma.

    Tell me if I'm nuts or falling for placebo or hype thinking my al frame K might feel a bit bitter or harsh on my old bones versus steel - What were your impressions of the feel of the ride and bike response if any... ?

    I've been thinking of something pretty basic, simple , straightforward like Jamis Dragon Sport 27.5. It nets me steel, disc brakes and a chance to nail a prof fitment by a nice store to make sure I'm doing it right.
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    Yep. Ordered these with 26" wheels and rim brakes, LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    Thanks. It has served me well and aside from knocking the paint off it, it is still amazingly stable. Orig wheels and maybe one or two shop tune-ups in 13 years. I learned a few basics to keep the wheels straight and minor tune / adj , brakes etc...
    I was so surprised how easy wheel tuning is but to be fair, I haven't hammered the bike for all it deserves asper capable so I think most other get a lot more experience in fix up's and wrenching.

    I'm just now a 55 y/o so I'm taking it easier these days and never was a mad down hill flyer (except once) and a powerful shoulder versus terra.damn.firma.

    Tell me if I'm nuts or falling for placebo or hype thinking my al frame K might feel a bit bitter or harsh on my old bones versus steel - What were your impressions of the feel of the ride and bike response if any... ?

    I've been thinking of something pretty basic, simple , straightforward like Jamis Dragon Sport 27.5. It nets me steel, disc brakes and a chance to nail a prof fitment by a nice store to make sure I'm doing it right.
    My move to a steel 29er came at the same time as my move to tubeless and thus lower tire pressures. Additionally, my 29er has a much nicer suspension fork than my 26er did. Therefore, it's really impossible for me to attribute any change in ride characteristics to frame material alone.

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    I'm about 6'1 and have a medium frame 26 that I rode for a year. Then last winter I bought a large frame 29 with hydraulic brakes, dropper post, ect. I am 100% faster on the appropriately sized 9er.

    After realizing the 26 was sized wrong I just couldn't like it. The one nice thing about it is I can ride it in my basement because it's small, but other than that it couldn't do anything my 29 couldn't do better.

    I ended up making the little old 26 a single speed and just ordered some new bars, bottom bracket, and new crankset. Pulled off the front brake and all the other crap that isn't absolutely necessary and now I like it again. It will be my new "fun" bike that is comparatively indestructible. It's something I can take to the skate park when my brother brings his BMX.

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    I just got a 27.5+ tire bike to replace my Salsa Moto-Rapido, but I'm having a hard time letting go.. I'm going to miss the light weight, and how easy it is to change directions compared to a larger tire bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Rhubarb View Post
    not period correct, but who cares? White Industries ENO hub and cog in the back, and feels like a rocket:

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    RMB+WI, muddy, SS. Check, check, and check! Fun was had!
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    My "New Bike Fund" balance of $0 says I freaking love my 26er

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    I may actually ride mine this weekend!
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    I replaced my nearly 9 year old 26" hardtail with a 27.5+ DB Mason Comp hardtail last month. As luck would have it, this winter has been rainy and warm and terrible for riding, but I can't really think of much I preferred about my old bike, other than the set-up was pretty dialed. The geometry of my new bike is way more suited for how I like to ride. My old bike has been relegated to the trainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    My move to a steel 29er came at the same time as my move to tubeless and thus lower tire pressures. Additionally, my 29er has a much nicer suspension fork than my 26er did. Therefore, it's really impossible for me to attribute any change in ride characteristics to frame material alone.

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    Thanks Dan-

    Yeah, that makes sense. Too many variables to account for. I've read other's who have posted their thoughts and was more an apples to apples bike like those that make the same bike and geo just offering variations in frame material.

    I suppose at the end of the day (a day I'm riding a different bike) it's ideal to have that feeling the new bike does it all, does it better and meets or exceeds expectations. Crediting the frame material, disc brakes or a different component set up hardly matters to me since I'm not nit-picking parts to build the thing myself. It's the sum of it's parts as it comes out of the box... in my case anyways. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by j_wynn View Post
    I'm about 6'1 and have a medium frame 26 that I rode for a year. Then last winter I bought a large frame 29 with hydraulic brakes, dropper post, ect. I am 100% faster on the appropriately sized 9er.

    After realizing the 26 was sized wrong I just couldn't like it. The one nice thing about it is I can ride it in my basement because it's small, but other than that it couldn't do anything my 29 couldn't do better.
    How would you rate the comfort of the ride on the new one? (as per your better fit).

    I'm wondering if I'm a bit cramped on my old 18" Kona and just never really got the best fit either. I added a longer stem a few years back bit I'm thinking the neck and shoulders area and good lung expansion and breathing has to be a few perks with a better fit if I should be stretched my out more.

