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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

    my new friend
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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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    singular swift ...
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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!
    2013 Trek Cobia- 29er
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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

    XL Niner SIR9:


    XL Singular Gryphon:


    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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    Thanks Brown Santa!

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    Thanks Competitive Cyclist!

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    1st time running 142x12!

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    Carbon post added...

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    Got my conversion kit from No Tubes...

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    Rear caliper mounted [tough going with the Torx bolts!]
    Can you hear me now?

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