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    AC 29er built

    finally got it finished.

    weighing in at 31lb dead. thats inc some fairly heavy gear. current spec is:

    medium frame with conehead, 12mm rear and iscg tabs
    hope hubs, flows and ardent 2.4's running tubeless
    fox float 29ers
    monarch shock
    xtr crans, XO shifters and mech
    i900 post and sdg saddle
    race face atlas stem
    sunline V1 bars
    Acros headset
    XTR brakes with hope rotors
    easton flatboy pedals
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    Very nice.
    Are you riding it today?
    What colour is it?

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    did you get the bushes for the shock ?????????? !!!!! ??????????

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    Won't be riding today unfortunately. Sunny and dry as well

    Frames grey but no idea what grey! Colour I specced wasn't a nicolai colour so i just asked them to pick the closest.

    Tlr - Bushes were waiting when I got back after our ride out yesterday. Yer frames ready by the way.
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    @dipper - did you get toe-over lap on the AC 29'er ?

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    I didn't like the colour when I saw the frame only. As a complete bike it looks nice, especially with the white fork and seatstays. Only thing I don't like are the shiny Nicolai stickers.

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    i dont like the colour either.

    one thing that struck me about the frame was the apparent "closeness" of the wheelbase and the potential for toe overlap.

    of course, i haven't yet had a shot of the bike, but hope to get a demo in later on this week.......as long as the weather remains cold and dry....

    looking forward to dippers initial ride report

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    Nice bike, but where's the heavy bits?

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    Toe overlap? Is this 29er equivalent of pedal strike?

    Heavy bits are the bars, pedals, stem, seatpost and wheels. For trail riding it's not an issue but I've a couple of endurance events planned with it so I'll ditch those in favor of lighter stuff. 28-29lb should bs easy enough

    Colour is plain in comparison to my afr. I like it though. Pics give it a funny green tinge but it's more like aircraft grey in the flesh. Chrome decals rock!
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    Very nice indeed ) Have you ridden it in anger yet? How does it perform?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugtree
    Very nice indeed ) Have you ridden it in anger yet? How does it perform?
    Not in anger no. Road it down the road and it felt like a dogs dinner to be honest! nearly fell off just turning it around in the road! I guess it'll take a few miles to adapt to the bigger wheels. Should get some miles in this week and will report back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper
    Not in anger no. Road it down the road and it felt like a dogs dinner to be honest! nearly fell off just turning it around in the road! I guess it'll take a few miles to adapt to the bigger wheels. Should get some miles in this week and will report back.


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    i only sat on it in the shop and i suffered toe-overlap,,,,,,,,,,,,, LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper
    Not in anger no. Road it down the road and it felt like a dogs dinner to be honest! nearly fell off just turning it around in the road! I guess it'll take a few miles to adapt to the bigger wheels. Should get some miles in this week and will report back.
    Do you want me to make some stabilisers using 24" wheels

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    FOCK - Lets all just knock the ***** out of this bike without even really riding it...

    It will take some time to adapt, I make no bones about that... I will say I can swap between my AC 29er and the FR easy now, at first it was odd...

    TLR - as I posted earlier on another thread, no toe overlap issue for me...

    Colour combo looks good in my view. Colour looks similar to my DJ Nic... Sweet...

    Well I look forward to hearing how you all get on with the wagon wheels....
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    I just whipped out to the garage and sat on mine, no toe overlap at all possible, was some 10 - 12mm of length from the front of my foot to the closest part of the tyre......
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    Forgive me Dipper but in that top photo it looks like the sun is shining.

















    Have you relocated?

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    TLR on the phone to Dipper, trying to understand why he has toe-overlap........


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    Geniuine LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm100
    TLR on the phone to Dipper, trying to understand why he has toe-overlap........

    Post of the century for me.... BEAUTIFUL
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    that clown looks better and dresses better than me.

    FAIL !


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    Now that's funny

    Christened the 29er today. Not sure what to say about it to be honest. It's no where near as alien as I expected but without some decent reference points I'm struggling to put it into context. I've mainly been riding AM/FR type bikes for a few years now so the steeper geo of the ac will take a bit of getting used to. However, some early observations

    -It pedals great. As per all helius models
    -No issues with toe overlap. Never even crossed my mind
    -Turning is very fast which i didn't expect. Nearly crashed on a few occasions when I turned too quickly and
    lost the front. A steady hand is required
    -it's comfy but not exactly 'racy'. Could do with dropping the bars another 1/2" but I'm already running a 0deg stem and flat bars robbed from the afr.
    -The new xtr brakes have way too much initial bite. Too savage IMO. Need more modulation
    -i missed not having the hammesrschmidt. Front rings are rubbish in comparison
    -rolls well. Predictably
    -29ers don't chuck mud in your face. Seriously, not a drop! Same ride 2 days ago on the far and I couldn't see for mud on my glasses!
    -it's no where near as hard to lift the front as i expected
    -can't see the 26" ac being better at its intended purpose but I'd need to ride one first to see.

    All in all i think it's going to be good. Possibly very good If I can get used to the speed of turn(didn't think I'd say that about a 29er!). It's comfy and I can see it being excellent at
    long days and all round good old fashioned mountain biking. Should compliment the AFR very well.
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    Quick turning - that'll be the HA i'd imagine

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_b77
    Quick turning - that'll be the HA i'd imagine
    perhaps the HA has been sharpened deliberately to offset and disguise the 29" wagon wheel effect

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