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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    I just came across this bike from HammerHead bikes. What are your thoughts? Has anyone heard much about it?

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    It certainly seems interesting, but they'd have to price it below the competition for me to consider it. I can get a Horsethief or Satori for $1300 and know that replacement parts and warranty will be available. For $1500, I can get a Trance.

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    I wonder what the deal is? It's basically an four bar design like a Specialized FSR. Specialized protect their patent jealously and will sue anyone who copies it. Are Specialized building this frame for them with the HH brand?
    The trouble with having an open mind is that people will insist on trying to put things in it.

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    Trance X 29er complete for a little more coin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    I wonder what the deal is? It's basically an four bar design like a Specialized FSR. Specialized protect their patent jealously and will sue anyone who copies it. Are Specialized building this frame for them with the HH brand?
    I believe their patent has expired. Their is going to be lots of ribbing when BikesDirect releases a speshy look a like.

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    I like it, just think the name/graphics are meh. I would rather it said Hammerhead than Thumper. Seems like the geometry is great though.
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    some close up observatioms on the thumper
    no press fit bottom bracket = readily avalaible and inexpensive replacement
    no nonsense cable routing under the top tube and out of harms way
    very smart use of hydro forming streghtening areas where its needed but not just becuse it looks good
    dialed trail bike geometry all who have demoed them have returned with rave
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    Quote Originally Posted by davthedude View Post
    some close up observatioms on the thumper
    no press fit bottom bracket = readily avalaible and inexpensive replacement
    no nonsense cable routing under the top tube and out of harms way
    very smart use of hydro forming streghtening areas where its needed but not just becuse it looks good
    dialed trail bike geometry all who have demoed them have returned with rave
    reviews

    In a nutshell.
    Looks bloody good to me.

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    Thanks for sharing the link. I bought a Hammerhead 100x about 10 years ago from Hammerhead when Charles Coker was running it. I LOVED that bike and sold it to a good friend of mine when I went 29er full time. He still rides it and I love to ride it occasionally as well.

    This trailbike looks like something I would be interested in although curious about the weight. I love the head angle and chainstay length. The old Hammerhead 100x 26er was a Titus product. Would also be curious if this is sourced directly from Asia or via someone else. The price looks nice as well. The only thing I don't like is the "thumper" graphic as others have mentioned.

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    Looks so good I'm posting a picture
    You could always erase the T, leaving Humper which sounds good to me


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    Whah !

    I saw this frame at Eurobike, under a different name !
    I think it was "caribou". Guys look eastern.
    I checked it out and thought it was a Satori until i saw the rear dropout pivot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20.100 FR View Post
    Whah !

    I saw this frame at Eurobike, under a different name !
    I think it was "caribou". Guys look eastern.
    I checked it out and thought it was a Satori until i saw the rear dropout pivot.
    Well done, looks pretty similar to me except they are suggesting a 120mm fork. Lower prices may be found me thinks...........




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    Quote Originally Posted by atekt View Post
    I just came across this bike from HammerHead bikes. What are your thoughts? Has anyone heard much about it?

    HAMMERHEAD THUMPER FRAME - Hammerheadbikes.com
    Looks like a 29er version of a Titus Motolite.

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    I rode one few weeks ago on some nice technical singletrack near their shop. I couldn't find anf flaws. Weight was under 30 pounds with a nice spec nothing real low weight. I have 8the bikes currently and it climbed as well as any of them and held its line through the rocks perfect. I couldn't find any flex.

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    full lenght cable routing to front and rear derraliers will make them low maintenace,

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    The bike is named after an arse kicker of a trail in the designers home turf.
    I hope to demo one this week! (on the trail it is named after)

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    thumper demo event

    Looks like they are having a demo event at the trail the bike is named after
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    Just a rebadged Titus. Big yawn...

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    Nice looking design and very similar to the very well liked Stumpy FSR, but....

    If Charles really wanted it to rip like a real thumper he'd have given it a 27.5" rear wheel with a fatty tire, and kept the 29" up front. This is how I ride my Spec FSR Stumpy 29er, and for ,hard trail riding it excels over a straight 29er. I run a relatively fatter, heavier tire out back and ride and turn the bike much more from the back end. The only thing I'd like to see is short stays to take full benefit of the slightly smaller rear wheel.

    Reading this Charles?

    Thoughts?

    PS.... With all that said, this bike, as is, looks very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davthedude View Post
    some close up observatioms on the thumper
    no press fit bottom bracket = readily avalaible and inexpensive replacement
    no nonsense cable routing under the top tube and out of harms way
    very smart use of hydro forming streghtening areas where its needed but not just becuse it looks good
    dialed trail bike geometry all who have demoed them have returned with rave
    reviews
    Seriously? This is your plan?

    Put the purchased name of an old brand on some stock OEM crap frame, then pump it up in forums with absolutely ridiculous posts riddled with spelling errors?

