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    I put a 185mm BB7 on the front of my Stout and I've been very pleased with it. I also ended up picking up another bike that has Elixir 7's front and rear and I don't notice much difference in front stopping power. I don't think the pads are quite broken in on the other bike yet so its not a fair comparison, but one the BB& on the Stout were broken in, I was very pleased.

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    So I went with the advice & ordered BB7's (160r/185f), Levers & Cables for $154.98 shipped.

    Did I make a good deal?

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    Sounds pretty good. IIRC, I paid $60 shipped for my 185 BB7 and a hair under $20 for SD7 levers. So if I went with another 185 out back for $60 I'd be $140 into that setup.

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    I looked for a few days & found a whole kit on blueskycycles but they didn't have a 185 to swap out for one of the 160's. That woulda been $125 dammit! (ended up buying from Jenson)

    So I got the Avid Speed Dial 7 levers & a jaguar black carbon cable diy kit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre meux View Post


    [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.




    Man is that the 2011 Stout, cause that is what I'm looking to buy. can you give any info on how did you make it in to a 1x9 and what componets to buy.

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    Hey you Stout people...

    Have any of you tried out the 700cc Landing Gear Fork from SE? Its shorter then the stock fork that cam on the Stout... and I am wonder how it changes the ride height.

    Also... what about the Sterling Bars? They are a 2.5 riser bar.. they have a BMX cruiser look... I really like the way they look!

    Any advice on these parts?

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    funny thing is that i have owned a stout & also a fixed pk ripper with that 700c landing gear fork...but at different times so i can't answer the question about ride height.
    however, i can tell you that the landing gear fork is very similar construction to the stout's, but will be problematic as far as mtb brakes - it does not have disc tabs or v-brake bosses, it is drilled for a caliper. also, since it is built for jumping & freestyle it is not particularly light so if you are after weight loss go for something else. lastly, they do use a landing gear fork on the 29" big ripper so you should be able to get an idea what it looks like on a 29er by checking pics of that or finding one in a shop.

    btw...if by any chance anyone here would like landing gear decals to put on their stout's fork, i have a couple sets in white & 1 in black that i got when i was planning to paint my ripper, that i would like to sell. pm me if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hkp2000 View Post
    Man is that the 2011 Stout, cause that is what I'm looking to buy. can you give any info on how did you make it in to a 1x9 and what componets to buy.
    The 2010 model comes with a chain tug that does double duty as a derailleur hanger. I assume the 2011 is the same. You just need to buy a cassette, shifter and derailleur of your choice. New shifters usually come with cables so you'll also need some housing.

    I run mine as 2x9, without a front derailleur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markaitch View Post
    funny thing is that i have owned a stout & also a fixed pk ripper with that 700c landing gear fork...but at different times so i can't answer the question about ride height.
    however, i can tell you that the landing gear fork is very similar construction to the stout's, but will be problematic as far as mtb brakes - it does not have disc tabs or v-brake bosses, it is drilled for a caliper. also, since it is built for jumping & freestyle it is not particularly light so if you are after weight loss go for something else. lastly, they do use a landing gear fork on the 29" big ripper so you should be able to get an idea what it looks like on a 29er by checking pics of that or finding one in a shop.

    btw...if by any chance anyone here would like landing gear decals to put on their stout's fork, i have a couple sets in white & 1 in black that i got when i was planning to paint my ripper, that i would like to sell. pm me if interested.
    Thanks man! I didn't even realize that it was for V brakes! Duh! I am looking to upgrade to sics at some point and it won't work unless I want a V brake front a disc back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedsA29er View Post
    Thanks man! I didn't even realize that it was for V brakes! Duh! I am looking to upgrade to sics at some point and it won't work unless I want a V brake front a disc back!
    lol...naw man, you are misunderstanding.
    look closely at pics of a landing gear, it is not a mtb fork - it won't take discs or v-brakes either, no bosses.
    it is drilled on the crown for a road or bmx caliper:


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    Quote Originally Posted by markaitch View Post
    lol...naw man, you are misunderstanding.
    look closely at pics of a landing gear, it is not a mtb fork - it won't take discs or v-brakes either, no bosses.
    it is drilled on the crown for a road or bmx caliper:

    Oh.. my bad... I actually knew what you meant but it didn't click... sorry.

