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    Anyone riding a Fireline 29er ?

    I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a Fireline Ti 29er. (my girl has a 26" that she loves)

    I can't find much in the way of reviews or photos on the interwebby....

    Anyone have some first hand experience/ reports/ photos?

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    My Fireline

    I've been riding one for a year.
    I didn't think I could go back to a hardtail after years on Racer X's and Motolites. But I now prefer it for all the XC trails I ride around these parts.

    It is quiet, stiff, and compliant. No squeeks or groans.
    The lighter weight (22.4) compared with my previous fs bikes is addictive.

    When I have the right tires and pressure, it climbs everything I have the legs for.


    I haven't run it as a singlespeed (I have other SS to ride). When I find a new home for this ti Fireline, my next one will be the Fireline Steel Exo 29.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com
    When I find a new home for this ti Fireline, my next one will be the Fireline Steel Exo 29.
    What size is it, Bob?
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    size

    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    What size is it, Bob?
    It's the medium (18.5 seat tube, 24 effective top tube).

    I ride a large in the Motolite, and medium for the 29er.

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    I have a ti/exo Fireline 29er

    I have a ti/exo Fireline 29er, and I love it. My other rides are '09 Racer Xs (aluminum), which are great for 12/24 hour racing, but I love the ride of the 29er for shorter races, and long epics in the mountains. It handles great.

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    Hey nice shots bikerbob!
    Is that a 100mm fork?
    Can I ask how tall you are and what length stem are you running?

    Why the change to the steel exo??? Does the steel exo frame have the interchangable dropouts as well?

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    Fork/stem

    Quote Originally Posted by fatnold
    Hey nice shots bikerbob!
    Is that a 100mm fork?
    Can I ask how tall you are and what length stem are you running?

    Why the change to the steel exo??? Does the steel exo frame have the interchangable dropouts as well?
    F29 100mm. Now it has a Minute 100.
    Stem was 90mm, but today I switched to a 110mm to try.
    I'm 5'10 but have a 34" inseam and long arms.

    Steel is a favorite material for my bikes over the years, and to add the Exogrid to it is a big feature.
    The Titus graphics can't rub off!
    No SS dropouts for the SteelExo, but I have other singlespeeds and really prefer 1X9.

    A chain tensioner works for that old school look (with Brooks saddle).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com
    F29 100mm. Now it has a Minute 100.
    Why the change?

    I was thinking either the F29 or the Minute with 20mm axle.(to de-noodle things a bit)

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    reason

    Quote Originally Posted by fatnold
    Why the change?

    I was thinking either the F29 or the Minute with 20mm axle.(to de-noodle things a bit)
    The Fox was hitting the down tube with the Crank Brothers headset (low stack height). Plus I wanted to try a 20mm axle.

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