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    whats your steel 29er set up!

    want to see what everybody else has done with their steel frame and big wheels.

    riding a civilian thats stock for the mean time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shugarbear View Post
    want to see what everybody else has done with their steel frame and big wheels.

    riding a civilian thats stock for the mean time.
    5+ yrs old Soulcraft
    Formula Puros
    Mix of XTR (cranks & frt drl) and XO (shifters & rear drl) 9 spd drivetrain
    1st Gen RS Reba
    King Headset, Salsa Promoto carbon bars, Thomson seatpost, WTB Rocket V SLT saddle
    Wheels = Stock Stans Crest wheels or AmClassic/Crest wheels
    approx 24+ lbs in current config (with the AmClassic/Crests, lighter tires, and Formula R1's that I have had on it's sub 24)

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    Karate Monkey in Progress

    I have been modifying my KM for a couple years now, tweaking and improving. Ultimately it will be replaced with a higher-end, American made steel frameset. Until then, I will just be swapping parts. As it sits:

    Surly Karate Monkey Frameset, shaved, modified, cleaned and re-coated
    White Bros Rock Solid Fork
    Thomson Stem and Post
    3T Xida Pro Bar
    Hope Tech X2 Brakes
    Syncros FR Headset
    Charge Spoon Saddle
    Profile Racing BB, Crankset and Chainwheel
    Profile Racing Hubset with DT Champion Spokes and Velocity P-35 Rims
    Flybikes Ruben Pedals
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    Been riding this Forty-Four Kid Dangerous since January. Component list here.

    blogging @29in.CH

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    whats your steel 29er set up!-ari.jpg
    Ari Cycles steelframe - 44mm headtube, 67,5 HA
    Chris King headset + BB
    White Brothers fluid 150
    Saint crank
    Straitline silent guide
    Chromag chainring 32t
    Saint 1x9 gears
    DX pedals
    Hope M4 brakes
    Hope floating disc 183mm rear, 203mm front
    Straitline stem 50mm
    Funn fatboy bars 785mm
    Chromag trailmaster saddle
    Gravity dropper descender
    Straitline seatclamp
    Hope II hubs with Flow rims
    Hadley 10x135 rear axle
    Ardent 2.25 rear, 2.40 front
    (think i'm finished with this one - for now..)

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    '09 Kona Unit frame & fork, misc. other parts:

    Dave

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    ups.. (repost)

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    whats your steel 29er set up!-jabb1.jpghere's my jabber.

    20" frame
    salsa cro moto grande fork
    king headset
    ti groovy luv bars
    thomson stem
    XT cranks
    XTR pedals
    SRAM chain
    HBC 32t ring
    salsa 20t cog
    thomson seatpost
    WTB silverado saddle
    Flows w/ King hubs
    Ardent 2.4/Purgatory 2.2
    XT brakes - just mounted up last week

    i tried to stick with clyde worthy parts as i'm well north of 200 and it's the only mtb i have at this point. at some point, i may try a squishy front...or a carpet fiber front...

    i love this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jct View Post
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    ...i may try a squishy front...or a carpet fiber front...
    I've heard carpet fiber components are great, but be sure to get them with StainMaster ™ or they're a b!tch to keep clean.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Here's mine. Primus Mootry 29er.
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    Mine happens to be a full sussy (and for sale in classifieds). It was built to run as a full 29er or w/650B rear. I've got 2 rear wheels for it and interchange them based on what type of riding I'm going to do.

    LONG travel- 150mm
    FOX 36 Vanilla (yes a 36)- 152mm
    slack HTA- 68 (29er) & 67 (w/650b-rear)

    True Fab 6" travel FS 29er- NAHBS show bike - Buy and Sell and Review Mountain Bikes and Accessories

    Its been a fun bike. The first week I had it built up, I rode the Red Bull 12hr Angel Fire event. Needless to say, I was one of the ONLY 29er on the course. And as an old married guy from TX w/3 kids, I was pleased with a 22nd place finish in the Open class.

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    I had this for a few days, but ended up sending the frame back to the nice folks at Gunnar (and not because it was steel... that was a plus).
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    A few things have changed since this pic was taken.