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    My 2011 se stout
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    Well... The Dr gave me the ok to start riding again after my broken foot, so I dropped of the bike to have the brakes installed. The cable tool was $30 & the shop is installing for $40, so I figure its a win win...

    Can't wait to get back out!

    @dhalsey - Bike looks good!

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    Any more Stouts ?

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    hey, nice thread we have here. great photos!
    Does anyone here know much much the bike weigh out of the box? i have to admit that this bike looks heavy, darn heavy.....

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    I do not remember the weight out of the box but I do not mind since is a very sweet ride indeed
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    The 2010 17" weighed 29 pounds out of the box. The 2009 was heavier as it had straight gauge tubing. I got them to change to double butted on the tree green 2010 models.

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    What's nice about a bike like the SE Stout is that the price is right and you can use the extra coin saved from buying the full built Stout to buy all the extras and handpick your upgrades. I don't have an SE, but I am really liking everyone's different take on their bikes here. Love these quasi-budget build/ customization threads.

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    Exactly. The Stout was a great base. Customizing your bike makes it personal and fun.

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    2010 SE Stout 29er

    Nice looking ride. I pick up my 2010 off of CL tomorrow morning. #Stoked


    Update! Love it! easy smooth ride and no regrets here.
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    SE Stout 29er

    Here are a few updated images. I am totally stoked about this bike. I looked around at other SS choices but kept coming back to the Stout. I would like to upgrade pedals but am unsure if about the thread size. Is it 9/16" or 1/2"? Worried about it since I tried to fit some Forte platforms on it and they would not fit. Looking at Crank Bros. Candy 3's. Hope they fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikephotog View Post
    .... I would like to upgrade pedals but am unsure if about the thread size. Is it 9/16" or 1/2"? Worried about it since I tried to fit some Forte platforms on it and they would not fit. Looking at Crank Bros. Candy 3's. Hope they fit.
    What size were the Forte pedal shafts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natedogz View Post
    What size were the Forte pedal shafts?
    They were too big. 9/16" according to research on web. I guess shafts only come in 1/2" or 9/16" correct?

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    The cranks on your bike take 9/16ths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikephotog View Post
    They were too big. 9/16" according to research on web. I guess shafts only come in 1/2" or 9/16" correct?
    To my knowledge, yes...Here you go:

    ++ candy2 pedals :: crankbrothers.com ++

    mmmm...Candy love my older style, the new ones seem even nicer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natedogz View Post
    To my knowledge, yes...Here you go:

    ++ candy2 pedals :: crankbrothers.com ++

    mmmm...Candy love my older style, the new ones seem even nicer!
    Thanks! I'll check'em out.

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    New Flickr Group Started

    Just in case anyone is interested, I started an SE Stout 29er group on flickr. You can find it here

    Flickr: SE Stout 29er

    I am looking to pool like minded SE Stout 29er owners and get cult following started for this bike. Just an FYI...for anyone that may be interested.
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    Just finished mine tonight. It's my first singlespeed. Bought the frame, fork, seatpost, clamp, saddle, stem, handlebars, grips, and headset (which I tossed) off of ebay for $111. Got the cranks and brakes as a gift for my birthday, bought most of the rest off of Treefort Bikes (price matching is the bomb).

