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    2010 Specialized Stumpy 29er SS Carbon

    Well. While I still don't advocate carbon in mountain bike frames for the general public (especially if you crash as often as I do) this seemed like the perfect race bike, until I saw the horizontal dropouts...I don't see a fast flat repair there...Anyone have insight into why they did this? They went to an EBB with the M5 Alloy SS. Surprised they didnt use a wedge EBB in the carbon bike like Niner and Fisher. Ideas?
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    I would get the GF after looking at the drop outs and lack of EBB on this bike.

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    I have been running the 08 SS 29er and am not particularly thrilled with their sliding drops, now they seem to have abandoned them for an EBB.
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    Probably the lightest solution.
    I can get the rear wheel out of my Karate Monkey pretty easy if I have the caliper all the way up and back.

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    I'm pretty sure the Superfly SS also has horizontal drop outs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by studlee
    I'm pretty sure the Superfly SS also has horizontal drop outs.
    Here is the SS Superfly
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    Trick setup. I like it.
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    well, depending on the race, a flat could screw you. So if you get one, a fast or slow change might not matter much? Don't really know.

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    Having to get a tool, loosen the caliper, fix the flat, then re-attach the caliper is another minute or two. In a short track race, a flat is fatal, in a 24 hour race or XC race a flat is not a big deal, but minutes definitely count. At the Old Pueblo 2 years ago we missed 3rd by 30 seconds...
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    sliding drop outs

    i think this is the best idea i have a fisher rig and replaced the ebb with a good one and it still sucks i cant wait to get a carbon frame with sliders

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