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    You guys think a Conti XKing 2.4 would fit in the rear? It looks a little tight with the factory 2.1 Nanos.

    http://www.conti-online.com/generato.../XKing_en.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by fryed_1
    Just in today (2009 frame):



    Getting loaded up with a fresh paint job all around first...
    Finally starting to come together. I have some small stuff to get (headset and spindle spacers and a few more things arriving next week. I hope to have it on the road next weekend!



    I was a little disappointed that the red bbg bashguard didn't quite match the red paint, but once it gets dirty you'll never tell the difference anyways... FYI for those installing the BBG Bashguard on Raceface DH cranks, they don't quite fit. You have to file off about 1/16" for it to fit. Not a huge deal considering the price paid though.


    Easton EA70 stem and flatbar, Avid levers hooked to BB7's, ergo locking grips




    Surly Redline SS wheelset


    Tires (came with wheels)



    Rear cog is currently 17T. I have a 16 and 18 as well to play with. Blackspire 32Tx104 chainring is sitting on my desk at work for when I pick it up next week. Have to stop by LBS on Monday to pick up needed spacers and little stuff.


    When all is said and done, just a hair under $250 spent.

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    I just bought a 21" on closeout for my growing son. $275 for a complete, Jenson is offering free builds as well (if you need one).

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...r+Bike+10.aspx
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    Don't get too excited about that free build. I think they just make sure parts fit. You'll need to grease and adjust the wheel bearings. The headset on mine was greased fine, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pebbles
    Don't get too excited about that free build. I think they just make sure parts fit. You'll need to grease and adjust the wheel bearings. The headset on mine was greased fine, though.
    I opted out of the free build, I can do all the work in house. Threw that in there for those less mechanically inclined or with limited tools. It is for my son so it will have a few parts replaced before it ever hits the dirt. He is almost 14 so the 21 inch will be a tad big, but he is growing like a weed and a bit too big now for his 17" Specy Hardrock 26" bike. That one will be cannibalized and hung on the shelf until his younger brother gets a bit bigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a-cav
    Ridin' the berm
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    Makin' the big hoops spin
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    I am lovin' my stout...great bang for the buck. Only changes (so far) are the fork and the saddle. About my 5th ride after I got the bike I bit it hard and bent one of the dropouts on the stock fork, replaced with a Surly Karate Monkey, lighter and rides nice. Also squashed the rails on the stock saddle, replaced with a fizik nisene sport.

    The pics are from Tsali...perfect trails for rigid/ss...tons of fun.

    My previous bike was a C'dale F3 Caffeine and I swear this steel frame with low tire pressures is MORE forgiving than that bike with an 80mm headshock.
    Sweet pics, nice trail and looks like you're really enjoying your Stout SE!
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    Day I got the frame+fork
    Quote Originally Posted by fryed_1
    She's done! Did a 13mi ride home on her maiden voyage and I was thoroughly impressed. I busted my ass a few times hopping logs forgetting I wasn't clipped in, which I will promptly fix with some crank bros mallet pedals, but it's a lot of fun. My first 29er and a single-speed to boot.

    Specs:
    se stout 17"
    avid bb7+avid levers
    easton ea70 cockpit
    wtb saddle
    raceface dh cranks+bb, blackspire 32 and bbg bashguard
    surly redline ss rims with 17t cog, 700cc semi slicks.

    I would have preferred tires with some more meat to them, but these did better than I expected. I need to play with the 32/17 ratio though. Got a little tough on some of the hillier regions, but on the road and lightweight bike paths it flew fast!

    Not sure if I'm going to stay rigid in the front or not yet. I think a better fork would make a ton of difference, but I still have my fillings. I have some michelin 29er 2.4 wild grippers on the way with a stans kit which will probably make a decent difference which I'll toss on the easton xc rims. I like the semi's for commuting and curb jumping around town though.



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    You inspire me brothaa! I got mine in today, and I'm getting ready to strip it and customize it. good stuff. Put up a full profile pic so we it in all its glory.

