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    Your welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing the frame built up as well as your thoughts on how it rides.

    I'd also like to compliment everyone else who have posted their Eriksen's. Great llooking bikes one and all!
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    I have posted a completed bike pic to the all mountain build thread also, but here is the completed bike with many more pictures at the previously linked KGS Bikes Flickr photostream.


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    That looks great dipan! Make sure you post up some ride reports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66 View Post
    This is my Eriksen frame number 242. In geared and single speed set up. I cant wait to get my second one. Black Sheep fork 490 ac and 47mm rake 20mm through axle.
    Hi nj,


    May I ask you if it is very difficult to convert a multi gear frame into a single speed like yours? Is yours a stock multi speed frame and what did you do to convert it into a SS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrap View Post
    Hi nj,


    May I ask you if it is very difficult to convert a multi gear frame into a single speed like yours? Is yours a stock multi speed frame and what did you do to convert it into a SS?
    No it was not hard to convert it was just time consuming for me. When I had Kent build the frame I had him build the Frame with an Eccentric Bottom Bracket. If you have a multi gear frame check out Paul components for a single speed frame tensioner. It seemed like i was always switching back and forth every weekend or so I just got tired of it. Plus I had a road bike that I hardly rode so I was able to sell that for the extra money.

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    Tom,

    Does it make sense to have a non Eriksen frame to be send back for him (Kent) to have a EBB added? (possible) or there is better aftermarket parts to convert into a SS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66 View Post
    She hits the scale right at 25lbs. It's truly built for a clyde.

    Hi Tom,

    Im just curious if you will ever sell your SS Eriksen you posted and upgrade for something else? If you do, let me know, I am looking for one similar setup like yours. How much does your build cost?

    DId you get the entire setup from Kent or you assemble it up parts by parts yourself?

    Sorry, it suppose to be a PM but I am too new here to be able to send one.

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    Does anyone know what is the best method to covert a multi speed frame into a SS. I have rule out using a tensional. I am thinking of a eno hub or a half chain link. Also wondering if Chris King has something similar like the eno hub as I need the color match.

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    aren't there any new Kent Eriksen frames. Maybe this thread just needs to resurected

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    Yeah, yeah make me feel bad. I have been sitting on my SS 29er since August. I will get out and take some pictures soon.

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    Okay we are waiting.

    Best, John

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    I'll have some pics in a couple months. I just put my deposit down on Friday. I had been thinking about buying for a while then saw two at a WORS race (Battle of Camrock) and another down here in IL at Palos the following weekend...figured it was meant to be. Have enjoyed reading the thread and checking out the pics, keep 'em comin'...

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    Glove, glad you decided on an eriksen!! Maybe we'll see you (Eriksen Cycles) at the WORS races this upcoming summer.
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    I usually hit the three in the series that are furthest south. I'll keep an eye out for you guys.

    Kent and Katie talked me into the 650B hardtail. Any of you guys running I9's? I was thinking of having them build me a set of wheels to match the ano.

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    I'm actually running chris kings, but I9's are really nice too. I9 has a lot of engagement points, which is great, but it also can have more drag when you coast. If I were you I'd build up some stan's arch 650b rims onto some kings!
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    I had actually thought of having Kent make me a set of the 355's with King hubs (also). I'm thinking I'd like to have a couple pair. I'm a little worried about access to 650B parts so I thought I'd have a back-up on hand. Does Stan's do the arch in that size? Any other insight? I still have time to make changes.

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    I wouldn't worry about the availability of parts. Schwalbe is making the racing ralph in 650B now I believe. I think the stans 355 is discontinued in 650B. But they have the arch which is comparable. I have 29er crest rims with king hubs and CX sapim ray spokes. Those spokes are crazy expensive but the lightest and strongest around.
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    I'll as Katie about a quote. She's working up a couple options for me. Thanks for the hint. Any other suggestions? I went with the FOX RLC and the King inset, Magura MT6 brakes and the rest is XX.

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    I love my fox, and king headset is the only way to go. I actually had a lot of problems with my xx (went through 4 rear derailleurs in one season) so I recently switched to shimano xtr/xt setup and loving it. Heard a lot of good things about those brakes though as well. I would steer clear of pressfit 30, known for creaking all the time. Threaded is what I will always run. I think on my next frame I will go with the tapered headtube.
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    Yeah, I've had problems with the creaking in the past. Anyway, I'm really anxious to see how it all turns out. I had been talking to Strong, and he seemed great too, but 5.5 months is a long time to wait. 8-10 weeks is going to be hard enough. I think I definitely made the right decision. If you have any more insight, let me know. I appreciate it.

