Page 10 of 14 FirstFirst ... 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 LastLast
Results 226 to 250 of 342
  1. #226
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    160
    Took the plunge and placed an order for a Tracer 275 Small with the CC DB Air shock. I guess no more lurking around 650b forums/threads, I'm diving in head first. I hope I'm as blown away as some of the guys who've had the chance to demo ride this.

  2. #227
    74 & 29 pilot
    Reputation: MTB Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    2,080
    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    I wish I didn't see this thread. A 650b 6 inch travel bike!!
    Here is some more ammunition to shoot holes in your wallet

    Finally got the complete finished set up with carbon rims front and back. This bike went from awesome to INCREDIBLE!! The feel of the bike didn't change from a 26" config, but the performance on rocky, tech climbs and descents is so noticeably nicer!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 27.5 (650b) fever-img_2093-copy.jpg  

    27.5 (650b) fever-img_2094-copy.jpg  

    27.5 (650b) fever-img_2084-copy.jpg  

    27.5 (650b) fever-img_2085-copy.jpg  

    MTBP
    "GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!"
    Turn on the truth: http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/

  3. #228
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,476
    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    Here is some more ammunition to shoot holes in your wallet

    Finally got the complete finished set up with carbon rims front and back. This bike went from awesome to INCREDIBLE!! The feel of the bike didn't change from a 26" config, but the performance on rocky, tech climbs and descents is so noticeably nicer!
    Curse you!!! Now I'm really dying. Did I also read the claimed weight right? 5.5lbs for a 6" travel frame?! Unheard of. Heck, my HD came in at 7lbs for the dang small frame (more than the claimed weight).

    650b, 26", different axle sizes, 5.5", 6" wow, what a versatile frame. Oh, and carbon too. Unreal!! But within the last 4 months I bought an HD and a TRc. If the real world numbers work out (build weight under 30lbs) this could be a one bike do-it-all frame.

    Ok, someone buy my HD and TRc and give me their CC number please

    BTW, what carbon rims are those? They're not Enve's or Easton from the lack of stickers. What's your build weight?
    We Ride In God's Country!

  4. #229
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    36

    Idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    I wish I didn't see this thread. A 650b 6 inch travel bike!!
    Your a little late to the game. Scott 700, Intense Tracer275, Transition Bandit = 6" + 650b

    2013 Scott Genius 700 SL


    Intense Tracer 27.5 (650b) Ride Reviews & Weights - Bike Rumor
    Last edited by rlucky82; 11-04-2012 at 08:21 PM.

  5. #230
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,476
    Quote Originally Posted by rlucky82 View Post
    Your a little late to the game. Scott 700, Intense Tracer275, Transition Bandit = 6" + 650b

    2013 Scott Genius 700 SL

    Transition Bandit 26 Inch - Tested - Pinkbike

    Intense Tracer 27.5 (650b) Ride Reviews & Weights - Bike Rumor
    You're right. And I wish I were even later, like after I've won the lottery. But this one's got a proven suspension design and is under 6lbs frame weight, claimed weight at least.

    BTW, anyone with some pics of the frame on a scale?
    We Ride In God's Country!

  6. #231
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Duncan1104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,174
    Quote Originally Posted by kburati View Post
    Took the plunge and placed an order for a Tracer 275 Small with the CC DB Air shock. I guess no more lurking around 650b forums/threads, I'm diving in head first. I hope I'm as blown away as some of the guys who've had the chance to demo ride this.
    When are you supposed to get your frame? I ordered a large about a month and it's coming by the end of the month!

  7. #232
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    160
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1104 View Post
    When are you supposed to get your frame? I ordered a large about a month and it's coming by the end of the month!
    Shop I ordered from received their first batch of frames last friday but they were all medium and large, they expect the smalls in another week or two.

  8. #233
    74 & 29 pilot
    Reputation: MTB Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    2,080
    My frame weight came in just under 6 lbs for a large; Sorry didn't take pictures and am not stripping my bike down to prove it. My build weight was 28.5 lbs with East carbon Havens and Specialized grid casing tires. It's now 28.8 with my carbon 650b wheels and slightly lighter tires.

