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    Quote Originally Posted by noot View Post
    I'm gonna hold off for a while, see if I can get by without a dropper. If I do go back, the 9point8s look interesting. Some nice features that are of sudden interest considering my reverb failure - specifically, air spring failure just means "manual operation", the lock mechanism still works.
    I've got the Race Face,, which is essentially the 9 point 8 (Race Face licenses 9.8 to use their internals). Had a failure this weekend, but the saddle still locked in place so I could continue riding. Very happy with that option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MostChillin View Post
    They may be the same internals but the Race Face and Easton versions keep failing. Plenty of posts here on MTBR to keep you busy.

    I've had my Fall Line for 7 months and it's worked flawlessly. A regular riding buddy has replaced three RF Turbine's in half that time. Just sold the latest warranty replacement and is going to give a Fox Transfer a try (since 9.8 still can't keep up with demand - baffling).
    Yep, my RF Turbine failed on it's first ride. I've got a 9.8 on order, but it's gonna be a while.

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    Yea, they license the drop lock tech... But they are definitely not "essentially the 9.8" - those Race Face droppers have had a ton of issues already, Fall Line is basically bomber, only issue I've seen is needing to replace the air seal sooner than you would think - leaking air after 6 months of use. That's a simple fix though and hopefully just an issue with a batch of the seals and not something we'll be seeing long term.

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    I have the RF post, so far so good. I liked my KS Lev more, but none of the sizes they offered matched up with what I needed, either too long or too short.


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    Kona blew it by not building it with sliding drop outs. Tsk, tsk, tsk, Kona.
    Probably a material limitation as discussed previously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
    I have the RF post, so far so good. I liked my KS Lev more, but none of the sizes they offered matched up with what I needed, either too long or too short.




    Probably a material limitation as discussed previously.
    They still shoulda made it work! Hurumph!

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    Doesn't matter, TI trumps it! :P

    It's going to rain tomorrow so I'm putting my DHF 2.5 on the rear, hopefully it'll fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
    Doesn't matter, TI trumps it! :P
    Ti trumps all! Wait, I can't use that word...Ti drumpfs all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
    Doesn't matter, TI trumps it! :P
    Yup
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    It's going to rain tomorrow so I'm putting my DHF 2.5 on the rear, hopefully it'll fit.
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    Here you go, plenty of space even if my pic is shoddy. About 1cm on either side if you disregard the less than stellar drilling which leads to there being a tiny bit more room on one side. (an issue reported by many)

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    Yep, I was riding with my rear wheel uneven, just thought the stays were asymetric... Then I went to 27+ and it made the uneven clearance obvious. Asked around and sure enough it wasn't supposed to be that way. A difference of just a half a millimeter on the drilling will cause a huge mismatch! Not a big deal though, just had to slide one side back a hair.

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    First ride with the 2.5 rear, it was AWESOME. Didn't do the slip and slide on anything, acceleration was good and the rolling resistance wasn't much worse than a nobby nic.

    Overall I was faster with this as a rear and front.

    Rode it on trails with mud, dry hardpack, roots and some wet areas.
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    @vegard sounds like you had good fun in the rain great to hear you're liking your setup more and more.
    Which tire are you running in the front now? Dhf 2.5as well? Have you also tried the dhr2 2.5 as a rear tire? Thanks!

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    DHF 2.5 front and rear Haven't tried the DHR in any size, don't really see the need at this point because the DHF did great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rynee View Post
    @vegard sounds like you had good fun in the rain great to hear you're liking your setup more and more.
    Which tire are you running in the front now? Dhf 2.5as well? Have you also tried the dhr2 2.5 as a rear tire? Thanks!
    They don't make the DHRII in a 2.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    They don't make the DHRII in a 2.5
    Some have said the 2.4 DHR measures to be as big or bigger than a 2.5 DHF, wether or not that's a fact I don't know. Haven't tried it myself.
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    You are not the first one to choose this setup and I wonder why 2 dhf instead of one dhf + dhr ?

    I thought the dhr was better in rolling resistance.

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    2.3 DHRII is about the same width as the 2.3 DHF.

    Tomati- I've ran DHF front and DHRII rear, then DHF on both ends. DHF rolls better and I preferred it over mix of the 2.
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    Alright, thanks , good to know

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    Hoooo momma

    Is this the perfect Honzo tire??

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    2.6 Nobbys? That's interesting if they're actual 2.6 and not just on paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
    2.6 Nobbys? That's interesting if they're actual 2.6 and not just on paper.
    Agreed. I think schwalbe is typically true to size.. My 2.35s are anyway.

    I can't find any info on these 2.6s yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
    2.6 Nobbys? That's interesting if they're actual 2.6 and not just on paper.
    I'd be happy if they were even close to 2.6. Very happy with the handling of the 2.3 but would love more volume. Also interested in the XR4 2.55s.

