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    Boris report....

    Got the Boris X9 in this morning. Box was intact and all parts accounted for. Assembled the bike with a couple issues. The front derailleur cable was routed on the left side of the steer tube, should have been on the right. Not a big deal, I'll re-route it went the weather sucks and I can't ride. It appears the front rotor is slightly warped. I'll email BD regarding the rotor. Pictures to follow, I got to get it on the trail first!! Overall, very pleased with the purchase.

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    I took it on the trail and talk about a different feeling. Tires were inflated to approx 18#. Now I see why they call it squishy and they float. I'm not too sure I like it on the dry trails. It didn't seem as responsive as my Camber 29er. Climbs ok on the loose stuff, but I do miss my suspension on the flats and going down hill. Now the snow will be a different story. That's why I bought the fatty in the first place.

    The second picture shows the front derailleur cable routed on the left side of the steer tube. Does Yakima sell a longer bolt for their fork mounted roof bike carriers?

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    Boris report....


    Got my Boris today and had the same cable routing issue and warped front rotor. Minor issues in my mind. Went for an 18 mile ride the bike feels good. This is my first fat bike and the steering feels very foreign but I'm slowly getting used to it. The paint on the bike looks much better than I thought it would. I'm 6ft tall with a 33inch inseam and the large fits me like a glove. Overall very happy with the bike so far!

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    i am going to hav eto get one of those tailgate pads!

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    I recognize the area. I'm in GF too. Let me know if you want too go riding sometime. I ride on lunch break and on Saturdays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody01 View Post
    I recognize the area. I'm in GF too. Let me know if you want too go riding sometime. I ride on lunch break and on Saturdays.
    Sounds good! I'm not the fastest in the crowd, probably more like the turtle. I bike for health, not for speed PM me your contact info..

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    Quote Originally Posted by radnur22 View Post
    I took it on the trail and talk about a different feeling. Tires were inflated to approx 18#. I'm not too sure I like it on the dry trails. It didn't seem as responsive as my Camber 29er. Climbs ok on the loose stuff, but I do miss my suspension on the flats and going down hill.
    18# is road pressure for big Clydes. Drop 8-10# and give it a go again.
    It was never going to be nimble like your Camber.
    Fat tires are not a substitution for actual tuned suspension. Lowering your tire pressure will help and there are a few fork options out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radnur22 View Post
    I took it on the trail and talk about a different feeling. Tires were inflated to approx 18#. Now I see why they call it squishy and they float. I'm not too sure I like it on the dry trails. It didn't seem as responsive as my Camber 29er. Climbs ok on the loose stuff, but I do miss my suspension on the flats and going down hill. Now the snow will be a different story. That's why I bought the fatty in the first place.

    The second picture shows the front derailleur cable routed on the left side of the steer tube. Does Yakima sell a longer bolt for their fork mounted roof bike carriers?
    your pressure is a bit high; at 18#, I wouldn't describe it as squish and your traction is likely to be quite compromised. i'd recommend dropping it to 12#- it will be a much different bike. A lot of guys go even lower than that, 8-9 psi for hardpack and as low as 4-5 in the snow. Next time you go out, bring a floor pump & a low pressure gauge and play around with pressures.

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    Hey Guys and Girls, this is my first post so I hope it goes well. I received my Boris X9 yesterday and put it together. I'm wondering if anyone else has a problem with the front forks being bent? I had to pull the forks apart to get the front wheel in, and it wasn't easy. Now the front wheel is off set to one side. I also had the same issue with the cables but I'm wondring if that is how they wanted it? Love the bike and hope I can get BD to figure out the fork problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amazn1 View Post
    Hey Guys and Girls, this is my first post so I hope it goes well. I received my Boris X9 yesterday and put it together. I'm wondering if anyone else has a problem with the front forks being bent? I had to pull the forks apart to get the front wheel in, and it wasn't easy. Now the front wheel is off set to one side. I also had the same issue with the cables but I'm wondring if that is how they wanted it? Love the bike and hope I can get BD to figure out the fork problem.
    I haven't received my bike yet, but looking at the bikes direct website it is possible the forks are tapered based on this image of theirs:

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    However, I would think it would have an even taper and not look bent to one side or the other. Some pics would help (plus, we want to see all the new bikes around!).

