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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

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    Nice lookin bike and it's good to see a small Canadian company doing this. I don't understand the red-white-blue "The Mayor" decals.

    They outta have specs and price on a website. Their facebook page doesn't say much except 29lbs. And I gotta add a company has to step up and get some color in the mix. Black everything, as slick as it is, is waaay over done. Anyone remember Fat Chance?!

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    so new, it's not posted yet.
    red / white / blue is the official mayoral colours on their sash

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    Well... I'll argue on that rwb color scheme. It's very American.

    Nice lookin bike. Beats Pugs weight by 10lbs.

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    I ain't gonna bull$hit ya, I kinda like it a lot. I'm an old school black on black on black with a little more black fan boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedLite View Post
    Anyone remember Fat Chance?!
    Had to laugh when I read that. I owned a Fat Chance Wicked Light back in the day. It was all black.

    I know what you mean though, they had some great color schemes. I had hoped that Surly would do some more of the bass boat sparkle frames like the moonie last year but in brighter colors. Like the old homegrowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedLite View Post
    Well... I'll argue on that rwb color scheme. It's very American.

    Nice lookin bike. Beats Pugs weight by 10lbs.
    30 countries around the world have red/white/blue flags, not just the USA. It is a nice looking bike though. Wish there were more photos.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    here are more photos
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    rear tyre looks very tight on stays

    wouldnt be of much use in muddy areas at all

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    Plenty of clearance

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    I rode with these guys yesterday on GFBD in Durham Forest ...the bike looks great up close
    biking makes it better

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    Yes Coloradogoose. I owned a WickedLite too. Wish I still had it. Amazing bike.

    I have an all black xc bike. I bought the Necro last year so obviously I do love black on black as I said earlier.

    Statement is made for all bike companies and I was just saying a majority of bikes these days seem to be coming out black or mostly black.

    Guess I'm not doin much better going chrome with black trim on my fatty but I'm adding red anno wheels for a little splash of color.

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    The Rob Ford is quite nice, and local too!

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    Here are the specs according to a post on their Facebook page yesterday. Pretty good frame and build for 1750$ retail. They did their homework!

    Specs are:
    • 44mm Head Tube
    • 100mm Bottom Bracket with ISCG-05 mount
    • 190mm rear spacing
    • 30.9mm Seat Post
    • ISCG-05 Tabs
    • Dropper Post cable guide routing
    • Rack mounts
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    • AL6061 Frame
    • Carbon Fork 468mm 135mm spacing
    • BB7 brakes
    • X7 10spd shifter / Derailleur Type 2
    • Race Face Turbine 32T NW ring crank 175mm
    • SRAM 11/36 cassette
    • Easton EA70 bar, stem and post
    • Race Face Atlas saddle and grips
    • 26x80mm rims
    • 4.7in Vee Rubber Snowshoe tires

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    Their own CarpetFibre fork? Haven't seen that one before.
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    Damn nice specs for the $$$$$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedLite View Post
    Well... I'll argue on that rwb color scheme. It's very American.

    Nice lookin bike. Beats Pugs weight by 10lbs.
    google "Toronto Mayor" and it'll make sense
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    Ha. Well that's just funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoldersUnite View Post
    The Rob Ford is quite nice, and local too!
    Fat & fond of white powder!

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    This is a pretty dang good deal. Wonder how long it will be before they have these bikes in numbers. April? They also seem to have some 29+ bikes that look interesting, but information is hard to come by regarding availability and cost on those.

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    I can help. what would you like to know?

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    Frankiklex,
    Frame weight (My Krampus seems pretty portly) and chain stay adjustability on the 29+? What is the useable range. Also, any pics of tire clearance with a Knard on Rabbit **** with the wheel slammed all the way forward? Cool looking bikes(all Zen built?), and I love the "Mayor" name! Oh yeah, any plans of an Al 29+ frame?

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    29+ R853 is 5.25lbs - DB Cr-Mo 4130 Heat Treated is 5.75lbs
    On the stays, you have 20mm of adjust-ability. Plenty of clearance slammed forward.
    The `Lucky Penny`is made by Zen - The other 29+ overseas
    Thanks. possibly for next year an AL6061 version of the 29+ and possibly a Ti as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    29+ R853 is 5.25lbs - DB Cr-Mo 4130 Heat Treated is 5.75lbs
    On the stays, you have 20mm of adjust-ability. Plenty of clearance slammed forward.
    The `Lucky Penny`is made by Zen - The other 29+ overseas
    Thanks. possibly for next year an AL6061 version of the 29+ and possibly a Ti as well
    The specs on your site say CS is 445. So do they adjust from 445 to 465? Thanks for the info. It's cool that you're using Zen for some of your frames!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    I can help. what would you like to know?
    When will they be available for order?
    Will they be available as both complete bikes and as frames only?
    How soon before a rider could expect to be riding one?
    Any idea on costs for both the 853 and the CroMo frame? Hoping the CroMo will be will be a similar quality build and price to this "Mayor" fat bike.

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    Nice!
    Any US dealers?

    Please, any color other than black!

