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    but I think it fits in the AM geometry class.

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    i have not seen a galery for 29" all mountain hardtails around here, so i thought i just start one...

    there is something new coming this september...

    made for forks from 120-140mm travel, shortest chainstay position 16.4", slack headangle (shall be around 68° with 140mm fork...)

    pretty excited to see this in real life...

    so come on people, post your yellis, paradoxes, bystickels and whatever bikes you consider am-hardtails (29" all of course)




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    Okay, I'll play! I've been riding it for over a year now and still enjoying it. It's been posted before though. It's an original photo.

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    I really like the look of that! I've been following 2Souls for a while now and can't wait to hear more about this...

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    This thread needs a Simon Bar. I'll oblige.


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    Here's the AM configuration of my 44 Bikes SnakeDriver. Sorry for the blurry cell phone photo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmX View Post
    there is something new coming this september...

    made for forks from 120-140mm travel, shortest chainstay position 16.4", slack headangle (shall be around 68° with 140mm fork...)

    http://2soulscyclesen.blogspot.com/2...ingtadaaa.html
    Nice!

    I used to have a 2soulscycles 26er and it was good, until I managed to get the BB threads stripped

    Those dropouts are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Okay, I'll play! I've been riding it for over a year now and still enjoying it.
    Nice Paradox. How do you like the Manitou? I'm thinking about ordering a 100 mm Tower Pro for my future Nimble 9 build...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasse1977 View Post
    Nice Paradox. How do you like the Manitou? I'm thinking about ordering a 100 mm Tower Pro for my future Nimble 9 build...
    The Manitou Minute has been flawless. I wouldn't hesitate buying it again. The Tower Pro is the identical fork and will be available with tapered steerer soon:

    "1.5 Taper - Avail. Fall 2011" from the website.

    Why would you want a 100mm. on a Nimble 9? I'd get a 120mm.

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    Trail Setup

    Right on Mark. Here's my personal trail bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    The Manitou Minute has been flawless. I wouldn't hesitate buying it again. The Tower Pro is the identical fork and will be available with tapered steerer soon:

    "1.5 Taper - Avail. Fall 2011" from the website.

    Why would you want a 100mm. on a Nimble 9? I'd get a 120mm.

    Ronnie.
    The Nimble 9 will have a 1 1/8 headtube so no use for a tapered steerer.

    My 2 current front hubs (Chris King and I9) both use a standard qr so I think I'll stick to that instead of spending $200 on new axles. Do you think the Tower with qr will be stiff enough for my 165 lbs?

    Seems like these days everybody raves about 15 or 20 mm through axels. I'd like to get the Tower with the new 15 mm axle but it looks like it will not be out before 2012 and I don't want to wait that long.

    And why 100? Well, I guess I'm afraid that the 120 will make the bike feel to slow/slack. But the Nimble is no race bike so maybe I should just get the 120 for a little extra fun...? Just wish I could test ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasse1977 View Post
    The Nimble 9 will have a 1 1/8 headtube so no use for a tapered steerer.

    My 2 current front hubs (Chris King and I9) both use a standard qr so I think I'll stick to that instead of spending $200 on new axles. Do you think the Tower with qr will be stiff enough for my 165 lbs?

    Seems like these days everybody raves about 15 or 20 mm through axels. I'd like to get the Tower with the new 15 mm axle but it looks like it will not be out before 2012 and I don't want to wait that long.

    And why 100? Well, I guess I'm afraid that the 120 will make the bike feel to slow/slack. But the Nimble is no race bike so maybe I should just get the 120 for a little extra fun...? Just wish I could test ride...
    RockShox and Fox 120mm fork can both be shortened down to 100mm with an internal spacer if you don't like the taller setting. I don't believe the 120mm Manitou models are officially travel adjustable, but I'm pretty sure I've seen some tips on this forum on how to shorten them with a similar method to the others

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasse1977 View Post
    My 2 current front hubs (Chris King and I9) both use a standard qr so I think I'll stick to that instead of spending $200 on new axles. Do you think the Tower with qr will be stiff enough for my 165 lbs?