    The rims are from Light-Bicycle, a Chinese company. Cheap, well built and TLR. There is a thread on them in this sub forum, the 29 forum and the Wheels forum. I got lucky and bought carbon Havens new for $1300 to see if the carbon wheel was that great; It is! Whether aluminum or carbon, rims get the crap kicked out of them when you ride aggressive in AZ, and I'm not forking over $1800 for rims that will get trashed eventually. Now $365 shipped is a different story. Mine seated right away with gorilla tape and feel great!
    MTBP
    "GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!"
    Turn on the truth: http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/

  9. #234
    mtbr member
    Reputation: johnny thunder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    21

    Evolve carbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider View Post
    Snappy fast with deep travel that didn't absorb the small stuff as well as a 6" bike should. Rode it back to back with a Ellsworth Evolve and while the Evolve really rode smooth it was sluggish and the Tracer 275 felt like an xc racer. My impression of both bikes could be attributed to set up and was a single short 3-4 mile out and back, Evolve 1st and 275 second, making the quickness of the 275 all the more impressive.
    Are you comparing the new Ellsworth carbon Evolve to the Carbine 27.5? I want to hear more about this please. Looking at the same two.....

  10. #235
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Duncan1104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,174
    Quote Originally Posted by kburati View Post
    Shop I ordered from received their first batch of frames last friday but they were all medium and large, they expect the smalls in another week or two.
    Huh... Interesting. Thanks for the info!

  11. #236
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,476
    Uh oh. Another player? Tell me about this intruder
    We Ride In God's Country!

  12. #237
    mtbr member
    Reputation: slowrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,691

    Both aluminum frames

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny thunder View Post
    Are you comparing the new Ellsworth carbon Evolve to the Carbine 27.5? I want to hear more about this please. Looking at the same two.....
    I'm old school and don't believe in plastic frames

  13. #238
    ride
    Reputation: ignazjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    4,833
    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    BTW, anyone with some pics of the frame on a scale?
    5.99lbs for a large painted red Carbine with seat collar and 26" 12x142 dropouts. I just weighed it. I took a pic but it didn't turn out great.
    Redstone Cyclery
    turner*intense*transition*REEB*Rocky Mt
    web - tweet - FB
    Lyons, CO

  14. #239
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,476
    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    My frame weight came in just under 6 lbs for a large; Sorry didn't take pictures and am not stripping my bike down to prove it. My build weight was 28.5 lbs with East carbon Havens and Specialized grid casing tires. It's now 28.8 with my carbon 650b wheels and slightly lighter tires.

    The rims are from Light-Bicycle, a Chinese company. Cheap, well built and TLR. There is a thread on them in this sub forum, the 29 forum and the Wheels forum. I got lucky and bought carbon Havens new for $1300 to see if the carbon wheel was that great; It is! Whether aluminum or carbon, rims get the crap kicked out of them when you ride aggressive in AZ, and I'm not forking over $1800 for rims that will get trashed eventually. Now $365 shipped is a different story. Mine seated right away with gorilla tape and feel great!
    oh, you went with the Chinese carbon rims and have good luck so far? I've seen somewhere where (i think it was these rims) had a catastrophic failure/crack on the rim edge. I guess if you can build them yourself then it's worth taking a chance. But for mortals like myself I'd have to pay $150 just for the build. Still, they're working for you and that's all that counts.

    I use Spec. GRIDs too and they're uber heavy. With those my HD build came to 32.5lbs. Not what I was expecting for a carbon frame but I do have a VAN 36 coil up front so that kills the weight too.

    This sounds so good, VPP, 6" travel, 650 wheels, and under 29lbs. Nice work!
    We Ride In God's Country!

  15. #240
    Paper or plastic?
    Reputation: zorg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    7,888
    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    oh, you went with the Chinese carbon rims and have good luck so far? I've seen somewhere where (i think it was these rims) had a catastrophic failure/crack on the rim edge. I guess if you can build them yourself then it's worth taking a chance. But for mortals like myself I'd have to pay $150 just for the build. Still, they're working for you and that's all that counts.

    I use Spec. GRIDs too and they're uber heavy. With those my HD build came to 32.5lbs. Not what I was expecting for a carbon frame but I do have a VAN 36 coil up front so that kills the weight too.

    This sounds so good, VPP, 6" travel, 650 wheels, and under 29lbs. Nice work!
    I've been using the 26" versions of those rims since May or June on my Carbine. They've been holding up to Sierra rocky trails so far. Can't complain. With light tires (but not too light), a 32 fork and a Gravity Dropper, bike weighs 27# even. I assume that it'd be closer to 28 in 650b.
    Faster is not always better, but it's always more fun

  16. #241
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,476
    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    I've been using the 26" versions of those rims since May or June on my Carbine. They've been holding up to Sierra rocky trails so far. Can't complain. With light tires (but not too light), a 32 fork and a Gravity Dropper, bike weighs 27# even. I assume that it'd be closer to 28 in 650b.
    Yo, Zorg.