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    By the way, what was the issue with the rear derailleur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glove650B View Post
    I'll have some pics in a couple months. I just put my deposit down on Friday. I had been thinking about buying for a while then saw two at a WORS race (Battle of Camrock) and another down here in IL at Palos the following weekend...figured it was meant to be. Have enjoyed reading the thread and checking out the pics, keep 'em comin'...
    Was the Eriksen at Palos ridden by a girl Glove? If so I know her. The bike looks great in person. Looking forward to seeing out there next season when the trails open again!
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    No, it was a guy named Don...nice guy. He was a big Eriksen fan. He was on a 650B that he said was his second Eriksen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glove650B View Post
    By the way, what was the issue with the rear derailleur?
    The XX RD issue is in the bottom pulley. I've had the same issue and am on my 3rd one this year. The problem is that the chain seems to fall off the gear and get wedged into the cage, forcing you to waste precious time to get off and pull it out. By the way, I may have been one of those Eriksens that you saw at Camrock. But there were I think 4 of us there that day. We have a team in Wisconsin with 8 or 9 Eriksen owners as slalomnorth had already pointed out. Come talk to us and show off your new ride this summer. We plan to make a presence at all of the WORS races and a few others this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glove650B View Post
    No, it was a guy named Don...nice guy. He was a big Eriksen fan. He was on a 650B that he said was his second Eriksen.
    Not sure if I have ever met Don. I'll have to keep my eye out for him next year. If you ever see a girl, Deanna on an Eriksen say hi. She is a really fun person to ride with.
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    I'll watch for her. I finished selecting parts with Katie yesterday. I ended up going with the Stan's/Chris King combo. They're telling me I may have it as soon as the end of January depending on parts availability. Now I wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by glove650B View Post
    I'll watch for her. I finished selecting parts with Katie yesterday. I ended up going with the Stan's/Chris King combo. They're telling me I may have it as soon as the end of January depending on parts availability. Now I wait...
    Good things come to those that wait. It's cool that you chose to get your Chris King stuff through them. I didn't get my entire bike from them but I did have them press in my CK headset. It makes it easier than taking it into a bike shop and having to hear about how you didn't buy from them.

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    That's a big part of the reason I figured I'd have them build the whole thing (avoiding the guys at the shop browbeating me about not buying the parts there and having them assemble it). Katie tells me they will ship it in a travel case if they do the entire build. I did go to the local bike shop to order an extra set of I9's to go with the new set-up. Gotta wait over a month for those too...

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    Dipan,

    Nice ride.

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    Eriksen Campy CX from Canada

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    Eriksen ď678Ē here. I figured Iíd chime in on my latest build. Iíd first like to thank Kent/Katie and the rest of the Eriksen team for what in my mind is industrial art at its absolute finest!!

    With that said, here's my nearly finished Eriksen Campy Record Cross. I donít race CX but wanted a mild trail bike that I could convert easily to road with a simple wheel change. The pictures show it being tested fitted for clearance(s) and proper fit as I only ordered the frame and needed to source the remaining parts here in Canada. Some of the parts include Mavic wheels, Rocket Ron tires, Ti water cages, and a ton on Extralite hardware incling nuts, bolts, canti studs, etc...The seat post height, stem length, etc... still need to be corrected. I've sent the fork out for custom paint work (matching Ti) and the (dare I say it?) Moots Ti RSL stem is in route. Kent used a 1.5Ē head tube and super beefy 1Ē chain stays. The current build weight w/o pedals is down to roughly 16.4/7449g (7300ish w/Campy Shamals). I am however having a tough time committing to the record 50/34 crank due to the larger 1Ē chain stays. The clearance between the chain stays/rings is minimal to say the least (see photo). Kent swears itís going to be fine and has even offered to re-dimple the frame if it really, really bothered me. However, to save the hassle of shipping it back to the States, Iím thinking of swapping it out for a crank with smaller chain rings, RegardlessÖ love the bike. Canít wait to ride it. Enjoy the pics.
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    Sorry it took so long...

    Well I forgot to take a picture of my build before I sold my wheels for the season. But I took one with my camera on my phone and had forgotten about it. Here she is #643. 29er SS only. Paragon Sliding Drops, 44mm Head Tube, the usual stuff.

