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    If that is the case, then it's all good, though the verbiage used in the website is tad confusing to me.

    Thank you for the clarification.

    cheers

    now i gotta test ride her tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    Each bottle cage has two bolts that mount into two water bottle bosses (nuts welded into the frame, if you will). You need four bosses to hold two bottle cages.

    I read the website copy as meaning you probably carry a hydro pack and the frame can carry a bottle as well for long rides, or carry a battery in the bottle cage for night riding.

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    Nice Build!

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    Before I purchased my 9, I asked about the bottle cage bolts and the explanation I got was they wanted to be able to drop the seat all the way down to the rails. On my Yelli with the bolts on the seat tube, the seat post can't go all the way down.
    Not that big a deal! On some ride where I need only 2 bottles, I just carry one in my jersey pocket; one in the cage and swap out when one is empty

    BTW, frame is still dope as hell

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    Not quite done yet. Needs a chain guide for multispeed. May drop the fork more and add a flat bar. Rides like a bike!
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    Anyone know the BB size for a WI crank (square taper)? I know 122 but unsure if 68 or 72?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G. View Post
    Anyone know the BB size for a WI crank (square taper)? I know 122 but unsure if 68 or 72?
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    Nimble Nine for all mountain?

    Just wondering if the Nimble Nine is rated for aggressive all mountain style riding? And would I need a deep cup headset if ridden with a 120mm fork? I am light at 150lbs. but I like me some aggro descending. Any info would help. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capslayer View Post
    Just wondering if the Nimble Nine is rated for aggressive all mountain style riding? And would I need a deep cup headset if ridden with a 120mm fork? I am light at 150lbs. but I like me some aggro descending. Any info would help. Thanks.
    You have not seen videos of the Canfield brothers riding, have you?
    This is the Yelli Screamy, but I think the Nimble 9 will be ok, since they designed and rode it.

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    Love my Nimble!
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    Quote Originally Posted by osty View Post
    Other than that, my Yelli and now Nimble are AWESOME!
    Since you seem to be the one here who owns both bikes, can you make a comparison? Since the geometries are the same, then you should be able to tell if you can feel a difference in the frames based on frame material, steel vs aluminum. What do you notice?
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    Well like someone that commented on my photo of the blue N9, the front end is taller than the Yelli w/ the 120mm fork.
    The steel is by far more comfortable/compliant vertically than the aluminum, but the steel is stiffer lateraly than I thought it would be (which is good for me) but not as stiff as the aluminum.
    So basicaly, the Yelli is a stiffer overall frame, but for very aggressive riding where some hucking 5-5 1/2 feet happens and steep roll in's etc., I feel the Yelli is a better frame. I believe that's due to the lower front end, stiffer frame and lower standover from the dropped TT.
    For everyday trail riding I always grab my SS N9.
    I think I am going to rebuild my Yelli again for the more aggressive trails I ride alot.
    It's pretty simple really, if you want comfort get a steel N9. If you truly ride very aggressive trails etc. grab a Yelli.
    My question is as always; when will the aluminum frame break? LOL!
    If you want a straight out XC racer bike/or if you are the type, I wouldn't get either frame.
    Let me know if I can help anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osty View Post
    Well like someone that commented on my photo of the blue N9, the front end is taller than the Yelli w/ the 120mm fork.
    The steel is by far more comfortable/compliant vertically than the aluminum, but the steel is stiffer lateraly than I thought it would be (which is good for me) but not as stiff as the aluminum.
    So basicaly, the Yelli is a stiffer overall frame, but for very aggressive riding where some hucking 5-5 1/2 feet happens and steep roll in's etc., I feel the Yelli is a better frame. I believe that's due to the lower front end, stiffer frame and lower standover from the dropped TT.
    For everyday trail riding I always grab my SS N9.
    I think I am going to rebuild my Yelli again for the more aggressive trails I ride alot.
    It's pretty simple really, if you want comfort get a steel N9. If you truly ride very aggressive trails etc. grab a Yelli.
    My question is as always; when will the aluminum frame break? LOL!
    If you want a straight out XC racer bike/or if you are the type, I wouldn't get either frame.
    Let me know if I can help anymore.
    Perfect, great info and precisely what I was seeking. Thank you! That was my guess, but it is nice to get feedback from someone with seat and trail time on both.
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    ^^^^
    Nice write up.

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    Just in case anyone is in a quandary about whether to go 80 or 100 mm for their fork. I wish I had adjusted my F29 to 100 earlier. This bike loves the extra bit of travel, and handles great with the slightly slacker HT angle!
    I kinda wish I had a 120mm fork to experiment with...

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    Going 120 on my build. Just debating between Fox Float vs Reba vs Tower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G. View Post
    Going 120 on my build. Just debating between Fox Float vs Reba vs Tower

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    Weeeell, I like my Fox, but it is my first suspension fork in about 8 years...
    I liked the Towers I checked out at NAHBS this year. I really liked the specs and look of the White Bros. Loop, but I didn't get any chance to even bounce around on it.
    Reba's kind of a safe option, but if you wanna go with big rubber and wide rims, it may have limitations.

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    The geo on the web site is based on the shorter fox. Both the reba and the tower will be longer in axle to crown. My minuet is +10mm on the fox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Just wanted to post this just in case no one else figured it out - I didn't know myself.

    I'm a Kona shill, so said the person who negged repped me Wow, I mean seriously, ask a few questions about a bike you're interested in and dare to make a comparison to another similar bike, maybe point out some features are better on one than the other and they call you a shill Guess they didn't read the Honzo thread then
    don't worry, those of us who have been paying attention know better than that!
    we know you are in fact a banshee shill (much to the embarassment of the banshee guys probably)

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    Got my green frame quick and the color sure pops. Welds and everything looks great. Now to build

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    NICE! The green looks less in your face than I thought it would. Now if I only needed another one of their frames
    Post up a pic when it's all built

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    At the start line of the Dark Horse 40 earlier this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    At the start line of the Dark Horse 40 earlier this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    Your link is blocked.
    fixed. posted pic (attached) instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
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    It's one of the nicest frame I ever had.
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