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    Well I did it!

    The f29 1 Wins!! I rode it today and What a Nice ride! Rode 3 others today and this thing KICKS!! Climbs like a monkey, Its really fast and I LIKE IT ! At $1699 couldn't let it stay there another night! Oh yea, the shop also threw a $100 gift card! A no brainer i believe! Really excited about it all! Going to get the rest of my new gear in the morning and try it out!

    Thanks for all the help!
    Bill
    Will post some Pics later!

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    Congratulations Bill! Welcome to the club! Don't forget to register your bike with your warranty card, very important!

    Be sure to post some photos
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Scan or take photos of your reciepts too. Congrats.

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    Here is a pic of the me and my new girl!Well I did it!-img-20140131-00059.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishboy316 View Post
    Here is a pic of the me and my new girl!Click image for larger version. 

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    Very Nice! White gives a nice clean look. Enjoy. Thanks for sharing Bill.

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    I would assume an Alloy 1 for the price you mentioned. If it is a Carbon you got a serious deal on it then. Looks nice and I hope you enjoy it. I am enjoying the hell out of my '12 Flash Carbon 3!!
    '12 Flash 29r C3 with a few mods
    '10 Synapse 5 Carbon with a few mods as well..

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    Yea its alloy and thats even a good deal! I did let my daughter talk me into buying clipless pedals! Already busted my A$$ once!LOL Need to take it back to get adjustments done. Shifted the chain off of it and need the brakes adjusted. Thats why I bought from LBS!

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    What pedals did you get? I can't tell from the pic. If Shimano or similar you can adjust the tension on them to be light so you can get out easier until you become used to them.
    '12 Flash 29r C3 with a few mods
    '10 Synapse 5 Carbon with a few mods as well..

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    Wait with the clipless till you get comfortable riding.
    You can use the plastic "demo" pedals that comes with the bike for many many rides.
    Once you are ready, get the Crankbrothers eggbeaters...

    Oh.. And before leaving the shop, you may want to ask them to set up your tires to be tubeless.
    Flash29C2
    Scalpel 29C1
    Niner One9 SingleSpeed RDO fork
    Supersix Evo 1 Hi Mod D/A

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    I Got Shimano. My Daughter an I were practicing with them tonight. I swear she talked me into it to kill me!LOL Didn't get any plastics with it. I talked to the mechanic at lbs and he said about $40 a wheel to go tubless. with x9 group not much else to be done.

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    I'm curious to hear what you need for $80 to go tubeless? Did the LBS elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheapTrek View Post
    I'm curious to hear what you need for $80 to go tubeless? Did the LBS elaborate?
    Yeah, that sounds really expensive imo.
    '12 Flash 29r C3 with a few mods
    '10 Synapse 5 Carbon with a few mods as well..

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    Those rims are tubeless ready, you just need a bit of tubless tape which might even come with the rims as it came with Crest wheels on my Trigger and 150-200ml of liquid latex sealant.

    P.S. I'm curious how much does the bike weigh.

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    Don't forget the tubeless valves.
    "We will call you Cygnus, the god of balance you shall be."

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    Well I did it!

    Congrats on a sweet ride mate


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    Thanks Brockwan. I took it in the woods today for the first time today! Got her dirty and fell on my A$$ on several occasions. Saw my bike from many different angles I didn't need to see it from!(like underneath!)lol Was fun though! This bike is fast! I got a long way to go! Still real muddy around here so traction was poor at best. Was a small local trail but half killed me! I did get better with my clipless setup though. I will be feeling this ride for a few days!

    Marin we weighed it before I left the shop it was 24.3 LBS! Now I am trying to post a couple pics, we will see how that goes!
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    Congratulations on your new bike, you must be stoked
    I test rode that model, and was super impressed

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    Congrats on the bike.
    I'm tempted as well.
    It's about 1300 now in Europe which seems like a pretty good price, but I'm afraid I wouldn't ride it as much since I already have Trigger 1.

    Maybe, it would be better to spend a bit to make Trigger 1 lighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marin (CRO) View Post
    Congrats on the bike.
    I'm tempted as well.
    It's about 1300 now in Europe which seems like a pretty good price, but I'm afraid I wouldn't ride it as much since I already have Trigger 1.

    Maybe, it would be better to spend a bit to make Trigger 1 lighter
    I think thats what I would do! How much does the trigger weigh?

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    About 13.5kg with tubeless setup, so not that heavy.

    I already got some lighter tyres (Maxxis Crossmark, carbon seatpost) and I was planning to do a little parts swapping for marathon rides and general "regular" rides which don't require beefy tyres and dropper seatpost.

    So, I was planning to:
    Get carbon handlebars - 100-150gr
    Lighter tyres - 500gr (pair)
    Lighter chain (already have one) - 100gr
    Carbon seatpost with titanium bolts (have one) - 500gr
    Lighter saddle - 100gr
    1x10 setup perhaps (unsure yet) - 500gr
    Carbon crankset (such as Sram S2210) - 200gr

    That would lighten the bike significantly - to about 11.5kg which is pretty good and wouldn't cost that much since I already have half of that stuff.

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    Yea I would probably do the same if I liked the bike. Dropping 2kg would help a lot! thats only .5kg more than mine! Wth! You got half might as well.

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