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    Tomac Bikes!

    I'm surprised there hasn't been more recent discussion of Tomac Bikes. Granted, they've had a storied past given the ABG ownership, but Joel Smith and Co, the new owners, are 100% committed to the brand. We recently picked up Tomac. I've been impressed with every aspect of the operation. The frames are sweet - well made with good attention to detail. Joel, Clarke, and Carrie at Tomac have been great to deal with as well.

    We just got this Tomac Carbide SL built up. I was pretty stoked to see how well it came together. I was kinda jealous of Chris when he pedaled away on it .

    Any other new school Tomacs out there? Let's see 'em!


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    I just started looking into Tomac again. I remember their 98 special was such a nice bike back in 02'. Is the Carbide the only bike you have received from them so far? I am thinking of contacting them to become a dealer if you've had good experience with them so far.

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    Hey Mt Dora. I've got a lot of faith in new Tomac. So far, we've got in a couple of Snyper 140s and a Carbide SL. Joel and Clarke are great to deal with and they've taken care of everything I've needed. Great crew. The bikes are top notch, too. Looks like they've got their QC dialed in completely so far. I wish my Snyper 140 demo was a large instead of a medium. Then I could go beat on it
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    Love my 2008 Carbide XC1. Bought it as a complete bike, but put some Ergon's and Conti Race King 2.2 SS's on it and it flies. The deal fell through on the local shop I was going to buy it from, and Joel and Co. were very accommodating and are second to none in customer service.

    The bike was flawless out of the box, lightweight, tracks great, doesn't feel fragile, which I kind of expected (It's my first carbon bike). The only time I use pro-pedal on the rp23 is riding to the trailhead, otherwise I don't need it. I did flip the shock to get a little more clearance for the water bottle.

    Writing these bikes off because of the ABG years would be a mistake. QC on my bike was perfect.


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    I just picked up an old school Tomac Revolver for a stupid low price...but can't find any specs or geometry anywhere...trying to build it and wouldnt mind knowing a little bit about it...any help would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by augustiner
    I just picked up an old school Tomac Revolver for a stupid low price...but can't find any specs or geometry anywhere...trying to build it and wouldnt mind knowing a little bit about it...any help would be appreciated
    I've got some old catalogs at home, what size do you have?

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    its a ML...which I believe they had medium, ml, and large...its red anno finish, so i think that makes it the comp, im guessing 03-05 from what i can find...

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    The red ano was from 05 I believe, here's the geometry on that one:

    M/L

    TT = 24"
    Head Tube Angle = 70
    Seat Tube Angle = 72
    Chainstay Length = 16.76"
    BB Drop = .75"
    Wheelbase = 42.52"
    Fork Rake = 1.5"
    Standover = 28.3"
    Head Tube Length = 4.75"
    Frame Weight = 5.49lbs

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    awesome...i appreciate it..

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    i would give my left testical for a first generation buckshot hardtail frame with a 24" or longer top tube in good condition with good paint.
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    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drag_slick
    The deal fell through on the local shop I was going to buy it from, and Joel and Co. were very accommodating and are second to none in customer service.
    So you bought it direct from Tomac? I don't want to be a dealer for them if they are doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mount Dora Cycles
    So you bought it direct from Tomac? I don't want to be a dealer for them if they are doing that.
    They need sales somehow.

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    i dont have one but i got to meet the man in the mid 90's. he was born and raised in my home town of Owosso, MI he is the reason i started riding bikes everyday. the local bike shop, House of Wheels, has a signed jerzey he wore.

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    Tomac will sell direct if there are no area dealers. They refer customers to dealers in their local area if they have them. Joel has been in the biz quite a bit and knows what he's doing. Much unlike ABG, it seems so far.
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    So you bought it direct from Tomac? I don't want to be a dealer for them if they are doing that.
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    This is correct. We were trying to go through a local shop first, but it didn't work out, so I got it direct. They are not in the business to compete with the local dealers.

