• 01-08-2013
    collideous
    Fully rigid? Check. Singlespeed? Check. My new 29er made to shred :D

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8...dc80fe7f_b.jpg
  • 01-08-2013
    sandman012
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gandhi View Post
    I wished it was May, dry and warm with birds singing in the forest. I wasn't. It was January 6th, just below freezing and a mix of collapsing snow crust and ice. Not ideal conditions for a first ride on the new bike. It was hard to get a good flow and get a feel for the bike but it was fun to finally ride it.
    /K

    Attachment 751488

    what's the bike? like the color
  • 01-08-2013
    Pick
    Quote:

    what's the bike? like the color
    The “Made to Shred” in his post is a link to 44 Bikes.




    Very sweet bike!! Love the look and simplicity.
  • 01-08-2013
    gandhi
    It's a Cotic Simple in the 2012 "Laurel green" color. http://forums.mtbr.com/9979570-post1011.html
    /K
  • 01-08-2013
    Badgerboy
    Possibly the best looking single speed ever!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by collideous View Post
    Fully rigid? Check. Singlespeed? Check. My new 29er made to shred :D

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8...dc80fe7f_b.jpg

    So nicely finished:thumbsup:
  • 01-08-2013
    aegolius
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by olddboy View Post
    Everyone needs something nice.
    Custom Black Sheep. Best bike ever, thanks Todd.
    And yeah, I did get some grips before I rode it!

    Very beautiful bike. Congrats to the owner.

    I couldn't afford a B.S. so I got a El Mariachi. Best 29" I've had so far (had before a Haro Mary and a Voodoo Dambala).


    Here's three versions:

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-G...0/IMG_1021.jpg

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5...2/kuva0031.jpg

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--...2011.31.52.jpg
  • 01-08-2013
    Clink
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by collideous View Post
    Fully rigid? Check. Singlespeed? Check. My new 29er made to shred :D

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8...dc80fe7f_b.jpg

    That is awesome! :D
  • 01-13-2013
    GreenLightGo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by aegolius View Post
    Very beautiful bike. Congrats to the owner.

    I couldn't afford a B.S. so I got a El Mariachi. Best 29" I've had so far (had before a Haro Mary and a Voodoo Dambala).


    Here's three versions:

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-G...0/IMG_1021.jpg

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5...2/kuva0031.jpg

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--...2011.31.52.jpg

    That el mar rocks.....
  • 01-13-2013
    edle
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    My first 29er is a fully rigid SS 29er. :)
    I bought this Seven Cycles Zeal SLX a few days and I need to update it with better saddle/seatpost/clamp, disc brake, crankset and stem/handlebar/grip. Hopefully it will be around 20Lbs. when it is finished.
  • 01-13-2013
    blindjudge
    Here's a photo of a friends half-fatty Inbred SS.

    http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/9036/halfpat.jpg
  • 01-13-2013
    sheepdogreno
    just spent alot of time going through this whole thread for the first time....what an awesome bunch of bikes!
  • 01-14-2013
    jten9
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blindjudge View Post
    Here's a photo of a friends half-fatty Inbred SS.

    http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/9036/halfpat.jpg

    Hey do you know what rim your friend is using on the front?

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  • 01-14-2013
    sheepdogreno
    1 Attachment(s)
    Just unboxed my new G29 and took it for a 4mi ride...Love it! all stock for now...
  • 01-14-2013
    slicer
    Salsa Selma Ti
  • 01-14-2013
    proline69
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by esku View Post
    :)...