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    pre-orders are being done right now through dealers for delivery in April.
    all bikes are available complete or as frame only
    Offshore from only R853 is $999 retail - Cr-Mo $499 retail - The quality is very similar. The R853 will be slightly lighter and slightly more rigid
    Compolete bikes range from $2000 retail to $4600 retail
    Zen frame is available as frame only $1499 retail
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    yes 445mm is from the middle of the drop out, so you can go tighter at 435mm or longer at 455mm
    Zen is a fantastic custom builder
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    Thanks. this year. Black only. next year, we'll try to diversify a bit.
    yes a few dealers.
    Bicycle Outfitters - Grand Junction
    Sun Summit S - Idaho
    Chuck's bike - Vermont
    Joyride bikes - Logan Utah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    pre-orders are being done right now through dealers for delivery in April.
    all bikes are available complete or as frame only
    Offshore from only R853 is $999 retail - Cr-Mo $499 retail - The quality is very similar. The R853 will be slightly lighter and slightly more rigid
    Compolete bikes range from $2000 retail to $4600 retail
    Zen frame is available as frame only $1499 retail
    So you guys are having two 853 bikes made? One offshore and one from Zen? Can you give details on any differences between the offshore and the one from Zen, or are they the same bike, with the same materials, but one being handmade in the USA.

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    same bike. one is made offshore and the other in the USA
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    In what sizes will the Mayor be produced? I have a 6'6" buddy looking for a new fatbike

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    For this time around we only produced M and L. for April onward, there will be an XL
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    Interested in the fork. What's the skinny or fat on it? Spec.'s? Availability? Mfg.'r?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    Plenty of clearance
    Curious - what do you call plenty clearance?

    2 fingers is my rule, and often that's not enough.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Curious - what do you call plenty clearance?

    2 fingers is my rule, and often that's not enough.
    My rule is if you need more than ~ .5in/1cm clearance.... Than no amount of space beyond that will help.
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    there is almost 15-20mm on each side of the tire and at least 30-40mm between the center of the tire and the chanistay yoke. To me that's plenty.
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    will the mayor fit clown shoes with bud and lou tires?
    when will the Mayor be in our LBS's?
    thanks

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    it was designed for 100mm rims and 5in tires, so yes it will fit. delivery is scheduled for the end of January
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    i read somewhere (and i cant find it now) that the medium has a top tube length of 23''. is that a virtual top tube? ie the horizontal reach?

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    ok, to be clear (since other RSD bikes are mentioned) what is the Mayors msrp? also, WTF is up with one chain ring? i am not just riding fat bikes to the mall thank you very much....
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    MSRP is $1850
    32T + 11/36 cassette gives you a really good range to start, then it becomes a preference and it all depends where you ride but if you're not happy with 1 ring up-front, you can always add another.
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    huh, one ring. well, thanks for the confirmation....but thats a biG fat tire deal breaker on RSD for moi. this bike is for AT (all terrain use) so 2 rings is a must. not sure what sorta riding ppl would buy a fat bike for to be able to accomplish it on a single ring. looks like adding: front derail w lever and a ring could be $200 as well.....all the best selling these things...they look koool.
    peace out and happy new yar
    ps: live in the west so of course we use these things in the mtns . grade = need for granny
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    By the sounds of it, you're looking for the "entire" package. Well, you are only $200 away from it. For $1850 + $200 = $2050 plus taxes, you can have an ideal/perfect bike. Without the FD, extra shifter, extra ring and pedals, the bike only weighted in at 29lbs. It's all based on one's fitness level. Some people might want to put a larger ring in the front, others might feel more confortable with a granny. What we chose to offer is the middle of the road set-up, which allows anyone to change it based on their fitness or where they ride. In the grand scheme of things, you can easily push that bike uphill on a 32T single ring with 11/36 rear.
    The value we offer is outstanding. We did our homework. Try finding a better build for that price.
    Thank you for your comment. We value all opinions and who knows, maybe we will offer a dual ring set-up in the future as an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    What we chose to offer is the middle of the road set-up, which allows anyone to change it based on their fitness or where they ride. In the grand scheme of things, you can easily push that bike uphill on a 32T single ring with 11/36 rear.
    The value we offer is outstanding. We did our homework. Try finding a better build for that price.
    Yep. Most any bike I would buy off the rack and uncustomized would need at least a few changes to suit my needs. I would never eliminate a bike over a single chainring. Oh, and I wouldn't create an account on a website just to let everybody know I wouldn't buy a bike due to a chainring.

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    Outstanding value it is. I put a deposit for a large. The 1x10 was the thing that sealed the deal for me. I have so many chainrings in the parts bin that I don't want to pay for them and the 32t NW can be put on my trail bike. To me that is 200$ of value ADDED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob2 View Post
    not sure what sorta riding ppl would buy a fat bike for to be able to accomplish it on a single ring.
    Not sure what kinda people need two rings. All my bikes have one, and cassettes from 11-28 to 11-36. Realize too that cassettes now go up to 42t. If you can't climb something with 30 or 32 up front and 42 in the rear, it's not the bike that's the problem. I've been running like this for years now and it's so nice not having to worry about two shifts, especially given how poorly front derailleurs have always worked. The biggest reason we don't ride single rings up front with setups close to the 1x11 drivetrain is that we have convinced ourselves we cant. We can't turn those gears. Trust me, humans are far more adaptable than that...
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    it's alll where the bike is used boys...relax slowdanger....you are getting scary.
    jayem, in BC we go UP hills/mtns...no luxury of one ring...but it would be kool if we could.
    also, it's alll goood...more fat bikes the betta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob2 View Post
    it's alll where the bike is used boys...relax slowdanger....you are getting scary.
    jayem, in BC we go UP hills/mtns...no luxury of one ring...but it would be kool if we could.
    also, it's alll goood...more fat bikes the betta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob2 View Post
    it's alll where the bike is used boys...relax slowdanger....you are getting scary.
    You'll have to forgive me. I only ride my bike to the mall. I get a little defensive.

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