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    Quote Originally Posted by wadedro View Post
    anyone running a 100mm wheel with a Bud or Lou in the rear?

    I have Bud and Lou on the stock 80's. There's so much clearance you should have no problem.

    I was actually comparing a Bud on CS compared to a Bud on the 80's just last night. The 100mm rim does really stretch the tire out a bit more.

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    how much do the stock Mayor's weigh?

    In particular, a large frame with carbon fork, base build?

    Complete 1◊10 Carbon Fork: CAD $1949.00 MSRP / USD $1849.00 MSRP

    EDIT: Complete Bike weight, not frame.
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    You can look back into this thread to maybe find some more discussion about what you ask. My stock size small 1x11 with the carbon fork comes in about 5lbs over RSD's claimed weight, around 34 by my scale. I would guess the large is going to be a little more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    how much do the stock Mayor's weigh?

    In particular, a large frame with carbon fork, base build?

    Complete 1◊10 Carbon Fork: CAD $1949.00 MSRP / USD $1849.00 MSRP
    winter sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    how much do the stock Mayor's weigh?

    In particular, a large frame with carbon fork, base build?

    Complete 1◊10 Carbon Fork: CAD $1949.00 MSRP / USD $1849.00 MSRP
    Medium frame was four pounds one oz my bike was 30.5 with Bulldozers and paddles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snugs View Post
    You can look back into this thread to maybe find some more discussion about what you ask. My stock size small 1x11 with the carbon fork comes in about 5lbs over RSD's claimed weight, around 34 by my scale. I would guess the large is going to be a little more.
    Thanks, i have read the whole thread but the numbers i did see reported varied a lot, plus some were custom builds.

    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Medium frame was four pounds one oz my bike was 30.5 with Bulldozers and paddles
    Thanks

    Case in point, quite the variance in these 2 alone.

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    Beautiful bikes BTW. I like the Raw in particular
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    Thanks, i have read the whole thread but the numbers i did see reported varied a lot, plus some were custom builds.

    The Snowshoe XL would add some weight over the regular snowshoe or bulldozers.

    Thanks

    Case in point, quite the variance in these 2 alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    Thanks, i have read the whole thread but the numbers i did see reported varied a lot, plus some were custom builds.



    Thanks

    Case in point, quite the variance in these 2 alone.

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    Beautiful bikes BTW. I like the Raw in particular
    I'm not taking my med. apart just to weight the frame. shoot, I don't even know what the bike weighs now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    I'm not taking my med. apart just to weight the frame. shoot, I don't even know what the bike weighs now.
    No problem.

    Looking for complete build weight, preferably stock, preferably large frame.

    Just asking if anyone weighed their stock bike when they got it, that's all
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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    No problem.

    Looking for complete build weight, preferably stock, preferably large frame.

    Just asking if anyone weighed their stock bike when they got it, that's all
    Large with a bluto. I think it was 36?? I really don't remember. Planning on carbon nextie wheels and a 4" tire in the summer

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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

    I weighed my large (carbon fork), with Saint pedals and I seem to recall it was about 33. However I can double check that tonight.

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    cheers guys!

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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

    I weighed mine again - Size Large, carbon fork, stock built plus Shimano Saint pedals and fully studded Snowshoe XLs and I get 33.25 lbs.

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    but are you running tubeless?

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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

    No, tubes.

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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"-20150221_231539.jpgThis is my Mayor sporting a new set of Vanhelga's. This is a large frame with carbon wheels from light-bicycle laced to i9 hubs. Handle bars and seat post are also carbon. Total weight as it sits is 26.5lbs. To say I love this bike is an understatement!

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    bike looks great man! Congrats. What brakes are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shipdog View Post
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ID:	966510This is my Mayor sporting a new set of Vanhelga's. This is a large frame with carbon wheels from light-bicycle laced to i9 hubs. Handle bars and seat post are also carbon. Total weight as it sits is 26.5lbs. To say I love this bike is an understatement!
    Love the 'raw' Mayor. very cool.

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    Elixir 1 brakes....cheap but reliable. The rotors are the light weight one that Lamere uses on his light weight carbon bikes.

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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

    Same wheelset I just built
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    Make sure u pick tires that you want for sure. Taking tires off these rims is very very very very difficult.

