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    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback

    Considering the recent influx of people on this forum who are riding hammerhead thumpers, switchback unveil 9s and unveil 7s, I thought it would be nice for us all to have a place to post our pics / discussion / builds / favorite beers / etc.

    I'm excited to see and hear about all of your bikes!

    Post em up, I'll start with one pic and post my full build specs later.



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    Here's mine-

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    Large Thumper with Unveil 9 graphics in bright orange livery w/ Fox Float CTD Kashima coated
    Rockshox Revelation RCT3 Dual-Air @ 120mm travel
    Sun Ringle Charger Expert Wheelset
    2.2" Continental Trail King tires
    East Havoc Bars, 711mm
    ODI Ruffian Grips
    Easton Havoc Seatpost, 27.2mm w/ shim adapter
    50mm Sunline V1 Stem
    Juicy 7 brakes, 203/185
    10spd XT cassette, 11-36t
    X9 Type 2, medium cage rear der
    X9 ball bearing 10spd rear shifter
    RaceFace narrow wide, 32t
    KMC X10L chain
    Shimano SLX crankset, 175mm
    Shimano M530 trail pedals

    Sitting at 27.2lbs right now
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    Looks like you have the winning weight as far as I've seen! Nice!

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    Did it on a digital bathroom scale, but might run over to the shop to see how accurate that is. Feels pretty light though!

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    Haha that's a sweet build though. I'm waiting on my replacement wheels to come in before I post my build

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    Don't mean to be a nanny but wouldn't this have been better in the "Other Manufacturers" forum? Thats typically where similar "show your XXXX" manufacturer posts go.
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    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback

    Been on this forum for years and I didn't even know it existed. :-) Mods, feel free to move it over.

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    my thumper build

    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback-10382870_10203925179307680_2589714406150389633_n.jpgPost your Hammerhead / Switchback-10373524_10203925181907745_7838658568235743189_n.jpgPost your Hammerhead / Switchback-10373963_10203925179667689_6556121003281494745_n.jpgPost your Hammerhead / Switchback-10462913_10203925179427683_6566758247200770511_n.jpgPost your Hammerhead / Switchback-10501697_10203925180427708_8598166469602383583_n.jpg
    She's done!(except for the dropper post coming next week)
    •Hammerhead Thumper frame, 29" 130mm travel. Fox ctd kashima boost valve
    •Rockshox Revelation RCT3 fork 140mm
    •Spank Oozy wheel set
    •XT cranks,cassette,brakes
    •32t narrow/wide chainring
    •Zee shifter/rear mech
    •MRP direct mount chain guide
    •SDG Duster Ti saddle
    •Easton Haven lo rise bars 711mm
    •Spank Spoon 40mm stem
    •SLX trail pedals
    •Lizard skins PEATY grips
    •Alligator wind cutter 180mm rotors

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    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback

    Here's my Hammerhead Thumper (the Northern Most Hammerhead possibly). *Just
    finished it last week.
    -XL H/H frame and X-fusion Trace29 140 fork from Scott at Switchback Bikes
    -Stans Arch EX wheels w/ Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs
    -Continental Trail King tires
    -XT 2X10 Drive train
    -XT 180/160 Brakes w/ Ice Tech
    -Cockpit parts are all new take off's from chEap bay, figured I'd get
    better stuff after final fitting. *Unfortunately while the parts were still
    in the mail I blew out my knee snowmobiling. *So, the bike probably won't
    be fully tested this summer.

    Big thanks to Scott at Switchback Bikes for the good deal on the frame and
    fork and answering all my questions throughout the build.

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    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback-dscn9609.jpg

    Picked up this HH frame from WC, prior to Scott's involvement about a year and a half ago. Put it together almost immediately as a replacement for my 2008 RIP9. XT crankset and brakes, Ice Tech rotors, Stan's Arch Rims, Chris King Hubs, X0 twist shifters, X0 derailleurs, carbon handlebar, titanium seatpost, BBG bash, digital weight 27.4 lbs. Easy climber, exceptional on the downhill rocks, roots. Feels very stable, just point and shoot with confidence.

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    Forgot to add Ignitor 2.1 in rear, Wild Grip'R 2.1 in front and Fox Float Rev. 120mm.

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    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback

    This is awesome! Subbed! Great to see these builds popping up...


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    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback

    @AK170B

    Yep, you will the prize for the Northernmost Thumper!!


