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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    the frame in question is a 15".
    due to stock and production they STAYED with the v1 dropout.
    little less slide then v2 but better angle for 1x9 use...

    i'll document the differences one day...cause it really does matter...without 'model-years' its easy to have slight alterations and changes confuse.
    Thank You Peter, I didnt want to start something I wasnt sure on, I just knew it looked different so I assumed as we all know what assuming does. So I apologize for almost stirring up the hornets nest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    Sorry been a real slacker. I'm sure Peter will enlighten you shortly. Dare I say it. I've been too busy with family and riding my bikes to spend much time on the internet talking about them. You can toss some 80 hour work weeks and some occasional sleep in the mix too!

    I will be on a single speed team in a famous mountain bike race that rhymes with salami again! Three of us on good bikes and one on another.
    Juan nice to see you on here man, Hey family is important! I am trying to get more into the race scene myself. But I am still on the SS learning curve, and I am really leaning towards some squish up front, the rigid is beating the crap out of me( but for some odd reason it is still fun as hell if that makes sense)!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnitedWeRide
    Juan nice to see you on here man, Hey family is important! I am trying to get more into the race scene myself. But I am still on the SS learning curve, and I am really leaning towards some squish up front, the rigid is beating the crap out of me( but for some odd reason it is still fun as hell if that makes sense)!!
    The rigid is a love/hate thing. I love it but the bulging discs in my back don't. That's why my Misfit sports the Reba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    The rigid is a love/hate thing. I love it but the bulging discs in my back don't. That's why my Misfit sports the Reba.
    When I threw a rigid fork on my bike I was like, "What the hell, this thing climbs like a rocket, why haven't I been riding like this all along?" Then I finished up the climb and went downhill. "Oh, thats why."

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    I will sporting a REBA soon!

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    So here is my deal I just put together a small dissent "the pink one" for the wife and we are having toe over lap issue. Was wondering if any of you folks ride a small and what you may have done to possibly correct the issue. Maybe a fox g2?

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    I saw she is riding spds right? I would move the cleat further back on her shoes. I doubt a different fork will do it as the misfit fork has decent offset. I would deff try moving the cleats first. I always had that problem with platform but never clipping in the small must be tight I ride a medium.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    I saw she is riding spds right? I would move the cleat further back on her shoes. I doubt a different fork will do it as the misfit fork has decent offset. I would deff try moving the cleats first. I always had that problem with platform but never clipping in the small must be tight I ride a medium.
    Good idea, but move the cleat forward, so her foot moves rearward relative to the pedal
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    yea as long as she is comfortable with cleat position, it should solve it.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    I saw she is riding spds right? I would move the cleat further back on her shoes. I doubt a different fork will do it as the misfit fork has decent offset. I would deff try moving the cleats first. I always had that problem with platform but never clipping in the small must be tight I ride a medium.
    Already did this and still hits even in with a size eur 40 shoe.. I figured g2 has 52mm and misfit fork is 46mm...

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    I like mispfhists

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    Some new pics of my ride, the weather here in New England is absolutely perfect right now, sunny 70 degree days cooling down into the fifties at night. The rain we had this past weekend has dried up enough for near perfect trail conditions, dry but still tacky, but not yet dusty. Ride em if ya got em.


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    Nice Ride!!!!!!!!

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    is anyone running a 120mm fork? Will this mess up the handling and geometry of the diSSent?

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    I removed all spacers from my Reba, making it 115 or so. Seems to handle fine.

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    The wait is killing me...

    So my son is back in school, I'm here in Germany with nothing to do from 9-3 everyday, the trails are dry and fast, it's 70 degrees outside...

    And my new diSSent FE is somewhere in the mail, it's been three weeks now and it's absolutely killing me! (Mail APO to Germany usually takes 3-6 weeks, so it's not lost, I'm just tired of waiting).

    Just had to vent, I'll let you know when it gets here...

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    it should be soon man, mine took about that long, but it will all be worth the wait for sure!!! We Will have to link up and ride!

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    2 of them

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    Wait will soon be ending

    I have had the Fe frame for almost a month... trouble getting the rims has drove me crazy... the wheels are being built now.. so soon I will be able to ride it.

    Hope you don't mind a partial build pic.