    I am impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    Nice looking design and very similar to the very well liked Stumpy FSR, but....

    If Charles really wanted it to rip like a real thumper he'd have given it a 27.5" rear wheel with a fatty tire, and kept the 29" up front. This is how I ride my Spec FSR Stumpy 29er, and for ,hard trail riding it excels over a straight 29er. I run a relatively fatter, heavier tire out back and ride and turn the bike much more from the back end. The only thing I'd like to see is short stays to take full benefit of the slightly smaller rear wheel.

    Reading this Charles?

    Thoughts?

    PS.... With all that said, this bike, as is, looks very nice.
    I'm with you one this one, I will be experimenting with a 26" FS frame with the same set up soon. Makes logical sense to me.

    I don't get the negativity, the bike has good geo, a slack ha and 130mm rear travel, there's not alot of big travel 29ers out there that tick those boxes.

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    Demo ride

    Well here are some first impressions. I rode it for a couple of loops on its namesake trail, Thumper. This trail is a technical nightmare to some (all?), a combination of steep loose off-camber constant up and down, tight switchbacks, strewn with downed tree trunks as 'extra credit' trail features positioned at the top of some of the climbs. And a few well placed berms. I ride a 27lb Anthem X 29er with a Reba 120, carbon hoops and some other nice bits, and rode a preliminary loop on my bike to have a benchmark to gauge by.
    The bike has slack angles, but I overhead many comments surprised on how quick it steers, which after my ride I totally agree. Thumper never left me felling as though I was wrestling with it. It flicked, flowed, eagerly pumped trail features. Though heavier than my flyweight all mountain steed, I never felt I was being punished by the weight during the climbs or hoisting the front tire over the various ledges and previously mentioned tree trunks. To my surprise, I rode certain uphill sections cleaner while riding Thumper than when own my own bike. On that punchy little trail, it performed point and shoot as well as my bike
    The cockpit on my demo bike was set up to where it felt very 'motocross'. My bike I'm pretty much nested into, where as this bike I rode more upright and on top of. It initially felt odd and took a little while to get used to. It also had a Reverb seatpost, but once I had the saddle height where I wanted it I never used it. I wanted to see how easy I could get behind the saddle with out the dropper and was pleased with how easily I transitioned about the cockpit.
    The rear suspension was smooth and consistent, though I like to run my suspension sagged pretty deep and I think that the Fox shock my have had a bit too much air in it for my taste. It just felt to me like there was a bit too much platform being applied (for that trail), although the Fox CTD was set to descend. The Revelation 140 fork was like a magic carpet, floated over everything and never failed to put a grin on my face. The Avid brakes stopped well, but produced a lot of noise and vibration. (Avid/Sram... wtf? This has been going on for years now... fix that crap!)
    The demo trail showed me the bike was easily maneuverable in tight quarters, but I really feel like Thumper wanted to hit up some big country riding with 4' ledges, berms, kickers, big undulations in the trail to pump off of and chunky descents to fly down wide open.... I hope I get to ride it again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobbem View Post
    Well done, looks pretty similar to me except they are suggesting a 120mm fork. Lower prices may be found me thinks...........




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    That Caribou has a 10x135 dropout and no high-mount bolt-on front derailleur bracket. The Thumper is 12x142 and has the front derailleur bracket. Otherwise, they look pretty much the same to me, too!

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    I was able to test ride one of the thumper frames the other weekend. Pedals better than my satori but that could be due to the ctd shock on the thumper or the lower travel. While it was a decent cornering bike, I wouldn't call it nimble in the tight and twisty stuff. It took a lot more body language to make tight corners than my satori.

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    These frames are on sale at The Clymb. Seems like a good deal for those that want to build their own bikes: http://www.theclymb.com/brand-event/...ct/304774?f=mi

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    I know... I'm fighting the urge right now...

    Mostly because my current wheelsets are all 10x135QR and the Thumper/120x is 12x142.

    I also saw that the Thumper frames are on sale on HH's site, too.

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    Wow, that is a smoking deal. Anyway to convert those wheels?

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    Hey guys....some updates on the HH Thumper frames. There are still some frames left.

    $750 shipped and I can honor the 3-year transferable warranty via Switchback Bikes

    Warranty - Switchback Bikes

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    Counting the seconds until mine arrives!

    I'll repost my build sheet in here when I get a minute.
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    Oh...posted a PAID AD for them in the classifieds as well
    Hammerhead Thumper (think Titus Moto-Lite 29er) NIB - Buy and Sell and Review Mountain Bikes and Accessories

    @XL_Cheese....feel free to hijack this thread to help sell any remaining frames you may have in stock
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    I am a bit confused by the multiple threads.

    Which of the Thumper frames are having the 3 year warranty? The ones sold by Scott/Switchback? The ones sold by XL Cheese? Both?

    Can someone provide some clarification?
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    Switchback Bikes Is Honoring The Warranty

    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni View Post
    I am a bit confused by the multiple threads.