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    Can you tell me more about that tailgate pad?
    That looks amazing!

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    It is definitely not even on both sides. I will take some pics and attach them later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Can you tell me more about that tailgate pad?
    That looks amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Can you tell me more about that tailgate pad?
    That looks amazing!
    Assuming you're talking about hanging the bike over the back...and not being sarcastic about the blanket, hahaha....

    Thule, Yakima and several other companies all make tailgate pads, you can find them on amazon (...but not warehouse deals since I just bought the yakima there!). The prices have come down since I looked last (they were all over $100 a few months ago), maybe an end of season thing.

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    Fork Issue

    AS you can see there is about 1in of clearance on one side and only 1/4in o the other. You can also see the wheel is not centered.
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    Since this is a Boris thread, I thought I'd offer my comments.

    I have the first generation Boris X9 (with the sliding dropouts). I've been riding singletrack with it this summer. The trails are typically hard-packed dirt or sandy gravel, with an assortment of roots, rocks, stumps and jumps to keep things interesting. I've had pretty good luck with the Mission tires in these conditions. I run 10.5 lbs in the back and 8.5 lbs up front, and I weigh about 185 lbs. I reversed the tread direction up front, which seems to improve cornering (although this could be purely placebo on my part).

    The bike is as nimble as my old 26" single-speed hardtail with an 80mm travel fork. On the fat bike, I can clean rock gardens that have stymied me with the 26er, and I haven't noticed any extra effort on the climbs, which tend to be short but brutally steep.

    My bike weighed in at just under 36 lbs with platform pedals. I recently eliminated the front derailleur, shifter, and double chainrings in favor of a 32t RaceFace N/W chainring, so I imagine it weighs a bit less now.

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    Amazin1, pull your front wheel off and check the dropouts on the inside where the axle ends rest. Make sure you don't have a glop of dried paint up in there, as that could easily cause your problem. I'd clean out the drops with a very fine file or some sandpaper. If they are clean you could definitely have a bad fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pxpaulx View Post
    Assuming you're talking about hanging the bike over the back...and not being sarcastic about the blanket, hahaha....
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    No...I want the details on the one you are using.
    Do you have a link to where I can buy one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    No...I want the details on the one you are using.
    Do you have a link to where I can buy one?
    I got the Yakima one, here is the link.

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    I found this tailgate pad....but I think it's a 29er specific pad.
    I wonder if I could still use it with some modifications?

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    Wrong - that's a 29+ summer only pad. The winter pad is puke green.

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    Well if this is the official Boris thread I hope the delete the other one I started, anyway I got my bike yesterday put it all together and that went flawlessly. Went on a tiny ride but nothing to bad. Today I did a real ride, 8 miles and can say WOW this thing can climb, right now I have 15psi in the front and rear tire and the paths were pretty dry except for some mud puddles that I normally avoid but felt inclined to drive right through the middle of them on this bike...lol

    It takes some used to going from a full suspension bike to a full on rigid bike, my arms are still vibrating. I put new bars,grips and a fender which I found at REI for 15 bucks. Here is a picture after todays ride
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    Ummmm there is also a Bikes Direct thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Ummmm there is also a Bikes Direct thread.
    So we cant have more than one thread for each fat bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sml-2727 View Post
    So we cant have more than one thread for each fat bike?
    Yup my internet my rules

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    your pressure is a bit high; at 18#, I wouldn't describe it as squish and your traction is likely to be quite compromised. i'd recommend dropping it to 12#- it will be a much different bike. A lot of guys go even lower than that, 8-9 psi for hardpack and as low as 4-5 in the snow. Next time you go out, bring a floor pump & a low pressure gauge and play around with pressures.
    18# was a guesstimate. Since I don't have a presta gauge, I used the setting on my air compressor with the cheap shrader adaptors. I ordered a Topeak D2 pressure gauge so I will know exactly my pressure. I'll take it out this weekend and experiment with accurate/lower pressures.

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    That was a old polar jacket I found in the garage, in a pinch it worked LOL. I have a Yakima roof rack on one car and a Saris rack for the other. I searched all over town for a bolt that was 2" longer to use on my rack, but no one had a bolt, metric or SAE with the thread pitch that would work. The bolt/thread pitch is the same for my Saris and Yakima. Anyone know what size bolt it is?

