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    Sea Otter Pics

    Here's one interesting 29er related item that I had a chance to see today at the Sea Weasel Classic:



    The semi-mythical Edge Composites/Industry Nine 29er AM wheel.

    Please feel free to add in your own SOC pictures to this thread.

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    Hmmm... it's not semi-... I see nothing

    [edit: OK, there it is]

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    Fixed.

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    no doubt that will be boner inducing for many here

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    interesting. i wonder if it is a new mold or whether it just all lined up and the spokes were able to be fitted....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn
    interesting. i wonder if it is a new mold or whether it just all lined up and the spokes were able to be fitted....
    I believe it is a new spoke from I9 that fits. Pretty sure they mentioned it at NAHBS...still hoping for a tubeless version of the rim


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    True....

    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    I believe it is a new spoke from I9 that fits. Pretty sure they mentioned it at NAHBS...still hoping for a tubeless version of the rim

    - I spoke to the guy's there yesterday and it is a new spoke design. And yes, it's a ridiculight wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn
    interesting. i wonder if it is a new mold or whether it just all lined up and the spokes were able to be fitted....
    New design of the spoke head and a new rim with larger diameter spoke holes. Neither is compatible with anything else.

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    ooh, now thats pretty cool news. norco is kewl stuff! the bikes, not the city

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    So it's 140mm rear travel, and still stuck with using the Reba at 120mm on the front? Or is this the stealth debut of a 140mm RS fork?

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    Looks like x7, x9 and XO are all going 2x10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    So it's 140mm rear travel, and still stuck with using the Reba at 120mm on the front? Or is this the stealth debut of a 140mm RS fork?
    No sh!t right? Just thinking the same thing, could have at least slapped on a 44 or WB, but a Reba 120? ..Looks interesting just the same though (well from behind the fork and back that is) That headtube looks KILLER...2TNE What's up brother how's everything going? how is the 429? How was Sea Otter? CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    Or is this the stealth debut of a 140mm RS fork?
    don't hold your breathe
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

    ― Albert Einstein

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    anyone know how do the i9 spokes play at higher tension? i re-trued the front edge am wheel i have the other day after an unfortunate incident that left me with a pretty bruised up set of ribs and about 1mm of play in the rim...and was pretty stunned again by the tension they take.

    i know what you mean jay, a tubeless ready version would be pretty sweet. although im wondering if tubs would be so bad? hmmm!

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    I think it may be a 140 Reba. Or hoping it a 140 Reba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    don't hold your breathe
    Talk to the boys at Niner. I saw the 140mm Reba in their booth. RS didn't even have it displayed.

    Same chassis, only offered with a tapered steerer tube/crown.

    Pictures later...

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    That's great news. Will be getting one once they are available. I hope they do a standard 1 1/8 also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    Talk to the boys at Niner. I saw the 140mm Reba in their booth. RS didn't even have it displayed.

    Same chassis, only offered with a tapered steerer tube/crown.

    Pictures later...
    Exhale.......
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Exhale.......
    Nice recovery...
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    Talk to the boys at Niner. I saw the 140mm Reba in their booth. RS didn't even have it displayed.

    Same chassis, only offered with a tapered steerer tube/crown.

    Pictures later...
    The huge news I was waiting for. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
    For the next answer I'm going to guess September.
    2 wheels

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    RS would have the business sense of a baboon to make 140mm only in tapered (exception being it's not safe otherwise). They'll be missing the 120mm rear travel/standard 1 1/8th HT market folks who'd be happier to go with an extra inch of front squish, all to save a couple bucks to not press in an 1 1/8th steerer. I want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefriar
    RS would have the business sense of a baboon to make 140mm only in tapered (exception being it's not safe otherwise)
    Essentially, that's what they told me. The extra 20mm of length was just too much leverage for a 1-1/8" crown/steerer interface. Even if it is safe, the ride quality would be way less than ideal.

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    A few more 29er-related photos...

    Another interesting fabrication from Black Sheep:

    A Ti 29er Tandem with S&S couplers and what looks like a rear end that can take an Endomorph-class tire.

    An Air 9 Carbon with SRAM's 2x10 X.0 gruppo:


    A Sultan running 1x10 with the new 10 speed XT parts:


    The 140mm Reba 29er being propped up by a WFO:

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    Hey CF, things are going well. Just enjoying life, riding when I can. The 429 is great. I am so happy that I was able to get it. How've you been? How's Sane Fred? Haven't seen him around here for a while.

    Sea Otter was a good time. This year it was a quick trip (< 36 hours door-to-door), so I was kinda rushed in the expo area. Weather was perfect, the riding was the best I've ever seen it for SOC.

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    Nic job 2TNE..Man I can't wait till there is a Claymore hanging off of one of those 140 Reba's......CF.

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    isnt that tandem designed to become a single bike with the removal of some tubes? made for some back country tour or something? pretty rad. good pics! thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    Nic job 2TNE..Man I can't wait till there is a Claymore hanging off of one of those 140 Reba's......CF.
    That fork does look mighty nice...

    And in your favourite colour black too

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn
    isnt that tandem designed to become a single bike with the removal of some tubes? made for some back country tour or something? pretty rad. good pics! thanks!

