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    Built up a 130x frame with a 140mm Pike a couple of weeks back. XT 2x10 and Flow wheels running HRIIs. I also have a carbon SC Solo with a similar build. The HH is an amazing bike and has restored my faith in 29ers. Nice and stiff, great geometry and the suspension is plush without being hyperactive like my old Enduro.

    Edit: the bike comes close to the Solo in terms of performance and the frame and fork combined was close to half the price of the Solo C frame alone...

    Big thanks to Scott from Switchback for his advice and Bike Otago in NZ for the sweet deal on the frame and fork. Rad bike. Very impressed.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Awesome! Stoked to have a bike rockin in the Land of AUS!!


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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Installing this
    https://www.canecreek.com/products/suspension/dbair-cs





    Oh this tonight
    http://www.switchbackbikes.com/future-products/unveil9



    Can't wait to get it on the trails!


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    How we decided what the first product would be

    New Blog Post: Relevant to the HH Thumper

    How we decided what the first product would be ? 27.5 | 29er | Switchback Bikes

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    CC DB AIR CS initial ride delayed due to flat tire on car...buzzkill!




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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    I'm out on the test ride...1st 5mins in...
    Using all the travel w/o bottoming out!




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    Sick!

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Time for CS mode




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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post




    Is that a Revelation on your Thumper?
    Big Wheels Keep On Rolling

    Forth Eorlingas!

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    Yes sir. Revelation xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    I'm out on the test ride...1st 5mins in...
    Using all the travel w/o bottoming out!




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    How about a ride report?

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    Holy TrailGasm Batman!

    1st ride was awesome....the shock definitely lives up to the Hype! What surprised me the most was how great it pedaled.

    If these guys put the CS version on this frame, I can see it actually pedaling really good

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    The bike pedaled better than it did w/ the Fox CTD on there!

    I have a close friend that has the S-Works Enduro 29 w/ the CC DB AIR CS on it....I used his settings for the first ride
    HSC (High Speed Compression) - 2 (360 degree) turns
    LSC (Low Speed Compression) - 3 turns
    HSR (High Speed Rebound) - 2 turns
    LSR (Low Speed Rebound) - 7 turns

    It just soaked everything up.....it matches the plushness of the Pike on the front....those two are a perfect combo.

    I purposely tried to stay seated over the baby head rocks to see how well the shock was soaking things up. I can say I haven't stayed seated that much previously, really incredible to ride through that stuff seated and churning away at the pedals.

    I did notice some spikes up through my backside when going at really slow speeds and hitting a square edge, I need to tweak the adjustments a little.....it's not a shock thing it's a first ride and lack of knowledge on the settings thing.

    One thing to note, which I didn't....Cane Creek includes a great chart in the box that shows you where they put the settings prior to shipping it to you. I will follow this guide my next ride and adjust from there.

    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?-cc_db_air_cs_guide.jpg

    Now for the high-speed:
    The faster you go, the faster you go This is where the plushness really kicks in....just grip it and rip it through the nasties. I quickly realized I need to get in better shape to keep up w/ how far I can push the bike.

    I do my best to take the fastest line on rides & not follow the "beaten path", the Pike/CC combo has me looking for even faster lines. And this goes back to getting in better shape....I carried a lot more speed and was able to pedal more through the nasties on my favorite gradual downhill rocky trail....it's about a 4:00 stretch.....I KABOOMED myself at about the 3:15 mark. Had to shut 'er down and limp the last :45 with my ego shattered

    I can't wait to get it out there again for more fine tuning...

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    Thumper to Switchback Unveil9 paint/graphics transition

    Working on a Hammerhead Thumper graphics to Switchback Unveil9 Powdercoat/Graphics transition....here's a peak

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    Love orange!

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    It came out great....looks even better live...


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    LOL... love the orange and purple too... that is why I picked up my purple inbred. If they had had the orange in stock in my size I would have gotten that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    LOL... love the orange and purple too... that is why I picked up my purple inbred. If they had had the orange in stock in my size I would have gotten that one.
    post a pic of your Purple Inbred...like to see that color

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    This is it... god I love this bike if it didnt kill my back at the beginning of the riding season.


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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    This is it... god I love this bike if it didnt kill my back at the beginning of the riding season.


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    Wow. Sexy

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Wow. Sexy

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    Agreed!

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    Yeah she is a beast.. comes in at about 28.5# of pure fun. If the trail isn't too rocky/chopped up or my back isn't too messed up then she blazes down everything and climbs like a billy goat. The 100mm front travel is perfect for the geometry and doesnt feel twitchy at all..... This year I am really debating on upgrading her drivetrain/wheels or putting the money towards a full sus. Trying to sell my 09 Kona Jake as we speak to help fund the decision.
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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Yeah she is a beast.. comes in at about 28.5# of pure fun. If the trail isn't too rocky/chopped up or my back isn't too messed up then she blazes down everything and climbs like a billy goat. The 100mm front travel is perfect for the geometry and doesnt feel twitchy at all..... This year I am really debating on upgrading her drivetrain/wheels or putting the money towards a full sus. Trying to sell my 09 Kona Jake as we speak to help fund the decision.
    If you're a man with back problems (like myaelf) I suggest a properly fitted full suspension.

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    Yeah that is what I have been leaning towards. If I can sell my Jake then that will start things off and then I will probably start the next few months building something.
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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Nice, good luck. I know it's cliche to mention it in the thumper thread, but dude... Try your hardest and you won't find a negative review of the thumper, and it's so sexy!


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