    As far a the warped rotor, BD shipped a new on out today. Kudos for great customer service.

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    Boris report....

    I have the first batch of Boris that came out. Had some rotor issues and had to use a spacer to stop the rubbing. I think the front fork in the Picts are not correct. I never expect perfection but damn that's a ways off!
    I seem to be going to opposite direction of the rest of y'all! I keep adding weight to mine but figure it will remain the same throughout the year. I've added a frame bag, seat bag, tank bag, anything cages with OR insulated bags and have taken to bringing extra water on the forks to compensate for the smaller hydration bladder in the frame bag and it allows me to offer water to any pups I see along the trail. Amazing how many people (primarily hikers/runners) who don't bring water for their pups.
    I've been able to get rid of the backpack which is awesome but am scared to weigh the bike as it sits.
    Still have a stupid grin on my face everytime I ride it and haven't had any desire to jump back on the full squish.

    Here's how it sits now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcksqrl View Post
    I have the first batch of Boris that came out. Had some rotor issues and had to use a spacer to stop the rubbing. I think the front fork in the Picts are not correct. I never expect perfection but damn that's a ways off!
    I seem to be going to opposite direction of the rest of y'all! I keep adding weight to mine but figure it will remain the same throughout the year. I've added a frame bag, seat bag, tank bag, anything cages with OR insulated bags and have taken to bringing extra water on the forks to compensate for the smaller hydration bladder in the frame bag and it allows me to offer water to any pups I see along the trail. Amazing how many people (primarily hikers/runners) who don't bring water for their pups.
    I've been able to get rid of the backpack which is awesome but am scared to weigh the bike as it sits.
    Still have a stupid grin on my face everytime I ride it and haven't had any desire to jump back on the full squish.

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    uh yeah, that looks AWESOME! where do you get those holders (are the insulated containers separate?) on the front forks? also, what size frame and what frame bag are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Ummmm there is also a Bikes Direct thread.
    there are so many people receiving bikes soon from bikes direct it makes sense to have separate threads at least for the model lines. sml had created a boris thread already (which was probably better titled!) but it seems this is the thread that is sticking for the boris!

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    Boris report....

    Holders are the salsa anything cages, insulated carriers are from off road research. (Come in 3 sizes, mine will each hold a 40oz sigg bottle)
    Size is a medium and all packs are from jpaks in Colorado. Totally cool guy to work with! Custom frame pack, just sent a template and what accents I wanted to haul the water bladder in the frame pack and had to downsize from a 3L to a 2L bladder. (I'm a furry guy who sweats a lot so needs his H2O)
    Seat pak is as compressed as it gets and gets huge!!
    http://www.jpaks.com

    I'm running 10'ish in the rear and 8'ish in the front all summer and for me a hefty 215# it works great.

    Frame pak holds the water bladder, multitool, light and battery for helmet, pump, tire levers, gloves, tape..... May be some other stuff as well. I put the spare tube in the seat pak to make a little room. Snak pak has all my snacks, wallet, iphone & keys. Yes I haul a lot of crap because well, can't depend on others to have what I need if I break down!

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    Pardon me for missing a post but did you modify the handlebars and stem? The 100mm default stem they ship seems too long for my 5'9 height. Also were the brakes and gears pretty dialed in out of the box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by homeslice View Post
    Pardon me for missing a post but did you modify the handlebars and stem? The 100mm default stem they ship seems too long for my 5'9 height. Also were the brakes and gears pretty dialed in out of the box?
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    Boris report....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalamath View Post
    Amazin1, pull your front wheel off and check the dropouts on the inside where the axle ends rest. Make sure you don't have a glop of dried paint up in there, as that could easily cause your problem. I'd clean out the drops with a very fine file or some sandpaper. If they are clean you could definitely have a bad fork.
    Good news and bad news...Good news is BD is sending me a new fork, bad news is I have to figure out how to replace the bad one. Oh well, I'm sure I can figure it out. Thanks BD for responding quickly to my email and making good on a bad fork.

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    Hello,
    Here are some pics of the 21 Boris x7. Nice fork. Only one tiny scratch where the rear quick release was locked and was hitting the frame.
    On the x7 rear derailleur the cable lock screw was almost stripped. Will contact service about that.
    Otherwise, very happy and love the color,
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    Boris report....-20140828_221134.jpg

    mine arrived today! unfortunately my workstand did not, thx amazon prime for letting me down the one time i really needed it!

    brassos, nice changes to the bike, almost the exact changes i want to make really soon. i like the raceface bashguard in particular. what is involved with installing it and which specific size do you recommend? thanks!

