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    Paradox buid w/ modded Float 36 fork

    *I posted this on the 29er thread also*

    My first 29er build ... nailed it.
    After much research, I picked the Paradox because it's geometry is almost identical to my Nomad. I think this familiarity really helped me adjust to a 29" wheel.
    Finding a Paradox frame in large was proving to be almost impossible - sorry LBS, I couldn't wait any longer. Finally got one from BikeBling.
    This bike rips! Surprisingly nimble. I can loft the front end better than on my Nomad.


    Specs as of now:

    Fork: Modded Fox 36 Float ... so stiff.
    Drivetrain: 1x9 - 32t front / 11-36t cassette (I think I need a lower gear - not sure if I'll add a front derailleur or a 38t cog)
    Wheels: Flows on White Industries MI6 hubs

    Everything else from the parts bin.




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    Good to see. Been thinking about doing this. What's the travel set at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smelly View Post
    Good to see. Been thinking about doing this. What's the travel set at?
    I think it's reduced to approx 5".

    I ride w/ 30mm of sag ...that static photo makes the front end look way high. It's not so much when I'm on the bike.

    And to clarify, I didn't do this mod myself. Someone w/ experience and some nice tools did it for $200.

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    That's nutz!

    That fork looks awesome on your bike, but the thought of it is just crazy. Got any shots of the dremeled crown?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuLz View Post
    That fork looks awesome on your bike, but the thought of it is just crazy. Got any shots of the dremeled crown?
    Some crown pics here: Paradox Photo Album - Page 1 - Pinkbike.com

    I understand your misgivings. I did a lot of research first.
    Check out this thread: http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/mo...-a-563151.html

    $200 for the mod was cheaper than buying a new 29er fork.

    Plus I really need a 36mm stanchion & 20mm axle for what and how I ride.

    I love this fork. It's light for how burly it is.

    No regrets .... yet.

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    great job, I think about to do that too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuLz View Post
    Got any shots of the dremeled crown?




    Still going strong.
    With the stiffness of the 20mm axle and the 36mm stanchion, removing some of the crown hasn't been an issue.
    I'm 200+ lbs and riding this thing on some tough terrain. Even did a few 3' drops.

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