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    Tomac Diplomat




    Pulled parts off clients frames and re-installed 'em on the Diplomats. Way stiffer then my prototype from the late summer '10.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    I've heard nothing but good things about this bike. A proish, gnar slaying buddy of mine says it is the ultimate harrisonburgh, va, rock bike. High praise from a little-wheel devotee.

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    A very good friend of mine rode my proto and had to stop after a hour as he did not believe it was a 29" wheel'd bike until he looked at the tires
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Looking forward to hearing the reviews. I believe it to be a real sleeper in the FX 29er genre. Did you happen to weigh the frame before it was built up?
    [SIZE=2]I like to start out slow and then back it off a notch.[/SIZE]

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    I'm in the process of building mine up right now. You're right, the frame is super strong.

    "believe it to be a real sleeper in the FX 29er genre. "

    I think that's a brilliant statement for all of the Tomac bikes!

    Here's my frame I'm building up right now.

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    Test Ride on #23 yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by gcavy1
    ...I think that's a brilliant statement for all of the Tomac bikes!
    No, it's not at all like this Diplomat:



    I'm really digging mine. Banks helped me build it Sunday then I took a day off to ride it here yesterday:



    I just came off a 2010 StumpJumper FSR 29. What a refreshing contrast with the Diplomat. I called the Stump "the War Wagon". Stable as the Dodge Diplomat, but not a climber and not great for the quick turns like where I rode yesterday.

    I spent 4 hours throwing it into rubbly turns yesterday. It was a gas! It's the ninth 29er I've owned (I know, it's a sickness) and it's by far the most flickable of them.
    Tom Purvis - Salida, CO - http://teamvelveeta.tom-purvis.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP
    I just came off a 2010 StumpJumper FSR 29. What a refreshing contrast with the Diplomat. I called the Stump "the War Wagon". Stable as the Dodge Diplomat, but not a climber and not great for the quick turns like where I rode yesterday.
    Awesome statement
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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