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    for those that bought just the frame/fork, did it come with a headset? FSA? thanks

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    Mine came with a Cane creek

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    While driving North on highway 400, North York (Toronto) I seen a Billboard that said "The Best Mayor Ever" and at the top I thought it had the letters RSD
    Has anyone else seen this billboard or have a picture? I tried scouring Google image but nothing.

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    thanks for confirming. I guess I could have checked the RSD website, duh. just ordered a cane Creek conversion Crown race so I can run my Lefty fork on the mayor. Raw color frame hasn't arrived yet, hopefully this week. Lefty is also raw alum color and wheel set is gold anno marge lites. we'll see how the gold and silver colors work together. Will post up pictures when it's complete

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    Enjoying my Mayor with some friends...

    Devil's Gap Trail into The Torrance Barrens..
































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    I love these pics. Happy people and happy doggie. Good times. Thanks for sharing!

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    Those of you that built a mayor from the frame up, what did you run for BB/cranks?


    Hoping to have my black mayor with white bluto completed Friday night!

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    I run a Race Face Turbine crank with a RF narrow wide 30 tooth chaining

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    Quote Originally Posted by shipdog View Post
    I run a Race Face Turbine crank with a RF narrow wide 30 tooth chaining
    Are you using any bottom bracket/crank spacers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burtfishmonger View Post
    Are you using any bottom bracket/crank spacers?
    Alex said two on one side and one on the other. I used two on each side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Alex said two on one side and one on the other. I used two on each side.
    I use two and one as well.... I guess it comes down to shift performance and feel. Have fun!!

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    got the frame today, but no seatpost collar. what size collar do I need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadedro View Post
    got the frame today, but no seatpost collar. what size collar do I need?
    34.9 for seatpost collar

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    The Mayor goes on another night ride.
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    I like the Mayor so much I put a ring on it.26T NW Wolf Tooth to be exact. Great addition to an awesome bike.
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    Spring dirt mode
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    Wadedro that is badass!


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    Thx. He sleeps in the living room RSD Bikes "The Mayor"-screenshot_2015-03-22-21-28-24.jpg

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    O man, that is one bad boy!!!

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    I heard they getting another shipment of frames in soon. Also heard they might be on sale...if you been wondering about a mayor now is probably a good time to get on board

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    Currently running a Race Face Cinch crankset with spindle for 190mm frames and there is a ton of clearance between either crank arm and the chainstays. Can anyone confirm if the 170mm spindle will work for 2015 frames?

    Wadedro, what are you running?

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    the RSD website has been down for a week.....curious to know if the pricing is the same or if they have updated the parts spec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ten80 View Post
    Currently running a Race Face Cinch crankset with spindle for 190mm frames and there is a ton of clearance between either crank arm and the chainstays. Can anyone confirm if the 170mm spindle will work for 2015 frames?

    Wadedro, what are you running?
    What is the spacing on a 170 mm?
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    Do you have at least 12mm of clearance on each side? The 170mm spindle will move the crank arms 20mm closer.

    Quote Originally Posted by ten80 View Post
    Currently running a Race Face Cinch crankset with spindle for 190mm frames and there is a ton of clearance between either crank arm and the chainstays. Can anyone confirm if the 170mm spindle will work for 2015 frames?

    Wadedro, what are you running?
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    You'll want to make sure the chain won't rub on the tire being 10mm closer on the one side

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    Quote Originally Posted by ten80 View Post
    Currently running a Race Face Cinch crankset with spindle for 190mm frames and there is a ton of clearance between either crank arm and the chainstays. Can anyone confirm if the 170mm spindle will work for 2015 frames?

    Wadedro, what are you running?
    ten80, any particular reason for the 170...it will come very close to the chain stays doing so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ten80 View Post
    Currently running a Race Face Cinch crankset with spindle for 190mm frames and there is a ton of clearance between either crank arm and the chainstays. Can anyone confirm if the 170mm spindle will work for 2015 frames?

    Wadedro, what are you running?
    190 spacing. 1x10(42t wolftooth)
    170 wouldn't clear the stays

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    Torrance Barrens Crust Ride...

    Crusty Day for The Mayor
















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    Nice shots BCD. Hear/see any wolves up there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    Nice shots BCD. Hear/see any wolves up there?
    Just my Blue!
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    15% off now for April delivery contact your local dealer.
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Looks like some pretty big changes coming to the Mayor....if this site is accurate:

    RSD | MAYOR Aluminum

    197 Maxle rear, Mulefut rims, 150 MM spacing carbon fork,
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    Solid build for the price...

