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    I have not tried the Crampon pedals, but they look good! Crazy expensive though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtre View Post
    I have not tried the Crampon pedals, but they look good! Crazy expensive though.
    but are sick. pricy yes, but nice pedals

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    When does the next set of frames come in, I need a large, any changes for 2016?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    Anyone get any sort of creak from their rear thru-axle? I am getting a noise that I can't figure out. All the bolts are tight. Cassette is tight. Hub bearings are tight. Crank bearings are tight.
    It creaks one way when I pedal hard, then creaks back when I brake hard. Something is moving a tiny bit but I can't isolate it.

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    The trick I do to find a creak is place your finger on both parts and try to recreate the creak. Touch every part connection and wiggle it back and forth until you feel a "tick". Common creaks are seats, BB's, headsets, pedals and anything left slightly loose. It helps to figure out if it happens when standing or seated, coasting or pedaling or braking. Good luck.
    Turns out the thru-axle was loosening up. Not sure how. It was pretty tight.

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    I've been in the market for a HT 29er for a while now, having given up my long travel AM 29er for an AM 27.5 bike. I'm looking for this bike to be a bit of an XC rig, with some AM blood. The N9 seems to tick those boxes for me... efficient but somewhat compliant, yet at home under someone who ultimately prefers descents.

    To that end, what do you guys *not* like about the N9? Why wouldn't this be the bike for me?

    I know I'll have to take some answers with a grain of salt, but there's no better place to find people who have ridden this bike.

    Thanks!

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    I love my Nimble 9; it definitely exemplifies all the characteristics you seek. I only have one complaint, but I've never seen it voiced here, so I'm assuming it's just me and my duck-footed riding style. That is, I have some problems with heel strike on the chainstays, which are pretty wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalmore View Post
    I love my Nimble 9; it definitely exemplifies all the characteristics you seek. I only have one complaint, but I've never seen it voiced here, so I'm assuming it's just me and my duck-footed riding style. That is, I have some problems with heel strike on the chainstays, which are pretty wide.
    Interesting. It's the first I've heard about this particular bike, but it seems like a consistent theme for some people. With the new crop of wide rear/boost type rear ends, it seems like a race to accommodate the widest tires, shortest cs, and the straightest chainline. At some point, the width is not going to work for some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalmore View Post
    I love my Nimble 9; it definitely exemplifies all the characteristics you seek. I only have one complaint, but I've never seen it voiced here, so I'm assuming it's just me and my duck-footed riding style. That is, I have some problems with heel strike on the chainstays, which are pretty wide.
    A few people had that issue with my previous AM bike (Lenz Lunchbox) and its 16.7" chainstays, but it wasn't an issue for me, either on flats or clipless. Definitely appreciate the feedback, though!

    I've seen at least one person call into question the quality of steel used. Can anyone (KVT included?) speak to that?

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    No fatigue issues here and haven't seen any posts in the almost 3 yrs v2 has been out. I would absolutely never get rid of this bike unless I became a paraplegic. From what you are saying you're looking for, this bike is it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    No fatigue issues here and haven't seen any posts in the almost 3 yrs v2 has been out. I would absolutely never get rid of this bike unless I became a paraplegic. From what you are saying you're looking for, this bike is it.
    I would still keep it, set in tin the corner to admire.
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    Thanks guys. Now for an update on availability....

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    Yes please...2016 Nimble 9..has it been done in raw yet??
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    22F, clear, and dry this morning.
    Damn is that thing shiny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Yes please...2016 Nimble 9..has it been done in raw yet??
    No, raw. A steel frame would rust right away with no coating. We either chrome the frame or ED black and then powder coat the frames.
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    Those of you that have been riding xl or large N9, would you be against 80mm bottom bracket? Been looking for this and haven't found much.. Tires ~170mm b2b are really nice on steel HT frames like this, 80mm bb seems like a solid way to gain a couple mm for these rubbers in short cs w/ 29"
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    Black and chrome are nice

    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    No, raw. A steel frame would rust right away with no coating. We either chrome the frame or ED black and then powder coat the frames.
    I should have said clear. Had a couple steel ht w/ raw look (clear so you can see the steel finish).
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    clear satin PC on a steelie would be sweet.