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    well...the gearing on my stumpjumper has been giving me fits recently, i am sick of messing with it & i have been missing my stout ever since i sold it last fall.
    i thought since jenson finally ran out of their cheapo stouts & since bikesdirect seems to be closing theirs out it might be safe to consider getting an '11 model & not end up finding it discounted all over the web after i bought it at a higher price.
    guess i was wrong. speedgoat already dropped their new stouts to $480 & a couple of amazon sellers have it listed for about the same price. how low will it go by summer?
    http://www.speedgoat.com/Catalog.aspx/Browse?Prod=19858
    i like se bikes...always wanted but could not afford one when i rode bmx as a kid (seems like a hundred years ago) & my own son rode a ripper when he was into bmx. now they can't seem to stop whoring themselves to online discounters.

    but then when i was searching around for something else i ran into what may be my dream bike:

    Post your SE Stout 29er pics!-29er-quadrangle.jpg

    could that be the long-rumored quadrangle 29er that i have been hoping for?

    hope se builds it as a mtb & not a bmx cruiser!
    i don't think i'd care about seeing it all over the internets for 1/2 msrp if i could get one of those

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    Love that shirt!!

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    Upgraded the brakes and chaintugs. Ned says the stem needs to be lower, and he's right! Bike feels sportier now.
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    If anyone has the time. I'd be interested to know if your front wheel is properly trimmed from left to right (centered) in the front fork. I find that my wheel no matter how its tightened is offset to the left side (non-disc side). I'm going to take the wheel in to have it checked. But am curious about what the general consensus is on the wheel alignment.

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    Me too! I figured it was because of the disc hubs. I'll ride it till it breaks, then upgrade to a QR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pebbles
    Me too! I figured it was because of the disc hubs. I'll ride it till it breaks, then upgrade to a QR.
    My feeling is that the wheel is not properly dished to account for the offset. Probably will need to be trued.

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    Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired
    My feeling is that the wheel is not properly dished to account for the offset. Probably will need to be trued.
    hope you guys don't mind a stoutless rider chiming in again. but i did ride 1 for many months & my roadie is a 700c pk ripper...

    pebbles, what MyMilkExpired told you is very true. you don't need to swap hubs (unless you really want qr). if you can't do it yourself, take those wheels to your lbs & get them trued & the hubs adjusted. when i got my stout last summer my 1 disappointment was the condition of wheels. but after getting them worked on a little, they rolled fine. same thing with my ripper. obviously se's wheel builder is not too big on qa & se's factory just throws them in the box without worrying about it either.
    good luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by markaitch
    hope you guys don't mind a stoutless rider chiming in again. but i did ride 1 for many months & my roadie is a 700c pk ripper...

    pebbles, what MyMilkExpired told you is very true. you don't need to swap hubs (unless you really want qr). if you can't do it yourself, take those wheels to your lbs & get them trued & the hubs adjusted. when i got my stout last summer my 1 disappointment was the condition of wheels. but after getting them worked on a little, they rolled fine. same thing with my ripper. obviously se's wheel builder is not too big on qa & se's factory just throws them in the box without worrying about it either.
    good luck...
    I've experienced the same lack of quality with the stock weidman wheels. Granted I didn't expect much of them when i purchased the entire bike for $400 or so. That being said, it didn't stop from me riding Moab with the bike, now the wheels just wobble like a weeble. I'm actually now in the process of replacing the wheelset with Velocity Blunts on a Rock Werx SS hub. Found them for $180 on ebay. Think I'll try them for the price.

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    Both mine are true, just the front not dished. I can live with this.

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    Considering a SE Stout purchase. This is my first SS, so this bike will serve to get my feet wet and I hope to use it for training rides and when I am out leading rides with my slower friends.

    Any thoughts on an 2009 for $349 versus a 2011 for $479? Free shipping on both bikes.

    I don't care about colors or the throwback looptail look on the 2009. I understand the 2011 is lighter. By how much in real weight (I know advertised weights can sometimes be way off? Do both bikes handle the same? Does the newer frame absorb trail chatter better?

    Thanks!

    Also: Anyone have a valid coupon code for Speedgoat right now? Thanks in advance!

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    Got some respectable tires and been riding it pretty steady for the last week. I like the 32/17 on road, but off-road my legs are screaming at me in this area.


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    Here is mine after a sprint up to the helipad on south mountain in phoenix. I have had it for a few weeks now and I really love it.

