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    Misfit riders unite!

    Peter has redone the store on his website and it now allows for reviews. I feel we should show our support with reviews of the DiSsent frame reviews or other Misfit products.

    I feel Peter should offer a team jersey to the first review or best, although I'm strongly leaning towards the first even though it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact mine was the first.

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    hmmm i have been debating on ordering one of the kits he offers ... just not sure about the duty tax or whatever it is for shipping into the US ... or how the bike compares to say a Kona Unit or a Redline Monocog 29er flight

    hmmm just had a look at the site and they don't have the kits on there any longer ...

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    Gettin' to it



    I am sure something of my write up will eventually show up on Misfit's site, but I am still in process with the build here. In fact, I should shut this idiot box off and...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Devil-
    hmmm just had a look at the site and they don't have the kits on there any longer ...
    the kits change a bit every year...the newest mixture hasn't been confirmed but if you want one it can be arranged.

    juanmore...maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    the kits change a bit every year...the newest mixture hasn't been confirmed but if you want one it can be arranged.

    juanmore...maybe.

    ahhh okay gotcha ...

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    well i broke down ...

    Your Order Contains the Following Items:

    * 1 x Misfit Psycles Singlespeed COD Cog
    (Cog Size: 18)
    * 1 x diSSent Singlespeed 29er Frame
    (Color: Black, Size: Small 15")
    * 1 x FUgly Riser Stem
    (Length: 100, Finish: Black)
    * 1 x FU2 Bar Handlebar
    (Finish: Black)

    is on the way to me ... now to see how it compares to my other 29er once it is built up ... i am sure i won't be disappointed

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    Got mine built up. Will get to riding it a bit this weekend as our temps are forcast to be in the 40's Saturday. The temperature when I took this photo? A balmy 6 degrees with 20 degree below zero windchill.
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    Sweet build Ted! I await your ride report.

    At -Devil- Lets see that bike when you get it built!

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    Just finished my build...

    I've got about 8 miles on it around the neighborhood hard pack snow. I love the feel/fit of this bike. Can't wait to hit the trails when the two feet of snow melts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bretth
    I've got about 8 miles on it around the neighborhood hard pack snow. I love the feel/fit of this bike. Can't wait to hit the trails when the two feet of snow melts.
    Sweet! Please let us know how well the Mountain Kings work. Did you know the weight of the tires?

    I guess I should add a picture too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    Sweet! Please let us know how well the Mountain Kings work. Did you know the weight of the tires?
    Mine weighed 760 grams.
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    I think it's safe to say I liked the Mountain Kings a lot:

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    I really like the looks of these bikes. I've always been a sucker for flat black.

    Might be trying to get my 5'2" mom on one of these soon too.
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    Awesome looking bikes, all of these are pretty sweet. I may be able to hit a trail this weekend to give you an update on the tires. They were great on the hard pack for sure. I expect them to even be better on dirt!

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    I hope to pick up my diSSent frame from the shop tomorrow, can't wait to start building it up as I have a big box of parts ready to go.

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    I can't help but feel somewhat responsible for bringing GT and no gears together or maybe it's just coincidental conspiracy. But I have found my true soulmate in the diSSent and wanted all to know so I pledged my love to anyone who would listen. Now I sit and wait to hear the sentiments of others who are of much knowledge than myself. Man do I need to get a life.....Thank you Peter for doing what you do best (listening to endless babble).

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    Tried to Ride but no can do!

    Tried to ride today, but just wasn't going to happen. Way to messy from the 50 degree temps. Messy is an understatement, actually unridable is more like it. So still not much to say about the tires...I'm sure I'm going to be happy with them though. The bike is still a solid A++.
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    about the only thing besides tires that i haven't decided on ... is front fork not sure if i want rigid .. or to pick up a reba and put on there ... most everywhere i ride is real rooty

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    I put an ops origin 8 carbon fork on and could'nt be happier

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    I have an "on one" carbon fork. 1.89lb with no rider weight limit. Should last a long time for ya.

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    i am just apprehensive about a carbon fork and 240lbs of my fat ass ... i know it is supposed to be stronger then most of the other rigid forks ... but still ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Devil-
    i am just apprehensive about a carbon fork and 240lbs of my fat ass ... i know it is supposed to be stronger then most of the other rigid forks ... but still ...
    I weigh the same as you and as long as you are reasonable about the intended use, (XC-light trail) you won't have any issues. I've had mine going on two years now.
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    Here's Alfine equiped version in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The last pix is of a 25% grade, I had to walk it up, hit 30mph going down, ya mon:
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    Cool Cool....

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    got my frame n stuff in today ... i r jealous tho ... i don't have the fancy lil badge on the back of the seat tube ... ;P

    haha, either way tho .. going to start building it up as the other parts arrive ...

    geeze this frame is light ... feels even lighter then my other frame .. goin to havta double check the weight of it...

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    Rides lighter than it is. I like the feel. It's going to be really fun once I get out on some real single track, that much I can tell already just from bombing around on it. This is a pretty sweet rig so far.
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    i may go ahead and give a carbon fork a try on mine ... about the 'roughest' thing i do on my bikes is some light downhill (on fire roads) so nothing big and no jumps at all ...

    i assume a carbon fork will have a little more give then a CroMo right? ...

    itching to build mine up now .. but gotta order in a few parts and get the wheelset built up first...

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    Abusing mine in Jamacia, it gets a little muddy here:
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    The trigger has been pulled and the Frame has been sent. Now, for those of you that are running ENO cranks. What size bottom bracket did you go with. I'm thinking of going with a W.I ti bb.

    I think Peter said a 113 would work. I don't want to bug Peter anymore with stupid questions so I thought I would throw out to you guys.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corner_stuffed
    I think Peter said a 113 would work..
    73X113...you may have to wait for the 73...a few days tops but its not typically stock.
    and why would you doubt Peter?

    aside: if you go WI...proper installation is key.
    I have had enormous success with that bb...BUT...it is VERY easy to crush the daylights out of those bearings during the installation process.
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    73X113...you may have to wait for the 73...a few days tops but its not typically stock.
    and why would you doubt Peter?

    aside: if you go WI...proper installation is key.
    I have had enormous success with that bb...BUT...it is VERY easy to crush the daylights out of those bearings during the installation process.
    I would never doubt Lord Peter, that Cat is the bees knees.

    My computer crashed at home and that is where I left the message on the Bottom Bracket sizeing. I didn't want to call and bother you...er..I mean him with anymore questions. I figured these fine folks on the MTBR board would be able to answer the question.

    And when you say proper installation. I assume you mean, tighten the non drive cup so it's snug then tighten the lock ring? Or is there another method ?

    Thanks Peter........er I mean no gears here dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corner_stuffed
    And when you say proper installation. I assume you mean, tighten the non drive cup so it's snug then tighten the lock ring? Or is there another method ?
    the directions HERE are good.
    it is possible to snug the non-drive cup nicely...BUT...when you start to snug up the lock-ring IT WILL OVERTIGHTEN THE CUP and cause binding.

    when installing, you should leave the bb tool installed in the cup (once its at the proper depth) and use it as leverage to ensure that tightening the lockring (with the other hand) doesnt move the cup - AT ALL - (remember there is ONLY 1/8 or 1/16th of change from perfect to too tight).
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    I'll post a review on his site, but the FUBars are my favorite handlebars. Not only are they comfortable and great on climbs, but they look ace too.