    Very nice , please enlighten us with info .
  • 02-03-2013
    jrss13
    1 Attachment(s)
    Just finished building up my new Niner One9. Unfortunately there is 8 inches of snow, so I can't get out and ride
    - Niner RDO Fork
    - Stans Arch EX w/ Hope Pro2 EVO hubs
    - Maxxis Ardent 29x2.4 tires
    - XT 785 Brakes
    - XT 780 Crankset
    - XT Pedals
    - Niner Chainring and Cog
    - Thomson Elite Seatpost
    - Selle Italia SL Flow Saddle
    - Thomson Stem
    - Easton EC70 XC Wide Bars
    - ODI Rogue Lock on Grips
  • 02-04-2013
    George2
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/6...69c74ae6_b.jpg

    Good old monkey, 18" no decals. Avid SD7's, Sugino cranks, Surly cog (34-18), Deore hubs, Mavic rims. Like it a lot.
  • 02-04-2013
    1 Speed
    Wasn't this "upgrade" to the system supposed to help weed out the SPAMming idiots?

    Bike related content... Love the black Niner JRSS13!

    A question... I had some Ardents when the first came out and they were shockingly heavy. Has that changed? I'm just curious with all the light parts that many people use I'm often surprised to see people using quite heavy tires like the Ardents or the new Onzas.
  • 02-04-2013
    yourdaguy
    Yea, I started a thread about how bad the new format is.

    Ardent 2.4 29er tires are in the class of tire I call "Monster Truck Tires" I would put the old Stouts (non longer made) in that class and they weighed close to 1000 grams and I would also put current Nevegals in that class and they weigh over 800. The Ardents that weigh right around 800 are actually the lightest available "Monster Truck Tires" "Monster Truck Tires" will go when other tires won't. I am currently running an Ardent 2.4 front and Nevegal 2.2 rear on my Jet9 and it is my "Monster Truck" bike. If you want or need the kind of performance that Ardent's can deliver then the weight is not significant and actually pretty good.
  • 02-04-2013
    jrss13
    Thanks for the comments on the bike. I'm happy the way it came out. The ardents are around 800 grams each. I will gladly trade off the extra couple hundred grams for the extra volume. I live in Western ny (buffalo area), and our trails are filled with roots. The extra volume will help smooth things out with my carbon fork
  • 02-04-2013
    sandman012
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jrss13 View Post
    Thanks for the comments on the bike. I'm happy the way it came out. The ardents are around 800 grams each. I will gladly trade off the extra couple hundred grams for the extra volume. I live in Western ny (buffalo area), and our trails are filled with roots. The extra volume will help smooth things out with my carbon fork

    Word. Small Potatoes if you are running rigid fork.
  • 02-04-2013
    yourdaguy
    JRSS13. Just a data point, but I have run the ARdent on the front of my full rigid and have found I like the Slant6 better. It has less volume, but the sidewalls are more compliant and since it weighs less the big hits don't seem to have as much force either. It also has a taller center so the contact patch is more long and narrow. Between the narrower casing and the narrower profile it seems like it hits a lot less stuff too. I realize everyone is different, but my current favorite setup for a full rigid is Slant6 front and Ikon Rear. And this would not be true if the situation called for all out max traction, then a pair of Ardents would win out or Ardent front Nevegal rear.

    Sorry for the hijack.
  • 02-04-2013
    J3SSEB
    ^^ Black Beauty ^^
  • 02-04-2013
    BigwheelsRbest
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jrss13 View Post
    Thanks for the comments on the bike. I'm happy the way it came out. The ardents are around 800 grams each. I will gladly trade off the extra couple hundred grams for the extra volume. I live in Western ny (buffalo area), and our trails are filled with roots. The extra volume will help smooth things out with my carbon fork

    On my rigid SS I have opted for Nobby Nic 2.35" as these are a tiny bit lighter than the Ardents and seem to me to be about the same volume. Probably only saves 100g though...
  • 02-04-2013
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    On my rigid SS I have opted for Nobby Nic 2.35" as these are a tiny bit lighter than the Ardents and seem to me to be about the same volume. Probably only saves 100g though...

    I am a big fan of maxxis tires, and I was going to get a 2.4 ardent for my Unit, but I just heard about the new 2.3 Ikon going to be released, so I think I will wait and try that one out. I loved the 2.2 version!