• 03-07-2017
    Calvin650b
    Here is my newest and first mountain bike actually. Its a Jamis dragon pro 650b 27.5
  • 03-08-2017
    felix1776
    I'm so glad to have found this thread. After going to my LBS last weekend and looking at the price for new FS rigs, I'm pretty sure my next bike is going to be a AMHT. I've really been eyeing the Guerrilla Gravity Pedalhead. I'm surprised I haven't seen one posted here.
  • 03-10-2017
    stumpynerd
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    One bike to rule them all. Pedalhead.
  • 03-10-2017
    Calvin650b
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stumpynerd View Post
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    One bike to rule them all. Pedalhead.

    Badass bike man, how many mm you running in front ?? And tire width too if you don't mind. Just getting some ideas. I run 140mm on my dragon pro and I'm thinking of 2.4's instead of the stock 2.1's. thanks man
  • 03-10-2017
    stumpynerd
    Running 140mm pike, I9 Hubs laced with 40mm internal rims, 27.5, 3.0 width Specialized Purgatory tires. You can pick up pedalhead steel frame for about $900 bucks Made in Denver.

    65degree ha, super short stays. Stiff but supple. Climbs excellent and able to clean more things than my stumpy evo.
  • 03-10-2017
    stumpynerd
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gg5CV1GZKo

    Video of my pedalhead in action.
  • 03-10-2017
    Calvin650b
    Awesome man !! That is definitely a bike made for the mountain. I just picked up the Jamis dragon pro, the frame is a 853 Reynolds steel. Hoping to see what it can handle soon. I just gotta get rid of those 2.1 tires lol Heres a better pic of mine.

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  • 03-10-2017
    stumpynerd
    Check out the specialized 2.6 purgatories 27.5. Not sure if those would fit or not in your dragon frame/fork.
  • 03-10-2017
    Davidfs
    They probably won't fit if you need mud clearance, I've got a dragon pro as well, it's definitely built like a tank! I swapped the fork on mine for an x fusion slant though, I'm running 140mm of travel and enjoying the extra stiffness of the 34mm stanchions.
  • 03-10-2017
    Calvin650b
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Davidfs View Post
    They probably won't fit if you need mud clearance, I've got a dragon pro as well, it's definitely built like a tank! I swapped the fork on mine for an x fusion slant though, I'm running 140mm of travel and enjoying the extra stiffness of the 34mm stanchions.

    What tires are you running man ?? And how do you like your dragon pro ?!? I just got it about 2 weeks ago. Do you use the dragon as a more aggressive trail or more xc ? Thanks man
  • 03-10-2017
    Davidfs
    I'm running 2.25 Nobby Nick/ Racing Ralph that I got a for a steal, I'll be bumping up a size whenever they are worn out though.
    I ride mine pretty hard, it's my only mountain bike and I've taken it on multiple trails where my riding buddies say I need to bring a FS bike...
    I've had it almost a year now, and have several upgrades:
    1x conversion with Race Face Turbine Crank,
    X-Fusion fork (came with a Fox 32, looks like yours has a RS thigh?)
    KS Southpaw dropper remote
    ODI grips (much softer)
    Brooks Cadmium saddle
    50mm stem


  • 03-11-2017
    felix1776
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stumpynerd View Post
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    One bike to rule them all. Pedalhead.

    Awesome! I was really curious about how they climb. I need all the climbing help i can get. I love the look of those.

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  • 03-12-2017
    Calvin650b
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Davidfs View Post
    I'm running 2.25 Nobby Nick/ Racing Ralph that I got a for a steal, I'll be bumping up a size whenever they are worn out though.
    I ride mine pretty hard, it's my only mountain bike and I've taken it on multiple trails where my riding buddies say I need to bring a FS bike...
    I've had it almost a year now, and have several upgrades:
    1x conversion with Race Face Turbine Crank,
    X-Fusion fork (came with a Fox 32, looks like yours has a RS thigh?)
    KS Southpaw dropper remote
    ODI grips (much softer)
    Brooks Cadmium saddle
    50mm stem





    Nice man, I wish the picture worked :/ haha but how do you like that x fusion ??
  • 03-17-2017
    wickedmtb
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    Ragley Mmmbop.
    My rat rod, all mountain bike build up :)
    Rapidly becoming the funnest bike to ride in my stable...