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    Here's my first in the UK Thumper, built just yesterday, so far only ridden on the street but can't wait to ride it properly. I am so impressed with the quality of this frame, it's top class in every department - I know it's going to be a ripper on the trails.

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    If you're really keen there's lots more photos here! : Hammerhead Thumper Photos by blueandwhiteblade | Photobucket

    Spec below. It weighs 13.3kg / 29.3 lb which is pretty good with a reverb and pikes. It will usually be around a kg (2.2 lb) heavier though with Flows and heavy duty tyres fitted.

    Shifter fitted in photos but no front mech yet as the one I had didn't work so I've got a narrow / wide chainring on until the new front mech arrives.

    Forks: RockShox Pike 140mm, 51mm offset, black
    Wheels: Stan ZTR Flow (or Crests as photo'd) on silver Hope Pro2 Evo hubs
    Brakes: Shimano XT
    Chainset: XTR M970 cranks with 22/36t chainrings and silver Hope bashring
    Headset and BB: Both Hope
    Gears: Shimano XT 2 x 10 with clutch mech
    seatpost: Reverb (with silver Hope post clamp)
    Stem: Thomson 50mm in silver
    Bars: Ragley wiser flat 740mm (black)
    Seat: SDG Bel-Air (all I've used for years)
    Tyres: Conti X-King Protection OR On-One Chunky Monkey / Schwalbe Hans Dampf
    Pedals: Shimano XTR SPDs

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    My THUMPER M-size build in AM version:

    Forks: FOX 34 Float 140mm,-
    Wheels: Velocity P35 rims on Hope Pro2 Evo hubs
    Tyres: ON-ONE Chunky Monkey 2.4 60mm tread
    42a/50a front compound 50a rear (tubeless)
    Brakes: SRAM X0 Trail 180/180 with Goodridge metal hose.
    Chainset: SRAM Stylo Cranks double 22-33 with Hope bash.
    Gears: SRAM X0 rear and X9 front with X0 shifters
    Seatpost: RS Reverb 125mm
    Stem: Truvativ AKA 50mm
    Bars: Race Face Atlas 760mm
    Seat: Fizik Thundra

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    (In photo with a Schwalbe Nobby 2.35 rear used only 3 times)
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    1 more photo, and somethings else:
    Headset: workscomponents angleset for 1° more open angle.

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    Whit this build I do almost everything here on Italy Alps where I live.
    Some photo in action:

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    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback-4.jpg

    Pike
    DHX RC4
    Stans Flow EX Hadley rear/X9 front
    Wolftooth front ring with locally sourced 42t cog.
    Super happy with it.
    Never weighed it.

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    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback

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    Whit this build I do almost everything here on Italy Alps where I live.
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    Chunk!

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    My Unveil7 Prototype in shakedown mode. Still need proper cable clips, tubeless setup and a few other odds and ends. Been too busy riding it too worry about the details.

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    Want :-(

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    Many nice builds shown here. I'm very close to pulling the trigger on one of the clear out Thumpers to replace my steel ht frame. Very hard to resist at that price

    Only thing holding me back is that I'm a bit worried about the barge factor. How would you describe the ride, is is purely point and shoot or does it in any way inspire to more active and playful riding as well?

    Any input on the actual ride quality would be much appreciated
    Cheers from Sweden
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    It's got 17.8" chainstays which typically on a 29er means a less than playful attitude. Stable? Yes. Great climber? Yes. Fast? Most definitely.

    I rode a classic steel hardtail 29er for years and I longed for playfulness. I had thought about going with a Honzo, Yelli-Screamy, Taro, Trans-AM or Carver 420. In the end, I either had to typical "choose two: inexpensive, light, or playful." I couldn't have it all. Not to mention I was getting beat up on SE Pennsylvania rocks.

    But ultimately I went with a 650b bike because I could not find a full-suspension 29er with chainstays short enough to be playful (and head tube angle slack enough) while still in my budget of under $2500 for a near complete build.
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    On switchbacks site it says 17.5 stays. Did you measure them and come up with something different?

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    I'm sorry maybe they are 17.5
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    Yeah its hard to find 29ers shorter than 17 in my experience. I find the thumper in between playful and barge ish, more on the playful side but I'm also 6'3" and 215# so I don't really have an issue throwing it around. That said I I'm really excited for the release of the 7.

