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    NitrouSStickel

    Sometimes good things actually do come out of the bad.

    Leaving one riding season on a sour, painful note and returning the next more excited than ever, I've definitely gained more respect for the fact of just how lucky we are to be out there enjoying this awesome sport. Thanks to an awesome experience with a knowledgeable builder and friend, the helpful input of other friends, and an amazing, understanding wife- this opportunity to build such a sweet bike has came to be. I give you the NitrouSStickel.
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    Looks great! Hopefully there's no one else in front of my build!


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    Tasty! The brown I9 is pretty nice as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    Looks great! Hopefully there's no one else in front of my build!
    Thanks, however your removed from the build list until we receive a certain something in the mail. I'm just kidding ya

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo View Post
    Tasty! The brown I9 is pretty nice as well.
    Thanks, it's actually their pewter though. Kinda more of a gunmetal really though. It does look kinda brown in direct sunlight.
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    Killer!

    No gusset on the top tube/head tube, eh?

    Let's see some ride pics soon!
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    ok I am getting sick of seeing these. mostly sick that it isn't me posting pictures of my soon to come stickel. oh how I lament not having one.

    Thanks for the pictures, can't wait to see it built and in its natural environment.
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    I've been in touch with nitrousjunky since the start of the process with Steve, and man I can tell he's gonna have a ton of fun once this baby gets built up.

    I've been privvy to some additional features and all I have to say is Sha...........wing!

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    Definitely nice looking.... What type of riding are you building it for? Give us some "info" on what the specs are and what lead you to go with this particular build style. Have to say that I have become keenly aware of the toptube to seattube brackets that some bikes have and like it a lot! Just gives the bike a different look.

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    Here is what it looks like right now, I'll finish it up tomorrow (minus decals and probably the head badge pic).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic View Post
    No gusset on the top tube/head tube, eh?
    Steve knows how it will be ridden and it was designed to be stiff, so I trust that it won't need it (it would have been tiny anyway). It will see very little time rigid, if ever. If I go rigid, it will be with an Enabler and a Larry anyway. Plus I won't be attempting any of those crazy drops you execute anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Definitely nice looking.... What type of riding are you building it for? Give us some "info" on what the specs are
    It will see majority of it's life (if not all of it) in SS mode. Steve set out with the intentions of keeping the rear as short and stiff as possible while keep as large rear tire clearance as possible (I'm normally about 210-215lbs before gear). I did have cable guides placed so I can run IGH or 1xX if desired later on. A big part of my normal weekly riding is flowy singletrack here in Dupont State Forest. It will see a good bit of techy, rooty/rocky riding in Pisgah too. I wanted something that would handle some rough terrain if I put it there. However I won't be doing any large drops, catching any serious air, or doing anything crazy.
    I been experimenting (bike whoring) the last couple years with different geometry rigid/SS bikes. I've spent time on 2 Redline MCs, 2 Fisher Rigs, a Jabberwocky, OS Black Buck, Zion 737, and SS'ed my 08 G2 Xcal. Over that period of time and bikes, I decided I do not like steep head tube angles, long stays, or low bottom bracket heights. So I kept all of that in mind and discussed what I was after with Steve.

    Also while loving rigid forks on my SS bikes, I decided after trying to destroy my shoulder last year that it would probably best if I went with a squishy fork. Here is the details on my crash injuries (Seriously Busted up Shoulder). I felt a 120mm fork just wouldn't climb like I wanted with it is going on a SS, so I went with a 100mm. After reading some reviews on the new Terralogic, I thought it would work perfect for my climbing desires yet still be sweet descending. Also sounds like it does a sweet job of controlling brake dive.


    ETT is 24.875, HT angle is 69 degrees at 15mm sag, ST angle is 72 degrees at 15mm sag, BB height is 12.375 at 15mm sag, and I'll give you the exact CS length after I get it built (it's gonna be short).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    and an amazing, understanding wife-
    Darn right!!!! LOL
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    That's purty! congrats man

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    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunno View Post
    Darn right!!!! LOL
    See I knew she would check my thread. Tis true though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post


    OOOOOO, sparkly!

    Makes me want a candy apple.

    150 rear?
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    well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    150 rear?
    Nope, 135mm
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    Awesome. I may have missed it in a previous post, but what color is the frame exactly? Nicely done!!
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    Lime Juice Metallic
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Lime Juice Metallic
    I have a feeling this build is going to be at the top of my favorites list!
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    Well, it's "tomorrow." Where are the pics of the complete? I'll hold out on the + rep until quality pics are posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    Well, it's "tomorrow." Where are the pics of the complete?
    Yep it is, however I'm at work for at least a couple more hours. The pics will be up this evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Yep it is, however I'm at work for at least a couple more hours. The pics will be up this evening.
    Looks great! Coming together nicely .... Cant wait to see the full build pics.

