clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
just wondering what the fellow clydes are riding this year, any upgrades or etc? lets see those 29ers....
I ride a Felt Nine Race.
Manitou Tower pro 120mm
XT derailleurs, Raceface crank and XTR shifters.
I'm 220 geared up.
My 29er is a 12 Trek/Gary Fisher Marlin. The only two upgrades it has are dmr v8 pedals and a g2 fox fork. I'm 290 with all my gear and the wheels have held up surprisingly well. I don't do huge jumps, mainly because there aren't many in the area. Most of the trails in the area only have small ramps that put you maybe 2-2.5 feet off the ground and you might travel 4-5 feet before landing. Still though, for a lower end bike to hold up to that much weight is rather impressive. i'm not really wanting to do much more to it. Just these things if I find them for sale, XT crank, probably bb7 brakes, maxxis ignitors and maybe a carbon handle bar. I might even leave the x4 derailleurs because the trails I usually take this bike to don't have much climbing.
I ride a karate monkey (think I removed the bashguard, put on a new chainring and swapped out the WI freewheel for a cheapy ACS since these pictures were taken).
LBS is currently working on building me a new set of Arch EX wheels (I found a really good deal on DT swiss 240 hubs that I couldn't pass up) and I'm trying to decide whether I want to get a waltworks fork or a carbon fiber fork next year.
225 lbs without gear.
XL Salsa El Mariachi. Built up from a new '08 frame.
They no longer cater to the very tall. This version has a seat tube length just shy of 24". There is 8.5" of post showing in the photos.
The latest version has a 21" ST, no good for me. I bend posts when a foot is sticking out of the frame.
Last year, just after getting a fork..........
I'm not that skilled, this rock was terrifying riding rigid.
Chainline of the 8 speed hub.
Niner RIP9. I upgraded to Stan's Flow EX rims, Nobby Nics, added my old dropper post, and Ergon grips, and other than that it's the stock XT build.
Sent from my Android - because Carrier Pigeons are slow!
-Origin 8 Scout frame
-Surly KM fork
-WTB Laserdisc Trail TCS wheelset
-Spec Purgatory Control tubeless tires, 2.2" rear and 2.4" front
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Should hit 3,500 miles total (work commutes, trail riding and urban assaults) this year and I ride all three typically once a week and sometimes more:
'09 Turner Sultan 3x9 geared (just got the 142x12 DW-link rear whooo) Reba Team 120mm fork w/ 20mm axle & King's/Stan's Flow's. Went in for a warranty fix and in transit back with a new paint job too (no pics until I get it back in axxion eheheh).
'09 Fuji Tahoe SL 3x9 geared with 90mm Reba SL fork and Stan's Crest wheelset (HD front and standard rear) still going strong after putting the most miles on it outta all of my rides (bought it used with a pea size downtube divot ~3" up from the BB)
'10 SIR 9 SS (34x16 at present) w/ rigid steel fork, Bontrager Duster wheelset (same width as Flows; using Bonty tubeless rim strips & valves which work great)
Just now switching to 29er. Building up a Tallboy AL right now. Hoping to be able to get a few miles on it before the new year, but the weather isn't cooperating and I'm still waiting on a few parts...
Well, I wasn't going with the idea of buying a 29er but I left with a Yeti SB95...and love it!
FYI: the wheel sets aren't really Clyde approved. I bent the front wheel in the first 10 miles of riding and nothing serious.
Salsa Spearfish 2
WTB Frequency i19 (tubeless 25psi)
Avid Elixr 5
About 240# geared up.
No problems yet.
2011 Cannondale Trail SL4
Upgraded everything on the bike - full SLX 10 speed, Rock Shox Recon Gold TK, DT Swiss wheels, Thomson stem post, Niner Flat Top bar.
Works great, 6' 250lbs
Looking at building up an Origin 8 Scout as a singlespeed for the flatter trails.
I am 260#'s and have put a couple hundred miles on a Trek Stache. It has held up very well so far.
I can never pass up a chance to post more pics of my XL Rip. XT, Arch, Reba
this might be the one bike I spent a large amount of money on... I have been trying to figure out if I am going 29er or not...
Originally Posted by friz
22" Monkey 1x9... i gotta tell ya, riding this thing full rigid with flats makes me feel like i'm 10 years old again, riding my bmx bike.
Fat guy rides a fat bike!
09 Stumpjumper with a Reba, Salsa Semi rims, Thomson seatpost, WTB Pure V seat, Eggbeaters, 180mm XT crankset and 700mm ODI handlebars.
I stopped breakin' spokes and nipples when I started building my own wheels and using brass nipples and DT spokes.
2012 Trek/GF Cobia (16" Frame, 230# rider)
Once I changed out to a shorter stem (60mm 0degree) and the Monkey Bar it felt much more natural. Coming from a 26" full squish.
270lbs geared up on southeast Michigan trails. 2011 spearfish with semis laced to hopes 36x4. The Marzocchi fork will go away soon in favor of a manitou tower pro.
Unbranded bikeisland 4130 frame (originally a khs Tucson) with mtx33s laced to hopes 32x3 front and 36x3 rear. Manitou tower pro fork that I still need the xxfirm spring for. Love this bike for how little money I have in it. Will get lighter wheels soon.
Ditto on the RIP 9. Best bike I've owned in my ~30 years of riding. Here she is with her older (yet smaller) sister. And the Stumpjumper is a damn good bike, 8 years and still going strong (granted I've replaced nearly every component) though it was time for an update.
I have 2. First, a 2012 KHS Aguila hardtail, and when I decided I wanted a FS, I added a 2012 Santa Cruz Tallboy LT.
2013 Rockhopper , with everything on 240....
love the ride , Its a tough bike consider it didnt blink till i finished my 13+mile ride and the fork was lockout , beat me to hell so rigid for will NEVER be in my radar for singletrack
How are you liking those wheels? what kind of mileage you got on them? I got the same ones from chainlove, just started riding MTB a couple weeks ago so not many miles on them but so far so good
Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer
Not too many miles yet on these, though I had a set of the same hubs on my full suspension that I just sold for over a year and liked them. A little slow on the engagement but otherwise fast rolling and not too loud. The rims seem really nice, very easy to mount my 2Bliss tires on them with a floor pump. Hoping to get more mileage after the holiday madness.
Originally Posted by cpfitness