    Which of the Thumper frames are having the 3 year warranty? The ones sold by Scott/Switchback? The ones sold by XL Cheese? Both?

    Can someone provide some clarification?
    Switchback Bikes, per the Manufacturer, is able to honor the 3-year warranty on Thumper frames that customers purchased direct from Hammerhead and any remaining Thumper frames that may be purchased via Switchback Bikes.

    Please post more questions if you have them...or feel free to contact me direct....

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    Haha. So I did it Scott. I got engaged tonight. Bought me some time tomorrow morning while she's getting the ring sized to start tearing apart the donor bike(s)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Haha. So I did it Scott. I got engaged tonight. Bought me some time tomorrow morning while she's getting the ring sized to start tearing apart the donor bike(s)!

    (priorities)

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    How exactly is this different from the Satori to me they seem to have the pivots on the same location would that make the Satori a Horst link / FSR design?

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    Rearmost pivot is on the chain stay versus seat stay, for one.

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    And I don't know exactly but I think that's what makes it "horst" or "fsr"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Rearmost pivot is on the chain stay versus seat stay, for one.

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    Thanks on those 2 pic now i can see better i was looking mostly at the top links

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    took me a while, too. there's anothe thread that talks about the HH Thumper/130x/Unveil9

    http://forums.mtbr.com/general-discu...-889589-4.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    took me a while, too. there's anothe thread that talks about the HH Thumper/130x/Unveil9

    http://forums.mtbr.com/general-discu...-889589-4.html
    @twonin9r's thread is generating a lot of great feedback on the frames http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/tw...ad-899817.html if you have interest in the frames, lots of great info in the thread

    Thanks, Scott

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    130x Frames - $899

    The Hammerhead 130x (the updated graphics/name change from Thumper) frames are still in Taiwan.

    If I can get them here and offer a sale price of $899, would that be enticing price?

    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?-130xblk1.jpgHammerHead Thumper, thoughts?-130xblk2.jpgHammerHead Thumper, thoughts?-130x-blkcomplete.jpgHammerHead Thumper, thoughts?-130x-whtfinal2.jpgHammerHead Thumper, thoughts?-130x-whtfinal1.jpgHammerHead Thumper, thoughts?-130x-whtcomplete-1-.jpg

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    Size XL 28lbs 12oz

    Took my "Thumper" frame to the powdercoater for some Switchback Blue Love....slapped on some Switchback Stickers for an idea of what the Unveil9 (or Thumper) frames will look like PCed Switchback Blue....not too shabby if I don't mind saying so my own self
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    More info coming soon

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    Haha... Yes!

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    I finally stopped long enough to take a picture of the Thumper on the trails I built it for.
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    The more I ride this bike the more I like it. I am continually cleaning rocky climbs that I have not been able to do before. If I have the legs and lungs I can get up anything on this. Going down hill is ridiculously fun. I am taking lines as speed that used to scare me.

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    My thoughts exactly. On stuff that used to sketch me out, I'm now pumpin' and jumpin'. I use the brakes much less on dh too.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Awesome! Looks great....

    I have a Cane Creek DB AIR CS coming soon for mine....I'll have to chime in on that once I hit the dirt with it a bit....


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    Built up a 130x frame with a 140mm Pike a couple of weeks back. XT 2x10 and Flow wheels running HRIIs. I also have a carbon SC Solo with a similar build. The HH is an amazing bike and has restored my faith in 29ers. Nice and stiff, great geometry and the suspension is plush without being hyperactive like my old Enduro.

    Edit: the bike comes close to the Solo in terms of performance and the frame and fork combined was close to half the price of the Solo C frame alone...

    Big thanks to Scott from Switchback for his advice and Bike Otago in NZ for the sweet deal on the frame and fork. Rad bike. Very impressed.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Awesome! Stoked to have a bike rockin in the Land of AUS!!


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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Installing this
    https://www.canecreek.com/products/suspension/dbair-cs





    Oh this tonight
    https://www.switchbackbikes.com/future-products/unveil9



    Can't wait to get it on the trails!


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    How we decided what the first product would be

    New Blog Post: Relevant to the HH Thumper

    How we decided what the first product would be ? 27.5 | 29er | Switchback Bikes

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    CC DB AIR CS initial ride delayed due to flat tire on car...buzzkill!




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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    I'm out on the test ride...1st 5mins in...
    Using all the travel w/o bottoming out!




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    Sick!

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Time for CS mode




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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post




    Is that a Revelation on your Thumper?
    Dropping into a trail

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    Yes sir. Revelation xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    I'm out on the test ride...1st 5mins in...
    Using all the travel w/o bottoming out!




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    How about a ride report?

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    Holy TrailGasm Batman!

    1st ride was awesome....the shock definitely lives up to the Hype! What surprised me the most was how great it pedaled.

