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    So, I may have missed it... But I haven't come across a 29 plus show thread yet. If not, lets get one started. Will post my set up as soon as I get some decent shots!
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    These are 2 recent builds I've done at the shop. Both are Vassago Verhauen 29+ frames

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    I need to take some better pictures.

    Here's mine. 4" travel, 425 chainstays, pretty normal aggro-XC geometry. I need a fork with more clearance, appropriate rear wheel, etc... but it's the end of the season so I wanted to get out on it and enjoy the fall.



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    Awesome, Walt! Love how you did those chain stays. Looks like PLENTY of tire clearance.
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    There's about 95mm of clearance, so the Chupacabras have a full 10mm or so on each side.

    Now, chainring clearance... that's pretty tight! That 32t has *maybe* 1.5mm to the yoke.

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    Post your 29 plus! (29+)-17653871363_5ebefa525c_b.jpg 44 bikes T.N.T ...bikepacking mile muncher...derby rims, SON dynamo with a sinewave revolution (its a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll) and a smattering of enve and jones... fabby doo.
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    That is an awesome bike. Kris is on the VERY short list of people I'd buy a bike from if I didn't build them myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Here's mine. 4" travel, 425 chainstays,

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    That thing looks fzackin brilliant, and the 425mm stays just scream braaaaaaaaap!

    What OLD did you use out back?

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    Post your 29 plus! (29+)-silent-1a.jpgPost your 29 plus! (29+)-silent-1b.jpg

    Took these on the maiden voyage with my new Silent Cycles 29+ frame. The build is based primarily on the Jones geometry with a few small tweaks. Love it!
    Enjoy the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn View Post
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    Nice 44!!!

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    It was partially inspired by you and Devin and that sick bike!

    I did 142x12. Kinda wishing I had gone wider in the back just because chainring clearance is stupid tight if you want a ring bigger than 28t or so. Then again, I don't think I need a ring bigger than 28 with these stupid huge wheels.

    Braap is right! Just wish there was more gnar in Park City to hit with it.

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    This is what I have been riding all summer. Definitely by far the most fun bike I have ever had for sure no doubt! Ha. But seriously, I initially went back and forth a lot on whether I really do like the plus platform. There are definitely drawbacks, but there sure are a lot of pluses (heh heh).

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    :) 9 niner ros 9 plus + ss 1x1 (:







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    My new Vassago VerHauen 29+. Color choice was inspired by Sklar's build...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adarn View Post
    This is what I have been riding all summer. Definitely by far the most fun bike I have ever had for sure no doubt! Ha. But seriously, I initially went back and forth a lot on whether I really do like the plus platform. There are definitely drawbacks, but there sure are a lot of pluses (heh heh).

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    My 29+ by Adam Sklar, on Flickr
    Now that is a good looking bike.

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    Just picked up this ROS9 plus last week on a pretty good deal gave up on finding a frame when I stumbled onto thisone, loving it so far but already have an ROS9 setup SS that I really like made the decision real easy. came with 1x11 but riding SS style for the time being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire02red View Post
    My new Vassago VerHauen 29+. Color choice was inspired by Sklar's build...
    Ha! Honored...
    I'd really like to try that bombolini tire. I haven't tried any of the new Vassagos. Boy did I put some miles on an old Jaberwocky back in the day though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzwardo View Post
    Now that is a good looking bike.
    Thank you!

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    Lefty powered krampus at the top of reveille peak tx. Tim at two 6 labs really hooked me up with the lefty mod. All new internals and super nice. Makes the krampus a beast.
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    Nice builds and I'm curious what you thought about the line plus wheels?

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    Gnarvster

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    Waiting on 60 tpi dirt wizards, the 120 tpi's are a little "ultralight".
    This bike is as much fun as a bike can be.
    It is like a monster truck inspired BMX bike, or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adarn View Post
    Ha! Honored...
    I'd really like to try that bombolini tire. I haven't tried any of the new Vassagos. Boy did I put some miles on an old Jaberwocky back in the day though...
    I would really recommend the Bomboloni... About half a pound lighter than the Chronicle (on my crappy shop scale) and still has very substantial sidewalls. Tread is VERY similar to the Chupacabra but the casing is tougher.

    On a side note, I too have an old jabber frame that has seen many, many miles... Was a great rig.
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    LenzSport Behemoth 29+ with Magnum Pro
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    Sorry for the bad cropping. Took me a bit to figure out you have to take instagram's cropping into consideration before you take the pic...


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    How do you like your Mutant. I am thinking of getting their new Big Chief model. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebixes View Post
    How do you like your Mutant. I am thinking of getting their new Big Chief model. Thanks
    The Mutant's really good. I don't have any other 29+ bikes to compare it to, but so far so good.

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    Been riding a Stache 5 for a bit...it is one of our shop demo's. I took it on a group ride up in the north Georgia mountains and it was amazing!!
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    Singular Rooster by Bigbroondug, on Flickr
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    Maxxis Chronicles on Duallys
    XTM8000 1X11

    More than happy

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    My Singular Rooster...

    ... Is a prototype of the frame that was eventually produced.
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    my third krampus frame, this time i think i got it right.

    medium krampus in moonlit swamp.
    chris king sour apple errythang. headset, hubs, bottom bracket.
    velocity dually rims.
    moots setback seatpost
    XT hydraulic brakes
    nitto X fairweather bullmoose stem/bar combo
    raceface narrow wide chainring in sour apple to match
    salsa quick release seatpost clamp in almost-close-enough-to-sour apple to match
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    all the stock SLX drivetrain stuff
    maxxis chronicle tires
    saddlebag by outershell (local to me in SF)

    waiting on a slate brooks c17 to replace the bulgy stock foam.