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    Tomac will sell direct if there are no area dealers. They refer customers to dealers in their local area if they have them. Joel has been in the biz quite a bit and knows what he's doing. Much unlike ABG, it seems so far.

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    Old Tomac Eli 2006, if you don't mind
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    My Carbide XC....enjoying it too much to put into words!

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    Well, sent Joel my info today. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will be a dealer and get a Carbide XC1 in for demo. It will be interesting to see how much interest I can get for the bike in Florida.

    Drag Slick: Any problems you've encountered so far? creaking frame? anything you've added to improve the feel of it? Thanks for any feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mount Dora Cycles
    Well, sent Joel my info today. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will be a dealer and get a Carbide XC1 in for demo. It will be interesting to see how much interest I can get for the bike in Florida.

    Drag Slick: Any problems you've encountered so far? creaking frame? anything you've added to improve the feel of it? Thanks for any feedback.
    I've only got 220 miles on it so far, we've had a crazy wet spring, hasn't allowed me on the trails as much as I want, but here's my observations.

    Frame is quiet, no noise whatsoever from the pivots, had a slight creak from the handlebar area, re-torqued the mounting bolts for the handlebar, took care of the problem.

    For the life of me, I was dropping the water bottle more when riding while trying to stuff it back in the cage. Joel suggested flipping the rp23 so the propedal lever was up to gain some additional clearance, and that solved my problem. The lever is still easily accessible when riding, the propedal setting knob is slightly harder to adjust, but I set it at 1 and have left it there. The only time I even flip propedal on is riding on pavement to the trailhead.

    I put Ergon grips on, my wrists like them, have no trouble with slipping on the Monkeylite carbon bar.

    The Nevegals that it came with were nice, swapped them out for some Conti Race King SS 2.2's, which is more of a fit for the trails around here. There's plenty of clearance in the chainstay for those tires.

    Only thing I'm considering swapping out now are the Ringle skewers it came with. They always seem to be slipping on me.

    Other than these minor things, the bike has been absolutely perfect.

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    I just built up a Snyper 140 for myself. So far, I've got just a few rides in Crested Butte and a couple of local rides. I'm completely impressed. Pics and a prelim review up soon.
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    400 miles on the Carbide now, slight creaking from the BB area. Cleaned and greased the main pivot bolt, problem solved. It's dead silent again.

    I've beat all my best times on the local loops this summer. Not sure if it's new bike syndrome or what, but I sure am fast on this thing

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    my Snyper

    I sold my Tracer VP and built up a Snyper 140 a little while ago. I really like it. It's funny. The Tracer VP was uber sweet. Great bike, US production and pretty much a full XTR build was about all I could ask for. I built the Tomac up with X9 bits, inexpensive FSA crank, bar, and stem - generally a much, much cheaper bike than the Tracer. With the same fork, Gravity Dropper, and wheels that were on the Intense, this Snyper is within .1 lbs of the Intense. And it would retail for $1500-$2000 less, too. Nice!



    Performance of the Snyper has been top notch. It's super stable, predictable, and really seems to reward a rider with an aggressive riding position and riding style. I put a review up in the reviews section on mtbr here, but I will post a thouroughly detailed review on this thread after a few more 9 hour thrash sessions.

    This bike is available for demo and I've got a medium built up, too. And Joel Smith and co have been a pleasure to deal with
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    I have a customer looking into this bike so thank you for the review.

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    Tomac 2010

    The new 2010 Tomacs look great. Here's some photos Joel Smith took of the new line in Colorado...

    the 2010 Tomac Snyper 140, $1400msrp frame


    A new bike for Tomac, the 2010 Tomac Vanish, 160mm travel, $1600msrp frame


    Another new one, the 2010 Flint 29er. $500msrp frame - der hanger, full cable routing, and eccentric bb for running SS or gears


    The Automatic gets bumped up to 120mm of travel, $1200msrp


    Clark from Tomac stopped in here at Redstone other day to show off some 2010 Tomac Bikes goodies.