    If these guys put the CS version on this frame, I can see it actually pedaling really good

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    The bike pedaled better than it did w/ the Fox CTD on there!

    I have a close friend that has the S-Works Enduro 29 w/ the CC DB AIR CS on it....I used his settings for the first ride
    HSC (High Speed Compression) - 2 (360 degree) turns
    LSC (Low Speed Compression) - 3 turns
    HSR (High Speed Rebound) - 2 turns
    LSR (Low Speed Rebound) - 7 turns

    It just soaked everything up.....it matches the plushness of the Pike on the front....those two are a perfect combo.

    I purposely tried to stay seated over the baby head rocks to see how well the shock was soaking things up. I can say I haven't stayed seated that much previously, really incredible to ride through that stuff seated and churning away at the pedals.

    I did notice some spikes up through my backside when going at really slow speeds and hitting a square edge, I need to tweak the adjustments a little.....it's not a shock thing it's a first ride and lack of knowledge on the settings thing.

    One thing to note, which I didn't....Cane Creek includes a great chart in the box that shows you where they put the settings prior to shipping it to you. I will follow this guide my next ride and adjust from there.

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    Now for the high-speed:
    The faster you go, the faster you go This is where the plushness really kicks in....just grip it and rip it through the nasties. I quickly realized I need to get in better shape to keep up w/ how far I can push the bike.

    I do my best to take the fastest line on rides & not follow the "beaten path", the Pike/CC combo has me looking for even faster lines. And this goes back to getting in better shape....I carried a lot more speed and was able to pedal more through the nasties on my favorite gradual downhill rocky trail....it's about a 4:00 stretch.....I KABOOMED myself at about the 3:15 mark. Had to shut 'er down and limp the last :45 with my ego shattered

    I can't wait to get it out there again for more fine tuning...

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    Thumper to Switchback Unveil9 paint/graphics transition

    Working on a Hammerhead Thumper graphics to Switchback Unveil9 Powdercoat/Graphics transition....here's a peak

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    Love orange!

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    It came out great....looks even better live...


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    LOL... love the orange and purple too... that is why I picked up my purple inbred. If they had had the orange in stock in my size I would have gotten that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    LOL... love the orange and purple too... that is why I picked up my purple inbred. If they had had the orange in stock in my size I would have gotten that one.
    post a pic of your Purple Inbred...like to see that color

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    This is it... god I love this bike if it didnt kill my back at the beginning of the riding season.


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    This is it... god I love this bike if it didnt kill my back at the beginning of the riding season.


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    Wow. Sexy

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    Wow. Sexy

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    Yeah she is a beast.. comes in at about 28.5# of pure fun. If the trail isn't too rocky/chopped up or my back isn't too messed up then she blazes down everything and climbs like a billy goat. The 100mm front travel is perfect for the geometry and doesnt feel twitchy at all..... This year I am really debating on upgrading her drivetrain/wheels or putting the money towards a full sus. Trying to sell my 09 Kona Jake as we speak to help fund the decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Yeah she is a beast.. comes in at about 28.5# of pure fun. If the trail isn't too rocky/chopped up or my back isn't too messed up then she blazes down everything and climbs like a billy goat. The 100mm front travel is perfect for the geometry and doesnt feel twitchy at all..... This year I am really debating on upgrading her drivetrain/wheels or putting the money towards a full sus. Trying to sell my 09 Kona Jake as we speak to help fund the decision.
    If you're a man with back problems (like myaelf) I suggest a properly fitted full suspension.

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    Yeah that is what I have been leaning towards. If I can sell my Jake then that will start things off and then I will probably start the next few months building something.

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    Nice, good luck. I know it's cliche to mention it in the thumper thread, but dude... Try your hardest and you won't find a negative review of the thumper, and it's so sexy!


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    Yeah I know. If it was the same purple as my inbred with bronze lettering I think that would look SICK!! Now if the frame was like $400-500 I would say screw it and throw it on the cc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Yeah I know. If it was the same purple as my inbred with bronze lettering I think that would look SICK!! Now if the frame was like $400-500 I would say screw it and throw it on the cc.
    Oh my! Purple/Bronze would be SICK!

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    LOL.. I am all about the aesthetics and have funky tastes. So bike would be something like this:
    - Frame: Purple (like my Inbred) with Bronze or Gold lettering
    - Fork: White
    - Components: Black
    - Bars: Black or if I could find them Purple (Answer used to make a sick low rise and flat)
    - Wheels: Gold with black spokes and either purple or red nipples and purple or red hubs.
    - Tires: For that extra bit of retro would probably throw on some skinwalls otherwise just normal all black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    LOL.. I am all about the aesthetics and have funky tastes. So bike would be something like this:
    - Frame: Purple (like my Inbred) with Bronze or Gold lettering
    - Fork: White
    - Components: Black
    - Bars: Black or if I could find them Purple (Answer used to make a sick low rise and flat)
    - Wheels: Gold with black spokes and either purple or red nipples and purple or red hubs.
    - Tires: For that extra bit of retro would probably throw on some skinwalls otherwise just normal all black.
    I would call that "pimp certified"

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    I think it would just be plain FUNK!

