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    FC - In our quote "ALL mountain, 75/65", what does 75/65 mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfmtber View Post
    FC - In our quote "ALL mountain, 75/65", what does 75/65 mean?
    Seat angle/head angle secret code.
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    I would love a new bike. I just sold my old Trek Fuel EX8. So I just have the 29" hardtail now, which I love. I cannot decide between the Scott Spark 920/930 or Scott Genius 920/930. I am completely stuck between those two and until I figure that out, nothing will be happening. It's a bike stalemate if you will.

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    I bought a used Pivot Mach 5.5 frameset (from a nice chap here on MTBR) in 2017 but it won't be ready to ride until this weekend (I've been having a hell of a time getting the brakes to feel right after shortening the hose...) - does that count?
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    So who plans to get a new steed in 2018?-img_20180108_180112228-01.jpg

    Just got my new frame from YT. Gonna be nice to have a fresh bike for the year. I love this thing, it will interesting to see what their 2018 looks like at the end of the month....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    I want a short travel 29er that is light and efficient enough for xc racing but still slack enough to be fun. I'm shopping right now but no one makes this
    Norco Revolver. I'm looking at frame only since everything will switch over from my OG Ripley since I'm old school running "gasp" non-boost wheels! Or there's the Optic, which I believe the '18's are boost?(surely I will be corrected...). It is being compared to the Tallboy which is possibly what you're looking for. Check out the reviews for the '17's from Bike Bible on YouTube.
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    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    If anyone is interested. I have a 2015 Yeti sb6c frame size large in the classified..nonboost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    ok heres my candidates for a short travel 29er in no particular order

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    Trek Top Fuel
    Yeti SB4.5
    Pivot Mach 429
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    Giant Anthem
    Rocky Mountain Element
    Ibis Ripley
    Santa Cruz Tallboy
    ^^^^Hopefully you'll add something to the list after checking out Norco lineup I mentioned on one of your earlier posts!?!...
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Just got my new frame from YT. Gonna be nice to have a fresh bike for the year. I love this thing, it will interesting to see what their 2018 looks like at the end of the month....
    Hopefully a long travel 29er for YT too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Norco Revolver. I'm looking at frame only since everything will switch over from my OG Ripley since I'm old school running "gasp" non-boost wheels! Or there's the Optic, which I believe the '18's are boost?(surely I will be corrected...). It is being compared to the Tallboy which is possibly what you're looking for. Check out the reviews for the '17's from Bike Bible on YouTube.
    thanks, I checked out the revolver and holy crap its a road bike with a 70.5 deg head angle. why do people still make bikes like this? why does a fun well handling bike have to be heavy and inefficient? anyways I added the optic and something to check out

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    Quote Originally Posted by prozach0215 View Post
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    Just got my new frame from YT. Gonna be nice to have a fresh bike for the year. I love this thing, it will interesting to see what their 2018 looks like at the end of the month....
    Looks sick in black. Did you buy complete or just the frame? How did you buy just the frame if that is all you bought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliikane View Post
    Looks sick in black. Did you buy complete or just the frame? How did you buy just the frame if that is all you bought?
    Warranty/crash replacement kinda deal. I've had the original bike for almost three years.

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    I'm considering a Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 carbon in the S build. Also rode a Pivot Mach 429 Trail and Trek Fuel EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Seat angle/head angle secret code.
    Youíve got me curious. Can you share any other hints? 29er? Short medium or long travel? Iím guessing endurobro sled based in HA but I could be pleasantly surprised to find it more in the trail/am wheelhouse

    Whenís the embargo lifted?

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    Hey back rox. Tru that on the Rev hta but did you watch the Bike Bible or just on the Norco site? I like their candid reviews on bikes. They spoke highly on the base model Rev 9.3 and were conservative on the same Optic setup. Anyways not trying to steer you either way.
    As for my needs and riding style I would be putting my SID 120 fork on if I end up going with the Rev wether I get the frame or complete 9.3 and switch parts. Would be happy with setup especially reading others who have done same as well as this write up. Granted it's the 27.5 model here but same results switching from 100 to the 120 on the 29er in other articles I've followed:
    Norco Revolver 9.2 FS - Mountain Biking Australia magazine
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    Well, it was new bike day for me last Saturday. Found a really great deal on this 2017 Scott Spark 910. Can't wait to get it out on a proper ride.

    So who plans to get a new steed in 2018?-img_0099-small.jpg

    Now I'm all matchy matchy with the hardtail. LOL.

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    welp, I thought I was dead nuts on the 5.5 till I rode the 5+ with niner wheels. Build is in the 29 forum

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    Dem eBay impulse deals. Used but new to me. No electric moto bikes yet!

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    Picked up this bike last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    So no one is fessing up to an ebike huh? That's coo.
    Yeah, right after I decide I want to join Bradley....errrr.....Chelsea Manning on a bike ride. So never!!!
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    New LT
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    I love the color on those LTs
    Here is my (almost) finished "LT"

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    Longshocking it with no issues. Just put a carbon SC bar on there last night with a new 50mm stem, and wow going from 35mm to 50mm is a very noticeable difference. Zee brakes and aggressor rear tire arriving in the mail tonight!!

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    I'm planning on it. Right now it's between the Transition Smuggler, or Orbea Rallon. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like any one in the bay area has a Rallon to demo, so my choice might be easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakoniac View Post
    I'm planning on it. Right now it's between the Transition Smuggler, or Orbea Rallon. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like any one in the bay area has a Rallon to demo, so my choice might be easy.
    I heard that frame up bikes in Walnut Creek/Concord is waiting for a Rallon demo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakoniac View Post
    I'm planning on it. Right now it's between the Transition Smuggler, or Orbea Rallon. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like any one in the bay area has a Rallon to demo, so my choice might be easy.
    I believe BKXC is in Vallejo and his main bike is a Rallon now. You might need to join him on Patreon group ride or something, but he seems like a cool guy that would like to ride the bike. I think Orbeo sponsoring him.

