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    2010 Army Green

    Posted these photos in a few other spots, but thought this would be good too.
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    Waiting on my new Jabber frame. Curious if anyone can tell me if my current QR skewers from my Easton XC SS One wheelset would be acceptable for tensioning of the back wheel??? I keep hearing everyone referring to the Shimano XT skewers, but the wheelset I have is pretty high end. Any advise????

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_n
    my first 29er build:
    spin that bash ring around 180 deg so the thin bit is lined up with the crank arm, unless you want a big gap in it on the first big hit! Actually, i guess when the cranks are level that thin bit is out of the way anyway! Could still take a hit though... Is that Ti or a colour? looks good.

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    While i have not tried them, they look external cam, like all the others that dont work. Hope, Salsa, Mavic, and other "high end" skewers just dont work as well as the internal XTs.

    its not the drive side, as that easily fixed with a tensioner, Its the brake side. You'll get "brake jack" when you use the disc brakes hard. The rotational forces pushes the axel rearward.

    I tried 4 different skewers before i went XT. never a problem since.
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    A burrito is a sleeping bag for ground beef.

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    Cool...good info. Never thought of the internal/external cam option.

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    anyone running a 100mm fork on a jabber?
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    im pretty sure that would jack up the geometry a bunch. putting the front end pretty high and making things squirrely
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    Almost done. Don't have time to work on the bike at home (family), so worked on it a bit over lunch. Just need to put the rear disc, chain and rear cog on. Not able to ride until the weekend, though.
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    Going to be getting ZTR/Crest wheel set in a month of two. Then a better bar/stem (currently using stuff from parts bin). Maybe cut off all the padding on the seat (naked plastic).

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    I love he trimmed down xtr cranks, nice touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgan-tec
    I love he trimmed down xtr cranks, nice touch.
    Are you talking about my bike? I've got SLX cranks. I don't have time to be trimming and polishing XTR's.

    Finished:

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    2009 Jabber

    Powder Coated
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    Nothing new, but now have 3 rides under my belt on the Jabber. First two rides, I really thought I had made a mistake on this frame. I was constantly having rear wheel slip on climbs. But a couple adjustments to my riding style and now I love it. One thing I'll have to do is get a slightly shorter stem, but other than that, my favorite SS thus far. People say it's long and tight switchbacks are a chore, but I blazed through them today--no issues for me.


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    I was in the same boat as you on my first ride, but I have certainly changed my tune. I found that by keeping my weight centered I was able to keep traction on the back tire better. This bike loves to climb!

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    Yeah, keeping the weight back a little helped a ton.
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    Ok, was able to get a ride in with my new Saguaro 2.2's in the back. Wow, what a difference from the Rampages. I actually didn't have to keep my weight back like I did with the Rampages. Plenty of traction. I still like the Rampages in the front, but Saguaro's in the back is awesome. Also have them set up ghetto tubeless (Gorilla Tape) and no issues thus far.

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    updated photo...




    Kenda Small Block Eights
    Easton Monkeylight XC low rise bars
    Specialized Phenom SL saddle

    and most importantly a VASSAGO Seat Clamp!
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    Another Army Green

    swapped most parts from the white frame to the new green. upgraded to 15mm lowers, speed dreams wheels & RF Atlas bars.
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    Big Orange. In trail and bikepacking mode.
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    Really like the orange and would've picked it over the green if it was still available

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    How is everyone fastening the brake cable to the front fork? The zip tie method around the fork leg seems to be marring up the finish on my Odis.

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    here is my Jabberwocky:

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    I figure this would be the perfect thread to jump on to and ask about Jabberwocky sizing... I'm 5'9 so I'm in between the 16 and 18. Have any of you around my height gone with the 16 and been happy with it or wish they would have went with the 18?

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    I'm building a 16 up and I am 5'8" so I would like to know what every one thinks also. I have a fisty that is a 54 and love it. I just thought I needed the flick-a-bility of a smaller frame with the 29 tires and couldn't bring myself to go 18".
    I still haven't ordered the seat post and stem yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoPlayOutside
    I figure this would be the perfect thread to jump on to and ask about Jabberwocky sizing... I'm 5'9 so I'm in between the 16 and 18. Have any of you around my height gone with the 16 and been happy with it or wish they would have went with the 18?
    You'd be better off on a 16".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranman
    I'm building a 16 up and I am 5'8" so I would like to know what every one thinks also. I have a fisty that is a 54 and love it. I just thought I needed the flick-a-bility of a smaller frame with the 29 tires and couldn't bring myself to go 18".
    I still haven't ordered the seat post and stem yet
    I'm 5"8" and I have a 16" Jabber and a 54cm Fisty. I love them both. You should be good to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss29er
    I'm 5"8" and I have a 16" Jabber and a 54cm Fisty. I love them both. You should be good to go
    Thanks!
    Once I get it built and dialed in the fit I'll post up some pics.
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    My photobucket acct is messed up. Here is mine, via Vassago site:


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    How many of you guys race your Vassagos?

