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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    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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    Suggestion for the next blog post, "is the added weight/cost of a dropper post worth the ability to boogie down drops and get low in turns"

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    Nice work
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    Thank you! Big props to @drolling for putting the chart together


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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    AM/Enduro build complete! Size XL...30lbs 9oz



    CC DB AIR CS = Coil plush/Air efficient



    Maxxis Highroller 2.3, plenty of clearance to go 2.4



    Pike = Setting the standard for others to follow


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    Damn, that's a nice build. That Pike is a beast.

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    Damn. that is nice looking... can't wait till mine shows up!

    With regards to the dropper post. Went and did a 15 mile ride with my buddy who is a SCOTT rep, he has a 27.5 Genius that he has decked out even more than it originally came and has a RS dropper. We were talking about the incoming build for me and he kept pushing the dropper. Then of course going down this new trail with great flow after the rain/snow we received last night he would yell back... "Oh dude, look my seat just lowered for me.. Oh look, it just came up again." Bastard.....

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    AM/Enduro build complete!
    Wow, that thing is SICK!!!
    Really nice build, and surprisingly light.
    Nice goin'
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    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    damn. That is nice looking... Can't wait till mine shows up!

    With regards to the dropper post. Went and did a 15 mile ride with my buddy who is a scott rep, he has a 27.5 genius that he has decked out even more than it originally came and has a rs dropper. We were talking about the incoming build for me and he kept pushing the dropper. Then of course going down this new trail with great flow after the rain/snow we received last night he would yell back... "oh dude, look my seat just lowered for me.. Oh look, it just came up again." bastard.....
    hhhhaaaa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    Wow, that thing is SICK!!!
    Really nice build, and surprisingly light.
    Nice goin'
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
    Damn, that's a nice build. That Pike is a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    AM/Enduro build complete! Size XL...30lbs 9oz



    CC DB AIR CS = Coil plush/Air efficient



    Maxxis Highroller 2.3, plenty of clearance to go 2.4



    Pike = Setting the standard for others to follow


    Unveil9 & Highroller rear....that thing hooks up like crazy!


    BBRRRAAAAPPPPP!


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    Wicked looking rig! Awesome.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Wicked looking rig! Awesome.

    Thank you! I'm obviously biased....but having a blast on it...extremely happy with how it's stacking up in regard to handling & suspension action to the leaders in the category


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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    Thank you! I'm obviously biased....but having a blast on it...extremely happy with how it's stacking up in regard to handling & suspension action to the leaders in the category


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    What other bikes have you ridden? How does yours compare?

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    What other bikes have you ridden? How does yours compare?

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    When I had the bike shop I had these as my personal rigs...6+ months on each.
    RIP9 (previous model and current model), RIP9 RDO, SC Tallboy LTa, previous model Salsa Horsetheif, Rocky Mountain Altitude, Ellsworth Evolution....

    Didn't own it but put quite a bit of time in on the Stumperjumpers (pre-Enduro)

    Let's say I am extremely happy with the way the Thumper/Unveil9 stacks up

    Wheels are turning now......maybe I will work on a Blog post about the experiences and do a little compare/contrast


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    Sweet. Scott, I will be starting my build thread today. Just broke the frame down.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    Sweet. Scott, I will be starting my build thread today. Just broke the frame down.

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    Nice!!


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    29er FSR Suspension | 130mm Travel | XT Complete Bike: SPAM Pass

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    Hey Scott... quick question but do you know of any other riders on the West Coast that are running the Thumper?

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Hey Scott... quick question but do you know of any other riders on the West Coast that are running the Thumper?
    Having some wine right now....my memory isn't functioning at its best right now

    Will sleep on it and answer tomorrow...

    Oh! Just remembered a couple peeps in WA that are aboard Thumpers....

    Oh & shipped one to Alaska last week....

    Have someone in Kamloops am talking to about one as well....would love to get a Thumper/Unveil9 to Kamloops!

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    Well if nothing else you will have one in NorCal/No.NV/Lake Tahoe area.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Well if nothing else you will have one in NorCal/No.NV/Lake Tahoe area.
    Heck yeah....pumped about that


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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Well if nothing else you will have one in NorCal/No.NV/Lake Tahoe area.
    I'm enjoying mine on the desert trails in Phoenix and the mountain trails in Flagstaff AZ.

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    That XT build's price seems kind of high. Especially considering the On One Codeine XO1 comes in at about that price (minus VAT).

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    I'm enjoying mine on the desert trails in Phoenix and the mountain trails in Flagstaff AZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    That XT build's price seems kind of high. Especially considering the On One Codeine XO1 comes in at about that price (minus VAT).
    The Codeine XO1 is a good price....but you need to factor in 20% import duty (plus shipping to the States) for Complete Bikes....the 20% import duty takes the price to $3,460

    Thumper XT build stacks up really nice to these prices

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Weight update:
    Took the Hilo dropper off, installed Race Face Next SL
    29lbs 8oz!


