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    Quote Originally Posted by thecrackerasscracker View Post
    This bike was the right choice!
    Decent size jump man!
    Any problems bending the wheels on hits like this?

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    lighter - not (that much) weaker

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    The lightest I've seen has been right around 30lbs, what parts got you to 27.5??? And scale shot or it didn't happen, lol
    ^ Demo this dude^
    ...and if we are going to split hairs my original post said "about" 27.5...

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    Yes it was more $ than factory build but still a good deal based on what I see in the market - under 5k even including the parts I forgot to tell my wife about - the Arch EX is pretty bomber and for what I want to do with the bike - its perfect
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    This bike just keeps getting better and better for me. I revisited some of the steep / tech gnar in laguna and the bike just shines. I love how it wants to boost off little trail features. A great all rounder, I actually enjoy climbing again...

    ibewebbman- I only wish I had the $$$ to get my build as nice as that, now go ride that s**t!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibewebbman View Post
    ^ Demo this dude^
    ...and if we are going to split hairs my original post said "about" 27.5...

    Full XTR 11/36 rear
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    ARCH EX / stans hubs factory wheels / HD's tubless
    Thomson stem / CC110 headset
    Niner flatop bar
    Thomson post / selle flight saddle

    Yes it was more $ than factory build but still a good deal based on what I see in the market - under 5k even including the parts I forgot to tell my wife about - the Arch EX is pretty bomber and for what I want to do with the bike - its perfect
    27lbs with Hans Dampfs is nuts. Any idea how much that wheelset weighs? Any more photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibewebbman View Post
    ^ Demo this dude^
    ...and if we are going to split hairs my original post said "about" 27.5...

    Full XTR 11/36 rear
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    ARCH EX / stans hubs factory wheels / HD's tubless
    Thomson stem / CC110 headset
    Niner flatop bar
    Thomson post / selle flight saddle

    Yes it was more $ than factory build but still a good deal based on what I see in the market - under 5k even including the parts I forgot to tell my wife about - the Arch EX is pretty bomber and for what I want to do with the bike - its perfect
    Oh yeah baby...some major drool factor going on.

    What size is your bike? How tall are you? I'm concerned about my height and this thing feeling like a tub between my legs.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demodude View Post
    This bike just keeps getting better and better for me. I revisited some of the steep / tech gnar in laguna and the bike just shines. I love how it wants to boost off little trail features. A great all rounder, I actually enjoy climbing again...

    ibewebbman- I only wish I had the $$$ to get my build as nice as that, now go ride that s**t!
    Glad you are stoked!

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    @ IN- Yo - Grill -

    5'8" 30" inseam - feel perfect - actually top tube initially felt short (reach) but 30 min into the ride I was comfortable and really liking it. Medium Frame - get one - you'll love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShralpSauce View Post
    27lbs with Hans Dampfs is nuts. Any idea how much that wheelset weighs? Any more photos?
    I'll take some more pics and post soon - sorry I could not reply to your PM - 10 posts required for that - ironic this would be the 10th post eh

    Check the Stans website

    ZTR Arch EX 29er Stock Wheelset

    1690 grams - for my money I dont think it gets much better - granted have not dropped anything like "cracker" on the last page yet but they feel plenty bomber for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by oOOo View Post
    Decent size jump man!
    Any problems bending the wheels on hits like this?
    I have been riding these wheels for almost 3 years and I weigh around 230 llbs
    36h Stans Flows DT comp spokes Hadley hubs
    It might get a little steep from here

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    just put some hans damphs on!

    night ride in 2 hours, climbing a very loose technical track first off then some wicked downhills with a few loose unsupported corners so should put them to the test.

    riding some different tracks over the weekend on a bike trip, should see some loam and roots
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    im 5'8" and shred a Large bandit 29. 50mil stem and 1x10 setup with edge wheels. Dont let your size scare you from a 29!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    You're a good man Lee. Think u hit the nail on the head so far. Enjoy the further testing!
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    I am going to need to unsubscribe to this thread..

