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    New AM hardtail candidate, Production Privee Shan.


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    Very cool looking, especially in the macaw color. Looks like another one to add to my spreadsheet of all mountain hardtails for future buys.

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    wow, that's a beautiful hardtail.

    It's all in the details; Chainstays are designed to flex vertically for a bit of compliance, dropout design looks solid, and the top tube gusset that connects to the seat tube... nice. Want one!

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    its glorious!

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    saw this earlier euro...... I want one, maybe even more than a trans am :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorTC View Post
    ...especially in the macaw color.
    Awesome. Nailed it. 'Tis a fine looking bike, indeed.
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    Oh. My. God.
    Awesome vid!
    Awesome bike, love the 917/ Le Mans tribute.

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    I saw this on pinkbike, definitely caught my eye. Any idea if it will be distributed in the US?

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    I want this bike! But, would have to give up getting a Banshee Rune V2 at cost ($585 w/out shock) to replace my current AM rig. Wish I could have both (the V2 and Shan), can only build one up. This rig actually is one of the only HT's out there that look apealing to me and can see myself riding something like this. Thanks for posting, dig it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    I want this bike! But, would have to give up getting a Banshee Rune V2 at cost ($585 w/out shock) to replace my current AM rig. Wish I could have both (the V2 and Shan), can only build one up. This rig actually is one of the only HT's out there that look apealing to me and can see myself riding something like this. Thanks for posting, dig it!
    Definitely, although it's shame the only stock color now looks so dreadful compared to the sweet red/white off PB or the Gulf racing inspired one from the vid.

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    good looking frame.

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    on PB it seemed like this bike was going to be a pretty steep price.

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    Price on the steep side for no-name steel. Quality of tubing makes a lot of difference for steel, IMHO. YMMV.

    Craftmanship is very nice, though. A nice frame overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shugarbear View Post
    on PB it seemed like this bike was going to be a pretty steep price.
    Quote Originally Posted by Warp View Post
    Price on the steep side for no-name steel. Quality of tubing makes a lot of difference for steel, IMHO. YMMV.

    Craftmanship is very nice, though. A nice frame overall.
    MSRP 649.00 , roughly $850

    In comparison, 2013 Transition TransAM is $650, and I imagine both are in the league of fit, finish, and tubing of an On-One 456 EVO that you can buy for under $300.

    But it's definitely the best looking 26er AMHT that I've seen, especially with the new limited edition colors available on their website. But if I'm spending over $800 on a 26er frame, it's definitely going to be a Chromag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    MSRP 649.00 , roughly $850

    In comparison, 2013 Transition TransAM is $650, and I imagine both are in the league of fit, finish, and tubing of an On-One 456 EVO that you can buy for under $300.

    But it's definitely the best looking 26er AMHT that I've seen, especially with the new limited edition colors available on their website. But if I'm spending over $800 on a 26er frame, it's definitely going to be a Chromag.

    i totally agree, i'd go chromag at that price. it does have nice lines, but the larger sizes look weird, the xl looks ridiculous

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    Nice bike!

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    This bike's replaceable dropouts are a nice selling feature over the Chromag. Those guys don't really seem to be on board with the one gear thing.

    I'd like a good look at it's tire clearance. You can fit a moto tire in a Stylus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    i totally agree, i'd go chromag at that price. it does have nice lines, but the larger sizes look weird, the xl looks ridiculous
    Which 26er XL doesn't look weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by bad news View Post
    This bike's replaceable dropouts are a nice selling feature over the Chromag. Those guys don't really seem to be on board with the one gear thing.

    I'd like a good look at it's tire clearance. You can fit a moto tire in a Stylus.
    Here's some clearance shots with Panaracer CG 2.35 tires.




    Chromag is offering now replaceable dropouts on the higher end frames right now, I know the next Surface 29er production run and Samurai 650B will be seeing them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Which 26er XL doesn't look weird?
    the shan looks extra ridiculous. they keep the same tt height from bb just lengthen the seat tube and the brace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    the shan looks extra ridiculous. they keep the same tt height from bb just lengthen the seat tube and the brace.
    That's how all XL hardtails should be made, on too many frames the top tube is somewhere in the sky, it positively dangerous. If you've never experienced a top tube straddle then I envy you, also, ride more rocky terrain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    That's how all XL hardtails should be made, on too many frames the top tube is somewhere in the sky, it positively dangerous. If you've never experienced a top tube straddle then I envy you, also, ride more rocky terrain!
    tope tube angle on an xl matching a small frame is a little excessive imho. i enjoy clearance but on the shan, it's a little extreme.

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    Any pics of the XL?

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    'can't see the side blocks clearance, but the lack of a sea tstay bridge suggests 650B might fit in there
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Any pics of the XL?
    couldnt find any. i did see a shot somewhere, just can't remember where

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