    2010 Niner SIR 9
    Rigid steel Niner fork
    Chris King headset and 15/18/20t cogs (plus a Surly 16t)
    XTR 952 180mm cranks and Octalink BB
    Blackspire 34t chain ring
    Xpedo MF-1 Ti/Ti pedals
    Nashbar 8 speed chain
    BB7 brakes
    Bontrager wheels and stem
    Racing Ralph snake skin 2.4 F and Mountain King 2.4 R tires
    Carbon low rise bars and seat post
    Oury grips
    Giant (cheapy) saddle

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    Post-race frozen decorations:

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    whats your steel 29er set up!

    Civilian Luditte....Mods Include:

    Stan's arch wheel set

    2.35 Nobby Nics, tubless w/ Stans

    Niner flat top carbon bar

    Easton Haven carbon seatpost

    ODI lock on grips

    Easton EA 50 90 mm stem

    Surly 18 tooth cog

    23.5 Lbs.....LOVE this setupwhats your steel 29er set up!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362458470.617359.jpgwhats your steel 29er set up!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362458520.313547.jpg
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    some impressive weights you guys! great posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by collideous View Post
    Been riding this Forty-Four Kid Dangerous since January. Component list here.

    That's nice! The rotors don't look like Alligator Starlites. What are they?

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    Here's mine. It is 22.4lbs. Very comfy ride!

    2013 El Mariachi
    Cane Creek 40 headset
    Niner Carbon Fork
    Syntace Vector Bar
    Stans Crest tubeless with RR 2.4 front 2.25 back
    XX1 cranks
    Crampon Ultimate pedals
    Endless spacers and cog
    Thomson stem and seat post
    Titec Pluto seat
    XT brakes and ice tech rotors
    ESI Extra Chunky grips
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    Went from this "XC" MCR9 :



    To this "rigid AM" N9:

    Canfield Nimble 9
    VooDoo Zombie 500 fork
    Hope Tech M4 180F/160R
    3x9 XT (20-32-44 x 11-32)
    710mm flat bar
    Forged stem
    Velocity Blunt/American Classic rims
    AC hubs
    Ardent 2.4F/Ignitor 2.1R


    Still excellent climbing, but better descending.
    -F

    PS - if that rear wheel ever dies (it should this season), I have another Blunt to fix 'er up.
    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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    Stoic Cycles custom steel frame and fork. whats your steel 29er set up!-dsc03418.jpg
    Calmer'n you are.

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    Just becuase there's always gotta be one that doesn't fit in:

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    Salsa El Mariachi

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    Here's mine. 2013 El Mariachi with parts swapped over from another frame. Really loving the ride of steel thus far, and this will be single speed before too long.

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    whats your steel 29er set up!-img_0406.jpg My Jabber

    Easton bars, Thompson stem and post, Bonty SS cranks, Vuelta XRP Team Superlites, BR-1 tires, X-Fusion Slide RLR2 fork, BB7 with SD7's and my trusty 13 year old SDG Bel Air saddle. Right at 24# and I am in love with this bike!
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    Well, here's my rigid Monkey with some recent NukeProof upgrades Got the bar first and liked the colour and needed a new rear hub and could get both F&R for the cost of the Pro2 EVO I was looking at, so decided to go with them and match things up - Going with the National colours of Blue, Yellow/Gold and Black.
    As to the setup, right now running Shimano LX M580 crank w/ 36/22 SLX rings, shifters & derailleurs, SRAM PG990 cassette, HOPE Mono Mini F&R with 160mm rotors (will be upgrading front to 180mm), NukeProof Generator hubs laced to a Alex TD17 on the rear and WTB SpeedDisc for the front (for now, will be going to wider rims soon), 760mm Warhead NukeProof bar, 90mm/6* stem, generic post, Ergon GS1 grips and my oldest saddle, an 8 year old WTB RocketV.

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    Retrotec Triple

    I've been riding an HT Ti IF for a couple of years but I got my "dream" bike (other than a McClung) in the fall. It's a Retrotec Triple. I love it! It's lighter and way more nimble than it looks.

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    Brake hoses have since been shortened
    More photos here if you want to see them.

    Planning to make a set of bikepacking bags for it as soon as I have a moment between orders.