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    Mmm, fast with a little bit of playfulness sounds really good actually. Just had a big strava fail on my ht tonight and need to buy mysef faster

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    . I find the thumper in between playful and barge ish, more on the playful side.
    I laughed when I read "playful and bargeish" but actually you're right because I love the way the Thumper can be easily launched over chunk or you can plow straight over stuff.

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    :-P

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    Thanks for the input above. Hope to return to this thread with pictures in a not too distant future :-)

    /johan

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    Haha watch out for Scott! He's a charmer ;-)

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    Haha watch out for Scott! He's a charmer ;-)

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    HHHHAAAA!!!

    I've been unplugged for the weekend....fun to jump back on and see updates

    Johan! So excited to get a Thumper in Sweden...and I think you take the title for Northernmost Thumper on the planet

    Anyone know how latitude coordinates compare between Sweden and Alaska? Maybe I should throw out a prize to the person won't the Northernmost Thumper on the planet?


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    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback

    Sorry....auto-correct mistake...."with" the Northernmost


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    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback

    29.7, not too shabby!


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    •Large Hammerhead Thumper frame, 29" 130mm travel. Fox ctd kashima boost valve
    •X-Fusion Trace Uni-crown fork 140mm
    •Flows laced to King (soon to be Hadley) rear hub and Hope front
    •STX cranks, XTcassette, XTbrakes
    •Answer Pro Taper bars
    •Thomson 50mm stem
    •DX pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    On switchbacks site it says 17.5 stays. Did you measure them and come up with something different?

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    I owned a Kona Honzo steel hardtail 29er with super short 415mm (approx 16.3 inch) chainstays. I loved the playfulness but ended up selling it as the short stays were too harsh and I really struggled with rear end grip in corners - also due to the short stays I believe. I changed to a Ragley BigWig - similar but with thinner and longer 444mm chainstays (identical length to the Thumper). Much more forgiving and I could ride this frame much faster - definitely lots more rear end grip in corners. Out of the the two, I'd take the slightly longer stays on the BIgWig. Just measured the stays on my Thumper - 444mm - if anything a tiny smidge under 17.5 inch.

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    Thumper in the Peaks

    I took my Thumper out to the Peak District in the UK over the weekend. The photos below don't do it justice but there's some incredibly steep, incredibly rocky sections out there - tricky riding and very tough on any bike.

    The Thumper blew me away. It climbed superbly with the back end just soaking everything up so I could just sit down and efficiently pedal away.

    Downhill - I've never experienced anything like it. So stable, so plush, yet somehow so accurate to steer and keep on line. I usually feel like I'm slightly out of control down these sections and getting pinged about by the rocks. On the Thumper I had so much confidence the bike would go exactly where I wanted and would just squash everything in it's path - I was looking further ahead, riding much more relaxed , going faster, and most importantly, absolutely loving it!! The pictures below really don't do the terrain justice - you'll have to believe me, it's steep, loose and rocky!


    I've also ridden it at a twisty, rooty trail centre at Sherwood Forest. Much, much more pedal efficient than I expected and the handling is just awesome. The lateral stiffness through the whole bike makes the steering so accurate and predictable. Not barge like at all - I wouldn't need this to turn any faster than it does. Loads of grip and feel from both ends too.

    If I'd paid the same £1800 ish ($3000 ish) on a new frame as a couple of my friends have with their Santa Cruz', if it turned up with the same high quality construction and finish as the Thumper and rode as well also, I would be extremely happy!

    Anyone considering options between a 27.5 or 29er - I competed in a UK Gravity enduro even in Wales the weekend before this. The bikes need to be fast downhill in all situations - including plenty of tight twisty stuff, some timed sections have a reasonable amount of pedaling involved also, and then you have an approx 40 minute climb back to the top of the hill for the next timed section down. A great all round test of a bike and rider. The top 3 riders in the Elite class were all on 29ers. Says a lot more to me than what the magazines and bike companies are wanting us all to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueandwhiteblade View Post
    I owned a Kona Honzo steel hardtail 29er with super short 415mm (approx 16.3 inch) chainstays. I loved the playfulness but ended up selling it as the short stays were too harsh and I really struggled with rear end grip in corners - also due to the short stays I believe. I changed to a Ragley BigWig - similar but with thinner and longer 444mm chainstays (identical length to the Thumper). Much more forgiving and I could ride this frame much faster - definitely lots more rear end grip in corners. Out of the the two, I'd take the slightly longer stays on the BIgWig. Just measured the stays on my Thumper - 444mm - if anything a tiny smidge under 17.5 inch.
    Interesting. I made the exact same observations (but in the opposite order). I ran a GT Peace 9r with "classic" geometry and then switched to another 29" steel HT with shorter chainstays (425 mm) and slacker HA (Singular Buzzard). Although I added gears and front suspension I'm no faster through flat rooty sections because of the harsher ride and the tendency for the rear to get snagged more easily and have less of that big wheel flow.
    Apart from suspension the Thumper seems to, or at least I hope it does, strike a sensible balance in the CS length department

