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    sick ryan....just stumbled on this thread a few days ago, along w/scott forty g's thread. had no idea about these frames, everything looks just like something i want too. stoked to see your build and hear about your thoughts on the ride. it's nice to see some of these newer 29er geometries move towards slacker head angle/shorter chainstays, similar to a custom blackcat (to me). i'm gonna start sellin other bike stuff today so i can get one soon.

    as much as i'd want one of todd's bikes the price on these is too hard to refuse, built up how you want it, and have some scratch left over for other projects. guess i'm just real curious too if you'd really take a bike like this up to places like tahoe or even downieville with a front suspension fork and ride rockier stuff day to day without feelin beat up.

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    Not Ryan, but I'll try and answer your questions. Personally, I'd take my N9 to Downie, Tahoe, Moab, Iowa, Tangiers...wherever.
    I think that where you're willing and able to ride a hardtail has more to do with you than the bike. If you're used to chunk on a HT, this bike will make your happy parts even happier. But it won't let you ride that stuff the same way a squish bike will.
    I'm not trying to be a jerk about this, but it really comes down to riding style, skill, and experience. I still remember the first time I saw Pete Webber and Whit Johnson ride the drop into Horsethief in Fruita. Pete was on a single speed HT, Whit was on a rigid single. I was sketched riding it on my Bullitt, and those two rode it like it was nothing.
    If I were at the top of that drop right now, I would consider it on my Nimble, but I've grown as a rider, and most of the 11 years since that day have been spent on rigid fixed, rigid freewheel, or hardtail singles. Nah, I still would probably wuss out.
    So, after that overly long and disjointed response, a hardtail like the N9 will only beat you up on the long rough downhill if you ride it like a squish. Otherwise, it's the most capable HT I've ever ridden on the downs.

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    esku, where is your seatpost clamp?

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    Just ordered a big green frame! Gonna run it 2x9...what is the FD of choice for the geared riders out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29buzz View Post
    Just ordered a big green frame! Gonna run it 2x9...what is the FD of choice for the geared riders out there?
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    A couple posts by the Canfields:

    Looks like a Shimano D-M771
    http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/ye...ur#post7363011

    Cut it down for clearance
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    771D for $10.50
    Just ordered it so i dont know if there are any clearance issues

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    Glow in the dark?

    So, I rode to my office this morning, and brought the Nimble in to hang out in the locker room instead of out in the 100+ degree heat (for like the 50th day this summer....)
    I turned off the light, looked back, and it seemed my frame was glowing! Acid flashback? Is the paint called "Fukushima Daiiachi Blue? Is anyone else seeing this?!?

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    Glowing! I am gonna go nuts waiting for the brown truck! Green will glow better! I am going to try a SLX 9sp 665 E-Type...it comes off the BB mount...and I hope will work! I have one on another bike with a 34/22 combo and it has been flawless. Now...I have a Voodoo Zombie 500 fork and a Tower Expert120mm comming....I think the shock goes in the showroom and back to rigid I am till I find the perfect 120 fork! The Towers are leading...they fit a WTB Dissent on P-35's....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    So, I rode to my office this morning, and brought the Nimble in to hang out in the locker room instead of out in the 100+ degree heat (for like the 50th day this summer....)
    I turned off the light, looked back, and it seemed my frame was glowing! Acid flashback? Is the paint called "Fukushima Daiiachi Blue? Is anyone else seeing this?!?

    Los
    Yup. I likes it in a goofy way. I was wondering if anyone would bring this up.. Does the black glow too??!

    What I really like is the handling of this rig. The 120 up front is perfectly pleasant on the tech-ups of swashbuckling-switchbackery in the rocks. On the dh, the bike has a quick plant-me/rail-me kinda feel to it. In the air you can toss it about easier than other 9r's I have ridden.

    Most 9'rs to me feel barge-ish so I went custom about 6 years ago and got the stays down to just below 17. I liked it plenty, but 16.5 is hella better and a slack head has surprised me pleasantly.

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    A little progress. Ordered the fork this weekend, so I should have it built in a few weeks.
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    BTW, just posted a review. I encourage others to post their reviews as well.

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    Here is the final product after cleaning up the spacers and brake cables.


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    Sharp! Lookin' good, now get it dirty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Sharp! Lookin' good, now get it dirty!

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    Its so dry here that all its going to get is dusty.

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    Dry?!? Feh. We've had a bit over 6" of rain. This year.
    And we've had 44 100+ degree days, so far.
    If you ever make it across the desolate plains of I10 West, give me a shout. I'd be happy to show you around some of the rockfests we call trails in San Antonio.

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    I'll have to take you up on that at some point, only a small jaunt from Houston.

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    I wouldn't say that my green frame glows, but it does look badass in low light. The green really begins to pop as the sun goes down.

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    Milk - that turned out hawt! I'm leaning towards the blue on my hopeful soon to build!

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    Washers...?

    Got my green frame yesterday and will build it up over the next week or so if I can find the time.

    Just a small question:

    From the pics in this thread and on the Canfield site it looks like the two included washers go on the driveside dropout? So do I just bolt the disc-side dropout on with no washers...?

    Sorry for the noob question but it's my first bike with sliders...

    Will post some pics when the build is done

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasse1977 View Post
    Got my green frame yesterday and will build it up over the next week or so if I can find the time.

    Just a small question:

    From the pics in this thread and on the Canfield site it looks like the two included washers go on the driveside dropout? So do I just bolt the disc-side dropout on with no washers...?

    Sorry for the noob question but it's my first bike with sliders...

    Will post some pics when the build is done
    There are probably 4 washers, with two kinda stuck together. You may have to get your thumbnail in there to pry them apart. If you only got two, then by all means get another pair of lockwashers like these before you assemble your frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29buzz View Post
    Glowing! I am gonna go nuts waiting for the brown truck! Green will glow better! I am going to try a SLX 9sp 665 E-Type...it comes off the BB mount...and I hope will work! I have one on another bike with a 34/22 combo and it has been flawless. Now...I have a Voodoo Zombie 500 fork and a Tower Expert120mm comming....I think the shock goes in the showroom and back to rigid I am till I find the perfect 120 fork! The Towers are leading...they fit a WTB Dissent on P-35's....
    A bb mount derailleur may work but will greatly reduce tire clearance. Just get a direct mount derailleur and cut the bottom pull arm off and your have the ability to run short stays with tire clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.A.M. View Post
    Here is another N9. I will post again when it is done.
    How's this build coming please? I am super excited to see the drop version of this bike completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    A bb mount derailleur may work but will greatly reduce tire clearance. Just get a direct mount derailleur and cut the bottom pull arm off and your have the ability to run short stays with tire clearance.
    Yeah....I couldnt find a 9sp....I have heard you can take the drail off the BB mount and use as a direct mount. I have my fingers and toes crossed. If not-1x until i get one! Thanks for the reply!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29buzz View Post
    Yeah....I couldnt find a 9sp....
    Really?
    Jenson has them for $10.
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    I have heard you can take the drail off the BB mount and use as a direct mount. I have my fingers and toes crossed. If not-1x until i get one!
    different mount... won't work. just get the $10 XT and be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    And we've had 44 100+ degree days, so far.
    today will make 70 in atx.
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    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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