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    How do you like the BlackOps fork? I was looking at scooping up one or the whitebros off ebay.

    Finally got around to taking a picture of mine, but didnt pay attention... Non-drive side, lol... Rides like a sweet dream since I got the wheels properly true'd and dished.

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    I like how the carbon fork feels. It is the 430mm axle to crown fork so it changed the geometry a bit. Feels a little sportier now since the front end was brought down a little, I just have to get used to it.

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    Still going. I've commuted for nearly 3yrs on my fisher 26" suspension bikes and in the last 4-5 weeks this stout has completely replaced it as my daily commuter and fun bike. If I'm getting into some really rooty Virginia stuff here I'll pull out one of the suspension bikes, but I'm kicking around about 25-35 miles a day now on the stout and haven't looked back yet!




    I'm really edging towards a carbon fork. Rumor has it that it's a little easier on the arms and shoulders, considering '08 is all alum. After about 12-15 miles of tumbling over roots, my shoulders and arms feel like jello.

    I get some good comments from the other bikers here on their suspension bikes such as crazy, hardcore, moron, idiot and so on for showing up on a rigid SS on these rooty VA trails, but I'm keeping up with all of them fairly easily (minus a few VERY steep hills)

    Worst thing to happen so far was destroyed my favorite 7yr old crank bros mallet pedals. I guess the stress of a rigid frame was too much for old pedals. Strapped on some backup Shimano's while I wait for my new Candy's to get in from HK.

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    29er newbie & Stout project

    Hi gyus

    I just opened the box of my first 29er ever (not the last one, since I already got another frame)



    Right out of the box 28.66 pounds



    I am planning a short ride as it is, then look out in my spares to replace the brakes, handlebar, pedals, seatpost, headset and decals to said something.
    I am not the first one who say how much bike I got for my money, I am very pleased with the whole package and I will be posting the upgrades

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    Quote Originally Posted by fryed_1
    Got some respectable tires and been riding it pretty steady for the last week. I like the 32/17 on road, but off-road my legs are screaming at me in this area.

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    How did you get the bashguard on this bike? I looked at mine and I wasn't able to get it on properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midle Age Warrior
    Hi gyus

    I just opened the box of my first 29er ever (not the last one, since I already got another frame)



    Right out of the box 28.66 pounds



    I am planning a short ride as it is, then look out in my spares to replace the brakes, handlebar, pedals, seatpost, headset and decals to said something.
    I am not the first one who say how much bike I got for my money, I am very pleased with the whole package and I will be posting the upgrades

    Good lookin' bike! I wish I had one like it. Oh...wait...I do! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockadileSX
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    How did you get the bashguard on this bike? I looked at mine and I wasn't able to get it on properly.
    Those are raceface cranks, but it shouldn't matter. Just replace the 3rd ring on the outside with the bashguard.

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    Here's mine...pulling double-duty as my SS MTB and BMX cruiser! I've had it for a few months and really like the bike...great bike for the money.




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    New upgrade

    I did an upgrade to my Stout, dics brakes, handlebar, pedals, seatpost, seat, headset, quick release and derailleurs, yes in plural I am running 3X9 and it is amazing I did post the whole info in other thread you can see it

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=695840
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    I am thinking about adding a ss rigid to my stable and looks like one of these might fit the bill, Where are the deals at ? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalNomadRider
    I am thinking about adding a ss rigid to my stable and looks like one of these might fit the bill, Where are the deals at ? Thanks
    They are cheap, they are cool and they are AMAZING, I have been riding mine about two weeks and since she arrive my stable became jealous, she make me think how a $500 bike shine among the rest of the pack that cost 10 times more.
    If you decided to give a try I bet you will not be desaponited, I got mine from a sale at Jenson for about $300 shipped, so mine was a bargain I think the retail at the SE Racing site it is about $500 and still worth it .
    I did some upgrades with parts I have but for sure you can ride it as it is if you are not too much concern about the weight
    One last thing, I realy do not like the rear horizontal dropouts and the disc caliper base, but remember $300 price tag
    Good look
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midle Age Warrior
    They are cheap, they are cool and they are AMAZING, I have been riding mine about two weeks and since she arrive my stable became jealous, she make me think how a $500 bike shine among the rest of the pack that cost 10 times more.
    If you decided to give a try I bet you will not be desaponited, I got mine from a sale at Jenson for about $300 shipped, so mine was a bargain I think the retail at the SE Racing site it is about $500 and still worth it .
    I did some upgrades with parts I have but for sure you can ride it as it is if you are not too much concern about the weight
    One last thing, I realy do not like the rear horizontal dropouts and the disc caliper base, but remember $300 price tag
    Good look
    Cool Thanks for the input And of course i missed the jenson special which happens to be only a couple hour drive from me but i will keep my eyes open.