    /Johan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    Johan! So excited to get a Thumper in Sweden...and I think you take the title for Northernmost Thumper on the planet

    Anyone know how latitude coordinates compare between Sweden and Alaska? Maybe I should throw out a prize to the person won't the Northernmost Thumper on the planet?
    I had to check and it depends on where in each state/country. There is a significant overlap but Sweden goes further south and Alaska goes further north. I'm in Uppsala in the southern half of Sweden just north of 60° which is roughly the same latitude as Anchorage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    Interesting. I made the exact same observations (but in the opposite order). I ran a GT Peace 9r with "classic" geometry and then switched to another 29" steel HT with shorter chainstays (425 mm) and slacker HA (Singular Buzzard). Although I added gears and front suspension I'm no faster through flat rooty sections because of the harsher ride and the tendency for the rear to get snagged more easily and have less of that big wheel flow.
    Apart from suspension the Thumper seems to, or at least I hope it does, strike a sensible balance in the CS length department

    /Johan
    You're going to love your Thumper Johan - seriously! I can't wait to hear from you once it arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    Interesting. I made the exact same observations (but in the opposite order). I ran a GT Peace 9r with "classic" geometry and then switched to another 29" steel HT with shorter chainstays (425 mm) and slacker HA (Singular Buzzard). Although I added gears and front suspension I'm no faster through flat rooty sections because of the harsher ride and the tendency for the rear to get snagged more easily and have less of that big wheel flow.
    Apart from suspension the Thumper seems to, or at least I hope it does, strike a sensible balance in the CS length department

    /Johan
    I think the squish in the rear suspension definitely makes the front end feel lighter and more playful than on a 29er hardtail with similar chainstay length. I certainly don't have any issues lifting the front of the bike and I'm only 5ft8 and on a small frame. 17.5 inch stays are pretty short for a 130mm rear travel 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    I had to check and it depends on where in each state/country. There is a significant overlap but Sweden goes further south and Alaska goes further north. I'm in Uppsala in the southern half of Sweden just north of 60° which is roughly the same latitude as Anchorage

    Cheers
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    Oh! Great info....a little intrigue...I like it...I'll reach out to Alaska double check what city he's in



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    So how do we get a hammerhead / switchback subforum

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    I don't think it'll happen. We're better off just starting new threads in the Other Manufacturers forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    29.7, not too shabby!
    Not bad at all. Especially with dropper post, alloy rims, and a relatively inexpensive build. These frames really aren't that heavy and Fox Float CTD is one of the lightest shocks on the market. My Debonair weighs close to a full pound or nearly twice the weight of the Float CTD! I'd be tempted to go to one if they could get it anywhere near something like the CC Inline in terms of performance.
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    Thanks! Fortunately for my type of trails the ctd more than enough. In Florida, the man made trails are basically xc with smatterings of double red diamond chunk every couple hundred yards and the buy in is typically one short brutal climb just before. I'll post side YouTube videos of some of the trails around me in a bit.

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    New Hammerhead Thumper

    Just built this one up last week. Took it for a sin at the local trails for fine tuning then took it to the hardest trail I've ever ridden. Windy Gap OHV area. Yes that means its for dirt bikes and atvs. And its a mother f'er. Bike did great, better than I did. I just cam off of a Niner EMD hardtail and did not miss it on the climbs. Super fast on the final downhill. Really faster than I had any business going too. I'm going to change out the Niner Flat bar for a 1" riser, but that's about the only thing I would change. Great bike so far.
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    Nice!