    My pup needs to get surgery and there's no way I can afford to keep my Bandit.

    If anyone's interested in a Med Green Bandit 29 built up @ 27lbs. PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In-Yo-Grill View Post
    Thanks for the info. Does that effect the overall travel of the bike?
    No effect on the frame or bike. They sell most dropper posts in 125mm drop versions and 100mm drop versions, and with your height you might not have enough seatpost exposed in the frame to use a 125mm dropper post. This is NOT a big deal and has no effect on the bike, travel or anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShralpSauce View Post
    I am going to need to unsubscribe to this thread..

    My pup needs to get surgery and there's no way I can afford to keep my Bandit.

    If anyone's interested in a Med Green Bandit 29 built up @ 27lbs. PM me.
    Serious? Specs & Pics.

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    Great pics! That's quite a sack catcher of a steerer tube..
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    I've got to get over it and cut the damn thing down
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    Now on a Fruita/GJ road trip -

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    Got some skills!

    Great job on those rock sections!
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    Great video! Looks like an awesome rig for that type of riding, my favorite stuff to ride!

    I had heard that there is a backorder of frames due to the hyperdemand. If that's the case, can the Transition guys give an ETA on some XL frames in the US?

    Thanks for sharing your ride today with us Lee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bombin4X View Post
    Great video! Looks like an awesome rig for that type of riding, my favorite stuff to ride!

    I had heard that there is a backorder of frames due to the hyperdemand. If that's the case, can the Transition guys give an ETA on some XL frames in the US?

    Thanks for sharing your ride today with us Lee.
    Just checked out the Btwo9 at Drop n' Zone. They current have medium and XL frames listed on the site. Might yet have a few in stock.
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    The Fruita/GJ area is so fun. Make sure you get out to road 18 and ride Zip, Joe's and the Kessel Run. Also the Lunch Box area is fun. Don't forget to do the Ribbon, too...
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    Lunch Loops today. Techgnar ride for tomorrow. Then Moab. Then back to GJ when we'll hit up 18rd etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudBike View Post
    The Fruita/GJ area is so fun. Make sure you get out to road 18 and ride Zip, Joe's and Kessler (sp?). Also the Lunch Box area is fun. Don't forget to do the Ribbon, too...
    All fine riding. Love that area.

    FWIW: the name you were thinking of is Kessel Run it is both a WW2 and Star Wars reference. See link below.

    Link: Kessel Run - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
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    Just Built...review to follow in a few weeks.



    Kudos to the build quality and the well thought out cable routing. Seems minor unless you work in your own bikes, so far so good.

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    A little off topic, but hope to be adding to this thread soon... Can anyone tell me how long their front and rear brake lines are? Could you also let me know frame size, what brake and rotor sizes, stem length/rise and handlebar width/rise? Thanks

    I'm getting a medium, probably XTR trails 203/180mm, with a 6 degree rise 60mm stem and 28.5" wide (might go up to 30.5 though, so it'll add an inch to the line).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    Awesome review and thanks for the shoutout!
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    ^^^thank you for the spreadsheet - comp #s. I think this helps people a lot with at least the first glance
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    ^^^thank you for the spreadsheet - comp #s. I think this helps people a lot with at least the first glance
    You're so right. It definitely help me make my decision. I highly recommend chugging geometry numbers into Excel if you're stuck between frames and even sizes.
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    Holy Cross - Lunch Loops video

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    Nice video LeeL! Great trails and scenery...love the "techy" rock sections!
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    First real ride in the Edmonton River Valley. The bike continues to impress me.
    I come off of a Nomad (Ibis Mojo before that) and quite a bit of DH riding (V10, '11 SX Trail).

    The Bandit 29 climbs better than the Nomad, despite its slackness. There were a few instances when I thought I'll have to get a foot out on a rooty climb but the bike just ate it all. Same on the descent. I'm a little rusty, being the beginning of the season and all... but the bike totally saved my but in a few dicey situations.

    I love that it doesn't feel one bit like a 29er, nothing like the El Mariachi I used for inner city single track. This feels like a very capable 26er, just that it climbs better and eats everything on the downs.

