• 11-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Most expensive chain ever.
    Broke a chain at walnut creek and ended up getting this


    2012 kona cadabra

    Atx bikes hooked me up. Good guys over there!

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  • 11-04-2012
    40Acres
    Nice!
  • 11-05-2012
    Texanaggie
    very nice that is a really exspensive chain
  • 11-05-2012
    Toff
    One of the better broken chain stories ever.
  • 11-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Can't wait to take it to moab.

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  • 11-05-2012
    50calray
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Can't wait to take it to moab.

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    If you need Transpertation, I got a Raptor :D I've been dying for a Utah road trip every since I got my truck...ok, I wouldn't mind some mtb ridin as well.

    Anyhow, nice bike, I'm officially jealous of it an your future trip!
  • 11-05-2012
    B Gillespie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 50calray View Post
    If you need Transpertation, I got a Raptor :D I've been dying for a Utah road trip every since I got my truck...ok, I wouldn't mind some mtb ridin as well.

    Anyhow, nice bike, I'm officially jealous of it an your future trip!

    Take your Raptor to Blackwell.:thumbsup:
  • 11-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Never been a fan of raptors. I used to have a ranger that had camburg suspension, I think it would hand a raptor its ass in the desert.

    They do run good on the street tho!

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  • 11-05-2012
    50calray
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Never been a fan of raptors. I used to have a ranger that had camburg suspension, I think it would hand a raptor its ass in the desert.

    They do run good on the street tho!

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    Aw come on, You want to compare a modified vehicle to a factory production vehicle? I would hope that a modified vehicle would out perform a factory production vehicle :p Anyhow, the Raptor isn't some God send truck but it handles the desert just fine in factory trim...I'm a Native West Texan. I actually knew a guy who did the Moab run using a factory 5.4L Raptor.
  • 11-06-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 50calray View Post
    Aw come on, You want to compare a modified vehicle to a factory production vehicle? I would hope that a modified vehicle would out perform a factory production vehicle :p Anyhow, the Raptor isn't some God send truck but it handles the desert just fine in factory trim...I'm a Native West Texan. I actually knew a guy who did the Moab run using a factory 5.4L Raptor.

    Hell I thought it was fords attempt at a desert truck. I think the only reason I don't like them is the price tag!

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  • 11-08-2012
    texasnavy05
    You do know that you can buy just the chain without buying the bike to wrap around it right? jk man, very sweet bike!!

    Can I get in on this trip to Moab? I have gas money and a 12 pack of frozen burritos to offer.
  • 11-08-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    You do know that you can buy just the chain without buying the bike to wrap around it right? jk man, very sweet bike!!

    Can I get in on this trip to Moab? I have gas money and a 12 pack of frozen burritos to offer.

    **** I was gonna ask you about the trip Saturday when we ride.

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  • 11-10-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Took this baby out today for the first time. All I can say is wow! Rocks are easy now! How could anyone ride a hardtail, they just beat you up!

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  • 11-15-2012
    Nietz07
    Wow, cant wait till my chain breaks.. LOL good looking bike!
  • 11-19-2012
    Faulker479
    Something similar happened to me. I sent my wife to the car dealership to get a key made. She came back with a new key...... to a new car.
  • 11-19-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Dont get me started on women!

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  • 11-20-2012
    HAL 9000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post


    2012 kona cadabra

    Atx bikes hooked me up. Good guys over there!

    you got the wrong size wheels...
  • 11-20-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    you got the wrong size wheels...

    You can have that 29er BS!

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  • 11-22-2012
    BloodyRoots
    after relentless 29 > posts by HAL, i ponied up 6k and bought an ellsworth evolution. Still getting used to it but it fails miserably at tight turning.
  • 11-22-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    after relentless 29 > posts by HAL, i ponied up 6k and bought an ellsworth evolution. Still getting used to it but it fails miserably at tight turning.

    I rode one. I compared it to taking my 18 wheeler downtown at 5 o clock.

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  • 11-23-2012
    HAL 9000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    i bought an ellsworth evolution.

    There is your problem.
  • 11-23-2012
    BloodyRoots
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    There is your problem.

    Please tell me that because it has a steep headtubeangle that is the reason.. i'm begging you.

    I'd also be willing to bet that this ells turns better than your epic.
  • 11-23-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    I rode one. I compared it to taking my 18 wheeler downtown at 5 o clock.

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    which one did u ride?
  • 11-26-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    which one did u ride?

    A **** anthem :) and a rumble fish. Rumble fish actually wasn't bad.

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  • 11-26-2012
    HAL 9000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    A **** anthem :) and a rumble fish. Rumble fish actually wasn't bad.

    Uhh....Really...that is what what you make your decision on?
  • 11-30-2012
    trevor_b
    How much did you pay for the kona if you don't mind me asking?
  • 12-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    How much did you pay for the kona if you don't mind me asking?

    I paid $2800 i believe.

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  • 12-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    Uhh....Really...that is what what you make your decision on?