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    I think I'm gunna pull the plug on a steel diSSent. Got the aluminum version and love it. Unfortunately I'm running an Exotic fork and I'm not liking all the bad press on it.
    Yep, it's gunna be a custom color diSSent and a Niner fork.
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    Sherwin, what Chainring and bolts are you running?

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    I'm liking what I'm seeing! Heading out for a dirt session on mine in about two hours!
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    Chainring bolts are these little ones.. come in a few colors at CR cycle.

    I have some of ISAR's cog's and a red chainring coming as well... so black bolts for that one.

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    I just got the UPS notification that mine has shipped and is heading my way!

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    I'm in love with this bike. I need a medium. Sent a message via the "contact us" on the website but haven't heard back. Any idea when there will be some frames in stock?

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    Been riding my on the big loop at the Kettle, sweet ride!
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    Sorry United, the chainring on it is a Race face.

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    Just in case others are interested, I took the spacers out of my reba and its now running at 115mm. It rides awesome this way, and I went on a little ride on one of the more challenging climbs in the LV area. (cowboy trails) Plenty of tech spots, rocks to scramble up, switchbacks, etc... Great on the way up, I didn't feel it was climbing any worse than the 80mm

    On the way down the extra travel and seating position was the shiz. We went through one particular section that was just wrecked by horses. Deep ruts, rocks everywhere, a bit steep. Took it all in stride.

    I know some folks like the 80mm and I'm not trying to convert anyone. But if you're on the fence and trying to decide, I feel like the 115mm makes the dissent a true do-it-all trailbike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcasey03
    I'm in love with this bike. I need a medium. Sent a message via the "contact us" on the website but haven't heard back. Any idea when there will be some frames in stock?
    I'm not the guy's keeper, nor do I speak for him, but it may be a little while. He's traveling and he's low (or out) of lots of stock (but expecting another run soon, I understand). It's not a very big operation--even so, Peter is responsive and great to deal with; give him some time to respond. Check out the website for all the info (http://www.misfitpsycles.com/) specifically the News and Liesandshite postings. It most definitely wasn't "the usual" bike purchase experience...but in a good way.

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    Thanks for posting big_slacker. I'm planning on putting a 100mm Fox F29 on mine. In fact a major appeal of the frame is that it was one of the few designed to take a little more travel.

    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    Just in case others are interested, I took the spacers out of my reba and its now running at 115mm. It rides awesome this way, and I went on a little ride on one of the more challenging climbs in the LV area. (cowboy trails) Plenty of tech spots, rocks to scramble up, switchbacks, etc... Great on the way up, I didn't feel it was climbing any worse than the 80mm

    On the way down the extra travel and seating position was the shiz. We went through one particular section that was just wrecked by horses. Deep ruts, rocks everywhere, a bit steep. Took it all in stride.

    I know some folks like the 80mm and I'm not trying to convert anyone. But if you're on the fence and trying to decide, I feel like the 115mm makes the dissent a true do-it-all trailbike.

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    Posted on 18th Sep 2009 @ 7:31 PM
    There will be NO SHIPPING until September 25th.
    Management will be out of town on business, in business meetings, working busily at the SSWC's in Durango, riding Moab, riding Fruita then slugging it out at Interbike and Cross Vegas.
    You and your planet will benefit from the improved more happy Corporation.

    Got this from the Psyclestore website. I'm gunna build up a steel over the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECOdork
    I'm not the guy's keeper, nor do I speak for him, but it may be a little while. He's traveling and he's low (or out) of lots of stock (but expecting another run soon, I understand). It's not a very big operation--even so, Peter is responsive and great to deal with; give him some time to respond. Check out the website for all the info (http://www.misfitpsycles.com/) specifically the News and Liesandshite postings. It most definitely wasn't "the usual" bike purchase experience...but in a good way.

    Thats cool. I can wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    Just in case others are interested, I took the spacers out of my reba and its now running at 115mm. It rides awesome this way, and I went on a little ride on one of the more challenging climbs in the LV area. (cowboy trails) Plenty of tech spots, rocks to scramble up, switchbacks, etc... Great on the way up, I didn't feel it was climbing any worse than the 80mm

    On the way down the extra travel and seating position was the shiz. We went through one particular section that was just wrecked by horses. Deep ruts, rocks everywhere, a bit steep. Took it all in stride.