    Here it is earlier tonight in "urban assault mode":


    And here it is right now after applying my new tires (first attempt at Tubeless - Front tire worked great, rear tire might be flat tomorrow):



    As you can see, I had a guy take off the v-brake studs and paint it. I think it looks great. Would have loved to go with a silver scheme with my components, but I really don't have much money for that right now and I figured I might as well use the stuff I got with the bike. Here's the full build (which was my first attempt at a bike build - actually easier than I thought):

    Frame & Fork: 2010 SE Stout
    Headset: FSA The Pig
    Crank: Truvativ Stylo 1.1 180mm crankarms
    Brakes: Avid BB7
    Levers: Speed Dial 7s
    Cables: Jagwire
    Rims: WTB Frequency i23
    Front Hub: Shimano XT (silver)
    Rear Hub: Paul Components WORD Disc (silver)
    Front Tire: WTB Weirwolf TCS 2.5
    Rear Tire: WTB Wolverine TCS 2.2
    Freewheel: White Industries Trials Freewheel 18T (for now)

    Looking forward to getting the chance this weekend to ride some trails. Ultimate goal is to ride it at SSUSA in Stowe this July. Hoping the big volume tire and rigid fork will be okay, but if I find myself getting too beat up, I'm going to swap the fork from my Big Mama in (I have the same headset for both, so it should be an easy swap?).

    All in all, I'm in for substantially less money than the $1000 Redline Monocog Flight that I was looking at. And I was able to customize the important parts. I'm glad that I have a sweet bike to ride for now, and some sweet components that will be able to transition if I feel I want another bike in the future.


    (pay no attention to the cable routing - I was nervous as hell that I was going to cut it too short, so I left a little extra . . . I'll fix it eventually)

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    That thing is wicked!

    Did you repaint that one? I didn't think they ever came in blue!

    So glad people are still posting in this thread... I started it over 2 years ago! Go SE Stout!

    Thank you to everyone who has replied to this thread!

    They stopped making the Stout after 2011 so... lets keep the Stout alive in this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedsA29er View Post
    That thing is wicked!

    Did you repaint that one? I didn't think they ever came in blue!

    So glad people are still posting in this thread... I started it over 2 years ago! Go SE Stout!

    Thank you to everyone who has replied to this thread!

    They stopped making the Stout after 2011 so... lets keep the Stout alive in this thread!

    I totally dig my Stout 29er. I couldn't agree more about keeping this thread alive. Hopefully, they will return to production for 2013.

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    Stout 29er in Action

    I put on some Origin 8 alt bars and could not be happier with the ride. No more hand tingle and I dig the sweep.
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    Also, I like the SE grips.

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    I am going to have to look those up!

    Its a damn shame that SE discontinued the Stout. They must not have come to this website and listened to the faithful!

    I have been riding my Stout religiously ever since I got it and I have never been happier with a bike in my life. I fit it perfect.. it might even be a bit too big for me but I fit in the cockpit so nicely.. I don't regret it at all! Once I seen that that the dimensions were nearly 100% identical to the Redline Monocog Flight.. I purchased it right way!
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    I agree, the geometry is nice for me. I am a whopping 5'6" with a 30" inseam and I feel relaxed and not all bunched like on my Giant. I do not like the seat post clamp though..and cannot find one I like that is quick release. I will probably try Salsa and see if it does the job. I have to raise and lower my seat for transport in my Scion Xb until I buy a hitch.

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    Are these the bars you speak of?

    Products Description – ORIGIN-8

    I do get a bit of numbness in my hands if I ride with closed grips for too long... I am not 100% sure I would like the sweep in these bars to.. I do a lot of "urban assault" so I am jumping and bunny hopping it like a dirt bike frequently!

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    yes, that is the bar. I am mostly XC mixed with urban rides. I do not have a problem raising the front end for obstacles but would stick with a bar with less sweep if i were jumping and bunny hopping.

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    Yeah.. I am usually curb jumping this bike on every ride...

    I have found that the turning ratio on the stock fork is pretty lame and will probably going to switch up the fork to a Salsa CroMoto Grande fork soon.

    I have also switched to a Specialized seat and an adjustable neck. Other then that... its pretty much stock. I keep telling myself I will do disc brakes and a 1x3 or 1x9 conversion but I just haven't gotten around to it. I don't typically have a problem with hills but there is times where I think I am peddling more then I have to on the flats.

