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    Enduro Chilcotin build: STOKED!



    Giving some time before I trim the steerer tube & lines for ergonomic adjustments - you can take length off but not add after THE cut...

    Frame : M Chilcotin
    Shock : CCDB air
    Fork: Fox 34 Talas 120/160 27.5 (good luck getting one now)
    Wheels: Hadley/Crest 27.5 front 26 rear
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal
    Drivetrain: XX1 1x11 ceramicBB
    Brakes: Avid X0 Trail 160mm rotors
    Seatpost: KS Lev 125mm
    Stem: Thomson 70mm
    Bars: Boobar 30"

    Weight: ? 30lbs? +\-

    The best handling mountain bike I have ever ridden.
    Thank You Noel!

    Somewhat surprised that a manufacture does not offer 27.5/26 specific geometry? You can control a two wheeled vehicle with rear wheel traction is compromised but not front. Has nothing to do with roll ability it's traction management.

    I will not bore you with geometry numbers but short story is geometry is very close with the 5 or so mm of additional trail that the fork offers over 26" 160mm Float.


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    Interesting with the 27.5 front. Haven't seen that before. Love the xx1 though

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    Enduro Chilcotin build: STOKED!

    bionicman, are you riding in steep or slack mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibasso001 View Post
    bionicman, are you riding in steep or slack mode?
    I actually use both quite often, depending on where I ride. That was one of the reasons I used the C frame vs the Endorphin frame, the adjustability. Even thou its a 1lbs heavier option.

    It's a subtle difference but its almost like having 4 bikes in one with the Talas.
    I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the talas thou. For the $ fox gets for these I expect high/low speed compression/rebound adjustment instead of an idiot 3 trail switch. The CCDB shocks coil/air are awesome.

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    I'm intrigued... I want to do two forks on my chili and I'm struggling to figure out how I want to do it. I'm not too stoked about the idea of adding another tire size though since I've already got 26 and 29ers. I wonder how crazy the idea of a 69er Chilcotin would be.... A Totem is 565mm and a 150 mm 29" Pike is 561mm. Hmmm...

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    I just caution to keep geometry very near Noel's design intent
    a 29r front is too much of a mismatch of rotational mass - don't waste your time or $

    When have you ever bought two same size tires for a dirt bike?

    FYi- 29r tubes work just fine in 27.5 wheels

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    More to the point, it would be too tall and slack with the extra tire/wheel height. Still, I'm trying to think out of the box...

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