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    Has anyone calculated the reach measurement on the unveil (18" frame)? A rough measurement would do...

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    My Unveil 9 is for sale BTW. Pics to follow, Asking 2100 plus shipping.

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    That's a killer deal....I'll spread the word


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    @fastbanana - size large right?

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    Medium

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    Dropper post and 1x are options btw

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    Ignore the crappy seatpost, normally has a dropper, its a cheapy until it sells.

    Size medium, $2100.

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    I am now the proud owner of this sweet ride! Thank you FastBanana!
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    Sad to see it go, happy it went to a good owner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Sad to see it go, happy it went to a good owner!
    Thanks man! Lets ride soon.
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    I love that color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtndude23 View Post
    I love that color!
    Me too, but can't keep FastBanana's motto " Green for the money, and Gold for the Honey's" momma would kill me lol!
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    Hhhhhhaaaaa!! May have to change out the gold parts


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    Hey I can still think it in my head!
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    HA!


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    So fast banana did you get an Unveil7 to replace it??


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    Med Thumper SRAM XO Chris King

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    It's my former biz partner's...he got for his wife and she only rode once.

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    Just wanted to say I'm loving my XT hammer head with the Pike 140 up front.
    I surprised myself with some PR on the climbs
    As long as your just happy to sit and spin.
    Of course the descents crank!
    Only draw back is that big spungy fox shock

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    Bay1 my recommendation is to swap out the fox with the new Manitou McLeod or a Monarch RT3 Debonair. I have been testing the McLeod for about a month now and seriously the shock just blows me out of the water. Got a review thread going in the Shocks and Suspension forum.

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    Tks I will check it out!
    Has anyone experimented with less travel say 110mm-120mm shock with a Debonair
    That might make the hammer head pinch climb
    This is a great bike I prefer it over the 2 Trances I have had 26&27.5
    And its a far better bike than the alloy anthem 29 I had
    The fox doesn't seam any different between climb, trail or decent! Unlike the rock shock on my scalpel

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    The Fox CTD shock is notorious for being linear and blowing through its travel far too easily. The remedy for me has been a set of their volume reducer spacers. You still get the suppleness at the top of the stroke but adding a spacer means the shock gets progressively harder to compress. It's transformed the ride on my Thumper, which was pretty good in the first place!

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    Tks I will try that, is it unusual to not notice any difference between Climb, trail or decent!
    I recall the anthem 29er with fox CTD was kind of the same, but not as bad being only 100mm travel
    I think the thumper is a great bike, it's the best all rounder I've owned, and I've tried a few, totally stoked with it
    Just adding personal touches
    One thing my bike mechanic did for me was to put offset bushes at each of the FOX to help lower the bottom bracket height as I was used to slightly lower Bb height on my cannondales

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    I'm about a week away from completing my Thumper build that began last May. The comments about the CTD has me wondering if maybe I should switch it out for a Monarch Debonair and ebay the CTD while it is still brand new.

    Thoughts?

    For the record, we don't have mountains here in Texas, but tight single track with fast elevation changes is pretty normal. I'll be about 200 lbs geared up, and would like the best climbing performance I can get.

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    I wouldn't get a reservoir shock for that type of terrain. Normal Debonair or even a tune on the CTD would be great.
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    @bay1 Fox has had some problems with the CTD platforms not working. It would need to be sent to Fox to remedy

    @pheller good suggestion...I have the CTD on mine for the trails in our area OK/AR/TX....works great...Piggyback for the MTNs


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    I still have a lot of climbing (which equals lots of descending) and with the new McLeod (non-piggyback) I have found it to be leaps and bounds better than the FOX. Plus, average cost of the FOX right now on ebay will pay for more than half of the McLeod.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I'm all for skipping the piggyback if I don't need it, more shekles for the next project. I'm still leaning towards the Monarch RT3, if only to have rock shox both front and rear. My next question is, which size do I need? They seem to come in several different lengths.

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    Also, since the FOX uses their bushing/spacers you will need to pick up new bushings for the Monarch (or whatever you get) or have the bushing pressed out of the Monarch and utilize the FOX ones. Look at my McLeod thread on how to do that if that is way you plan to go.

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    So first real ride today. Bike felt amazing. The rear shock needs some tweaking. C really doesn't lock out, I kept it in T felt good but it does blow through travel quick. Didn't bottom out and didn't have a ton of climbing. Quick short burst climbs. But overall a super fast and smooth riding rig. Best I have felt on a bike in a long time.

