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    Building new Wolfridge......wheels?.....components?

    I am building a new 2009 wolfridge and wanted to know what wheels y'all are using for the 12mm Maxle.

    Also what front deraileur (top swing), thinking SLX cranks with the 36-22 double.

    Considering Sektor 150mm solo-air?

    Any inputs and other suggestions. Thnx

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    I have Transition Revolution 32s on mine, with Nevegals. Mine came with WTB wheels, I'm not sure which model. I put Big Apple street tires on them and they haven't seen much use. (I learned that I am too lazy to ride to work.)

    Mine came with a Deore FD but I'm planning to replace it with a chainguide. I'm using a triple-ring crank (Truvativ Blaze, came with the bike), but the outer ring is a bash and the inner ring gets no use. I have no plans to change that. The middle ring is 32t and the cassette is 11-34.

    I have a 140mm fork, and I'm sure 150mm would be fine. Marin says the bike has a 67 degree head angle and 34.5cm BB height. Yours would get a little slacker and taller, but not enough to really matter.

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    I've had Hope rear hub for 12mm maxle. I also have spare set of Marin QR drop outs and usually run them as I can swap out with my 650B wheels.

    My terrain allows me to run 1 x 9 [ 28 x 11-34] .

    I've run 140 and 150 forks. For general trail riding I like the 140 as it is just a bit crisper in the single track. I just find myself pushing harder and faster in these conditions on the 140. If your doing All Mountain then 150 would be good.I usually run a Fox 140 as it allows me to run 650b.
    A 150 is not a problem , there's no wheel flop and no negative affect on the rear suspension. Just a bit more fork dive, less small bump compliance[ off loading the front] a bit slower steering and wander on the climbs.

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    Hey gvs,

    What is your headtube length. I'm trying to see if a pike with an 8" steerer tube would be ling enough on a medium frame. Can get a good deal in fork, but don't want tube too short.

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    Also, looking to buy a wheelset. If you got an extra that fits, would be interested if you don't need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfbeast View Post
    Hey gvs,

    What is your headtube length. I'm trying to see if a pike with an 8" steerer tube would be ling enough on a medium frame. Can get a good deal in fork, but don't want tube too short.
    Marin Bikes | 2009 Collection | Mountain FRS | Quad Trail | Wolf Ridge 6.8 - Bubba Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfbeast View Post
    Also, looking to buy a wheelset. If you got an extra that fits, would be interested if you don't need.
    No sorry. I think QR dropouts are about $40 from your local Marin Dealer. That would be the cheapest option.

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