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    Think i will pull the trigger, Found 09' looptail on sale at bikesdirect for $349 shipped only prob is not to fond of the burnt red but think i can deal with it.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/se/stout.htm#specs

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    SoCalNomadRider...i rode a red '09 stout all last summer & fall, what a fun bike. the "burnt red" was really more of "real" red to my eyes.
    anyway, the funny story is that one of my riding buddies bought a bikedirect deadeye around the same time but he ended up liking my bike so much better than his that he talked me into selling it to him. i really miss it. since then i've been back on my old stumpy watching out for the discounts to start on the '11 stouts.
    i don't know what your financial situation is but if you have not "pulled the trigger" yet, i found the new one for only $479 @ speedgoat:

    http://www.speedgoat.com/Catalog.asp...186&Prod=19858

    it is sposed to be quite a bit lighter than the older models & i am really close to jumping on this myself, but i guess i need a lil push...
    anybody here got the new stout yet? sure would like to hear more about it from a rider.

    good luck, SoCalNomadRider, whatever you chose...

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    Seems like the '10 and '11 frames are the same, but with different components. I've had mine for 3 months now and love the bike. Disc brakes make a huge difference, so get'em if you can. I ordered some chaintugs at the same time to make things easy if/when I go qr. and cut off the brake bosses.

    For now it's fine, but I can see where it would benefit from lighter wheels and a suspension fork to make it faster on the trail. All together I have about $420 in the bike. Pretty awesome!

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    Monday morning ride



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    here's an update, cut off the brake bosses and been puttin' on some miles.
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    ^^What Brake setup you got there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVaz
    ^^What Brake setup you got there?
    Those are Avid BB7s

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    Quote Originally Posted by pebbles
    here's an update, cut off the brake bosses and been puttin' on some miles.
    Looks great!

    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired
    Those are Avid BB7s
    Best cable (non-hydro) brakes ever. BB5s are total waste of money, get the BB7s when/if you go disk.
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    Yup, BB7's 160r and 185f. So much better than the crappy stock brakes!

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    I just ordered a 2011 Stout & can't wait to start riding!!! I'll post up pics as soon as I recieve it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsp33d
    Here's mine...pulling double-duty as my SS MTB and BMX cruiser! I've had it for a few months and really like the bike...great bike for the money.



    Nice bmx bars

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    Question- Didn't want to start a new thread, so i'll ask some fellow Stout owners.

    The horizontal dropouts have me a little concerned. I think I need "Chaintugs"? Im not up on my lingo, so I want to make sure I buy the correct thing. Is this what I need to ensure the axle stays in place?

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Tensioner.aspx

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    Chain tugs are indeed what you need. I chose the Azonic tugs but pretty much any of them will work.

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    The link I have there, are those what I need?

    I like the bottle opener... Yeah, im a nerd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVaz
    The link I have there, are those what I need?

    I like the bottle opener... Yeah, im a nerd...
    Yes.
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    1) the stout actually comes with the chaintug/derailler hanger that you see on many bikes in this thread

    2) tugs are not 100% necessary, you see some bikes in this thread without any

    3) if you just gotta have something back there...the surlys are pretty cool

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    Just got her today & built her up. WOOT WOOT!!!!! BB7's getting ordered next week!

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    Its hard to tell from the picture but are your hubs QR??