    The one thing I love is when I put the pedals down... I pull away from all my friends on 26er's.... love that!

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    I have looked at the Salsa CroMoto forks but I don't know how to swap out forks, headsets etc. I would like to swap for Salsa or Surly. Just have not done the research on how to do it. I have found that 16 on the roads (Indianapolis = no hills really) is the perfect cog. I run a 19 tooth on the single track but will probably be using 18 as soon as I get stronger. I love climbing now! I used to loath the ups but now since I've entered the world of Singlespeed I love to mash on the pedals. As far as 1x9 or 1x3 I will save that for my next geared bike. A 1x9 geared 29er would be perfect to give me the option if i go south of Indy to the hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikephotog View Post
    I have looked at the Salsa CroMoto forks but I don't know how to swap out forks, headsets etc. I would like to swap for Salsa or Surly. Just have not done the research on how to do it. I have found that 16 on the roads (Indianapolis = no hills really) is the perfect cog. I run a 19 tooth on the single track but will probably be using 18 as soon as I get stronger. I love climbing now! I used to loath the ups but now since I've entered the world of Singlespeed I love to mash on the pedals. As far as 1x9 or 1x3 I will save that for my next geared bike. A 1x9 geared 29er would be perfect to give me the option if i go south of Indy to the hills.
    There is one hill at the park I ride at and I routinely leave my friends on the dust on it.... they have 26ers and they end up pushing their bikes up the hill while I am waiting at the top.. he he he...

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    2011 se stout
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    SE Stout

    That's one sick paintjob, man. How much did it cost? What's the colour called?

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    I got it done at Olympic powder coating in Santa Ana CA. Anthracite gray with a matte clear coat. It cost me 104.00. I'm stoked on it. I kind of beat her up this last year. Definately my most ridden bike. To bad they stopped making them.

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    SE Stout 2011 (15")

    Okay this is my Stout story. I bought this bike back in 2011 as a 'quick replacement' because my other 'quick replacement bike' kinda snapped it's rear axle whilst riding. It was a 29er; so I just logged onto one of the main bike stores in the USA (no names) and browsed through their 29ers to try and pick something... I spotted the SE Racing logo, and being famiiar with SE, I checked it out. Wasn't too sure about the brown colour at first, but when I saw the Cromo label, I immediately placed my order.

    In a world filled with Aluminium, seeing a Cromo sign, is basically a beacon of hope, in my eyes. When the bike arrived, it had a dent in the Downtube. Not a big dent, but a small one about the size of your pinky's fingernail. I was a bit disappointed, and tried to tell the bike store manager, but they didn't help me out in the end. They were open to suggestions at first, but finding me a replacement frame was too difficult because SE had stop production of the frame and had also run out of these frames in their own inventory. So I just forgot about it and built the frame up, not expecting to be too impressed with it, right from the start. How mistaken I was.

    Upon the initial building of it, I wasn't very impressed with all the dull colours, and the componentry was absolutely appalling. The componentry is garbage basically; apart from the brakes, which are surprisingly good. I would almost call these V-brakes 'amazing'. They are Tektros. They performed better than my disc brakes, being able to bring the bike to a complete halt, using just one brake only, with me going down a fairly steep hill at almost full speed.

    But anyway, going back to the frame. I rode it for a while as a stock bike, but it was only when I decided to put 26" black Aerospokes onto it, that I suddenly fell in love with it. Having the 15" version of the frame, was the real calling card, giving me that luscious low-slung look that I just love on bikes. It's the looks of the frame that really do it for me, but also the feel of it too. It feels really solid, but with just a hint of Cromo forgiveness. I wouldn't call it lively, by any means. More solid than springy. But I love the aesthetics of it, especially how the downtube meets the toptube. I'm very picky about this, and these tubes have to meet together with no gap in between them, but with no overlap either. The Stout has this spot-on, just as I like it. And the rear looptails are just plain cool; and different. It gives the bike a unique look and really sets it apart from the other bikes on the market. And as for the dull brown colours.... I dunno, they seem to work in the real world. Bikes get dirty and dusty in the real world, and this sand colour gets better-looking, the dustier it gets.