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  • 03-17-2017
    targnik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wickedmtb View Post
    My rat rod, all mountain bike build up :)
    Rapidly becoming the funnest bike to ride in my stable...

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    How much does it weigh? (w/dual crown)

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  • 03-18-2017
    wickedmtb
    Not sure on weight.
    My scale is out of batteries, I will post up soon.
  • 03-19-2017
    thedrizzle




    Just finished building this rig up. She's a beast.

    Ragley piglet
    Manitou mattoc expert
    Xt 1x11 drivetrain (slx cranks)
    Hope / flow mk3 wheelset
    Hope tech e4 brakes
    Brand x dropper
  • 03-19-2017
    TugboatComplex
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wickedmtb View Post
    Not sure on weight.
    My scale is out of batteries, I will post up soon.

    Who cares what it weighs, bad ass bike!
  • 03-19-2017
    slipperyb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thedrizzle View Post




    Just finished building this rig up. She's a beast.

    Ragley piglet
    Manitou mattoc expert
    Xt 1x11 drivetrain (slx cranks)
    Hope / flow mk3 wheelset
    Hope tech e4 brakes
    Brand x dropper

    Looks good! Reminds me of raw finished frame, which I have always liked. How long have you have had that dropper? How do you like it?


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  • 03-19-2017
    TugboatComplex
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  • 03-19-2017
    VTSession
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    I just finished building my Chromag Surface and enough snow had melted so I could ride it today. This bike rips!
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  • 03-19-2017
    thedrizzle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by slipperyb View Post
    Looks good! Reminds me of raw finished frame, which I have always liked. How long have you have had that dropper? How do you like it?


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    Cheers mate. I have only had the bike complete for a week and a handful of rides, so it is hard to give a good review of the dropper. First impressions are good, quick action, comfortable lever, no sag (like my reverb) and looks very well made. My mate has had the same for a couple of months and hasn't had any issues. For less than half the price of other droppers i am happy with it.
  • 03-26-2017
    Helmetless
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    My TransAM Frankenstein

    Check out a short video of the specs here:
    https://youtu.be/R1ziFYJJtyk
  • 03-29-2017
    ameldorf
    Pieced this together recently.



    Frame: On-One Inbred
    Fork: 2010 Rockshox Revelation RLT 130mm w/ RCT3 damper and Bottomless Token
    Stem: Kore 0 degree 30mm
    Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
    Handlebar: Raceface 35mm Atlas
    Grips: Race Face Half Nelson
    Brakes: Shimano XT M8000
    Rotors: Shimano XT 160mm w/ Ice-Tech
    Shifter: Shimano XTR
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR w/ 1up RAD Derailleur Cage
    Cassette: Shimano XT w/ 1up 42t/16t cogs
    Crank: Shimano XTR w/ 1up 32t ring
    Chain Guard: MRP Mini G4 BB Mount
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR BB93
    Pedals: Shimano XT clipless
    Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
    Seatpost: KS Lev
    Wheels: Azonic Outlaws
    QR Skewers: KCNC Titanium
    Tires: Maxxis Crossmark w/ Stan's No Tubes
  • 03-29-2017
    Helmetless
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ameldorf View Post
    Pieced this together recently.



    Frame: On-One Inbred
    Fork: 2010 Rockshox Revelation RLT 130mm w/ RCT3 damper and Bottomless Token
    Stem: Kore 0 degree 30mm
    Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
    Handlebar: Raceface 35mm Atlas
    Grips: Race Face Half Nelson
    Brakes: Shimano XT M8000
    Rotors: Shimano XT 160mm w/ Ice-Tech
    Shifter: Shimano XTR
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR w/ 1up RAD Derailleur Cage
    Cassette: Shimano XT w/ 1up 42t/16t cogs
    Crank: Shimano XTR w/ 1up 32t ring
    Chain Guard: MRP Mini G4 BB Mount
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR BB93
    Pedals: Shimano XT clipless
    Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
    Seatpost: KS Lev
    Wheels: Azonic Outlaws
    QR Skewers: KCNC Titanium
    Tires: Maxxis Crossmark w/ Stan's No Tubes

    Looking good! It's weird to conceive one would miss seeing 26" wheels...