    Frame/Fork: Retrotec Triple (Flat Red & Black paint)
    Headset: Chris King (Red)
    Handlebar: Groovy Luv Handle Ti
    Grips: ESI Race
    Cages: King Cage Ti
    Brakes: Avid Fluid XO w/160 rotors
    Stem: Salsa
    Seatpost: Salsa Carbon
    Saddle: Brooks Swift Ti
    Cranks: SRAM Noir Carbon
    Chain: SRAM 8 speed
    Wheels: Self-built
    Hubs: Chris King Singlespeed (Red)
    Spokes: CX-Ray (Black)
    Rims: WTB i23
    Tires: F Conti/R Geax Saguaro (long story... )

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    Here's my 13 TransAM 29:

    Since the pic I've rerouted the Reverb hose and swapped out the riser bar for an flat RF Atlas bar. I've only got 2 quick rides on it so far due to snow. Hopefully I'll get more time on it soon.

    TransAM 29, size large
    Fox 34 Float 29er 140 CTD fork, Kashima
    Transition Revolution 28 wheel set
    Continental Mountain King 2.4 tires
    Hayes Stroker Trail brakes, 8 inch front, 7 inch back
    Thomson 80 mm stem
    Race Ride Atlas Freeride flat bar, 785 mm
    Sram X9 rear dérailleur, 10 speed
    Sram X7 shifter, 10 speed
    Sram 1050 cassette, 10 speed
    E.13 LG1 cranks
    E.13 TRS chainguide
    Blackspire chainring, 32 teeth
    Rock Shox Reverb seatpost, 100 mm
    Fizik Nisene saddle
    Time ATAC pedals
    Race Face Sniper lock on grips
    Cane Creek 40 series headset




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    That's nice! The rotors don't look like Alligator Starlites. What are they?
    Those were Formula rotors. They started creaking under heavy breaking, first the rear and more recently the front too. I replaced them with Starlite rotors.
    blogging @29in.CH

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    Quote Originally Posted by davesauvageau View Post
    I have been modifying my KM for a couple years now, tweaking and improving. Ultimately it will be replaced with a higher-end, American made steel frameset. Until then, I will just be swapping parts. As it sits:

    Surly Karate Monkey Frameset, shaved, modified, cleaned and re-coated
    White Bros Rock Solid Fork
    Thomson Stem and Post
    3T Xida Pro Bar
    Hope Tech X2 Brakes
    Syncros FR Headset
    Charge Spoon Saddle
    Profile Racing BB, Crankset and Chainwheel
    Profile Racing Hubset with DT Champion Spokes and Velocity P-35 Rims
    Flybikes Ruben Pedals
    what length fork are you running?

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    I posted this in the Kona section, but here's a list of stuff on my 2013 Unit

    2x9 drivetrain
    Stylo 2.2 cranks
    Wellgo platform pedals
    X9 derailleurs
    X7 shifters
    Reba Race 100mm fork
    Magura Marta brakes
    custom built wheelset w/ Hope Evo 2 hubs, WTB Frequency i23 rims, DTswiss comp spokes
    Geax Saguaro 2.3's
    Cane Creek headset
    CC Thudbuster
    Kona stem and flat bar

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    been off this forum for a while. Here's my MCR. Have a matching Tang rigid fork too.

    X9 2x10
    Fox 29 Float RLC 15mm
    Handbuilt Wheelset: American Classic Hub w/Stan's Flows
    Thomson Seatpost and Stem
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    Here's my Origin 8 Scout

    Posted a similar message on a Origin 8 build thread, but wanted to share it here and maybe draw more interest in this steel 29er gallery...

    These frames are cheap but the geometry rides well with the SS track ends set for the shortest chainstay possible. Running mine geared with just an XT quick release on the rear and no slippage.

    17" Origin 8 Scout frame
    2009 Reba SL - oem at 80mm
    Sun Ringle Charger wheelset
    SRAM x-9 shifters and derailleurs running 2x9
    Sunline 762 bars
    RaceFace Respond seatpost
    RaceFace Evolve 70mm stem

    Handles great for the mostly XC single track around here and the wheelset is very smooth. These are the widest bars I have used and cannot see myself going back to something less.