    So in love with this frame I am, that I have managed to track down an online store that still has some 2011 15" Stouts left!!! So I ordered one last week, just to make sure that I have one to spare. Fingers crossed this new one won't be dented. And I really hope it's a good one, because I'm going to totally trick it out.

    But lest we not forget, this is still a budget, off-the-shelf frame... And if you look closely, it is rather crudely constructed. The welding leaves a lot to be desired (Taiwanese no doubt), and the overall finish is erring on the tacky side of things. But this adds to the appeal of it, I think. I'm not afraid to chain it outside the supermarket for 20 mins while I get a drink... I would be worried as hell if I had to do that with a 2000 dollar custom Ti frame, if you know what I mean. A nifty thing that I have done with the exposed V-brake mounts, having switched to Disc brake, is put a Brake booster on it, to cover up the ugly exposed brake bosses. It also adds from frame structure to the rear triangle. But this particular one is 6061 Alloy and makes a bit of a vibrating noise, so I'm trying to source a goodlooking plastic or Carbon one to replace it. So my spec goes: brand new Syncros FL 485mm Carbon fork lined up for it, with Shimano DXR 175mm cranks, Acros AH-06 headset, Raceface Single 36T chainring and Gusset singlespeed rear cog already installed. And I'm waiting for the Answer Protaper 780 Carbon bars to come out, so I can stick a pair of those on it too.

    This bike is sick, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhalsey View Post
    I got it done at Olympic powder coating in Santa Ana CA. Anthracite gray with a matte clear coat. It cost me 104.00. I'm stoked on it. I kind of beat her up this last year. Definately my most ridden bike. To bad they stopped making them.

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    Check out Action Village dot com. They still got some in stock for a massively reduced price. Just get one, like I did, so you got one for reserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikephotog View Post
    Just in case anyone is interested, I started an SE Stout 29er group on flickr. You can find it here



    I am looking to pool like minded SE Stout 29er owners and get cult following started for this bike. Just an FYI...for anyone that may be interested.
    Totally down with it bro. Excellent idea!!!

    Got a brand new 2011 Stout in the post, which I'm going to Pimp-out to the max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigE610 View Post
    im a little upset with jenson. The bike came with a couple of paint chips. the brakes werent set up right and the rear brake cable isnt routed properly. they forgot to put it through the guides. but the bike rides nice. im going to contact them soon
    Me too; that's the store I got my SE Stout 2011 from, and it came with a dent in the downtube.

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    Here I thought I had the pimpinest Stout in the land... then I see that grey with metallic flake paint job above. Well, my Stout is probably the second most pimpin in the land then with my custom graphics... which are DOT reflective blue so they light up with a camera flash or a headlamp. Pretty sweet I think anyway.

    As much fun as I have on this bike I realize it is a heavy beast. Riding this has made me want to upgrade to a much more expensive build as I've found out racing and riding on a SS is fricken fun. But until the day comes when I buy a new frame, fork, and all the rest, I'm gonna beat the tar outta this thing. Eventually it might end up in the classifieds.

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    has anyone upgraded the headset. im wondering what to buy?

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    I have the green version (2010) and I have beat the bike hard for about 18 months and it's been great. The stock parts are heavy, but very solid. I may build mine up now as an around the town/urban bike. I don't know if I could sell her to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigE610 View Post
    has anyone upgraded the headset. im wondering what to buy?
    Grab a Cane Creek S3 or similar.

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    I've had mine almost 2 years now. Upgraded the pedals to Octanes off my Double, had to get creative to keep the skin on my feet when riding barefoot! Check the clean cable routing, I hate to see floppy cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pebbles View Post
    I've had mine almost 2 years now. Upgraded the pedals to Octanes off my Double, had to get creative to keep the skin on my feet when riding barefoot! Check the clean cable routing, I hate to see floppy cables.
    Looks like mine, except I'm running DMR v12 pedals.

