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    Difference in specs on TA 26r frames

    Hey all, after trolling this thread for years I am finally able to start building a 26 TA this winter. I was wondering what the difference is with the past years models? I think 2012 and up has the rear chip (12x r 10x) and 2013 has the tapered head tube. I may buy new or used when the time comes but just want to make sure I know what I'm getting or what I year may want. I plan on going with a 140mm fork 15mm axle, using my 11' Crossmax ST's and piece it together with left over parts.

    Can't wait to add this to the stable, already have an aluminum 22lb 29r ht 1x10 and a 6 inch fs with Fox 36 Talas w/'12 Crossmax ST's so this steel beast should round it out for now.

    Thanks,
    Peace from Hell...

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    '11 Specialized 29r EVO ht
    '11 DB Mission 2 w/Fox 36

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    Nice!

    Up through 2011 the bike had horizontal dropouts with a bolt on hanger, those frames used a Campy size Integrated headset and 30.0mm seatpost. Geared or singlespeed ready, 1.125" fork only.

    2012+ we moved to a modular dropout and a 44mm straight head tube with 30.9mm seatpost. That headtube allows you to run a 1.125" or tapered fork. The frames are 142mm x 12mm out of the box and optional 135mm x 10mm vertical or horizontal dropouts are available seperately. So still geared or singlespeed, and 1.125" and tapered fork compatible. The 30.9mm seatpost opens up a lot more options for dropper posts.

    Cheers!

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    Thanks TB!
    Peace from Hell...

    '13 Chromag Stylus
    '11 Specialized 29r EVO ht
    '11 DB Mission 2 w/Fox 36

    bab74 on GORC

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