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    I think its a demo

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post
    I believe BKXC is in Vallejo and his main bike is a Rallon now. You might need to join him on Patreon group ride or something, but he seems like a cool guy that would like to ride the bike. I think Orbeo sponsoring him.
    You are correct. He has a bike on loan from Orbea, and will soon be getting another one for full time use. I asked if he knew of any bay area demos, since he's in communication with Orbea, but he did not.

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    I just got my new steed a few months ago....loaded up pivot switchblade plus bike. Very happy with it, a ton of fun, much more capable than I am!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakoniac View Post
    You are correct. He has a bike on loan from Orbea, and will soon be getting another one for full time use. I asked if he knew of any bay area demos, since he's in communication with Orbea, but he did not.
    I think Breakaway Bikes in Santa Rosa has one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast4aSlowGuy View Post
    I think Breakaway Bikes in Santa Rosa has one.
    Thiss^^^. Confirmed. They have a Large demo in shop.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOG View Post
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    How you liking it? Thinking that bike might be in my future...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbtsc View Post
    Well, it was new bike day for me last Saturday. Found a really great deal on this 2017 Scott Spark 910. Can't wait to get it out on a proper ride.

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    Now I'm all matchy matchy with the hardtail. LOL.

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    Very nice! Nice matching pair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOG View Post
    New LT
    Nice! Love the color.

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    So who plans to get a new steed in 2018?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonunlimited View Post
    How you liking it? Thinking that bike might be in my future...
    Game changer! I had the 1st HT and the LT is even better. Running a 160 up front and feel I'm in the sweet spot descending without compromising climbing. I've only logged a couple of rides but the fun factor has gone up ten fold. Just trying to get the rear shock dialed but the best move I've made - so fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Thiss^^^. Confirmed. They have a Large demo in shop.
    That is excellent info, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOG View Post
    Game changer! I had the 1st HT and the LT is even better. Running a 160 up front and feel I'm in the sweet spot descending without compromising climbing. I've only logged a couple of rides but the fun factor has gone up ten fold. Just trying to get the rear shock dialed but the best move I've made - so fun!

    Awesome, thanks for the intel.

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    Kevin's shop is fantastic and he has a great crew. I bought my Rocky Mountain Slayer from Breakaway Bikes so I highly recommend his shop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fast4aSlowGuy View Post
    I think Breakaway Bikes in Santa Rosa has one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    ok heres my candidates for a short travel 29er in no particular order

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    Yeti SB4.5
    Pivot Mach 429
    Kona Hei Hei
    Giant Anthem
    Rocky Mountain Element
    Ibis Ripley
    Santa Cruz Tallboy
    MEEEE! This is my list as well, plus a RM Thunderbolt, Niner Jet 9... I'm wanting a ride for XTERRA triathlons, endurance XC races, and mostly general fun. I *think* I have it down to either a Spark or Thunderbolt...
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    I just got a Banshee Prime...Orange and Lime!

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    Iím ready for a new bike that fits me...got my eye on an Intense Recluse, or a SC Bronson.

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    Just picked up a 2018 Intense Tracer frame to build up for a Whistler trip this Summer...
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    Not an mtb but I got a Canyon Inflite last week.

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    Built up a custom Hightower LT for 2018. Came off a 2015 N3. Looking forward to getting back on a 29er from my old Transition Bandit Two-Nine (aluminum) that I really enjoyed...was a fast bike for its year...well balanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griz View Post
    Iím ready for a new bike that fits me...got my eye on an Intense Recluse, or a SC Bronson.
    Make sure you think about your normal terrain and demo demo demo. I have a Ď16 Bronson and find it a bit dull in Annadel, it really wants some speed and to be pushed.

    On the flip side I rode UC a week ago and the bike just sung there.

    I really think Iíd benefit from a short travel bike like a yeti 4.5 or a tall boy for Annadel

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    29er. February 22. There is a 27.5 version as well. #embargo but it may be the best package I've ever seen. And I've seen some packages.
    FC can you hint at the front/rear travel? Iím sure whoever is embargoing would be pleased that at least one person is curious enough to not buy until they see what this bike is. I was considering the spot mayhem specifically for the steep seat slack head combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dpca10 View Post
    FC can you hint at the front/rear travel? Iím sure whoever is embargoing would be pleased that at least one person is curious enough to not buy until they see what this bike is. I was considering the spot mayhem specifically for the steep seat slack head combo.
    It's not a secret anymore, it's the new YT Capra. You can read about his thoughts at 2018 YT Capra first ride impressions - Mtbr.com

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    I wasn't planning on it. But I'm starting to get an itch to replace my "cross commuter" and my FS bike with a single hardtail, maybe something like a Pine Mountain 1 or a Karate Monkey

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    Currently in the market for a sub $2k XC bike in 29" to mess around at races on. Ideally carbon and no older than 2015. For this price range it likely means HT which is fine.

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    Just built up a Tallboy and super stoked to ride this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovian View Post
    Just built up a Tallboy and super stoked to ride this weekend.
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    Very nice! Congrats!

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    If I can sell my 2013 firebird and 2014 Jedi for over $1000 each, it will be new bike for me. Looking at:

    Yt Capra 27.5 (although availablity may be an issue)
    Pivot Firebird
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    Pulled the trigger last week on a Vitamin P Ibis Ripley. 1 ride under the belt already. Doing a couple minor tweaks to it and getting her dialed in before I start abusing her. TONC is a wonderful group of people by the way. 3rd bike I have purchased from them in the last 18 years. Will keep going back.
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