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    Quote Originally Posted by honourablegeorge View Post
    @Lynx - climbs really well - you can't look at HA in isolation to decide how a bike will climb. Steep seat angle has more to do with it. Got zero isues with front wheel lifting or anything like that. It's a well sorted frame, you're nicely centred between the wheels for up and down.
    Seat tube angle lets you put your seat in proper relation to the pedals. Too steep and it won't pedal well on the flats. I guess if you're either going up or down, a super steep seat tube angle would work pretty well.

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    I've been riding my Ros 9 for a few months now. It's been a great bike.
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    Got tired of waiting for parts to show up, borrowed parts from other bikes last night to ride today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zahgurim View Post
    Got tired of waiting for parts to show up, borrowed parts from other bikes last night to ride today.

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    Unobtanium fork... gearbox drivetrain... wild frame... seriously tell me more about this bike, it may be one of the most interesting I've come across!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick2cents View Post
    Unobtanium fork... gearbox drivetrain... wild frame... seriously tell me more about this bike, it may be one of the most interesting I've come across!
    Zero Cycles Jackalope frame. AM hardtail, built for a lifetime of fun.
    Currently running 26" wheels, waiting for 650B parts to come in.
    I run the Pinion on my touring bike, it's been solid. I like the gearbox enough that I built an AM frame around the same drivetrain.
    No more dealing with cassettes, derailleurs, and everchanging axle and BB standards is awesome.

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    I'm loving this bike. It's a little hefty, but man it rides great - especially downhill.
    Like a fart in a mitten...

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    You "might" just want to check the QR on your fork axle, it is not supposed to point forward, carefully read the manual that came with your fork, it is very specific about where the release should be/point and how to adjust it.
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    I'm loving this bike. It's a little hefty, but man it rides great - especially downhill.
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??
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    Ahh - thanks! I knew that was not preferable but I didn't know there was an adjustment.
    Like a fart in a mitten...

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    What's the deal with the Ragley bike? What's the secret?
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    Next...something with squish

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    Fuji Nevada 1.7 29er
    Scwalbe Rapid Rob rear
    Conti Trail King front
    Manitou Marvel Pro 100mm
    Ergon GE1 grips
    DMR V12 flat pedals
    Bell gel seat (hey, it's better than stock)
    All else is stock, but I may go with a 1x10 drivetrain...just not really feeling the need for it, though. Dropper seat post will be added for sure.


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    Niner ROS 9. Heavy frame, but was able to finish the build under 26 pounds without sacrificing much strength

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke View Post
    Niner ROS 9. Heavy frame, but was able to finish the build under 26 pounds without sacrificing much strength

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    Nice!
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    Giggity!

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    Updated my Production Privee Oka with Hope E4 brakes, Pro 4 hubs, Deity cavity stem and Tmac pedals. Oh and a new Nukeproof vector saddle

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    ^Not a bike you see everyday around here.
    Meat Patty on a Bike

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    Twins!

    First all-yellow handlebar I've ever seen, I think

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    The All Mountain Hardtail Thread. Post up yours.

    First build pretty much complete.

    Cannondale Trail5 Aluminum Frame
    Cane Creek 110 Zero Stack Headset
    Manitou Tower Pro 15mm Thru Axle
    American Classics MTB Wheels
    American Classic Hubs
    Shimano Deore Brakes
    Maxxis Ikon Tires set up as tubeless
    SRAM X9 drivetrain
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    Quote Originally Posted by welias View Post
    First build pretty much complete.


    Very nice Cannondale.
    2016 SC Heckler R build
    2012 CX Kona Jake

    Giggity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greddyvox View Post
    Twins!

    First all-yellow handlebar I've ever seen, I think
    Compliments of Chromag Fubars
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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick2cents View Post
    Unobtanium fork... gearbox drivetrain... wild frame... seriously tell me more about this bike, it may be one of the most interesting I've come across!
    Never got to see that bike, but his old steed is still one of my favorites. Zero builds some sick rides with great serial numbers.
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    dont have pictures yet but im building up a stache as my am rig with normal 29 wheels

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    Got this last year. DB Hook 2015, 27.5.
    Entry level componentry, but seriously good frame (same across the line). Rides great considering the spec, much better than the usual XC-ish entry level bikes

    Just the usual complaints like pogo stick fork, not-so-great brakes, and a extremely narrow range for the drivetrain. Works for me though, I can live with that for a while.

    I'm going to have a personal learning experience with her (upgraditis ).

    So far, only pedals and grips have been upgraded, but tires will go soon. First thing will be the drivetrain as soon as I wear the stock one out, then the fork, dropper, brakes, wheels, etc. I don't have a lot of time to ride it yet so it will be a long road, but I want to make it a decent AM hardtail at the end.

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    Looks too good when muddy!

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    Nice hook. I was on the verge of buying the sync'r, but I found a deal on a used SC Highball. First 29er ever. Still wondering if I should have gone for something 27.5 as the wagon wheels can be a bit much sometimes, but that might just be my lack of experience with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newagebiker View Post
    Nice hook. I was on the verge of buying the sync'r, but I found a deal on a used SC Highball. First 29er ever. Still wondering if I should have gone for something 27.5 as the wagon wheels can be a bit much sometimes, but that might just be my lack of experience with them.
    Where are you riding?