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    well, proud new owner of a Bluto equipped, Raw Mayor, size large.

    Picked it up locally, used.

    So stoked! What a massive step up from my KHS.

    First ride hopefully this Friday..thank you long weekend!RSD Bikes "The Mayor"-mayor.jpg
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    Well what is your verdict?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Well what is your verdict?
    Did a ride on my cross bike instead...snow was too soft. Might try tomorrow morning
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    Got a short 1 hour, 8 km ride in yesterday in very marginal conditions.
    Trail varied from sugar snow that was pretty much unrideable, mud, ice etc.
    Bike felt good, I think it fits better than the khs I had before it.
    I do think I have a bent cassette. Looked off and chain skipped in the granny. Easy fix.
    Played with the bluto a bit. I was running 140 psi for my 210 pounds.
    Happy new owner for sure
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    140 psi ??? that does make it a tough ride. I assume you mean 14, still might be too much. When in doubt let air out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by temporoad View Post
    140 psi ??? that does make it a tough ride. I assume you mean 14, still might be too much. When in doubt let air out.
    140 in the bluto fork....not the tires

    I started with about 8 psi in the tires (snowshoe xl) and aired down twice
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    Keep an eye on the hub axle. I was getting some skipping and popping and it was the hub failing. You may want to get the chromoly axle upgrade at your weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracer650 View Post
    Keep an eye on the hub axle. I was getting some skipping and popping and it was the hub failing. You may want to get the chromoly axle upgrade at your weight
    Thanks. I was reading your thread. Did the steel axle and rebuild solve your issues?
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    So far it is all good

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    Some pics from this morning's ride on the Pony Express trail from Strawberry to Kyburz.

    Was snowing lightly when I left but picked up later on.

    First ride on 150 studs equally distributed to front/back tires. Even more traction!

    Rear derailleur is clicking; I wonder if it's the bad hub/axle issue discussed before?

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    Probably the hub. It starts off kind of innocent like the derailleur hanger alignment is off then gets louder and louder. Also looks like I'm not the only one who felt the stock stem was way to freaking long

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    Great pictures. Very moody and some awesome scenery.

    Quote Originally Posted by levee67 View Post
    Some pics from this morning's ride on the Pony Express trail from Strawberry to Kyburz.

    Was snowing lightly when I left but picked up later on.

    First ride on 150 studs equally distributed to front/back tires. Even more traction!

    Rear derailleur is clicking; I wonder if it's the bad hub/axle issue discussed before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracer650 View Post
    Probably the hub. It starts off kind of innocent like the derailleur hanger alignment is off then gets louder and louder. Also looks like I'm not the only one who felt the stock stem was way to freaking long
    already switched mine out with the Salsa 70mm and salt flat bars from my ICT. The ICT got the long stem and risers. Totally different riding bikes now. The Mayor is just plain knarly with the moto style it has now. Still and upright feel but like an racer too. It's sick.

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    ADKMTNBIKER, so you've got a Mayor and ICT?! I'm torn between the two... Thinking the slacker head angle in the ICT would be better for the steep tecky trails I ride but then the lighter aluminum would be nice too. I'd go with a 100/120 Bluto either way. Maybe I wait for the next gen Mayor which supposedly comes with a slacker head angle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by peterdaam View Post
    ADKMTNBIKER, so you've got a Mayor and ICT?! I'm torn between the two... Thinking the slacker head angle in the ICT would be better for the steep tecky trails I ride but then the lighter aluminum would be nice too. I'd go with a 100/120 Bluto either way. Maybe I wait for the next gen Mayor which supposedly comes with a slacker head angle.


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    Yes. Have them both at this time. It's hard to give you a good answer though as we still have a foot of hard pack and I haven't gotten to ride either bike on the tougher trails yet. I'll get back to you in a couple of weeks.