    I know some folks like the 80mm and I'm not trying to convert anyone. But if you're on the fence and trying to decide, I feel like the 115mm makes the dissent a true do-it-all trailbike.
    so your riding the 120 Reba, that is good to know and it doesnt affect the steering or handling?

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    My Reba SL is adjustable from 70mm to 100mm. I ride about 90mm. I use Misfit's 470 Crown to axle measurement.
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    Not to rub it in to anyone still waiting, but I got my frame and partial build kit for my diSSent yesterday!!!

    I wasted no time in unpacking, organizing, and putting things together. Impressions so far:
    This is a really sweet frame. I got a RAW one and it's damn cool looking--the pics don't do it justice. Even the wifey said, "wow!", and my 10-mnth old son kept crawling over to it to check it out (makes daddy proud!) . Everything was well-packed and well-organized. I'm saving the photo-shoot until it's built and I don't have the tools (or know-how) to swap headset and fork from the VooDoo onto the Misfit, but once that's done I'll put it all together and post a flic.

    I do have two questions:
    The wheels came with Kenda rubber rim tape and those little plastic valve savers. The rim tape fits snug on the rim. Does this type of tape require glue?

    Also,
    those plastic valve savers don't really fit right in the valve hole. Are they entirely necessary? Another rim-set I have (handbuilt 26'er wheels from Rocky Mountain/Wheeltech) do not have them and I don't recall any problems.

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    Damn, I'm sooo jealous. Actually got my wheelset today but still waiting on the frame and kit. 5 weeks now and counting, gotta love the APO....

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    Anyone else run 1x9 and met problems? i'm intrigued by the fe frame but will run it 1x9 to compliment my ss.

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    5 weeks? YIKES!
    Mine took an extra day or so to get through customs, then it stayed at the UPS facility another extra day while I got a money order to cover the import duty--that was unexpected, but no biggie. Overall pretty fast turn around. Props to Misfit for managing to sneak in my shipment prior to the shipping break!

    I wonder if the kats running the APO office are carefully "inspecting" your frame and drooling all over themselves.

    Quote Originally Posted by jvanhuis
    Damn, I'm sooo jealous. Actually got my wheelset today but still waiting on the frame and kit. 5 weeks now and counting, gotta love the APO....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink
    Anyone else run 1x9 and met problems? i'm intrigued by the fe frame but will run it 1x9 to compliment my ss.
    ALL (FE)'s will work with/as a 1x9 and have no chain slap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECOdork
    5 weeks? YIKES!
    Mine took an extra day or so to get through customs, then it stayed at the UPS facility another extra day while I got a money order to cover the import duty--that was unexpected, but no biggie. Overall pretty fast turn around. Props to Misfit for managing to sneak in my shipment prior to the shipping break!

    I wonder if the kats running the APO office are carefully "inspecting" your frame and drooling all over themselves.
    Actually it is me holding it up, since I am the only Misfit rider I am aware of in Germany, and he lives really close to me I didnt want him stealing my thunder. So I had them re-circulate it through the system a few times. It should be here sometime next year, after I leave!









    Ok so I am only kidding, but APO blows sometimes. But I promise it will all be wort the wait!!!!!!!!! My Misfit is now sprung up front(pics coming soon!!)

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    Peter I just want to remind you of how AWESOME the diSSent is!!!

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    Sweetness

    Finally done and rides wonderful! Last pic is how it now is with shortened steerer and laid back Thomson. Thanks to ISAR for the sweet cogs/chainring.



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    my god...that looks unbelievable. I could stare at it for days! The thomson setback, whether or not it helped in fitting you to the bike, fits perfect with the geometry of the frame. What kind/size cog are you running in the back?

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    Thanks, I thought about the build for quite a while...

    The Thomson did help huge in my fit, it is perfect now. Just wished I didn't have to buy 2, oh well, can sell the straight one.

    The cogs are from Dan or isuckatriding (username) on the forum.. check the SS page. 34/20 right now, have a 32 front and a 16 and 18 cog as well when I need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnitedWeRide
    Peter I just want to remind you of how AWESOME the diSSent is!!!
    meh...

    ...it gets me from point a to point glee (edit: sorry for that).

