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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    My Kamui with some Gravity Dropper tweaks. Thomson Stealth remote lever and a v-brake noodle. So, so much better than the stock remote.









    Also experimenting with a "26+" front tire setup. So far it's a resounding meh experience. Pushing around a lot more tire than my norm. Not getting the full benefits of say, riding my full fatbike, but that big fatty tire feels near as sluggish. Feels good traction-wise, but... If I'm gonna' push that extra weight and resistance around, I may as well just take the fatbike out anyhow. Potato-potahto.
    SICK gravity dropper mod....was it pretty easy to do? I noticed Thomson sells the levers for pretty cheap. Any huge issues in the mod? Also, nice Chromag

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaumann View Post
    SICK gravity dropper mod....was it pretty easy to do? I noticed Thomson sells the levers for pretty cheap. Any huge issues in the mod? Also, nice Chromag
    Not really, though I'd love to see Thomson use an m5 for the cable clamp grub screw vs. an m4. IMO, the smaller size makes it easier to strip the Allen bits/threads, and can end up screwing up the cable.

    As said, works much better than the stock remote. If you're stuck with or want to run one, the remote is the only real downer.
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    2015 Kona Honzo, built up last night and on its maiden voyage.

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    Transition Trans Am 27.5

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    Just built this Trans Am up today and can't wait to get out on it. Still need to run a shifter cable-ran out of housing so I'll have to grab some from the shop tomorrow-and find a dropper post. For the time being I don't mind running the rigid post and just dropping it with the quick release for any sustained descents. Just looking forward to taking this dog out for its maiden hunt!

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    My issue with hardtails is seated pedaling. I have an old 26inch bike and it just feels so slow and jarring when seated and pedaling.

    Once I am standing no issues with it.

    I wonder how much of a difference steel / geometry / 29inch wheels make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassieno View Post
    My issue with hardtails is seated pedaling. I have an old 26inch bike and it just feels so slow and jarring when seated and pedaling.

    Once I am standing no issues with it.

    I wonder how much of a difference steel / geometry / 29inch wheels make.
    Is it seated climbing or descending while pedaling that you don't like?
    For me climbing is fine, but on the descents I stand. 29ers will take up some of the small bumps, and steel frames are more subtle than alloy.
    But every bike feels different and to find the right one you should really demo a few.

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    casio, ride it ss and you won't be seated, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    casio, ride it ss and you won't be seated, lol

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    Canfield EPO

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    Quote Originally Posted by carabao View Post
    Canfield EPO Large
    Nextie carbon wheels 30mm hookless/Hadley hubs
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    140mm Pike RCT3

    26 lbs. with pedals (XT trails)
    Wow, very nice! That's the first EPO build I've seen. I think that may be my next build when/if I get tired of my N9.



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    On One Parkwood

    Fork: Magura TS6 120mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by carabao View Post
    Canfield EPO Large
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    Raceface Atlas 35mm stem/bar combo
    KS Lev Ti dropper 125mm
    140mm Pike RCT3

    26 lbs. with pedals (XT trails)
    This is such an awesome frame. If it only had a ss option...

    I'm surprised this didn't come out even lighter with the ~3.5 lb frame. I guess the dropper, big rubber, and Saint stuff pushed it up. With the Pike, Raceface carbon and SLX/XT bits, ~22 lbs is possible. A monster hardtail at that weight... responsiveness and fun do correlate, I've finally learned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Area51bikeworks View Post
    A little project I have in mind for later this Spring. Its a 97" ZX6000. Got this in a Craig's List ad with three other frames. I plan on making it becoming my "Here, hold my beer & watch this" off-road bike!

    hmmm, not sure id really dump any money into that lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collins View Post
    This is such an awesome frame. If it only had a ss option...
    I know this is sacrilege, but just use a tensioner, it's much easier to set up disc brakes with one than sliding or slots.