    The longer rides I've done didn't seem to be uncomfortable but those were 15 to 19 miles(long rides for me) and did one big ride of 54 miles on a birthday of the same.
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    I'm still liking my old 2001 Litespeed Pisgah 26" hardtail, especially when it gets wet and messy. I swapped the stem (70mm Chromag Ranger), seatpost (RF Next), and also put a bigger (180mm) rotor up front after nearly running out of braking power on a long, steep downhill.

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    Carbon rims too. That bike looks sweet, I hope it is a great ride!!
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    oohhh, very nice.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    I just picked up this on one 456 evo ii after having only ridden 29ers for the last year. Rides great, just different. Now I can burn through my stock of 26er rubber I have been staring atAnybody still like their 26" Hardtail?-img_8857.jpg

    I'll be putting my Hadley / mavic wheelset on it once I get around to setting them up tubeless.

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    I miss my Schwinn Factory Homegrown that I had to sell a few years back. I loved how quick the steering was and how it made me a better rider. That said, I absolutely love my SB5 and if I can only have 1 bike, it would be it. But I will be watching Craigslist and eBay in the near future to see if I can snag a good 26" HT again.
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    @crazydad, there's at least one on ebay right now. You know you want it.

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    @peter Oh crap. There is a Yeti built Homegrown frame my size. Wife might get mad at me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMac4108 View Post
    My "New Bike Fund" balance of $0 says I freaking love my 26er
    This is so true for many. My old Marin got set up as a commuter out of 'necessity', ages ago.
    It fits MY frame so well I haven't been able to part with it. I gave it a restoration this winter. It's gonna remain my go to and most likely will stay my one and only. Perfect for what I do.

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    I've got a HT 29er but also ride two 26er HT's. Both rigid. Love 'em and ride 'em often. Even though this thread is ancient, so are my bikes. I see no reason to abandon my 26er's. Steel is real and the bikes are so much fun.
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    yes, I still love my Barracuda that I bought in 94

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    Anybody still like their 26" Hardtail?-img_4210.jpg

    Nice. I turned my Barracuda A2E into a single speed as well, but only used the bits from the parts bin.

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    Thanks, yours is nice too, I really regret not having the original paintjob anymore. Mine is an A2M

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    All I ride, one tube fits them all. It's not like a new wheel size in the market suddenly makes my round 26" wheels square..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    All I ride, one tube fits them all. It's not like a new wheel size in the market suddenly makes my round 26" wheels square..
    But, but, butt.......they ain't some new fangled better mousetrap.
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    The 26er (2005) that replaced the Barracuda.



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    new wheels day last week
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    Not purely relevant, but I am certainly keeping my Redline D660 29er hardtail along side my new EX8 27.5+.....Did a 31 mile rail-trail ride on it the other day. So efficient, so fast! Also, figure it will keep foo foo miles off the Trek, decreasing operating costs a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    new wheels day last week
    Same
    Laced up some Flow EX's on Novatec hubs.

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    Anybody still like their 26" Hardtail?-rigid-hardtail.jpg

    There, I said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BumpityBump View Post
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    There, I said it.
    However:

    Full Rigid = Rigid

    So no need for the "full". Unless you're trying to annoy *Onespeed*
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    However:

    Full Rigid = Rigid

    So no need for the "full". Unless you're trying to annoy *Onespeed*
    Good point! I was trying to emphasize the "full" part, but obviously "rigid" implies "full". Doooh....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    However:

    Full Rigid = Rigid

    So no need for the "full". Unless you're trying to annoy *Onespeed*
    How about a rigid with a ThudBuster?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BumpityBump View Post
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    There, I said it.
    But...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    But...
    Rigid is not a subclass of hardtail, IMO. Rigid is rigid, hardtail implies no rear suspension but does have front suspension, I think thudbuster would be it's own class, or maybe a subclass of rigid. I don't know HTF to draw that......

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    Rigid = Full Rigid = OW! = Is the frame gonna break?

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    And where do the softtails go on that diagram?

    Also, you're implying that there are full suspension that aren't front suspension and hardtails that aren't front suspension nor rigid. I think you need a different type of diagram.
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    what about stuff like allsops and flex stems, old scott endorphin or slingshots and yeah soft tails. And then suspension seatposts
    TO me,
    full rigid means non suspension component at all
    rigid is a frame that deosn't incoporate your regular suspension fork or whatever, eg fexstem, allsop, slingshot so it deosn't have actual suspension that we would think of, but it is not FS or HT or ST
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    And where do the softtails go on that diagram?