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    SAWEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!! Sherwin!! I am gonna hit up ISAR for sure!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwin
    Thanks, I thought about the build for quite a while...

    The Thomson did help huge in my fit, it is perfect now. Just wished I didn't have to buy 2, oh well, can sell the straight one.

    The cogs are from Dan or isuckatriding (username) on the forum.. check the SS page. 34/20 right now, have a 32 front and a 16 and 18 cog as well when I need them.
    I was just the opposite on the post, the setback just didnt feel right I was pushing the seat all the way foward on the post to feel right. I will post my new look diSSent tomorrow with new post and some squish up front!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwin
    Finally done and rides wonderful! Last pic is how it now is with shortened steerer and laid back Thomson. Thanks to ISAR for the sweet cogs/chainring.


    Very hot bike. King rear cog?
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    Thanks.... The cog is from isuckatriding see above post.

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    Heya

    I can certainly see how finessing toothpaste can lead to proper lube/stick uses in several disagreeable ways. A bit of that tangy cinnamon comes in handy when riding by not-so-fresh roadkill.

    I want to steer this back around to the general Misfit lovefest this thread started with. I have a black one, all Misfit parts where applicable, and it has brought back my childhood! Cool frame geometry...felt perfect as soon as I got on it.

    I am doing my part to spread the death bike gospel here in Durango, where I have seen only one other Misfit...and that was during the SSWC. I'm geared 32-20 and can cover 98% of the singletrack hereabouts.....large parts of that Mike's/Secret Trail climb at the very end of the SSWC belongs to the 2% I can't ride!

    Peter, I know you were here for that ride....were you the guy who said "Misfits!" as you rode by the course marshal who was sitting on his black DiSSent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwahe
    Heya

    I can certainly see how finessing toothpaste can lead to proper lube/stick uses in several disagreeable ways. A bit of that tangy cinnamon comes in handy when riding by not-so-fresh roadkill.

    I want to steer this back around to the general Misfit lovefest this thread started with. I have a black one, all Misfit parts where applicable, and it has brought back my childhood! Cool frame geometry...felt perfect as soon as I got on it.

    I am doing my part to spread the death bike gospel here in Durango, where I have seen only one other Misfit...and that was during the SSWC. I'm geared 32-20 and can cover 98% of the singletrack hereabouts.....large parts of that Mike's/Secret Trail climb at the very end of the SSWC belongs to the 2% I can't ride!

    Peter, I know you were here for that ride....were you the guy who said "Misfits!" as you rode by the course marshal who was sitting on his black DiSSent?
    Ah, you have been enlightened. Yes this thread needs to circle back to its beginnings. My DisSent made me a much better rider than I was before. So therefore I am one with my Misfit. To celebrate I will take it to the trails tomorrow to anoint the DisSent and myself in dirt. Nothing like a day in church!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    Ah, you have been enlightened. Yes this thread needs to circle back to its beginnings. My DisSent made me a much better rider than I was before. So therefore I am one with my Misfit. To celebrate I will take it to the trails tomorrow to anoint the DisSent and myself in dirt. Nothing like a day in church!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwahe
    Thechurch of Our Lady of Perpetual Aerobics.......?
    No, Our Lady of Perpetual Motion. Amen brother!
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    Wish it had the actual misfits logo on it, has anyone painted it on their bike?

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    The new and improved UnitedWeRide diSSEnt, Big Slacker was right the Reba 120 makes this bike flat out ROCK, I was ripping the trails today with uber ease!!!!!! It didnt alter the way it rode one bit on the bad side! I scored a deal to good to pass on the 2010 Reba Team with Maxle. Man I loved the bike before, but now I cant even put into words how I feel about it. Here she is with new seat post and the pimp white Reba Team


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pink57
    Wish it had the actual misfits logo on it, has anyone painted it on their bike?

    pink
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    We discussed a 'legal' (official/sanctioned/etc) collaboration over the next couple of days he was in town.

    Then, when it got exciting I spoke with a legal type.

    I got lost.
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    What fork comes with the FE? If one doesn't which is how it looks from the site, which rigid fork has the best geometry for the frame?