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    so damn happy

    Since I got my diSSent in early dec. I have been riding 4-5 times a week all winter long and coudn't be any happier with my descion for my first 29er ss. I was lucky to come across this fourm and find a little mention about Misfit Pscycles and I pulled the triger on one. Peter was the prefect gentleman to answer all my calls. I love the fact that I got the bike with the shizzle and quite possibly the only one in N.J. to own one, that of course is going to change because my riding partner who rides an outcast just may put in an order after spending some trail time on mine.He is just stoked about how the bike just plain excels right from the start, he says "it's just fast!". Oh yeah this was what else he said when I first got the bike you are gonna want to get rid of those bars {FU bars} well today he said" I really like them", funny how things can change. So Peter look out another Jersey order coming your way. By the way where your complete builds everything I got in my nice build is holding up well. If your looking at what to buy in the 29er SS world do yourself a favor look no further Misfit DiSSent RULES!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat
    Since I got my diSSent in early dec. I have been riding 4-5 times a week all winter long and coudn't be any happier with my descion for my first 29er ss. I was lucky to come across this fourm and find a little mention about Misfit Pscycles and I pulled the triger on one. Peter was the prefect gentleman to answer all my calls. I love the fact that I got the bike with the shizzle and quite possibly the only one in N.J. to own one, that of course is going to change because my riding partner who rides an outcast just may put in an order after spending some trail time on mine.He is just stoked about how the bike just plain excels right from the start, he says "it's just fast!". Oh yeah this was what else he said when I first got the bike you are gonna want to get rid of those bars {FU bars} well today he said" I really like them", funny how things can change. So Peter look out another Jersey order coming your way. By the way where your complete builds everything I got in my nice build is holding up well. If your looking at what to buy in the 29er SS world do yourself a favor look no further Misfit DiSSent RULES!
    It only counts with pictures. Post up!

    Unfortunately after I bought mine three other friends did too after seeing mine so I don't have the only one in town. As more people see it I'm sure there will be more. Peter needs to step it up on the titanium version so I can be the first kid on the block again.

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    Here is mine. I bought the frame used. I haven't ridden it very much yet because we have 3 feet of snow.

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    Great pictures.
    I'm on the fence about buying one or a Niner One 9. Any one ride both to compare??
    When you post pictures please note your frame size.
    Thanks!!

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    You are gonna get a lot of one sided answers asking in the misfit tread, but I ask you would you like a genric Molson or would you like a fine microbrew like Bohemian Czech Lager? I maybe flamed for my response but didn't care for my test ride on a niner it felt like I was riding to high on top, Misfit is a twentysix feel with a in the bike ride. Just my 2 cents.

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    I'm using the 113 as well, seems to fit the bill. I'm using the phil wood with my Eno cranks and even though i don't have more than 50 miles on it, it feels great. I actually put 15 miles on it today...hard pack snow. One thing I've noticed with the Eno's cranks is that the crank bolts loosen up fairly easy. I've even used the blue lock tight and it still happens. Any suggestions on keeping those bad boys tight? I read somewhere plumbing tape may help that problem, I certainly thought the lock tight would do the trick. Let me know your thoughts, thanks guys!

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    I'm seriously considering this bike. I love it's looks and it seems as though no one has a bad thing to say about them. I often hear people talking about how fast and stiff the bike is, which would be good for my tight flowing East Coast trails with steep climbs. I wonder if it's equally at home on technical terrain. My riding style consists of me going up, over, and off of everything I can find on the trail. Does anyone ride their Dissent this way? Comments?

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    East coast here!

    I ride North Jerseys most techinical trails and ridged with carbon fork and the bike handles spot on. Don't wait another second order up! Represent East Coast!!

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    chain slap?

    Hey guys,

    Read some mtbr reviews of the dissent and a couple of folks talked about chain slap as a weakness in this design.

    Any idea what that's about, because I'm not sure how this frame chainstays are much different than any other. It was mentioned a couple of times by different owners.

    http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/29er/m...2_1548crx.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celt
    Hey guys,

    Read some mtbr reviews of the dissent and a couple of folks talked about chain slap as a weakness in this design.

    Any idea what that's about, because I'm not sure how this frame chainstays are much different than any other. It was mentioned a couple of times by different owners.

    http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/29er/m...2_1548crx.aspx


    Interesting. I hadn't considered this until I read this post. I see how it could happen. If you run a smaller ring/cog combination and let the chain get slack, but in my example, I would be throwing the chain off before I got chain slap.

    The problem is a product of the "paragon" type sliding drop outs, which place the chain stays higher in relation to the rear axle than on a design with a EBB or track ends.

    I would not think I would ever see this issue as I run bigger rings and cogs than a lot of folks do, but 32 -17 or 32-18 would be pretty susceptable to doing that chain slap thing.

    Of course, you could just keep your chain in adjustment.

    I don't know,maybe that's just a crazy thought.
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    Another carbon, rigid rider here. I tackle anything that's connected to the ground (skinnies, um, no, but that's due to my own freakish fear of wood cut in a ladder-like pattern that hovers above the cold, cold ground). That includes all manner of big rocky, rooty things, and getting my occasional jump on (within reason - not hitting the doubles, you know?).

    I read the chainslap thing too, and yeah, there isn't a ton of clearance there, but as long as your tension is good (mine has not always been), it's a non-issue.

    I have the budget-ish 'Nice' build variety... no bling, just a blue-collar work horse.

    Here's a (non-glamorous) shot between laps at a 12 hour from this past weekend:

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    New Dissent Build

    Just finished slapping it together as a 1x9 since my other bike is set up rigid SS. Not sure I will be able to utilize the 2 smallest cogs due to chainstay interference, but will be happy with a 1x7. I am also going to run a 39t chainring, so that should help out with clearance a bit. I am really digging the way this frame feels (and looks...sexy) rolling around the yard...as if you are sitting in the bike and not on top.

    Thanks to Peter for quickly resolving an ordering snafu and answering my questions as quickly as I could ask them.

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    good to see one setup as geared .. had thought about that .. but just using a few cogs instead of a full casset.

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    Very nice. I do believe its the first Misfit that I've seen that someone actually put gears on. I bought the derailleur dropout but don't think I'll ever use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8xscape
    Just finished slapping it together as a 1x9 since my other bike is set up rigid SS. Not sure I will be able to utilize the 2 smallest cogs due to chainstay interference, but will be happy with a 1x7. I am also going to run a 39t chainring, so that should help out with clearance a bit. I am really digging the way this frame feels (and looks...sexy) rolling around the yard...as if you are sitting in the bike and not on top.

    Thanks to Peter for quickly resolving an ordering snafu and answering my questions as quickly as I could ask them.
    Nice! What stem length are you using on it?

