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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Oh f**k... Yes please. Any way to get that frame with the letters and decals in switchback blue?

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    Beat me to it....that's in the works

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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    Beat me to it....that's in the works
    If it's for the 7, I'm in. I'd build a wheel set and custom powder coat a set of rims in sb blue. It would look like a rolling piece of candy

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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    True story just took this this second. My fiancé's head bands in my jeep (for top down rides)


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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    HA! Awesome


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    Im buying a green one tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Im buying a green one tonight!

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    Good luck banana. Just ordered a KS lev 125 for mine (the highest I could go without having to raise my asddle) and I'm contemplating still staying under 30 lbs

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    Could always do these.

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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Could always do these.

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    Ooo, a neon green and blue ano build build be sick

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    Also, with a 150mm fork, would this bike be capable of downhill parks?

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    I don't know how downhill friendly 29ers are in general. What wheels do you plan on running?

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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    I don't know how downhill friendly 29ers are in general. What wheels do you plan on running?

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    Carbon (light bicycle) rims, 32h, hand built by me. 30mm wide

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    I get that 29ers arent DH friendly, but a lot of my training days for enduro are going to be done in parks. and some races have downhill type areas in them. I think the 29er is invaluable in rough terrain though

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    Oh I agree. Just make sure you've got a set of hardened wheels

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Carbon (light bicycle) rims, 32h, hand built by me. 30mm wide

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    Wanna prototype test some 35mm wide Carbon hoops we are working on?

    Pike150, CC DB AIR CS or Monarch Plus and I believe it will be very DH friendly.....maybe not huge hucking friendly but hauling ass through the big chunk....very friendly....lift runs very friendly

    Actually, first prototype testing I did on the Thumper Prototypes was 4 days of Lift Riding in Deer Valley/Park City.

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    Thumper to Unveil9 Color/Graphics Conversions

    They are now live on the site!

    Switchback Unveil9 Conversion - 27.5 | 29er | Switchback Bikes

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    Different color decal options as an add-on will be updated on the site soon as well

    Thanks, Scott

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    Pics are broken for me Scott.

    Edit: only on Tapatalk.

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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Pics are broken for me Scott.

    Edit: only on Tapatalk.

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    Look good on tapatalk from my end. Updates?

    I have a frame on the way. Need help on the color selection. Im having my guy PC my frame, will post colors in a bit

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    Lol I guess my phone is being stupid. I will check for updates. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Look good on tapatalk from my end. Updates?

    I have a frame on the way. Need help on the color selection. Im having my guy PC my frame, will post colors in a bit

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    Pysco Lime over super chrome Granny Smith
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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Oh so SICK!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fastbanana View Post
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    keep in mind, as of now, its getting a white fox 34 kashima, 150mm.
    dear lord this!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    dear lord this!!!!
    +1(00000000000)

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    Purple it is. There will be more to it, yall will have to wait though!

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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Purple it is. There will be more to it, yall will have to wait though!

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    Post link to build thread so we can follow Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    dear lord this!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Post link to build thread so we can follow Lol.

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    hhhhmmmmm....."Come Along For The Ride"....

    @FastBanana we should talk about this

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    Unveil7 Prototypes getting prepared to ship to us!

    Oh yeah.....annndddd

    Loaded some sneak peak images on the product page of the frames getting packaged/boxed up as they prepare to ship them our way!

    Unveil7 Prototype - 27.5 | 29er | Switchback Bikes

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    Oh but that anodized black... I'm going to dream about that tonight.

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    Finally watched the Thumper Trail video (where the thumper got its name) and have to say it looks like a fun trail and very close to what I currently ride (except more climbing for me).

    So for someone who is 6' with a 31"ish inseam would I be better on the large frame Thumper? I currently ride a 19.5" Inbred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Finally watched the Thumper Trail video (where the thumper got its name) and have to say it looks like a fun trail and very close to what I currently ride (except more climbing for me).

    So for someone who is 6' with a 31"ish inseam would I be better on the large frame Thumper? I currently ride a 19.5" Inbred.
    Size Large would be spot-on for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Finally watched the Thumper Trail video (where the thumper got its name) and have to say it looks like a fun trail and very close to what I currently ride (except more climbing for me).

    So for someone who is 6' with a 31"ish inseam would I be better on the large frame Thumper? I currently ride a 19.5" Inbred.
    Yep, Large frame was a short stem.

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    For reference, I'm 6'3", 35" inseam. I'm on an XL with a short stem (60mm) and wide bars (780mm/30mm rise) so I agree large will be the perfect size.