    I want one bad and dont think I can wait for an Al frame.
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    I was FINALLY able to finish building my Al diSSent up tonight (minus cutting fork steerer tube)! Between getting my son to bed and fending off black widow spiders in the garage, it was dark when all was said and done, so no pics yet. After the usual and expected tweaks/adjustments/dialing-in cruises around the block, it rides really nice. It seems like it wants to go fast (really fast) and is responsive but didn't feel anywhere near twitchy--it's stable, comfortable, and smooth so far.

    Hoping to get a shakedown ride on some singletrack by the weekend. Will post a pic and a brief report--I have a feeling it'll be a sweet ride!

    Dropout33, try emailing Peter at Misfit direct. He's good about getting back as soon as he can and he'll be able to break down the stock status, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECOdork
    I was FINALLY able to finish building my Al diSSent up tonight (minus cutting fork steerer tube)! Between getting my son to bed and fending off black widow spiders in the garage, it was dark when all was said and done, so no pics yet. After the usual and expected tweaks/adjustments/dialing-in cruises around the block, it rides really nice. It seems like it wants to go fast (really fast) and is responsive but didn't feel anywhere near twitchy--it's stable, comfortable, and smooth so far.

    Hoping to get a shakedown ride on some singletrack by the weekend. Will post a pic and a brief report--I have a feeling it'll be a sweet ride!

    Dropout33, try emailing Peter at Misfit direct. He's good about getting back as soon as he can and he'll be able to break down the stock status, I'm sure.
    And yes it loves to go FAST!!!! The diSSent is super stable slow, fast, climbing, etc... I have not felt this good on a mtb or had this much fun riding one in a long time. I loved my 26 FS Heckler, but I think the diSSent is quickly erasing the memory of the Heckler. I will eventually try a 29er fully but right now I am having to much fun. Especially after I switched from Rigid to Squish up front. The 120 Reba Team has transformed this bike into something I cant even come close to describing into words!!

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    It's Finally Here!!!

    After 7 weeks of waiting it finally showed up yesterday!! First ride will be tomorrow but here are a few quick build pics.

    Even with it's 7 week journey it arrived in perfect condition, not a scratch on it after it's trip across the ocean. And Peter - Thanks for all the installs/prep work on it, made the build really simple.

    I can't wait to ride it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dropout33
    What fork comes with the FE? If one doesn't which is how it looks from the site, which rigid fork has the best geometry for the frame?

    I want one bad and dont think I can wait for an Al frame.
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    misfit collage,

    a few pics of the misfit,
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    better pics of the misfit,

    she weighs in at 28 pounds thanks to the bomb proof wtb trail 29er rims with kenda nevegal tires a little heavy for a ss but she makes up for it on the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe dunnz
    she weighs in at 28 pounds thanks to the bomb proof wtb trail 29er rims with kenda nevegal tires a little heavy for a ss but she makes up for it on the trail.
    Very sweet ride. Yep sometimes skimming on certain parts just isn't worth it. I just replaced my year old FSA Orbit Extreme Pro headset, The bottom bearing was toally seized. I went with an Acros AH-06. Wanted to buy something different.
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    killer bike!

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    ... and if we just ...

    WOW! This bike doesn't mess around does it? Finally got my shakedown ride on dirt and am highly impressed.
    To paraphrase a "genius" review from the misfit website:
    THIS BIKE ROCKS! It looks sharp without being obnoxiously flashy. After minimal trail-side dialing-in, the bike quickly felt familiar and comfortable. It's FAST, smooth, has a nice tight feel & great handling. Very responsive & stable--not even close to unstable at slow speed or twitchy at a fast clip. It freakin' rails corners! 29'er nay-sayers need to throw a leg over a diSSent to clear the misconception that big wheel bikes are slow, cumbersome, and ill-handling.

    Well done Misfit--A great, "no BS" bike at a damn good price!
    Thanks Peter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECOdork
    WOW! This bike doesn't mess around does it? Finally got my shakedown ride on dirt and am highly impressed.
    To paraphrase a "genius" review from the misfit website:
    THIS BIKE ROCKS! It looks sharp without being obnoxiously flashy. After minimal trail-side dialing-in, the bike quickly felt familiar and comfortable. It's FAST, smooth, has a nice tight feel & great handling. Very responsive & stable--not even close to unstable at slow speed or twitchy at a fast clip. It freakin' rails corners! 29'er nay-sayers need to throw a leg over a diSSent to clear the misconception that big wheel bikes are slow, cumbersome, and ill-handling.