    So far, I'm pretty impressed with the 2010 lineup. All they have right now is some pre production prototypes so I didn't take super detailed shots of everything as a few things are changing. I did snap a photo of the new Snyper and of the new Instant Active Suspension (IAS) link, though.

    Here's the new Snyper. It's got the same geometry and angles of the current Snyper (yay) but some small tweaks have been made to the front and rear triangle. The front triangle changes to a traditional diamond frame for more water bottle room and a traditional front der mount. The rear triangle loses the carbon flex stay and adds a verticle brace on either side.


    Also added is the new IAS link between the rear triangle and the swing link.


    The IAS link yields better small bump absorption than the previous carbon flexstay. A quickie ride on the new Snyper felt like the old Snyper, but a bit more buttery. Good call on the IAS guys. Can't wait to see the production models! If you look closely in this last photo, you can see a seatstay bridge has been cut out. Original designs had the bridge but no vertical braces. The addition of the verticle braces yeilded way more stiffness which allowed Tomac to remove the bridge for added tire clearance.
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    Not available til Jan 1st. Ugh I can't take it

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    For sale 2009 carbide xc1 frame if anyone is interested.

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    It is used but in good shape

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    Sorry size large

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    Sorry size large

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    What are you looking for, evilhead?
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    Not available til Jan 1st. Ugh I can't take it
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    Snyper. It's 79 degrees outside! Killin me.

    Here's a question - does avail Jan really mean it doesn't show up til late Feb?
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    Getting my first Carbide in tomorrow. Can't wait to build it up. Anyone seen the January 2010 Mountain Bike Action Mag.? They reviewed the Carbide SL and seemed to love it.

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    Sweet! Grats man. I didn't see that review but I did see the Snyper one they just did, two months before the new IAS models come out. Now they won't look at it again for God knows how long. D'oh.

    I just got my demo today, shipped to my house from Tomac HQ. Yay! I'll have to get pedals & a torque wrench. Boo! But I'm stoked, its an awesome bike, you can tell its quality.


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    That's awesome, Grease. Did you get the AIS demo or the original style? The more time I spend on my Snyper, the more I'm loving it. Drop the saddle on descents and it feels like a mini downhill bike.
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    700 miles on the Carbide, zero issues, except, well, finding more time to ride

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    It's an '09 still. Brand new frame though, still has the protective film on the headtube logo. Very nice... then there's like 10yr old shifters on it.. hehe. Whatever, they work. Put some new Cbros Candy SLs on it.. great bike... still just fiddling with all the suspension settings. And not a fan of the little racerboy saddle but that's just me.

    Should be a fun week! Tho there was rumors at the shop that it's gonna rain tomorrow

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    come pry it from my cold dead hands

    Well, I liked the Snyper so much I bought the demo. What can I say, it's the best bike I've ever ridden. /shrug

    One question, how can you tell if you have a 140 or 150mm fork?? I measured the stanchions, and there's 160mm showing? That can't be right...

    It's a 32 Float FiT RLC; does the FiT mean it's a 2010? Uhhh

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    yo Tomacites

    Got sick of the rain here so went to Tucson for the weekend - she rides beautifully! Mid-60s & dry on the day after X-mas; they have it good down there in winter. Was bummed to have to head home so soon, had a blast & ran into some nice folks


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    hahaha I made virtually the same trek and found the same things as you greasemeat only we went to Phoenix. Great winter riding down there. I put a post up in Passion about the trip. I even threw in a little Tomac love.

    oh - FIT does = 2010
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    Oh man what are the odds, the same weekend? Too weird - ok I'll check it out thanks bud.

    & thanks on the fork, asked Fox, its 150mm too, schweet.

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    Hey ignaz - question. If you grab say your top tube and lift the rear end off the ground, then grab a carbon seat stay and push/pull up & down, is there any clicking travel goin on there? Never noticed this before...

