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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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    Bump

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    Here's mine-

    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback-10489832_10102777213663408_1348404990212677067_n.jpg

    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.
    I do custom ArcGIS and Google Maps, including data collection and sustainable trail layout. Ride Welsh Mountain

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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.

    Paul


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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

    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback-14480957806_441ce77877_b.jpg

    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback-14317449029_58a4314286_o.jpg

    (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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    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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    I do custom ArcGIS and Google Maps, including data collection and sustainable trail layout. Ride Welsh Mountain

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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
    /Johan

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