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    The race face was a 32t 104 bcd. Pain in the neck actually. The Flat areas on the crank arms are cast not machined. So it doesn't ley the bash guard ride square to the gear. They are tight however, so i think safe. And by not square i mean less than 1/16 off on one arm.
    I think i can carefully use a dremel tool or small hand file and fix the rise on the arm.
    Clark's orange cables will just replace to ones already installed with nothing to spare in length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brassos View Post
    The race face was a 32t 104 bcd. Pain in the neck actually. The Flat areas on the crank arms are cast not machined. So it doesn't ley the bash guard ride square to the gear. They are tight however, so i think safe. And by not square i mean less than 1/16 off on one arm.
    I think i can carefully use a dremel tool or small hand file and fix the rise on the arm.
    Clark's orange cables will just replace to ones already installed with nothing to spare in length.
    thanks for the info, maybe something i'd better have a shop install if i end up wanting one. is that the husselfelt 40mm? i was looking at that too, will wait for a ride to decide whether i want to swap the bar out too. i'm fine with the black cables myself, probably going to add a frame bag that will mostly hide them anyway.

    truthfully, i originally ordered black, then emailed bd to ask for orange if they ended up with extra 17 inch stock. the day before they came in i asked to keep my original order and they emailed that would be fine....guess the last memo didnt make it to the warehouse in time! the only reason i wanted black was to add green floaters come winter time, i will just have to stick with black tires i guess...well, maybe not, we shall see haha. have to say though i am not at all disappointed in the orange, it is very deep shade with a nice fleck finish, pretty sharp looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHR View Post
    I reversed the tread direction up front, which seems to improve cornering (although this could be purely placebo on my part).
    And snow traction. I thought maybe placebo, but my LBS wouldn't have reversed the treads on their rental Kona Wo fleet on just my say-so.
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    60mm on stem. 700 mm 40 rise truvativ bars.

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    Are these rims considered single or double walled?
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    Boris report....

    Mine appear to be single wall


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    Quote Originally Posted by brassos View Post
    Hello,
    Here are some pics of the 21 Boris x7. Nice fork. Only one tiny scratch where the rear quick release was locked and was hitting the frame.
    On the x7 rear derailleur the cable lock screw was almost stripped. Will contact service about that.
    Otherwise, very happy and love the color,
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    What color is that? Is it the Burnt Orange?
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    I just ordered a Boris X7 myself. Do they have presta or schraeder values

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    I just ordered a Boris X7 myself. Do they have presta or schraeder values
    presta, glad my floor pump could do either!

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    The more I look at it the more I like the Boris frame...

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    burnt orange indeed...high gloss.
    BTW as a heads up to anyone doubting the commitment of BD to customer service, I just got an email about my stripped x7 rear derailleur . They are sending out an upgrade model free of charge, already got the tracking number. Upgraded to compensate for the little scratch in the photo...damn!
    These guys are awesome, great value, nice components at each price point, and the fast service i wanted.
    Customer for life.
    Also got my black Motobecane jersey today! 2 day shipping..lol

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    Has anyone been able to weigh there bike yet? I know on the box it says 30 lb but if feels heavier than that, My Camber has a claimed 30lb weight and it feels like a feather compared to the Boris. But I do have carbon bars,seatpost and im running 1x10 on the Camber and its tubeless.
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    Boris report....

    30# Hahahahahahaha! I know someone weighed the bike as shipped and thought it was 35-36# without pedals. It's buried in the bikes direct thread


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    The only problem I keep having is having to tighten the head tube after every ride.
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    Re: Boris report....

    Got mine today and threw it together in such a rush lol.. Went for a ride. It's pretty awesome. Pearl white looks amazing in the sun. It's got some metallic flake in it, it really glistens.




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    Boris report....

    My large weighs 36lbs. Here is a quick shot from the trail today.

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    I got my new front rotor today! Great customer service!