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    JEALOUS!!!
    That looks amazing! I can't wait for you to ride it. I know you've been looking forward to it for a long time. It's time for your patience to finally pay off! I look forward to the complete build, first ride pics, and the resulting ear-to-ear smile!
    Have fun Dude!!

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    Holy sht! You got what I think is the one of the coolest hardtails possible - in lime metal flake green!! I love that colour.

    Fine taste indeed

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    That bike is just -- right.

    Would really like to see the full geometry.

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    Getting close!

    Tomorrow- I'm setting up the fork, final cockpit adjustments, verifying that the brake levers are where I want them, and then wrapping the bars. Then it will just be left to decals and badge pic. Then the real fun begins!

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    Whoa. Please don't ever get it dirty.

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    Build Specs, Tried to put as many local to the southeast or US made parts as I could (within reason)

    Frame - ByStickel
    Fork- Tapered 100mm Fox Terralogic 15mm axle
    Wheels- Industry 9 Pewter on Flows, Front Enduro 15mm hub & Rear Bolt on SS Enduro hub
    Brakes- BB7s, Jagwire Ripcords, and Avid clean sweep rotors
    Levers- Cane Creek Direct Curve
    Headset- Cane Creek 44
    Stem - Thomson
    Seat Post- Thomson
    Saddle - WTB Rocket V
    Seat Post Clamp- Salsa Fliplock
    Bars- Jeff Jones AL Loop Bar
    Grips- Ritchey WCS Foam
    Bar Tape- Fizik Microtek
    Crankset- Shimano Deore LX
    Chain Ring- Homebrewed Components 32T
    Cog- Homebrewed Components 2 piece 20T
    Chain- Sram PC 951
    Tires- Front Bontrager FR3 setup tubeless and Rear Bontrager Jones ACX Gumbi setup tubeless.
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Very very nice! A job well done! Beautiful frame and super clean build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Build Specs, Tried to put as many local to the southeast or US made parts as I could (within reason)

    Frame - ByStickel
    Fork- Tapered 100mm Fox Terralogic 15mm axle
    Wheels- Industry 9 Pewter on Flows, Front Enduro 15mm hub & Rear Bolt on SS Enduro hub
    Brakes- BB7s, Jagwire Ripcords, and Avid clean sweep rotors
    Levers- Cane Creek Direct Curve
    Headset- Cane Creek 44
    Stem - Thomson
    Seat Post- Thomson
    Saddle - WTB Rocket V
    Seat Post Clamp- Salsa Fliplock
    Bars- Jeff Jones AL Loop Bar
    Grips- Ritchey WCS Foam
    Bar Tape- Fizik Microtek
    Crankset- Shimano Deore LX
    Chain Ring- Homebrewed Components 32T
    Cog- Homebrewed Components 2 piece 20T
    Chain- Sram PC 951
    Tires- Front Bontrager FR3 setup tubeless and Rear Bontrager Jones ACX Gumbi setup tubeless.
    Well done. Prettier than anything I could ever possibly put together.

    That homebrewed cog is very cool. Let me know how you like the FR3 up front.
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    Nice! I have the direct curve levers on my KM, work very well with the BB7s.
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    Very nice. Liking the green

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Build Specs, Tried to put as many local to the southeast or US made parts as I could (within reason)

    Frame - ByStickel
    Fork- Tapered 100mm Fox Terralogic 15mm axle
    Wheels- Industry 9 Pewter on Flows, Front Enduro 15mm hub & Rear Bolt on SS Enduro hub
    Brakes- BB7s, Jagwire Ripcords, and Avid clean sweep rotors
    Levers- Cane Creek Direct Curve
    Headset- Cane Creek 44
    Stem - Thomson
    Seat Post- Thomson
    Saddle - WTB Rocket V
    Seat Post Clamp- Salsa Fliplock
    Bars- Jeff Jones AL Loop Bar
    Grips- Ritchey WCS Foam
    Bar Tape- Fizik Microtek
    Crankset- Shimano Deore LX
    Chain Ring- Homebrewed Components 32T
    Cog- Homebrewed Components 2 piece 20T
    Chain- Sram PC 951
    Tires- Front Bontrager FR3 setup tubeless and Rear Bontrager Jones ACX Gumbi setup tubeless.
    I see you Bar Tape on your list but there isn't any on the pics you posted. Post a pic of the handle bars taped up. Nice ride!