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    Definitely. Hey Scott that color scheme even goes with the America theme...



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    Oh wow...I dig it


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    You should call the green hard tail the Switchback "Murica" and make a purple and bronze unveil 9/7 and call it the purple heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    You should call the green hard tail the Switchback "Murica" and make a purple and bronze unveil 9/7 and call it the purple heart.

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    Like this!

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    So bad! Lol

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post



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    I see the custom PC options are on the website. What color is the Flo Green? it may just be what I need to order. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    I see the custom PC options are on the website. What color is the Flo Green? it may just be what I need to order. Thanks.
    Good job on seeing that....went live with it last night...was going to broadcast today once I have the FloGreen and Orange Artwork uploaded....

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    New Blog Post: NOT EVERY MOUNTAIN BIKER SPEAKS ENGLISH


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    Purple Heart

    Kinda like this?

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    Oh hello.

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    American made, Purple heart colored, steel, all mountain geo...

    Drool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    American made, Purple heart colored, steel, all mountain geo...

    Drool!

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    May have to do a pre-order Limited Edition run of the Purple Heart!

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    I think it would garner some support. It's a cool theme. Oh man you could call the green one like Abrahams edition or something.

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    Yeah but what would it look like on the FS... I have a purple steel hardtail (though not american made).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Yeah but what would it look like on the FS... I have a purple steel hardtail (though not american made).
    Bet it would look sweet....but need to keep it in-line w/ the Made-In-The-USA frame

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    Purple Heart Color Loaded On The Product Page


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    FloGreen Colorway

    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    I see the custom PC options are on the website. What color is the Flo Green? it may just be what I need to order. Thanks.
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    Oh f**k... Yes please. Any way to get that frame with the letters and decals in switchback blue?

    Edit: just realized that's the 9... I already have that :-( here's hoping for an equally bright colored 7!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Oh f**k... Yes please. Any way to get that frame with the letters and decals in switchback blue?

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    Beat me to it....that's in the works

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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    Beat me to it....that's in the works
    If it's for the 7, I'm in. I'd build a wheel set and custom powder coat a set of rims in sb blue. It would look like a rolling piece of candy

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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    True story just took this this second. My fiancé's head bands in my jeep (for top down rides)


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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    HA! Awesome


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    Im buying a green one tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Im buying a green one tonight!

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    Good luck banana. Just ordered a KS lev 125 for mine (the highest I could go without having to raise my asddle) and I'm contemplating still staying under 30 lbs

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    Could always do these.

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    Could always do these.

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    Ooo, a neon green and blue ano build build be sick

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    Also, with a 150mm fork, would this bike be capable of downhill parks?

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    I don't know how downhill friendly 29ers are in general. What wheels do you plan on running?

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    I don't know how downhill friendly 29ers are in general. What wheels do you plan on running?

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    Carbon (light bicycle) rims, 32h, hand built by me. 30mm wide

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    I get that 29ers arent DH friendly, but a lot of my training days for enduro are going to be done in parks. and some races have downhill type areas in them. I think the 29er is invaluable in rough terrain though

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    Oh I agree. Just make sure you've got a set of hardened wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Carbon (light bicycle) rims, 32h, hand built by me. 30mm wide

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    Wanna prototype test some 35mm wide Carbon hoops we are working on?

    Pike150, CC DB AIR CS or Monarch Plus and I believe it will be very DH friendly.....maybe not huge hucking friendly but hauling ass through the big chunk....very friendly....lift runs very friendly

    Actually, first prototype testing I did on the Thumper Prototypes was 4 days of Lift Riding in Deer Valley/Park City.

    Major TrailGasms!


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    Thumper to Unveil9 Color/Graphics Conversions

    They are now live on the site!

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    Different color decal options as an add-on will be updated on the site soon as well

    Thanks, Scott

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    Pics are broken for me Scott.

    Edit: only on Tapatalk.

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    Pics are broken for me Scott.

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    Look good on tapatalk from my end. Updates?

    I have a frame on the way. Need help on the color selection. Im having my guy PC my frame, will post colors in a bit

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    Lol I guess my phone is being stupid. I will check for updates. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Look good on tapatalk from my end. Updates?

    I have a frame on the way. Need help on the color selection. Im having my guy PC my frame, will post colors in a bit

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    Pysco Lime over super chrome Granny Smith
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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Oh so SICK!


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    keep in mind, as of now, its getting a white fox 34 kashima, 150mm.
    dear lord this!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    dear lord this!!!!
    +1(00000000000)

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    Purple it is. There will be more to it, yall will have to wait though!

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    Purple it is. There will be more to it, yall will have to wait though!