    Love the bike.

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    Bandit 29, medium.
    Fox Float 34, XT/XTR, Hope hubs/Crest/DT Rev+Comp, Ardent, Reverb, Easton Haven. 30,2 lbs.
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    Shiny giner alert!

    All done! The build turned out better than expected. A few hickups along the way, but that's just me being hard on myself.

    Massive thanks to Duke at Dropnzone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by <sL4yEr>RuLz View Post
    All done! :
    Noice! You ride it yet?
    It will be great to compare the prime and bandit 29er. They are quite different on paper, but I'm sure they both ride great with slightly different strengths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    Lunch Loops today. Techgnar ride for tomorrow. Then Moab. Then back to GJ when we'll hit up 18rd etc
    Lee! If you are still in the Valley, Hit me up!! I'd love to hook up and ride witcha for B29 techgnar orgy!

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    sorry karatemonkey - am in Moab right now. B29 ate up Amasa Back and Rockstacker
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    mine

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    Many thanks Ferndale !
    Thank you Andrea at Tribe Italy

    I am having so much fun !


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    Awesome segment! A great bike on a great trail system. I'm starting to dream about riding this bike....
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    nice! what brand of bar is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by italiancarbs View Post
    Large, Black
    A nice addition to your Honzo. Or did you get rid of it?
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    Finally got out for a real ride this past weekend, and I really loved this bike. I was amazed at how quickly I felt at home on it. It's my first full sus 29er and I was expecting to notice the big wheels and was a little worried the bike would feel slightly more cumbersome than my last bike (Turner 5 Spot), but that wasn't the case.

    It's been a while since I've been on a bike that made me so excited to get out and ride it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by <sL4yEr>RuLz View Post
    All done! The build turned out better than expected. A few hickups along the way, but that's just me being hard on myself.

    Massive thanks to Duke at Dropnzone.
    Nicest looking pewter I've seen. Love the Kashima bars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    A nice addition to your Honzo. Or did you get rid of it?
    I still have the Honzo, but I am afraid I shall need to get some money out of it ....


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    stack height

    Hey Gents. Just got my B29 built up and I'm experimenting with stack heights. This is my first 29er and I was wondering: do you guys find yourselves doing stack heights similar to past 26" bikes, or does it vary?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Not mine. Copy + paste from Transition's FB page.
    I think you'll find they're mine; we're a bike shop in Auckland, NZ... Quite a surprise to find my builds posted around the web. More pics can be found at flickr.com/photos/rodeptchev/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruppguts View Post
    Hey Gents. Just got my B29 built up and I'm experimenting with stack heights. This is my first 29er and I was wondering: do you guys find yourselves doing stack heights similar to past 26" bikes, or does it vary?
    When I first built mine up, I had 20mm of spacers under the stem, mainly to be sure I didn't cut the steerer tube too short. One short test ride and I quickly realized I needed to drop the stem. I now have one 5mm spacer under the stem, and I may get rid of that.

    I'm using a 50mm Renthal Duo stem and Enve bars with a 23mm rise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by <sL4yEr>RuLz View Post
    All done! The build turned out better than expected. A few hickups along the way, but that's just me being hard on myself.

    Massive thanks to Duke at Dropnzone.
    This looks clean! Very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by <sl4yer>RuLz View Post
    All done! The build turned out better than expected. A few hickups along the way, but that's just me being hard on myself.

    Massive thanks to Duke at Dropnzone.
    What brand/model handlebar do you have? The gold is really sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudBike View Post
    What brand/model handlebar do you have? The gold is really sweet.

    </sl4yer>
    Something similar, URL="http://www.hucknroll.com/sunline-v1-os-handlebar"]Sunline V1 OS 19mm rise 745mm[/URL].
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    Not so clean anymore.

    Thanks! The bars are 30" ODI something, somethings. The pedals are Canfield Crampons (version 2.0).