    I must say I was super happy about the frame buying experience. I was pretty happy on my old frame (GF Superfly SS) and wanted a similar build to it. I really enjoyed the fact that it was pretty compliant vertically and stiff at the BB (but not overly so). Kent really spent quite some time getting the drawing/frame I was looking for. It took a while for each of us to understand where the other was getting the difference in measurements. I will say, Kent is really big on Front Center Distance. If you want him to make changes to HT angle, you have to talk him into lengthening the Front Center. He really stays locked in with the TT length (for which I am very glad, otherwise my frame would be a little long).

    I was happy we talked about the tubing selection as long as we did as well. I was never concerned with weight knowing it would be light enough, especially with my build. Kent went superlight on the TT and Seat stays to help get the compliance I was looking for. Same with the short Seat Tube. With more post exposed, the titanium can better work it's magic. The frame rides incredibly smooth, but provides a little more feedback than my Superfly which is good.

    The beefy areas were in the HT/DT/Chainstay selection. I chewed Kent's ear off for a little while about the 44mm HT deal. I felt like part of the reason the Superfly steered so well was the large junction between the TT/DT/HT area. I felt like these being joined together in that fashion really increased the stiffness without needing a tapered steerer. Kent actually went a little smaller on the DT than originally planned due to my like of the Superfly vs. S-Works BB stiffness I had talked to him about.

    Either way frame came out to 1650 grams/ 3.6lbs with seatpost collar before the Ti hardware was installed.

    Frame's geometry is pretty close to a 17.5 Superfly.

    16" ST c-t (so much extra room!)
    584mm ETT
    69.7deg HTA
    73.2deg STA
    435mm chainstay length (all the way forward)

    Any ways here is the build in the picture. Only thing changing for 2012 are the wheels, and I will probably build the exact same thing for this season

    Kent Eriksen 29er SS w/ Paragon Sliders coated by STB Coatings and Ti hardware
    Rock Shox SID WC QR15 or Niner Carbon Tapered Rigid
    Cane Creek 110 ZS Headset
    3T Team Stem 90mm x -17deg (HT could be a little shorter)
    3T Extendo LTD Bar 670mm width
    Formula R1 Brakes
    Ergon GS-1 Grips
    Shimano XTR M980-2 Crank w/ e.13 36t chainring
    Chris King Ceramic BB
    SRAM PC-890 Chain
    Eriksen Sweet Post
    Selle Italia SLR TT Saddle
    Chris King ISO SS Hubs
    Stan's No Tubes Crest Rims
    DT Swiss Supercomp Spokes and Alloy Nips
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph/S-Works Fast Trak Tires (honestly I run all kinds of tires)


    Sorry for the long winded write up, but I haven't given the bike enough love. I actually haven't ridden it more than 500 miles as of yet. I received it at the beginning of August, trained and raced it twice in XC races, and then put it away dirty. I have been on my Pugsley ever since. I was planning on ordering this bike in 2012, but another manufacturer kept having production delays. It was meant to be. I will add some proper pics when I get my new wheels built up. Especially some detail shots. Thanks for reading.
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    ia_ss157,

    Do you mind me asking how much your frame ended up costing? Somewhere around $3.5k?

    I am interested in having a frame made but don't know how it would work with me being in the UK.

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    When it was all said and done it would probably be somewhere around that price.
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    Price was $3750 for the frame with the upgrades to sliders and a 44mm head tube. Post was another $200. Another tip, send Kent your King Titanium water bottle cages and have them blasted to match the finish on the bike. They match perfectly and add a level of classiness. Moots stole my idea right after I got my bike! (and by stole, someone probably asked like I did and they decided to offer it right out of the box which makes perfect sense.)
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    We finally had a couple sunny days outside Chicago, so I snapped a couple pictures (before it gets dirty)...
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    A few more pics

    Here are a few more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by glove650B View Post
    Here are a few more...
    Are those Velocity Blunts?

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    That looks superb glove! Though I admit to having a soft spot for Ti frames with blue bling. Boy do I miss my old YBB.

    Of course until Palos is rideable it will be awhile until it gets dirty.
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    Yes, they are Blunts.