    Yes - the bar ends are fairly upright, this is my 4th bike where I always end up using them. They give me one more position to combat hand fatigue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    Here's my 13 TransAM 29:

    Since the pic I've rerouted the Reverb hose and swapped out the riser bar for an flat RF Atlas bar. I've only got 2 quick rides on it so far due to snow. Hopefully I'll get more time on it soon.

    TransAM 29, size large
    Fox 34 Float 29er 140 CTD fork, Kashima
    Transition Revolution 28 wheel set
    Continental Mountain King 2.4 tires
    Hayes Stroker Trail brakes, 8 inch front, 7 inch back
    Thomson 80 mm stem
    Race Ride Atlas Freeride flat bar, 785 mm
    Sram X9 rear dérailleur, 10 speed
    Sram X7 shifter, 10 speed
    Sram 1050 cassette, 10 speed
    E.13 LG1 cranks
    E.13 TRS chainguide
    Blackspire chainring, 32 teeth
    Rock Shox Reverb seatpost, 100 mm
    Fizik Nisene saddle
    Time ATAC pedals
    Race Face Sniper lock on grips
    Cane Creek 40 series headset




    Sweet! I've got a green one on the way!
    Transition TransAM 29er
    Stan's Arch EX
    Thomson Bits

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    2013 Kona Unit

    22lbs 4 oz as pictured. Saving up for a new post, bar, and stem which should save another half pound or so. I love it so far!

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    Jones bar
    Bb7s, Paul levers
    Xt cranks
    King head set and bottom bracket
    P35s with hope hubs
    Dissent 2.5 front rampage 2.35 rear
    Salsa maxel fork (20mm thru axel)

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    my pine mountain is stone stock except for the saddle, tires and grips.

    my solo one was given a pair of paul's love levers and XT brakes to replace the sloppy feeling tektro units:
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    Showing off mine.
    Running it with a Fox F29 Talas Kashima Coating right now, but don't have any good pictures of that yet.





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    Surly Pugsley on a summer diet:

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    whats your steel 29er set up!

    @TexasNavy my medium 2013 Unit is close to 27lbs stock! What kind of diet did yours go on to hit 22+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spillway View Post
    @TexasNavy my medium 2013 Unit is close to 27lbs stock! What kind of diet did yours go on to hit 22+?


    It's actually 20#15oz now.

    -american classic all mountain wheels tubeless
    -maxxis ikon exo tires
    -wtb silverado team saddle
    -egg beaters
    -sunline stem
    -easton ec70 wide bar
    -removed bash guard
    -alligator rotors
    -niner carbon fork

    the fork and wheels together saved over 1400 grams. Tires saved 250 grams, bar saved 130 grams saddle saved 100 grams, pedals saved 250 grams, removing reflectors saved over 100 grams, removing bashguard saved 100 grams, and the grips/stem/rotors all saved about 150 grams together. It all adds up quickly, but the fork and wheels/tires were the big ticket items.
    -It's time to shred some mild to moderate gnar!!

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    My Ogre and El Mariachi:

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    whats your steel 29er set up!

    Thanks TexasNavy. Didn't realize the stock wheels are that heavy. Saw that the Niner RDO fork is going on bicyclemob on Sunday. Hoping to score a good deal.

    Did you swap out ikons for ikons?

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    nice

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    The steel is real on this thread. Keep em coming!
    2016 Santa Cruz Hightower 29er
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    Gen2 Nimble 9

    Gen2 N9 (L)
    SLX drive train
    SLX brakes
    Hope Pro2/evo hubs laced to Stan's FlowEX rims
    Thomson Post
    Bontrager RXL 60mm stem
    Bontrager RXL 720mm riser bar
    3T grips
    Spec' phenom saddle
    Bontrager XR3 Team issue tires 29x2.3
    Time ATAC
    CC 40 Headset
    Manitou Tower Pro 140mm

    29lbs.



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    .5FAT9 (or 29+ front) now...

    Tubeless setup 3.0 Knard on a 22.6mm internal width rim yields a respectable 2.71" of girth. Some say it is like a Racing Ralph 2.4 on steroids... let the games begin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spillway View Post
    Thanks TexasNavy.

    Did you swap out ikons for ikons?
    The stock ikons were wire bead non exo version and quite heavy. I swapped them out for the folders with exo protection.
    -It's time to shred some mild to moderate gnar!!