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    I love this bike.

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    I just got back form my first bikepacking trip. 250 miles over 3 days of the River to Sea Loop. These shots were from day 2 when our (18 strong ) group rode up Central FL's Atlantic coast from New Smyrna Beach to St. Augustine.

    This bike rules.

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    Banshee Prime with 605B dropouts, 29+ Dirt Wizards




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    jb, does that path (bottom pic) go towards SART? I saw that before looking South from the Skyline trailhead, but never ventured that route.

    What front tire did you go with? Next spring is when Maxxis's Rekon and Ikon tires come out in 27.5+, which might interest me.

    Edit: Nm, just zoomed up to read Surly Dirt Wizard 29x3.0

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    Took the pink trail, not sure what it's called. Had a stupid low speed fall and bruised my right ribs...left my g-form shirt in the truck...

    Both are Dirt Wizard 29+.

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    My Stache 7

    I've only been able to take her on a very short shake down ride, but so far so good!

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    Just picked it up last night.
    Large Stock Build

    Mods:
    Swapped Sram PG1070 for Shimano XT
    Removed Stickers from:
    -Seat tube
    -Down tube
    -Fork
    -Prob gonna remove "fff" stickers
    -Might take off head tube badge
    Selle SMP PRO saddle stolen from other bike
    Pedals stolen from other bike

    Future Mods:
    Seatpost (I am already over max height limit on stock post @ 6'2")
    Maybe split tube
    RF NW 34t (color?)
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    Solid spacer to replace the (5) currently (duh)
    Remove Chain guide
    Slam rear wheel all-da-way forward
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    Here it is, in the shop now replaced BB and blew the rear hub.Post your 29 plus! (29+)-stache-7-3.0.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by YORK25 View Post
    Here it is, in the shop now replaced BB and blew the rear hub.Click image for larger version. 

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    Almost got one of these, the press fit so turned me off I could not do it.
    Got a Carver with a 73mm bb.

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    Another Niner 29+ ROS

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    Yep, I did it too. It was a demo bike that had been used 6 times. Didn't look like anybody really did anything on it. Couldn't even find a mark. I got a great deal, but honestly I have no idea why I bought it. I have a garage full of bikes. I guess it's a sickness.

    I was somewhat 50/50 on it, but then I rode it for about 2+ hours on our local trails. It does ride pretty nice. At just over 29 lbs, it doesn't really ride like it. I'll put a dropper on it as that orange Niner post looks terrible.

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    Custom Waltworks

    I've posted this elsewhere, but I think it belongs in this thread as well:

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    Lots of gorgeous bikes in here. I was a bit surprised at the amount of custom frames.

    Here is my plain-jane Krampus OPS singlespeed build.



    10 months and ~500 miles later and I still adore this bike. My only issue is that the Knards don't work so well as a front tire for me. I will be picking up a Vittoria Bomboloni for the front sometime soon.

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    Krampus in SS mode:
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    In Rohloff bikepacking mode:
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrIcky View Post
    Nice builds and I'm curious what you thought about the line plus wheels?
    Line Plus wheels are VERY nice... hubs seem solid with nice engagement (dt swiss internals I believe), tubeless was as easy as it gets... Even with a worn out crappy floor pump.
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    Updates to my Vassago

    Here are a few updated pictures of the Vassago. Really digging the Chronicle/Bomboloni combo...
















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    Just built. Can't wait to pick this up!

    XTR 1x11
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    My Chumba Ursa

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    Beachracer On-One Scandal 29+ conversion

    Here is mine.
    An On-One Scandal 29 with cutted Fat B Nimble tires on Ryde Trace Enduro rims. It just fits tightly on the rear. Not much clearance then 2-3 mm on each side.
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    My once in a lifetime project- 44 Magnum Kid Dangerous. A steam Rollin F350 on the single track !






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    Chinese Carbon, Lefty Supermax, Maxxis Chronicle 3.0"x29 on 50mm Chinese Carbon rims and Project321 hubs with a bunch of cheap carbon parts (stem, seatpost, bars), and xx1 groupset. Still in the making but almost done. Gotta get the rear caliper mounted (need to pickup 20mm in spacers, I think), trim the rear line and somehow run it through the frame without spilling fluid everywhere, bleed both brakes, retrue the front wheel, redo some of the spokes on the rear wheel (passed and didn't lace on 2 cross), retrue it, and inevitably remount the rear if not both tires, and maybe finally I'll be done...never could've imagined building a bike was so much detailed work. Pretty excited to take it to the trails though.


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    MY '16 Banshee Prime with 27,5" dropouts.
    Pictured with Knards, but those tires are not my "daily drivers".

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    Here is my 29+ road bike. ROS9 PLus with Woodchippers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josephjosephson View Post
    Chinese Carbon, Lefty Supermax, Maxxis Chronicle 3.0"x29 on 50mm Chinese Carbon rims and Project321 hubs with a bunch of cheap carbon parts (stem, seatpost, bars), and xx1 groupset. Still in the making but almost done. Gotta get the rear caliper mounted (need to pickup 20mm in spacers, I think), trim the rear line and somehow run it through the frame without spilling fluid everywhere, bleed both brakes, retrue the front wheel, redo some of the spokes on the rear wheel (passed and didn't lace on 2 cross), retrue it, and inevitably remount the rear if not both tires, and maybe finally I'll be done...never could've imagined building a bike was so much detailed work. Pretty excited to take it to the trails though.