    Seems like these days everybody raves about 15 or 20 mm through axels. I'd like to get the Tower with the new 15 mm axle but it looks like it will not be out before 2012 and I don't want to wait that long.
    That's funny! I'm 220lbs. and the fork is about as stiff as I've ridden but it is a 20mm. I used to have a Manitou Nixon 145mm. with QR on my 26" bike and there was no noticeable flex. Are either of your front hubs convertible to 15mm. Chris King and I9 usually are. All Manitou 20mm. Hex Axle forks are convertible to to 15mm. Check with Manitou if they have the kits.

    Quote Originally Posted by rasse1977 View Post
    And why 100? Well, I guess I'm afraid that the 120 will make the bike feel to slow/slack. But the Nimble is no race bike so maybe I should just get the 120 for a little extra fun...? Just wish I could test ride...
    The Canfield Bros. say that the Nimble 9 is made for a 5" fork. I was a little skeptical about 120mm. on a hardtail at first but the Paradox handles great and with the 120mm. still climbs, well.... like a Banshee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortyfour View Post
    Right on Mark. Here's my personal trail bike...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackcapstudio/5794453824/" title="New Setup by BLACK CAP Studio, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5024/5794453824_64cd44a921_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="New Setup"></a>

    Headset and drivetrain have been changed up since this photo.
    those are very tidy bikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortyfour View Post

    Gorgeous bikes, we need to see more of them.
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    I've posted this before, but I'll gladly post it again!

    With the fork at 120 mm, the head tube angle is 67.5 degrees with a 12" BB height. Chainstays are at 16-5/8".

    This thing is a ripper!
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    Already posted this, but what the hell, I'll do it again...
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    Good job!

    LOVE those 44 bikes...

    my Vertigo pushed into use as a 12 hour/singlespeed racer..


    and more in its usual habitat..



    and a side on shot for inspection...



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    AM rig

    Here's all I have of my titanium AM rig so far.

    Hopefully it will start getting built soon.

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    You guys have some sick bikes. I don't ride 29 but I LOVE the AMHT niche. I would totally encourage you to post these bikes in the All Mountain: The Hardtail Thread -Post yours up. These bikes totally fit the category.
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    Almost there, awaiting 2012 travel adjust 140mm fork.



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    Banshee Paradox

    My first 29er build ... nailed it.
    After much research, I picked the Paradox because it's geometry is almost identical to my Nomad. I think this familiarity really helped me adjust to a 29" wheel.
    Finding a Paradox frame in large was proving to be almost impossible - sorry LBS, I couldn't wait any longer. Finally got one from BikeBling.

    Specs as of now:

    Fork: Modded Fox 36 Float ... so stiff.
    Drivetrain: 1x9 - 32t front / 11-36t cassette (I think I need a lower gear - not sure if I'll add a front derailleur or a 38t cog)
    Wheels: Flows on White Industries MI6 hubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by client_9 View Post
    I picked the Paradox because it's geometry is almost identical to my Nomad.


    Huh?


    What do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedge View Post
    Huh?


    What do you mean?
    As in, chainstay length, headtube angle, top tube length, etc...

    Isn't that "geometry" ?

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    It's much dirtier now:
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    wow, this thread is inspirational.. showing some 29er versatility i love it.. and these bikes are beautiful!

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    My Paradox after a recent cleaning. VERY fun bike especially with a Reverb!
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    LOVE those 44 Bikes... my Vertigo pushed into use as a 12 hour/singlespeed racer..
    When's the new Vertigo going to be ready?
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    Just another Yelli. Rip it!
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    And my previous Misfit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by client_9 View Post

    Everything else from the parts bin.


    How's it ride with 160mm of travel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    How's it ride with 160mm of travel?
    There is a travel reducer in there. So it's probably limited to more like 140mm ?

    I ride w/ 30mm of sag. But to answer your question, the ride is sweet. Even n technical uphills.

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    I have no idea if it's all-mountain or not, but it is YABY (yet another black Yelli).