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    Stem is 90mm w/ 5 degrees of rise, which is way too short with the Fu-bars. I will be swapping it out for a flat 110 or 120.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8xscape
    Stem is 90mm w/ 5 degrees of rise, which is way too short with the Fu-bars. I will be swapping it out for a flat 110 or 120.
    Yeah, I have Fu-bars as well, so I'm curious how other people set them up, and what stem length they use. I would suggest going with a 4 bolt stem. I had mine set up with a 115 mm stem, could use longer.

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    Yeah, I think the 110 that I have laying around will be too short, so off to buy a new one. Now I will have 3 Thomson stems to sell, or mabye just an excuse to build a couple more bikes. I like the looks of the Misfit offering, but wish they had a flat version.

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    My Dissent

    Alright here is mine, it's better then reviews I read about it! I just don't want to many folks here in FLorida to get them and start beating my ass. I rather keep on passing 26ers LOL singlespeedcult.com Hell Yeah! Mine is so Murdered out damn it, no bling aside from the gold chain that had to be. I just ordered some easton XC ones wheelset for this bike and should put the bike at about 21 to 22 pounds. Love this ride!

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    no misfit, but a fu bar ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8xscape
    Yeah, I think the 110 that I have laying around will be too short, so off to buy a new one. Now I will have 3 Thomson stems to sell, or mabye just an excuse to build a couple more bikes. I like the looks of the Misfit offering, but wish they had a flat version.
    typically speaking you are looking for 20mm more.
    if the 90mm is a little on the short side for the frame (ie even with a flat or riser) then you may need a 120, otherwise, 110.

    if you want to swap the FU for the NU (flat) send me an email. [email protected]


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    I have a question for some of you guys, I am not that much of a weight freak but whats the weight some of you have on the dissent? The only thing I think is really heavy on mine is the saint cranks but they are so smooth they stay. The bike feels like its 24 or so pounds I was wondering what some of you have gotten them down to?

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    Down Hill Snow Ball Race

    Update on the Mountain Kings...very tight! I did my first ever down hill snow race today and they stuck like glue. I not only won the event but I beat the time of the guy who won the studded division. Now that's cool, no disrespect to the studded division, just exited to get a race under my belt with my new build...cant say enough about these tires and my Misfit!

    To answer Badpichu question, my bike weighs 23.5lbs. I'm going tubeless soon, so that should drop more weight off of it. I ride a large frame. In this picture, I have regular pedals on it for this type of race which is not what I usually use. I'm hoping that once I go tubeless the weight will be around 22-23lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    I have a question for some of you guys, I am not that much of a weight freak but whats the weight some of you have on the dissent? The only thing I think is really heavy on mine is the saint cranks but they are so smooth they stay. The bike feels like its 24 or so pounds I was wondering what some of you have gotten them down to?
    Just under 24 lbs with a Reba. I doubt I will shed much more since it doesn't really matter. Its a size Large.
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    Yea i know it does not matter I was just curious. Thanks for the input though my bike seems heavier then some of yours I ordered some easton xc one wheels that are super light and very strong I hope so they claim so it will lighten and stengthen the mavic wheels I have on there the front hub is already dying after a month of use. Which really sucks!

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    I just built up my medium Raw and it weighs in at around 21 pounds. That using Misfit's fork, Stylo cranks, Eggbeaters, WTB hubs, Arch rims, Avid mech brakes and Maxxis Ardent tires. I can't wait to take it out.
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    I just built up a Large Raw, spent 3 hours wet sanding and polishing it and it looks schweet. My build is.....Tubeless with Kenda Karmas, Bontrager fork, ENO cranks, FU bars, Thomson stem - post, Devo saddle, DT Swiss 240's, Stan's hoops, comes in at 22lbs on the nose. I could get it in the 21lb range with a lighter Bottom bracket.

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    I am looking to buy my first 29er S/S and after reading about all the offerings this one caught my eye the most. It has gotten killer reviews everywhere I have looked. I hope they will send to an APO AE address, as I am US ARMY stationed in Germany/Iraq(for 4 more months). I have a few questions on build though. I see these uniquely different bars, is there a purpose for them or just style? Can you run just a standard Monkey Lite low rise? Is it better with a rigid or suspended fork? I looking mainly for a commuter/trail bike. And I see on the site you can alter the kit, what other options are available? drive train etc... If you guys could PM me any info on this that would be awesome! I hope to be in the Misfit club soon!

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    I run monkey lite sl carbon on mine, i have read that the FU bars are great also. I run my rigid I used freeride lots and after maintaing equipment I welcomed the rigid ss setup with open arms. THe bike is great you will not regret it. Hope to see you back in the homeland stay safe!

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    gr8xscape Sell your thomson 110?

    Quote Originally Posted by gr8xscape
    Yeah, I think the 110 that I have laying around will be too short, so off to buy a new one. Now I will have 3 Thomson stems to sell, or mabye just an excuse to build a couple more bikes. I like the looks of the Misfit offering, but wish they had a flat version.
    gr8xscape, would you like to sell your Thomson 110 stem? I'm using a 100 now and want to try a 110mm. Let me know if you do.

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    ... and if we just ...

    I just want to say that Peter is the man!! Thats what Customer Service should be everywhere!! Reading all the reviews, the posts, Juan helping, and Peter being the MAN!!! I am going to pull the trigger on a RAW diSSEnt!!

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    Well it will be awhile! I have to get out of this beautiful country of IRAQ 1st!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTNCREW
    I just want to say that Peter is the man!! Thats what Customer Service should be everywhere!! Reading all the reviews, the posts, Juan helping, and Peter being the MAN!!! I am going to pull the trigger on a RAW diSSEnt!!
    Although this might go to his head ....I agree Peter is the man when it comes to customer service. He is always there to answer any stupid question you might have. Plus there isn't to many guys that will swap out a part for another one if your not happy with it.

    I had to make an adjustment on my new build. For some reason I lost about 25mm from my Rig to my new Misfit frame. I was in a Large Rig and went to a large Dissent frame. With that loss I felt too cramped with my FU bars. I swapped them out last night for some 17 degree Salsa Motos, I have yet to ride it but the basement ride feels good so far.

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    One more in the club, I bought my 19" RAW diSSent frame today!! I cant wait to build it up and ride!!

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    I bought easton xc one wheels and i weight the bike and its at 19 pounds the lightest bike I have ever had. Really sick ride.

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    since you never brought it up...
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    if you were to purchase a team membership...HERE
    your account would be upgraded to TEAM (good for 10% off everything thereafter)
    then you could buy a complete HERE, save 130$
    basically it's singlespeed mathematics.