    I'm probably a litte pre-mature with my feedback, but I got my first, real ride on Tuesday and am happy to say that no other bike in my personal history has felt this sweet! I did a 3 hour epic that included 2200 ft. of climbing with equal descending on some primitive and steep singletrack.

    I've done this particular ride probably close to 40 times on 4 different bikes and the B29 by far felt right at home. Basically, it just plowed through every root infestation/mud bog with ease and railed through every tight, twisty section.

    Now I'm an ok rider with some moderate skill, but I honestly feel that "it's the bike, not the rider." I haven't been able to say that with any of my other bikes. Super stoked!
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    That's the stupidest bike I've ever seen, you dirty poacher....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecrackerasscracker View Post
    I have been riding these wheels for almost 3 years and I weigh around 230 llbs
    36h Stans Flows DT comp spokes Hadley hubs
    Best damn wheelset money can buy

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    Anyone know the weight of a med frame?

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    Some Amasa Back

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShralpSauce View Post
    Anyone know the weight of a med frame?
    3.18 kg on my scale. (7 lbs)
    Transition says 3,1 kg/ 6,9 lbs on their website.

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    Not much of an update on my bike other than it's too much fun.

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    That's some sweet sweet sauce brother.
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    Nice vid jsg04. Is that your heartbeat I can hear, being picked up through your chest-mount GoPro??

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    Finally here is mine:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Franz View Post
    Nice vid jsg04. Is that your heartbeat I can hear, being picked up through your chest-mount GoPro??
    Thanks. I guess that is my heartbeat. I can't think of anything else that would make that sound.

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    And mine...pretty much stock, so nothing to blow minds, but I'm totally stoked about it.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/binarybike/7206572450/" title="Transition Bandit 29 by BinaryBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5199/7206572450_16b313a574_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Transition Bandit 29"></a>

    And another one just for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsg04 View Post
    Not much of an update on my bike other than it's too much fun.

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fqNFfhkIAk0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Is that your heartbeat you hear in the background other than the panting? If so that would be a he!! of a commercial for Transition bikes.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by In-Yo-Grill View Post
    Is that your heartbeat you hear in the background other than the panting? If so that would be a he!! of a commercial for Transition bikes.
    Seems like an horror movie with the heartbeating all the time...made me nervous....
    Great vid indeed, Transition could use it as a commercial

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    Mack Ridge was so nice I had to do it again



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    What is the stand over height of a medium?
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    LeeL, congrats......on cutting your steerer tube......lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demodude View Post
    LeeL, congrats......on cutting your steerer tube......lol
    Ironically after you mentioned it I racked my nuts on Holy Cross. Ugh -- it had to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by rooth View Post
    Bandit 29, medium.
    Fox Float 34, XT/XTR, Hope hubs/Crest/DT Rev+Comp, Ardent, Reverb, Easton Haven. 30,2 lbs.
    What height are you? I'm interested in minimum height for using Reverb on medium...
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    First ride tonite.

    I think I like it better than my Stumpjumper...which is saying a lot





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    My new frame is in the garage, just waiting on either the new 142 x 12 axle for my hub or the 135/10 dropouts from Transition. My impatience led me to order both.... These photos make it VERY DIFFICULT to wait!!!!!

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    First ride tonite.

    I think I like it better than my Stumpjumper...which is saying a lot
    PIMP!!! Beautiful
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    My new ride. Took it out for first ride today. What a blast!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudBike View Post
    My new ride. Took it out for first ride today. What a blast!!!
    Well done! Sharp lookin bike

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    just finished my first 29er build

    figured i would share.

    Large Bandit 29
    Fox 34 Float in black
    ENVE carbon wheels
    King Hubs
    King HS
    XTR crankset
    XTR brakes
    Diety Dirty Thirty Bars
    Easton Havoc 50mil stem
    XTR peddles
    2.35 hans dampfs
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    XO 11/36 cassette
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    WEIGHT W PEDDLES 29 even


    This is my first 29er and I must say I am blown away with how well it performs. Did a true AM ride in Ashland Oregon for its shakedown run. Immediately felt like this bike was the best move I have made, and i came from a carbon nomad! Attacks anything in its path and corners like no other! Stoked for this bike to be in my stable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    How tall are you guys on XLs? I'm 6-4 and finding an XL to demo isn't really an option. Coming off XL Nomad and Enduro.