    Cheers!
  • 04-14-2017
    ice29
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    The last of the Taros
    Bought this 2015 Kona Taro 1.5 years ago - L size (182cm guy here), used 4 months, as new condition, 1/2 price (guy wanted to try AM hardtail, so bought cheap Taro, liked it and bought the new expensive Honzo afterwards) - I am a roadie/CX guy, never had MTB before so wanted to try one, something that should be fun, no fiddling with rear-suspension (loosing too much time with maintenance of other 4 bikes already)...
    After 1.5 years I enjoy riding this MTB more than the other bikes :) Take the road bike out into the mountains on nice sunny days now. Taro is real fun! Was into competitive road bike rides/races before, but going outdoor with the bike, not having to hold tempo and go full gas all the time and enjoying everything around is definitely more pleasure. Of course not so comfy as some F/S that I tried, but coming from road bikes I like stiffer back when climbing. It's also fun to hit trails here in Switzerland with a HT, cause 99% of the people ride some fancy expensive carbon F/S bike, so this one looks like an outsider :)

    Changed lots of stock components - handlebars to Kore red riser ones, stock stem to 60mm red FUNN stem, pedals to Reverse red flats, RD to 11spd XT, brakes to XT, crankset to 170mm XT with 30mm RF N/W chainring, cassette to 11-40 Sunrace, saddle to Fizik MTB, rear QR to DTswiss (pity it's not thru axle...)

    Next upgrades def. 11-46 in the back (lots of long climbs here), dropper seatpost (probably FOX Transfer, but the price...), new wheelset (these stock ones are heavy and can't go tubeless) and want to also buy a new fork. This stock 130mm Sektor Silver is OK - had it tuned up a little with different oil, now damps better then before - but want to go Pike/Yari/Fox34 instead when this one needs next service (can't do it myself and it's pretty expensive here in SUI) - just don't know which one and if I can maybe go 140mm, without compromising steep climbs...
  • 04-14-2017
    NordieBoy
    If the Taro was single speedable, I'd get one.
  • 04-16-2017
    lond
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    Hardcore fleet

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  • 04-18-2017
    stumpynerd
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    Another Granite shot of Pedalhead.
  • 04-20-2017
    sshapiro112
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    Steel is real
    Recently finished this build with the intentions of finding all things steep and gnarly in south western PA. I'm Running this '17 Nimble 9 with 35mm iw Spank Oozy rims (27.5) on Hope hubs with 2.8 in Specialized Butcher and Slaughter in the front and back respectively.

    Fork is a 15x100 X-fusion Trace Rl2 set @ 140mm
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  • 04-20-2017
    Collins
    @shapiro -- Make sure to get to Blue Knob. State forest side has phenomenal climbs/descents, rocks. Resort side has ~20 miles of rocky tech and tight stuff. Best trails west of Rothrock.
  • 04-22-2017
    Yalerider
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    2017 Diamondback Sync'r 130mm Rockshox Recon Solo Air, added fenders KS Eten dropper seatpost with Lefty lever.
  • 04-23-2017
    mbogosia
    Beautiful bike man!



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sshapiro112 View Post
    Recently finished this build with the intentions of finding all things steep and gnarly in south western PA. I'm Running this '17 Nimble 9 with 35mm iw Spank Oozy rims (27.5) on Hope hubs with 2.8 in Specialized Butcher and Slaughter in the front and back respectively.

    Fork is a 15x100 X-fusion Trace Rl2 set @ 140mm
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  • 04-24-2017
    loki0278
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  • 04-25-2017
    loki0278
    Well, don't ask me how to rotate this pic. It was taken normally