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    Want to see the new dropouts...what kind of rear axle on the 2016?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Want to see the new dropouts...what kind of rear axle on the 2016?
    Site says 12X142 TA


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    guessing its still the 142 spacing with a 135 axle

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    The rear hub spacing is still a 142 x 12 hub. The rear axle comes with the frame however if you replace it, it is a 135x12 axle because the dropouts are narrower than the Maxle spec. We didn't think 16mm thick dropouts were helping with anything other than adding weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    Site says 12X142 TA
    It doesn't say which kind of axle for 2016 though, think it used to be a 12x135mm TA.

    Maxle, shimano, or maybe it's a Canfield one??
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    The rear hub spacing is still a 142 x 12 hub. The rear axle comes with the frame however if you replace it, it is a 135x12 axle because the dropouts are narrower than the Maxle spec. We didn't think 16mm thick dropouts were helping with anything other than adding weight.
    Will this axle work?

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    The 2016 N9, uses our own axle that threads into the drive side dropout, then has a pinch clamp on the NDS dropout that locks the axle into place. We use this same set up on our Jedi, Riot, 2016 Balance, the 2015 N9 and the 2011-2013 The One. It is the lightest, most effective axle set up we have used. We also stock replacements for anyone in need of one of these axles.

    The Hadley, nor any other full bolt on thru axle won't work as it would require different dropouts to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robtre View Post
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    Why Purple and Turquoise ? Charlotte Hornets Colors. Love this bike so damn much!
    Nice build! How tall are you? I'm 6'2" and was on the fence between the XL and Large. Went with the XL. Seems like the bikes run short, but I have no real world experience.

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    By design its made to be snappy, therefore it is compact. I am 6'4", and the XL still feels a bit cramped compared to my older, more XC oriented bike fits. Bottom line is, this IS the best hardtail frame I have EVER ridden!!!
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    i'm 6'2", 34" inseam on an xl, 18/25 reach/stack, spot on fit for me. running a 50mm stem, 30"- 2"rise bars, straight post. i've been riding the gen2 v1 frame since the day they came out and i'm still impressed every day i ride it. i'm itching now to get a '16 balance and make it a snappy lil slalom 26er.

    i like the fact that the '16 n9's are now getting a round tt and stealth routing. thought about selling my '13 chrome and getting one of the new metal flakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    i'm 6'2", 34" inseam on an xl, 18/25 reach/stack, spot on fit for me. running a 50mm stem, 30"- 2"rise bars, straight post. i've been riding the gen2 v1 frame since the day they came out and i'm still impressed every day i ride it. i'm itching now to get a '16 balance and make it a snappy lil slalom 26er.

    i like the fact that the '16 n9's are now getting a round tt and stealth routing. thought about selling my '13 chrome and getting one of the new metal flakes
    Thanks for the reply. Perfect.

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    just saw pics of the green flake frame on the CB site and man that thing is tits. should i sell 13 chrome frame for this, maybe?

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    Converted my N9 from ridid SS to 6sp 140mm hardtail.

    First ride of this season:
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    i'm 6'2", 34" inseam on an xl, 18/25 reach/stack, spot on fit for me. running a 50mm stem, 30"- 2"rise bars, straight post. i've been riding the gen2 v1 frame since the day they came out and i'm still impressed every day i ride it. i'm itching now to get a '16 balance and make it a snappy lil slalom 26er.

    i like the fact that the '16 n9's are now getting a round tt and stealth routing. thought about selling my '13 chrome and getting one of the new metal flakes

    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    just saw pics of the green flake frame on the CB site and man that thing is tits. should i sell 13 chrome frame for this, maybe?
    Agreed on the finish...fyi dbl ✔ geometry...ST, reach, sizing shift from previous MY to 2016
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    Built the N9 back up with B+ to compliment the Riot. This is just a loaner wheelset (which the Scraper rim is a tad too wide), but these wheels change the way this bike rides. Sooo much fun!
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    Awesome. I'll be on that train soon. Just laced up my wheels last night. Next up, tension... Kind of therapeutic, this wheel building thing. The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-imageuploadedbytapatalk1458865485.190663.jpg

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    Nevermind
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    Best Hardtail Ever!