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    Changed to the 20" frame. Need to get more ride time. But the longer top tube is a much better climbing set up and it's more stable with the longer wheelbase, (and because I'm not sitting so far back over the rear wheel now). But on the flip side I liked how nimble the 18" was, like a big BMX. So I'm not 100%. But all the cool kids are riding longer top tubes these days, so I guess I need to give it a fair chance.

    Also peace of mind for my junk and aesthetically I liked the lower top tube on the 18". Too bad they don't have a longer top tube on the 18"! I've looked at the NS Chromo Eccentric, as that frame style can easily be long, low and still have enough seat tube. But they didn't have the large size in all black and I wasn't into the white and blue.

    But you can't beat a steal hardtail for 300 bucks. On One is an amazing value!!! And up close the RAW frame is sweet!

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    Hey fellas, Im wondering if you could lend me some advice. I have a 2012 Honzo and recently purchased everything to convert it to a 10-speed (Zee short cage, SLX cassette, Zee shifter, SLX chain and RF narrow wide). Now, when I bolt the chainring up (to the stock Kona crankset), there is ZERO clearance between the ring and the chainstay. Anybody have any suggestions? Is it possible the crank arm is too close? Is it acceptable to run the sprocket on the front side of the spider? Any help would be greatly appreciated- I would really love to ride the new setup as soon as possible.

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    Got a photo? What size ring?


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    No photo at the moment- its a 32 tooth, same as the stock ring. The stock ring has little clearance, but enough to spin the cranks. The RF NW rubs on the chainstay pretty heavily. Im thinking I may have torqued the crank arm down too much, which would (obviously move the crankarm in too far). However, if this is not the case, Im curious if its possible to run the ring on the front side of the spider, rather then the back.

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    OK, so heres some pics. you can see that the chainring is pressed right against the chainstay




    However, if i mount it to the outside of the spider, there is plenty of clearance. Anybody think this would pose an issue?

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    I can't see the external bottom in your pictures. This would push the crank arms out a fair bit and give you the clearance needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birchwood View Post
    OK, so heres some pics. you can see that the chainring is pressed right against the chainstay




    However, if i mount it to the outside of the spider, there is plenty of clearance. Anybody think this would pose an issue?
    I think it will be fine on the outside. I have mine on the inside and a bash ring on the outside but I don't see why it won't work on the outside.

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    So long as the chainline is ok it should be ok to run it on the outside.


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    I'm guessing chain line will be horrible with it on the outside. Same reason u don't run big ring big cog, wears the shyte outta everything real fast. You need to find the problem

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    I had same problem. So I just went down a size from 34-32. Try a 30. Your gearing will probably still be perfectly adequate and you will keep a clean chainline.
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    Finally finished building my AM rig...





    *Frame Size: Dartmoor Primal, Medium, Black-Blue Colorway



    * Rear Shock: N/A



    * Fork: Rockshox Pike Solo Air RCT3 150mm Travel, 27.5



    * Brakes: Shimano Deore XT 160mm



    * Cranks: Shimano Deore XT 2X (38/24)



    * Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX



    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT



    * Pedals: Shimano Saint



    * Stem: Thomson Elite X4, 50mm



    * Handlebar: Easton Haven 740mm



    * Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 125mm Travel



    * Saddle: WTB Pure V



    * Cassette: Shimano XT 11-36



    * Chain: YBN SLA101-TiB (newly installed, not pictured)



    * Headset: Dartmoor Blink Integrated Headset



    * Grips: OUry Lock-on Grips



    * Front Tire: 2.25 Schwalbe Racing Ralph



    * Front Rim: Spank Subrosa 30, 27.5



    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro2 Evo Hubs, 15mm TA / Rockshox Maxle Lite 15mm



    * Rear Tire: 2.25 Schwalbe Racing Ralph 27.5



    * Rear Rim: Spank Subrosa 30, 27.5



    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro2 Evo 9mm QR / Hope Skewer



    * Shifters: Shimano XT iSpec 10 Speed Shifter



    * Seatclamp: Hope QR (will change to bolt type soon)



    * Chainguide: N/A



    * Weight: approximately 30lbs

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    The All Mountain Hardtail Thread. Post up yours.