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    No - could be a couple of things, though. It could be a worn eyelet bushing in the shock or loose pivots. Put your fingers by where the bolt runs thru the shock eyelet and see if you can feel any play. Also check all the pivots to make sure they're tight. I had a couple of mine creep loose - had to Loctite them.
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    Oh. That was easy. Gave left side pivot a tiny turn w/ the hex, blam, done. Durp durp.

    Thank you sir.

    BTW - love this ad.

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    I get a kick out of that ad too. My youngest is 12 weeks old and I showed the wife that ad and she asked if that's what he's gonna look like.

    My oldest got a black Kona Makena for Christmas, only thing he was concerned about was getting color cause he wanted one that looked like my Carbide.

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    Looking for Pictures of tricked out Type X's

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    Tricked out, like, with 100 spoke wheels and a chain steering wheel?

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    Just some very light type X's.. hhhmmmm a hundred spoke wheels.. tempting
    Mine in Currently just under 8KG.. still peacing together some stuff.. saw one on a German forn at 6.9 6kg.. and yeas ride able.. he had done several races with it..

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    I love your enthusiasm for the Tomac Type X. I don't have any in my store yet so no pictures, sorry. I did get the Carbide XC in the other day as a demo bike and took it out for spin. Very fun bike. I wished it was a size larger for me but had to go with majority. I might get the Type X for myself, it seems more my style being more of a roadie.

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    Hello all-

    I am trying to get some ride reports on the Automatic 120. I really like the way the bike looks and the geometry appears to be spot on. Since the new auto has not been out long, I heave not gathered much in the way of how it feels. Any shops on the thread have any customer feedback or personal saddle time?

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    I'm sure if you contact Joel at Tomac, he could lead you to some people who have purchased the bike and get feedback from them. I myself haven't seen or tested the new Automatic's.

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    Snyper indoor shots ......

    This bike absolutely rocks the trails up here in Western Canada. What a sweet ride Here are a few indoor pics of my 2009 Snyper.
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    09 Snyper pic's

    Just finished putting her together.
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    Anyone got some 2010s yet??

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    I see they've updated the photos on their site at least. Paint scheme is different now. Got to say I prefer the 2009 pinstriping etc but supposedly they ride better & that's what matters...

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    Hot bike, fellas, looks good in black. I have the white one. You know I had planned to trade up to a 2010 Snyper or Vanish, but I love mine so much I'm just gonna keep her. Go figure.

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    Just came back from a demo event here at our local Mtn bike park. Has a LOT of people enjoy riding the Carbide Xc I have and a Snyper Joel sent me. The most attention came to the Flint 29er by far though. I only had a frame so no test rides on it.

    All the big names were there also, Trek, Specialized, Giant and Felt. I took a Specialized Epic 29er out for a spin myself. $9000 bike and I absolutely HATED it. Only shining point of the bike I rode was the SRAM XX drivetrain. I could go on about what I hated about it but this is a Tomac thread. I wouldn't trade the ride of the Carbide and at half the cost for anything I rode there. But what do I know, I ride skinny tires most of the time.

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    Noticed a lot of people here from Colorado talking up the Carbide. There is one on closeout in Lakewood at Treads Bicycle Outfitters in size medium. It was like $2700. Not to put out a shameless plug but it seemed like one hell of a deal for the right person. Wished I had the money myself. All I hear about is how good the Carbide is for epic rides and racing.
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    My 2010 Snyper will be here early next week. Unfornately, it's been pretty busy at the shop here so I won't be able to build 'er up right away. I'll put some frame pics up when I get it. Can't wait!
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    Nice!! We have contact - what color? Yeah they're not gonna be @ Sea Otter tomorrow, boo hoo.. so looking fwd to your pix!

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    Send it down to me. I have plenty of time to build it up for you and...umm... test it....