    Wheres all the 29ers on the mountain????

    You got a bad taste for kona? Whats the deal?

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  • 12-04-2012
    shenny88
    OP, nice bike... and chain. Cant pick a wrong wheel size on a cool mountain bike!
  • 12-04-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Wheres all the 29ers on the mountain????


    Wheres all the mountains?!? We live in Texas dude.:D
  • 12-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    Wheres all the mountains?!? We live in Texas dude.:D

    Been watching angel fire videos dont see but maybe 3 and they are slow!

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  • 12-04-2012
    utsamtber
    I went to angel fire this past summer and didn't see any 29ers
  • 12-04-2012
    utsamtber
    Nice bike btw! I love the feeling of a new to me bike, I just picked up a used canfield the one!
  • 12-04-2012
    In-Yo-Grill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    Nice bike btw! I love the feeling of a new to me bike, I just picked up a used canfield the one!

    What bike were you riding before?
  • 12-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    I went to angel fire this past summer and didn't see any 29ers

    Lol hmmmmmmm

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  • 12-04-2012
    utsamtber
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by In-Yo-Grill View Post
    What bike were you riding before?

    trek remedy 7
  • 12-04-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Been watching angel fire videos dont see but maybe 3 and they are slow!

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    Yeah you don't see many downhill 29ers. But, around here there aren't any bikeparks so.....

    I'll take my 29er.
  • 12-04-2012
    texasnavy05
    utsamtbr....you don't drive a blue 4runner do you?
  • 12-04-2012
    utsamtber
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    utsamtbr....you don't drive a blue 4runner do you?

    I drive a white prerunner frontier, the guy with blue 4runner is a fellow utsa rider though. We have a "cycling club" on campus.
  • 12-04-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    I drive a white prerunner frontier, the guy with blue 4runner is a fellow utsa rider though. We have a "cycling club" on campus.

    gotcha. I wish I didn't live so far away. I would join this "cycling club" lol
  • 12-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    I drive a white prerunner frontier, the guy with blue 4runner is a fellow utsa rider though. We have a "cycling club" on campus.

    Do yall wear spandex in this club?

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  • 12-04-2012
    utsamtber
    I personally don't wear spandex.
  • 12-05-2012
    BloodyRoots
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Do yall wear spandex in this club?

    sent from my galaxy tab 2

    I also live in Austin, and my 29er is setup perfectly for all mountain riding. Companies have just started coming out with longer travel 29ers, so theyre definitely out there. If you'd like, we can go ride sometime and I'll show you what it excels in compared to a 26er, but like i said there are faults comparably as well.
  • 12-05-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Do yall wear spandex in this club?

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    spandex? I think you may be talking about lycra. :cool:
  • 12-05-2012
    In-Yo-Grill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    I also live in Austin, and my 29er is setup perfectly for all mountain riding. Companies have just started coming out with longer travel 29ers, so theyre definitely out there. If you'd like, we can go ride sometime and I'll show you what it excels in compared to a 26er, but like i said there are faults comparably as well.

    What kind of bike do you ride BR?
  • 12-05-2012
    BloodyRoots
    "Perfectly" for me doesn't mean perfectly for you...



    Ellsworth evolution, cane creek angleset and 2012 Fox 34 140 with hope hubs/flows, type 2 stuff/noir cranks and loaded stuff. Needing new brakes, these elixir cr's are starting to pissm e off, got some hope's that are going on soon. Also thinking about the new carbon seatstay with thru axle... but its 500 bucks :/

    Oh an its a 22"
  • 12-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    I also live in Austin, and my 29er is setup perfectly for all mountain riding. Companies have just started coming out with longer travel 29ers, so theyre definitely out there. If you'd like, we can go ride sometime and I'll show you what it excels in compared to a 26er, but like i said there are faults comparably as well.

    I know what it excels in, goin over rocks. I hate rocks so i dont ride where tons of rocks are. I personally didnt like a 29er. Im picky on where i like to ride, as a mx rider i like my track prepped. Thats not gonna happen around here. Thats why my cadabra will be goin to angel fire, and hopefully whistler. Im glad you love your 29er, looks nice. Anytime you wanna ride with a group of 26ers pm me. Usually hit the fun stuff at greenbelt.

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  • 12-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    I personally don't wear spandex.

    Haha i was just poking fun!

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  • 12-05-2012
    texasnavy05
    Me likey the evolution!!:thumbsup:
  • 12-05-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    I know what it excels in, goin over rocks. I hate rocks so i dont ride where tons of rocks are. I personally didnt like a 29er. Im picky on where i like to ride, as a mx rider i like my track prepped. Thats not gonna happen around here. Thats why my cadabra will be goin to angel fire, and hopefully whistler. Im glad you love your 29er, looks nice. Anytime you wanna ride with a group of 26ers pm me. Usually hit the fun stuff at greenbelt.

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    You should try road riding!! Nice and smooth/buff. No big rocks, nothing too tough for ya!