    Well done Misfit--A great, "no BS" bike at a damn good price!
    Thanks Peter!
    Your bike totally rocks! Very excellent build. I love my Reba but find myself attracted to the Fox. A black one would be perfect on my bike the they hurt the wallet oh so bad.
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    not a 29 er but still. great frame.
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    you must have been doing some serious hucking to bust that numers frame

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    Thanks man! I don't take too much of the credit, the bike shines on its own, I just chose a few things to hang from it.

    No kidding about those Fox forks! For months, I saved $$$, gift cards, REI dividend, and used my 20% off spring discount before I could get that thing! The beater was that the steerer tube on my 2009 model was cut too short for the MisFit! I ended up being able to exchange it, cash in another coupon, and I was only out an additional ~$80. I'm still trying to figure out and dial in the 2010 model but that ain't the MisFit's fault. Fox changes things up a little bit. You'll note the steerer tube ain't cut on that one yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    Your bike totally rocks! Very excellent build. I love my Reba but find myself attracted to the Fox. A black one would be perfect on my bike the they hurt the wallet oh so bad.

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    I rounded out the head on one of the sliding dropout bolts [Beefy 6mm head means you have to be a real tool to strip them out...]. In case I need to get a local replacement in a jiffy, what size are they? M8?
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    Here's a new shot of my ride that I had to share with you guys. Its taken on the Heavens Bench trail at Kingdom Trails, VT.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33175822@N06/4020815088/" title="2009-10-17 Kingdom Trails 017 by Ice Cream Jay, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3502/4020815088_b1e34ba4d2_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="2009-10-17 Kingdom Trails 017" /></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by icecreamjay
    Here's a new shot of my ride that I had to share with you guys. Its taken on the Heavens Bench trail at Kingdom Trails, VT.
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    You suck! Just joking. We have had so much rain and cold weather the trails around were I live are pretty crappy so I'm stuck road biking right now.
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    A couple of questions for all the owners out there the a 1x9. How does the bike perform setup like this? Is there room for a 2x9, say 29-ish or so on the granny side? Lastly, does anyone have a Misfit Nummers? If so, could you post your thoughts on it? Thanks!!!

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    Will Misfit ship frames to Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    I rounded out the head on one of the sliding dropout bolts [Beefy 6mm head means you have to be a real tool to strip them out...]. In case I need to get a local replacement in a jiffy, what size are they? M8?
    You should be able to go to your local Hardware store or a Home Depot / Lowes and pick up a Cap screw socket bolt. 8mm x 20mm. They come in plain steel or stainless. The 20mm are nice and long and put some extra meat in the dropout. You will need to add 2 washer for the right rear one, the bolt will hit the freehub body if you don't. I also added a star washer for some extra protection to give the bolt head something to bite into. I put the flat washers up against the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caak
    Will Misfit ship frames to Australia?...
    I thought it's no big deal since Canada and Oz are in the Commonwealth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter
    I thought it's no big deal since Canada and Oz are in the Commonwealth?
    I'm sure Nogerarshere will chime in at some point although I would believe Misfit will ship World wide you pay the shipping. Well worth it I might say. Heck I did!
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    Quote Originally Posted by corner_stuffed
    You should be able to go to your local Hardware store or a Home Depot / Lowes and pick up a Cap screw socket bolt. 8mm x 20mm. They come in plain steel or stainless. The 20mm are nice and long and put some extra meat in the dropout. You will need to add 2 washer for the right rear one, the bolt will hit the freehub body if you don't. I also added a star washer for some extra protection to give the bolt head something to bite into. I put the flat washers up against the frame.
    Thanks for the info! I had to actually cut a slot in the top of the bolt and use a long lever to get it out. Thanks to my mad skillz with a hacksaw, I didn't even knick the frame. I might spring for some bolts with a deeper recess for the hex and made of harder steel. As it happens, I had some extra bolts lying around and used a couple of those on the drive side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat

    NICE!!! How do you like the Crud fenders? I am thinking of picking up a set for both the Misfit and the roadie.

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    misfit pics from yesterdays ride,

    solo ride @ chicopee woods,
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    Like them have both front and rear. Easy to take on and off...