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    Awesome, looking forward to your thoughts!
    There is also that Bucksaw that keeps tempting me too ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterdaam View Post
    Awesome, looking forward to your thoughts!
    There is also that Bucksaw that keeps tempting me too ;-)
    So far I've ridden the Mayor the most with the stock setup on a variety of trails. The setup made it have a very upright feel. It handled the steep up hills great and wasn't bad on the down hills. The upright position made the downhills a little strange feeling though. Since I've switched the bars to the flats with the shorter stem. The ride is much lower and seems to handle quicker. I only did the switch 2 days ago so I'm still getting used to it but I like the change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracer650 View Post
    Keep an eye on the hub axle. I was getting some skipping and popping and it was the hub failing.
    This skipping and popping is exactly what's happening. Also, when in low gear pedaling uphill, if I'm cranking too hard, the rear will skip/pop to next gear. Only if I baby it can I get uphill without tipping over.

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    Saw that but more interested in the new Mayor!!

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    RSD Welcome - RSD

    The new site is up!!!

    Checking out the Mayor now. Some major changes in how the bikes are going to come. Build kit 2 looks like it'll be hot with the 1X11 GX drivetrain. And with the 150mm HT for all sizes. Hydroformed frame. Pretty interesting.

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    Very interesting! Though I hope they offer more colours than orange!

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    nicer crankset too. all around a sicker bike. Anyone want to buy a used 2015 Mayor Med.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    RSD Welcome - RSD

    The new site is up!!!

    Checking out the Mayor now. Some major changes in how the bikes are going to come. Build kit 2 looks like it'll be hot with the 1X11 GX drivetrain. And with the 150mm HT for all sizes. Hydroformed frame. Pretty interesting.
    Quote Originally Posted by peterdaam View Post
    Very interesting! Though I hope they offer more colours than orange!

    agreed.

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    although it doesn't look that way from the site. Maybe they're going the Surly route.

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    True... If that's the case, I hope it's a good orange!

    Lots of good changes, namely the head angle and designed for 100mm fork are what I really like. Better parts all around though that's normal through different model years.

    This might be the tipping point for me to sell the all-mountain/enduro steed!

    I really like the ICT but don't fancy the weight. And the bucksaw would be amazing but I'm tempted to go hardtail for something completely different!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterdaam View Post
    True... If that's the case, I hope it's a good orange!

    Lots of good changes, namely the head angle and designed for 100mm fork are what I really like. Better parts all around though that's normal through different model years.

    This might be the tipping point for me to sell the all-mountain/enduro steed!

    I really like the ICT but don't fancy the weight. And the bucksaw would be amazing but I'm tempted to go hardtail for something completely different!

    The ICT is a damn solid bike. I've been riding the ICT for the last couple of weeks. I may have fallen for it. But I agree, the weight is a little of an issue going uphill. Especially when my wife passes me on her 9:ZERO:7. But the handling going downhill and the riding position are pretty nice. I'm ready to switch back to the Mayor to see if I still like it as much on the dirt as on the snow. I'll report back in a few with that info.

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    The 68 degree head angle of the ICT is a big point for me... The new Mayor at 69 is close but I'm pretty sure I'd appreciate slacker here in North Vancouver!

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    I wanna see the orange! (my favourite colour) I wonder if the divorce would be worth it to upgrade from a 2015 to 2016 Mayor?


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    Quote Originally Posted by horizontallyopposed View Post
    I wanna see the orange! (my favourite colour) I wonder if the divorce would be worth it to upgrade from a 2015 to 2016 Mayor?


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    that's a very good question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levee67 View Post
    ETA: As before, both Marvin at Fatlab and Alex at RSD have responded promptly to my emails. Good CS!
    Some of the best customer service I have encountered in quite a while. I had an issue with my frame and a replacement was in my hands in Anchorage three days later. I proudly rock what is probably the only Mayor in Anchorage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracer650 View Post
    So anybody try a 100mm bluto on their mayor? I'm going to convert mine when the air springs come back into stock.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tracer650 View Post
    No it will change the static, head angle, bb height, and seat tube angle...
    Quote Originally Posted by peterdaam View Post
    I was curious too if anyone was running 100 or even 120mm on their mayor. I understand that the angles and heights would change but you could effectively run more sag (30-40%) and bring the ride height down to 80mm equivalent. Would make the bluto nice and plush.

    I was also wondering what peoples thoughts were on the head angle, in all of the pictures here (by the way the bikes look amazing) the head angle looks rather steep compared to other fat bikes. Just curious how you find they ride because of that?
    So, did anyone get around to running a 100 MM Bluto on the "old" Mayor?