    Here's my actual build

    * Frame Size & Color: xl hammerhead thumper (aka switchback unveil 9)
    * Fork: revelation xx
    * Brakes: Shimano XT
    * Cranks: SRAM carbon
    * Front Derailleur: n/a
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Pedals: VP vice
    * Stem: crank brothers iodine
    * Handlebar: crank brothers iodine 11 (carbon)
    * Seatpost: KS lev DX
    * Saddle: charge spoon
    * Bottom Bracket: gpx
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Headset: cane creek
    * Grips: ergon ge1
    * Front Tire: Maxxis ardent exo 2.25
    * Front Rim: flow ex
    * Front Hub/Skewer: hope pro2 evo 15mm
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis ikon exo 2.20
    * Rear Rim: flow ex
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: hope pro2 evo 12x142
    * Spokes: DT revolution
    * Weight: 29.7 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    I had to check and it depends on where in each state/country. There is a significant overlap but Sweden goes further south and Alaska goes further north. I'm in Uppsala in the southern half of Sweden just north of 60° which is roughly the same latitude as Anchorage

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    Actually, I'm not sure that's bad news.
    Thanks for shedding some light on this important matter

    (and it turns out I'm not even north och 60°)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    Actually, I'm not sure that's bad news.
    Thanks for shedding some light on this important matter

    (and it turns out I'm not even north och 60°)

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    Ya, I'm a bit farther north, the only real benefit is summer time when we have almost 24 hours of day light and average temps around 70 f. Winter is just cold and dark up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK170B View Post
    Ya, I'm a bit farther north, the only real benefit is summer time when we have almost 24 hours of day light and average temps around 70 f. Winter is just cold and dark up here.

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    Yeah I'm on the 2.25 of the above tire and I must say it's a helluva tire

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    Excellent, thanks.
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    I'll add my build to the list. Things have been on hold while I decide what wheel set to go with. I've decided to give Switchback's new Kill Devil wheel brand a shot with the carbon Magnatron 9 wheel set. I was torn for awhile on Light Bicycle or Reynolds Alloy All Mountain, but I decided to stick with Scott, he has treated me right. I'm about to lose my mind waiting to get on the trail with this thing =)

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    Frame – Hammerhead Thumper (Large) with Fox CTD Kashima shock</SPAN></SPAN>
    Fork - Rockshox Pike RCT3 / 29" 140mm Solo Air</SPAN>
    Seat post - Raceface Next SL Carbon 31.6mm x 400mm</SPAN>
    Clamp – Thomson Clamp</SPAN>
    Chain - SRAM PC XX1 11 Speed</SPAN>
    Brakes - Shimano Deore XT</SPAN>
    Rotors – Shimano XT Ice Tech 203/180</SPAN>
    Cassette - SRAM X01 10-42 11 Speed</SPAN>
    Rear Derailleur - SRAM X01 11 Speed</SPAN>
    Front Ring - SRAM 11 Speed 30T</SPAN>
    Cranks - SRAM X01 GXP 175mm</SPAN>
    Bottom Bracket - SRAM GXP Team</SPAN>
    Wheel Set – TBD – Kill Devil Magnatron 9 - Magnatron9 Prototype Wheelset ? 27.5 | 29er | Switchback Bikes</SPAN>
    Tires – TBD – Continental Mountain King 29x2.4?</SPAN>
    Saddle - WTB Pure V</SPAN>
    Handlebars – Azonic Agile 780mm 1” Rise</SPAN>
    Stem - Truvativ AKA 60mm 5 degree rise 5 up / 8 back</SPAN>
    Grips - Lizard Skins MOAB</SPAN>
    Headset - FSA</SPAN>
    Headset Spacers - Hope Space Doctor</SPAN>

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    new rear wheel for the Thumper

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    New rear wheel for the thumper.
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    New rear wheel for the thumper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueandwhiteblade View Post

    Anyone considering options between a 27.5 or 29er - I competed in a UK Gravity enduro even in Wales the weekend before this. The bikes need to be fast downhill in all situations - including plenty of tight twisty stuff, some timed sections have a reasonable amount of pedaling involved also, and then you have an approx 40 minute climb back to the top of the hill for the next timed section down. A great all round test of a bike and rider. The top 3 riders in the Elite class were all on 29ers. Says a lot more to me than what the magazines and bike companies are wanting us all to believe.
    Hey guys, I have just built up my third Hammerhead/Switchback bike, this one being the 27.5 version, this is by far the most fun and confidence inspiring bike, I thought the 29r was awesome but the 650b just feels more balanced and in control. And I am over 6 foot three, 200++ pounds. If I still had my 29r Thumper, it would not be getting any use, but that is just personal preference too I guess. Will post some pics soon.