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    Does anyone with an x5 9 speed have a 10 speed front derailleur? I'm having a hard time making it go through all the gears without rub and I just noticed it says 2x10.. I looked on the page and yeah that's what it comes with. I had to widen the cage a tad to get no chain rub on 1st and 9th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radnur22 View Post
    Got the Boris X9 in this morning. Box was intact and all parts accounted for. Assembled the bike with a couple issues. The front derailleur cable was routed on the left side of the steer tube, should have been on the right. Not a big deal, I'll re-route it went the weather sucks and I can't ride. It appears the front rotor is slightly warped. I'll email BD regarding the rotor. Pictures to follow, I got to get it on the trail first!! Overall, very pleased with the purchase.
    Just curious, why would you need to wait until you can't ride to do the re-route? Looks like a simple task that would take a few minutes to do: remove grip, unbolt derailleur from handlebar and route cable to the correct side, re-bolt derailleur, reinstall grip.

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    I'm not too happy with the cable routing on this frame.. It could be more neat and thought out

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    With the x7 shifter the clamp and shifter are separate. To re route simply remove the shifter from the clamp re-route them re-attach no need to remove the derailleur. Should take less than 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowBound View Post
    Just curious, why would you need to wait until you can't ride to do the re-route? Looks like a simple task that would take a few minutes to do: remove grip, unbolt derailleur from handlebar and route cable to the correct side, re-bolt derailleur, reinstall grip.
    It's all about time.

    Quote Originally Posted by fastpunk View Post
    With the x7 shifter the clamp and shifter are separate. To re route simply remove the shifter from the clamp re-route them re-attach no need to remove the derailleur. Should take less than 5 minutes.
    fastpunk, thanks for the info! I am still going to wait until next weekend to re-route the shifter and change the rotor. I am on-call for work and can't ride due to response times.

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    For those concerned with sizing: I am 5' 8", with an inseam of 31". I vacillated between the 15M and the 17M, initially ordering a 15M, then changed to a 17M, then had second thoughts on the 17M. The 17M fits me great. It provides a more upright riding position, which I prefer and stand-over is perfect, just like my medium Specialized Camber 29er.

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    Boris report....

    For front derailleur issues you need to check that it didn't get sent mounted a little cockeyed. My daughters X-7 was not lined up perfectly and was sitting too low (in relation to large ring). H & L stops were also incorrectly adjusted. After making these corrections, the bike shifts great with adequate clearance between cage and chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastpunk View Post
    With the x7 shifter the clamp and shifter are separate. To re route simply remove the shifter from the clamp re-route them re-attach no need to remove the derailleur. Should take less than 5 minutes.
    You're absolutely right. I meant the derailleur shifter and not the derailleur. I'm sure we all know a derailleur has no use if it is mounted on the handlebar. 😄

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    Re: Boris report....

    40mm stem.. Going for a ride on a trail that leads to a private beach so I can try out the beach riding in an hour or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    40mm stem.. Going for a ride on a trail that leads to a private beach so I can try out the beach riding in an hour or so.

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    Nice! Ordered the same one, coming today or Monday,make sure to provide us with a ride update!

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    I just bought Answer bars with a 2" inch rise, very comfy.
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    I found a problem,which is chasing me also in the motorcycles world(i got '78 Kawa KZ650 SR,kinda classic style).My hands are getting numb,when i ride Boris X9.My other bike is a beach ctuiser Moon dog Kulana.And my hands feelin' great on it.So,the question is:How can i make a bars higher?I don't wanna change the stock handlebar,cause it accents the brutality of the Boris I've geard about a steam risers.I was trying to find one,but i don't know the size.

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    It's a 1 1/8" fork and a 31.8mm bars. They have riser headsets and Amazon.com : Ritchey Adjustable Mtn stem, (25.4) 80mm : Bike Stems And Parts : Sports & Outdoors

    http://www.amazon.com/Zoom-Heads-Ext...fork+extension

    There are other options but that goes to handlebars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheburussian View Post
    I found a problem,which is chasing me also in the motorcycles world(i got '78 Kawa KZ650 SR,kinda classic style).My hands are getting numb,when i ride Boris X9.My other bike is a beach ctuiser Moon dog Kulana.And my hands feelin' great on it.So,the question is:How can i make a bars higher?I don't wanna change the stock handlebar,cause it accents the brutality of the Boris I've geard about a steam risers.I was trying to find one,but i don't know the size.