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    Nice rides Joe and mattybfat!
    Matty-what kind of rigid fork is that and you like how it rides? it looks like a voodoo zombie? I was thinking about running a zombie on my misfit but the steerer was too short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECOdork
    Nice rides Joe and mattybfat!
    Matty-what kind of rigid fork is that and you like how it rides? it looks like a voodoo zombie? I was thinking about running a zombie on my misfit but the steerer was too short.
    Thats a Misfit fork and actually like it alot, just put it back on after running F29 for the last 6 months and before that I had Origin8 carbon. Believe me I think this fork is just as good as carbon hence the reason I sold the carbon...

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    matty - Your bike looks like its ready for a war all black and stealth so sick and then I am assuming is your wifes is pink and pretty! Its an awesome contrast! Great looking bikes. I have had a broken foot for a while and I been working on my fe I will post some pics next week: I added the fifteeng G cranks I just bought an f29 fork since I blew my manitu, I will post pics soon. Good Day all! United Nice fork you went for the squish brother nice bike!
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Huh. Kwahe. Your profile pic is from my bike. Glad you like it.

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    a few pics on the diSSent yesterday, i smile everytime i ride this beast!
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    wes with to much time

    Peter i think Wes is trying to say you need a magazine now, I didnt win any dh race just Wes being all funny and ****, when he sent this to me i was laughing my ass off ! this is just for fun thanx Wes. enjoy!
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    awright!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl
    Huh. Kwahe. Your profile pic is from my bike. Glad you like it.

    I love it...and I hope you don't mind. Did you want it back? ......this doesn't mean we're engaged or anything, does it? Cuz, I mean, like, really, that won't work........

    Can you point me to a pic of your bike so I don't have to file through too many of your posts........not that they aren't all wise and stuff......but

    After a few more years on this site maybe I can collect enough cool to post a really rad avatar like Ernesto............K
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwahe
    I love it...and I hope you don't mind. Did you want it back? ......this doesn't mean we're engaged or anything, does it? Cuz, I mean, like, really, that won't work........

    Can you point me to a pic of your bike so I don't have to file through too many of your posts........not that they aren't all wise and stuff......but

    After a few more years on this site maybe I can collect enough cool to post a really rad avatar like Ernesto............K
    Nah, I'm kinda flattered you like it (custom design; thanks Pete!). Definitely no engagement - another Misfit rider has my heart.

    Peter's got a tonne of pics of it on his flickr site.

    It's been through a lot since then (Crank the Shield x2, BC Bike Race). It's not quite so pristine. I'll be getting an Fe soon. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl
    Nah, I'm kinda flattered you like it (custom design; thanks Pete!). Definitely no engagement - another Misfit rider has my heart.

    Peter's got a tonne of pics of it on his flickr site.

    It's been through a lot since then (Crank the Shield x2, BC Bike Race). It's not quite so pristine. I'll be getting an Fe soon. Can't wait.
    Well even though this didn't work out to be love I do know this thread has inspired love. I know I'm in love. Group hug everyone!
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    Dissent FE or a Ventana Commandante?

    Anyone have saddle time on both bikes? I'm diggin the Misfit brand and frame (in steel), but ride west coast and wasn't sure if the bike is geared (no pun intended) more for the east coast scene.

    Also, anyone have the frame in powdercoat white?

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    No saddle time on both bikes, nor I have ridden the misfit out west, but I used to live in SoCal (OC), so feel that I can comment on how the misfit might ride there.

    Again, no comment on the ventana, but the misfit handles really well. Short answer is that no, the misfit isn't east-coast specific and I think it would rock on SoCal singletrack.

    long-answer: I think it'll eat up the smoking fast and rocky SoCal downhills. Especially if you're talking about going with the Fe but the Al would be fine too. The bike loves to go fast but remains stable at high speed (and low speed). It's easy to thrash around as you are "in" the bike instead of "on" the bike (kinda like Vassago, which is SoCal/west coast born). From what I have experienced, it climbs really well (though I haven't done a long SoCal-style double digit mile grind on it). But it will eat up those steep, technical up-the-mountain trails. I can't wait to take it to the NC mountains to see what it can do and rip it around some serious switch-backs and I'd love to spend a few days riding a misfit on my old fave trails in the Santa Ana mountains! I know that Peter (proprietor of misfit) has rocked it in the Rockies with apparent success.

