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    Mary SS

    2010 Haro Mary SS...Sorry about the bad phone pic.
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    2009 Raleigh XXIX+G, mostly stock in its native envirnment. Stiffer than other steels but rides nice.
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    Re: Lets see some steel 29ers!


    My breezer lightning

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    One bike I wish I never sold
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    My new steel 29'er

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiing9689 View Post
    One bike I wish I never sold
    My brother had the limited edition version of that which he won off Dirtrag magazine and he kicks himself a couple times a year over getting rid of it. I rode it a few times and there was something about that steel that was special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    2009 Raleigh XXIX+G, mostly stock in its native envirnment. Stiffer than other steels but rides nice.
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    "Stiffer than other steels" is not how I would describe a XXIX and I own plenty of steel bikes. Looking at your seat post height it appears a smaller frame might be beneficial.

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    my two steel 29ers ...

    salsa el mariachi ...
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    Confused Steel.

    Here is my whip with gears. I think I prefer it set up as a Single Speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    "Stiffer than other steels" is not how I would describe a XXIX and I own plenty of steel bikes. Looking at your seat post height it appears a smaller frame might be beneficial.
    Good eye and interesting comment. You're right, this frame is one size too big for me. I often go for bigger frames since they feel more stable and "roomy", I never thought that would significantly affect frame stiffness, now I'm not so sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    Good eye and interesting comment. You're right, this frame is one size too big for me. I often go for bigger frames since they feel more stable and "roomy", I never thought that would significantly affect frame stiffness, now I'm not so sure.
    Many bicycle mfr's beef up the tubing wall thickness as they increase frame size to accommodate what statistics suggest should be a heavier rider. If you're a light weight AND on a larger frame size the stiffness (or lack of compliance) will probably be noticeable.

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    Canfield N9's on fiya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coleam View Post
    Just raced mine on Saturday.

    what do you think of the manitou fork, my reba got bent. thinking of going this route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shugarbear View Post
    what do you think of the manitou fork, my reba got bent. thinking of going this route.
    I'm liking it so far. It's smooth and the damping adjustment is excellent. The ability to tune it is pretty cool too. Unlike a lot of forks, it's more or less fully user-serviceable with many parts able to be replaced or swapped for fairly cheap. It comes with the firm ride kit, which is probably good for riders around 160-180ish lbs. For heavy riders, they make extra-firm and extra extra-firm kits as well that can be found for around $20. I'm planning on trading it out for a medium kit because I'm only getting around 15-20mm of sag, which is less than the 20% I'd like, but I'm pretty light at around 150lbs geared up. If you really want to get into the nitty gritty of fork tuning, you can get shim stacks and play around with those pretty easily as well to change the progression of the damping. I do have two (fairly minor) complaints. It makes some wet/squishy noises when compressed rapidly, and the thru-axle is a bit of a pain to insert sometimes, but apart from that, it's been perfect.

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    I so want a Transition Trans Am 29!

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    steel Stooge

    This is mine. I own a small uk bike company and this is my first project, the Stooge 29er with twin top tubes and slack, rigid friendly geometry
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    I have had a few , but the Nimble 9 is my current favorite.









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    Quote Originally Posted by jonestown View Post
    This is mine. I own a small uk bike company and this is my first project, the Stooge 29er with twin top tubes and slack, rigid friendly geometry
    That bike is awesome! What is you company's name?

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    My current stable

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    But after demoing a carbon Trek 9.8, I find myself thinking of maybe trying carbon next. Of course, I would likely go the cheap China route. And then that has started me thinking that for only a few hundred more, I could get cheap custom Chinese titanium...

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    Lets see some steel 29ers!

    Loving my custom build El Mariachi


    New bar set up this year for all day rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantdude View Post
    Loving my custom build El Mariachi

    New bar set up this year for all day rides
    Is that the 660mm Jones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECR View Post
    Is that the 660mm Jones?
    Yes it is. Great for 95% of my riding on this bike, but it isn't ideal for high speed rutted/rough trails. Because of the angle of the bar, in combination with the rigid fork, your hands slowly get rattled forward and bump into the shifter pods. Overall I really like it though and this issue is worth dealing with. For high speed, rough, technical trails I take out the Mojo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    That bike is awesome! What is you company's name?
    Hi there, thanks for liking it, the company is Stooge Cycles, I've yet to give the bike a name. Check out my facebook page for further info, cheers, Andy https://www.facebook.com/StoogeCycles.