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    Thanks,Bumpyride.Will check that.

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    Re: Boris report....

    Took her to the beach.. She likes the beach lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    Took her to the beach.. She likes the beach lol


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    Anyone make a frame pump that actually works decently fast with fat bikes? I'd like to be able to air down and back up without the 500 or so pumps it takes to get to 20psi for the concrete

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    I have an aluminum one, Lezyne I think. $50 is lots of money for a trail only tool in my opinion. Its 100 pumps to rideable on my fatbike. I use the same pump for my dirt bike.

    A friend gave me a cheapo plastic pump as part of a trail tire kit. He bought it at a major chain store. It actually pumps more volume than the $50 one. The only downside to that one is that the head connects directly to the valve, so it is harder to keep in position without snapping off your presta valve. Pick your poison, the cheap one saves $35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    Anyone make a frame pump that actually works decently fast with fat bikes? I'd like to be able to air down and back up without the 500 or so pumps it takes to get to 20psi for the concrete

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    What are your favorite Boris upgrades?
    I ordered an X5 this morning and I'm starting to doodle a list of upgrades to do right out of the box ...
    Top of my list is Diety pedals, seat clamp and maybe handlebar ... I LOVE my Dieties! Have them on my Juli and Fuji ... Wouldn't ride dirt without them (First blood anyone :-)

    Any other suggestions to ponder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    Anyone make a frame pump that actually works decently fast with fat bikes? I'd like to be able to air down and back up without the 500 or so pumps it takes to get to 20psi for the concrete

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    This one.

    Amazon.com : Lezyne Micro Floor Drive High Volume Pump : Sports & Outdoors

    Make sure you get the high volume, not the high pressure. Easy to use, and pumps fast. Don't have to putz with your tire having to be stationary or in a weird position. Fits easily in a frame bag also. Comfortable with no pinch spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpyride View Post
    This one.

    Amazon.com : Lezyne Micro Floor Drive High Volume Pump : Sports & Outdoors

    Make sure you get the high volume, not the high pressure. Easy to use, and pumps fast. Don't have to putz with your tire having to be stationary or in a weird position. Fits easily in a frame bag also. Comfortable with no pinch spots.
    I second that. With the Boris you can mount it to the fork or by the BB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaRedlocks View Post
    What are your favorite Boris upgrades?
    I ordered an X5 this morning and I'm starting to doodle a list of upgrades to do right out of the box ...
    Top of my list is Diety pedals, seat clamp and maybe handlebar ... I LOVE my Dieties! Have them on my Juli and Fuji ... Wouldn't ride dirt without them (First blood anyone :-)

    Any other suggestions to ponder?

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    I ended up getting some cheap schwinn thing at Walmart.. I love my bell pump and it was only ten bucks. I'm going to be swapping tires I'll count how many pumps it takes.

    As for upgrade, I've done the stem. Pedals I'm leaving til I decide on what I want. Tires I'm gonna wait til winter to decide who knows what will be out by then. Handlebars are coming along with locking grips. I'll be putting on bb7s and some other stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sml-2727 View Post
    The only problem I keep having is having to tighten the head tube after every ride.
    What do you mean by this? What are you having to tighten? Is the stem clamp at the steerer tube coming loose? Pic maybe?

    By the way, the head tube is part of the frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
    What do you mean by this? What are you having to tighten? Is the stem clamp at the steerer tube coming loose? Pic maybe?

    By the way, the head tube is part of the frame
    Yeah it as the stem clamp. Seems to be OK now I must of not tightened it enough before my first time out
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    take two

    After cobbling together a fork mount for my X9, I'm ready to try my Camber 29er and X9 on the same trail today. It will be a short downhill then back uphill to the car so I can really compare bikes. My air gauge came in from Amazon.com, so there will be no guessing on the PSI, it will be at 9. Also, I'll have no need for that nice tailgate blanket Anyone in need of one

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    Quote Originally Posted by sml-2727 View Post
    Yeah it as the stem clamp. Seems to be OK now I must of not tightened it enough before my first time out
    Good to hear you got it sorted out.

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    My friend has a bikes direct bike with the stock stem and bars and no matter how tight I make it, it comes slightly loose every month or two. The bars too. Maybe cheap stems are made of softer metal that expands? I have a raceface that came loose that I know I torqued right and I bruised some ribs and broke my new fork on my fs.. And I know my torque wrench is right because I even tested it on a torque wrench calibrator.