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    After a full year on my Nimble 9, ~1500 miles on a wide variety of terrain, the N9 is the best hardtail, and bike at that I have ever ridden! For the record I have had 11 different hardtails, and 2 FS bikes and my N9 is my baby! I have ridden PISGAH GNAR up, and downhill with huge smile on my face, I have ridden super-flowy flow trails, even dropped the seatpost and ridden pump tracks/ dirt jumps with it. I love this bike, I cannot imagine anything better! The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-fullsizerender.jpg
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    A word of caution, I've recently had to retire my Gen 1 N9 because of a crack at the weld of the head tube to the down tube-head tube gusset. I loved the frame when rode it for 2 years (it was hanging in my garage for the last 2 years til I built it up for a friend to try), but I'm a little disappointed the frame failed like this. I'm a 50 year old XC rider, had the frame built with a 100mm fork. I bunny-hop stuff but never do big drops or anything remotely radical. Canfield did ok and offered me a new frame for $500 (the new frame is sweet but a bit porky), but I'm still a bit uneasy with the idea of a $600 frame that's only expected to last 2 years, (less I imagine if you're free-riding the bike like it's designed for).

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    the fat don't bother me and it is made to handle things a lot differently than the 1st gen. once you get used to it bad memories will fade away, guaranteed. gen 1 was notorious for ht/dt failure. canfield did good on gen 2

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    I'm looking to sell my 2016 Nimble 9 Frame Large Green in the next few weeks. Some use marks on the frame though no dings or dents. Price is $500.00
    I have it listed with more information on the Classifieds page

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    Nimble Nine Boost Black Med. for sale with Sour Green Chris king head set.

    Quote Originally Posted by FatChanceTisale View Post
    I'm looking to sell my 2016 Nimble 9 Frame Large Green in the next few weeks. Some use marks on the frame though no dings or dents. Price is $500.00
    I have it listed with more information on the Classifieds page
    PM me if you want it, as new!! Frame only with head set.

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    If anyone one here has a large 2016 frame they want to sell, please let me know. Impossible to find right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    PM me if you want it, as new!! Frame only with head set.
    I have a large 2016 frame up for sale


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighguy29 View Post
    I have a large 2016 frame up for sale


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    The power of the internet! Thanks for responding. Can't wait to introduce this frame to Pisgah, assuming you haven't already done so.

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    Here is my N9.

    Made it a rigid SS with B+ to be completely opposite my Balance

    I have it for sale, but I dont really think Ill sell it. The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4325.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4324.jpg

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    Piecing together the last few parts to build up a new Nimble Nine, could use some advice on two things. First, what fork travel do most of you run? It will be a fox 34, I was going to go with 120 to give it some good separation from my other bike (Evil Wreckoning), but maybe 130? Also, is anyone running a 150mm dropper with success? Seattube short enough?

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    i ran 120 and 140. it depends on how you want and where you ride your bike. i like 140 cuz i like the geo and have places that have decent jumps and drops. i also am running a 150 dropper on an xl

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    Medium frame, 150mm DVO Diamond, 150mm 9point8 dropper.

    I think the frame rides better with more travel/slacker angles.

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    Hey guys, I am comparing the geo on this to my Honzo ST and seeing that the M Honzo is pretty equivalent to the L N9... Does that mean I should buy a L? I am 5'8" with 30" inseam. Any help would be good. Looking at possibly buying a 2018 or possibly a 2017 if there are any left on markdown when the 2018s come up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by machoburrito View Post
    Hey guys, I am comparing the geo on this to my Honzo ST and seeing that the M Honzo is pretty equivalent to the L N9... Does that mean I should buy a L? I am 5'8" with 30" inseam. Any help would be good. Looking at possibly buying a 2018 or possibly a 2017 if there are any left on markdown when the 2018s come up.
    I'm 5'8 and ride a large riot balance and epo and have ridden large nimble9 and love the fit


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    Quote Originally Posted by machoburrito View Post
    Hey guys, I am comparing the geo on this to my Honzo ST and seeing that the M Honzo is pretty equivalent to the L N9... Does that mean I should buy a L? I am 5'8" with 30" inseam. Any help would be good. Looking at possibly buying a 2018 or possibly a 2017 if there are any left on markdown when the 2018s come up.
    I am 5' 8.5" with about a 29-30" inseam too. My '17 N9 is a medium. A large would be too big for me. The added reach on the '17 helps stretch the frame out while maintaining a lower standover.

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    Thanks guys, looks like a medium should suffice. That's what I was thinking as I rarely fit on a large. It was just the geo charts threw me off
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    Quote Originally Posted by machoburrito View Post
    Thanks guys, looks like a medium should suffice. That's what I was thinking as I rarely fit on a large. It was just the geo charts threw me off
    Now the hard part... what color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    Now the hard part... what color?
    I've seen some colors I like, brown, green, purple and orange were my favorites... And chrome from the first edition. We will see what colors come up this year. Do you guys know if they are still offering 142x12 kits?


