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    belt drive ss

    Who is in the market for a new belt drive ss?
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    I am!
    Cant decide between the Spot Honey Badger and the Spot Cream Ti. I Don't think the ti is worth 3x as much considering how often I buy new bikes.
    That being said I've been using belt drive now for three years, same belt and cogs, with almost no problems.
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    Not me! I'm still rocking my Strong Frames custom Belt Drive. At first, I was having issues because it was the older belt system. Now that I switched to the centerlock though, I absolutely love it. Super quiet, super stealth, and super low maintenance.
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    Very nice bike!

    Great color scheme except for the seat. White saddles are just plain wrong.

    I hear good things about the new centerlock belts and plan to try one out next year for my race bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by febikes View Post
    Very nice bike!

    Great color scheme except for the seat. White saddles are just plain wrong.

    I hear good things about the new centerlock belts and plan to try one out next year for my race bike.
    Ha agreed on the seat. I now have plain old black on there now.

    But you should definitely consider a Centerlock. I have been really impressed.
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    does gates give any trade in for the old system
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5 View Post
    does gates give any trade in for the old system
    Ah I wish. I'd have another set of centerlocks if they did!
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    I've been checking out the Reeb cycles. Anybody with any saddle time??

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    i wish i had some saddle time on one
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    I do have some saddle time on one...

    Took one out on a DEMO this summer. I road from Redstone Cyclery in Lyons, CO. up Hall ranch via antelope for a couple loops on top then back into town. I was impressed. It had a 120mm Fox RLC fork on it and 135mm TA on the rear.

    NOTE: Dave has a demo at the shop fif anyone that lives local is interested.

    climbing was fun and the bike very stable. It has a loose feel to it VS. the race type 29er I'm used to ( cuurently ride a 12' Mooto X YBB). You add the slacker HT angle and 120mm fork with some supple Chromo and bombing down Hall/antelope was a blast!

    After riding my 2011 Kona rigid SS chaindrive for 2 months, I sold it at veloswap because it was too small for me ( 18: frame). That frame had great geometry too but man did it weigh a lot!

    Bottom Line: I ordered a 19" REEB 4 weeks ago, should be here any day. I'm going to run it with the new paragon 142mm TA dropouts, XO trail brakes, HOPE Pro II hubs/ ARCH EX rims tubless with 2.4" knobby Nics and a tapered Fox 120 MM 15QR Talas RLC fork.

    I just couldn't justify buying a foreign made frame ( Spot honey badger). After talking to the REEB frame builder/welder, I was sold on the lighter platinum OX tubing set of the REEB. With the exception of my Fatback, all of my rides are colorado hand made now

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    bowtiguy: keep us posted..
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    b2b2: spots are nice
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    Just ordered a Spot Rocker SS frame. will be a belt drive setup.

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    very nice
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    Nope!
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    new Spot SS
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    Are you guys finding any deals on belts, chainrings and cogs? Looking to move to a belt drive on my Spot Rocker but the cost is close $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5 View Post
    bowtiguy: keep us posted..
    well its been a little over 2 weeks since my frame came in. I built her up that night and was riding the next morning. Its been my go-to bike since the build. Here are the specs..

    REEB gates SS 29er 2012 Build

    2631g REEB 19 frame w/post clamp & Chris King taper I7 inset headset
    160g FSA OS 190 31.8mm 110mm stem
    1834g 2013 FOX 29er RLC TALAS fork w/ race installed / 15MM QR installed
    599g Shimano XT M770 crankarms/bolts 175mm
    91g Gates 46 tooth front cog
    92g Gates 28 tooth rear cog
    82g Gates 118 tooth belt
    54g Spot single speed spacer kit
    105g Chris King bottom bracket
    216g Moots Ti lay back seat post 27.2mm 340mm
    242g Sella Italia Ti rail Trans Am saddle
    226g SLK light carbon bars 685mm bars
    111g Peaty lock on grips
    132g Avid 180mm HS3 front rotor
    91g Avid 160mm HS3 rear rotor
    225g Avid XX front brake assembly
    238g Avid XX rear brake assembly
    1942g HOPE Pro II Rear wheel w/ Arch EX rim / schwalbe noby nick ( 690g)/ stans
    1819g HOPE Pro II Front wheel w/Arch EX rim/ schwalbe noby nick (690g)/stans
    343g Shimano 959 pedals

    11,232 = 24.79 lbs w/ pedals

    The bike rides VERY well. I've ridden mostly front range stuff with it so far... buff creek, betasso, Wed night rides: marshall mesa ( dirty bismark plus everything across 93 with a couple laps on top), Heil, Hall, Picture rock ( usually same ride combined), matter of fact, I'm leaving to do that ride shortly.

    I love how quick it handles, much more responsive than my YBB. the short chainstay length (17.5" on the nose) makes it climb like a goat combined with the 2.35" Schawalbe Nobby Nicks Snake skins.

    Fit and finish is great, headbadge is riveted on slightly off but who cares, I bought this frame to ride and ride it I do. everything but those long days in the saddle. 3+ hrs, I'm 41 in pretty good shape but anything over 2K ' of climbing and my knees and hips let me know, usually the same day. But I always come back for some more REEB'n when ever I get a chance.

    It could be lighter, I could drop the 2.35 for 2.25's and easily swap the Talas fork for a float and drop another pound..... but why? these two features are part of what make the bike so fun to ride. I love climbing in 105mm mode then tossing the lever and taking advantage of teh geometry designed to work with 120mm forks my first 120mm 29er experience down techy stuff like the rock garden at Hall ranch. And the tires GRAB! the extra side wall means less rock dings on the rims too!

    I'll be honest, if I would have had the REEB first with the ability to switch it to geared from time to time, I don't know if I would have popped for the YBB ( BIG $$$). The combination of steal frame, Ti layback seatpost and 2.35's run tubless with 29#'s of pressure is a close second to the Moots' YBB unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biopace View Post
    Are you guys finding any deals on belts, chainrings and cogs? Looking to move to a belt drive on my Spot Rocker but the cost is close $200.
    I got my set-up for $135 shipped. found a guy parting out his spot rocker and ucked out the 118 tooth belt worked for me. You can usually pick up new belts on E-bay for $50, gearing is a bit tougher. supply and demand. Just not a bunch of these parts floating around yet on the used market.

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    those bikes look awesome... keep up the good work
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    Awesome bike! Is the front tire on backwards?

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    Having seen it in person, I can vouch for the fact that bowti's is one absolutely beautiful REEB. Thru axle is the bomb diggity as well!
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    So sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by b2b2 View Post
    I am!
    Cant decide between the Spot Honey Badger and the Spot Cream Ti. I Don't think the ti is worth 3x as much considering how often I buy new bikes.
    That being said I've been using belt drive now for three years, same belt and cogs, with almost no problems.
    The Honey Badger is currently near the top of my lust list
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Now I want to sell my Moots road bike and buy a Ti SS.
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