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    So do you actualy get a free frame if you sign up on the website....im diggin this bike...can anyone tell me about misfit...whats it about...so forth...id like to join the 29er movement but ive never herd of misfit
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPRAG
    So do you actualy get a free frame if you sign up on the website....im diggin this bike...can anyone tell me about misfit...whats it about...so forth...id like to join the 29er movement but ive never herd of misfit
    Buy one and you will be enlightened. Smiles are free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPRAG
    So do you actualy get a free frame if you sign up on the website....im diggin this bike...can anyone tell me about misfit...whats it about...so forth...id like to join the 29er movement but ive never herd of misfit
    free frame with sign up?
    sorry that program was discontinued before it started, the only reason provided by the accountant was "well that's just dumb".

    what about Misfit?
    not much, just probably the greatest single speed corporation in the world.
    or, in the least, Misfit Psycles is the uncle rico of the cycling world.

    truth be told this thread is better then any advertisement that could be written in the bowels of the Empire (except maybe for that one with axle rose and the big wheel).

    seriously, when someone reads this thread (front to back), they know...either way...yeah or nay.
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    Beware

    I have the only dissent in south florida that I have seen at least, I got one good result in a race and now people are asking me all about my bike! Beware people will copy you! Here is a pic of me wearing a misfit shirt on the podium! Only single speed team on the whole race got third baby! Team Single Speed Cult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    I have the only dissent in south florida that I have seen at least, I got one good result in a race and now people are asking me all about my bike! Beware people will copy you! Here is a pic of me wearing a misfit shirt on the podium! Only single speed team on the whole race got third baby! Team Single Speed Cult.
    You got 3rd in the 60 miles of Oleta - on a rigid? Hats off to you my friend. I pre-road the CC#1 course in November on my rigid SS and it beat the heck out of me!

    I recognize the Cannondale guy from all the Coconut Cup races. Didn't know they had a 'team' competition in that series. I didn't hit up either of Marlon's races this Feb/Mar. Too much other stuff on the plate - though I had a team arranged for the Off-Road Tri.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    I have the only dissent in south florida that I have seen at least, I got one good result in a race and now people are asking me all about my bike! Beware people will copy you! Here is a pic of me wearing a misfit shirt on the podium! Only single speed team on the whole race got third baby! Team Single Speed Cult./marzo-

    Very nice. I'm sure the Misfit had a lot to do with. You will ride stronger, add inches onto your manhood, have women and certain small furry animals attracted to you and be able to out drink your friends. All while riding a Misfit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    Interesting. I hadn't considered this until I read this post. I see how it could happen. If you run a smaller ring/cog combination and let the chain get slack, but in my example, I would be throwing the chain off before I got chain slap.

    The problem is a product of the "paragon" type sliding drop outs, which place the chain stays higher in relation to the rear axle than on a design with a EBB or track ends.

    I would not think I would ever see this issue as I run bigger rings and cogs than a lot of folks do, but 32 -17 or 32-18 would be pretty susceptable to doing that chain slap thing.

    Of course, you could just keep your chain in adjustment.

    I don't know,maybe that's just a crazy thought.
    WHat cog sizes front/rear are you running?
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    Wow! How did you know? I have gerbils chasing me on trail and i though it was my good looks all the while is my bike, and my manhood could use some help Im hung like a three year old. I did have some old guy say to me if I though I was some kind of a hero cause I ride a ss rigid, i guess being harassed is part of the reason why I like it so much cause in the best vallely style Im not one to shy away from a nice confrontation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natedogz
    WHat cog sizes front/rear are you running?
    34 X 18
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    So I decided to send for the Team Misfit jersey since Peter claims on his site that the money goes for food. I strongly suspect the truth is its probably more for beer.

    Front


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    Beer coasters that came with.



    Lastly, all the cool stickers.


    After getting all this I don't mind if Peter uses the money for beer as long as he shares!
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    That's it now... everyone go do their own thing.
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    I have never had a jersey but that one might be the first.

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    Yeah the Jersey is pretty cool looking, might have to pick one up!! 2 more months of IRAQ and I can build my diSSent!!!

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    Dude send me your address in Iraq I will send you a single speed cult shirt for free. Just tell me your size, I will hook you up.

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    WOW Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PM sent!

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    Man that was very cool of him to do that!

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    One more month and I can build up mine!

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    Say what you will about the content of this picture, but it's proof that the DeathPsycle w/the White Bros. Rock Solid can hold 350+ lbs of beef!

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    Wow! I don't know if I feel that secure in my manhood to ride like that, but more power to you and thanks for that post I have a white brothers rock solid on mine and its good to know it will hold my fat ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmicarmicat
    Say what you will about the content of this picture, but it's proof that the DeathPsycle w/the White Bros. Rock Solid can hold 350+ lbs of beef!
    OK, where is the picture of them getting big air?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    OK, where is the picture of them getting big air?
    allow me.
    my escared face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmicarmicat
    Say what you will about the content of this picture, but it's proof that the DeathPsycle w/the White Bros. Rock Solid can hold 350+ lbs of beef!

    two boys one bike.jpg

    Umm Ok, well at least we know the diSSent is heavy duty!

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    I am buidling my second dissent I will post pictures of both when Im done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    I am buidling my second dissent I will post pictures of both when Im done.
    SWEET, cant wait to see pics!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    OK, where is the picture of them getting big air?
    Peter 'shopped us out of his Ray's pic. Here's the original...


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    Quote Originally Posted by charmicarmicat
    Peter 'shopped us out of his Ray's pic. Here's the original...

    Man where is that place?

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    man that is cool, I am never lucky enough to live anywhere that has some cool places to ride. Well I take that back I was stationed in Colorado for a few years.

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    I am in south florida talk about cool places to ride, we ride in the sand in south florida. However we have really good technical riders here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    I am buidling my second dissent I will post pictures of both when Im done.
    Yep, considering a second one too. A one by nine and a totally different set up. My justification to the wife will be that I need to get some use out of the rear derailleur threaded dropout I bought when I picked mine up. Think she will take the bait?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    My justification to the wife will be that I need to get some use out of the rear derailleur threaded dropout I bought when I picked mine up.
    ooooorrrrr....
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnitedWeRide
    Man where is that place?
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like Rays indoor bike park in Ohio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    ooooorrrrr....
    christ on a crutch, man. that was quick. but then again, i have no idea how long it takes to cut/weld a frame.

    i expect you'll have the Fe built up and tested by noon then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmicarmicat
    christ on a crutch, man. that was quick. but then again, i have no idea how long it takes to cut/weld a frame.

    i expect you'll have the Fe built up and tested by noon then?
    one of the many benefits of being a Banal Empire over a simple company.

    often times it is enough to simply think of an idea.
    if i had a dollar for every time a Russian School (girl) showed up at the front door unannounced...
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    Ah jeez just when I thought I was ready to decide or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob
    Ah jeez just when I thought I was ready to decide or not
    if the price differential doesn't phase you, then believe it or not the decision will get easier real soon.

    that RAW 19 beside the (Fe) is the LAST unpaid RAW 19 for 60-90 days.
    there are only 6 black 19's left (again 60-90 days).
    17 (medium) inventory isn't much better.

    delivery on the (Fe) could be 30 days for the GP (unless the pre-sale exceeds first run).

    pricing and tubing details will be confirmed after Sea Otter.
    Edit: (current is True Temper and 900 usd)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    if the price differential doesn't phase you, then believe it or not the decision will get easier real soon.

