I received my Seeker yesterday morning and spent the afternoon putting everything together. The rear derailleur was out of whack, so I spent quite a bit of time getting it setup properly. It was a bit bent coming out of the box, but I was able to fix it. I also used some of the fixes posted on the forum to get rid of the brake rub.
I finally took it out for a 12 mile ride this evening on a paved trail just to see if everything was working as it should. This is an awesome bike! Shifting is super smooth and I really dig the geometry. I had a GT Karakorum 29r last year and this bike is so much more comfortable for me. I'm 5'9" w/ a 31" inseam and the 18" fits me perfectly.
I did add a few of my own bits:
Switched out the seat for a brown Charge saddle (super comfy and Jenson has a great sale on these right now)
Grips are ODI Vans edition
Handlebars are Loaded AmXc (little more rise)
Kenda Nevegal up front
Pedals are Shimano m530s
I also added some clear protection patches to the frame to prevent cable rub in various spots.
Oh and a Niner headset cap with a Bells Oberon bottle cap. Nice match with the orange on the frame.
Next upgrade will probably be a Niner RDO carbon seat post. Going to have to save for that one. Those suckers are pricey.
I love this bike! Hope to hit some dirt trails tomorrow morning.
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