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    i have raced on my vassago is a few different types. Some off road duathlons, and 12 or 24 hour events. Love blowing by people on a steel hard tail single speed while they sit and spin up the hills.
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    New Jabber - Out gett'n it dirty for the first time. Still have to set up a cage and frame bag.
    I didn't see a snake all day. I think it's the Hope hubs clicking. Sounds just like a Road Runner. Mortal enemy of snakes and lizards

    Quick heads up on the 16" frame. ONLY 1 (yes one) bottle mount. I'm also guessing a braze on will void the warranty so have to use bolt on only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch
    swapped most parts from the white frame to the new green. upgraded to 15mm lowers, speed dreams wheels & RF Atlas bars.
    I'm really liking the Army green. What fork is that and how much travel? How is the hope SS trials hub working out for ya?

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    Anybody want to sell their orange ODIS forks ? Please contact me. Thanks!

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    Noosa2 - FOX F29 100mm. Raises the bottom bracket and slakens the angles, but I like it that way. Have tried it at 80mm a half dozens times and like it better at 100mm.
    The Hope SS hub has been great, solid & no maint

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    Can someone post up a closeup of their rear track/Jabbernutz setup on their Jabber? thanks - I think I got it, but it seems "fragile"

    I've ordered one of ISUCKATRIDING's chain tug just in case...plus will be a better color match

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    Quote Originally Posted by bycyclist
    Can someone post up a closeup of their rear track/Jabbernutz setup on their Jabber? thanks - I think I got it, but it seems "fragile"

    I've ordered one of ISUCKATRIDING's chain tug just in case...plus will be a better color match
    there is a good close up on the website.
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    sorry, that was lame of me - that makes more sense

    thanks mucho

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    I'm going with the Flow/ZTR wheel combo from NoTubes for my Jabberwocky. I'm going with the freehub body version (non-SS) but the build is singlespeed.

    Their site lists a few options for the hubs:

    Stan's ZTR QR rear hub
    ZTR 12x135
    I see the Jabberwocky is specified as having a 135mm rear hub spacing on their site.

    What's the difference between "Stan's ZTR QR" and "ZTR 12x135"?

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    QR stands for quick release and the 12 is the 12mm bolt thru option. I prefer the bolt thru so you can tighten that sucker down.
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    2nd bottle cage

    Thought I'd post this up. Pic of my second bottle mount (I know I got a problem with packs). They call them Herbie Clips and they don't move. I can also use the seat post for a 3rd cage if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranman
    QR stands for quick release and the 12 is the 12mm bolt thru option. I prefer the bolt thru so you can tighten that sucker down.
    Ok thanks - that's good to know. So the rear dropouts can take a 12mm bolt?

    When I look at the frame on Amazon, it says the rear axle is 135 x 10mm.

    This is the most I've spent on a wheelset so I'm a bit paranoid. My local shop can't order them so I want to make sure everything is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one incredible donkey

    What's the difference between "Stan's ZTR QR" and "ZTR 12x135"?
    The 12x135 is a thru axle and the QR is a quick release.

    you could use either since they are both 135 width, the thru axle might be overkill for the Jabber though.

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    If you look in my bike pics above you can see I have the bolt on rear axle. I also don't have the Jabber Nuts. I use Hope Pro II bolt on option and things stay where their put. Once I cinch the axle down tight it hasn't moved. I use the QR front axle for ease of removal for transport. I also have the Stans rims but the heavy ones, as I weigh about 180 -185, and run them tubeless. I also just put a White Brothers Magic fork on and still getting it dialed in for the rocky stuff.
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    Anyone have there Jabbers set up 1x9?

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    Mine's 1x8, but via an Alfine IGH, so that probably doesn't help you. It's my winter set-up; I go back to 32x22 SS once things dry out in the spring.
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    Anyone have there Jabbers set up 1x9?
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    My Tradeup Jabber

    Finally, after 3 long months...got it built. Going to do the test ride after lunch, but nice and easy (broke my ribs a few weeks ago).

    Only other thing I'm doing is swapping out the rear hub CK QR to Fun bolts to make sure it doesn't move around.
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    Had mine since late summer but have only now taken the occasion for a snap. Great bike...





    Doesnt show on the pics but I have a surly tensioner on the drive side I also have the jabbernutz. Easton XC One SS wheels with QR so I'm being cautious. So far no issues whatever.

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    Here's my Jabber from the black Friday sale...Merry Christmas to me!









    XT cranks with Blackspire Monoveloce ring and bashguard chain sandwich
    Surly rear cogs
    BB7 brakes
    Bontrager Duster SS wheels
    Chris King headset and BB
    Thomson stem and seatpost
    RS Reba SL

    The pink Salsa seat clamp will be leaving soon, but it looks good with the green. I like the brown cables, seat, grips. The CK pewter looks really good I think. Now for a ride tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockfinder
    Here's my Jabber from the black Friday sale...Merry Christmas to me!




    XT cranks with Blackspire Monoveloce ring and bashguard chain sandwich
    Surly rear cogs
    BB7 brakes
    Bontrager Duster SS wheels
    Chris King headset and BB
    Thomson stem and seatpost
    RS Reba SL
    I picked up mine from the black Friday sale too and it is going to look a lot like yours. It is being built up with left over parts plus duster wheels that I just picked up. I cannot wait to finish the build - Just waiting on a rear tire, cog, chain and seat post clamp.

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