    that RAW 19 beside the (Fe) is the LAST unpaid RAW 19 for 60-90 days.
    there are only 6 black 19's left (again 60-90 days).
    17 (medium) inventory isn't much better.

    delivery on the (Fe) could be 30 days for the GP (unless the pre-sale exceeds first run).

    pricing and tubing details will be confirmed after Sea Otter.
    Edit: (current is True Temper and 900 usd)
    What is a medium FE frame weighing it at? How do you like the ride difference over the AL frames you have? I was thinking about building up another SIR9 but this has peaked my interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    ooooorrrrr....
    Me likes! Any color as long as its black?
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    just finished building up a dissent and I am very impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-bar
    What is a medium FE frame weighing it at? How do you like the ride difference over the AL frames you have? I was thinking about building up another SIR9 but this has peaked my interest.
    4lb 5.8oz for the LARGE.
    it will be a week or three before i weigh a MEDIUM.
    suffice it to say, less then that.
    the tubing is true temper plat OX and true temper Verus HT for the chain stays (top tube aircraft 4130).

    the ride difference is still being established, but, any deviance (aside from possible improvement) won't be tolerated.

    from an attribute and digitary standpoint...the ride looks like we may be able to improve on perfection.

    HERE is a summary of the 'program'
    and in the next 24 there will be an update detailing the actual comparison (ride tests).

    *KEEP IN MIND THIS IS A PRODUCT THAT WILL SELL FOR >2x THE CURRENT diSSent (Al)...it WILL ride as such.
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    Twice the price and twice the bike. I would then have to assume that twice the fun? More pictures and close ups please. There are some greenbacks at my bank screaming for liberation!
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    Fe

    So as we spoke the other day I really want to run a geared 2nd bike and love my Al dissent so much that I liked to keep my allegence to the EMPIRE! I want this true Temper in Gears please make it work Nogearshere PLEASE! I really don't want to give my money to some noname noface company....

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    the Empire is enjoying this project, with some trepidation (see below).
    the diSSent (Al) will remain the go-to frame and will stay a very viable class leading monstrosity...at no time should the Fe and Al be considered interchangeable...same pedigree, different markets.

    that said;
    acquisitions and permutations are being set forth for immediate consideration...
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    a press release on the actuals will follow.
    it's something our PR department said we should do, to make us more popular with the not-so-main-stream kids.
    i'll try to get to that while I am traveling first class on the LearPsycle to CA.

    essentially;
    choice of 3+- powder coat colours (gloss black, matt black and regular black - black black was suggested but the redundancy was stupidly dumb).
    initially, 2 sizes ONLY Medium/Large (only ones with testing completed)
    first batch of 10 is being booked (unofficially now) but will be public later today (only 5 spots remaining).
    Delivery May 15+-

    subsequent batches will be comprised of production based numbers and inventoried...based on sales.

    if necessary a waiting list will be established and rolled into the first release - guaranteeing all that want, will get.
    ***basically if you are thinking maybe, step up, we have powerful friends that can look after you***
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    Having had a chance to sneak peak this in person, I can testify to its sexyness and the craftsman ship that went into the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    the Empire is enjoying this project, with some trepidation (see below).
    the diSSent (Al) will remain the go-to frame and will stay a very viable class leading monstrosity...at no time should the Fe and Al be considered interchangeable...same pedigree, different markets.

    that said;
    acquisitions and permutations are being set forth for immediate consideration...
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    a press release on the actuals will follow.
    it's something our PR department said we should do, to make us more popular with the not-so-main-stream kids.
    i'll try to get to that while I am traveling first class on the LearPsycle to CA.

    essentially;
    choice of 3+- powder coat colours (gloss black, matt black and regular black - black black was suggested but the redundancy was stupidly dumb).
    initially, 2 sizes ONLY Medium/Large (only ones with testing completed)
    first batch of 10 is being booked (unofficially now) but will be public later today (only 5 spots remaining).
    Delivery May 15+-

    subsequent batches will be comprised of production based numbers and inventoried...based on sales.

    if necessary a waiting list will be established and rolled into the first release - guaranteeing all that want, will get.
    ***basically if you are thinking maybe, step up, we have powerful friends that can look after you***
    So is the titanium version far behind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    So is the titanium version far behind?
    Man never fails, I am always behind the curve! Just when you think you have the best the best gets better!! Nice job Peter, I will have to wear the AL one out 1st, unless one of these magically gets misplaced in the box when you ship mine to Germany next month

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    Dear Lord...

    I'm still in the growing ranks of the unemployed up here in Canada; getting one of the True North Misfits seriously has me considering a life of petty crime. Alternatively, I suppose I could hit up teenager hot spots collecting their empties...

    I don't know who to thank, Peter or Hugh, but that Misfit(Fe) is the real MoFo deal!

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    This guy needs to be posting here!

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...29#post5599729
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    [QUOTE=Juanmoretime]This guy needs to be posting here!

    Don't worry, I'll post up some pics when I get my new crank on. Should be sometime next week.
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    I just got back from the SeaOtter and got to throw my leg over one. Its the first and only 29er that ever felt right??? Took a few hits on the Dirt jumps and a few laps of the pump track. The thing even flew well with the unconventional bars? I know thats not its intended purpose but it flat out ripped. It was cool shooting the **** with ya Peter. Oh ya, the proto looks killer too. Nice weather, fun bikes and good people.........rock on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m-dub
    I just got back from the SeaOtter and got to throw my leg over one. Its the first and only 29er that ever felt right??? Took a few hits on the Dirt jumps and a few laps of the pump track. The thing even flew well with the unconventional bars? I know thats not its intended purpose but it flat out ripped. It was cool shooting the **** with ya Peter. Oh ya, the proto looks killer too. Nice weather, fun bikes and good people.........rock on.
    He's got the fever! The only known cure is ride one. That usually involves ownership.
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    man 40 more days and I am out of this hole in Iraq!! And I can build mine finally!

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    Well, I guess I am going to join all the Misfit riders out there with my own build.
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    Beauty! I've been lucky enough to ride mine the last 2 days in beautiful spring weather. I'm really loving this bike so far. 3 rides, one on my local back door loop, and 2 kick-A rides on Cape Cod. Did a long swoopy, smooth xc loop at Otis AFB yesterday and then a guided tour of tight techy singletrack in Yarmouth. I have had a blast. I think the things that really stand out for me (compared to my last 29er, which will remain nameless to protect the innocent, it was inexpensive steel with sliders) are the increased standover (I'm just shy of 5'9"), the lower seat (more laidback seat angle and slightly lower BB), the stiffness, and the lightness. I couldn't put my foot down while seated on my last 29er (it was an 18" frame), and in retrospect I felt way high when cornering, it was hard to lean into turns. Problem solved with the Misfit. I can just get my tiptoe down while seated, enough to stabilize myself on flat ground. I did notice that I whacked my bashguard on a log I used to clear with my old 29er. But its still higher up than my 26er, and more than worth the tradeoff IMO.