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    Ok cool.... Yeah I am running a 60 or 70mm stem on the Inbred right now and it is perfect with my flat bars.

    EDIT:
    Ok just went and compared the ETT for the two bikes and the ETT for the Inbred is 23.7" or 601.98mm... The large Thumper is showing an ETT of 620mm, so that is almost 3/4" longer than what I am currently at. Wondering if it would be better to go with the Medium frame that has an ETT of 599mm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Ok cool.... Yeah I am running a 60 or 70mm stem on the Inbred right now and it is perfect with my flat bars.

    EDIT:
    Ok just went and compared the ETT for the two bikes and the ETT for the Inbred is 23.7" or 601.98mm... The large Thumper is showing an ETT of 620mm, so that is almost 3/4" longer than what I am currently at. Wondering if it would be better to go with the Medium frame that has an ETT of 599mm?
    We're all different when it comes to how we like our bikes to "fit". I'm about your size and had a 18" kona satori before I bought the Thumper and it was just too small for me to be really comfortable on with its 23.5" ETT and 70 mm stem. I Sold the satori and bought a large Thumper which has an inch longer ETT than the Satori. I swapped all the parts from the Satori and put them on the Thumper except I changed the stem to a 50mm stem. Talk about an awakening...I wish I had tried a longer TT and shorter stem years ago. Having said that I got a buddy that hates the way his bike handles with a 50mm stem... It might be tough to test ride a Thumper but if you could test ride a medium (18")satori with a 70 or 80mm stem and a large satori (20") with a 50 mm stem that would give you a good feel of how the Thumper is going to fit.

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    FWIW, I am 5'8" on a good day. I ordered a medium.

    My Titus FTM, has similar fit and ETT, and its a small, which was a tad small for me. I was comfy, but need a little more stability.

    Also, I demoed a Stumpy in large, same ETT as the Thumper in.medium, and it felt very nice.

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    Ok guys that is what I was looking for....
    Just put in my order with Scott for a large black Thumper... My jake sold last night so that is funding part of the purchase. Excited to get it and start building it.

    Since I am splitting time between the bike and fixing up my Land Cruiser this build will take a bit of time. Hopefully not to long though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    ?..and fixing up my Land Cruiser thumbsup:
    Pics? I had an 88 FJ62 with 260,000 miles in the clock when I sold it...

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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    Pics? I had an 88 FJ62 with 260,000 miles in the clock when I sold it...
    Pics?! Lol

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    This is my FJ60 BeBe.... Can find everything on her over at IH8MUD. Working on rebuilding the knuckles today, passenger side was complete soup.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Ok guys that is what I was looking for....
    Just put in my order with Scott for a large black Thumper... My jake sold last night so that is funding part of the purchase. Excited to get it and start building it.

    Since I am splitting time between the bike and fixing up my Land Cruiser this build will take a bit of time. Hopefully not to long though..
    Thank you @gregnash!

    Oh, that's awesome about the Land Cruiser...maybe you should use this thread to document both builds



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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    HA! Just realized your one step ahead of me


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    New Blog Post - What is Beauty

    New blog post "What is Beauty" This is a really great one, IMO, courtesy of Blog Contributor #adamhunt

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    Hello all,

    I am taking delivery of my frame today, very excited. After a few quick pictures, its getting torn down and dropped at the powder shop for some purple treatment.

    Super excited about racing on this bike, I am going to build it as a 2x10 with 150mm travel in front, 130mm rear.

    On a related note, I was torn about using a 29er for enduro racing, and about the double chainring to get the the gears I need. This article sealed my decision, its a very similar bike on paper to what I am building.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Great article....very good points in there


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    Yeah a very good article and very poignent for me. I have been working the calculations with the Sheldon Brown tool to see if I can do a bit better with a 2x10 vs. my ghetto 2x9 setup. Looking like I will be doing a 26/39 setup with 11/36 cassette.

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    Personally, Im going 24/34 with a 11-36

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    Awesome. Can't wait to see it!

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    10spd versus 11spd

    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Yeah a very good article and very poignent for me. I have been working the calculations with the Sheldon Brown tool to see if I can do a bit better with a 2x10 vs. my ghetto 2x9 setup. Looking like I will be doing a 26/39 setup with 11/36 cassette.
    Set up a page on the site to help w/ crunching the 10spd vs 11spd gearing calculations....should save a ton of time when looking to crunch the #s

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