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    What is QR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVaz
    What is QR?
    Quick Release. There the cam action release levers on some hubs/wheels and most seatposts.
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    Nope, good ol' nuts! Lol

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    i went with the one from bikesdirect and am thrilled with it. only got it last week and just a few miles on it so far but alot of bike for the money. needs brakes for starters but they're not that bad. do it.
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    Here's mine. I didn't intend to go this far with it, I just bought it to explore a bit in the USA on holiday then I planned to make it into a commuter. But it's a fun bike so it got some better parts,the v-brake mounts got removed too. Still, I've got a fun ride that cost me less than a grand all up.

    Post your SE Stout 29er pics!-img_0885.jpg

    Post your SE Stout 29er pics!-img_0880-2-2.jpg

    Post your SE Stout 29er pics!-img_0884.jpg

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    I even tied a numberplate onto it and raced it -- it's SE Racing after all. I would have podium'd in the SS class if I'd known there was one and registered properly.

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    Looks great... What seat post is that?

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    @ ntj: love that green '10!!! Thanks, I just took a couple lust hits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired
    Looks great... What seat post is that?
    Post and headset are from these guys: www.loadedusa.com, my friend is the Australian distro. Pity they don't have a zero degree stem, that and a decent wheel set would make this bike even better.

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    Nice stuff. I just noticed.... You're running the brake levers switched, front on right and rear on left. Craziness...

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    how did you remove the V brake mounts?
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    That lever setup is the norm over here -- I'd be OTB real soon using left-hand front braking.

    The brake bosses came off using a Dremel and some sandpaper. White Knight Rustguard epoxy paint in Forest green was a good enough match and the 2010 hand-painted style finish made it easy to blend in using a brush.

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    Yeah, I need to switch the levers when I get my BB7's... Im coming from riding street bikes, so grabbing the left lever (clutch) for front brakes is going to come back to bite me I can already tell... lol

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    Question-

    I was going to buy a new Stem (just because) but im a little confused with the sizing. Se's website doesn't really tell me much other than 7 degree rise...

    Im looking at the Race Face http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...c+Stem+09.aspx

    But, I want a size stem thats comparable to the stocker.
    Im planning on some Answer Pro-Taper 720Am bars w/ 2" rise also.

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    BigVaz...
    are those answer bars 25.4 mm to match the clamp on the raceface stem?
    iirc aren't the stock stout handlebar & stem 31.8?
    why would you buy new stuff that is about the same dimensions as the old unless your fit is already perfect & you are shedding weight?
    but am bars are heavy
    if you are going to upgrade, that is your chance to shoot for a different fit &/or less weight
    good luck & have fun...
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    BigVaz,

    I think the stock stem on mine is 90 mm / 7 deg. I'm finding that is bike handles better the lower I go so I'd avoid the riser bar, but that may be just me. I got a Salsa Pro Moto 11 degree bar and cut it down to 700 mm -- feels great. I'm keeping an eye out for any cheap 0 degree 90 mm stems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVaz
    Question-

    I was going to buy a new Stem (just because) but im a little confused with the sizing. Se's website doesn't really tell me much other than 7 degree rise...

    Im looking at the Race Face http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...c+Stem+09.aspx

    But, I want a size stem thats comparable to the stocker.
    Im planning on some Answer Pro-Taper 720Am bars w/ 2" rise also.
    Stay far away from that RF stem...iirc it is one with many people saying it cracked and/or completely failed on them resulting in crash. Also ya I'd go with 31.8 clamp area diameter, that is what most modern bars use.
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    I wanted the wider 720am riser bars, because i think it would make the ride a little more comfy.

    So will those bars work with the stock stem?

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    I just picked one of these up and made it a 1x9. I wanted a basic, cheap, utilitarian trail bike. I'm 6'2" with a 32.5" inseam so I went with the 19 so as not to break the boys on the bar. Swapped the seat out for a Selle I had sitting around and put new pedals on. Put a longer FSA stem on to stretch out a bit. Feels pretty good on trail. Climbs well, steers nicely on downhills. Brakes work great. Wheels feel flimsy but they're still true. The frame is certainly stout. The tires suck, at least for rocky and loose terrain. This bike needs much larger volume tires to smooth things out, especially on rocky terrain. Anyhow, so far so good.

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    Here's an updated (clean) picture of the whip. Im about to ditch the Nano in the front for something with a more open tread pattern. I've had a few washouts with it at speed through loose sandy conditions...


