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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 at 29in.ch

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    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:

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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
    Registered pedalphile.

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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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