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    Thanks. Hopefully I'll be able to get out and get it dirty soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ia_ss157 View Post
    Another tip, send Kent your King Titanium water bottle cages and have them blasted to match the finish on the bike. They match perfectly and add a level of classiness.
    This is a good idea. I thought about it last year but didn't want to send my cages out in the middle of the season. Thanks for reminding me. I talked to Kent yesterday and he was pretty cool about doing it for me. I had thought if I ever get another Eriksen made, I might have him just weld the King Cages right to the frame. I saw a Blacksheep where that was done and it looked pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glove650B View Post
    Yes, they are Blunts.
    Great looking build. Why did you go with such a chunky rim on such a nice race rig? Lots of nice 650b rims out that are much lighter such as ZTR355's and Crests which are over a 100g's lighter per rim. Although not as light as the previously mentioned the Blunt SL and Pacenti rims are also much lighter than the standard Blunt and these all have better tubeless bead seats as well compared to the Blunts. Just some info. coming from a long time 650b rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DekerfTeamST View Post
    Great looking build. Why did you go with such a chunky rim on such a nice race rig? Lots of nice 650b rims out that are much lighter such as ZTR355's and Crests which are over a 100g's lighter per rim. Although not as light as the previously mentioned the Blunt SL and Pacenti rims are also much lighter than the standard Blunt and these all have better tubeless bead seats as well compared to the Blunts. Just some info. coming from a long time 650b rider.
    I agree with Randy here. Stan's rims are great for tubeless beadlocking. Do the 650b rims come in white, though? When are you going to get an Eriksen made? Kent would love to talk 650b with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious View Post
    I agree with Randy here. Stan's rims are great for tubeless beadlocking. Do the 650b rims come in white, though? When are you going to get an Eriksen made? Kent would love to talk 650b with you.
    I don't believe the Stan's rims are available in white for 650b. If white was the deciding factor then I would have went with the Velocity Blunt SL which is available in white, much lighter than the Blunt, and has the new P35 tubeless bead seat which Pacenti helped develop for the original P35 rim.

    I'd like to ride an Eriksen as they are probably one of the best Ti builds out there but it isn't happening at full price. If I did I'd be in the market for a full suspension to complement my hardtail for endurance racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DekerfTeamST View Post
    I don't believe the Stan's rims are available in white for 650b. If white was the deciding factor then I would have went with the Velocity Blunt SL which is available in white, much lighter than the Blunt, and has the new P35 tubeless bead seat which Pacenti helped develop for the original P35 rim.

    I'd like to ride an Eriksen as they are probably one of the best Ti builds out there but it isn't happening at full price. If I did I'd be in the market for a full suspension to complement my hardtail for endurance racing.

    well I better see that Titus do 20+ laps in Wausau. Meanwhile I'm shooting for 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious View Post
    well I better see that Titus do 20+ laps in Wausau. Meanwhile I'm shooting for 8
    I think 20+ is doable if we don't get another monsoon! Are you doing a duo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DekerfTeamST View Post
    I think 20+ is doable if we don't get another monsoon! Are you doing a duo?

    Yep, 24 hr duo. Hurricane Wausau was a bit much last year. Hoping that doesn't happen again, either.

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    WoW!...tough crowd. The rims pictured are actually Blunt SL's, but I have a set of ZTR355's laced to King hubs as well. Was worried about access to 650 wheels and wanted to have an extra set on hand. And no, there are no 650B Stans available in white...

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    Stan's

    these are set up to be run tubeless, but I have not removed the tubes they installed when they shipped them to me
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    With the 1 inch chain stays and what looks like an bigger than standard top tube, plus the 650 wheels that bike must scoot when you stand up and drop the hammer. I luv my KE ht 29er.

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    I made some changes to my Eriksen recently. More importantly, I washed it. Here's number 254:

    Dave

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    Complete Satisfaction.

    Kent built me a custom roadframe earlier this year, something a little bit different that could accommodate fenders full time and a dyno hub lighting system yet still be light and fast. Going back and forth with him and Katie was fun and very enlightening! His design, the welds, the quality, the RIDE...all marvelous.

    If you're at all like me, custom projects involve a fair bit of breath-holding and anxiety...but when they turn out like this it's so worthwhile!

    I recommend Kent Eriksen without hesitation.

    PS- KE's delivery time was nothing short of amazing either, it was 8 or 9 weeks from our first conversation to holding the finished frame. He 100% met his delivery target date.
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    Listen! SPAM: Eriksen 29er frame, Lefty and wheelset

    Kent Eriksen 29er frame, Lefty Carbon DLR fork and Stans Crest/Project321 Sapim CX-Ray wheelset for sale. Outstanding ride. Discount for package buy.

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    Frame # 805

    One of the first frames from their new welder, Brad (previously worked with moots (R & D, Welding)) Tapered, 1" chain stays, threaded bb, no BS. Will post a pic when built in around 2 months.

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    Looking good, can't wait to see it built.

