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    Tracer 29 Rev 3

    Been getting lots of request as to whats up with the Tracer 29 so here is the latest.
    This one is getting close and I am really happy with the ride. The frame has been beefed up as well as the rear and now has our new G2 adjustable drop out that offers two CS length adjustments 17.7" & 18" and different axle options for all the popular combos.
    pictured is new 142 with 12mm QR. Our friends @ I9 supplied the 142 spec wheelset.
    Also we are going with the full 1.5 HT so it will be compatible with all steerer options and new crop of adjustable headset cups.Direct mount FD & new larger zirk fittings that thread in so they are easy to replace.
    Travel is at 5.5 or 6" with the adjustable link.
    With 140 fork HA is @ 69.5 in short G2 setting and flush HS.
    All this is not final & some of the parts still need refinement.
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    is there likely to be the option of the replaceable drop outs for the Standard Tracer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTD
    is there likely to be the option of the replaceable drop outs for the Standard Tracer?
    It would come with a saw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop
    It would come with a saw?
    i meant on future models , although if they made a new backend to accept the droputs i may be tempted to swap them over

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    Man, I want that, and I do not even like 29ers, hahahaha

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    me too! Sooo sexy!!!!!!

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    Dang that is nice. I am going to try to have to catch the demo tour this year to try one out.

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    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NICE!

    I like the notion of the direct mount BUT, I would want to run a Hammerschmidt - the tabs are begging for the HS and I love my HS on the hardtail so thats how i would prefer to go...i assume the final version will have a permanent direct mount tab???

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    It's coming out nicely. Thanks for the updates.

    Will it be available in 2010?

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    I just saw this posted on the 29er forum.......probably the best looking FS 29er I've ever seen.

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    That is perfect!!!

    Like the G2 adjustable dropouts...
    Like the 1.5 headtube...
    Like the direct mount front derailleur...
    Like the ISCG tabs...
    Like the beefier frame...
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    Thats my new bike!

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    Whats it weigh in an XL? 8 pounds or just under?
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    Jeff- very clever, love the 1.5" and short headtube- great combo! This one looks like you really wanted to pull all the stops! Now go make some production Please!

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    Wow. Would be awesome with a modded 36 Talas with the 1.5" steerer.
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    What's the BB height?

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    That is it. That is my bike. I`ve been trying to decide; not any more.

    I want to ride this bicycle, because just by looking at it I feel I will be suspended between the two wheels, rather than balancing on top of them. You are a master at proportion and line; I`ve never seen bicycles that look so....complete. I think even a non-cyclist could get that this thing is beautiful.

    Apparently the bikes work well, too. At least the Uzzi I test rode last summer did. But this Tracer has got me.

    Could you tell us what size this is?

    And does anybody know if the Maverick DUC32 would work on this?

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    Tracer 26

    Jeff, it's a nice way of evolution, but please upgrade also the current Tracer 26 with this options. This front triangle is very beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by herrczeg
    This front triangle is very beautiful
    Now that's a matter of opinion, I much prefer the existing 26er front triangle but I wouln't say no to adjustable drop outs.

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    beautiful bike. will we see more of the asym rear triangle? I realize on this bike its for FD direct mount clearance, but on the bigger bikes the asym design would make for a very quiet ride. You wouldn't need so much padding and insulation from chain slap. I think a lot of riders would appreciate a pin drop quiet intense DH/FR bike.
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    Wow. Hot!
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    Jeff could I put a Dorado 29er on that? Would be a fun light DH bike
    Will there be a 150mm rear maxle option as well?
    Last edited by sikocycles; 02-01-2010 at 10:59 AM.

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    Scratch 2010 DT and DW Sultan from this year's possible upgrade list... I wonder if it'll be a 1:1 tracer 26 replacement plus the benies of running 29er.

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    Jeff,
    Excellent mods over the previous version. The direct mount front derailleur tab and single-sided swingarm brace made room for shorter chainstays and more travel. However, as a leggy 6'2" rider, my front wheel tends to get pretty light on steep climbs so I'd probably go with the 18" rear dropout option anyway. The shorter dropout will be great for the short guys. The full 1.5 HT is certainly ahead of the fork makers. I've been planning out my build with a tapered HT in mind and settled on the Reba Team 120mm with Maxle and tapered steerer. I've thought about the Marzocchi 44 Micro Ti. Although the travel is a perfect match, they're never been able to make an air spring fork that was sensitive to small bumps. Now I'm wondering if this frame is foreshadowing the imminent availability of a longer travel 29er fork that doesn't flex like a wet noodle. The Reba 120 now seems a little inadequate for a 5.5" - 6" rear end. Hmmm, a Fox 36 in 29er format? A Reba 29 140 (which would make it a Revelation)? Too bad there's a 1/2 pound penalty for going with a full 1.5" setup.

    Looking great so far! Can't wait to see the final product!
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    Just SO good looking. My only quibble....... the '29' on the TT is a little too big in proportion to the TT!!!
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    Yeah, super fantastic Now produce a proto in real people size (that's XL) and put on a decent length HT and work out what the suspension does at that size Fvcking hate how nearly all bikes are designed around short people and then whatever happens to them when they go L/XL who cares.

    Quote Originally Posted by metelhead
    Jeff- very clever, love the 1.5" and short headtube- great combo! This one looks like you really wanted to pull all the stops! Now go make some production Please!
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