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    Some pix of a few Tomac racers I saw @ Sea Otter Classic

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    Nice carbide............ just got my Eclipse Tubes for the Type X
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    Rocking the Flint 29er

    I know lots of people have been interested in this bike/frame for its weight and price so I thought I'd show it off!

    Only one ride so far, but I'm smiling

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    Nice 29'er

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    My new tubes
    Eclipse....

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    2010 Automatic 120

    No pics of my new 2010 Snyper (yet) but here's a teaser. Just got this Automatic 120 built up for a good customer. It's a small. Beautiful bike. I got the Auto and the Snyper at the same time. This Automatic looks just like a mini Snyper - very cool.



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    Can't wait to get mine built up and ridden! MDC, if you were closer, I'd hit you up on your offer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    No pics of my new 2010 Snyper (yet) but here's a teaser. Just got this Automatic 120 built up for a good customer. It's a small. Beautiful bike. I got the Auto and the Snyper at the same time. This Automatic looks just like a mini Snyper - very cool.



    drive side shot of the IAS linkage.


    asymmetrical rear end


    Can't wait to get mine built up and ridden! MDC, if you were closer, I'd hit you up on your offer!

    The automatic looks sweet! If I had the money I would have gotten that frame too along with my Flint.
    What does yours weigh built up like that?

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    [QUOTE=gcavy1]I know lots of people have been interested in this bike/frame for its weight and price so I thought I'd show it off!

    Only one ride so far, but I'm smiling



    We have a frame hanging up here at the shop. I've been pondering building it up. Looks pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemeat
    Yea the Auto is hot I want one for my lady
    That's exactly what this one was built for. Gcavy1 - it was about 27.5 as you see it pictured.
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    seat stay question 09 Snyper

    I have a 5cm mark rite in the middle of the seat stay at the flex point near the brake caliper of my 09 Snyper and it looks like the paint is chipping should i be concerned or is this normal for carbon stays to do this.

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    Mine was pretty chipped up but I attribute that to rocky terrain taking off the clear coat and I didn't worry about it. Pics would probably help as it really is hard to tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    Nice carbide............ just got my Eclipse Tubes for the Type X
    Will throw them on tonight..

    at 7.86 right now.. Just ordered a Flint frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    at 7.86 right now.. Just ordered a Flint frame...
    17 and half lbs!!?? AWESOME! is that with pedals!?

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    Yes with 4 ti's and new lightning cranks...

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    Thats good to hear that it is normal for this carbon seat stay. I will try and fire of some pic's (having a little camera trouble).

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    photo?

    Quote Originally Posted by slayer 50
    I have a 5cm mark rite in the middle of the seat stay at the flex point near the brake caliper of my 09 Snyper and it looks like the paint is chipping should i be concerned or is this normal for carbon stays to do this.
    I notice that on mine the seatstay bridge now has odd warping lines and a couple chips, but not really cracks (I hope).. kind of sketches me out but its probably ok.

    Wish I had some touch up paint, getting more & more chips every day.
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    I had a couple clearcoat chips on top of the BB shell on my Carbide that I emailed to the company to get checked out.

    Forward your pics in and see what they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Mine was pretty chipped up but I attribute that to rocky terrain taking off the clear coat and I didn't worry about it. Pics would probably help as it really is hard to tell.
    I have my camera working for now.
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    2.4's

    Check out these WTB 2.4's on my Snyper it gives the bike a hole new look.
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    Pretty cool shots. I don't know about that scratch/crack, looks kind of sketchy how it's along the stay like that but what do I know

    Hey I just happened to search for any new news on the Vanish & this article was posted today.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...radar-hq-25910

    Nearly May & still no Vanish; if anyone sees one in a shop or reviewed anywhere please let me know!
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    Cambria Bike has 'em on their site. But it's a special order, none in stock to visit on site

    BTW use code "TWENTYOFF" to save over a grand on the bike! But only til May 1 apparently
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    2010 Snyper pics

    I finally got some shots of my new 2010 Snyper. I took all of the parts off my '09 Snyper, slapped them right on and felt right at home. After a week or so, I put a new stem and bar on there. New wider bar = much better.

    The IAS link so far has been a great addition. More buttery suspension on the ground and a better pedaler, too. I like! Weight on this build as pictured (size large) is about 29lbs.





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    My '09 Snyper is my first full suspension bike. Here's some pics after a few rides, and it's first cleaning. The seat is now positioned a bit further ahead and angled differently in the rails. I am super stoked on the way it rides!

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    Does anyone know the shock eye to eye length for a 98 Special Pro please?

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    200mm or 7.87"

    It just so happens I had one and had bought a replacement shock for it some years ago.
    Sadly, the frame cracked and it's collecting dust in the garage.

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    My 2009 Snyper is creaking like a mofo. I had BB & main pivot "checked out" - but it's still doing it on uphills/low gears. Maybe its the black bolt in the shock pivot, no idea. Really getting annoying tho, used to be a dead-silent bike.
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    You had the pivots checked out or serviced? Did you take it to a LBS or your buddy across the street?

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    Oh it was a good bike shop, they regreased them, I could see red & greenish goo around the pivots after. So I'm thinking that black shock link pivot might be doing it. That or the whole BB needs to be replaced... but wouldn't they see something while its out? I dunno...
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    8mm Hex/Allen key is still too small, any idea what size that black pivot link is?
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    I think it's a 10mm.
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    Yeah 10 thanks. Regreased/tightened everything, nothing was loose. So it's not the Tomac, the frame is still silent as ever & smooth. Its the banged up components I have bolted onto it. Check out the carbon crank stuff around the chainring bolts, a couple look cracked & chewed up? Maybe that's it. I've cleaned regreased & tighted all the bolts even put some new ones in, still creaking. Then I go to wash it and see this:
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    If it's creaking only when pedaling or under power, chances are likely that it's the bb. Easy fix, though. Just pull the crank off, pull out the bottom bracket, clean the heck out of everything, regrease the bb shell heavily and reinstall. That should take care of it. Creaks can be hard to diagnose, though, especially on the internets.
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    Yeah bike shop fully serviced it. No play or anything. So not sure. Decided not to get a new BB just yet. I am now on a hunt.. greased both QR skewers, seatpost, new crankbolts & all pivots. It's at the shop now, they're going to check out those spider bolts hopefully its just cosmetic. Could be coming from there. Man I hope I don't need new cranks

    I tightened the handlebar bolts when it looked crooked in the stem, don't have a torque wrench so they're going to tweak that, I don't have that friction paste either, it does creak on the climbs but not the same sound.

    Rear rotor slightly bent or something, makes an odd chime once per revolution, pads look good though.

    Maybe its the cassette? They're going to adj. the rear hub.

    All I can think of that's left is re-grease or even rebuild the CBros Candy pedals, and grease up the derailleur hanger??

    Also putting 203mm rotor on front, removing big ring & installing Gamut dual ring.

    See how she sounds when she's back!

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    check your saddle

    I had a creak that has been driving me crazy for the last year. I checked all the usual suspects and finally figured out my WTB Pure V was the culprit. A couple squirts of silicone spray where the rails go into the saddle base and she was quiet.
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    Not saying you need a new bb. Typically creaks are caused by dirt and contamination. Don't replace the bottom bracket, just pull it out and clean all of the surfaces on the bb as well as the frame. Re install with liberal amounts of grease on the bb shell. Anytime I hear "creaking under power or while pedaling" the bottom bracket is the first thing I aim for. Have you done that yet?
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    Yeah bike shop fully serviced it. No play or anything. So not sure. Find out when its back. If I need new cranks I'm gonna cry.
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    There wouldn't be any play. He is saying there will be contaminants causing the noise. Needs to be cleaned and greased, not replaced.
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