    I'm debating changing mine from 80 to 100. That will also give me the slacker HA of the "new" one
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    Quote Originally Posted by horizontallyopposed View Post
    I still have 2 weeks with a walking cast on my right ankle but had to take it for a little spin around the block as I had finished studding the tires.


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    They had this bike at a store in my city. Didnt realize it came like that vs what the website said (with 11 speed, snowshoe xls and bb7s). Kind of kicking my self for my farley. Could have got this bike and got some cheap fat b nimbles for summer! Looking at $500 plus tax for 2 dillinger 4s in canada..... Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    They had this bike at a store in my city. Didnt realize it came like that vs what the website said (with 11 speed, snowshoe xls and bb7s). Kind of kicking my self for my farley. Could have got this bike and got some cheap fat b nimbles for summer! Looking at $500 plus tax for 2 dillinger 4s in canada..... Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    I get my tires same place I get my women mail order off the interweb.
    If you can point me to cheap dillinger 4s that would be cool
    Fatbike, XC bike, Gravel Bike....

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    If you can point me to cheap dillinger 4s that would be cool
    Bike24 looks like a little over 350. Did see any on Aebikes.com.
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    On the rocks...

    one of my favourite local trails, the Torrance Barrens. Impressed, and to be honest somewhat surprised how good the Mayor is rock riding these trails compared to how my old 2005 Pugs was! Some pics...


























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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    one of my favourite local trails, the Torrance Barrens. Impressed, and to be honest somewhat surprised how good the Mayor is rock riding these trails compared to how my old 2005 Pugs was! Some pics...


























    great photos BCD. I love the scenery where you ride. Would love to check it out someday.
    About the handling of the Mayor. Let me begin with, I've been on the ICT for the last few weeks and just took the Mayor out again today. Before I started on the ICT I had fallen in love with the riding position of the Mayor and thought the handling was good but difficult to tell in the winter. I also didn't have anything to compare it to as it was my first fatbike. Now having ridden the ICT and the Mayor a bunch. RSD is the handling winner hands down. The Mayor is a trail beast and will eat all the ups and downs for a snack and the single track handling is really impressive. The ICT is just slow comparatively. Granted it still has the CS compared to the 80's on the Mayor. But WOW. The Mayor. What an awesome bike.

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    Just an FYI to my Mayor riding friends....... I put Vanhelga's on my bike and cant begin to tell you how amazing the bike handles. The bike is very agile and sure footed. Zero self steer and could really hall the mail on any terrain. For what its worth boyz it was $$$ well spent

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    Quote Originally Posted by shipdog View Post
    Just an FYI to my Mayor riding friends....... I put Vanhelga's on my bike and cant begin to tell you how amazing the bike handles. The bike is very agile and sure footed. Zero self steer and could really hall the mail on any terrain. For what its worth boyz it was $$$ well spent
    .....side note. I was riding with my pal who was sporting a Borealis Yampa "full carbon" with husker du's and was carving up the turns in front of hime. Gotta love the MAYOR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shipdog View Post
    .....side note. I was riding with my pal who was sporting a Borealis Yampa "full carbon" with husker du's and was carving up the turns in front of hime. Gotta love the MAYOR!
    I've been going Bud /Lou for a while and can't complain on the dirt/rock or sand. I'm really lovin' the BLUTO for the off snow riding. They soak up the roots and stuff. Especially with running a little higher pressure. 10-12. I never seemed to need or notice them in the winter.

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    Buckshots...

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    Did my first dirt ride on the weekend with the Mayor on On One Floaters.

    I was running too much tire pressure, was sick, tired and hungover.

    Let's just say my usual trails were a lot harder than i remember them being on my Stache! I managed to ride everything with a 30T front, 11-36 rear.

    I messed around with the fit when i got home by slamming the stem. The front felt very tall to me on the ride despite having "only" an 80 MM travel Bluto.

    I'll keep posting updates. I almost bought a set of FBN tires to drop some rolling weight and am considering the One Up 42t cog as well.
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    I bit the bullet and ordered the One Up kit and a pair of 120 TPI FBN's and some Q light tubes.

    Rolling weight loss and making sure to not be hungover next ride should help.
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    Hey don't forget you can put a granny gear on and manual shift when you need the extra climbing power.
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Hey don't forget you can put a granny gear on and manual shift when you need the extra climbing power.
    Yes, i already have a 30t front ring in place of the stock 32t.
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    The new Mayor, posted on RSD's Facebook page.

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