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    Wow! Thinking of doing the same thing with the Trigger I never ride.
    Interested to hear what you think of that frame and that fork ( with it's travel and funky rake)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch1413 View Post
    Here is my 29+ road bike. ROS9 PLus with Woodchippers.
    I guess you'd be the wrong guy to ask for an extra headset spacer.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic-20 View Post
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    Damn nice looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Wow! Thinking of doing the same thing with the Trigger I never ride.
    Interested to hear what you think of that frame and that fork ( with it's travel and funky rake)
    Seems great so far, but no serious riding. I took it out in the snow today for about 20 minutes, but dang is it cold. I'll post more updates as I get a little more time on it, but follow here for those: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=985951

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch1413 View Post
    Here is my 29+ road bike. ROS9 PLus with Woodchippers.
    How tall are you, 7'6"??? That bike makes those 29+ wheels look small, didn't think that was possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_w_sage View Post
    My Chumba Ursa

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    Damn, that looks badass with the lefty.

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    That FourtyFour is beautiful!

    My Stache 7. Added dropper, changed bars and grips. Swapped out wheels for 42mm carbon with Hope hubs.
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    Last change for now will be Answer 20/20 carbon bars. I will eventually upgrade brakes to XT.

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    How tall are you, 7'6"??? That bike makes those 29+ wheels look small, didn't think that was possible!
    6'4", unfortunately mucho steerer tube spacers was the only easy way to get the bars up. Might need to investigate a custom boner stem.

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    Damn, that looks badass with the lefty.
    thanks man. It rides way better than it looks. Here is a pic of the aftermath of a 75 mile ride I did last week. The bike was awesome.
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    My Stache 7. Added dropper, changed bars and grips. Swapped out wheels for 42mm carbon with Hope hubs.
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    Nice looking bike. Why did you go to narrower rims and are you happy with that decision? I'm having a hard time deciding between 50mm and 42mm. I'm thinking wider might be better for floatation but narrower better for summer use and ability to run 2.3's. How has the ride changed? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BXCc View Post
    Nice looking bike. Why did you go to narrower rims and are you happy with that decision? I'm having a hard time deciding between 50mm and 42mm. I'm thinking wider might be better for floatation but narrower better for summer use and ability to run 2.3's. How has the ride changed? Thanks.
    I went with the 42mm based on this thread. http://forums.mtbr.com/27-5-29/carbo...mm-996337.html I have a true fat bike, so floatation in that respect didn't factor into my decision. My main reason for new wheels was to shed rotational weight, and I achieved that goal. Total loss was a little over 1.5 lbs. So far I have not noticed too much difference in ride quality. It's been a tiny bit harsher, but I think that is due to running higher PSI and the wheels being stiffer. I was usually at 10 PSI on the stock wheels, and so far I have been closer to 12 on the new wheels. I am trying to avoid rim strikes, so I will probably go down a bit more as time progresses. There is no noticeable difference in traction. I think I have about 50 miles on the wheels so far, and I have no regrets.

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    Post your 29 plus! (29+)-krampus.jpgSorry for the not-great photo. Nothing but snow outside right now. Fat biking only. But this baby will be going to Moab shortly. Got a bike-shop build, swapped out the wheels for Ibis 941, and added the Fox 34 fork.

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    My Stache 5 (and I) in action. Upgraded XT 10sp only. Photo courtesy of Jason Qunell during this year's 787 Racing 6hr event at Reimers Ranch.



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    My Stache, aka The Goat

    Haven't really upgraded my Stache much yet, still recovering from the initial purchase Adding wheelsets to the mix will be in future plans, hopefully matching that teal color in the hubs!

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    that is a thing of beauty. What dirt drop bars are those?

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    Here is my Edelbikes 29+ out in the first snow of the year and playing with my new Paul Klampers.

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    I love this bike! It's far from my lightest but it's the most fun. Primarily built to be a bikepacking bike, I've found that I made one big error... not being able to run double front rings. The mountains here in Switzerland are pretty brutal. After going up and over 4-5 big mountains in a day with a fully loaded bike, I'm really shot.
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    How do you like the Klampers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredsv View Post
    How do you like the Klampers?
    They're great! It took exactly 3 rides like Paul says in his installation video to get them bedded. Great modulation and a lot of power. FYI - I'm using them with Paul Love Levers.

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    Sorry for the dumb question but most of the Staches I see here are single speed. Any reason for this other than simplicity? I have been out of the loop for a long time and I am currently considering a Stache 5. Thanks!

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    My first 29+ love. Still have it, although now it's back to stock and being used for urban assault.

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    Just got the Carver a little over a month ago. So far, I really like it. Upgrading the wheels soon.