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    Post link to build thread so we can follow Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    dear lord this!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
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    hhhhmmmmm....."Come Along For The Ride"....

    @FastBanana we should talk about this

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    Unveil7 Prototypes getting prepared to ship to us!

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    Oh but that anodized black... I'm going to dream about that tonight.

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    Finally watched the Thumper Trail video (where the thumper got its name) and have to say it looks like a fun trail and very close to what I currently ride (except more climbing for me).

    So for someone who is 6' with a 31"ish inseam would I be better on the large frame Thumper? I currently ride a 19.5" Inbred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Finally watched the Thumper Trail video (where the thumper got its name) and have to say it looks like a fun trail and very close to what I currently ride (except more climbing for me).

    So for someone who is 6' with a 31"ish inseam would I be better on the large frame Thumper? I currently ride a 19.5" Inbred.
    Size Large would be spot-on for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Finally watched the Thumper Trail video (where the thumper got its name) and have to say it looks like a fun trail and very close to what I currently ride (except more climbing for me).

    So for someone who is 6' with a 31"ish inseam would I be better on the large frame Thumper? I currently ride a 19.5" Inbred.
    Yep, Large frame was a short stem.

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    For reference, I'm 6'3", 35" inseam. I'm on an XL with a short stem (60mm) and wide bars (780mm/30mm rise) so I agree large will be the perfect size.

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    Ok cool.... Yeah I am running a 60 or 70mm stem on the Inbred right now and it is perfect with my flat bars.

    EDIT:
    Ok just went and compared the ETT for the two bikes and the ETT for the Inbred is 23.7" or 601.98mm... The large Thumper is showing an ETT of 620mm, so that is almost 3/4" longer than what I am currently at. Wondering if it would be better to go with the Medium frame that has an ETT of 599mm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Ok cool.... Yeah I am running a 60 or 70mm stem on the Inbred right now and it is perfect with my flat bars.

    EDIT:
    Ok just went and compared the ETT for the two bikes and the ETT for the Inbred is 23.7" or 601.98mm... The large Thumper is showing an ETT of 620mm, so that is almost 3/4" longer than what I am currently at. Wondering if it would be better to go with the Medium frame that has an ETT of 599mm?
    We're all different when it comes to how we like our bikes to "fit". I'm about your size and had a 18" kona satori before I bought the Thumper and it was just too small for me to be really comfortable on with its 23.5" ETT and 70 mm stem. I Sold the satori and bought a large Thumper which has an inch longer ETT than the Satori. I swapped all the parts from the Satori and put them on the Thumper except I changed the stem to a 50mm stem. Talk about an awakening...I wish I had tried a longer TT and shorter stem years ago. Having said that I got a buddy that hates the way his bike handles with a 50mm stem... It might be tough to test ride a Thumper but if you could test ride a medium (18")satori with a 70 or 80mm stem and a large satori (20") with a 50 mm stem that would give you a good feel of how the Thumper is going to fit.

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    FWIW, I am 5'8" on a good day. I ordered a medium.

    My Titus FTM, has similar fit and ETT, and its a small, which was a tad small for me. I was comfy, but need a little more stability.

    Also, I demoed a Stumpy in large, same ETT as the Thumper in.medium, and it felt very nice.

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    Ok guys that is what I was looking for....
    Just put in my order with Scott for a large black Thumper... My jake sold last night so that is funding part of the purchase. Excited to get it and start building it.

    Since I am splitting time between the bike and fixing up my Land Cruiser this build will take a bit of time. Hopefully not to long though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    ?..and fixing up my Land Cruiser thumbsup:
    Pics? I had an 88 FJ62 with 260,000 miles in the clock when I sold it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    Pics? I had an 88 FJ62 with 260,000 miles in the clock when I sold it...
    Pics?! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Ok guys that is what I was looking for....
    Just put in my order with Scott for a large black Thumper... My jake sold last night so that is funding part of the purchase. Excited to get it and start building it.

    Since I am splitting time between the bike and fixing up my Land Cruiser this build will take a bit of time. Hopefully not to long though..
    Thank you @gregnash!

    Oh, that's awesome about the Land Cruiser...maybe you should use this thread to document both builds



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    New Blog Post - What is Beauty

    New blog post "What is Beauty" This is a really great one, IMO, courtesy of Blog Contributor #adamhunt

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    Hello all,

    I am taking delivery of my frame today, very excited. After a few quick pictures, its getting torn down and dropped at the powder shop for some purple treatment.

    Super excited about racing on this bike, I am going to build it as a 2x10 with 150mm travel in front, 130mm rear.

    On a related note, I was torn about using a 29er for enduro racing, and about the double chainring to get the the gears I need. This article sealed my decision, its a very similar bike on paper to what I am building.

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    Great article....very good points in there


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    Yeah a very good article and very poignent for me. I have been working the calculations with the Sheldon Brown tool to see if I can do a bit better with a 2x10 vs. my ghetto 2x9 setup. Looking like I will be doing a 26/39 setup with 11/36 cassette.

