6 6 #300
riding a xxl santa cruz tallboy ltc
got to ride s-works camber today ^^
man was it nice!!
only bug-bare was the internally routed dropper seat post... it was a little finicky i.e. kept slipping down.
Tried the alloy stump jumper & it was way behind the s-works camber.
Wanted to try a camber evo, but they didn't have one in their test line up.
If I win lotto tonight I'll be getting the s-works for sure
6ft 1in 265ish, 2014 Fugi 1.7 (21in M/L). First ride was today, 17.2mi.
I'm on a Canfield Bros. Nimble 9 gen. 2 single speed.
Frame: Nimble 9 X-Large PNW Green
Fork:Whiskey No. 9 carbon, 15mm Maxle
Headset: CaneCreek 110 Series
Crank: Truvativ AKA
Pedals: Time ATAC Carbon
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GPX for now, looking at a replacement soon
Chainring: HBC Spiderless 32T
Cog: SingleWorks, Surly, Chris King from 17T to 21T
Chain: KMC Z610HX
Brakes: Hope EVO M4 front, EVO X2 rear
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Seat: Specialized Gel Avatar
Seatpost Clamp: Chromag Quick Release
Stem: Thomson X4 80mm for now, change as needed
Handlebar: Crank Bros. Cobalt 1 XC Bar 700mm
Wheels: Hope Pro 2 front, Chris King SS laced to MTx33 rims
Last edited by Nubster; 02-27-2014 at 09:00 AM.
Re: clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
6'1 and 280lbs here, I just purchased a 21" framed Specialized Hardrock Sport Disk 29 and I'm very pleased :-)
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Scott Spark 29er carbon
Cannondale f29 carbon 3
On one inbred SS 29er
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108kg & shrinking... Make 102.5kg & I get to hop on my Kona process 134... guess that would make me a mini Clyde?
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to err is human... to face plant is frickin hilarious!!
6' 4" 225# +/- 5#
Primary bike is an 2013 XL Hammerhead Thumper 29'r Stan's Flow wheels, Fox 34mm x 140 forks, 2x10 XT, Magura MT2 brakes. I'm loving this bike the more I ride it.
Previous bike is an 2013 XL Mach 429 carbon. I cracked the frame on a 2011 aluminum version and had to ride the SS (below) for months waiting for warranty. I rode the carbon version for about a month before I got the Thumper built up. I like the Thumper MUCH better so I haven't ridden the 429 much. I got a set of 34mm forks to try to bring the 429 up to the level of the Thumper but haven't reduced the travel and installed it yet. I will probably end up selling this bike if it doesn't work better with the fork installed. Currently built with Hope M4 brakes, 2x10 XT drive train, I9 wheels with Flow rims, WTB, Ergon, etc. Sweet bike but it doesn't work as well for me as the Thumper.
Single speed is a 2012 XL Kona Unit. Added Stan's Flow wheels with solid axles because I was flexing the OEM wheels into the frame/forks when I stood up and mashed. Put a Reba fork (80mm travel) on when I couldn't take the jarring in my hands of high speed down hills. Magura MT2 brakes, WTB saddle, Ergon grips, etc to match other bikes. I got this bike so I could get a workout riding with my wife. It didn't work that way since I had to keep my speed up to match the gearing. I'm liking the SS better every time I ride it.
5'10" and 230 lbs. Just got a 29er two weeks ago as a second bike; '13 GT Karakoram 3.0. I've put two rides in it so far and I'm very impressed with it. I've replaced the seat and pedals on it already since the stock GT stuff was uncomfortable, and it will be getting a new fork soon to replace the pogo XCM.
Sette Razzo X7 - 21" frame
2012 Trek Mamba 21"
3x9 to 1x9
Dropper seat post
Wider renthal bars
2.2 Kenda tires
Higher angled stem
What setup did you go with to go 1x9?
Originally Posted by Coop919
Race face narrow wide single chain ring. Changed from a 9 speed chain up to a 10. Added a chain guide because I don't have a clutch derailleur.
Originally Posted by Scrappy jr.
I just built up a rigid, single speed 29er.
2011 Felt Z5
2012 Felt Nine Race
2013 Felt Edict Nine
Re: clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
2014 Trek X Caliber 7. Completely stock right now.
19.5" frame. I'm 6'1, currently 225#
I'm 6'8", 300lbs.
Bike: 2011 Trek Cobia
Current State (crappy Pic):
Current state in the above photo:
Wheels: Sun Ringle MTX 33 Rims With Hope pro 2 evo hubs, 36h, sapim triple butted spoked,
Tires: Bontrager FR3 Front, Bontrager 29 Front OEM moved to rear
Cassette: Shimano HG61 29er. 12-36T
Bars: Race Face Evolve XC 710mm width, 25.4 Clamp
Brakes: Same crappy Promax as stock, front rotor upgraded to 203mm.
Pedal: Wellgo Platform (the cheaper ones, not magnesium)
The wheels where a huge improvement in stiffness. Less side to side flex, especially in the front. No more pinch flats, especially with the volume increase in the rear. Quite tight between the rear derailleur and tire though.
I thought that was a major change, but 2014 is going to be the year I really frankenstein this beast.
Planned Upgrades, Parts in Hand, on bike, and on order:
Front Axle: 9mm thru axle, Dt Swiss RWS
Stem: Race Face Respond 60mm, 10 degree Rise
Bars: Race Face Respond 740mm, 31.8 clamp, 1.5" rise
Seatpost: Thomson Elite Setback
Seatpost Collar: Thomson
Seat: Bontrager SSR
Brakes: Shimano Saint
Rotors: Dual Shimano Icetech 203mm
Crank: Race Face Turbine 3x9
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT direct mount with Adapter (tire clearance)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Left Shifter: Shimano Saint 3 Speed SL810 (got this for $35!)
Right Shifter: Shimano XT 9 speed
Looking forward to this build. My brakes have been scary for a long time. I chew through pads, they are noisy as hell, and they prevent me from going fast because I can't ever stop how I want to. So I went balls out on the brakes.
I have been looking forward to a thomson for a while, disappointed that with the new seat it really doesn't set me back any further than my 12mm setback ssr post that was bent. However, I feel I can comfortably sit back further on the saddle. Haven't test ridden it yet. Have mostly everything, waiting for a few items to come in and I will build it up.
Looking at tires too. The bontragers have good grip, but weak sidewalls. I don't air down or run tubeless because of my weight, but I do ride places where sidewall tears are possible. I have done it before 3 miles into a 6 mile trail. Walking back always sucks. Looking at the X-King, Trail King, and some Maxxiss models. Need big volume and super tough sidewalls while having lowish rolling resistance and good pavement behavior.
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