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    Cane Creek S-3 (or the equivalent in the CaneCreek's new denomination) is one of the best value you can get for your money at least in my own experience.
    I let my Stout go a choice I regret by now because although is a cheap frame is also amazing.
    I think it deserve any upgrade you want
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    Suspension

    I've got another brand new 2011 SE Stout frame (15") which I want to put a suspension fork onto. The thing is, I'm having doubts whether or not it will be safe to do so.....

    The standard A-C fork length of the Stout is 468mm, and the fork I want to put onto mine (Avalanche DHF 7.5) has an A-C height of 542mm, which will take the head angle from 71 degrees to about 67.5 degrees..... (I'm running 26" wheels on mine).

    The new head angle seems not so bad... It's just the fork is very heavy (9.5lbs / 4.3kg), and neither the Toptube nor the Downtube have any form of gusseting. The good news is that the frame is Cromoly which we all know is very strong... And also the Downtube is slightly ovalized, which I believe makes it stronger (not sure though)....

    So overall, for my style of riding (just riding around, hitting the occasional bump in the street), I think I'm gonna be safe....... What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxovanos View Post
    ..snip.. I think I'm gonna be safe....... What do you think?
    Nope
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    Just joined the SE Stout club! I picked up a pretty much brand new 2009 SE Stout off of CL for $200.
    Guy bought it for his wife and she never rode it. Question for you all... I have a chance to pick up a new Redline Monocog 29er Wheelset for cheap- $60 with Kenda Nevegal tires just like the Stout.
    My question is would the Alex DH19 hoops be better than the stock Stout Weinmens? I like that the Redlines have a quick release on the front. You guys are the experts what say you- picks to come.
    I am a Luddite and my son will post them tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT'sDad View Post
    Just joined the SE Stout club! I picked up a pretty much brand new 2009 SE Stout off of CL for $200.
    Guy bought it for his wife and she never rode it. Question for you all... I have a chance to pick up a new Redline Monocog 29er Wheelset for cheap- $60 with Kenda Nevegal tires just like the Stout.
    My question is would the Alex DH19 hoops be better than the stock Stout Weinmens? I like that the Redlines have a quick release on the front. You guys are the experts what say you- picks to come.
    I am a Luddite and my son will post them tonight.
    I think you bought it from me ... I think the Weinmen's are just rebranded DH19s - I had a spare front I meant to give you too. If you bought it from me, then it actually has Alex wheels from a slightly newer SE Stout. Save up for lighter wheels.

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    SS Hack- North California? I am loving the bike but am curious to figure out the best cheapest quick release solution- I went and checked out the Redline wheels yesterday but I am not ready to put any money into it if it does not make sense. By the way bike is so clean I have not taken it it the dirt yet, and it is in the house right now! My wife thinks I have issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT'sDad View Post
    SS Hack- North California? I am loving the bike but am curious to figure out the best cheapest quick release solution- I went and checked out the Redline wheels yesterday but I am not ready to put any money into it if it does not make sense. By the way bike is so clean I have not taken it it the dirt yet, and it is in the house right now! My wife thinks I have issues.
    Great to hear. You might keep the bolt on for the rear or you're need a better tug nut. For the front, you may be able to convert it.

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    I want to post some pics of my 2011 Stout but it won't let me coz I'm a noob...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxovanos View Post
    I want to post some pics of my 2011 Stout but it won't let me coz I'm a noob...
    post away here
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    2011 SE Stout (15")





    I switched the front wheel to a 29", so currently it's riding as a 96er
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    I am 5'7" and picked up the 15" I like the size, just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT'sDad View Post
    I am 5'7" and picked up the 15" I like the size, just right.
    What year did you get?

    The only reason I went for the 15" is because of the low-slung look, which I love.... I'm 5' 8.75" and it does feel a little bit tight on me.... But I measured the Toptube and its like 22.5" which is not that short for a bike.... But still.

