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    Just joined the club! First bike, first 29er!

    Just won an eBay auction for a 2012 SC Tallboy Aluminum.

    Luckily my neighbor has the majority of the components I need, minus a fork.

    I'll be running XT ft and rr derailleurs, SLT 2 x 10 or XT 3x10, not sure yet.

    I'll also be running Avid hydraulics X5 and X5 shifters.

    The biggest question i have is regarding wheels. The wheelset I have available has a 135 rr, but my frame takes a 142. Is there an easy way to convert or am I better off buying a new rr wheel?


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    Can't run X5 shifters with XT rear derailleur. Rear derailleur and shifter manufacturers have to match.

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    Ok, well then I must be mistaken on the shifters, since all the parts were taken of the same bike after he upgraded them. I'll double check and update my original post.

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    Sexy bike! Congrats.

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    Why didnt you choose a hard-tail 29er for your first bike? It would have taught you a lot about picking lines, traction control etc... A ht 26er would probably have been an even a better choice. Thats a lot of bike for a noob. Just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mevadus View Post
    Why didnt you choose a hard-tail 29er for your first bike? It would have taught you a lot about picking lines, traction control etc... A ht 26er would probably have been an even a better choice. Thats a lot of bike for a noob. Just sayin...
    Well, I have ridden a fair amount with buddies, on their spare bikes, plus I have a strong motocross background, so I'm no stranger to two wheels. But is is the first bike I've bought for myself. I was always under the impression its best to buy the most bike you can afford. And given the "do anything" nature of this bike, I really thought it was a fantastic bike to get me back into riding. Given the mass amounts of accolades it has gotten since it was released, I bet more than a few people would agree with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seedubxj View Post
    ... I was always under the impression its best to buy the most bike you can afford...
    I agree.

    Nice bike! Congrats.

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    Nice choice! As far as the wheel is concerned, some can be converted and some can't. If you can tell us what wheels they are that would help. If it can't then I would just pick up a set of Stan's Arch EX and call it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mevadus View Post
    Why didnt you choose a hard-tail 29er for your first bike? It would have taught you a lot about picking lines, traction control etc... A ht 26er would probably have been an even a better choice. Thats a lot of bike for a noob. Just sayin...
    Probably because he got the bike he wanted to ride, and he could afford it. Nice bike mate, it's always fun building up a bike, enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mevadus View Post
    Why didnt you choose a hard-tail 29er for your first bike? It would have taught you a lot about picking lines, traction control etc... A ht 26er would probably have been an even a better choice. Thats a lot of bike for a noob. Just sayin...
    Wow - you are so.....2004.

    Life is way too short to mess with hardtails in the year 2013.

    Congrats to the OP on the SC auction win. Enjoy and ride it like you mean it...

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    Congrats for the win! That'll be a great first bike !!!

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    Just joined the club! First bike, first 29er!-fork.jpgTrying to decide on a fork. I'n looking at this one:

    Brand: Fox Racing

    Model: F29 FIT RLC 32 F-Series Float

    Wheel Size: 29"

    Condition: New, OEM 265mm Uncut Steer Tube

    Features and Specifications:
    Fox F29 FIT RLC 32 F-Series Float
    FIT: Fox Isolated Technology
    Air Spring
    Adjustments: Lockout and Rebound
    Travel: 120mm
    Tapered Steer Tube 1-1/8 to 1-1/2
    Included: Fork, 15mm Axle, Brake Hose Guide and Manual

    Thoughts?

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    Well, without knowing about the wheels it should be an ok fork. Do you have the wheels specs yet? You need to make sure the front is either already 15mm or can be converted. Since you are looking at 120mm I would think you know you also have wheels that will take a through axle?.. Measure your head tube and be sure to include spacer length if you intend on running spacers.
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    Just joined the club! First bike, first 29er!

    Yeah. I'm going to be using 15mm ft wheel. And the steerer on that fork is 10.4". So I think that's enough wiggle room, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seedubxj View Post
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ID:	782919Trying to decide on a fork. I'n looking at this one:

    Brand: Fox Racing

    Model: F29 FIT RLC 32 F-Series Float

    Wheel Size: 29"

    Condition: New, OEM 265mm Uncut Steer Tube

    Features and Specifications:
    Fox F29 FIT RLC 32 F-Series Float
    FIT: Fox Isolated Technology
    Air Spring
    Adjustments: Lockout and Rebound
    Travel: 120mm
    Tapered Steer Tube 1-1/8 to 1-1/2
    Included: Fork, 15mm Axle, Brake Hose Guide and Manual

    Thoughts?
    Fox forks are some of the best out there, and that fork you found does not have CTD so it should be fine.
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    Nice bike, congrats on your 1st on!!

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