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    Who likes Tang................?









    Just got her done. Been gather parts for 4 months. King hubs and headset, XO/XTR driveline, Arch Rims, DT Spokes, Ergons blah blah blah. Got a ride in around the neighborhood and I can say I like it. My 1st 29er coming off a Scalpel. I'm itching to get to the trails Needless to say I LIKE IT ALOT.

    Still need to trim brake hoses, assuming I don't find some Elixers at the Swap this weekend. As well as get some shims for the calipers. Also I'm assuming the more miles you get on kings the louder they get? Its kinda quiet, engagement is amazing however.

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    I do!

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    Cool bike, love the color. Wish I could of got my Sir in tang.

    What's the weight on it if you know.

    Let us hear what you think when you get it on a trail for a real ride and curious if you
    like the mtn kings.

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    No idea on weight. Its not heavy. I plan on getting it weighted at the LBS when I ride out that way. I will update you on the tires. There defintally soft so they should do fairly well.

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    Hi!
    I'm waiting for my 1rst 29er now and, as you my actual bike is a (old) scalpel. I would like you to speak about your new sensations compare with your scalpel, thanks

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    Looking at you bike I am going to say 24.25 lbs. Any one want to start a guessing contest?

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    Sorry I forgot to say, Super looking bike and nice build!!!!

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    I'm gonna say 25 lbs. And it looks good
    read KNOBBY MEATS or be sadly ignorant of the mediocrity that is allowed to exist in the interwebs

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    Great bike man! I'm not sure what color my Air 9 Carbon is going to be, I had the guys at the LBS flip a coin and not tell me what they ordered. Tang would be Sweet! I'll live with white though if I have to.
    My Bikes Kick Ass!!!

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    I love the kool-aid from Niner !!

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    I wish my EMD came in that color!

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    You need to bring that fine piece of 29er goodness back down to Tuffburg!

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    Matt? Yea I need to get down to the Bump one of these years. Its a haul for me now. 14 hour drive for an XC race.....? Make it a 50 or a Hundie and I may do it.

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    Looks like about a 25.5 to 26 pound build?

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    25.3 lbs. Nice ride .

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    i would really like an MCR in Tang or Kermit....
    are you listening Niner?
    poop brown and musturd gold dont do it for me. STEEL should be REAL BRIGHT!
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    what size is that frame?

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    Its a Large.

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    And here i thought we were discussing movies....

    Nice ride by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    And here i thought we were discussing movies....

    Nice ride by the way.

    AAAWWWWW Biggie Shorty

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJ
    Its a Large.
    do you happen to know what is the wieght of the frame alone?

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    I love Tang. And your bike ain't bad either

    BTW, Tang is great for removing stains inside your clothes or dish washer. (Read my signature)

    Truly a wealth of useless information.


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    Beauty! .. and I like how the snow is even orange in the first shot-- how'd you do that?
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    Niner's best color.
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    congrats it's beautiful!

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    nice gears.

    not.

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    Arch- I think its the light from the street light.

    Johnny- If I wanted a SS don't you think I would of built one?

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    i really don't know what to think at this point.

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    Why is that?

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    lol

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    Alright. Need a vote here. Getting Elixiers for it. White or Black? I'm leaning towards white.

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    i knew the claimed weight, i was just wondering if it was real.

    Alright. Need a vote here. Getting Elixiers for it. White or Black? I'm leaning towards white.
    white R1's

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJ
    Alright. Need a vote here. Getting Elixiers for it. White or Black? I'm leaning towards white.
    Go Formula and be happy.


    Excellent looking ride!
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    One is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJ
    Alright. Need a vote here. Getting Elixiers for it. White or Black? I'm leaning towards white.

    White. Pimpin' ride!!

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    i knew the claimed weight, i was just wondering if it was real
    No idea didn't weight it. Not that big a weight weenie sorry.

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    Cockpit looks awry.
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    I love Tang - and green highlights. I must get some more detail shots.


    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Regarding disc breaks for Tang

    The option i am using and you might want to to if money is an issue.

    Formula RX with Avid 140 with alloy carrier rotor in the rear and 185 mm with alloy carrier in the front. The weight of the RX with steal 160 rotor is 351g. This is derived from weighing the front and rear Formula RX, each having different hose length the 351g is an average. The Avid alloy carrier rotors 140mm rear 185mm front average out to be 351 as well. This is still lighter than the Avid elixers, with the better modulation and power that comes with any formula brake. Plus a ton cheaper than R1s. This is my two bits.

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    Went with Avid Ultimates. Scored a brand new set at the local bike swap for 160$.

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