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    My BMC with Dirt Wizards

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    Love the Dirt Wizards so far, just riding through the neighborhood cant wait to hit the trails... & the 120's set up tubeless super easy on the Ibis 941's...tight fit hope the new sidewall's are able to withstand some rock gardens and not tear

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    I love those new Treks... especially the 5. Unfortunately, they weren't imported for the Swiss market. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by renski View Post
    Sorry for the dumb question but most of the Staches I see here are single speed. Any reason for this other than simplicity?
    Short answer is NO. Longer answer, the Stache frame is an very easy single speed conversion with sliding dropouts. They are great single and geared. I currently have a 7 that is still 1 x 11. I have the parts at home to convert it into a single speed. I like riding single speed, and after I sold my Krampus I don't have one at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renski View Post
    Sorry for the dumb question but most of the Staches I see here are single speed. Any reason for this other than simplicity? I have been out of the loop for a long time and I am currently considering a Stache 5. Thanks!
    Since the Stache 5 comes rigid, people that will be riding in on more mellow terrain can get away with the single gear a little easier than those in areas where they're climbing mountains and such. It's a fun bike for where I live but I wouldn't recommend it for everyone. I'm used to full suspension geared bikes but they're overkill on my local trails. I also went single speed to toughen me back up. I've been going way too easy the last couple of years just sitting spinning up hills in no hurry. I no longer have that option so I'll get stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcl523 View Post
    My first 29+ love. Still have it, although now it's back to stock and being used for urban assault.

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    How do you like the carver compared to the krampus? I'm torn between both bikes.

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    How do you like the carver compared to the krampus? I'm torn between both bikes.
    To me, it feels much more nimble. I believe it also feels a good bit stiffer.

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    I'm sorry..still learning the 29+ world.. what frame is this? Never heard of Fiona? Looks like a Gnarvester and 1st gen Honzo blended, but I'm not sure? custom?

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    Here is my RSD Big Chief I got earlier this fall. I have not ridden it as much as I would have liked, but winter is over and I will be getting out more on it. So far I really like it, but have only ridden single speed rigid 29er's in the past.
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    Here is my Workswell / Sobato 078 frame and fork. 21.8 pounds exactly as pictured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BXCc View Post
    Here is my Workswell / Sobato 078 frame and fork. 21.8 pounds exactly as pictured.
    There it is! Nice Glad you got it up and running.

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    here is my workswell / sobato 078 frame and fork. 21.8 pounds exactly as pictured.
    sweet!
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    What FRAME IS FIONA? please... very nice!

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    My new 2106 Vassago Jabberwocky 29+ Three weeks old, and LOVING it.

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    Ahhh..man That pre-production BLUE is sooo ON POINT!! I wish they landed on this as the color choice instead of green. Still waiting to hear back from Tom at Vassago regarding availability. Any more detail impression of this frame now that it's got some dirt on it! such a nice rig man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by use2vw View Post
    Ahhh..man That pre-production BLUE is sooo ON POINT!! I wish they landed on this as the color choice instead of green. Still waiting to hear back from Tom at Vassago regarding availability. Any more detail impression of this frame now that it's got some dirt on it! such a nice rig man!
    LOVE IT. Been riding the Optimus Ti hardtail for about 2 years and I did not think I could find a better bike for the trails I ride and the kind of riding I like to do. I LOVE climbing, all kinds of climbing, long gradual, short steep, technical, smooth, you name it. I also like going downhill fast, but not at risk of a major injury.

    Hard to report on just the frame, since I came from a regular 29er hardtail (also singlespeed), and this bike has so many things that are different (rigid, fat tires, steel frame, better wheels, etc). I will say that it climbs like a goat. Hooks up like crazy, front end stays planted. I thought rigid was going to be REALLY hard, but it goes down hill ALMOST as fast as my hardtail.

    Overall, I am VERY pleased with this bike. I keep trying to take the Optimus out for a spin, but I keep grabbing this one... For what it is worth, I have seen the Green one and it is pretty bad ass.
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    Nice!!! So this is the brand new design? Do you know if it has the same geo as the Verhauen 29+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by use2vw View Post
    What FRAME IS FIONA? please... very nice!
    Fiona is what he calls his bike.
    It's not the brand name.
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    Sure looks like a gnarvester to me.



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    I think the geo is the same, but not 100% sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsocal;
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    What width are your rims and which tires are you running?
    I only have a couple of rides on it. Definetly like the 29+ concept when I just want to have fun, but it's not ideal for railing.

    The rims are the DH940C model from XMCarbonspeed. Could not be happier with them. 40mm outer/31mm inner.

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    Just switched the wheels over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwiffle View Post
    Just built up a Niner ROS 9+ 2 star build, except I set it up as a SS. Can't wait to hit the trail and post a dirty pic!
    Nice, like the color scheme of the new model. Just converted my ROS9 plus to SS this past weekend as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal_jack View Post
    Nice, like the color scheme of the new model. Just converted my ROS9 plus to SS this past weekend as well.

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    Yet another Stache 7 owner posting a pic in this thread. So far I'm loving this 29+ bike.


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    Hey bkmtb, you're the only person on all of the internet that has shown a ROS 9 Plus with a suspension fork. Please, let us know what you think of it. I own one and am concerned with how much it's going to jack the front end up, since the stock fork only has a 470mm a-c measurement. The manitou has the highest a-c of all the 29+ compatible suspension forks.

    So how is it? Too much wheel flop? Center of gravity too high? Tight corners/switchbacks a total PITA? Let us know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArmand View Post
    Hey bkmtb, you're the only person on all of the internet that has shown a ROS 9 Plus with a suspension fork. Please, let us know what you think of it. I own one and am concerned with how much it's going to jack the front end up, since the stock fork only has a 470mm a-c measurement. The manitou has the highest a-c of all the 29+ compatible suspension forks.