    Now for the bad, I haven't ridden a fully in a long time. HT guy for last 6 or so yrs. So the suspension got me over confident and I took a line way to fast and high and washed out and and slammed on a rock face and broke 3 dang ribs and thrashed my arm pretty good. I could barely breathe and was in wicked pain, but first thing I did was check the bike! All is good minus a ripped grip end.
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    DUDE!!! Well praying for fast recovery for you. Yeah this bike definitely wants to go fast, REALLY FAST! There have been more than a few times I have gotten speed that I never thought I would and scared the crap outta myself. Definitely makes you learn how to throw the bike around and fly through areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    DUDE!!! Well praying for fast recovery for you. Yeah this bike definitely wants to go fast, REALLY FAST! There have been more than a few times I have gotten speed that I never thought I would and scared the crap outta myself. Definitely makes you learn how to throw the bike around and fly through areas.
    Thanks man. I've ridden this trail tons of times and the bike was just railing it. Just pushed the envelope and took a bad line and paid for it
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    Oh man no Bueno!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    Oh man no Bueno!!


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    Yeah I was blown away by how awesome this bike was riding that I just let it hang out and wrote a check my butt couldn't cash lol.
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    Shame about the ribs,
    Sounds like you were having a great time on your new bike.
    Its great ah, can't wait to get back out on mine
    Tks for all the rear shock advice I will drop it back to the shop

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    Lets do section 16 at some point. It really tests how well you can carry speed.

    Were on CJ did you crash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Lets do section 16 at some point. It really tests how well you can carry speed.

    Were on CJ did you crash?
    For sure man. About a 1/4 mile give or take past the rock drop. Came flying around a corner took the line to high on the left on a rock face and washed out.
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    Just back from all day ride on my hammer head 130x
    It's such a great bike. So much fun on the down hills.
    Such an improvement Over the XC bike

    The 140mm pike!! Oh yes

    Surprised again to see some PR on the climb sections
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    Does anyone know the bearing sizes and torque settings for the Thumper/Unveil 29 frame? I'm presuming there are six or eight bearings in the frame and no bushings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.leighton View Post
    Does anyone know the bearing sizes and torque settings for the Thumper/Unveil 29 frame? I'm presuming there are six or eight bearings in the frame and no bushings?
    See post #25 for size
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    Yup believe bearing size is 22.2mm. You can always email Scott directly and he is incredibly responsive.


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    Torque settings - 1/4 turn from snapping the bolt


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    Looks like Cove are licensing a variation of the Unveil from Caribou too: Singletrack Magazine | Fresh Goods Friday 244 For a massively different price tag

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.leighton View Post
    Looks like Cove are licensing a variation of the Unveil from Caribou too: Singletrack Magazine | Fresh Goods Friday 244 For a massively different price tag
    Yep, it sure looks like a thumper/unveil twin...other than the price.

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    Hi, does anyone have a copy of the Thumper/Unveil 9 geometry spec sheets? I can't find them anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLike29er View Post
    Hi, does anyone have a copy of the Thumper/Unveil 9 geometry spec sheets? I can't find them anywhere.
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    Thanks!

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    You pickin one up?
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    I have a large available for sale... :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamRWB View Post
    You pickin one up?
    I already have a size small Thumper. Been sitting in the box for months. Just haven't had the $$ to build it up yet (currently building up another road bike). I wanted to have a copy of the geometry for reference.

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    Hi guys,

    Any of you have experience a gap between the frame and the rear shock rocker ?

    I have something like ~2mm gap on the left side. I have measure the width of the rocker and the width of the frame and the rocker is 2mm wider. Both bolts, right and left are tight enough but I still having that gap...

    Any thoughts ??

    Thanks in advance !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAERO Speed View Post
    Hi guys,

    Any of you have experience a gap between the frame and the rear shock rocker ?

    I have something like ~2mm gap on the left side. I have measure the width of the rocker and the width of the frame and the rocker is 2mm wider. Both bolts, right and left are tight enough but I still having that gap...

    Any thoughts ??

    Thanks in advance !

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    I had two thumpers and both had a slight gap on one side but probably only about half of what you have pictured.

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    Resurrection of an old thread! Does anyone have any access to replacement HH or Switchback decals? Looking to freshen up my 130X and would love a green paint job and new decals like fast banana did!

    Just for anyone's interest it's an XL frame, Works Components 1 degree angleset, Fox Kashima CTD shock, 150mm Pikes and Hope Enduro Wheels, XT or Hope everything else. It's hopefully going to be lots of fun!

    Thanks

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    Pretty sure that Scott is still active on the forums so you may hit him up to see if he has any decals left. Hell he may even share the files with you to have a shop cut for you.

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    I am wanting to do the same thing. I have a HH Thimper and want to PC it and put new frame decals on it . I canít find any HH Thumper decals or Unveil decals. If you find so
    E let me know.i want some in black or something.

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    Yeah actually doesnít look like Scott is active anymore and his email no longer works so you are pretty much SOL for stuff like that. If you start dismantling just be very diligent and take photos of everything as it comes apart.



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    He actually just posted on our other thread not two days ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamRWB View Post
    He actually just posted on our other thread not two days ago

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    Anyone who does decals should be able to make something from some high resolution photos. It's not hard with the right programs

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    Love this bike, may not be the latest and greatest, but she rides so well

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