    Also, you're implying that there are full suspension that aren't front suspension and hardtails that aren't front suspension nor rigid. I think you need a different type of diagram.
    Decision tree might be better, I think. Here we have combinations we can't imagine how they look like :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    But...
    Fail diagram, sorry but confusing (wonder if you had one too many beers )

    Front suspension and hardtail are the exact same thing

    That at the least should be 2 circles, one side full suspension, other side rigid and middle is hardtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon-RSX View Post
    Have a Rockhopper Pro and have had full suspension in the past, but my Pro isn't dead at all, far from it infact.
    I was unable to justify lugging around a FS when the trails I ride can be done easily on a hardtail, and I also like to feel what's going on under my rear wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAKC Ind View Post
    Fail diagram, sorry but confusing (wonder if you had one too many beers )

    Front suspension and hardtail are the exact same thing

    That at the least should be 2 circles, one side full suspension, other side rigid and middle is hardtail.

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    It was perfect...

    Stop making sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    It was perfect...

    Stop making sense
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    Yes! Just as a dirt jump bike though.
    I would love to get something like a Chromag HT as a trail bike.

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    Yes. I still do.


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    All I roll on is 26, it is not like the wheels went square when new sizes were pushed into the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    All I roll on is 26, it is not like the wheels went square when new sizes were pushed into the market.



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    On Sunday I was forced to ride my 26" hard tail with a rigid fork single speed because I used up all the brake pads on my late model full suspension bike.

    That single speed is my favorite bike.

    Everyone else in the group was on the latest gear pretty much. Well, as a group we're pretty laid back, but even so, the 26" bike with 2.3 rear and 2.5 tires front hung in there fine and did not drag me down.

    It was a steep and hilly ride, over 4,000 feet of climbing in less than 18 miles. The SS dominated the climbs. The slack long travel bikes had nothing on the SS on the climbs.

    However, on the DH, the 26 hung in the middle fine, until it flatted the front tire on the last half of the last grand descent of the day.

    So, definitely have to go tubeless, and say goodbye to the old tube system this year.

    But, 26" wheels are fine for me.

    Yeah, the trails were fairly smooth overall. If it were Moab or AZ or something, that bike would be a liability.

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    Having a newer bike for the first time in 15 years has created some favoritism but it's less about that and more getting to know the new bike and needed ride time on it.

    That said, I still keep the 26'ers and am getting more and more curious for riding them now that I've got the 27 plus and have a predictive feel for it's character.
    The '01 Kona h/t just got some fresh Schwalbe 2.4's and I'm really excited about playing around on them. Next ride will probably getting the new tires dirty.
    The rigid Spec from '91 needs a few updates and tweaks but is worth it's spot in the garage.
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    Yup, still luv it. Just freshened up some and waiting for trails to clear

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    1988 stumpy with coaster .... might be the best bike on MTBR
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    Quote Originally Posted by richa831 View Post
    1988 stumpy with coaster .... might be the best bike on MTBR
    pics?
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    was a previous post on this thread, i tired to reply to it, but i guess it didnt work, now i cant find it
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    credit Johnny Rhubarb post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Rhubarb View Post
    also love my '88 Rockhopper comp, coasterbrake in the back

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    Here it is again !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by richa831 View Post
    Here it is again !!
    awesome...simple, full rigid..."reality"!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by richa831 View Post
    Here it is again !!
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    Something about a klunker in that teal or blue - green !
    Here's my 90-ish H Rock;
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    Hey thanks folks! It sure is a lovely ride, here are some more pics to show off

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    Just stumbled on this thread. All I have are 26" bikes, SS full rigid , geared full rigid, and front suspension. Really like how nimble and light they feel, none of them are what would be considered top shelf stuff, but they all climb really well.

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    Pictures or it didn't happen.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    Pictures or it didn't happen.
    That's what I told Harvey Weinstein..*ba-doomp*

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    Hey thanks folks! It sure is a lovely ride, here are some more pics to show off

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    Man just looking at those rigid pictures and trails make my forearms and wrists hurt, however I love those grips, very sexy.

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    My old giant Yukon from 09' (new by some standards here obv lol)... still holds a special place in my heart even though it's currently in a state of disrepair I'll have it for the rest of my life being my first "real" (non Walmart) mtb.

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    Yes and no. I have two bikes and am increasingly going in a performance direction for the 27.5' and a jack of all trades for the 26".

