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    Interbike.....what's Hot (Post your I-bike goodies here!)

    POST YOUR INTERBIKE PICTURES AND HOT NEW PRODUCTS............

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29ERCAT
    POST YOUR INTERBIKE HIGHLIGHTS............
    Prostitutes, gambling, food and shows in that order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown
    Prostitutes, gambling, food and shows in that order.
    bikes? or just those things?

    my friends that go up there for Interbike always seem surprised that there are bikes there, definitely booze. babes, brawls and gambling though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher
    bikes? or just those things?

    my friends that go up there for Interbike always seem surprised that there are bikes there, definitely booze. babes, brawls and gambling though.
    Just those things as they are more entertaining.

    We've seen the new Salsa bikes. We've seen the new Fisher bikes. We've seen the new Specialized bikes. We've seen the new Lenz. We've seen the new Edge wheels. We've finally seen the Gordos. We've seen new tires (heck - most of the new tires are on the appropriate websites already - i.e. Raven). We've seen, we've seen, we've seen.

    So, since the OP asked for Interbike highlights I was thinking of things that happened in Vegas that maybe shouldn't stay there, but be shared with us that may not involve bikes. Sea Otter this, Eurobike that, Interbike this. Not that there is anything wrong with some good old fashion bike porn, mind you, but I want some real highlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29ERCAT
    POST YOUR INTERBIKE HIGHLIGHTS............
    It does not even start until tomorrow. There is an Interbike coverage blog on mtbr
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    wow. So wow but there is probably going to need to be some moderating on that one but I am going to defer to supermods on this.
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    Prudes.
    A bike by any other name is still a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .downhillfaster.
    no kidding...sorry kids
    I was going to thank BW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel
    Prudes.
    Don't tell me some prudes are going to moderate that kind of stuff this time around...

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    new specialized bikes, really? I missed it. All for the booth models though...


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    I've always liked BW's contributions to this subject matter too! Bring on the cupcakes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    I've always liked BW's contributions to this subject matter too! Bring on the cupcakes!
    I guess as long as the cupcakes have thick enough icing on them they will be ok?
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    But Eurobike and Interbike are on two different continents and they don't care about thick icing in Europe when a thin layer will do.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfj77/2834122562/

    That said I promised the wife I would behave myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel
    I guess as long as the cupcakes have thick enough icing on them they will be ok?
    Cupcakes? I thought cupcakes were bite sized, or two bites at most...

    They let DC run rampant and make a mockery (mostly of them, but still) then they censor you for that?

    Harumph.

    I'd like the opportunity to verify that those are really 29"ers.

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    36ies ftw!

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    Nice front suspension on that ride...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel
    But Eurobike and Interbike are on two different continents and they don't care about thick icing in Europe when a thin layer will do.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    could we please keep this clean....remember theres many teens that view the 29er forum

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    thx...lets think bikes,not babes

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    Like they say for Surly Frames... "FFF"
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    Yeah, what he said...

    Quote Originally Posted by 29ERCAT
    could we please keep this clean....remember theres many teens that view the 29er forum
    We certainly don't want our children looking at the human form. Now, back to Grand Theft Auto 4... and Saw I, II, III, and IV... and...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman
    Nice front suspension on that ride...


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    I wanna check the rear one yammy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29ERCAT
    could we please keep this clean....remember theres many teens that view the 29er forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29ERCAT
    could we please keep this clean....remember theres many teens that view the 29er forum
    i think a better reason is because many browse from work. it would not be to great if somebody important dropped by your desk when you were viewing something that was not "clean."

    As for the teens, a lot of 'em have seen a lot more than pictures...
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    I personally think that the lude and lascivious comments and inuendos do not enhance the posting of pictures of the females and men also that are and will be posted here during the show season. Try and be mature about it.

    And as far as those that are concerned about getting busted at work looking at scantily clad female forms. Too bad. You should be working anyway and deserve to get busted.
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    If you're gonna post pics of women, how about some that look like they actually pedal!

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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.....

    Quote Originally Posted by 29ERCAT
    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.

    Remember there are many that browse these forums that may not appreciate anything overly tawdry.

    Anything leaving the bounds of of the guidelines will be deleted. Be certain that you know the rules of MTBR before you post:

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    So safe posting all and enjoy all the Interbike has to offer.
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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.
    Just a regular guy.

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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.
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??

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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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    hey chequamagon, if you happen to pass by the Rock Shox tent mind trying to get confirmation on if they will or will not be offering a U-Turn REBA?
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??

