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    TwoNin9r's Hammerhead Thumper Build Thread

    Hello all. I hope you all enjoy this build thread. This build came about as i read the "do we really need all that ravel" thread. It got me thinking that a longish travel 29er would be a perfect sled for my local trails. so i started stringing thoughts together, some coherent, some ridiculous. Here Goes:

    The frame is on the way. as it shipped today, actual pictures of the frame will follow. The fork will be in in about 2 weeks.

    But it's time to get to work!

    DSC_2053 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

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    as i've sourced parts for this build from my existing bikes, here are some photos of the donor bikes. (note: i have mismatched wheelsets on the F29 and Inbred ebcause i hadn't laced the Arch hoops to the lefty hub in front yet before deciding to go for this build.)

    Donor Bikes:
    '12 Scott Spark Pro 29er. this is where the components will come from primarily, save a couple things here and there, and the wheelset, the frame and fork will be for sale.

    DSC_2015 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    The Inbred SS 29er. the whole bike is going for sale (consolidating)

    DSC_2026 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    The '13 F29 Carbon 3 (at the moment, my main ride)
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    Build List:
    Brakes: Avid Elixir 9RS Carbon with Carbon Levers

    DSC_2017 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    Cassette: Sram PG 1070, 11-36 T

    DSC_2023 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    Derlr (Rear): X.0 Carbon Long Cage

    DSC_2020 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    Frame: Hammerhead Thumper 130

    DSC_2064 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    Shifters: Sram X9 Trigger, multi adj., with carbon cap, with matchmaker

    DSC_2018 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    Stem: Crank Bros Iodine

    DSC_2028 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    Wheelset: Stan's Notubes Arch EX

    DSC_2030 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    Grips: Odi Vans Grips

    DSC_2057 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    Not Pictured:
    Chain: Sram PC 1051
    Crankset: XT 2x with dyna
    Derlr (Front): X.0 High Mount
    Fork: Rock Shox Revelation XX
    Handlebar: truvativ boobar 780,30
    Headset: Cane Creek zero stack
    Pedals: Crank Bro EB3
    Saddle: chromag trailmaster Ltd red leather
    Seatpost: easton haven carbon
    Shock Rear: Fox Float CTD Kashima
    Tire (Front): Ardent 2.25 TLR/Exo
    Tire (Rear): Ikon 2.20 TLR/Exo


    Lastly, i cannot thank Scott from switchback bicycles enough for answering my trillion questions (even late at night, via email) within usually minutes of me corresponding with him, and for being a guy who really understands how to cater to someone's NEEDS, and not just sell a product because it's his product to sell, as i have experienced so many times in the past.

    Stand by!
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    Got started with the build. here are a couple shots

    Here's my driveway set up as my workstation, with my build partner... of course

    DSC_2065 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    the frame, in XL, weighs in at just over 7.4 lbs with the Maxle

    DSC_2073 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    Rear wheel installed

    DSC_2079 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    Rear Der., cassette, and wheel

    DSC_2081 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    Closeup

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    This stuff is AMAZING!

    DSC_2078 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    As it stands, this was all i could get done. I'm waiting on the Fork to come in from Scott at Switchback, i'm waiting for my Front Der., cranks, and tires, to come in from the bike shop, waiting for the Handlebar to come in from amazon, and i'm waiting on my seatpost to come in from pricepoint. Lots of waiting to be done, but all in all, i should be able t get her on the trails this week. i want to figure out a way i can carry my DSLR and my hydration pack in the same backpack, but i see the consequences of any type of malfunction being catastrophic, pics and ride report will definitely come soon, though. in the meantime, feel free to comment.
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    Some random pictures from ride number one:

    disclaimer, i put an old 175mm XT crank i have on for the ride, along with a random parts bin saddle, seat post, and handlebar. the finished bike will have black 180mm xt cranks, truvativ boobar handlebar, easton haven carbon seatpost, and chromag trailmaster saddle... use your imaginations until the next update

    getting ready to ride

    DSC_2090 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    My top secret way to prevent chain slap, since i haven't gotten a chain-stay protector yet... i'll never tell what it is... and there's definitely no evidence in the photo...

    DSC_2086 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    trailhead, ready to roll!

    DSC_2096 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    No shame in repping this hammerhead!

    DSC_2102 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    and after the ride... back up on the wall preparing for the final build parts to come in.

    DSC_2108 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr

    until next weekend...

    DSC_2111 by TwoNin9r, on Flickr
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    HA! Good surprise seeing this....at my daughter's gymnastics lessons burning time lurking the forums
    Thank you Mr. Jobs for creating the iPad with Cellular wireless

    Looking forward to seeing your bike built up!
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    Me too, can't wait to receive it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Me too, can't wait to receive it!
    hehe you actually got me excited as well! Everything looks great so far...

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    Thank you :-) there will be plenty of pictures to follow. Stay tuned!

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    cool man...
    you will dig it

    I got to test ride these with Scott

    A really, really fun bike to ride..

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    Great to hear. Everything I read seems to suggest the same.

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    PAID SPAM:
    Thumper Frame (all colors/sizes available)
    Pike29 RCT3 140mm 51mm offset Tapered 15mm (only 4 available!)
    Frame/Fork Combo - $1,600 shipped (in the U.S.)
    Warranty Applies
    Hammerhead Thumper/Pike29 (think Titus Moto-Lite 29er) NIB - Buy and Sell and Review Mountain Bikes and Accessories

    Thanks, Scott
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    XT cranks, X.0 front der., headset, vans Odi grips, and ardent 2.25 / Ikon 2.20 tires ordered.

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    Bike has shipped! oh boy oh boy!

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    Bump for updates in post #2.

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    Thought you might like this:

    From the first weekend of field-testing the Prototypes in Deer Valley, UT

    After 3-days of chairlift runs a friend of mine bet me $20 "it doesn't climb good"
    We were waiting for the next lift ride and standing at the top of the stairs down to the locker rooms.

    The $20 came down to him betting me I couldn’t climb stairs on it…..if you haven't climbed stairs on a bike before....it's an awesome way to see how well a bike will climb in technical situations!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gy1ls8nf8d...Stairclimb.mov

    I took the $20 in product from here Wasatch Brew Pub & Brewery - Park City, Utah

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    Awesome video. Will have to give it a try.

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    I can't wait to see the finished product!
    Big Wheels Keep On Rolling

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    Re: TwoNin9r's Hammerhead Thumper Build Thread







    Woo how thanks. Some teasers.

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    Looks great!! Look forward to hearing inaugural ride thoughts

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    Just getting ready to head out now. Making some sag adjustments and bouncing around the parking lot a bit before loading the bike up

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    awesome build, it just needs a dropper

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    Re: TwoNin9r's Hammerhead Thumper Build Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by syl3 View Post
    awesome build, it just needs a dropper
    I'm very strongly considering it. I never even would have thought of one until I started reading this forum, but I don't know if, with the style of our trails, I can justify the cash for a dropper. South Florida is weird. If I could find a good used one for an absolute bargain I would try it out.

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    I am from S. Florida and also picked up the same color Thumper frame. Mine will be built up in the next week.
    Nice build!
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