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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    Weight update:
    Took the Hilo dropper off, installed Race Face Next SL
    29lbs 8oz!


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    Any reason? Just didn't suit your riding?

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Wanted to see weight difference....think I'll leave it off until I go to the MTNs....would be nice to have it for about 5% of the riding I do.,,,so the normal post works great


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    Awesome. I'm hoping to come in under 29# with my dropper once my carbon bars come back from warranty (they cracked at 5nm during install). And I may pick up a rocket-v saddle, (probably the team or pro) which will save 100g off my current saddle. Also just ordered a gxp bb for my sram carbon cranks that I have to try them out on the thumper.

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    What does your I9 wheelset weigh?

    How about the holyrollers?

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    TwoNin9r - check out the Charge Spoon/Knife Ti saddles. I have the regular Spoon on my Inbred and it has been one of the most comfortable saddles I have ridden (purchased 3 different ones trying to find one that felt right) but I did like the WTB saddle. The other thing you might want to look into is the Enduro BB vs the GXP, I was looking at them both last night and think that the Enduro actually saved quite a bit of weight for the cost, didn't write it down so dont remember for sure (will be on the "upgrades" list for the bike after a year or so along with FastBanana's other Enduro bearings).

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    Oh nice! Lol I just had my lbs order whatever would work with the cranks (it was $40) but I'm going to look at the saddles you mentioned now. Thank you.

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    Im gonna look into the enduro BB. I did a complete build list with listed weights, right now I am planning on 29.5 with dropper.

    EDIT. weight savings of the ceramic bearings is a dollar per gram. 60 grams. I may upgrade when its time to overhaul the BB.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    What does your I9 wheelset weigh?

    How about the holyrollers?

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    Don't remember exact weight but know it was in-line with their published weights

    Didn't weigh em before I put em on, sorry


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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    Don't remember exact weight but know it was in-line with their published weights

    Didn't weigh em before I put em on, sorry


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    No worries. I see the published is 950 for the tires. I think between lighter tires and carbon rims I can cut 1.5 pounds off the rolling stock.

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    Update to the gear ratios chart for 1x11 that Scott posted earlier.
    Updated Gear Ratios: Comparing SRAM and Shimano’s 1x Drivetrains with XTR M9000

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    + rep Gregnash! Thanks for the suggestion!

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    No prob dude.. I did a lot of searching and for the money those saddles can't be beat. Think I got my regular Spoon from TreeFortBikes.com for something like $35 shipped. Thinking of going with the Knife this time but debating.

    I need to find a good set of "gold" bars for the bike. I run flat bars on my Inbred but thinking of giving 1/4" risers a try (have a set I can try when I build the bike) but eventually I want to go with gold bars and they are a #$&*@! to find in 31.8mm anymore (found in 35mm but that requires a special stem).

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    I think race face might be the answer.

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    Race Face or Loaded.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    http://www.raceface.com/components/h...quarter-riser/


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    Yeah not sure about the 3/4" rise though. I like the bars flat on my Inbred (tried the 1/4" risers) but may be different on the Thumper. I will use the ones I have when I build it up to see and then if I like it (or can find some regular low rise bars in gold) I will swap over.

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    It's a different type of feel. I use flat bars on my f29 and love it

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    How would it be different from raising your stem?

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    I like flat bars, but my 3/4" rise Raceface Evolve 735mm bar is really comfortable and works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    I'm enjoying mine on the desert trails in Phoenix and the mountain trails in Flagstaff AZ.
    Thanks for chiming in @noosa2....yep, he's in the old backyard of the frame that was one of the main inspirations for the Thumper/Unveil9.

    I worked for Titus as a sales rep in the Cocalis days...one of my favorite bikes of all time was the Moto-Lite we sold at the time.

    When I started the Brand I wanted the first frame to be similar to what a Cocalis/Titus Moto-Lite 29er would have been

    I think we nailed it! Now I just need to get to South Mountain sometime and ride it aboard the Unveil9....last time I rode it was on a Moto-Lite at a Titus sales meeting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    Thanks for chiming in @noosa2....yep, he's in the old backyard of the frame that was one of the main inspirations for the Thumper/Unveil9.

    When I started the Brand I wanted the first frame to be similar to what a Cocalis/Titus Moto-Lite 29er would have been

    I think we nailed it! Now I just need to get to South Mountain sometime and ride it aboard the Unveil9....last time I rode it was on a Moto-Lite at a Titus sales meeting
    If you find yourself in AZ give me a shout and we can hit up South Mountain.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    If you find yourself in AZ give me a shout and we can hit up South Mountain.

    Heck yeah!


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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    29.17 lbs with dropper and aluminum bars and cranks, that's with bottle cage and flat pedals. Carbon bars and cranks will be on by next week should be around 28.5!







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