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    Last year there was a stream of photos and video coverage here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermont29er
    If you're gonna post pics of women, how about some that look like they actually pedal!
    Oh I think that she's pedaling something, and I think I like what she's pedaling....

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    You are an idiot!


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    Today's hot new 29er product from Interbike:
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    ^^^^ that is sick

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    A casual warning.....

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    could we please keep this clean....remember theres many teens that view the 29er forum
    I am going to side with the OP. Please refrain from degrading comments in general (see guidelines below) as we post highlights from I-bike.

    Post pictures of bikes or babes, male or female but make 'em clean and PG.

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    Interbike Dirt Demo report Day 1

    Dirt Demo report for the 29er geeks.

    First bike I grabbed this morning was a Niner JET9. While not entirely new, it is the first time at the dirt demo, so I had to ride it.

    Impressions: Very well balanced, very smooth, and climbs without bob. Exactly what it was supposed to do. The bike felt very comfortable and worked well. It definitely does what it claims, and it would make a spectacular racing bike.

    The best thing about the Niner was that it was set up properly. You will read more later, but several brands out there just have no clue how to set up a bike. Niner nailed it, and the bike worked properly too as far as mechanical issues, so this on its own will make for a good impression when riding. Top it with a well designed suspension, and you have a good ride.
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    what the heck is that?

    crazy, whyte-like design. Gotta love trade shows!

    Keep 'em coming!
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    Big Mama

    I immediately went and grabbed a Big Mama, as this bike has also impressed me in the way the JET did, it pedals well, it descends well, and it is just perfect.

    The Big Mama did not disappoint. It climbs VERY well, seated or standing, and pedals like no other FS rig I have ever ridden. Yes, it even surpasses my beloved FSR w/ Brain technology.

    The main impression I had of the Big Mama is that the bike felt light. Even though it was built with heavier wheels (XT hubs, Salsa 30mm rims, Nevegals), it really pedaled like a lighter bike, and climbed that way too. It just felt light.

    Big Mama is a sure thing in the 29er full-suspension arena. It will be one of the best on the market. One comment I heard from another person today, is that as he rode by on a Ventana El Rey, he yelled to the Salsa guys that "your bike won!"
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    Selma

    And now, the bike you have all been waiting for: SELMA

    Selma is essentially a single-speed Mamasita. A few changes. Eccentric BB, No braze-ons, and (along with the 09 Mamasita), a slackened head angle to 72 degrees to work with longer offset Fox and new Reba forks.

    It is exactly what you guys have been begging for. They didnt mess with a good thing, only made the needed changes, and slapped a really gorgeous paint job on it.

    It was so popular, my size was not around, so I rode Butcher's (aka GNAT) bike, it was a medium. Still fit me pretty well, and it was exactly what I thought it would be. Stiff and responsive, but smooth in the behind. All in really slick single-speed form.

    Another sure winner from Salsa today.
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    Fargo

    And here is Fargo.

    Fargo and I went on a longer test ride, to give it exactly what it was designed for. First we descended the road into town, then did a little urban curb hopping, followed by some railroad grade, then a climb back up to the trails, and a bit of singletrack. A nice ride with all the fixins.

    Fargo is stable. Like holy-wow-stand-up-without-hands stable. I could climb on the road at around 4-5 mph and not wobble. I think that will be its huge selling point. I really want one to load with panniers. Other than MTB, I am a loaded touring geek.

    The stock built is very no-nonsense, and works like so. Other than adding another layer of bar tape because I like the double-wrap, I would not change anything. I was really amazed at how fast the Vulpines roll on pavement. Not sure what pressure they were at.
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    Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by chequamagon
    And now, the bike you have all been waiting for: SELMA

    Selma is essentially a single-speed Mamasita. A few changes. Eccentric BB, No braze-ons, and (along with the 09 Mamasita), a slackened head angle to 72 degrees to work with longer offset Fox and new Reba forks.

    It is exactly what you guys have been begging for. They didnt mess with a good thing, only made the needed changes, and slapped a really gorgeous paint job on it.

    It was so popular, my size was not around, so I rode Butcher's (aka GNAT) bike, it was a medium. Still fit me pretty well, and it was exactly what I thought it would be. Stiff and responsive, but smooth in the behind. All in really slick single-speed form.

    Another sure winner from Salsa today.
    Is this a RACE ONLY kind of bike? Or could I set this up to use as a woods bike( New England style)..Man this thing is hot, It's just begging for blue bits..Thanks..CF..

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    Stumpy HT 29er Marathon

    This is the new Stumpy 29er hardtail, in Marathon garb.

    Marathon is usually Spec's highest designation before S-Works. And this bike showed.