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    Soma Juice
    100mm White Bros. Loop
    1x9 x9 30t n.w. ring
    thomson bits
    ProII with Stans Flow

    27.5 lbs

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    My 21" VooDoo Soukri built with odds and ends I had lying around. Nothing high end. Geared 32-20. 28 lbs.

    '08 Reba
    WTB Lazer Disc Trail wheel set with Redline hubs
    Thomson seat post and 100mm stem
    Spot crank
    Juicy 5 brakes
    Nev front tire and Speshy Captain rear
    Ned bar ends
    Specialized saddle

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    Here's mine. Primus Mootry 29er.
    Love!
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    My new 2014 Salsa El Mariachi 3 Stock except for the 2.4 Maxxis Ardents converted to tubless and I killed the stock seat so now its running a WTB Speed V. Haven't gotten to do much riding do to weather but this thing is wicked fun on a the few trails I have gotten to run it down.
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    2014 Salsa El Mariachi 3 Stock except Trail Kings 2.4 tubeless, lock on grips and a 180 rotor up front. I got the bike shop to switch out the El Mar 2 frame...
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    So here it is fully built and first ride today, love this bike.
    2012 Trans am 29er (steel)
    Fork: 2015 Fox 36 150mm
    Seat dropper: Fox DOSS
    Wheels: Crank brothers Iodine 2
    Tires: Rear Nobby Nic29x2.35, front: Hans dampf 29x2.35
    Crankset: Shimano XT (WolfTooth 30T)
    Shifter: Shimano XT I spec B
    R.derailleur: Shimano XT
    Pedals: Shimano XT Trail
    Brakes & Rotors: Shimano XT 180mm front and rear
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-36
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    Man, that's one sweet looking HT Few questions....How's it handle with the 150 fork? How's the steering feel, floppy? Ask as the geo chart for it says 524mm A2C and I'd be guessing that the A2C on that F36 is somewhere around 550mm. Did something similar to my my Phantom running a 140mm F34 instead of the 120mm it's designed for and while it handles real nice on the descents and decently enough on the climbs, on the flats I notice it feels a good bit "floppy", which in contrast did the same thing to my Paradox with a 140mm F34 instead of 120mm and I love it, no weirdness in the steering at all. What height is the BB at? Guessing somewhere around 13.25" great for the chunk and rock crawlin.

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    Origin 8 Scout 29

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    Origin 8 Scout 29 frame
    Surly Karate Monkey fork
    Race Face crankset, chainring, headset
    Sunrace cassette with Wolf Tooth 42t cog
    Shimano XT chain
    Sram X7 rear derailleur and 10 speed shifter
    Blunt 35 rims with Sapim Race spokes and Novatec 811/812 Hubs
    Specialized Purgatory 2.4" rear tire, Vee Trax Fatty 3.0" front tire...tubeless
    Avid FR5 levers, BB7 brakes
    Shimano SPD-M530 pedals
    Carver ti bars and seatpost
    Truvativ stem
    WTB Pure V race saddle
    ESI Chunky grips
    Incredibell brass bell

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    OK So here´s mine

    SingleBe customframe and Paintjob
    3T Carbon forks 15mm / Taprered
    Thomson Stem / Bar
    3t Seatpost
    X01 Groupset
    XX1 Brakes
    Chrisking headset
    Syncros / DT Swiss Carbon wheels
    10kg Clean with pedals, Garmin-mount etc.

    (In the pipeline, Chrisking BB + hubs on LB 35mm rims)




    Enjoy

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    What's your steel 29er set up!

    2012 Civilian Luditte:

    * Easton Haven Carbon Wheel set/Specialized Captain, Control 2.35 tires
    * XT 11-36 cassette
    * Stock Sram crankset with Race Face 32 tooth narrow/wide
    * 1x10 w/ X9 shifter & short cage derailer
    * Niner flat top carbon bar
    * Thomson 70mm 0 rise stem
    * ODI Rouge grips
    * Avid CR brakes/rotors 180mm front 160mm rear
    * Easton Haven carbon seat post, Specialized Phenom seat
    * Shimano 520 pedals.

