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    SS Paradox?

    So does anyone have one?

    I'm looking to do a fun SS build, with a relaxed geometry 29'er that has short stays. Looking over the numbers on a Paradox and it seems perfect for what I want. Just curious if anyone has one?

    If you want to do a little bragging and post pics, I wouldn't mind!

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    We built this one up recently, Yess ETR-B tensioner worked out great. It's just begging to be ridden...
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    There's been some done with a Blackspire Stinger chainguide, mounted on the ISCG tabs.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Although I don't dispute that the Paradox would make a fine SS, I prefer mine geared as it truly is a badass AM bike and gears allow me to more enjoyably ride it that way. My SS is a Salsa El Mariachi, not slack though.

    Not a very good pic, but it was taken yesterday, about 9000' up the side of Mt Humphreys, Flagstaff, AZ.
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    Wait a little longer and you can get the Kona Honzo, which comes with sliders. 16.5 stays, 68 HA, and slightly longer TT lengths than the Paradox.

    But, I've run my Paradox with a 32-21 and it doesn't need a tensioner. 32-21 works as a magic gear. You'll just have to replace the chain more frequently, or run a really burly chain.

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