    So how is it? Too much wheel flop? Center of gravity too high? Tight corners/switchbacks a total PITA? Let us know!
    Just picked it up yesterday so all I've got on it is a 3 mile ride through Brooklyn. I couldn't find anything on the internets about a ros9plus with a sus fork either, so I just took a chance setting this up.

    Initial impressions are great. I didn't notice wheel flop at all - I too was worried about slack head tube angle, but this bike handles like a monster truck dream and it feels so light nimble. The BB feels high, and I'm not sure how great this geometry would work with a fork on a smaller frame size with these huge wheels. This is a large btw.

    I'll be getting this thing muddy next weekend and I'll give a ride report if anyone is interested.

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    2x star build with 120mm manitou magnum.
    Curious, how tall are you, and what's your inseam?
    Trying to figure out if I'd go medium or large (5'10", 33" inseam.)
    The ETT seems a bit shorter than most "new school geometries," so I'm thinking possibly getting large and running a short stem.
    Also interested in hearing your feedback after getting out on some dirt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Curious, how tall are you, and what's your inseam?
    Trying to figure out if I'd go medium or large (5'10", 33" inseam.)
    The ETT seems a bit shorter than most "new school geometries," so I'm thinking possibly getting large and running a short stem.
    Also interested in hearing your feedback after getting out on some dirt!

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    I'm 6'00 with a long 34" inseam. The large turned out to be good for me, but I was seriously considering the M except for my longer inseam - their sizing for M is for riders 5'8"-6'. The bike does feel a bit more compact than other larges I have had, but in your case I might be worried that you would not have the seat post height for a dropper post in a Large- if you are into that kind of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmtb View Post
    I'm 6'00 with a long 34" inseam. The large turned out to be good for me, but I was seriously considering the M except for my longer inseam - their sizing for M is for riders 5'8"-6'. The bike does feel a bit more compact than other larges I have had, but in your case I might be worried that you would not have the seat post height for a dropper post in a Large- if you are into that kind of thing.
    Thanks for the info! You bring up a good point about the post issue.
    Hmm... I guess I keep thinking about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmtb View Post
    I'll be getting this thing muddy next weekend and I'll give a ride report if anyone is interested.
    Hey, that would be me. I'm totally interested. I'm sure others are too! Although it would've been nice to get your feedback with some experience on the stock rigid fork as a comparison. Nevertheless, anything would be appreciated. Very close to throwing on a Fox 27.5+ on mine, and swapping to the 110mm shaft just to get that much closer to stock geo's to maintain predictable steering on tight/slow turns.

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    Rode the Stache 7 tonight, back to back w/a Specialized 6Fattie. For me, absolutely no contest, 29+ kills the B+. Yes, the 29 is a little less responsive handling, but after a brief ride I adjusted. The 29+ rolled straight and true over a rock garden. Really, I was shocked how smooth it was. You know how you pucker up, unsure of the path, then instant relief, it just rolls over stuff that would choke lesser wheels. Did the same on the B+ and it wobbled L/R, unsteady, came off the seat and had to get back on.

    Up till reading the Stache reviews in the past day or so I had disregarded the 29+, thinking it made no sense, just too much wheel and tires.

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    Check out the Carver Gnarvester. Geometry is way different than the Stache but it has traditional rear spacing with superior sliders (IMO). I was concerned with the geometry on paper especially with the incredibly long fork, but the handling is great. Can imagine it would be a blast with a carbon fork up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
    Check out the Carver Gnarvester. Geometry is way different than the Stache but it has traditional rear spacing with superior sliders (IMO). I was concerned with the geometry on paper especially with the incredibly long fork, but the handling is great. Can imagine it would be a blast with a carbon fork up front.
    Wow... beautiful bike but I, personally, really dislike the look & function of sliders. I've often looked at Carver bikes and thought... wow, that'd be wonderful, without the sliders. To me, there are so many other great options for chain tensioning available. Obviously, other people don't mind though. Somehow, the shorter, enclosed sliders on the Trek don't bother me though. Odd.

    The Travers Russ Ti (previously went by another name) is the one I've had my eye on for awhile. I am completely sold on 29+ as I've had one for 1.5 years and I use it extensively for bikepacking and all round fun. Russ Ti - Travers Bikes.com Sadly, most of the photos show it with a Lauf fork which I also can't abide. Travers does a really beautiful carbon fork in normal and bikepacking versions too.

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    The aesthetic of the Trek sliders certainly is nice, but they are frustrating to deal with (had the same dropouts on my Superfly SS I recently sold to fund the Carver). You can always get Carver to make a custom Ti with a traditional dropout in it. Cost probably wouldn't be much more to sneak it in with a regular production run if everything else on the bike remained the same.
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    I have had bike fever before, but this is the worst ever, by huge margin. Four days ago I completely disregarded 29+. Yesterday rode a Stache 7 and can't stand waiting to get my own 29+.

    Love the images, please keep posting!

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    The 29+ as it meant to be.
    1296mm wheelbase. 65° head angle and 75.5° seat.
    140mm of travel rear (will be soon, currently 127) and 150mm front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
    Check out the Carver Gnarvester. Geometry is way different than the Stache but it has traditional rear spacing with superior sliders (IMO). I was concerned with the geometry on paper especially with the incredibly long fork, but the handling is great. Can imagine it would be a blast with a carbon fork up front.
    Isn't it designed around 120mm, the same as the stache?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    Isn't it designed around 120mm, the same as the stache?
    It says it is but I'm not sure what length of 120mm fork they are referring to on Carver's site. I measured my bb height and I'm about half an inch higher than what Trek is stating for the Stache 9 with the 110mm fork. This bike really is high with this 550mm length Magnum but it still handles surprisingly well compared to what I am accustomed to.
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    Are those trees or cacti?