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    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback-switchback-alloy.jpg

    Here is a picture of my third build, in the hills above Christchurch, New Zealand. This one is an alloy 650B, with Custom graphics thanks to Kashi from Bike Otago. This bike gives me the biggest smiles yet. I got the alloy because was impatient for the Carbon one to arrive (sold my old thumper too early), but now that the carbon has arrived I am struggling to build it up, this one is just too fun to ride.

    It is a large frame, with Rockshock Pike dual position fork, Carbon rims (Light Bicycle Extra Wide) laced to Hope Hubs, Crank Bros Dropper, Thomson Bar, Zee Brakes and Derailleur, everything else SLX. I am 6 foot three and large feels just right (long legs short body).

    Climbs like a mountain goat, floats over the roughest terrain, turns like it is on rails and pops off jumps to make you feel like you can actually ride a bike.

    My only complaint so far is that you cannot fit a bottle in the frame, with the piggyback shock.

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    Very nice! I might have to come down there to do some back to back 27.5 / 29 testing with you. Should be able to do a thorough job with 3 or 4 weeks there. November sounds a good month to come - just as our winter arrives ;o)

    Still loving the 29er and I can't see myself ever changing to smaller wheels although I take your word for it.

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    @ twonin9r: Have you had any issues with your Pro2 Flows? Were yours Hope factory built? Everyone I know who's bought any Hope / ZTR Hoops in the last 6 months have been having issues with spokes loosening and rims buckling as a consequence. I've heard two bike shop mechanics say pretty much all the wheels they've sold in the last few months have come back with loose spokes. I've had my older Flows for over 18 months including a couple of trips to the alps on a hardtail and I've never trued them or touched a spoke. A few dents but still 100% true. Something's changed at the Hope factory - maybe the guy who builds them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueandwhiteblade View Post
    @ twonin9r: Have you had any issues with your Pro2 Flows? Were yours Hope factory built? Everyone I know who's bought any Hope / ZTR Hoops in the last 6 months have been having issues with spokes loosening and rims buckling as a consequence. I've heard two bike shop mechanics say pretty much all the wheels they've sold in the last few months have come back with loose spokes. I've had my older Flows for over 18 months including a couple of trips to the alps on a hardtail and I've never trued them or touched a spoke. A few dents but still 100% true. Something's changed at the Hope factory - maybe the guy who builds them?
    I've only had them out on 2 rides buy so far no issues. I will definitely keep an eye on this. I'm pretty sure they were hope built but will find out. My lbs manager is my best friend so basically I just called him and said I have x amount of money and want y characteristics. He called back with this combo and I gave the nod.

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    Glad to see all this banter..... My bike should be done pretty quickly here as the last parts are either being constructed or in the mail. And of course, now Scott puts up about the Kill Devil wheels at a freaking stellar (unheard of) price!! WTH man are you trying to get me divorced or something?!?!?! LOL

    Bike is coming together nicely and should be right under $1900 once I get final price on the wheels from my builder. Once I start assembling I will take some pics, take a look at my build thread for better pics as of now, and since I will actually have a seatpost I can mount it on the stand properly for better stuff.

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    Mine is going in for paint in a day or two. I was sent a couple dofferent combinations of unveil decals in different colors and though I wanted to do olive green with black, the black decals didn't end up making it through U.S. postal torture unscathed. I'll post pics when done

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    ^^^ Sweet... what colors you painting it?
    I am looking at coming up with some graphics ideas (when I actually have some free time) and see if my friends that own a print shop can do them for me. Nothing major yet but have some ideas in the head.

    Bike is at the shop getting the bottom cup and crown race mounted and a few things will be coming from the brown truck fairy today. Bike will be done from the LBS tonight so will grab on my way home and then take some pics out in the sun!

    @TwoNin9r - check out the new offerings from Samyang/Vivitar/Rokinon in the 8mm, 12mm, and 16mm range. Been seeing some great results with them from the forums I read/frequent so I am thinking I may ask the wife for the 12mm for my EOS-M for Xmas!