    It just feels so much faster, stiffer, and tighter than my last bike. So much fun. I'll stop now to make it easier on Unitedweride. Hang in there, I respect the hell out of every American serving in that country. (maybe not the best phrasing but you get my idea)
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    I only have one ride on my Misfit, but honestly, it felt right from the very beginning. What is most impressive is the handling. It is closer to a 26er than I would have expected. But then I am also very adaptable and I can switch between my bikes and feel at home within minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by serious
    I only have one ride on my Misfit, but honestly, it felt right from the very beginning. What is most impressive is the handling. It is closer to a 26er than I would have expected. But then I am also very adaptable and I can switch between my bikes and feel at home within minutes.
    I have spent some time on quite a few 29ers (superflys, Niners, customs) and yes they all pedaled like a bike but to me the geo just felt wrong ( for my liking) Im not brown noseing Peter or anything, I just was really impressed by how good it felt. Very 26ish but the low bottom bracket feel just shined. Only gripe is my forward foot gets pretty close to the front tire. But I hear that is common with 29ers. Im a picky SOB when it comes to how my bikes feel and I had that "wow" feeling in just my short time thrashing it. Is a 29er the right bike for me? well......it has its place and when the time comes to replace my xc bike, its on the top of my list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icecreamjay
    I'll stop now to make it easier on Unitedweride. Hang in there, I respect the hell out of every American serving in that country. (maybe not the best phrasing but you get my idea)
    Its all good man, I just know by reading all the killer things you guys say about the diSSent I made the right choice!! Peter is an awesome guy to deal with! All I need is wheels and tires the finsih the package. Here is my build so far

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    Avid Mechs 160mm
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    Tires??
    Wheels, gonna go Flows with either Hopes, CK's, or I9's

    Some of the parts I already had lying around , like the bar, saddle, headset, and others.
    Once I get a good feel for the bike I will upgrade to a Thomson post and Stem. I am going for the silver and black theme so I am going to get creative with the wheels and do alternating black and silver spokes with the opposite on the nipples and run black hubs. Not sure how it will look so might just go silver nipples and hubs with black spokes and rims. But the wheels and tires are all depending on the sale of my SC Heckler that has just collected dust the last few years due to injuries, and where I lived at FR/DH was non exisitent.

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    Guys don't drool over my only two bikes a dissent and a dissent! hahaha

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    Most excellent! Two chickens in the pot. I hope to do the same some day. Once I get my tt bike built its my next project.

    I said in the pot not and the pot.
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    Badpichu,

    Nice, bikes. How light is the black one with the Easton XC One wheels? Looks similar to my build and mine came very close to 20lbs.
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    black one

    I think its like 18 pounds. the xc one wheels are so light. I think I could lower it more but I think its good enough.

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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I need to get home! Nice diSSents badpichu, what is the second wheel and tire combo?

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    mavic wheels, weirwolf on back rampage on the front, heavier tires that can take more punishment then the xcs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    mavic wheels, weirwolf on back rampage on the front, heavier tires that can take more punishment then the xcs
    Where you able to setup your Easton's tubless?
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    yea I had no problem getting them to take I want to do the others now, I have had to true the front wheel twice they are not the strongest wheel but then again maybe I should not be doing some of the things I have been doing. he

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    Ok I have enough rides on my Misfit Dissent to say that I love it. Not just flash in the pan lust, but a deep meaningful relationship. Fast, tough, light, stiff, silent (except when coasting, then the hope sounds like a table saw)

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3480958288/" title="2009-04-27 007 by Ice Cream Jay, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3590/3480958288_fb49868b1a_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="2009-04-27 007" /></a>

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    Only a few parts to go till mine is ready for the trails:


    2009 Lapdogs Edition diSSent, Nice work Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photograph
    Only a few parts to go till mine is ready for the trails:


    2009 Lapdogs Edition diSSent, Nice work Peter.

    Nice build! What fork is that?
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    Hey guys, just wondering if any of you are around the 6' 3" range and what size frame you have?

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    just call Peter he'll have all your answers for and even box one up for you

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    Well done guys. They look good! Build lists and weights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-bar
    Nice build! What fork is that?
    That's a Shimano Pro fork, exactly the same as the White Bros but with different stickers and gun metal anodized aluminum bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcheney
    Hey guys, just wondering if any of you are around the 6' 3" range and what size frame you have?
    XL - 21"
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    I saw one of the Lapdog Edition Misfit bikes ( with Shannon Tucker) and it looked very, very nice. It almost makes me want to join that team ... but I am an independent kind of guy.
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    3 races 3 first places, thanks Misfit

    As I've stated before, man I love the feel of this bike. If any of you are on the fence when it comes to buying a MisFit, go for it. You'll love it and they're ffaasstt!!

    So far this year I've raced in 3 time trials and I've taken 1st in all three. Pretty happy about that, trying to keep the streak alive this weekend.
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    So are you guys buying the frames direct from Misfit or somewhere else?
    Does Misfit get the frame out to you pretty fast?

    Also,what is the seat post and BB size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by douglas
    So are you guys buying the frames direct from Misfit or somewhere else?
    Does Misfit get the frame out to you pretty fast?

    Also,what is the seat post and BB size?
    Dealers are starting to catch on, if you happen to have one in mind, one that might be interested in doing something more then (your) frame that would work well.

    As for direct delivery - typically stock orders ship within 24-48hrs - each one is prep'ed to order so backlogs are possible.

    BB on the diSSent (Al) is 73mm (113mm spindle)
    BB on the diSSent (Fe) is 68mm (also 113mm)

    Seatpost is 27.2mm
    Seatpost collar is 31.8mm
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    That is very awesome. Congratulations! I'll be competing in my first twelve hour race in June on mine. I thought I would start with an easy one and work my way up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    Dealers are starting to catch on, if you happen to have one in mind, one that might be interested in doing something more then (your) frame that would work well.

    As for direct delivery - typically stock orders ship within 24-48hrs - each one is prep'ed to order so backlogs are possible.

    BB on the diSSent (Al) is 73mm (113mm spindle)
    BB on the diSSent (Fe) is 68mm (also 113mm)

    Seatpost is 27.2mm
    Seatpost collar is 31.8mm

    thanks!

    I have another question, what is the warranty on the Al?

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    I put a 100mm manitu on my Dissent, the bike feels even more fun then with the 80mm reba, the geometry feels better at 100mm of travel anyone else try? It feels like the frame rides better with the increased head angle it even feels faster.

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    In the middle. I scored one of the Speedgoat 08 Reba's that were made for Niner with the 70 to 100mm Uturn,. I run it at about 90mm. I've also found some happiness running my rebound slower than I have in the past.
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    I really put the dissent through some rough trails for the first time I took some nice size drops the bike impresses me more and more all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bretth
    As I've stated before, man I love the feel of this bike. If any of you are on the fence when it comes to buying a MisFit, go for it. You'll love it and they're ffaasstt!!

