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  1. #101
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    Got my Rootdown frame the other day. I wanted blue but they didn't get any in this shipment so I went for gray.

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    Details in this thread in the Canadian bikes forum
    http://forums.mtbr.com/canadian-bike...l#post12042174

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    Wow, with a lefty.. first time I seen it on a rootdown.
    Chromag Rootdown 2014 (The Green Beast)

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmt View Post
    Wow, with a lefty.. first time I seen it on a rootdown.

    130mm travel SuperMax, best fork I've ridden. I haven't ridden a pike however.

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    It's been six years and I am so ****ing done with this bike. I'm replacing it... with a new Rootdown! Still kickin'

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    Beautiful frame!
    Formerly Travis Bickle

    Team Robot. "modulation is code for “I suck at brake control.” Here’s a free tip: get better."

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    Missing a 160mm Revive but rideable!

    First impressions (from riding in front of the house, bunny hopping, wheelieing and pedal kicking lightly) is that the handling is very nervous. I swapped the 50mm Renthal stem and 720mm Chromag Fubars from the old frame and I might change those parts to relax the steering a bit. Time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil View Post
    Missing a 160mm Revive but rideable!

    First impressions (from riding in front of the house, bunny hopping, wheelieing and pedal kicking lightly) is that the handling is very nervous. I swapped the 50mm Renthal stem and 720mm Chromag Fubars from the old frame and I might change those parts to relax the steering a bit. Time will tell.

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    Nice build! The blue is awesome. I initially had that same feeling on my '19 Rootdown. I think it's the steep seat tube angle. I think I had the saddle too high. But after a few tweaks it all sort of clicked. Especially on the trail.

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    Thanks gaper. Yes the steeper seat might be a reason why and just like you, I got used to it easily with a bit of tweaking. Loving the new frame although it's not a revolution over my previous one, it's a welcome improvement.

    Here is the final-final build. I kick it Rootdown-60340857_288954962055738_5976935124007124992_n.jpg

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    By the way, I was wondering the largest 29 inch tire people have fitted on the rear of a recent Rootdown. It looks like a 2.5 and even a 2.6 would fit. My current Ardent 2.4 definitely has room to spare.

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    Keep in mind 2.4 ardent is a small tire, relatively speaking. I am running 2.4 Bontrager se4 rear and 2.6 se5 front.

    The 2.6 SE5 is MUCH larger than the 2.4 SE4, I don't think it'd fit. It had bigger knobs and a bigger casing.

    A 2.6 SE4 might fit but it'd be tight, I don't think clearance would be great. A non-aggressive maxxis 2.6 like a rekon or Ikon might fit. I don't know that a 2.6 minion would.

    I think chromag's "2.5" spec is just right. A beefy 2.4 or perhaps a spindly 2.6 will fit.
    IMO the type of 2.6 tire that would fit is probably not the right tire for the terrain the rootdown is intended for. Beefy 2.4 all the way.

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