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    Nice ride, nitrous. Quite a step up from that Xcal. Man, I want a bystickel so bad....bike envy.

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    As we like to say up here............that bike is Wicked Nice!

    Ride the hell out of it sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo View Post
    I have the direct curve levers on my KM, work very well with the BB7s.
    I've ran the direct curve levers on two of my previous bikes with BB7s and loved them. Definitely my favorite levers and with Cane Creek being just down the road from me, it was a no brainer.


    Quote Originally Posted by ppfeifer View Post
    I see you Bar Tape on your list but there isn't any on the pics you posted. Post a pic of the handle bars taped up. Nice ride!
    Bar tape will be installed today, I'll post up pics after its on.
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    Beautiful build. Very well done.

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    That's more like it. Well done, sir.

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    Bar is wrapped and now I'm going on a bike path "shakedown" ride with the family. More pics later today.
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    I can already tell this bike is going to rock!

    Finished tweaking the cockpit and wrapped the bars today. Then took the bike out with the family for some easy bike path duties. SO ready to get it in the woods.

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    Here's my little trooper, she put in over 10 miles of gravel and paved trails today (on an SS as well).

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    How do you like the Loop Bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    How do you like the Loop Bars?
    Love them, glad I decided to grab those!
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    looks really nice Nathan! Very well done - I can't even imagine the excitement and anticipation as it was being built, and picking out each and every component.

    Maybe a tweak here or there until it is set right, but it sure looks like a winner in my book.
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    Awesome bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post


    Super slack & short rear - the bike of course Spot on

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    Awesome. Hopefully I'll see it in person around DuPont sometime. Congrats on the new ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Love them, glad I decided to grab those!
    Great to hear - I'm close to pulling the trigger on the loop bars

    Awesome build, btw.

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    Sweeeeet! Been hearing about it for a while, nice to see it in the virtual flesh...

    Now if you would just get a fatty up front, that thing would rock the house harder than it already does!

    Great side kick too, careful, give her a few years and she'll be handing you yer butt
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29ftw View Post
    Great to hear - I'm close to pulling the trigger on the loop bars
    I will say this, I've already removed the tape. I messed around with the different hand positions on the ride yesterday and I'm only going to us the most rearward/outermost position (where the grips are). So I removed the tape and moved the levers to work perfect with that hand position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Now if you would just get a fatty up front, that thing would rock the house harder than it already does!
    Give it a little time.

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    Great side kick too, careful, give her a few years and she'll be handing you yer butt
    Yeah I bet your right on that one, I think I may be there with her older sister. I guess we'll find out this summer as we're training her for an endurance race. Lets see who can cut the faster laps!
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Ah, another ByStickel convert. Incredible looking bike. Can't wait to hear how much you enjoy it on the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    I will say this, I've already removed the tape. I messed around with the different hand positions on the ride yesterday and I'm only going to us the most rearward/outermost position (where the grips are). So I removed the tape and moved the levers to work perfect with that hand position.
    Some company should just make single tube, multiple bend carbon bar that accomplishes the same thing at a much lower weight.

    Sick bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    Some company should just make single tube, multiple bend carbon bar that accomplishes the same thing at a much lower weight.
    The carbon Ragley Carnegie is very close! Just not quite as much sweep.
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    Very nice... every time I see a 'stickel I'm jealous.
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    First real ride was last night

    and it greatly exceeded my expectations. It was AWESOME!

    Last night's ride was on more groomed fast, flowy singletrack. This thing will absolutely carve some singletrack like a pro. It was FAST for an SS bike on the downhill sections as well, I was coming out of the corners and instantly back at full speed. I had to hold it back a couple times as it wanted to go faster than I was ready to let it go. The short stays are the real deal for my style of riding and terrain, I'll never go back.

    There was one steep, techy rock armored climb. The trail was reworked a few months back and I haven't been able to climb that section since. I've attempted it 4-5 times this year on my previous rigid/SS/29er and only made it about 1/3 of the way up. Cleaned it on the first attempt last night!

    Caught a little air a couple times on smooth rollers last night too (nothing serious at all, nor will it ever go through any big air jumps or drops). It feels so perfectly balanced and natural in the air though.

