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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelmotor View Post
    Post is stamped 30.6.
    First major disappointment with spec I've found.
    Why not 30.9?
    If you wish to use that particular post it can be lathe turned to size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captlink View Post
    If you wish to use that particular post it can be lathe turned to size.
    it seems the 30.6 is not a super snug fit . I tried a 30.9 i had laying around it will not fit wondering about a 30.8 . Other option is a cane creek 30.6 to 27.2 adapter. the reason i would do this is for a carbon seat post in the hope of a little more give without the weight of a thudbuster.
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    Thanks guys for the sizing feedback - now to find one for $450

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    I'm going to D ick's Sporting Goods tomorrow to see if I can order in store to get free shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    I'm going to D ick's Sporting Goods tomorrow to see if I can order in store to get free shipping.
    I tried doing that Tuesday with no luck, let us know if you have better results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.rex View Post
    I tried doing that Tuesday with no luck, let us know if you have better results.
    y no luck? what happened?

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    The guy brought it up on the computer in the store and said he'd still have to do a web order and that there'd still be shipping charges.

    I'm waiting for a sale to hopefully drop the final price to around $500 or less since I really don't need another fat bike.

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    I have around 50 miles on mine so far it has far exceeded my expectations. The group I ride with are riding carbon bear grease a couple Farley 6's and a Fatboy and all were impressed especially when I told them the price.

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    I have Scheels checking on pricing, since they have access to Mongoose BMX. I'll report back when I get info.

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    It really is a steal of a bike, even at Dick's retail price. Knowing if Scheels could get it would be good.
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    The Scheels at the mall has them assembled in stock. List like $550. I got them to price match the MC Sports price. I am going there tonight after work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    The Scheels at the mall has them assembled in stock. List like $550. I got them to price match the MC Sports price. I am going there tonight after work.
    That's awesome! What Scheels location? Do they have another one? Are they price matching the black friday deal? Did you just show them the coupon?

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    The Scheels in the Fox River Mall in Appleton. I told them that D icks and MC Sports had them. He checked the prices and said MC has a store in Manitowoc and they have at $499. So he is price matching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    The Scheels in the Fox River Mall in Appleton. I told them that D icks and MC Sports had them. He checked the prices and said MC has a store in Manitowoc and they have at $499. So he is price matching.
    Sucks they're not in the southeast.

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    I bought my Vinson last night. Hope to get some riding in this weekend. This is a very well built bike from my visual inspection. The frame has nice welds and the factory paint is fantastic. The orange and teal really POP on the white. I was driving my wife smaller SUV when I got it, so I had to take both wheels off to get it home. This frameset is light. I will try to get some wheel and frame weights too.

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    Re: mongoose Vinson

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    Re: mongoose Vinson



    Bud fits, working on Lou.
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    Nice!

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    Ill get around to the lou tomorrow. Had an emergency family issue.
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    Looks like there's plenty of room for the bud, the Lou isn't much wider, I don't see why it wouldn't fit, gonna have to order my own soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarontriton View Post
    it seems the 30.6 is not a super snug fit . I tried a 30.9 i had laying around it will not fit wondering about a 30.8 . Other option is a cane creek 30.6 to 27.2 adapter. the reason i would do this is for a carbon seat post in the hope of a little more give without the weight of a thudbuster.
    Yeah, but 30.9 seems to be the sweet spot for posts in the current market, innovation and variety even better than 27.2.
    I'll probably pick up a Cane Creek shim and use a Thomson 27.2 x 410.
    I was hoping to use a dropper, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    I bought my Vinson last night. Hope to get some riding in this weekend. This is a very well built bike from my visual inspection. The frame has nice welds and the factory paint is fantastic. The orange and teal really POP on the white. I was driving my wife smaller SUV when I got it, so I had to take both wheels off to get it home. This frameset is light. I will try to get some wheel and frame weights too.
    The paint is too good.
    I will feel bad if I decide to go flat black.

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    135/190 seems to be an odd combination for axle widths.
    No obvious option for a 29+ existing wheelset to throw on. (why the Minnesota Framed and BD Bullseye were at the top of my shopping list until the Vinson jumped to the front of the value class)
    At least they are both known widths, so wheels are readily available, just not as sets and they won't be cheap.

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    For 29+ I plan on putting a Kampus fork in it to make it a bit more slack. A set of Velocity P35s and some bargain hubs should build up cheap and reliable wheels for summer.

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    Where are you seeing bargain 190 hubs?

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    Ali express has a 135/190 set for $53.97

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    Ali express has a 135/190 set for $53.97
    Wow, Ali Express is a pain to search.
    I can't find a 135/190 set for that price.

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    Ditto
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    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post


    Bud fits, working on Lou.
    Any luck with fitting the Lou?
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    Sorry, the weekend got crazy and the wife got cranky. I will try this evening. I'm guessing I'll get a smidge of chain rub, but we will see. The bud was not as big as I thought it would be relative to the VEE.
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    Sorry folks. I've had a few PM's on the Lou fit. I have been swamped at work. End of semester for the high school kiddies I teach. I will try to squeeze it in tonight but it will be after 10 central. After that, I will be working on tubeless using moonlander rimstrips first, then the wide gorilla tape. I post it asap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post
    Sorry folks. I've had a few PM's on the Lou fit. I have been swamped at work. End of semester for the high school kiddies I teach. I will try to squeeze it in tonight but it will be after 10 central. After that, I will be working on tubeless using moonlander rimstrips first, then the wide gorilla tape. I post it asap.
    Would Love to find out how its goes with the tubeless . I played around with gorilla tape no success with the standard tires very loose fit. But again not alot of effort on my part.
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    Hi All,

    Can anyone provide more detailed specs on the Mechanical Disc Brakes that come with this bike (no-name, Tektros...)?

    Also, are the Vee Missions Wire or Folding Bead?

    Thank you.
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    Yeah, no way the vees would, but bud is not tight either, the bead came off twice while fitting it. It may be fun.
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    Jak speed brakes. I like them. They bite.
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    Re: mongoose Vinson

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    So it looks like the bud fits all around sorry it took so long guys this week sucked, thanks for your patience. There is no rub in the big cog and little chainring but I'll have to say it's pretty close maybe two millimeters
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    I am going to see if I can try a Bulldozer sometime soon.

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    Bike is setup for a short dude my dads 5 foot 7 with a 30 inch inseam and 6 foot 3 with a 36 inch inseam interestingly enought it pretty much fits both of us depending on how you set it up
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    I am 5' 11" with a 30" inseam. I am looking at layback seatpost options.

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    These tires look so much better in person; I can't believe these tires fit. This bike is one heck of a deal.
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    Are your Lous brand new? What psi are they filled to? Lous fit on my dolomite, but are starting to rub now that they're stretching and with the frame flexing, wondering if you'll have the same problem, let's hope not.

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    Brand new. Not sure this frame will flex under my dad. He's a spinner. Hoping to go tubeless after a few rides
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    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post
    There is no rub in the big cock and little chain drink
    Sorry better luck next time man!!

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    Oops, I should edit my posts after voice typing.
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    Looks so sweet with bud and Lou ! I would like to find a happy medium tire wise . I have a hard enough time pedaling these fat tires around. But i want more grip the the stock tires.


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