    I 'like' the 26" as a backup bike on the trail, as a night/cold/road bike with hybrid 1.95" tires (with rear rack for duffel bag containing a jacket, sweatpants, flannel, etc.), and as an e-bike conversion. The 26" is an all-around bike, but no I don't like it as a main bike, no offense to anyone. I was thinking of putting on a 27.5' (aluminum) fork and front tire but I need to stick with steel up front if I'm going to do the front hub conversion.
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    Yes

    With a true temper frame set, 75mm marzzocchi fork, and 2.25 rear/2.4 front tires set up tubeless, I still have a blast on the trails.

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    Just building a new one from bits...

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    Anybody still like their 26" Hardtail?

    Yes , a lot !
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    What frame is that?? looks awesome.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    This is a pretty new build, April 28 2018, was the first ride. It's up to 355 miles now.

    Always have active 26" bikes in the stable.

    This one has rim brakes! Cane Creek Direct Pull. Work great, as long as it's dry!

    A good feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burns View Post
    This is a pretty new build, April 28 2018, was the first ride. It's up to 355 miles now.

    Always have active 26" bikes in the stable.

    This one has rim brakes! Cane Creek Direct Pull. Work great, as long as it's dry!

    A good feeling.
    Come on, you gotta tell us what frame it is!

    Both my 26ers are Reynolds, James Dragon (853) and Jamis Dakota XC converted to SS (631 and V-brakes).
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    It's an Airborne Sky Hag 853 tubing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burns View Post

    This one has rim brakes! Cane Creek Direct Pull. Work great, as long as it's dry!
    Canti-Lever or V-Brakes? Big Difference.

    Canti-Lever = old school death grip to stop.
    V-Brakes = still common, two-finger.

    Have V-Brakes on one of my bikes and works just as well as disk even when wet. Just have to set up right just like with anything.
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    V-brake

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Used to ride my hardtail 'Goose all over Bend OR when I lived there....
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    2012 but still current

    Anybody still like their 26" Hardtail?-kona-blast-2012.jpg

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    18lbs, 1oz as pictured.

    340g Fast Freds, Michelin latex tubes, 72mm travel Angryasian fork (2.9lbs) w/Englund cartridges.

    It is more stable than one would expect, and an incredibly fast climber.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalinbob View Post

    18lbs, 1oz as pictured.

    w/Englund cartridges.


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    Very nice. Love the low weights and non-carbon fiber as well! Don't get that with 29ers.

    Loved my Englund Airs for my Judy but stopped holding air a couple of years ago and couldn't get replacements. After 15 years, can't blame them though!
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    Still ride this bad boy occasionally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshawk View Post
    Still ride this bad boy occasionally!

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    I have the same bike with a red Sid on it. It is our guest bike for my shorter friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    What frame is that?? looks awesome.
    Sorry for the late answer....

    It's a Kocmo
    https://www.kocmo.de/bikes/mtb/mono-26/mono-26
    That frame but with a Rohloff and belt option

    Custom made 26er since no one makes 26ers anymore.
    My midlife crisis bike.

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    Just rebuilt/restored mine and plan to ride the hell out of it:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...-1-bam-bomber-

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    Quote Originally Posted by rupertpupkin View Post
    Just rebuilt/restored mine and plan to ride the hell out of it:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...-1-bam-bomber-

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    Looks slack

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    I guess it is a bit, but it measures to about 67 degrees. as is, it rides very nicely. Obviously the 130mm fork contributes to the angle there.



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    Looks slack

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    Quote Originally Posted by rupertpupkin View Post
    I guess it is a bit, but it measures to about 67 degrees. as is, it rides very nicely. Obviously the 130mm fork contributes to the angle there.
    Love the look!

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    Ready for winter with hydraulic breaks and KS dropper.


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    looking sharp!!
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    I just got my blown FiT damper fixed over the weekend and rode my 26" Yeti this morning. Still a hell of a lot more fun than the newer bikes.

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    Looks like I might be retiring my 26" Chameleon.
    I've been waiting for a replacement EBB since March from the (usually brilliant) Santa Cruz distributor.
    Anybody still like their 26" Hardtail?-20170604_122047.jpg

    Too much crossover with the rigid Kona Unit and I got the chance to get a 2012 Giant Anthem which complements the Unit quite well.
    Bars, seat, seatpost, cranks, pedals, brakes have gone over to the Anthem

    Still running a 26" (sorta).
    My 2011 Specialized Stumpjumper M5 has been reincarnated as a gravel bike with a 650b fork and 29" wheels.
    The 42mm tyres JUST clear the rear seat stay.

    The frame is still 26"...
    Anybody still like their 26" Hardtail?-20180919_161407.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    looking sharp!!
    Thank. Itís a sweet ride. Last winter I rode it with a rigid fork and it was a whole new experience.


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    I can't remember if I showed this thread some love recently or not so I'll just leave these here.



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