    So far this year I've raced in 3 time trials and I've taken 1st in all three. Pretty happy about that, trying to keep the streak alive this weekend.
    Mmmmm...Pontiac lake TT maybe ? What class did you run ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by corner_stuffed
    Mmmmm...Pontiac lake TT maybe ? What class did you run ??
    I just started riding again last July, I'm an old time BMX'r. I built my MisFit up this winter and did one down hill snow race and two cross country races so far. At Pontiac I raced 40-44 sport, 22 racers. Three weeks ago, I raced Clydesdale sport at Yankee springs TT. Getting back on the bike after 25yrs has been a lot of fun and I've caught the riding bug again. Can't believe I took such a long break...what was I thinking.

    After a ton of research over the winter time, I decided to go with a MisFit with a carbon fork, Stan Arch Rims (tubeless) with Industry nine hubs. Eno cranks, phil wood bb, and a Easton carbon bars. The geometry of the frame give this bike an awesome feel.

    How about you, do you race in Michigan? I actually live in Indiana near the Michigan border, but grew up in MI.

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    OK all done building...









    Now off for some night riding

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    It looks like I see some kind of ferrule at the TT mounted cable guides, but the housings look full length? Is there something that works with those tapered looking brazeons on the frame?

    I just figured the housing/brake line threaded through them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bretth
    I just started riding again last July, I'm an old time BMX'r. I built my MisFit up this winter and did one down hill snow race and two cross country races so far. At Pontiac I raced 40-44 sport, 22 racers. Three weeks ago, I raced Clydesdale sport at Yankee springs TT. Getting back on the bike after 25yrs has been a lot of fun and I've caught the riding bug again. Can't believe I took such a long break...what was I thinking.

    After a ton of research over the winter time, I decided to go with a MisFit with a carbon fork, Stan Arch Rims (tubeless) with Industry nine hubs. Eno cranks, phil wood bb, and a Easton carbon bars. The geometry of the frame give this bike an awesome feel.

    How about you, do you race in Michigan? I actually live in Indiana near the Michigan border, but grew up in MI.

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    Yep, plan on doing the 24 hours of Boyne, Hanson Hills solo on the Misfit. And also Lumberjack 100 in June. I will be on the highly polished Misfit.

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    Here are a few photos of mine built up. Comes in at 21 lbs on the nose. I went from a Fisher Rig to the Misfit and Love the Misfit. The bike does ROCK !! It feels much better in the single track and she loves to climb.

    3+ hours of hand sanding and polishing.








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    Quote Originally Posted by corner_stuffed
    Here are a few photos of mine built up. Comes in at 21 lbs on the nose. I went from a Fisher Rig to the Misfit and Love the Misfit. The bike does ROCK !! It feels much better in the single track and she loves to climb.

    3+ hours of hand sanding and polishing.
    so...close...just...one...more...thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    so...close...just...one...more...thing...


    That is way cool. I love it. Is it unobtainium?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    That is way cool. I love it. Is it unobtainium?
    please...mass produced glory they is.
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    existing frame owners and new frame purchasers can have one for 15$
    you're practically stealing them at that price.
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    corner_stuffed: 3+ hours of hand sanding and polishing

    Damn, I am impressed. Talk about bling, that shiny frame is THE bling.
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    misfit 29er

    i just got my raw misfit 29er last week built it up so far only 2 rides due to the rain that wont quit, but those 2 rides gave me an idea of what a badass bike i now own, infact my turner 5spot is taking a backseat to the misfit for awhile. sick bikes love it!
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    "infact my turner 5spot is taking a backseat to the misfit for awhile. sick bikes love it!"

    Amazing what this bike has done to even the blingist of rides I too have had casulities from this Misfit and as of now it's my only ride. Nice lookin setup enjoy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe dunnz
    i just got my raw misfit 29er last week built it up so far only 2 rides due to the rain that wont quit, but those 2 rides gave me an idea of what a badass bike i now own, infact my turner 5spot is taking a backseat to the misfit for awhile. sick bikes love it!
    Very sweet ride! I get more excited every ride. My Misfit has challenged me to be a better rider and I have stepped up to the plate every time.
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    Hey guys, newbie here. Say you bought a complete frame/set form the Empire and you got a 2.1 and a 2.3 tire.

    Which one would you put up front?

    Mucho graćas in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpinata
    Hey guys, newbie here. Say you bought a complete frame/set form the Empire and you got a 2.1 and a 2.3 tire.

    Which one would you put up front?

    Mucho graćas in advance.
    2.3 in front. Other in back.

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    2.3 up front

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    Built it up Thursday, took it out for a 1 hour shake down ride Friday (and was very impressed by how light & quick it felt), then Saturday put 56 miles on it racing the Highland Hex




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    Junkyard dog. Seemed appropriate for a flat black frame with a death head on it. Maiden voyage of the DiSSent.

    Some changes have already been made, still tweaking the cockpit, new bars (Groovy Luvs) and seatpost since the pic was taken. Thoughts and impressions after another ride or two.
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    Impulse buy du jour:
    Misfit diSSent Al
    FU2 bar
    DMR stem
    Black Spire grips
    Cane Creek S3
    Truvativ GXP crank/BB
    WTB cogs
    Woodman hubs laced to Mavic rims
    WTB Stout 2.3 front and back
    WTB tubes
    Control Tech post
    diSSent post clamp
    some seat from my basement
    XT pedals
    SRAM chain
    eXotic fork

    If all goes well, I should have the bike assembled and rolling by the end of May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtroy
    Junkyard dog. Seemed appropriate for a flat black frame with a death head on it. Maiden voyage of the DiSSent.

    Some changes have already been made, still tweaking the cockpit, new bars (Groovy Luvs) and seatpost since the pic was taken. Thoughts and impressions after another ride or two.
    Both you and Doug have some sweet looking Misfits. Mine will be wearing the new headtube badge shortly and I'll be sporting a Misfit tee!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtroy
    Junkyard dog. Seemed appropriate for a flat black frame with a death head on it. Maiden voyage of the DiSSent.

    Some changes have already been made, still tweaking the cockpit, new bars (Groovy Luvs) and seatpost since the pic was taken. Thoughts and impressions after another ride or two.

    Well, two rides so far on the DiSSent. I am still figuring it out, but Sunday I changed to some Groovy Luv bars and went to another seatpost. The cockpit feels spot on now...really fell into place.

    Some impressions compared to the KM I was riding:

    Stiffer pedaling bike. Where the KM would bog down and feel lazy, the DiSSent jumps up and accelerates.

    Good handling bike. Much better feel so far than the KM which I never could come to terms with.

    The ride is interesting. There are times I brace myself for impact on a piece of trail and I get nothing but a muted thump. Then, something I did not worry about comes along and rattles me. The back end does not feel harsh at all, but I think what is happening is the front triangle is much more rigid and that is where the shock is coming from. Worthwhile tradeoff? Time will tell.

    At some point I will add a better tubeless wheelset, a more compliant seatpost than the aluminum one that replaced the Thudbuster, and possibly a different fork long term. Maybe even save up for some Ti Groovy Luv bars.

    A few dozen rides and I will have more to say...still learning to dance with it.
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    Now that I think about it, anyone have any issues with the seatpost slipping? So far, two seat posts, both move down when I ride. Very annoying. I am going to get another clamp as I am not happy with the blingy Hope one....going to try a Surly Constrictor with the wider band and close set pinch bolt.