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    My steel hardtail with DIY frame:












    Geometry with 30% sag:
    HTA 67.8°
    eff. STA 73.9°
    chainstays 425mm
    reach 466mm
    weight 30.5 lbs

    So basically a short rearend with a long and slack front.
    The tubes are massivly oversized, because I'm big and tall (191cm, 91cm inseam, 230lbs) and I´m not planning to go easy on that bike. ;-)




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    -150mm kindshock LEV
    -Formula T1 180mm/200mm
    -1x10 drivetrain 11-42T, SLX Shadow plus with RAD cage (OnUp components), RF Atlas cranks + RaceFace 30T n/w chainring
    -Hope Evo 2 hubs/ Flow Ex rims, tubeless 2.4 tires
    -35mm Spank Spike stem / 785mm RF Atlas bar
    -Hope headset, DIY anodized to match the RaceFace components

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    This:

    Transition, DIY frame and Surface all look killer! He's my VerHauen with 120mm fork.

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    Pedal through it!

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    custom steel rig

    whats your steel 29er set up!-p1010039.jpgwhats your steel 29er set up!-p1010034.jpgHeres my custom made 29er. Columbus/Reynolds/PMW'S. Now rigid with blackwalls and 3D violet

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    is there any flex in a steel 29er frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmydee View Post
    is there any flex in a steel 29er frame?
    I sure hope so.

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    whats your steel 29er set up!

    Beatiful bikes...



    Mi ex bike... a rocky mountain hammer 29er

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    Lot's of sweet bikes in this thread! Here's mine, I picked up a reeb last season:

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    has a pike now, and that trail has a bit of snow on it. Very happy with this bike

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    Sure, I'll post it here as well.

    On One Inbred 29



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    Frame: On-one Inbred 29, vertical dropout, teal, 16"
    Fork: Salsa CroMoto Grande
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Seatpost: Nukeproof Warhead
    Stem: Nukeproof Warhead 60mm
    Handlebar: Funn Full On
    Saddle: Charge Spoon
    Grips: Odi Ruffian
    Pedals: Saint MX85
    Cranks: XT M770 w/Race Face N/W 36t
    Cassette: Sram PG-1070 11-36t
    Derailleur: SLX M675 Shadow+ GS
    Shifter: XT M785
    Wheels: Shimano HB/FH-M529, DT Supercomp, ZTR Arch EX 29
    Tyres: Schwalbe Supermoto 29x2.35
    Chain: HG75
    Brakes: Deore M615 160/180mm
    Bottle cage: King Cage SS

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    The fat-wheels crowd might curse me for this.

    Salsa El Mariachi 2007

    Back in 2008 when I still do trails:
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    Fast foward to 2015 where I only do road riding with my roadie friends.
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    Love the way steel handles and rides. I have a Vassago VerHauen I'll put pics up later. It went on a diet this winter and lost 2 pounds.

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    I don't want to post pics of mine again (I've posted it in a few spots already) but if you're curious, my latest steel ride/build is on my blog (link below) Entry date: April 19/2015.
    Here's my crummy, slow-going blog The Slow Spoke if you're interested.

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    http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/3...jpg?1423803495

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    She's set up with 140mm up front. I love my ROS but I'm looking for a bit longer reach frame, anyone have suggestions for a from that fits 120-140mm forks? I Still want steel but maybe something with a little nicer finish (the floating hanger is a pain and seems cheap to me) also shedding a little weight is never a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneman View Post
    anyone have suggestions for a from that fits 120-140mm forks?
    Fire Eye Hot Tail 29

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    Here are my Units:
    2013 raw steel that I custom built up into a 2x9 and a 2011 white stock SS that I've recently converted into 1x9. I got a sweet deal on the 2011, it was sitting at my LBS for 2 years with no takers.

    The 2013 has LBS built WTB Frequency i23 rims with Hope Pro2 Evo hubs, X9-X0 drivetrain, Marta FR brakes, an older (maybe 2006?) Reba Race 100mm fork and Geax Saguaro tires.
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    Vassago Bandershatch

    The seatpost is a Syntace Hiflex. It really does flex and really does soften the ride.

    The crankset is Middleburn 20-30-40. I like low gearing for the chunky steeps, and I wanted a big ring for dirt roads and rail trails.