    And I can't see the pretty sliders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ya29er View Post
    The 29+ as it meant to be.
    1296mm wheelbase. 65° head angle and 75.5° seat.
    140mm of travel rear (will be soon, currently 127) and 150mm front.

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    That's amazing. Custom? Details, please!

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    Is that full swish 29+ a mondraker prototype
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee View Post
    That's amazing. Custom? Details, please!
    What's really amazing is how its rides.

    Quote Originally Posted by arctic slalom View Post
    Is that full swish 29+ a mondraker prototype
    No, this is the carbon fibre bike I'm making in my backyard.
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    Just got home w/my new best bike friend, a new/demo Trek Stache 5 w/rigid carbon fork (same as the "Miami Blue" Stache in the image above). Mine's got about $800 worth of lightweight upgrades (carbon, full XTR), and feels like it weighs half my Salsa Mukluk. Removed the front wheel in the shop. Lugged the bike in one hand from the shop to my hatchback. It fells like a street bike. It's crazy light.

    Will post images later. This is my all-time favorite bike, and I can't wait to get some miles on it. Small to mid size rocks are like riding on pavement. Curbs are like a divot. This thing rocks. I'm stoked for it.

    6-3, 34.5" inseam. I first fell in love with the Stache a couple days ago, riding a Stache 7 size 18.5 earlier this week. Definitely too small, as expected (but still loads of fun). Found no 19.5" to ride, but this 21.5" fits like a glove (average head set offset).

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    Heavily upgraded 7. Tons of fun. Can't wait until new fork arrives. Magnum Comp is lackluster at best.

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    Heavily upgraded 7. Tons of fun. Can't wait until new fork arrives. Magnum Comp is lackluster at best.
    Awesome! What kind of fork did you order? I rode only two Stache, a 7 and a 5. Both are my all-time favorite MTBs, by huge margin.

    I would have ridden mine tonight if I did not have to wait for thread lock to dry on the front skewer. Hope it's not pouring tomorrow. 29+ kicks you know what.

    I can't get over how cool is 29+ from my preconception that it was a passing fad, a clown bike.

    Early after Trek announced the Stache last year, someone posted general disdain, classifying it as a "me too" mass market disappointment. I could not disagree more. This thing is the real deal. One dealer I talked to today said he loved it, and he's only 5-8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro7939 View Post
    Awesome! What kind of fork did you order? I rode only two Stache, a 7 and a 5. Both are my all-time favorite MTBs, by huge margin.

    I would have ridden mine tonight if I did not have to wait for thread lock to dry on the front skewer. Hope it's not pouring tomorrow. 29+ kicks you know what.

    I can't get over how cool is 29+ from my preconception that it was a passing fad, a clown bike.

    Early after Trek announced the Stache last year, someone posted general disdain, classifying it as a "me too" mass market disappointment. I could not disagree more. This thing is the real deal. One dealer I talked to today said he loved it, and he's only 5-8.

    Can you explain the thread lock on the front skewer?

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    Dropper and tubeless will be my first mods.
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    I'm huge, XXL hands, pretty strong. When I got to the car it took serious torque to open the front axle lever. This is my first bike with the new through-type threaded axle. I turned the axle to unscrew it. Instead of the axle thread backing out, the lever rotated.

    The shop had to unscrew the axle from the fork (large allen screw on side opposite the lever). The wrench said the employee who rode the bike and upgraded it apparently over torqued the lever, and used too low a spec thread lock, causing the axle to lock and the level to rotate free. They put new read thread lock on the skewer, said to let it dry over night, and described the appropriate torque for the lever, which matched my expectation: if total lever arc is 180 degrees, friction starts around 110-120 degrees and if excess torque is required to close it, back out the thread...pretty much common sense.

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    I would not be putting thread lock, particularly red thread locker, on my Manitou fork axle. Should not be any need to do so if the axle is properly installed. I really don't understand why a bike shop would do this.

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    Moderate rain falling now. I'm still tempted to take it out.

    Tuesday the only Stache 5 Trek had left was 17.5" size...Trek had 17.5, 19.5, and 21.5 Stache 7, but I think the only size remaining yesterday was 18.5. Of course dealer stock is unknown and not listed at the website.

    There's good reasons Trek sold out of many 2016 Stache models and sizes in early May.

    Quote Originally Posted by Epic_Dude View Post
    I would not be putting thread lock, particularly red thread locker, on my Manitou fork axle. Should not be any need to do so if the axle is properly installed. I really don't understand why a bike shop would do this.
    Thanks for the warning. As earlier posted, this is my first up close look at a threaded through-axle. I looked closer at the axle/lever assembly on the work bench. I don't want to dis-assemble the rod/axle/lever, but best I can tell he applied red thread lock to the male thread (on the rod), to which thread was attached a now-visible nut under the lever.

    Is there specific reason(s) not to apply red thread lock to the above described thread?

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    I'm loving this niner. It does feel a bit on the heavy side, but it is very maneuverable at any speed. Regardelss, it basically runs over anything you put in front of it. I might rename this bike the OCIB, or Overly Confidence Inspiring Bike. I was launching off of log piles like a much younger version of myself.