    I'm very happy with the Terralogic fork. I've been reading reviews and peoples comments on the setup for a couple months. I pretty much nailed the setup first try. Going into smooth rolling corners, it feels like a rigid fork until you hit a root or water bar exiting the corner. Then it opens up and lets the 100mm of travel do it's thing. Smooth, smooth fork for sure. I was very impressed with it when standing and mashing on smooth sections, if it was bobbing at all I couldn't tell it.

    I wouldn't change a thing and don't have a single regret, Steve nailed it! Best purchase I've ever made and I can guarantee you it will be with me for a long time to come.

    I'm going to put it through several different types of trails over the next bit and I'll see if I can get some action pics at some point too (though it will be no comparison to Enel's or Aqua's type riding )
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    awesome to read how happy you are with the new bike Nathan!!!

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    glad it is exceeding expectations. Sent the man some emails myself yesterday. Gonna have to work out what i want i guess. I am gonna have to find a color of Green not yet used.

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    Decals and Headbadge pic are in place

    Decals are on and turned out even better than I hoped. Special thanks to JNC for hooking these up!!
    Headbadge pic in place.

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    Now a few more changes are taking place, this is the last time you'll see it with the Loop bar.
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    Nice Tire combo!

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    That thing is amazing. Steve is the man...

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    Changed it up a little

    Swapped out the bars. Then replaced the rear tire with something that has a little more grip and a little more burly.

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    The bike is looking great, color really pops! Did the loop bars have too much sweep for you? They did for me and caused pain in my elbows, the LUV handles have proven to be a great bar for me as they have a lot of sweep but not near the amount of the Jones. Also I assume you are fairly tall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfkbike2 View Post
    Did the loop bars have too much sweep for you? They did for me and caused pain in my elbows, the LUV handles have proven to be a great bar for me as they have a lot of sweep but not near the amount of the Jones. Also I assume you are fairly tall?
    No it wasn't really that. I've run a set of Titec Hbar's on a previous rigid bike and loved them the whole time (with the only exception of my hands sliding forward in fast, choppy sections). Had this been a rigid bike, they probably would have stayed on it. However they just didn't jive well with me on this bike. I think it's a combination of being a little more narrow than the past few bars I've been on and the sweep. I think this bike will just work better with a bar like the Sunline on it.

    I would like to try the Luv's at some point, I think that's about the perfect amount of sweep. Carnegie's is about the closest to them I've ridden and those worked pretty well.

    Quote Originally Posted by jfkbike2 View Post
    Also I assume you are fairly tall?
    Not really, I'm only 5'11". I'm just not all legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post

    Hmmmm, it's starting to look like something I would build....just needs a bash and a dropper post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    Hmmmm, it's starting to look like something I would build....just needs a bash and a dropper post
    LOL, it may very well end up with a dropper post on it (or might just save that for a FS project down the road ). Bash, probably not.
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    Lookin good sir, lookin real good!!

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    Take 2

    Decided to go a different route, very happy with the outcome!! Awaiting some different bars and different stem, other than that here it is.

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    can i ask a stupid question? what benefit does a bar like that "loop" bar provide? other than looking awesome lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4runner View Post
    can i ask a stupid question? what benefit does a bar like that "loop" bar provide? other than looking awesome lol.
    It is by far my preferred bar for a rigid setup. The angle of your hands help you to ride more in a loose position, which allows your arms to absorb more of the impact instead of just your wrist and shoulders joints. Which is a big plus for me since I tried to destroy the one shoulder about a year ago.
    It also is the most comfortable bar for me when standing climbing. It allows me to keep my upper body in a more straight position in all terrain slopes. It also seems easier to loft the front to me (especially while standing on a climb), as you are using more of your upper back muscles. Another plus to some people is the multiple hand positions, however I only use the standard grip position myself.

    Plus there is more room to mount a GPS, light, or whatever else you desire.
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    cool thanks i just figured the same position could be acquired with a bar that doesn't have that extra loop in it. there's a "h bar" that is similar, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4runner View Post
    cool thanks i just figured the same position could be acquired with a bar that doesn't have that extra loop in it. there's a "h bar" that is similar, no?
    Yeah the "H bar" was just his previous version. Now he offers it in the updated design as either the "Loop bar" or the "Cut-H bar". The new design allows the brake lever to be put on the grip side of the crossbar instead of going on the front side of the cross bar like the original version.
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    Super nice. Fat front, dropper post. Very nice.

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    nice

    Very nice bike! The color is great!

    Can the OP or any one else comment on how a geared version of this style bike (w/ or w/o suspension fork) would handle on long trail rides, say 60, 70 or even 100 miles? I am thinking of the Test of Metal, Checkamus Challenge, High Cascades 100 types of rides...