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    I think a Stout is gonna be my next bike purchase.
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    Hey guys, I really want to get a Stout.

    I'm torn between which year to get. I can get the 09 from bikesdirect for 349.00 shipped.

    I basically want to get the year with the strongest frame. Don't care about weight. The "SE" cutouts in the dropouts make me a little leery about the 09. The '10 has improved dropouts and butted frame.

    Is the butted frame stronger than the sraight gauge?

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    Nice!

    Wow you guys when I started this thread I never thought many people would even care but you all have proved me wrong...

    I have been riding my 29er religiously and I love it beyond belief. I changed out the stock seat for a Specialized Sonoma and swapped the neck for an adjustable unit because the stock one had me leaning over way too far. I use my Stout as a cruiser bike for around town. Its been great. I got such a sweet deal when I got it and DO NOT REGRET IT!

    Any advice for a durable 3 speed set up! Let me know if you got a good solution!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmorath View Post
    Don't forget SEs have the looptail. Those are sweet.
    This is why I got mine... because when I was a kid I had a Mongoose Californian... and Mongoose sucks now so... I had to have a loop tail and I got one from SE!

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    This thread with all the Stout Love is the reason I bought mine! Having only ridden it a handful of times I can already say it was a great purchase & im in love! Now im nursing a broken foot from a mishap while riding 2 weeks ago... Hoping for a quick heal so i can get back out before its winter!!! Doc says 6-12 weeks... Ahhhhh!!!!!

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    heres mine, easily my favorite mountain bike

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    I need to snap some pics of mine. I've really enjoyed it although I have only had it for a few weeks. I put a WTB Speed V Seat, which matches nicely (black, red, and white) a 60mm 25 degree stem, and I just threw a 2.3 ExiWolf on the front wheel just a few moments ago. I've got a 185mm BB7 for the front showing up tomorrow!

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    I'll play too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inteq9 View Post
    I'll play too.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/50472581@N02/5885638499/" title="DSCN1064 by RTLM9, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm7.static.flickr.com/6058/5885638499_0f2a65c796_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCN1064"></a>
    Now that's an original color scheme. cool.
    Are those Jagwire brake cables?

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    Yeah I got the Jagwire kit in blue off ebay. Surly 1x1 bars. So far I just love the bike.

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    Does anyone know what size the seatpost clamp is?

    What does it take to covert the front wheel to quick release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromthecoast View Post
    What does it take to covert the front wheel to quick release?
    According to this guy, http://thecrackedhelmet.blogspot.com...stout-1x9.html, Wheels Mfg. #10 hollow QR axle, you can get them from Jenson USA.

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    I've actually read that before, but it left me a little more confused. I really didn't want to get into cutting anything down, as I'm not sure exactly what needed to be cut, and then he said that even after all that it was a little looser than it should have been.

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    I have had my Stout for seven months and have been super pleased with it. I am considering a carbon rigid fork and was curious if anyone knew about Ritchey pro model.
    Price point has it on sale.

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    Not a bad price, but I considered going with the carbon fork but it still leaves a lot of weight in the rest of the bike and for me it wasn't worth the tradeoff in durability to still have a near 30# bike with a carbon fork. If the bike was already lighter, then maybe it would be different.

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    doobedoo... my '08 stout is still going strong and getting some Origin 8 upgrades today (headset and fork)


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    Almost too purdy for this dirty old bike!



    Waiting to cut the fork and space it right (I like it lower) until I install the new headset.

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    ^^Like that a lot! I been thinking about a carbon fork, but just cant justify it in my mind... Doesn't seem worth the expense... Prolly gonna do some BB7's first. Then move onto other things...

    But first things first... I have to get this damn cast off my foot & get in some physical therapy... fml.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVaz View Post
    ^^Like that a lot! I been thinking about a carbon fork, but just cant justify it in my mind... Doesn't seem worth the expense... Prolly gonna do some BB7's first. Then move onto other things...

    But first things first... I have to get this damn cast off my foot & get in some physical therapy... fml.
    I know but I found this one for $150 barely used. That was worth the expense to me. Mine is an '08 so all alum and SUPER stiff. After the 4th or 5th hour in these VA roots, my arms basically turn to jello. I'm hoping this will help to level the playing field a small bit by providing a little more flex than the stock for does. I really don't want to go to suspension.