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    Hi everyone, I have a 2014 stock honzo except for tubeless tires and narrow wide chain rings and I was wondering what should I upgrade next? you guys got any suggestion?

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    My suggestion would be to save up for a carbon wheelset with good hubs.
    Out of the things you can get, it'll be the the one that could transform your ride the most.

    If that's out of the question I'd look at a dropperpost, tires, stem/bar sizing and crankset.

    Quote Originally Posted by noot View Post
    Agreed. I think schwalbe is typically true to size.. My 2.35s are anyway.

    I can't find any info on these 2.6s yet
    I never had much luck with my nobby nicks in 2.25 or 2.35, but with the wider footprint I'd be willing to give them a go. After my brand new DHFs wear out though, spent too much on rubber this year :P
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    What aboit aluminium wheelset? Any recommendation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoulliam View Post
    What aboit aluminium wheelset? Any recommendation?
    How heavy are you?

    You actually have an advantage - the latest "trend" is these new wide rims. The 2014 can't fit super wide tires, so there's a whole ton of "sorta wide" ~23mm internal rims out there that you should be able to get for a pretty reasonable price.

    The other thing you may want to upgrade that's works well in the "keep you satisfied longer" department is cockpit. Grab a nice wide carbon bar & save half a pound. Maybe a stem & seatpost too.
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    I'm about 185 pounds, what's the widest I can go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoulliam View Post
    I'm about 185 pounds, what's the widest I can go?
    I had Flows, which were around 23mm internal. In my old Honzo frame, I couldn't quite fit a Hans Dampf 2.35, which is a pretty wide 2.35. So, I wouldn't go wider than 23mm internal as it might limit your tire selection.

    Otherwise, at 185lbs (unless you have a habit of destroying wheels) I'd just keep your eyes peeled for a light set of wheels around that width at whatever price point you're comfortable with. I'm sure others will chime in with suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoulliam View Post
    Hi everyone, I have a 2014 stock honzo except for tubeless tires and narrow wide chain rings and I was wondering what should I upgrade next? you guys got any suggestion?
    1. Carbon handlebars
    2. dropper seat post
    3. new wheelset
    4. Pike or Fox 34

    Any of those 4 were very noticeable upgrades for me

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    Well you guys did it again, back in 2014 I had read through this whole thread and decided to take a chance on a Honzo instead of the ROS 9 that I fell in love with during a demo. Over two years have passed and my 2014 Honzo was still my dream bike, until I looked at this thread again...

    My LBS just informed me that my new Ti Honzo frame will arrive on 7/6

    I will be taking everything from my current 2014 honzo and transferring it to the Ti frame. The following is on my current frame

    - Enve Carbon bars
    - KS LEV Dropper post
    - SLX Brakes with Ice Tech rotors
    - 1x11 XT Cassette, RD, and Shifter (11-42t)
    - RaceFace Turbine Cinch crankset with a Absolute Black oval chainring (32T)
    - 140mm RockShox Pike
    - Mango Chris King headset
    - Mango Chris King hubs with Stans flow rims
    - Orange Spank Spike Pedals
    - 2.35 Nobby Nic front tire, 2.25 Maxxis Ikon Rear tire

    I hope to have the Ti frame built up this weekend. I'm tempted to replace my current tires with a Maxxis DHF and SS combo but I'm afraid they might be too burly for my riding style, that being said wider tires are appealing to me.

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    Any tire recommendation for the northeast trail with roots and rocks and a bit of mud? And wich width?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoulliam View Post
    What aboit aluminium wheelset? Any recommendation?
    It all depends on your budget, what is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
    It all depends on your budget, what is it?
    I have about 700 for a new set of wheels

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    Easton Heist 30 or Flow MK3s with DT350s hubs are your best bets I guess. If I were you I'd still save up $400-500 more and go carbon.
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    I am building a new wheelset for my 2016 with Hadley hubs, wheel smith db spokes and Velocity blunt 35 (30 internal). Stoked cause it will be a 100% made in USA wheelset and the Hadley hubs really are insanely nice, excellent customer service too (I bought them used and needed to convert standards). Worth a look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoulliam View Post
    I have about 700 for a new set of wheels
    Highly recommend Hope Pros on LB carbon rims. Not much more than $700 either...

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    Slightly OT, but damn this is one affordable and neat ride:



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    I just got back from a three day trip through Slovenia. The honzo has proven it's worth many times over 😊 I'm ever more impressed by that bike. We had two 26er fullies and two 29er fullies (carbon stumpy and carbon enduro) in the group as well. First, the advantage of the 29ers was extremely noticable both uphill and downhill. Second, the steel honzo with a 32T oval ring (i'm entirely sold on that one now) and 11-42 cassette was amazing - going uphill like a clockwork with flat pedals. Downhills were a bit more challenging than with the 29er squishies, of course. Third, the hardtail frame offers valuable storage possibilities...I'll post pics later on.