    To put this in perspective I've been riding a Karate Monkey rigid for the past 6 years - so the attitude of this bike is completely different. It's very comfortable at any speed. I was most surprised at how much fun it is to climb with this bike. The tires have amazing grip at low PSI (rear was around 11 front was 14).

    As far as the fork's performance - I am at a bit of a loss because of my inexperience with modern forks... I don't really know how to set it up. It was incredible on all the big drops, but I could not quite figure out how to set it to absorb some of the smaller chop on the trail (roots, etc.). The geometry of the bike with the fork seems perfect to me - I'm not sure what the rake degree has changed to with the 120mm, but it is not overly slack.

    Does anyone have any experience with the Manitou Magnum that could give me some advice about set up or adjustability? The directions are totally confusing.Post your 29 plus! (29+)-img_2462-1-.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmtb View Post
    I don't really know how to set it up. It was incredible on all the big drops, but I could not quite figure out how to set it to absorb some of the smaller chop on the trail (roots, etc.). The geometry of the bike with the fork seems perfect to me - I'm not sure what the rake degree has changed to with the 120mm, but it is not overly slack.

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    The 120 fork and the 29+ tire are finally getting the geo on that bike a little slacker.
    I removed the platform shim from my Tower Pro and have lots of small bump. You can get tuning info off the Manitou tuning thread.
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    ..and this-
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    What fork is this?

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    Now that's a tricked out Stache 9! Sweet! Get a T shirt and bumper sticker that reads: "Real men got rigid SS 29+"

    I'd be shocked if there's a carbon 29+ fork other than the Stache 5 stocker. Is your fork off a Stache 5? If yes, maybe the OEM "Miami Blue" would contrast well with the yellow "Trek" graphic, especially w/a Miami Blue highlight like the seat clamp. Or maybe match the yellow graphic?

    Forget it...it looks awesome. Bat Man's MTB!

    I'll weigh my own hot rod Stache 5 at the LBS: XTR brakes/shifter/derailleur, carbon bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmtb View Post
    I'm loving this niner. It does feel a bit on the heavy side, but it is very maneuverable at any speed. Regardelss, it basically runs over anything you put in front of it. I might rename this bike the OCIB, or Overly Confidence Inspiring Bike. I was launching off of log piles like a much younger version of myself.

    To put this in perspective I've been riding a Karate Monkey rigid for the past 6 years - so the attitude of this bike is completely different. It's very comfortable at any speed. I was most surprised at how much fun it is to climb with this bike. The tires have amazing grip at low PSI (rear was around 11 front was 14).

    As far as the fork's performance - I am at a bit of a loss because of my inexperience with modern forks... I don't really know how to set it up. It was incredible on all the big drops, but I could not quite figure out how to set it to absorb some of the smaller chop on the trail (roots, etc.). The geometry of the bike with the fork seems perfect to me - I'm not sure what the rake degree has changed to with the 120mm, but it is not overly slack.

    Does anyone have any experience with the Manitou Magnum that could give me some advice about set up or adjustability? The directions are totally confusing.Click image for larger version. 

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    Not sure what came in your fork box, but the brochure in mine wasn't all that helpful. I used this off Manitou's website and it has been most helpful. I pretty much set everything up in the middle of the xc range since that is the riding I do and it feels very nice after messing with the air pressure. Found I had to run my pressure a little lower than recommended to get full travel out of the thing:
    https://www.manitoumtb.com/wp-conten...etup-guide.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by ro7939 View Post
    Now that's a tricked out Stache 9! Sweet! Get a T shirt and bumper sticker that reads: "Real men got rigid SS 29+"

    I'd be shocked if there's a carbon 29+ fork other than the Stache 5 stocker. Is your fork off a Stache 5? If yes, maybe the OEM "Miami Blue" would contrast well with the yellow "Trek" graphic, especially w/a Miami Blue highlight like the seat clamp. Or maybe match the yellow graphic?

    Forget it...it looks awesome. Bat Man's MTB!

    I'll weigh my own hot rod Stache 5 at the LBS: XTR brakes/shifter/derailleur, carbon bits.
    Looks like the Bontrager Bowie fork you can buy from Trek. Same as Stache 5 and Superfly SS forks, except the Bowie has a carbon steerer.

    Also, the carbon Whisky forks will clear 29+ wheels.

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    Is there specific reason(s) not to apply red thread lock to the above described thread?
    I'm guessing because Red TL is pretty much permanent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    I'm guessing because Red TL is pretty much permanent.

    Loctite Threadlocker Red 271 from Loctite Adhesives

    If you got a flat while on a ride, how would you change it?
    My understanding is that they applied thread lock on the part of the skewer that connects to the release component/lever. Not to the threads that go into the fork.

    The bike shop didn't thread lock your skewer into the fork did they?! That sounds like an awful idea.

    Maybe OP could just post a picture so we can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    My understanding is that they applied thread lock on the part of the skewer that connects to the release component/lever. Not to the threads that go into the fork.

    The bike shop didn't thread lock your skewer into the fork did they?! That sounds like an awful idea.

    Maybe OP could just post a picture so we can see.
    This is really interesting as it may be a response to a technical problem I have been having with my Stache skewers / maxles for a while now (I have been silent about it because I haven't seen any discussions RE the problem as of yet).

    My skewers, especially the rear, have a tendency to back themselves out, the root cause of which is a loosening of the bolt attaching the lever to skewer. It was so bad that in a 6hr race the bolt attached the lever rattled completely loose, resulting in a lost lever and ultimately the skewer backing out...the axle end cap unthreaded and when I when to take the wheel off to pack up the bike the whole free body came out.