    Now Ventana makes a fine bike and I can't comment on a Fe cost-comparison, but the Al misfit is very affordable for what it is. As the website says, it handles like much more expensive bike.

    I'm only a few weeks into the misfit (and I hate to apply labels) but I feel like it's an "all-mountain-ish" version of a 29'er SS. Especially if you put 100mm of lockable front squish on it. To put it simply--The misfit is a bad-ass bike!

    If you're in SoCal, see if the Likin'Bikin kats have a misfit for you to try.

    All that being said, I too would love to hear from anyone with west-coast misfit experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by 45ronin
    Anyone have saddle time on both bikes? I'm diggin the Misfit brand and frame (in steel), but ride west coast and wasn't sure if the bike is geared (no pun intended) more for the east coast scene.

    Also, anyone have the frame in powdercoat white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45ronin
    Anyone have saddle time on both bikes? I'm diggin the Misfit brand and frame (in steel), but ride west coast and wasn't sure if the bike is geared (no pun intended) more for the east coast scene.

    Also, anyone have the frame in powdercoat white?
    Don't have both bikes... yet. Edit: Sorry - missed the Ventana comparison. Never rode that.

    I ride East Coast stuff here in Canadia, but did ride the Al (as I said below) for the BC Bike Race, which started on the North Shore, did some Island and Sunshine Coast stuff and ended with parts of Test of Metal and Whistler. It rocked. I had no idea I was a good descender until I went out there (our hills are MUCH shorter, if sometimes steeper). I passed people on full squish bikes and felt stable doing it. The bike seriously builds confidence.

    According to Peter (see full description on his website), the Fe is more balanced. In other words, the front end is easier to launch over stuff. He rode the Al for the TransRockies and the Fe for the Breck Epic and seemed happy with both. I've done a teeny test ride on the demo Fes, but they were way too big for me, so I didn't get a real comparison. I'd guess the Fes climb better (if that's possible). I didn't love the bike over the seriously gnarly North Shore stuff, but then, I'd NEVER tried stuff like that before on any bike. I suspect I would have been a pansy even with 12" of travel.

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    I was living in Vegas up until last week. Trust me, the diSSent handles rocky and loose just fine. It is AL frame, so if you're coming off a steel bike you'll feel the stiffness. If in doubt, get the FE. You'll want a suspension fork I think as well. I went with a reba 115 and was rockin' some pretty sketchy horse destroyed downhill tech spots.

    I do want to comment about stability at speed. I don't know if its my particular setup or if the trails were just so loose in Vegas, but my rear felt a little bit sketch when moving fast. (20mph or faster) Anyone else experience this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    I was living in Vegas up until last week. Trust me, the diSSent handles rocky and loose just fine. It is AL frame, so if you're coming off a steel bike you'll feel the stiffness. If in doubt, get the FE. You'll want a suspension fork I think as well. I went with a reba 115 and was rockin' some pretty sketchy horse destroyed downhill tech spots.

    I do want to comment about stability at speed. I don't know if its my particular setup or if the trails were just so loose in Vegas, but my rear felt a little bit sketch when moving fast. (20mph or faster) Anyone else experience this?
    It may be due to running the 115mm fork. The Dissent is designed for 482mm axle to crown length and a 115mm would be much taller so you may be altering the geometry enough to make the back end sketchy. I run a Reba but at 90mm and it tracks great no matter what.
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    im running 09 reba 80mm this bike feels very solid, ive actually been riding this bike more than my turner 5spot, go figure.

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    I admit I've only done a handful of rides on it in the month-ish that I've had it, but I certainly haven't been holding back at ALL. I'm running that Fox F29 100mm and so far so good. Handles really well, so stable on fast rooty descents that I'm pushing my usual speed comfort limits...but it handles it very nicely. ...and as Joe said, my Rocky Mountain ETSX ain't been gettin' no love lately...
    According to website it was designed around a 90mm fork so that anything between 80 - 100ish should work well. I wonder about pushing the geometry to the 115 - 120mm mark as well. Perhaps too, at those high speeds, tire choice/performance may make a bigger difference. 20mph on techy terrain is pretty fast for a hardtail...to me at least.

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