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    Re: Boris report....

    Added some riser bars and grips.. I think I'm done for now. I also used zip ties and some rubber to attach a pump pump to the seat tube. I wish there were cage mounts there. Oh well not a big deal.







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    Heads up on rear wheel removal. The frame rapidly slims down back there, and removing the wheel causes the brake disc to hit or at least come very close to the inner left stay. I have scratched mine twice already.
    I applied a clear protector to the inner stay after a quick paint touch up. Really have to hold it just right as it comes out. Going to place a rag there in the future if i remove the wheel.

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    Great pump deal! I got one of these today:
    Spin Doctor Rescue HV Mini Pump - Inflation on Sale Save Up to $30 Off
    $16.99 after extra 20% off lowest price..
    Should be available tomorrow as well.

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    How easy/difficult would it be to convert the Boris to SS?

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    I had same problem with stem thought I tightened it enough to ride when I put it together. But the first hill I came to on trail handle bars went one way and front tire went other way. had to give stem bolts another turn (on trail with park tool)to tighten scary felt like they were about to strip. Did not use torque wrench so I don.t know what the lbs value the stem bolt are at this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by sml-2727 View Post
    Yeah it as the stem clamp. Seems to be OK now I must of not tightened it enough before my first time out

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    Anyone have a link to the geometry chart of the Boris line? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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    On the BD Boris page under sizing they give effective TT and standover for the sizes... For the rest of the geometry I compared to the geometry of the KHS and 9zero7, which many on these forums have said are the same frame, sourced from the Ideal Corp. that's how I compared it to my existing Juliana and Tahoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Negotiator50 View Post
    Anyone have a link to the geometry chart of the Boris line? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
    Found it if anyone is looking for the geometry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaRedlocks View Post
    On the BD Boris page under sizing they give effective TT and standover for the sizes... For the rest of the geometry I compared to the geometry of the KHS and 9zero7, which many on these forums have said are the same frame, sourced from the Ideal Corp. that's how I compared it to my existing Juliana and Tahoe.
    The KHS and Motobecane frames are the same, but the 907 frame has been changed for 2015 and will now be known as the "whiteout aluminum" it has different tubing than previous models, with a tapered head tube, clearance for bluto and new rear dropout.

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    I'm glad I held off on getting a fat bike. Sounds like a Bluto Boris will be here really quick for under $1,000.

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    Re: Boris report....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cody01 View Post
    I'm glad I held off on getting a fat bike. Sounds like a Bluto Boris will be here really quick for under $1,000.
    Wondered about that myself as I don't think Bluto will fit in current Boris X lineup.

    Saw on a Facebook post of Bikedirect a listing for Boris the Brut with a 190mm rear and bluto front. This would be the bike I want right now. Anyone know anything about this proposed upcoming model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-O11 View Post
    How easy/difficult would it be to convert the Boris to SS?
    Since you have vertical drop-outs you will need a chain tensioner. Using a kit like this one, it is relatively simple assuming you can do some simple work like shorten the chain and disassemble the cassette.

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    Thanks rex615, I'm pretty sure I can handle that install....appreciate the info.

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    So, I don't mind being the guinea pig for a new larger tire, but I'm having trouble deciding between the Vee Bulldozer and Snowshoe XLs - Bulldozer is about $15 cheaper on aebikes, looks like they will be just about the same size-wise. Primarily getting the tire for up front traction in the winter, should I lean to the Snowshoe for that reason? Will the rubber be better suited to the cold/snow?

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    Boris report....

    Pxpaulx- pick your poison and looking forward to the results! I THINK they will just squeeze on the rear.


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    Hey all,Got the upgrade x9 rear derailleur for my X7. Unfortunately it was an X9 9 speed.
    Mine had arrived with a stripped cable clamp screw, sram's design makes re-threading rough.
    Emailed right away and now waiting to see if they have any 10 speed X9 rears available/
    I still think service was fast, just a simple mistake.
    Bike still rides like a dream. Picked up a large size triangle frame bag from Amazon: I have the 21 frame and this should look good:http://www.amazon.com/Ibera-Bicycle-...ngle+frame+bag

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