    That's friggen brilliant!! You can totally see how the tubes line up. Awesome stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    Nic job 2TNE..Man I can't wait till there is a Claymore hanging off of one of those 140 Reba's......CF.
    Yeah, I can't wait to see what that looks like. I think this fork will now open the floodgates for the 140mm 29er market. I have to believe that Fox and Manitou will come out with something too in order to stay in the arms race. And with the forks, the frames to use them will come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    Yeah, I can't wait to see what that looks like. I think this fork will now open the floodgates for the 140mm 29er market. I have to believe that Fox and Manitou will come out with something too in order to stay in the arms race. And with the forks, the frames to use them will come.
    Well I don't know WTF to say bout Fox but I'm 99.9% sure that Manitou has their 140 dropping soon....CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    Well I don't know WTF to say bout Fox but I'm 99.9% sure that Manitou has their 140 dropping soon....CF.
    That's great news now just have to wait another year for the Claymore to drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles
    That's great news now just have to wait another year for the Claymore to drop.
    Maybe,,,,,,,,,,Maybe NOT!!!!! CF.

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    CF I need a new trail/AM 29er. I may get the specialized but the claymore seems like a good idea. I guess I might wait for it.
    Any idea on travel and will it be tapered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles
    CF I need a new trail/AM 29er. I may get the specialized but the claymore seems like a good idea. I guess I might wait for it.
    Any idea on travel and will it be tapered?
    Man from what I hear the Specialized SJFSR is a hard bike to get these days...IMO I think this is a home run from the big S. Claymore travel will be 5' and yes it will be a tapered HT....CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    Man from what I hear the Specialized SJFSR is a hard bike to get these days...IMO I think this is a home run from the big S. Claymore travel will be 5' and yes it will be a tapered HT....CF.
    Yes it is. Does not look like I will be getting one any time soon.
    Tha Claymore seems interesting. Seems like the 2 bikes will be similar. Never ridden the banshee rear suspension so I have no idea how good it is but seems good.
    Guess i will wait and see. Hope the claymore will be here sooner then later or will have to get the FSR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles
    Yes it is. Does not look like I will be getting one any time soon.
    Tha Claymore seems interesting. Seems like the 2 bikes will be similar. Never ridden the banshee rear suspension so I have no idea how good it is but seems good.
    Guess i will wait and see. Hope the claymore will be here sooner then later or will have to get the FSR.

    I'd say just grab a FSR because it's a GREAT bike and it will still fetch a good $...when the Claymore is ready you'll have a GOOD chunk of $ to go buy one...IF? that's the road you decide to take....PM sent...CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    A few more 29er-related photos...

    An Air 9 Carbon with SRAM's 2x10 X.0 gruppo:
    Wow, the new X-0 looks ugly and cheap. Not really a great move for a bling component. I would rather they keep the old X-9 ESP around in some variant and make it look old/ugly and cheap but keep it's stellar performance. For that give me some SRAM classic 8 speed shifters in ESP. Old/ugly/reliable ... inexpensive. Both SRAM and Shimano are missing a great marketing angle.

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    Anybody get over to the cannondale booth and check out the IF Ti 29er? Was hoping to get a look at that. Post a pic if you have one or shoot me a link. Looking everywhere for some pics of it and no luck.

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    Check Singletrack.com. Whole gallery on the new Cannondale stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    Check Singletrack.com. Whole gallery on the new Cannondale stuff.

    Thanks just what I needed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.President
    Thanks just what I needed!
    Ya you and me both..WOW!!! what sick bikes..That green Xlite hub is Crazy..CF.

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    was the nimble 9 in attendance, any updates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    I'd say just grab a FSR because it's a GREAT bike and it will still fetch a good $...when the Claymore is ready you'll have a GOOD chunk of $ to go buy one...IF? that's the road you decide to take....PM sent...CF.

    I've heard the same about the FSR. Was quoted October (best guess) before I could get one.

    I also talked to the guys at the Norco booth about the new Shinobi. They said rear end is 140mm travel, HTA on the prototype was 67* (YES!!! I told them don't change a thing). The fork on the prototype is only 120mm, but I was told they are committing to shipping with the 140mm Reba. Was also told they hoped to be either in production in July or have the bikes out in July. Unfortunately, I can't remember which, but I'd guess going into production in July is most realistic. VERY interesting bike. I saw a target retail price of $2650 and I swear that was for a complete bike, but don't quote me on that (also no details on build).

    I was also really interested in the new Intense Tracer. I'm not a fan of the 70* head angle, but with a 1/2" headtube and 1/8" steer tube fork and one of Cane Creek's new adjustable headsets you could slack that out another degree or so. Only problem (for me) is I'm not sure a piggyback shock will fit in that frame. Still a cool, burly looking bike.

    I also asked the marketing guy at Intense about the 2951 downhill bike. They actually had the prototype in their booth. Very cool bike. I asked if they'd had any inquiries from their dealers and he said that they weren't getting any requests. That's a shame, cuz I'd really like to see that bike in production.

    I tried to find the new Giant FS at the Giant booth, but it was no where to be found.

    Overall, I was pretty happy with the 29er presence at Sea Otter, though few companies still really have more than one person that really knows/seems to care about their 29er product efforts.....but it does feel like the tied is starting to change just a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rojogonzo
    was the nimble 9 in attendance, any updates?
    I didn't see Canfield at all. I don't think they have anything more than the proto with sliders but I may be wrong.
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