    First hardtail I've ever owned. The first ride was ugly - 3 endos. Moving the cockpit back helped, as did softening the fork, and I'm learning the HT flow better. Second ride was a gas.

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    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Kona Unit 2011 chromed:


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    Niner ROS9

    Manitou Towewr Pro 120
    Easton Haven wheels w/ Geax Sturdy 2.3
    XT drive 1x w/ Race face ride 30t N/W
    Hayes Stroker Trail/Gram Brakes 203/180 rotors
    Raceface Atlas 785 bar Chester 50mm stem Ergon Grips
    KindShock Dropzone 125 post
    CrankBros Saddle and Pedals

    she is a beast but really would like to go 140 upfront and get a TA up in thurr!

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    My P-29er:


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    My Salsa El Mariachi

    Reba forx
    x9 shifters and derailleur
    slx crank
    fsa carbon handlebar
    Chinese carbon rims koozer hubs
    stock avid elixir 1 brakes (believe or not, still working fine!)

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    Honzo

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    Very nice Is that the new TRACE with GSA and the Rough Cut damper? If so, how you liking it and what can you compare it to? I've got an old Trace with the RL2 damper and really like it, especially for the price, but would love the new RC damper.

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    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??

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    ROS9s regular and plus size

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    Came with gears but I only ride it in 5th, probably convert a CK ISO hub to 12x142 for SS use, no SS XD cassettes.
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    It's a 2009 spot brand, longboard and I run her single speed

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    Updated Monkey

    Well my little beasty has seen a couple changes/upgrades, most notably swapped out the rims to Velocity Dually45s and running a 29+ upfront, Maxxis Chronicle or CST BFT and Maxxis 2.35" Ikon or 2.4" Ardent out back. Hoping to build a new 650B+ rear wheel for it before years end and see if I can better match the cush the 29+ gives upfront since I can't fit anything bigger in 29" out back. Other changes include swapping to an older set of XT M760 cranks, M760 RR RD, Merlin Ti setback post, Brakes XT785 with 180/203 rotors.

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    Salsa Fargo X7

    So I just traded in the white Kona Unit in my previous post for this Salsa Fargo X7. All stock for now. May add some bar end shifters and a suspension fork at some point.

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    redline monocog

    been riding this for a few years now. carries my fatass anywhere i can take it and never breaks
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    Here's My Redline Monocog. Such a great frame. Nothing left from the original stock bike. But put together a pretty nice build on it.

    Monocog Frame 2010
    Rockshox Sid 120mm 15mm TA 2015
    American Classic All Mountain 29 Rims 2015 (15x100mm F, 142x12 R)
    Maxxis Ardent 2.4 Tubeless
    Raceface Atlas 50mm Stem
    Raceface Next Carbon Bars
    Raceface Atlas Saddle
    Raceface 32 Tooth Wide/Narrow Ring
    Raceface Half Nelson Grips
    Thompson Elite Seatpost
    Sram x9 1x10
    Bontrager Race Lite Cranks
    Crankbrothers Eggbeater Candy's
    Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disk
    Hayes 160 mm roters front and rear
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    WTB i23 wheels, Bonty carbon bars, ESI Chunky's, TMARS dropper, AB oval 32 ring, Manitou Marvel Experts.
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    What's your steel 29er set up!

    Civilian Luddite / Updated Pic w/2.4 Ardent Skinwalls

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    New Ogre
    just added the Halo wheels with Conti
    Love the Straitline pedals and my finally broken - in Koob1
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    2013 Cannondale Trail SL1 29er Jumbo
    2015 Surly Ogre XXL

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    Endless Single Speed
    120 Pike
    Nox Farlow w/i9s
    RS Reverb
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    Helluvah fun bike

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    Why not P-29

    All sweet looking bikes, so why not add mine, got her about 2 months ago and about 800 miles in love with her. Go rigid!

    Ritchey P-29
    1 X 11, SRAM XX1
    Niner carbon fork
    Syntace bars/seat
    White industries
    drivetrain all SRAM XX1

    She's fast and nimble like a bunny.

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    Quick question, I've had my P-29er about 2 months/800 miles, have you had any issues with yours? Mine has the slider drop-out any issues with that?

    A pic of mine is at the end of this thread.....nice ride and hope you're enjoying the ride?
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