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    It just looks cool.
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    take 3 = fat front with loop bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agu View Post
    take 3 = fat front with loop bars?
    Quite possibly yes, for now it's getting a Titec Jbar.
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    bigE- Steve could build you a similar bike that would be sweet for those type rides. He selects his tubing depending on the intended use of the frame and rider weight. The goal on mine was to be stiff, as I'm a clyde and plan to ride the bike in SS mode (even though I have guides to run it 1x or with an IGH). Even with my build I think the bike would be pretty comfy on some nice long rides.
    Also the slacker geometry would probably be better on the longer rides too. As I would think a steeper/twitchy geometry would become more of a handful as you get tired.
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    that looks great. Nice build

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    Very nice !
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    Don't use the Ragley Carbon Carnegie bar if you are a bigger guy and ride aggresively
    Other than the pic, the bar had been AWESOME!
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    Nice frames btw! I've been eyeing them for alittle while.

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    Yeah I just can't bring myself to ride a carbon bar. As a Clyde, I'd just rather not risk it.

    I have put some miles on an AL Carnegie though, it's a nice bar too.
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    Ordered the new Salsa Flat Bend bar other day. Looks very close to the Carnegie w/o the rise and 23deg. backsweep.
    Oh, and it's metal
    Was the Jones loop bar you used more or less flexy/shock absorbant than the J-bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by osty View Post
    Ordered the new Salsa Flat Bend bar other day. Looks very close to the Carnegie w/o the rise and 23deg. backsweep.
    Oh, and it's metal
    Was the Jones loop bar you used more or less flexy/shock absorbant than the J-bar?
    Those Salsa bars do look like another great option.

    As far as the loop bar. Since I had the aluminum loop bar, I don't there is any difference in shock absorption between it and the Titec copies. I'm sure the TI loop bar would be a different story. I wish I hadn't sold the loop I had, but the Jbar will suffice.
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    yea, I ride w/ a bunch of guys that have the various Jones Ti bars and they swear by them, but none know anything about the metal versions.
    I can't justify spending the $ for the Ti when ultimately I can put a squishy fork back on but rigid is soooooo fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by osty View Post
    Don't use the Ragley Carbon Carnegie bar if you are a bigger guy and ride aggresively
    Other than the pic, the bar had been AWESOME!
    I just noticed a small crack on the inside of the bend just before the front brake lever on mine. Sending them back to see if I can get them replaced. They shouldn't crack there.

    FWIW, I'm 145 pounds and ride aggressively (practically no air) on a rigid Kona Unit with a carbon white brothers fork.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    If it's one of the painted ones, it will get cracks in the paint but the bar itself should still be solid. My buddy has a white one and has paint cracks all over the bar but it's still sound.
    He only weighs 135-140 and doesn't ride aggressively at all.
    Mine broke really becasue I was in a silly (but very fun) bunnyhopping contest and and around the 25inch mark I landed and the bar kind of ripped apart than snapped.
    The pic of the hop is actually posted on the Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 build thread on the 3rd page.

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    Yeah, it's a white one. Still very disconcerting to see the crack though. First I've heard about the paint cracking on these.

    Nice hop, by the way.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osty View Post
    Ordered the new Salsa Flat Bend bar other day. Looks very close to the Carnegie w/o the rise and 23deg. backsweep.
    Oh, and it's metal
    Was the Jones loop bar you used more or less flexy/shock absorbant than the J-bar?
    Are you talking the Pro Moto, or the wider Salsa Whammy? I have the Whammy on my Yelli and really like the bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    Are you talking the Pro Moto, or the wider Salsa Whammy? I have the Whammy on my Yelli and really like the bar.
    Neither, he is referring to the new bend bar- http://salsacycles.com/components/bend_2_bar/


    Well Jbar is a no go. After spending time on a JJ Loop bar, I majorly dislike having the brake levers in front of the cross piece. Back to the bar hunt I go.

    I'm either going to get a new or used JJ Loop bar, a 31.8mm Fleegle, or one of the Salsa Bend Bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Neither, he is referring to the new bend bar- http://salsacycles.com/components/bend_2_bar/


    Well Jbar is a no go. After spending time on a JJ Loop bar, I majorly dislike having the brake levers in front of the cross piece. Back to the bar hunt I go.

    I'm either going to get a new or used JJ Loop bar, a 31.8mm Fleegle, or one of the Salsa Bend Bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    i highly recommend the flat bar.

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