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    It's a bittersweet symphony, this life.

    Yesterday I got an email from the New Zealand Knolly importer saying that the one large black Warden (the only colour I was really happy with) that came in this shipment is mine after another customer decided on one of the other colours. And today I made an appointment with a hand specialist about my inured wrist (crashed into a rocky river) that isn't getting better, after talking to a friend who did something that sounds very similar which is still not 100% right six months later. Apparently I would have been better just to break it rather than damage this bit of ligament/tissue/gunk, and it could be a long time before I'm back on my bike.

    I guess it gives me plenty of time to build it up, I'm going to use the near-new XT drivetrain off my current bike, but I still need to decide on some of the parts, wheels and a dropper (my first!!). And in the mean time it will look pretty cool hanging on the living-room wall...

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    Hang in there bru! First thing is to get the diagnosis and know whats going on...then do everything necessary to get healed. Once on a defined path to recovery - everything always seems better for me....no matter how long the path. Tendons suck....I remember seperating and tearing my supra spinatus in my shoulder and wishing I had just broken my collar bone rather.
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    Condolences and congratulations. I have recently tweaked both wrists and can't put the pressure on them to do a push-up but have no problem riding. I hope that you don't end up off the bike that long after your long bike quest.

    There are a few rims out there that are reasonably priced and wide. Easton ARC 30 is coming out now, and WTB Asym I35 is coming out soon. For droppers I have only used Gravity Dropper and Reverb. You should have plenty of room for a 150mm drop.

    Good luck in your recovery.
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    Cheers, I can still ride, but if I put and strain on it bending back or forward it is incredibly painful so I'm sticking to the gravel roads for now as I'd hate to fall on it again, and the trails here are super slippery at this time of year.

    I've got my eye on those new Easton rims, I was considering an entire wheel set but I think building a set on some good hubs with the future potential to upgrade the rimd to carbon is the way to go.

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    wow, that really sucks though congrats on the warden. muttonchops is way on point. it really blows waiting for those types of injuries to fully heal (add in PT and strength training time), especially when you're out of commission during prime riding season.

    a lot of people get sticker shock on hubs but i think good hubs are worth it in the long run. as long as you're not a doof, maintenance is easy. i'm still way happy with the hadley hubs i've been running for the past 7 years. qr to bolt on? there's a kit for that. 135 to 142mm? there's a kit for that. when we trade our wheelsets in for fusion powered rocket packs? i'm hoping there'll be a hadley conversion kit for that.

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    If you haven't already, it would be worth talking to Tristan at Wheelworks in Welly. They built my wheelset for my previous Niner, my Warden (Derby HD's, DT 350 hubs and aerolight spokes) and are doing a set for my Fatboy. I highly recommend them and Tristan seems to be a real straight up bloke.




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    Cheers. Just had a quick look thru his website and the prices seems pretty reasonable, especially with the free shipping. That's a really nice looking Warden too, happy with the fork?

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    Cheers. Yep, really happy with the fork. Chassis is so stiff and fork is really plush. Has saved me many times bombing through holes and square edge hits that with a lesser fork would have seen me going over the bars I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theclawNZ View Post
    If you haven't already, it would be worth talking to Tristan at Wheelworks in Welly. They built my wheelset for my previous Niner, my Warden (Derby HD's, DT 350 hubs and aerolight spokes) and are doing a set for my Fatboy. I highly recommend them and Tristan seems to be a real straight up bloke.

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    Can you post a link to his website

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