    It was a VERY nice spec, with no cut corners. Even the cassette and chain were XT. Rear hub was a variation of the Hugi 240.

    Spec claims that the new anodized frame is the same weight as a Superfly frame, because they saved 1/3 lb from the old painted frame. They also layed the HT angle back to 71 degrees to work with the Fox fork. It has X.0 shifters, X.0 der, Ultimate brakes, and a Thomson post. Very nice spec. It was hard to sell bikes against the Superfly last year, but with it going to $4k next year, and the Spec sitting at $3300 with a better spec and a same-weight frame, I think the Big S has hit a winner in the complete-bike category.

    It rides very well, as a well-built aluminium frame should. Nothing really stands out, but that is also a positive, as it rode very neutral and just did exactly what I told it to.

    My only complaints are the Fast Trak tires are really slippery compared to the new Captain, and the bike comes with 580mm bars. Way too narrow for me.
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    Thanks Tim! I wish I had a reason to carry Salsa's in the store. They're just fantastic looking, and from the reports, the ride matches the look. Someday.
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    Cannondale F29

    I must start this review by stating that I actually own a Cannondale F29, which I set up with a Lefty carbon, and other bits very similar to this bike. I do not sell Cannondale, so I actually bought it from someone else because I really liked the way it rode.

    So..... That being said, I wanted to try the new F29 with the BB30 cranks. I only rode it about a half mile off road because I couldnt even get it to handle right. Cannondale specced it with 580mm bars, and I just could not keep from almost crashing it. I am not sure what makes big brands like Cdale and Spec put really narrow bars on a large-sized 29er.

    It was amazing how this bike, almost identical to my own, went from great to horrible with just the bar width.

    As for the BB30 cranks, they were very nice, but I really could not tell an improvement over my XTR M952 cranks on my Cdale.
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    And the Zinger!

    Today's suprise:

    The Chris King Bottom Bracket.

    ETA: Wednesday. Yeah, as in two days from today.
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    Today's overall winner:

    Today's winner of the day is:



    FARGO!


    It just did everything so well and without complaint, that it will probably be my next bike purchase. It really is the best bike I rode today.
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    Tune in tomorrow

    Tomorrow's rides to tune in for:

    Salsa Pistola
    Lenz 6" travel 29er (mikesee's personal bike, i have an appt. )
    Hopefully follow the Lenz with the Niner WFO
    Felt carbon 29er
    Moots FS 29er
    Ventana El Rey
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    Hope

    That'd be Larry for you, he sort of gives a hoot about bikes and building and setting them up right - the guy's just pasionate as hell as are the guys at Niner - I think they chose well in getting him to work the outdoor demo for them
    Thanks for the report and I know what you mean, it's amazing how they don't realise how bad an impression a fantastic bike setup wrong can give. Look forward to your further fillings

    Quote Originally Posted by chequamagon
    Dirt Demo report for the 29er geeks.
    .................................................. .............The best thing about the Niner was that it was set up properly. You will read more later, but several brands out there just have no clue how to set up a bike. Niner nailed it, and the bike worked properly too as far as mechanical issues, so this on its own will make for a good impression when riding. Top it with a well designed suspension, and you have a good ride.
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    I would love to hear some feedback on the DW Sultan, if you can get a leg over one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzthepug
    I would love to hear some feedback on the DW Sultan, if you can get a leg over one.
    I assume you saw Bob's quick review?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    I assume you saw Bob's quick review?
    I did, but it never hurts to get all the feedback you can. 6thElement has one reserved during THC, so I'm looking forward to his review as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chequamagon
    Today's hot new 29er product from Interbike:
    that's scary looking...
    ...every day sends future to past...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chequamagon
    Tomorrow's rides to tune in for:

    Salsa Pistola
    Lenz 6" travel 29er (mikesee's personal bike, i have an appt. )
    Hopefully follow the Lenz with the Niner WFO
    Felt carbon 29er
    Moots FS 29er
    Ventana El Rey
    How are your legs holding up after all that testing?

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    Hey thanks for the awesome shots on the Selma! I had seen the name floating around Chequemagon time, but never heard what it was going to be. It makes more than perfect sense.

    I had talked to Chris King last week and they had said that those bb's would be available around show time. I don't think they were trying to hide it or anything.

    On the headset front, Chris King is working on a Zero Stack headset and Cane Creek reports they are realeasing a 110 version of the Zero Stack. I found out because I called to ask if you could install the IS version of their 110 Hset into the ZS cups assuming the bearings were the same dimensions. In reply they said yes but that it wouldn't give you the full benefits of the 110's sealing etc. So they spilled the beans that they were coming out with one.

    Not really any specific 29er news from my non-Interbike attending front, but some good 29er related news.

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