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    Hey bikeny Thanks for your reply,

    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    CF - what you seem to be describing is a Sinister Simon Bar set up in single speed moed. That would give you the New England Style Woods bike you speak of.

    OR if you prefer something in steel - I'd recommend looking at the TEd Wojcik Monkey Butt 29er, or perhaps contacting Steve Stickel to see what he could produce for you (he's D.F.L. here on the forums btw).
    You also MMcG you make great sence ( this is me CF's opinion so don't go getting to big headed on us) HaHa..Bro we need to hook up and kick some NE riding A$$.. Thanks again..CF..

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    Does it have two Bottom Brackets?

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    It needs a few more moving parts I think...not sure, I lost count. :-)

    That's it, I getting a welding torch, I can make that out of old bike frames around the house!

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    that bike is weird, gotta find out who made it. It looks like 2 bottom brackets.

    This might be one of those what's in vegas stays in vegas bikes.

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    So do the upper fork tubes allow for slow bump sensitivity while the lower fork tubes for high speed? I think they might have something there, a fork that compresses from both ends.

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    WOW! This is just like being there. Well almost.
    Great reports I cant wait to see what is next.

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    Any info on the Vassago Fisticuff
    Moots Cinco
    Vassago Optimus Ti
    Cervelo Prodigy

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    Interbike Dirt Demo report Day 2

    Today was day 2 of the Interbike Dirt Demo. It was really hot today, and I rode a lot of bikes, so here goes.
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    Lenz Lunchbox.

    I got to ride the Lunchbox. And wow, is it amazing. It is everything I hoped it could be, and then some. It climbs decent for a bike of this size, it descends better than anything I have ever been on, and feels very balanced.

    The rear is VERY smooth, so much so, it almost overpowered the 150mm White Bros fork.

    This bike is Mikesee's bike, and he told me not to treat it nicely, but to give it what I could. So with my measly powers of 3-4' drops and taking the rocks as fast as I could, I tried. I came back in and Mike noticed that I have not even used full travel on either shock. Maybe got through 80% of available travel after a 2 hour ride of giving it everything I had the balls for. WOW!

    When I got back to give the bike to Guitar Ted, Devon was there and I got to chat with him about it a bit. This bike will see production in a few months after a few more tweaks are made.

    The best thing about the bike was the rear RS Maxle. I could stand and give it all my might, and the rear end was VERY tight.

    Also on this bike were Surly Mr. Whirly cranks which were really cool, and a set of Mike's built wheels with Salsa Gordo 35mm rims. The front tire was a WTB Stout, and it held traction no matter how hard I pushed, even in the soft Nevada sand.

    I really wish I lived somewhere where I could use a bike like this. It was really fun.
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    Moots 29er

    I rode the Moots 29er, just to see what all the dollars are spent on.

    It was a nice high-end bike. But so are many others. It was smooth, did its job well, and didnt complain. But it also didnt stand out. I thought something of this caliber might be a shining star, but it really is just another FS 29er bike. So save your kids college fund, buy an alloy model from many of the other manufacturers out there, and enjoy yourself.
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    Guess there's a tire there we're not supposed to see, eh?
    Just a regular guy.

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    Wow, the rear tire on that Lenz looks amazing


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    The LB looks sick I just got a 5" version

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    Salsa Pistola

    It has 700c wheels so give me a break. I like it and wanted to ride it and you get the info!

    Pistola had me intrigued because it was built on the same geometry as the Primero, a bike I have always lusted for, but it comes in a bit more affordable with the change to True Temper OX-Plat tubing.

    Essentially, it is a very fine steel frame, like you can get custom built for you elsewhere, but for less $$. I owned a Gunnar Roadie for a while with a Sram Rival group, and I really liked the bike. I climbed on the Pistola and felt like I was back on my Gunnar. Only thing is that as a complete bike, this will be coming in around $800 less than a similar-spec steel rig that is built from the frame up. Salsa seems to have that niche dialed, as in making a spectacular riding frame and offering it up at a great value. If you are looking to pound a little pavement, this is a great way to get started without spending a lot of $$
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Guess there's a tire there we're not supposed to see, eh?
    It is really of no consequence, it is just the new secret RASTA MAMA PRO EDITION tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Guess there's a tire there we're not supposed to see, eh?
    what a classic

    What about the new fork thats not a WB?
    blah blah blah

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    OS Bikes Blackbuck

    OK, funny story. I see this bike with WTB stickers on it, and I thought that they were bringing a new bike to market. So I snap a pic, and talk up the guy, asking if I can ride it. He says yes, and I go for a ride. The whole time I think I am on some new WTB model that Steve Potts has been dreaming up.

    I get back, talk up the guy again, he says it retails for less than $500 for the frame. WOW! I ask for some paperwork and he hands me the OS stuff. DOH! I was actually riding a Blackbuck, just didnt know it, and because the guy works for WTB, it has stickers on it. I felt like an idiot.

    But, I did get to ride it, and it was pretty cool. It is made in the same factory as Surlys, Vassagos, etc., and it only comes in one size. It as a tight bit small for me, so it is probably a 19" or something l like that.

    It rode pretty normal, without any real standouts, pos or neg.

    However, it does have a really unique EBB pinch that was creak-free even in the desert dust, and I like the tucked away disc mount. Pretty cool.
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    What about 165mm WFO9? Where is Yeti 575? Ibis Mojo 29er? Pivot 529? Give us something earth shuttering. 29er movements advances at really slow pace I wanna see Totems and Boxxers on FR/DH 29ers as well. More scandium FS for racing. Reveleation 29er from RS.

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    Next we'll having a gorgeous 29er anniversary a decade has passed since its onset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield
    i can haz, no, wantz evrting?
    fixed it for ya DC.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Niner RIP 9

    At the Niner tent, I went to grab a new RIP 9. One unique thing I have to mention is that I work for a very small-time dealer of Niner, we only sell 1 or 2 frames a year. However, when I got there, both Brett and Chris took LOTS of time to go through the bike with me, give me all the info, changes and improvements, got me set up on the bike, and on my way. These guys treated everyone as if they were the top dealer in the country, these guys know how to set bikes up very well, and it was amazing to see them at work. Good job guys!

    As for the bike, Chris explained to me that it is entirely new except for two small parts. They changed every tube use FEA and all that jazz to make a lighter, stiffer product. Cool.

    Last year, I test rode a RIP, and didnt like the way that the fork dove hard under braking. Well, this year that was all gone. Chris told me that they didnt change the pivot placement, so last year was just an issue with poor compression damping on the Manitou fork. This year the bike had a Fox fork.

    It was much stiffer in the BB area under hard pedaling. I could stand up and it would not waver side to side. Very nice.

    Descending is where it seemed to shine this year. Very smooth, very level, and did the job well. Brett says that while it is a 4.3" bike, it actually rides like a 5" bike, and I agree. I would definitely say that the JET is the XC bike, and this now fits more of the AM segment, being best at descending and ripping hard.

    I forgot to take a picture of the Niner. Woops. www.ninerbikes.com
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    Random 29er pictures

    These are 29er related pictures I took of bikes that I did not ride.
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    Tim - aren't you like 6' tall? Fitting on MC's bike must have been odd. Bike looks nice. Too bad I have a POS Behemoth....
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    Chris King brown

    The new Chris King Brown color.
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    Chris King / Hans Rey charity

    Chris King himself giving Hans Rey himself a check for the Wheels 4 Life charity.
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    Who said rootbeer was done.

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