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    Hey guys, joining the party here with my stock Stache 5. I'll get pictures when I do day rides, but live in the desert, so we do night runs mostly. I love how nimble this bike is! I had to chop two inches off the seat post to get it low enough to let me ride down hill, and am thinking about a dropper. Also flirting with having a good fork to swap out - and of course if I need to go boost 110. Decisions.
    What's your favorite terrain on your Stache?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro7939 View Post
    Awesome! What kind of fork did you order? I rode only two Stache, a 7 and a 5. Both are my all-time favorite MTBs, by huge margin.

    I would have ridden mine tonight if I did not have to wait for thread lock to dry on the front skewer. Hope it's not pouring tomorrow. 29+ kicks you know what.

    I can't get over how cool is 29+ from my preconception that it was a passing fad, a clown bike.

    Early after Trek announced the Stache last year, someone posted general disdain, classifying it as a "me too" mass market disappointment. I could not disagree more. This thing is the real deal. One dealer I talked to today said he loved it, and he's only 5-8.
    I ordered a 2017 Fox 34 27.5+ From pictures I have seen it should fit the wheel tire combo I have. Hopefully it will ship in the next day or two.

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    Superfly SS. There's a Bontrager there's a Chupacabra mounted to a Bontrager Line Plus up front.
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    Superfly SS.
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    Surly Ogre 29+ SS. Dirt Wizard rear, Bomboloni Front. I built my Ogre into a trail bike so I put the Karate Monkey decal kit on it after powder coating. I threw this together to try out 29+ without a huge commitment. The build is way better than expected!
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    I'm surprised you could fit a DW in the rear of your Ogre. A DW on a Blunt 35 was a no-go on my KM, and I always assumed these bikes had similar clearance in the rear.
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    I started out with a tube. The narrower than recommended rims turned the corner of the outer knobs outward. This caused rubbing on both side when turning hard unless the tire was perfectly setup. So I trimmed the outer corner off the side knobs with the cutters shown below. The outer knob has a split that made it easy to trim the corner perfectly. Now I have them setup tubeless with zero rub. The tire is the 60 TPI. I chose the 60TPI to reduce stretch. I owned a pair of 120 TPI Dirt Wizard 26 x 2.75 so I know how they stretch. The build is solid. There is no way you could build it like this with gears. But who wants gears anyway. (Rohloff might work....Hmmm)

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    Cross post from classifieds. I'm selling some 29+ wheels and tires (or just rims as necessary). Details here:

    29 Plus Wheels and Tires - Buy and Sell Mountain Bikes and Accessories

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilether View Post
    Cross post from classifieds. I'm selling some 29+ wheels and tires (or just rims as necessary). Details here:

    29 Plus Wheels and Tires - Buy and Sell Mountain Bikes and Accessories
    Shame it's not boost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friedom View Post
    Shame it's not boost.

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    Yeah. I'm willing to sell just the rims (And tires) for somebody willing to lace them up to their own hubs.

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    My Mistress, Vixen

    I sold a few others to get this one....

    I love it. The first bike that fits well, that is my long torso and short legs. I have a bike I can stand over now





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    Most recent of mine. It should stay like this for a long time. There is a very short list of original parts. Not sure of the weight, but I think it's in the 26 lb. range. By far one of the most fun bikes I have ever had.
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    XMCarbonspeed CS-001 frame with Manitou Magnum 120 and 50 mm external carbon rims.


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    2016 Vassago Jabberwocky 29+
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    our local midwest bike forum... check it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire02red View Post
    2016 Vassago Jabberwocky 29+
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    Nice build. Do you have a ride report?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckycncc View Post
    XMCarbonspeed CS-001 frame with Manitou Magnum 120 and 50 mm external carbon rims.

    This is 29+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephjosephson View Post
    This is 29+?

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    Yes, Vee Tire Bulldozer 29x3.25 front, Trax Fatty 29x3.0 Rear...

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    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8...mNnV21uTkxlTUE
    custom titanium frame from Ankang Haofutan and ICAN rigid fork (will be replaced eventually)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckycncc View Post
    Yes, Vee Tire Bulldozer 29x3.25 front, Trax Fatty 29x3.0 Rear...
    Wow, what size frame is this? The wheels just don't look monster truck big like 29x3s do on most bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephjosephson View Post
    Wow, what size frame is this? The wheels just don't look monster truck big like 29x3s do on most bikes

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    The frame's size is 21...
    If you are interested on this frame have a look here:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/chi...ke-958821.html

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    added this deadwood to the garage a few weeks back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckycncc View Post
    The frame's size is 21...
    If you are interested on this frame have a look here:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/chi...ke-958821.html
    Ok, true cool....yeah looked familiar. I'm snooping around on that thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilether View Post
    Cross post from classifieds. I'm selling some 29+ wheels and tires (or just rims as necessary). Details here:

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    One more bump on the 29+ rims and tires. I can sell everything as a package, or un-lace the rims and just sell the rims for those that have fatty hubs.

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    Here she is

    More changes coming up in about a week
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    Post your 29 plus! (29+)-my-stache-max.jpg

    New color for Stache 7

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    Post your 29 plus! (29+)-img_0281.jpg

    Oddity Twerker

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    Some New Wheels

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    Oddity Twerker
    Really cool looking. Post some more of you're so inclined.

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