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    southern Ontario, Canada. Very little elevation change, most of the riding I do is short climbs, fairly technical if I'm using that term correctly.

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    I am riding 29+ and once i got used to it its been a lot of fun

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    It's definitely fun but I had never ridden a 29er before. I might just be suffering from n+1 syndrome as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deartist7 View Post
    Got this last year. DB Hook 2015, 27.5.
    Entry level componentry, but seriously good frame (same across the line).
    Not sure what you mean by "line", because there was only one production "Hook" in 2015. The DB HT production line consisted of the Hook, Line and Syn'r, and Sync'r Pro.

    The Hook and Line carry the same geometry and max fork rating of 130mm. The Sync'r / Pro has a slacker head angle, shorter chainstays and a more upright seat-tube. The Sync'r / Pro also has a max fork rating of 140mm.

    Wish DB was doing the 2016 Hook in black. I guess the 2016 only comes in Orange/blue. Could be wrong about the color, but DB is not listing any other colorways!

    BTW; I really like your Hook!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmark View Post
    Not sure what you mean by "line", because there was only one production "Hook" in 2015. The DB HT production line consisted of the Hook, Line and Syn'r, and Sync'r Pro.

    The Hook and Line carry the same geometry and max fork rating of 130mm. The Sync'r / Pro has a slacker head angle, shorter chainstays and a more upright seat-tube. The Sync'r / Pro also has a max fork rating of 140mm.

    Wish DB was doing the 2016 Hook in black. I guess the 2016 only comes in Orange/blue. Could be wrong about the color, but DB is not listing any other colorways!

    BTW; I really like your Hook!
    I was referring to the series of bikes (hook, line, sync'r), forgot to mention it
    But yeah, almost the same, lol.
    I'm aware of the differences, but I once asked DB on their website about the strength aspect of the bikes, and if there was a difference between the models. He said no, so strength wise, which for me its the most important aspect, their are pretty much the same, so i'm all in for upgrading.

    Where did you get those max fork ratings? I think someone said in this forum, in DB's section, that the whole line didn't have a limit as far as fork travel goes. No idea where he got that info either.

    And yeah, the 2015s (like mine) were the only ones to use the Black/blue scheme. 2016s got it backwards with some hints of red, and this year they got that horrid combination you mentioned.

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    my go to bike for the past several years ... Transition TransAm V1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnomad View Post
    my go to bike for the past several years ... Transition TransAm V1.

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    Sweet ride. I'd flip that GD.

    Putting the pin in the front creates a tensile stress concentration where the hole is to lock. If you flip it, it's in compression.

    You really run the risk of snapping running it the way you are.

    Good luck!
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    l'oiseau, I had the GD on a FS and rr tire kept buzzing the cable. I haven't had any issues yet on the TransAm, but I will make sure to flip it. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnomad View Post
    l'oiseau, I had the GD on a FS and rr tire kept buzzing the cable. I haven't had any issues yet on the TransAm, but I will make sure to flip it. Thanks for the heads up.
    No problem. I know they now instruct you to install them with the cable facing backwards or they won't warranty them.

    Shouldn't be an issue on the TA. I have one on my Karate Monkey installed facing backwards and it works fine.
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    My Dartmoor Primal Plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablov View Post
    My Dartmoor Primal Plus.

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    Holy crap. Thats freaking gorgeous, love the color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablov View Post
    My Dartmoor Primal Plus.

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    That's just sexy...


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    When did they change up? I went by the this answer on their website ...

    Yes, The Gravitydropper Turbo an Classic can be run with the unit facing forward or backward, whichever you prefer. If you plan to run the unit facing backward, specify that when you order so that we will use the longer cable.

    Mine is a Turbo not a Turbo LP if that makes any difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnomad View Post
    When did they change up? I went by the this answer on their website ...

    Yes, The Gravitydropper Turbo an Classic can be run with the unit facing forward or backward, whichever you prefer. If you plan to run the unit facing backward, specify that when you order so that we will use the longer cable.

    Mine is a Turbo not a Turbo LP if that makes any difference.
    I see yours is not a LP. Mine is. I couldn't find anything on the website, but I read about them snapping off being assemble with the cable forward and noticed on my install sheet that came with the post that it said install the cable facing back or you will void the warranty (Only a year or 6 months depending on which post). I wouldn't worry about the warranty... just the fact the inner post might snap. Don't know if that is an issue anymore, but seems as though they said it will void the warranty, I kind of figured it might be. I've only read about the old ones breaking though, not the new LPs... might be installation, or design? Who knows? I think the LP and non-LP turbo are pretty similar though.
    Like a fart in a mitten...

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    gds look like one of the only reliable droppers on the market

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    My '15 Jamis Dragon 650b Pro
    + 150mm Xfusion Slant fork, Race Face Turbine Cinch crank, XT shifter and derailleur, Brooks C15 saddle. I've got a 50mm stem and 760mm bar on the way too.
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    I know I know it's sold as a Trail bike...
    Riding a Brooks saddle mounted to Reynolds 853

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