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    Mine is a red 2009. Trying to post pics but keep getting upload error. I have posted several other pics so not sure what the deal is.

    I purchased mine off a fellow MTBR forum member. Great bike.

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    Hey Roxo, could you post a picture of the 26" wheel at the chainstay/seattube? I've been thinking of putting a 650b on mine.

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    Stout



    You mean like that? What are you checkin for?

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    Yeah like that. The way the chainstay is pinched is optimized for a smaller wheel. I can only fit 2.2 on mine. I was thinking a 650b would allow a bigger tire (2.4?) plus add the benifits of a smaller wheel. thanks.

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    Stout tyre size

    Have you actually tried it out? That info you gave me could come in handy, as I have another brand new frame identical, which I was thinking to put a fatter 26" tyre on the rear....


    That one in the pics is 1.95" and it's got loads of room....

    P.s. Since I put a 29" wheel on the front and a 26" wheel on the rear, it has completely transformed my ride. It must be something to do with mathematics and geometry of having a smaller diameter wheel on the rear that follows the lines carved out by a much bigger diameter on the front, because the ride is amazingly better. And it's visually more appealing. If you look at same-wheeled bikes, the back wheel always looks more goofy and bigger than the front, even though they are the same size. It's an optical illusion, but with a bigger wheel up front, the rear wheel loses it's goofiness and makes the bike look 'just right'.

    I was always a firm believer in having something bigger up front, but I only ever went for a fatter tyre up front on the same diameter wheel.... Now I've actually increased the size of the wheel.

    26 - 24
    29 - 26
    29 - 650b
    650b - 26
    650b - 24
    24 - 20
    26 - 20

    The combinations are endless!!!

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    Couple pics of my pretty much stock '09
    Just put a coat of wax on her!
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    Stout wishbones

    I Love the wishbone design on that model.... I wish my 2011 one had it. But I do love the stock Sand colour my bike comes with; just wish it had the wishbone to complete the look. That's the one section of my frame I don't like; it's all squashed and pinched and looks like it's about to implode on itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxovanos View Post


    You mean like that? What are you checkin for?
    What type of crank set is that?
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    Crankset

    It's a Shimano DXR MX70 Bmx crank.

    I was crazy about them for a while because they were 'top of the range', and they looked awesome.... But not so much now.... Simply because of the material they are made from, Duraluminum (I think, or at least something similar).

    I've gone back to the good ole Cromoly style stuff like Profile and the new Gussets. There is something real about Steel, I dunno why, but it just feels that way...

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    Pretty sure i just bought the last 2011 Stout in 15" from action village. Can't wait til it gets here. Moving on from my monocog 26.

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    Here's there latest version of my Stout. At various points it's had disc brakes both ends, Marzocchi 120mm forks and an Alfine hub.

    It now has a 9 speed cassette and 32 and 42 teeth chainrings.

    Tim
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    anybody looking for a stout?

    bikedirect has a "secret sale" on the old red version in 15"

    Mountain Bikes - 29er SingleSpeed - SE Racing Stout

    rings up as only $200 when you put it into the cart

    happy holidays...

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    Figured I'd add to the goodness in here.
    Here is my '09 Stout drop bar/Monstercross/commuter setup


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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Almost had this beast for 3 years. Still diggin' it and it's still going strong! Primarily used as a city commuter / beer crawler, but it sees plenty of gravel roads and singletrack too.

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

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    I just picked up a 2010 last week from craigslist on the cheap. Pretty much brand new. This will be my hybird road bike. Got a few plans and will post updates on the build.

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    Here's a crappy cell pic from last weekend. It's still my favorite all purpose bike.


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    Does anyone know the head-tube length on the 2011 Stout? I can get one for fairly cheap but I'd like to swap out the fork that's on it for one I've got laying around...thanks.

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    I measure mine at 120mm or 4.75 inches.

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    I measure mine at 120mm or 4.75 inches.