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    Big pimp'n!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tintr View Post
    figured i would share.

    Large Bandit 29
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    King Hubs
    King HS
    XTR crankset
    XTR brakes
    Diety Dirty Thirty Bars
    Easton Havoc 50mil stem
    XTR peddles
    2.35 hans dampfs
    Reverb Post
    XO rear D
    XO 11/36 cassette
    XO shifter
    Lopes Guide

    WEIGHT W PEDDLES 29 even


    This is my first 29er and I must say I am blown away with how well it performs. Did a true AM ride in Ashland Oregon for its shakedown run. Immediately felt like this bike was the best move I have made, and i came from a carbon nomad! Attacks anything in its path and corners like no other! Stoked for this bike to be in my stable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bad Arse!

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    That is bad ass. I stuck some lighter wheels on my stock B29. Dropped from 32.1 to 30.5. But they're pinner tires on still stiff wheels (~~~ 1800g wheelset) and the B29 seems to demand lots of meat at least upfront
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    Anyone 5' 7" (170 cm - or less) riding medium here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    That is bad ass. I stuck some lighter wheels on my stock B29. Dropped from 32.1 to 30.5. But they're pinner tires on still stiff wheels (~~~ 1800g wheelset) and the B29 seems to demand lots of meat at least upfront
    Yeah LeeL!!! I did the same thing for my local xc race...1800g wheelset and xc race tires...they are supper pinner, but I was surprised that they still work on my local super-d track! couple of times the front wheel skipped or got off line, but still was able to ride them hard and make corrections if needed. running the renegade in the back and fasttrak in the front (1.95r/2.0f) [control]. skinniest tires I've run in 5 years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb-ripper View Post
    How tall are you guys on XLs? I'm 6-4 and finding an XL to demo isn't really an option. Coming off XL Nomad and Enduro.
    I has comming from a Large Nomad and now I have a Medium B29 and Im loving it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooyek View Post
    Anyone 5' 7" (170 cm - or less) riding medium here?
    I'm 5'9" on a medium. Sometimes I think I should have gone with a large. I think the medium would be perfect if I was 5'7" or 5'8"

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    I'm 182cm and the Medium works like a glove to me.

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    Hey guys some bad news

    I have to sell my new large pewter Bandit 29.... It's a gut wrenching decision- financial stuff, I'll end up buying another Bandit as soon as I get back on my feet. I'm asking 3G. It's stock except I upgraded the bars to Cromag Fubars, brakes to Shimano XT's. The tires are Spec purgatory 2.4, spec captain 2.2. Set up tubeless. The only frame blemish is when a dirty chain got chain sucked one time.

    PM me if you have any questions or offers, I'll be posting an add tomorrow along with my Spec Demo 7


    Edit* I may be able to keep the Bandit!!!
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    Sorry to hear you have to sell. Shouldn't have any trouble finding a seller now that TR is sold out of em. Good luck on buying your bike back soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb-ripper View Post
    How tall are you guys on XLs? I'm 6-4 and finding an XL to demo isn't really an option. Coming off XL Nomad and Enduro.
    I'm 6-0, coming off a large Nomad, and riding a large bandit 29 now with 70mm stem. Hope that helps a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball View Post
    I'm 6-0, coming off a large Nomad, and riding a large bandit 29 now with 70mm stem. Hope that helps a bit.
    I'm 6'3 Moved from a 26" L frame to a 29" XL frame because I felt I needed an XL bike, handling is just as good and the bike feels fine.

    I could still ride a L frame now but it wouldn't be ideal for my xc stuff, having the smaller bike is always going to be fun on the downhills but my XL is perfect for everything.