    I didnt know you're using them too. They've stayed true too? Did you build them or you pay for the build? I gotta test ride yours if its okay again.
    We Ride In God's Country!

  17. #242
    Paper or plastic?
    Reputation: zorg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    7,888
    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Yo, Zorg.

    I didnt know you're using them too. They've stayed true too? Did you build them or you pay for the build? I gotta test ride yours if its okay again.
    I've been using the wide rims, which I believe are a hair under 400gr (never weighed them, based on others' feedback). I bought the rims, and had the shop build them up. We can do another bike swap soon if you want (although not this w-e). Would love to try the TRc.
    Faster is not always better, but it's always more fun

  18. #243
    74 & 29 pilot
    Reputation: MTB Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    2,080
    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    oh, you went with the Chinese carbon rims and have good luck so far? I've seen somewhere where (i think it was these rims) had a catastrophic failure/crack on the rim edge. I guess if you can build them yourself then it's worth taking a chance. But for mortals like myself I'd have to pay $150 just for the build. Still, they're working for you and that's all that counts.

    ...
    WEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, not quite

    Don't know if this carbon is going to hold up to normal Southwest riding

    http://forums.mtbr.com/650b/carbon-r...ml#post9849481
    MTBP
    "GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!"
    Turn on the truth: http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/

  19. #244
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    164
    Just ordered my Carbine 27.5 yesterday. I'm super psyched for this build. It's a sky's the limit dream bike for me. Shop told me no green frames avail, 4 weeks for red, and 6 for naked. I wanted the green, but went with the naked since it's not available any time soon. Medium frame btw. I'm going in Friday to finalize the build, but Enve AM's with kings have been ordered along with the frame at this point. Original thought was full XTR 2x10, but I need to look into XX1 as an option. I'll update as decisions are made, and photo's to come as the build starts.

  20. #245
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Salespunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    2,781
    Sounds like a great build. Can't wait to see it.

  21. #246
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    164
    OK so I spent the afternoon at the LBS discussing the build. Need some input. We are leaning towards XX1. The original idea was Enve/Kings but as of now there isn't an XX1/king hub. We are going to contact CK and see if they are coming out with a compatible freehub in time. Otherwise I need to go DT 240's. Next dilemma is the brakes. My current bike has Magura MT6's, and I've ridden Magura for the past 6 or 7 years. I love Magura's, but have definitely had some headaches with the MT series this summer. When working properly the performance is fantastic, but I've had to bleed them quite often. I suggested the new XTR brakes. LBS says MT8's. We are putting a Fox 34 float, reverb stealth, carbon bars, ck headset on to complete the build.

    I'm looking for thoughts on the hub situation and the brakes.

    Thanks in advance for your input

  22. #247
    74 & 29 pilot
    Reputation: MTB Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    2,080
    Quote Originally Posted by gcohen View Post
    OK so I spent the afternoon at the LBS discussing the build. Need some input. We are leaning towards XX1. The original idea was Enve/Kings but as of now there isn't an XX1/king hub. We are going to contact CK and see if they are coming out with a compatible freehub in time. Otherwise I need to go DT 240's. Next dilemma is the brakes. My current bike has Magura MT6's, and I've ridden Magura for the past 6 or 7 years. I love Magura's, but have definitely had some headaches with the MT series this summer. When working properly the performance is fantastic, but I've had to bleed them quite often. I suggested the new XTR brakes. LBS says MT8's. We are putting a Fox 34 float, reverb stealth, carbon bars, ck headset on to complete the build.

    I'm looking for thoughts on the hub situation and the brakes.

    Thanks in advance for your input
    The XTR 988s are the BOMB!!! I run them on my Carbine and my Session 88. Strong and great modulating. Best brakes I've every used
    MTBP
    "GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!"
    Turn on the truth: http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/

  23. #248
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    164
    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    The XTR 988s are the BOMB!!! I run them on my Carbine and my Session 88. Strong and great modulating. Best brakes I've every used
    I have yet to hear a bad review of the XTR's. I think it's time I give something other than Magura a try.

  24. #249
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Salespunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    2,781
    I will second the love for the XTR Trail brakes. Rode Formula The Ones for years and switched over a few months ago. It was a significant upgrade.

  25. #250
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    164
    It's sounding like XTR brakes are going to end up on the bike.

    Now I just need to finalize the hub situation.

Page 10 of 14 FirstFirst ... 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •