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    calling all Rumblefish owners

    Just picked up my Rumblefish I from the bikeshop. I had purchased a mail order Thompson 31.6 seatpost thinking that's what size Fisher used. I found a 30.9 post instead. Its fits pretty loosely. I don't want to try to force the new post in and ruin anything. If you have a Rumblefish, can you see what size post is on it?

    The Fisher website doesn't list a size for the Rumblefish, but says the HiFi uses a 31.6 (!?).

    thanks

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    Also, when I ordered the bike, I was assured it came with TLR tires and in fact the Fishes in stock were TLR. The bike I got does not have the TLR tires. The shop pretty much told me that if I didn't want it, others were waiting in the wings to buy it. So I took it. How much of a difference is there in the tires? I will be using Stans.

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    Should be a 31.6mm. Don't use the 30.9 you will wreck the the frame/clamp.
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    Just to clarify: the Rumblefish came from the bikeshop with a Bontrager 30.9 post installed. WTF?

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    Strange, the Rhythm posts that come on the Rumbly's aren't even made in a 30.9, afaik. You really just need to go back to the shop with it.
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    well, that's what I did. Somehow the bike came with the wrong post - no one knows how. I'm good to go now. thanks.

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    At least you got a seatpost...they shipped my RF1 to the lbs without one and they substituted a cheap 20$ post ...and claim they are on backorder

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    maybe that's what happened to me - they are out (!?) of the correct post.

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    Get a Thomson and be done with it. Hehe
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    Mine came in last week and.... no seatpost. Dexter does show the Rhythm Elite posts as out of stock. However I talked to our inside rep and he said they would get one out to me. We'll see. In the mean time, I'm using the 31.6 off of my previous bike.
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    I'm about 2 weeks into my XL Rumblefish 1; I live in NC and had to call 53 dealers from Atlanta to DC to find it (finally found one in Asheville nc only to have it sold before I could get there, then found one more in Blacksburg VA). My point is if you are thinking about it and find a HF or RF in your size jump on it; there ain't many left for the year and it'll be sometime after August before more are available.

    For comparison, I'm coming of a 2007 SC BLT 1.0; great bike, but I kept destroying the rear suspension linkage/bearings/axles (4times in 2.5yrs). So I needed a ride for a 24hr race and couldnt wait for the parts/labor on the BLT. Wanted a 29er so I thought this was my chance; The RF is way better for my personal riding; Im not super aggressive, but at 205-210 (plus gear) I'm no lightweight and climbing fast has never been my strength; but I descend pretty well (amazing what a difference gravity makes). That DCRV shock is fantastic and the difference was immediately noticeable to me at my weight; I also like the extra travel up front. Feels solid in all conditions and the Gary Fisher geometry solves the concerns about slow handling w the 29er. The only two niggles I have are due to the choices I made with this upgrade. First the xtra travel up front is great going down, but the front end does wander a bit on tough technical climbs (wish I had a travel adjust up front). Second, on extremely fast downhill banked turns the rear end does flex/wiggle slightly; don't notice in straight G'out's only when leaned over a high speed; Prolly the wheel, or tire, my fat ass or a combo of all three; These two small complaints aside I love the bike and would buy it again.

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    Did you snag the XL that was sitting in the front window at Liberty?
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    I don't know about back east, but here in northern california I know of a hifi delux in large, and a rumblefish 1 in XL. I can slip the info to interested partys if you would like!

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    nitrous junky: thats the one that got sold out from underneath me! I had to go all the way to East Coasters in Blacksburg VA (GREAT shop btw w great trails in the area). All in all prolly meant to be this way; I had neever been to that area and got to check out some great trails that I might have missed other wise; But I'll be up in western NC soon; Look for my red and black beast churning SLOWLY up hill as you blow by me!!!

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