    Still, the fit at the seat tube is a bit sloppy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtroy
    Now that I think about it, anyone have any issues with the seatpost slipping? So far, two seat posts, both move down when I ride. Very annoying. I am going to get another clamp as I am not happy with the blingy Hope one....going to try a Surly Constrictor with the wider band and close set pinch bolt.

    Still, the fit at the seat tube is a bit sloppy.
    Could your post be undersized? Have you tried using toothpaste, hairspray or Taxc Dynamic paste on it? I'm using a Woodman Deathgrip Ti with an Alpha Q Prolite post with zero issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    Could your post be undersized? Have you tried using toothpaste, hairspray or Taxc Dynamic paste on it? I'm using a Woodman Deathgrip Ti with an Alpha Q Prolite post with zero issues.
    Well, they would both have to be undersized. Two posts are doing the same thing, both have been used before with no slippage in other frames.

    Toothpaste? Is that for minty fresh seatposts or does the grit help?
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    The grit helps. I have used it before although not on my Misfit. The post, frame and clamp play nice together.
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    ... and if we just ... My Turn soon!

    I have been thinking about this bike for awhile now while in Iraq! Well after several great reviews and help form some friends it will be waiting on me at home in Germany! Now if they would quit jumping me all over Iraq before I go home!!! ThanK You Peter, I cant wait to build her up!!
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3549025029/" title="IMG_6702 by misfit.psycles, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3549025029_1745c9fe65.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_6702" /></a>
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    And you can wear your single speed cult shirt I am sure that is waiting for you in Germany too. I sometimes wear my shirt and ride my bike at the same time! Let me know if you ever do both, hope your safe and get out soon. P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu
    And you can wear your single speed cult shirt I am sure that is waiting for you in Germany too. I sometimes wear my shirt and ride my bike at the same time! Let me know if you ever do both, hope your safe and get out soon. P
    You are correct my friend , I also need to thank you and juanmoretime as well. Both have you have helped me during my decision, as well as gave me some sweet items for this project, and I truly thank you for for that. I hope the shirt will still fit me I have lost a ton of weight. I will post up pics in my singlespeedcult t-shirt and complete build when I get back in a few weeks!

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    Sweet! Love the United-we-ride touches. Get that gal built. Planning an epic ride this weekend with three team mates. a full day of singletrack followed up with re-joining with the spouses, beer and bbq later at my house.
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    That was quick

    Frame order updated to Awaiting Shipment... All the bits should be en route by the weekend? Sweet!

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    Impulse buy du jour:
    Misfit diSSent Al
    FU2 bar
    DMR stem
    Black Spire grips
    Cane Creek S3
    Truvativ GXP crank/BB
    WTB cogs
    Woodman hubs laced to Mavic rims
    WTB Stout 2.3 front and back
    WTB tubes
    Control Tech post
    diSSent post clamp
    some seat from my basement
    XT pedals
    SRAM chain
    eXotic fork

    If all goes well, I should have the bike assembled and rolling by the end of May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    Sweet! Love the United-we-ride touches. Get that gal built. Planning an epic ride this weekend with three team mates. a full day of singletrack followed up with re-joining with the spouses, beer and bbq later at my house.
    I love what Peter did with the decals. Trust me, this baby getting built is on the top 5 list of things to do upon my return, the first 3 being family and then training for my Team Tri later next month. I will also be doing an12hr later in July on the diSSent so I have to get her dialed in quick! I will post pics up ASAP!!

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    Cant wait to see it built up!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnitedWeRide
    I love what Peter did with the decals. Trust me, this baby getting built is on the top 5 list of things to do upon my return, the first 3 being family and then training for my Team Tri later next month. I will also be doing an12hr later in July on the diSSent so I have to get her dialed in quick! I will post pics up ASAP!!
    Package arrived?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    Package arrived?
    no.
    it was delivered to the post office though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    no.
    it was delivered to the post office though...

    Uhmm, the message was intend for unitedweride and a package sent by me.

    The headtube badge arrived an installed brought mucho good mojo on yesterday's epic ride.



    A long with a beer offering to the trail Gods.



    Beautiful shirt eh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnitedWeRide
    I have been thinking about this bike for awhile now while in Iraq! Well after several great reviews and help form some friends it will be waiting on me at home in Germany! Now if they would quit jumping me all over Iraq before I go home!!! ThanK You Peter, I cant wait to build her up!!
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    So does anyone run there Dissent with gears? I am looking to build a 29er as a second bike, but want some gears (I know I know), I see they have the derailleur hanger available so there must be some people out there riding with some gear selection - any feedback from those riders?

    Also can the new FE frame be built with gears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC23
    So does anyone run there Dissent with gears? I am looking to build a 29er as a second bike, but want some gears (I know I know), I see they have the derailleur hanger available so there must be some people out there riding with some gear selection - any feedback from those riders?

    Also can the new FE frame be built with gears?

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    A number of them are run as 1x? but there aren't guides so you have to make something up.
    Also worth note the current V2 dropout is one that runs reduced stay clearance...depending on the ratio selected there could be some stay interference.
    V3 is in production now and will increase clearance - no plans to add guides.

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    The current prod'n batch will include 1 or 2 with guides for gears (these are already spoken for)...pre-order (like now) if you want one. We will NOT be stocking 1x? specific frames because extra guides on a ss look goofy and cause cancer.

    Subsequent (Fe) batches...well they MAY offer the option but you will need to wait for a batch in your size to hit the jigs...wait could be 60 days.

    Worst case you buy the stock (Fe) and a dangly hanger from Paragon yourself and makeshift the guides.

    Hope this helps.
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    "Uhmm, the message was intend for unitedweride and a package sent by me."

    Juan, I believe it did. The wife has been getting so many things in the mail. But I will double check, and thank you again! Less than a week!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    The (Al)
    A number of them are run as 1x? but there aren't guides so you have to make something up.
    Also worth note the current V2 dropout is one that runs reduced stay clearance...depending on the ratio selected there could be some stay interference.
    V3 is in production now and will increase clearance - no plans to add guides.

    The (Fe)
    The current prod'n batch will include 1 or 2 with guides for gears (these are already spoken for)...pre-order (like now) if you want one. We will NOT be stocking 1x? specific frames because extra guides on a ss look goofy and cause cancer.

    Subsequent (Fe) batches...well they MAY offer the option but you will need to wait for a batch in your size to hit the jigs...wait could be 60 days.

    Worst case you buy the stock (Fe) and a dangly hanger from Paragon yourself and makeshift the guides.

    Hope this helps.
    ok now I am all kinds of confused???

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    "corner_stuffed" - Did that shine dull/oxidize over the last three weeks or is it retaining that luster. Looks fantastic but I don't want to have to spend time polishing to maintain that shine. Black will have to do if that is the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    That's going to be sweet!
    Thank You, I cant wait to show you guys the complete build. One week to go in the RAQ and then wait for the box of pure AWESOMENESS to arrive!

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