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    That looks like what DC's been hankerin' for!

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    ooh look a ck bb finally

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    Quote Originally Posted by chequamagon
    Today's suprise:

    The Chris King Bottom Bracket.

    ETA: Wednesday. Yeah, as in two days from today.

    man CK has been holding that card since ISIS first bowed into the ring....'bout time.
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    is the builder german, or Mert Lawwill?

    a lot of motorcycle influence there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chequamagon
    Today's suprise:

    The Chris King Bottom Bracket.

    ETA: Wednesday. Yeah, as in two days from today.
    cat's been out of the bag for awhile.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...KingBBDville08



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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    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.
    Sounds like perfectly good reasons to me

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    Awesome report. I put this up on our daily coverage. http://reviews.mtbr.com/interbike/in...y-chequamagon/

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    Can you spell "maintenance nightmare"?

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    Great stuff Cheq! And you made it to MTBR's coverage, wow!
    I should have expected that from the Fargo, no-hands stable. You rode the M, right? More fork offset still, slacker HTA. Makes me really consider having a custom fork done for Fargo, something I contempaled before. Longer and more offset, and stick it in an XXL where XL is my normal size, to achieve M geometry, with a taller BB for my longer cranks :-)

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    Kinda Looks like the Paralever front end on my BMW mc -- without the structural integrity. Pivot on top and a very frail looking sinlge point of connection on the lower. Seems like that would be awfully loose - sorta float around.

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    Selma and King question

    Hello, on the Selma they are running Crossmax wheels. Is the rear a Single Speed or a spaced out 9 speed hub? Hard to tell for sure?

    Is the King BB avaiable in Pink? My wife has to have every none pink part on her bike.....

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    The BBís will be available in all ten standard King colors, including their new Brown color. MSRP is TBD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Great stuff Cheq! And you made it to MTBR's coverage, wow!
    I should have expected that from the Fargo, no-hands stable. You rode the M, right? More fork offset still, slacker HTA. Makes me really consider having a custom fork done for Fargo, something I contempaled before. Longer and more offset, and stick it in an XXL where XL is my normal size, to achieve M geometry, with a taller BB for my longer cranks :-)

    I rode a large. Salsa recommends picking the size that you would ride in their other bikes, so since I own a Large El Mariachi, that is what I picked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbboy2000
    Hello, on the Selma they are running Crossmax wheels. Is the rear a Single Speed or a spaced out 9 speed hub? Hard to tell for sure?

    Is the King BB avaiable in Pink? My wife has to have every none pink part on her bike.....

    Tx!
    As for your first question, all singlespeeds are. 135mm is the standard mountain rear spacing, which the Selma has. So it will fit any MTB 135 cassette hub, as well as any of the single-speed hubs from King, Hope, etc.

    They did have the King BB there in pink. All colors are available, including the new color which is sorta a dark brown.
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    Yes, but is the Rear Hub on the crossmax Single Speed Specific or is it just the standard 9speed freehub with a spacer kit on it? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbboy2000
    Yes, but is the Rear Hub on the crossmax Single Speed Specific or is it just the standard 9speed freehub with a spacer kit on it? Thanks
    Oh, gotcha. It was a standard set of crossmax wheels with a spacer kit for the freehub body.
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    Cool thanks, Shucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by chequamagon
    Today's hot new 29er product from Interbike:
    Okay what travel is there and how thick the stanchions are? 50mm? How much does it weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown
    How are your legs holding up after all that testing?
    I am an animal with 250lbs or RAW CHEESE FUELED POWER. Not only did I ride all those bikes, I rode them straight up the mountains and hucked 80 footers back down.

    Actually, I bonked at 3pm and had a brat and some beer. We will see how today goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield
    Okay what travel is there and how thick the stanchions are? 50mm? How much does it weight?
    I think you missed the point (what else is new?)

    I took the pictures because it was funny looking. I didnt bother to ask questions because the guy who built it is way smarter than me and I didnt have time to hear about trail figures and actuation angles and that kinda stuff.

    I didnt ride it because I like my teeth how they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    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..
    I'm sure it could be set up as a woods bike, but my 2 concerns would be chainstay length and rear tire clearance. The spec sheet says 17.9in chainstays, which I think is too long for a good nimble east coast bike. It also says 2.3 max rear tire, so not sure if it will fit something like a Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.4 or a WTB WW. I like to have the biggest rear tire possible!

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    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).

    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    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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    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
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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.
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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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