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    I will be setting it up as a 1x9 in the next couple weeks. Also adding a Gravity Dropper turbo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by client_9 View Post
    As in, chainstay length, headtube angle, top tube length, etc...

    Isn't that "geometry" ?
    Yes, that's geometry. your statement surprised me since the p'dox has short stays and a steep HTU (slackish for 29er standards but still pretty steep in the grand scheme of things) whereas the Nomad as loooong stays and a slackish HTA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedge View Post
    Yes, that's geometry. your statement surprised me since the p'dox has short stays and a steep HTU (slackish for 29er standards but still pretty steep in the grand scheme of things) whereas the Nomad as loooong stays and a slackish HTA...
    Actually, the geometry is pretty similar between the two bikes.

    With a 5" fork and a 2.35" tire the Paradox head tube angle is 69°
    My Nomad's is 68°

    The chainstay on the Paradox is 16.9"
    The Nomad's is 17.4" (ok, you got me there, longer but not much)

    They both have a 24" top tube.

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    most nomads are around 67° HTA IIRC...but whatever, both bikes should be a blast to ride, that's what counts! Enjoy them both.

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    By:Stickel's latest build is pretty hot...






    though unoriginal in his color selection

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    Another Yelli here.
    This one's a replacement for my Paradox.
    Just waiting for the Rev 140 fork to finish it off.


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    ^ That looks awesome. Have you given some though to the Reba RLT Ti 140mm? Basically the same fork, costs much less.

    BTW, how would you compare the two?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ^ That looks awesome. Have you given some though to the Reba RLT Ti 140mm? Basically the same fork, costs much less.

    BTW, how would you compare the two?
    The site i've been looking at the Rev on has it up for not much more money than the Reba and it's listed as white. Can't find a 140 Reba in white or i'd be tempted to get that and not wait.

    There's not a massive amount of difference between the Paradox and the Yelli TBH. I wanted to go with a tapered headtube though and the Yelli came up second hand at the right price.

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    Found these sweet Banshee Paradox from Asia while looking for some pics. Definitely great taste in spec and color.



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    My 2011 Stumpjumper EVO HT 1x10
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    Not really designed as an AM, but fun with the 120mm Marz and DH bars.

    Something with wheels and brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borbntm View Post
    My 2011 Stumpjumper EVO HT 1x10
    Nice bike but not AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot View Post
    Nice bike but not AM.

    But its ALL his bike on a MOUNTAIN.....
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    New fork fitted: Black Beauty just got more beautiful and serious
    So far the new 34 terra fork is a 10/10, stiffer, plush and I use the travel adjust alot, 110 for climbing and tight tecky stuff, open it up for the rest. I'm afraid the old Reba 120mm was pants in comparison. The Yelli has really ramped up, personnally I can't see why anyone would want a 100mm fs
    The only negative about the fork I would say is the price, I got mine from the US £580, if I had got one in the UK £980 Is any fork worth it that much?
    This is going to the Alps with me next year



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    Great upgrade!!!
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    neat thread. more lusty bikes, please.

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    I've had several 29 XC machines this is MY first 29 trail bike. Fun Bike.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster1200 View Post
    I've posted this before, but I'll gladly post it again!

    With the fork at 120 mm, the head tube angle is 67.5 degrees with a 12" BB height. Chainstays are at 16-5/8".

    This thing is a ripper!
    Okay, I'll bite.. Post #19 What make / model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Okay, I'll bite.. Post #19 What make / model?
    IIRC he built it himself. Worth PM'ing him about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Okay, I'll bite.. Post #19 What make / model?
    As eurospek replied, I built it myself. That bike has been a ton of fun to ride. However, since we now have newborn twins in the house, I don't get to ride as often, and it's a little tough pulling the hills.

    So...I'm just now finishing up a geared bike with similar geometry. I have a few details to finish, and hopefully I'll have it to the powdercoater this week. I'll post pics when it's done!
    May the air be filled with tires!