    Tim
    Great, thank you so much for checking for me.!

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    X2 on replacing the fork. too noodlely in real world stopping situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElwoodT View Post
    X2 on replacing the fork. too noodlely in real world stopping situations.
    I've ridden the Stout and the stock fork is far from noodely....I weigh 190lbs.
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    I got horrible chattering with fast braking. Replaced with a newer kona p2 and the problem is gone. This is with xt hydros and bb7's. I never rode the stock avids. 230lbs btw

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    Lovin' it! Got mine about a month ago as a new leftover. Didn't have any intentions of getting another all mountain bike cause the ones I've had in the past I never seemed to really go out and use on the trails too often. Went looking for a hybrid or road bike. Saw this one when I walked in the store and before I left the store, even though I had no intention of getting another mountain bike... I just HAD to try it cause I loved the look of it, the geometry, and the simplicity of the SS rigid apealed to me. Once I took it out for a quick ride I was sold! And now less than a month in I've been riding and have hit 3 different trail systems in my area. Very cool how this bike inspired me to ride again. I love the way it makes me work for my ride. The way I have to pick my lines. The way I feel the trail totally. Enjoy the pics.

















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    Update: Just had my first encounter with another Stout rider today! He's got the red version and upgraded to disc brakes. He is part of a mountain biking team for a local shop (actually where I bought my Stout). He said although he has suspension/geared bikes in the stable he feels that he has the best connection on the trails with his Stout. He was a former bike mechanic and helped tighten up my chain as it was a bit loose from breaking in. The newfound torque was apparent and a fast bike just got faster just from a bit of tweaking! All in all a great day at the trails!

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    Here is mine. I have replaced things as needed. The brakes were first, then pedals, wheels, saddle, and chainring. Mostly sees double-track and pavement. Recently decided to try a Vee-Rubber 2.4 race tire and it is so much better than the SB8 as a front. Much better control and less NVH. Really a great bike for almost 3 years now.Post your SE Stout 29er pics!-se13.jpg

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    I'm really enjoying all the Stout posts! I wonder how many here still have theirs now?

    Pebbles, that's sweet looking! Is it a 15" frame? And I love how the geometry allows for me to already do more hill jumping and bunny hops with greater ease than I've ever been able to do before with other bikes.

    How much does it weigh now after all upgrades?

    Mine was weighed at an even 28lbs when I bought it. It's mostly stock except for a Scott stem and Shimano crank arms.

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    Re: Post your SE Stout 29er pics!


    I'm at 2 years on mine. This is a pic from last year after I had it refinished

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    Sleek looking Stout! Is that a high end fork? How much does your bike weigh if you know? What frame size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikephotog View Post
    Just in case anyone is interested, I started an SE Stout 29er group on flickr. You can find it here

    Flickr: SE Stout 29er

    I am looking to pool like minded SE Stout 29er owners and get cult following started for this bike. Just an FYI...for anyone that may be interested.
    I added to the flickr group thanks for having me.


    I love when an old thread is revived by the way. lol

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    Mine...

    Post your SE Stout 29er pics!-001-1-4.jpgLove it...don't love the old BB5's I had lying around though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhbinal View Post
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    Tasteful mods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pebbles View Post
    Here is mine. I have replaced things as needed. The brakes were first, then pedals, wheels, saddle, and chainring. Mostly sees double-track and pavement. Recently decided to try a Vee-Rubber 2.4 race tire and it is so much better than the SB8 as a front. Much better control and less NVH. Really a great bike for almost 3 years now.Click image for larger version. 

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    What saddle is that?
    -2010 SE Bikes Stout 29er
    -2006 Specialized Enduro Expert

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    It is a 17" frame and that is a Charge Spoon Saddle. I haven't weighed it yet, but it was 30lbs. when new. It bunny-hops meh, but my other bike is a Transition Double, so that's probably why.

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    LOL I can see why your just "meh" on the jumps owning a TD. You really have polar opposites in your stable.

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