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    Can't beat that deal with a stick... I woulda jumped on it too!

    Keep us updated on how you like it after a few rides!

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    Was going to ask this in "Brake Time" but figured I might get a better answer from fellow Stout owners.

    I've been looking upgrade the brakes for some time now, & a broken foot has pushed things back. Originally I was set on BB7's, but now I might spring for Elixer 5's instead.

    My question with the Elixers is whether or not I can do 185mm's front & back? Or 185 front, & 160 back? Or what combo will work? Also, if anyone has elixers on their stout i'd love to hear some feedback.

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    Get the BB7's. Hit Pricepoint for last years model on the super deal.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/187...t_Rer-2010.htm

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    I think i'd rather have hydros. Less work for me. They come complete & i'll probably only have to re-bleed them & ride. Don't wanna mess w/ cutting cables & adjusting & adjusting & adjusting... Plus im used to hydros on my motorcycles. I think for me, it makes more sense.

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    I've run BB7's on three different bikes for nearly 3 years now. Only recently switch to hydros on my FR bike. I replace the cables once a year, pads twice a year and rarely have to adjust them maybe once every two months by turning each know 2 clicks or so to adjust for pad wear. Never had an issue with stopping or going out of adjustment.

    Not trying to sway you, but for the cost vs stopping power, you can't beat the BB7's. I've got XTR hydros on my FR bike and stopping power is better on the BB7 mechs, though modulation is more even on the XTR's.

    For rotor size, most of them will run 6" or 7" rotors. Just get the right sized adapter. FWIW, I run BB7's and 6" rotors on mine, put probably 100mi a week on it (the SS pictured above) for the last year and have never had a brake issue.

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    idk, maybe its something in my head telling me i NEED hydros... lol.

    For the $$$ the BB7's seem like a hell of a deal.

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    Anyone know the seatpost size? Was going to order a QR clamp for that too. thx.

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    cmon BigVaz, how long you had that bike?

    by now you don't know it is a 27.2mm seatpost
    & it takes around a 30.0 collar, give or take a few mms.
    salsa makes great qr seatpost clamps...look back to post #93 to see one on a stout.

    fyi...do you still have your owners manual? their ph # is on the last page...you can call them & they are great. i did many times & no matter how stupid my question was, they always helped.

    good luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by markaitch View Post
    cmon BigVaz, how long you had that bike?

    by now you don't know it is a 27.2mm seatpost
    & it takes around a 30.0 collar, give or take a few mms.
    salsa makes great qr seatpost clamps...look back to post #93 to see one on a stout.

    fyi...do you still have your owners manual? their ph # is on the last page...you can call them & they are great. i did many times & no matter how stupid my question was, they always helped.

    good luck...
    Thanks RICHARD!!! lol

    Im sitting at work trying to figure out how to spend my money. So i sit online & look at mtb parts... Sorry for my ignorance.

    Btw, I broke my foot after about the 4th ride on it..

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    If you're hesitant about spending $120ish on new BB7's and the hardware to go with it, I've gotten 3 pairs of BB7's+rotors and levers in the $50 range ($50 total for rotors, calipers, pads, levers and sometimes cables) used and have NEVER had an issue with them.

    Worst case scenario, spend $50ish on a full BB7 setup used, or I see them in the $80 range new with rotors on ebay, add your levers of choice and you're into the entire setup for less than $100. If you don't like it, turn it back around on ebay at very little loss and get your hydros.

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    Even new i'll have less than $150 invested, so I may end up going that route...

    Honestly though, how hard are they to install & adjust for someone thats never attempted it before?

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    Uhmmm... easy.

    Install caliper (2 screws for adapter to frame/fork mount, 2 screws for adapter to calipers).

    Align the caliper to the rotor (have to do this for hydros too)

    Run cables and install lever (1 screw)

    Turn the inside knob until it contacts the rotor, then back off a click or two.

    Turn the outside knob until it contacts the rotor, then back off a click or two.

    Repeat for other caliper+lever.

    Ride!

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