    Did I convey the notion that I'm stoked? 😃

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    Would love to see pictures, I've never been there!
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    Thanks for your patience, sir
    Break before the first downhill section:
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    High plateau "Nanos":
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    On our way down - blasted by sideways winds:

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    The mule:

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    Reaching our goal - the sea:
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    Honzo Build Thread - post your builds here

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    Thanks for your patience, sir
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    On our way down - blasted by sideways winds:
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    Reaching our goal - the sea:
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    Great photos and stoke! Thanks for sharing. My gal is from Slovenia and we hope to get over there next year. You've got me fired up, can't wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carabao View Post
    I'd be happy if they were even close to 2.6. Very happy with the handling of the 2.3 but would love more volume. Also interested in the XR4 2.55s.
    Those, the 2.4 XR or SE4s and SE3s all interest me. XR3 and 4 combo has been great but I've torn sidewalls XR3 in back thus my interest in the SE3 tires. The Bontrager "3" tread is a lot of traction for how fast or quick it feels.

    I forget how big a tire you can mount on a 2014 bike (green) - the frame or Revelation fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manitou2200 View Post
    Great photos and stoke! Thanks for sharing. My gal is from Slovenia and we hope to get over there next year. You've got me fired up, can't wait.
    That's great to hear, thanks for the reply! You can definitely look forward to it, it's well worth the trip. And if your girl speaks the language, it's definitely a good bonus.
    Be sure to bring enough energybars, tools and spareparts though, we didn't see more than one bike shop in three days. And on Mondays apparently most restaurants seem to be closed.
    You might also want to check out the Soca valley, which is overwhelmingly beautiful. I've been there last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rynee View Post
    That's great to hear, thanks for the reply! You can definitely look forward to it, it's well worth the trip. And if your girl speaks the language, it's definitely a good bonus.
    Be sure to bring enough energybars, tools and spareparts though, we didn't see more than one bike shop in three days. And on Mondays apparently most restaurants seem to be closed.
    You might also want to check out the Soca valley, which is overwhelmingly beautiful. I've been there last year.
    Sweet man! Thanks for the beta. And yes she does speak the language. I'll brush up on mine as well as the Italiano. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitflogger View Post
    I forget how big a tire you can mount on a 2014 bike (green) - the frame or Revelation fork.
    While they're not the biggest tires available, I ran a 2.4 Ardent in a Brownzo (2013) and am currently running a 2.5 DHF in a 2012 Revelation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beer_coffee_water View Post
    While they're not the biggest tires available, I ran a 2.4 Ardent in a Brownzo (2013) and am currently running a 2.5 DHF in a 2012 Revelation.
    Quote Originally Posted by bitflogger View Post
    Those, the 2.4 XR or SE4s and SE3s all interest me. XR3 and 4 combo has been great but I've torn sidewalls XR3 in back thus my interest in the SE3 tires. The Bontrager "3" tread is a lot of traction for how fast or quick it feels.

    I forget how big a tire you can mount on a 2014 bike (green) - the frame or Revelation fork.
    Revelation has plenty of room for anything that's not "29+" - and even some of those may fit.

    From experience, a 2.35 Hans Dampf on a 23mm internal rim will NOT fit in the rear of a <2015 Honzo.
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    Honzo plus

    I have a Honzo 2015 model and I was thinking about trying to make it into a plus bike. I see that someone has done this before. What rims did people ise and did you have any problems with the chainline on a 142 rear end. Also are you running normal forks or Boost forks?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccreaky View Post
    I have a Honzo 2015 model and I was thinking about trying to make it into a plus bike. I see that someone has done this before. What rims did people ise and did you have any problems with the chainline on a 142 rear end. Also are you running normal forks or Boost forks?

    Thanks
    I went with i35 rims for 2.8 tires, seems like this is the sweet spot for many, I love it! Chainline won't be affected by going plus... You will still run a 142x12 rear hub. You could go boost or non-boost forks... I use my pike 29er fork, it can clear a 27.5x3.0 tire no problem - but I'm happy at 2.8 anyways.

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    My 29er fork is 100x15, not boost

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    Also, the rear triangle fits a 2.8 Nobby Nic fine, but it's a little bit tight. Don't expect to go any wider in the rear without modifying the frame (not recommended). The 2.8 Nobby nic was getting too many punctures for me, I ended up switching to the 2.5 breakout which measures more like 2.6-2.7 on the i35 rim, it's also actually taller than the Nobby Nic. I plan on trying the WTB Ranger 2.8 once they release the dual ply tough version.

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