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    I call it the do it ALL bike

    I play in the rough and then just change the stem lenght and wheel set and endurance race it for fun.
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    Hardtails are for the road, Full Sus is for the dirt. Guess what...PARADOX... Its wrong that a Hardtail can be this much..FUN

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    Oops!

    Last edited by Just J; 11-22-2011 at 11:47 AM. Reason: Because I am nuckin' futs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Just built this up today:


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    Error 404: 29er not found.

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    Ooops! Sorry guys I didn't notice that I'd posted in the wrong place, I'll sort that and post my 29er early next year!

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    More Mountain

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    Not custom, but I wouldn't change a thing.

    Built it myself.
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    ^ Hottest Honzo around. BTW, that shop you recommended for the black Floats still hasn't replied to an email lol, guess they don't need the business. Picked up a Rockshox Revelation RLT 140 anyway and couldn't be happier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ^ Hottest Honzo around. BTW, that shop you recommended for the black Floats still hasn't replied to an email lol, guess they don't need the business. Picked up a Rockshox Revelation RLT 140 anyway and couldn't be happier.
    Thanks. Are you building up a Honzo, or is it for something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carabao View Post
    Thanks. Are you building up a Honzo, or is it for something else?
    ATM, I'm just stock piling parts for a HT 29er build for next season. Had a Canfield Yelli Screamy frame, but turns out with the 20" ST, I would be sitting lower than on my current 19.5" Transition TransAM 26er. Sold it this week. Bigger diameter Thomson posts have less useable length it turns out. Was planning on a Transition TransAM 29er afterwards but it turns out you can only use 2.4 Ardents (or similar volume tires) with a 1x9 drivetrain. I need my granny gear lol. Been talking with Chromag about the Surface 29er, and it fits the bill quite nice, excellent geometry, 21" ST, and massive chainstay clearance with a 2.4 Ardent and 2x10 or even 3x10 cranks. Maybe Santa will be good this year for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ^ Hottest Honzo around. BTW, that shop you recommended for the black Floats still hasn't replied to an email lol, guess they don't need the business. Picked up a Rockshox Revelation RLT 140 anyway and couldn't be happier.
    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ATM, I'm just stock piling parts for a HT 29er build for next season. Had a Canfield Yelli Screamy frame, but turns out with the 20" ST, I would be sitting lower than on my current 19.5" Transition TransAM 26er. Sold it this week. Bigger diameter Thomson posts have less useable length it turns out. Was planning on a Transition TransAM 29er afterwards but it turns out you can only use 2.4 Ardents (or similar volume tires) with a 1x9 drivetrain. I need my granny gear lol. Been talking with Chromag about the Surface 29er, and it fits the bill quite nice, excellent geometry, 21" ST, and massive chainstay clearance with a 2.4 Ardent and 2x10 or even 3x10 cranks. Maybe Santa will be good this year for me?
    Good call.

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    hey, does anybody know the length of stanchions(upper legs) of 120 mm 29inch MINUTE from crown to the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ATM, I'm just stock piling parts for a HT 29er build for next season. Had a Canfield Yelli Screamy frame, but turns out with the 20" ST, I would be sitting lower than on my current 19.5" Transition TransAM 26er. Sold it this week. Bigger diameter Thomson posts have less useable length it turns out. Was planning on a Transition TransAM 29er afterwards but it turns out you can only use 2.4 Ardents (or similar volume tires) with a 1x9 drivetrain. I need my granny gear lol. Been talking with Chromag about the Surface 29er, and it fits the bill quite nice, excellent geometry, 21" ST, and massive chainstay clearance with a 2.4 Ardent and 2x10 or even 3x10 cranks. Maybe Santa will be good this year for me?
    I had to Google the Surface, looking good.

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    ... not bad ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortyfour View Post
    That looks good!

    Is different sizing included in your "stock design" prices? What about tube selection for rider weight etc?