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    Coming Along... Slowly...

    Last time I rode a SIR 9 was back in 2007! Got a few parts trickling in this week. Hopefully have the fork next week and a maiden voyage on my birthday (11/15)! Turning the big Five-O so I thought what better than to revert back to a hardtail SS!

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    Got my conversion kit from No Tubes...

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    Re: Lets see some steel 29ers!

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    What's the head angle on your WW? Looks steepish...

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    My Jones. Can't stop riding it!

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    Steel frame with a Ti fork on the Jones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheelboy_490 View Post
    Steel frame with a Ti fork on the Jones?
    Yes sir!

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    Re: Lets see some steel 29ers!

    71.5°, with chainstays that go from 16.1-16.9". It's super agile but it has 70mm of bb drop so it still manages to remain pretty stable. Really fun bike to ride!

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    All these rust buckets, and very few Monkeys.

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    Just got mine built up a couple weeks ago... Safety Orange Vassago Bandersnatch frame, XT drivetrain with a raceface crank and narrow wide ring, XTR trail brakes, King headset, and depending on the day... either a Niner Carbon fork or a Fox RLC 80mm. I also have a Jabber... the Wet Cat Geometry is where its at!!



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    Here is my SS Krampus

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    Re: Lets see some steel 29ers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thickfog View Post
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    Maybe it's just the angle but that front Racing Ralph looks huge, almost like a 29+ tire.

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    Re: Lets see some steel 29ers!

    It seems to be a few things. Even people in person think they look larger than they are.

    It's a 2.4 mounted on a 35 mm rim. So they are a pretty good size.

    The bike is slightly smaller than what most people would ride. It makes it look like all tire.

    The front fork is not suspension corrected, so the tire is tucked nice and tight to the fork crown. We're all used to seeing a few inches between the crown and tire these days, so I think this throws off the eyes.

    Combine it all and they do seem huge.

    Measured with calipers they are only just at the 2.4 mark.

    This tire mounted on a carbon 35 mm wide rim with hookless bead makes it possible to run 14 psi front and 17psi rear with little to zero rim strike even on trails with decent roots like Poto and rocks like Pontiac Lake. This helps make it ridiculously smooth and have some awesome traction. On my first ride at Poto in 2 years this weekend I was blown away. I made every climb, and no dabs (something I've never done on my fs, geared 29er). My arms and hands never hurt or got numb. I usually get serious arm pump and numbness running my rigid karate monkey and krampus from holding on so tight and the sharper impacts I feel on those bikes. They are also running the same size rim and tire combo, but with aluminum rims.

    So for the extra smoothness, I really gotta hand it to Walt.
    I'm not a believer that frame materials like steel vs aluminum make any difference or that a triangulated structure can even be made to feel supple. Now this bike really makes me question that.
    I think there are tests showing frames don't move much, so maybe it's the new bike honey moon feel!
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    Nice bike ^^^
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    Nice bike ^^^
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    2013 Kona Honzo, still in the process of building it and getting everything the way that I like it, wheels are coming very soon
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    Completing the trifecta.

    Original Build.
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    My Jones

    Here's my strongly beloved Jones in rather lightweight CC-Setup (thinking about a 29+ frontwheel though, maybe next year, when there are more rim / tire choices....). I ride it with much pleasure now for two years and never regretted the purchase!
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    Here are mine

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    Add another Honzo to the list, and one more time saying these things are super fun. My dogfriend thinks it's super fun too.

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    Jabber...rockin' the Gooseneck in Scottsdale, AZ.

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    N9

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    My newest...
    Framebones 29r belt drive, Surly 1x1mid-fat, Nashbar SS 29r half-fat, TommiSea Fatbike, FGFS/Loopwheel, Mini-velo/MTB

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    My New Buddy S.I.R.9

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    Re: Lets see some steel 29ers!

    Quote Originally Posted by jonestown View Post
    This is mine. I own a small uk bike company and this is my first project, the Stooge 29er with twin top tubes and slack, rigid friendly geometry
    A really beatiful bike

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