    I ride a 70mm stem, seat post in optimal height for racing/climbing (thank you reverb) etc and 40mm rise 710mm bars with a bit of sweep. I also have a bizarre saddle (ism adamo peak).
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    Updated with black Float.
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    Holy sweet rides on this page. Seems everyone is on the Schwalbe bus.

    Mine on a Lower Seymour ride a few days ago:


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    Got my first two rides in on my B29 this weekend. No photos yet. Final build came to a hair over 29 lbs. It climbs as well as my Jet 9 and the downhill? Lets just say I had more "airtime" in two rides than a Paris Hilton sex video gets on Youtube.

    Still need the 142 x 12 axle for my hub (and new bearings, both on order), a chainguide and a dropper post, but it's pretty much rideable for now. Specs:

    Black XL frame
    2011 Reba RLT Ti fork, 140mm, 20mm thru axle
    Avid Elixir 5 brakes (for now), 185/160
    SLX crankset, bash/36/24
    SRAM X-9 shifters and rear derailleur
    XT front derailleur
    SRAM 990 cassete, 11-34
    SRAM PC99 chain
    Answer Protaper riser, 29" wide, 2" rise
    Truvativ XR stem, 75mm
    FSA headset
    Truvativ Stylo Team post (will eventually be replaced with a dropper post)
    WTB Silverado saddle
    King/Arch rear wheel
    X-9/Arch front wheel
    Renegade 2.35 front tire
    The Captain 2.0 rear tire (to be replaced with something larger when it wears out)
    Time ATAC XS pedals

    Most if not all parts came off my Jet 9, hence the XC-ish nature of the build. However, considering that most of my rides involve at least 1500 feet of climbing minimum, keeping the weight down was a premium over the burliness of the build. Very surprised how nimble the ride is considering the length of the wheelbase of the XL, but there's no way I could fit on a large - my knees would hit the handlebar on every pedal rotation on a large. So far, so good. Pics to come.

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    Post them up already, sheesh! heh heh heh

    Looking forward to seeing it in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bombin4X View Post
    Post them up already, sheesh! heh heh heh

    Looking forward to seeing it in person.
    No posting until it's more complete - axle, post and Blackspire chainguide. And fix the cable routing - it's a mess. And, you just want to borrow it for a ride. I know you too well, B4X.

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    Quick update to this.

    Killed the front SRAM RIse 40 wheel, so fitted the e*thirteen TRS+ wheelset and Hans Dampf tyres. Very worthwhile upgrade, the wheels are very stiff, track amazingly well, accelerate great and transform the feel of the bike
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    Sweet. Look forward to hearing how the wheels hold up! Are the decals removable?

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    Thanks! The decals look pretty firmly affixed, but to be fair they look better in the flesh.....especially rotating

    I'll post an update on the wheels' durability once I've thrashed them for a while....

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    scored this pinkbike special a couple of weeks ago and so far it's been all smiles. took a few rides to adjust to the shorter-than-usual top tube but the benefits of the shorter wheelbase were felt almost immediately. Still not sure if I'll keep the angleset in there (currently HA is 68) as I do an equal amount of climbing and descending and the stock 68.5 would likely do the trick but I'll see.

    Fork: 2012 Fox Float 34 RLC Tapered w/ 15mm Thru Axle, 140mm travel
    Headset: Cane Creek Angleset w/ .5 degree reducer cup for a 68 degree head angle
    Wheelset: 2012 Stans Arch EX set up tubeless
    Tires: Bontrager XR4 Team Issue 2.35, set up tubeless
    Brakset: Shimano XT M785 Icetech Rotors
    Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb
    Saddle: WTB Deva w/ Ti rails
    Seat Clamp: Salsa quick release
    Handlebar: Salsa Whammy Bar 780mm width x 0 rise x 31.8
    Stem: Thomson 70mm/31.8
    Crankset: FSA K-Force Carbon w/ 29tt single ring, Ceramic bottom bracket
    Chainguide: MRP Mini G2 SL 28-32tt
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 10 speed
    Rear Shifter: Shimano XT 10 speed
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-36 10 speed
    Pedals: Shimano XT Trail




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