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    Lets see some steel 29ers!

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    Here Is mine.

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    Custom Quiring

    Here is my custom Quiring. It has a 12x142 rear end and rides like a dream.
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    Had it out twice this week. That always makes me happy.
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    Lets see some steel 29ers!


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    That´s mine:

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    Hello!

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    Unfortunately I no longer own this one ...



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    Really starting to like the steel!!


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    Lets see some steel 29ers!

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    My Gen 1 Nimble 9..

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    Marin Pine Mountain

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    my stickel.....

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    My "trail" bike, fat front Jones Diamond frame and Unicrown fork...
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    And my "road" bike, Rawland Drakkar with Nanos...
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    Enjoy the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shackleton47 View Post
    Here's mine.
    I love that kind of threads! Great bike, I have to take some better pictures of mine and I will post them later!
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    Any of you race your bikes? I love steel. I have a 650b but was looking to build up a 29er for races. Yes/no? Go carbon?
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    I'll play....

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    Pedal through it!

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    That is a beautiful bike. Nice, clean, simple lines.

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    Here's my race bike
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    Just raced mine on Saturday.


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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Transam

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    My Salsa El Mariachi Buddies SE Stout.

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    My current ride:



    Still hanging around the garage, but check my signature:




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    Heck, everybody is probably sick of seeing my bike...
    ...but I'm not!

    This has been sold, but it was a good bike.
    It started like this:
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    Then it looked like this:
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    Now I'm riding this gen. 1 Canfield N9:

    Which I like best of all!

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    PS - also check out the Canfield Nimble 9 Build Thread and the rigid 29er thread.
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    Custom Frank the Welder, FTW!

    Love this bike...for a hardtail.

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    Some mighty fine bikes and impressive pics

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    Loving the blue transam and this ^ orange nimble. Great color choices on the n9

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    Mine Trans Am29

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    Love this type of thread.
    Wanton flaunting.

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    Raleigh...Lets see some steel 29ers!-img_20130329_141839_edit0.jpg
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    I only have 2 alumnium bikes.
    A Niner and a Salsa Campeon. (road bike)
    Probably the smallest 29-er rider in the Dutch Mountains.

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    My "Mountain" Bike
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    TransAms RULE!
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    Lets see some steel 29ers!

    Salsa Fargo road trim and mtn trim.

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    Re: Lets see some steel 29ers!

    My El Mariachi..


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    Stickel

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    Quote Originally Posted by collideous View Post
    Now that is one well thought out sweet ride .

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    2008 XXIX+G -soma 445mm fork


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    '13 Canfield Nimble 9

    First steel bike. Lovin' it!
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    This is my Ritchey P29 running a Pace RC31 rigid fork. Experimenting with a pair of Surly Knard 29x3" tyres - has about 2mm rear wheel clearance! Wheels are Velocity P35s on Hope hubs.

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    I'll play.

    Singular Swift singlespeed 29er with Lefty and one of three sets of polished silver Titec H-Bars known to exist (by me... because I EZ Offed three sets myself ). I love this bike. Not the lightest, but wholly crud it sings on the trail. This bike lets me get away with stupid stuff going way too fast on tight singletrack all the time.

    My next big upgrade for this thing is going to be to rebuild the wheelset with some Light Bicycle Carbon AM 29er rims. I got a set on my Rockstar, and I'm sold. If somebody made some carbon alt bars with similar grip area and geometry, I would love to drop half a pound by dumping these heavy ass (but comfy) bars.

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    ^^^ Sweet looking Swift. BTW, if you ever do find those carbon alt bars, put me at the head of the line to take one of those titec bars off your hands. Would love a silver pair, but too lazy to strip and polish myself.
    Enjoy the ride!

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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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    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.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gillcouto/10581377295/" title="2013-10-26_0003 by gillcouto, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7428/10581377295_91e411e3c0_o.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="2013-10-26_0003"></a>
    "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!

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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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    1st time running 142x12!

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    Got my conversion kit from No Tubes...

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    Rear caliper mounted [tough going with the Torx bolts!]

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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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    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.

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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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    Re: Lets see some steel 29ers!

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    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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