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    Personally, Im going 24/34 with a 11-36

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    Awesome. Can't wait to see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Yeah a very good article and very poignent for me. I have been working the calculations with the Sheldon Brown tool to see if I can do a bit better with a 2x10 vs. my ghetto 2x9 setup. Looking like I will be doing a 26/39 setup with 11/36 cassette.
    Set up a page on the site to help w/ crunching the 10spd vs 11spd gearing calculations....should save a ton of time when looking to crunch the #s

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    Set up a page on the site to help w/ crunching the 10spd vs 11spd gearing calculations....should save a ton of time when looking to crunch the #s

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    Suggestion for the next blog post, "is the added weight/cost of a dropper post worth the ability to boogie down drops and get low in turns"

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    Nice work
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    Thank you! Big props to @drolling for putting the chart together


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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    Damn. that is nice looking... can't wait till mine shows up!

    With regards to the dropper post. Went and did a 15 mile ride with my buddy who is a SCOTT rep, he has a 27.5 Genius that he has decked out even more than it originally came and has a RS dropper. We were talking about the incoming build for me and he kept pushing the dropper. Then of course going down this new trail with great flow after the rain/snow we received last night he would yell back... "Oh dude, look my seat just lowered for me.. Oh look, it just came up again." Bastard.....

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    AM/Enduro build complete!
    Wow, that thing is SICK!!!
    Really nice build, and surprisingly light.
    Nice goin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    damn. That is nice looking... Can't wait till mine shows up!

    With regards to the dropper post. Went and did a 15 mile ride with my buddy who is a scott rep, he has a 27.5 genius that he has decked out even more than it originally came and has a rs dropper. We were talking about the incoming build for me and he kept pushing the dropper. Then of course going down this new trail with great flow after the rain/snow we received last night he would yell back... "oh dude, look my seat just lowered for me.. Oh look, it just came up again." bastard.....
    hhhhaaaa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    Wow, that thing is SICK!!!
    Really nice build, and surprisingly light.
    Nice goin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    AM/Enduro build complete! Size XL...30lbs 9oz



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    Wicked looking rig! Awesome.
    Dropping into a trail

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    Wicked looking rig! Awesome.

    Thank you! I'm obviously biased....but having a blast on it...extremely happy with how it's stacking up in regard to handling & suspension action to the leaders in the category


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    Thank you! I'm obviously biased....but having a blast on it...extremely happy with how it's stacking up in regard to handling & suspension action to the leaders in the category


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    What other bikes have you ridden? How does yours compare?

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    When I had the bike shop I had these as my personal rigs...6+ months on each.
    RIP9 (previous model and current model), RIP9 RDO, SC Tallboy LTa, previous model Salsa Horsetheif, Rocky Mountain Altitude, Ellsworth Evolution....

    Didn't own it but put quite a bit of time in on the Stumperjumpers (pre-Enduro)

    Let's say I am extremely happy with the way the Thumper/Unveil9 stacks up

    Wheels are turning now......maybe I will work on a Blog post about the experiences and do a little compare/contrast


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    Sweet. Scott, I will be starting my build thread today. Just broke the frame down.

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    Sweet. Scott, I will be starting my build thread today. Just broke the frame down.

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    29er FSR Suspension | 130mm Travel | XT Complete Bike: SPAM Pass

    Just loaded an XT Complete Bike option for the Thumper frames in the Classfieds

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    Hey Scott... quick question but do you know of any other riders on the West Coast that are running the Thumper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Hey Scott... quick question but do you know of any other riders on the West Coast that are running the Thumper?
    Having some wine right now....my memory isn't functioning at its best right now

    Will sleep on it and answer tomorrow...

    Oh! Just remembered a couple peeps in WA that are aboard Thumpers....

    Oh & shipped one to Alaska last week....

    Have someone in Kamloops am talking to about one as well....would love to get a Thumper/Unveil9 to Kamloops!

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    Well if nothing else you will have one in NorCal/No.NV/Lake Tahoe area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Well if nothing else you will have one in NorCal/No.NV/Lake Tahoe area.
    Heck yeah....pumped about that


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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Well if nothing else you will have one in NorCal/No.NV/Lake Tahoe area.
    I'm enjoying mine on the desert trails in Phoenix and the mountain trails in Flagstaff AZ.

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    That XT build's price seems kind of high. Especially considering the On One Codeine XO1 comes in at about that price (minus VAT).

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    I'm enjoying mine on the desert trails in Phoenix and the mountain trails in Flagstaff AZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    That XT build's price seems kind of high. Especially considering the On One Codeine XO1 comes in at about that price (minus VAT).
    The Codeine XO1 is a good price....but you need to factor in 20% import duty (plus shipping to the States) for Complete Bikes....the 20% import duty takes the price to $3,460

    Thumper XT build stacks up really nice to these prices

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Weight update:
    Took the Hilo dropper off, installed Race Face Next SL
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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

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    Took the Hilo dropper off, installed Race Face Next SL
    29lbs 8oz!