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    Here's mine

    I travelled all the way from New Zealand to Steamboat Springs to collect her. I love everything about this bike.
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    ^^^ Nice

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    Wow!

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    i travelled all the way from new zealand to steamboat springs to collect her. I love everything about this bike.

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    Along with the Potts threads, this my favorite on mtbr.

    All beautiful bikes posted in the last 11 pages here. Works of art in a way...
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    New Eriksen HT 29

    There she blows. 29er HT xt/xtr Fox Float 29 120mm, Flow ex/ Chris king hubs (sometimes I like to pretend I can huck it).

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    Kent had a really stellar booth at the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Check out all of the photos and information on his latest titanium full suspension frame and a few other bikes he had on display.

    [2013 NAHBS] Kent Eriksen Cycles - Titanium Full Suspension Frame, 650B Lefty, Plus More

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    Someone please tell me that they have one of these full sus frames and that its crap! That way I won't have to sell the other Eriksen bike I have and my Blur LTc to fund one!

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    Here's my new 650B Kent built for me.
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    Love those 650B frames. The price, not so much.

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    I can't see any photos of the 650B / Kent.
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    Here's my new 650B Kent built for me.

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    Kent ERIKSEN frames

    Here is My Eriksen 650B.

    I can not figure it out, I use to be able to post photos, not anymore.

    Looks like the photo problem is fixed.
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    Ever since the forums went down awhile back, a large percentage of the pics from past threads disappeared. There was a notice at the top of the home page saying they were working on bringing back the lost pictures. The notice went away and the pics never came back. Drag.
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    I'd love to see more of this bike. Appears to work like the MX Divide by Moots. Drool.....Wonder how it rides compared to a Cinco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearguywb View Post
    Love those 650B frames. The price, not so much.
    My thoughts exactly.

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    I love the look of the Bingham frame. All Ti. No aluminum Ventana swing arm like on the Moots. I always wondered why to pay so much for a "ti" bike when half of it is aluminum. I'm looking for the very best f/s ti frame and I think I seriously just found it. Expensive, yes. But arent they all? Eriksen seems to have that home brew hand made feel. Guess thats what he wanted to achieve by leaving Moots? I love it.

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    cheese
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    29er frame with beefcake head tube and chainstays, sweetpost.
    enve am with dt240
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    xt crank and cassette, xtr everything else
    hope brakes and bb
    thomson stem and bars
    fox

    it's absolutely incredible and i wouldn't hesitate to buy another frame from those folks. pretty sure i need a fs 650b.
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    My Brad Bingham
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    Can someone tell me the different between the curved top tube vs the normal straight top tube that Kent makes? Is its a different ride quality or just the look?

    This is the curved one i am referencing:

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    Kent ERIKSEN frames

    I think it's just for esthetics. But call and talk to Kent he will give you the design benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choyhocheong View Post
    My Brad Bingham
    Beautiful. I'd love to see full build pictures along with ride report if you're still out there. Thanks.

    Regarding the curved tube. I asked about that myself. The fellow that answered the phone, Kyle (?) said it was a special request/one-off. He said they normally don't build or recommend the curved tube.

    At first I hated that swoopy look, but in the last year the Moots Rogue & the YBB 29er kinda grew on me. Still can't hang with their brace/triangle/strut thing on the smaller stock size YBBs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Ferris View Post
    Beautiful. I'd love to see full build pictures along with ride report if you're still out there. Thanks.

    Regarding the curved tube. I asked about that myself. The fellow that answered the phone, Kyle (?) said it was a special request/one-off. He said they normally don't build or recommend the curved tube.

    At first I hated that swoopy look, but in the last year the Moots Rogue & the YBB 29er kinda grew on me. Still can't hang with their brace/triangle/strut thing on the smaller stock size YBBs.
    Thanks for the info on the curved tube, thats interesting that it was a one off and not recommended. Maybe because it takes alot more time to get that curve correct which would cost more money and throw off production times? I love that look and im also not a huge fan of the super angled top tube like most bikes have now but hey if its the norm what can you do?

    PS - is that huge slope in the top tube for better riding position to crank uphill? I never understood why the new bikes make them like that.

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    Kent ERIKSEN frames

    I had Kent build my 650b that way for low stand over height.

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    Does anyone have any feedback about or experience with the Eriksen Brad Bingham design full suspension frame? Appreciate any insights. Cannot find any reviews or ride reports.

    Thanks for any information.

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    Would it be possible to provide any ride experience/report on your Bingham design frame. I am considering possibly ordering one and cannot seem to find any reviews.

    Would appreciate very much

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