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    Easton Haven bars (need to go wider!) and Funn Funnduro 45mm stem
    XT 1x10 with Race Face 34t N/W chainring
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    I love it!

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    This bike has been on here before in a different iteration (29er with Fox 140). She rips and I love the way she rides with 27.5 wheels and the Fox 36/160.

    Might be time to get her painted...

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    Newly built Production Privee SHan 27. She ride reeeal nice!





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    On one 45650b

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    My AM creation.
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    Looks all mountain to me. Enjoy
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    That's the one and only sarin hard tail I would ever have!!! That's a bad ass bike man!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighguy29 View Post
    That's the one and only sarin hard tail I would ever have!!! That's a bad ass bike man!!


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    Thanks! I love it.

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    OOOOHHH MAN! That EPO is just gorgeous! If I didn't have a Pivot Les and a Carver Gnarvester already, both that I love to death, this would be in my garage without a doubt. The LINES...
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    My nimble 9 build
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    OOOOHHH MAN! That EPO is just gorgeous! If I didn't have a Pivot Les and a Carver Gnarvester already, both that I love to death, this would be in my garage without a doubt. The LINES...
    Thanks man! Sounds like you have a great stable of bikes.

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    My budget all mtn rig

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    Upgrades: 700mm/20mm riser bar, rockbros grips, 1x8 conversion using 32t raceface chainring, nashbar platforms, Raidon fork, custom splatter paint job (rattle can goodness ), homemade "muck" guard.
    Bike needs better brakes and a different seat/seat post set up.

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    just finished putting this bad mamma jamma together...

    only complaint is the clearance between the front derailleur is pretty minimal. would have like to gone 1x but i was swapping over from my old frame and didnt wanna invest in a new crankset.

    ill post some more pics later, very stoked with how it came how and cant wait to see how she rides....

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    Good job!

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    just finished putting this bad mamma jamma together...

    only complaint is the clearance between the front derailleur is pretty minimal. would have like to gone 1x but i was swapping over from my old frame and didnt wanna invest in a new crankset.

    ill post some more pics later, very stoked with how it came how and cant wait to see how she rides....
    You couldn't just go 1x10 while using your existing crankset? Chucking your current chain rings and a couple of chain links and throwing on a narrow wide ring? That's how I set my whips up and I haven't looked back. Love having less stuff on my bar and the clean, front dérailleurless look. Either way, enjoy your new rig!
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    ^on a budget...

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    To do that is only gonna cost you a nw ring and what's that? $40? You wouldn't need a new crankset. Just use the one you have.


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    ^^ 40 bucks ain't bad for shaving off the better part of a pound when you include housing and everything.
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    just finished putting this bad mamma jamma together...

    only complaint is the clearance between the front derailleur is pretty minimal. would have like to gone 1x but i was swapping over from my old frame and didnt wanna invest in a new crankset.

    ill post some more pics later, very stoked with how it came how and cant wait to see how she rides....
    My Yelli Screamy is the same way, prob 2mm from derailleur to conti mtn king 2.2 tire. I donated from other bikes as well, $100 for the wolf tooth / one up bail-out gear, didn't work real good with my old 2011 lx rear derailleur in the past so I went 2x. I've heard sram clutch derailleurs work better, but more $$ indeed.

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    its the race face turbine with a 80/120 bcd, n/w are hard to come by in that size....id love for someone to prove me wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameden View Post
    its the race face turbine with a 80/120 bcd, n/w are hard to come by in that size....id love for someone to prove me wrong...
    Wolftooth makes them, but... 36t is the smallest tooth count on 120 bcd, they take special chaining bolts from wickwerks, and they are $79 a pop.

    If you go 1x I would wait and buy a crankset that is capable of removing the spider.

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    Touché cameden. I see the dilemma.


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    just put this one together this morning and took her for a ride this evening

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