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    Any reason? Just didn't suit your riding?

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Wanted to see weight difference....think I'll leave it off until I go to the MTNs....would be nice to have it for about 5% of the riding I do.,,,so the normal post works great


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    Awesome. I'm hoping to come in under 29# with my dropper once my carbon bars come back from warranty (they cracked at 5nm during install). And I may pick up a rocket-v saddle, (probably the team or pro) which will save 100g off my current saddle. Also just ordered a gxp bb for my sram carbon cranks that I have to try them out on the thumper.

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    What does your I9 wheelset weigh?

    How about the holyrollers?

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    TwoNin9r - check out the Charge Spoon/Knife Ti saddles. I have the regular Spoon on my Inbred and it has been one of the most comfortable saddles I have ridden (purchased 3 different ones trying to find one that felt right) but I did like the WTB saddle. The other thing you might want to look into is the Enduro BB vs the GXP, I was looking at them both last night and think that the Enduro actually saved quite a bit of weight for the cost, didn't write it down so dont remember for sure (will be on the "upgrades" list for the bike after a year or so along with FastBanana's other Enduro bearings).

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    Oh nice! Lol I just had my lbs order whatever would work with the cranks (it was $40) but I'm going to look at the saddles you mentioned now. Thank you.

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    Im gonna look into the enduro BB. I did a complete build list with listed weights, right now I am planning on 29.5 with dropper.

    EDIT. weight savings of the ceramic bearings is a dollar per gram. 60 grams. I may upgrade when its time to overhaul the BB.

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    What does your I9 wheelset weigh?

    How about the holyrollers?

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    Don't remember exact weight but know it was in-line with their published weights

    Didn't weigh em before I put em on, sorry


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    Don't remember exact weight but know it was in-line with their published weights

    Didn't weigh em before I put em on, sorry


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    No worries. I see the published is 950 for the tires. I think between lighter tires and carbon rims I can cut 1.5 pounds off the rolling stock.

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    Update to the gear ratios chart for 1x11 that Scott posted earlier.
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    + rep Gregnash! Thanks for the suggestion!

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    No prob dude.. I did a lot of searching and for the money those saddles can't be beat. Think I got my regular Spoon from TreeFortBikes.com for something like $35 shipped. Thinking of going with the Knife this time but debating.

    I need to find a good set of "gold" bars for the bike. I run flat bars on my Inbred but thinking of giving 1/4" risers a try (have a set I can try when I build the bike) but eventually I want to go with gold bars and they are a #$&*@! to find in 31.8mm anymore (found in 35mm but that requires a special stem).

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    I think race face might be the answer.

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    Race Face or Loaded.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    http://www.raceface.com/components/h...quarter-riser/


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    Yeah not sure about the 3/4" rise though. I like the bars flat on my Inbred (tried the 1/4" risers) but may be different on the Thumper. I will use the ones I have when I build it up to see and then if I like it (or can find some regular low rise bars in gold) I will swap over.

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    It's a different type of feel. I use flat bars on my f29 and love it

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    How would it be different from raising your stem?

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    I like flat bars, but my 3/4" rise Raceface Evolve 735mm bar is really comfortable and works well.
    Dropping into a trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    I'm enjoying mine on the desert trails in Phoenix and the mountain trails in Flagstaff AZ.
    Thanks for chiming in @noosa2....yep, he's in the old backyard of the frame that was one of the main inspirations for the Thumper/Unveil9.

    I worked for Titus as a sales rep in the Cocalis days...one of my favorite bikes of all time was the Moto-Lite we sold at the time.

    When I started the Brand I wanted the first frame to be similar to what a Cocalis/Titus Moto-Lite 29er would have been

    I think we nailed it! Now I just need to get to South Mountain sometime and ride it aboard the Unveil9....last time I rode it was on a Moto-Lite at a Titus sales meeting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    Thanks for chiming in @noosa2....yep, he's in the old backyard of the frame that was one of the main inspirations for the Thumper/Unveil9.

    When I started the Brand I wanted the first frame to be similar to what a Cocalis/Titus Moto-Lite 29er would have been

    I think we nailed it! Now I just need to get to South Mountain sometime and ride it aboard the Unveil9....last time I rode it was on a Moto-Lite at a Titus sales meeting
    If you find yourself in AZ give me a shout and we can hit up South Mountain.

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    HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    If you find yourself in AZ give me a shout and we can hit up South Mountain.

    Heck yeah!


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    Re: HammerHead Thumper, thoughts?

    29.17 lbs with dropper and aluminum bars and cranks, that's with bottle cage and flat pedals. Carbon bars and cranks will be on by next week should be around 28.5!







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