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    Maiden voyage tonight. Damn, this is a fun hardtail!

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    Just build this up for my brother. First ride is tomorrow. The chrome looks so awesomely fantastic The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4417.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4418.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4419.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4420.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4421.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand80 View Post
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    Damn that's pretty damn sexy. Now I need one in chrome


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    nice build! i would never sell my chrome, but the ocd in me wants to come at your hoses with a hedge trimmer. HEY BROS LET'S DO BLACK CHROME!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    nice build! i would never sell my chrome, but the ocd in me wants to come at your hoses with a hedge trimmer. HEY BROS LET'S DO BLACK CHROME!!!!!!!
    Haha. That made me laugh. The cables definitely need fixed up. Need to get an olive and pin to trim the brake hose. We moved these parts over from another bike.
    The Bros always keep it fresh with these rad colors for the N9


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    Well they made it in chrome again so I had to have one


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    nice build! i would never sell my chrome, but the ocd in me wants to come at your hoses with a hedge trimmer. HEY BROS LET'S DO BLACK CHROME!!!!!!!
    I prototyped one- It was horrible. Looked so bad in no time.
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    R Sully- post up a shot of that thing...
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    There is another N9 Proto out there-

    Headtube is gorgeous on it. But was 150g heavier than the 44mm.
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    This bike is too much fun. New bike day for me The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4512.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4505.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4506.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4503.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4509.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4510.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4511.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4514.jpgThe NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-img_4515.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    I prototyped one- It was horrible. Looked so bad in no time.
    chris, that's not what i want to hear. i do want to know if i'll ever be able to buy holographic decals? every time i see those decals change color it reminds me of the good ol 80's and my schwinn predator. now i'm thinking of gi joe's and thunder cats, damn you c2.

    news flash, black chrome or titanium or what ever you want to call it. do it in a bead blast, like my diety handlebars. i'd call it sinister bling. sure it might hold on to dirt a touch more, but cb buyers are obsessive (ocd) anyhow, they will be washing it all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand80 View Post
    This bike is too much fun. New bike day for me
    nice whip and hella burm

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    nice whip and hella burm
    Thanks meng. Glad you approve of my cable routing this time.


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    fishwrinkle approved

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    R Sully- post up a shot of that thing...
    Here you go Chris!!!!

    Fishwrinkle... hard to see in the pics but the black chrome has a funky look in areas and some areas always look dirty.. other than that it is bad azz with a 15.25" rear end!!!










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    what's weird is, i saw rsullivan's pics for a brief time displayed in his post. i now see how big a pita it would be to keep clean. 15.25" stays seems a little too short, but that's based on just one dimension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    what's weird is, i saw rsullivan's pics for a brief time displayed in his post. i now see how big a pita it would be to keep clean. 15.25" stays seems a little too short, but that's based on just one dimension.
    Yeah this was a proto to see how short they could take it and still achieve the desired goal... Made for a rough ride...LOL Never less.. Being the badass that Chris C is... he bombed this frame all the way down the King Kong trail!!!!

    It is amazing though.. I had a 2.4 Maxxis Ardent 29er tire in there slammed all the way forward at 15.25"

    If you click on the "pics" it takes you to them.. not sure why all of a sudden they dont show..

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    The stays on that thing- are 16.25-15.25 so I could test the 15.75" length with an SS.
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    king kong on a ht is INSANE! yeah i realized it was a proto, but 15.25 is crazy. hey chris could i get the artwork for the n9 so i can replicate them in hologram (personal use)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    king kong on a ht is INSANE! yeah i realized it was a proto, but 15.25 is crazy. hey chris could i get the artwork for the n9 so i can replicate them in hologram (personal use)?
    Email us- about the artwork. NP.
    15.25 wasn't the goal. Just that sliders use a 1" length for pulling the SS tight.
    I was looking to test how short can we can go and still feel good.
    Notice that everyone has down to about 16.25" as the shortest. hmmmmmm

    Although, 15.75" that week was awesome on flying Monkey and KK. But maybe only there.
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    anyone comment on the current frames run in 27.5+ config? What's the bb height with that setup, and how wide of a tire really fits?

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