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    ^^^ Sweet... what colors you painting it?
    I am looking at coming up with some graphics ideas (when I actually have some free time) and see if my friends that own a print shop can do them for me. Nothing major yet but have some ideas in the head.

    Bike is at the shop getting the bottom cup and crown race mounted and a few things will be coming from the brown truck fairy today. Bike will be done from the LBS tonight so will grab on my way home and then take some pics out in the sun!

    @TwoNin9r - check out the new offerings from Samyang/Vivitar/Rokinon in the 8mm, 12mm, and 16mm range. Been seeing some great results with them from the forums I read/frequent so I am thinking I may ask the wife for the 12mm for my EOS-M for Xmas!

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    Nice! Thank you. It's getting a paint match to my wrangle. It's called commando green.



    Should match my jeep perfectly considering all the red and black accessories and wheels

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    Nice! Thank you. It's getting a paint match to my wrangle. It's called commando green.
    So you're going "commando"?


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    As it turns out, I am! Just have to go minimal on the badges. Gonna e-mail you about the head tube badge tomorrow.

    Edit: I meant minimal on the decals. Gonna try to salvage the black ones first

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    Huh... should be interesting.... Never thought about painting mine the stock color of my LC (8B4 Midnight Blue Metallic). Could be an interesting color for it but then would lose the name Blackheart!

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    Huh... should be interesting.... Never thought about painting mine the stock color of my LC (8B4 Midnight Blue Metallic). Could be an interesting color for it but then would lose the name Blackheart!
    Thats the color of my truck, its nice!

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    Huh... should be interesting.... Never thought about painting mine the stock color of my LC (8B4 Midnight Blue Metallic). Could be an interesting color for it but then would lose the name Blackheart!
    That sounds killer...maybe you could call it the Blue Angel




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    Technically this is what they consider Midnight Blue Metallic

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    Pretty close to the original color of my LC, however PO sprayed with a dark grey/silver to cover up rust spots he tried to repair (emphasis on TRY).

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    After an 8450 mile journey from switchback HQ to my place, my frame has finaly arrived! Let the build begin! Still deciding on forks and a few other bits and pieces. I am hoping to have it built over the next 3 or 4 weeks.
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    Nice! Make sure to protect the area where the rear bake line meets the seat tube. On mine the cable rubbed off the anodizing a bit as the cable ribs when the suspension goes through travel. A small square of clear frame protector material should do the trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roh1 View Post
    After an 8450 mile journey from switchback HQ to my place, my frame has finaly arrived! Let the build begin! Still deciding on forks and a few other bits and pieces. I am hoping to have it built over the next 3 or 4 weeks.

    AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!!


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    Oy oy oy! (Had to)

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    Very nice... Start a build thread in the 29er forum as we would all love to see how it turns out.

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    Very nice... Start a build thread in the 29er forum as we would all love to see how it turns out.
    I second that

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    Or just post more pictures here when you've finished it.
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    Hi all,

    Could someone please confirm that the tabs for mounting a chain device are ISCG OLD as stated in specs.

    While eagerly awaiting delivery of mine and planning swapping over parts from current ride I read some reviews of the closely related Kona Satori and at least one of them stated ISCG 05 tabs. Of course it's not impossible that there is a difference considering (recent?) Satoris have press fit BB shell.

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    Hi all,

    Could someone please confirm that the tabs for mounting a chain device are ISCG OLD as stated in specs.

    While eagerly awaiting delivery of mine and planning swapping over parts from current ride I read some reviews of the closely related Kona Satori and at least one of them stated ISCG 05 tabs. Of course it's not impossible that there is a difference considering (recent?) Satoris have press fit BB shell.

    /Johan

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    Its OLD
    Thanks

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    Nice! Make sure to protect the area where the rear bake line meets the seat tube. On mine the cable rubbed off the anodizing a bit as the cable ribs when the suspension goes through travel. A small square of clear frame protector material should do the trick
    Thanks for the tip! I will be sure to post again when the build is finished.

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    I love this bike. Over the years I have owned a few boutique bikes -1 intense, 6 Turners, 1 knolly and several of other big brand name bikes and for the technical trails I like to ride the Thumper is king.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    I love this bike. Over the years I have owned a few boutique bikes -1 intense, 6 Turners, 1 knolly and several of other big brand name bikes and for the technical trails I like to ride the Thumper is king.

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