    Your website looks otherwise nice but some of the texts are not readable on a small screen or in a window that does not cover the whole screen. There might be a line break missing somewhere there too.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    I would like to add my bike to this thread. I believe it falls into this category, it is more mountain than less mountain. Steel with a 120mm fork and a pretty slack head angle. You can really roll back off the saddle and cut loose on the descents. Stan's Flows and Kenda Karma 2.2s (my favorites, I think you can really push these suckers when they are tubeless) on the way as an early Christmas present to myself. The parts configuration is not really all that aggressive with retention systems and stuff because it does pull double duty as a commuter with my modified road wheelset on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post

    Your website looks otherwise nice but some of the texts are not readable on a small screen or in a window that does not cover the whole screen. There might be a line break missing somewhere there too.
    I'm putting together an update for the site after the holidays. I'll address these issues which have popped up over the past year as individuals have given me great feedback. (Thanks for your thoughts.) Along with brewing the coffee and sweeping the floors, I also build the website which has a bit of a learning curve so my apologies if things don't jive on every screen and operating system. It's best viewed in Safari, Firefox and Chrome. Concentrating on finishing tooling, installing lighting in the shop and building out the rest of the shop space before the snow arrives. PM sent regarding your other questions. I update my flickr site weekly with progress.

    On another note: Everyone's builds are very inspiring. Makes me want to go out and ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortyfour View Post
    I'm putting together an update for the site after the holidays. I'll address these issues which have popped up over the past year as individuals have given me great feedback. (Thanks for your thoughts.) Along with brewing the coffee and sweeping the floors, I also build the website which has a bit of a learning curve so my apologies if things don't jive on every screen and operating system. It's best viewed in Safari, Firefox and Chrome. Concentrating on finishing tooling, installing lighting in the shop and building out the rest of the shop space before the snow arrives. PM sent regarding your other questions. I update my flickr site weekly with progress.

    On another note: Everyone's builds are very inspiring. Makes me want to go out and ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge View Post
    Dear Kris,

    please export some of that sweet NE granite to the NW.

    Sincerely,

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    We have plenty to spare. Some granite blocks should be headed your way via 'drop shipment' any day now. Free shipping on the first 1000 lbs.

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    Great thread guys,

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    Gorgeous bikes, we need to see more of them.
    WOW!!! this thing is sick.......CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED View Post
    WOW!!! this thing is sick.......CF.
    And Kris is just a hop skip and a jump from ya up in New Hampshire CF!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortyfour View Post
    Dear Sean,

    We have plenty to spare. Some granite blocks should be headed your way via 'drop shipment' any day now. Free shipping on the first 1000 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortyfour View Post
    Dear Sean,

    We have plenty to spare. Some granite blocks should be headed your way via 'drop shipment' any day now. Free shipping on the first 1000 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot View Post
    Nice bike but not AM.
    They should did the same as they did with the SJ FSR EVO. Increase the fork travel, and slackened the angle 1 deg. And It will be closer to an AM HT

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Velly velly nice

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    Velly velly jealous!
    Something with wheels and brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickt3030 View Post
    Velly velly jealous!
    Likewise. His build is the best so far I've seen for that frame. Looks wicked.
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    Just picked this up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyjoejimbob View Post
    Just picked this up.
    Error 404: All-Mountain Content not found.

    Nice xc bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Error 404: All-Mountain Content not found.

    Nice xc bike.
    I was waiting for this reply.

    Some serious f5 action there for a few minutes.

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    Finally got my camera with me..
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    The most fun I have had in quite some time.

    Sorry for the bad pics, couldnt find the camera, had to use the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carabao View Post
    Built it myself.
    That thing is great looking. Awesome build, hopefully mine will be similar. What size is that one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1 View Post
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    Anyone know the seatpost on this? pretty good looking. especially with the orange bits.

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    probably an Erikson post

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    Yup, looks like an Eriksen post. Seatposts | Kent Eriksen Cycles

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    My own AM Hardtail


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    Can't wait to get mine up here... but it's still just parts.

    /edit: Can someone point me to a thread that describes the difference between AM and XC, etc? I am seriously missing something on these posts that are getting called out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimargia View Post
    Love it!!! Now if they could only get the XXL done in time.
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    My own 29er - fork


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