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    Smile Kodiak's newest Turner (29er content)

    Just finished her up and took it for the first spin. This is Kodiak, so we did the inaugural ride in a light rain, of course. My Sultan:























    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    awesome!

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    sweet!

    wow - Tcseezy has it all, a stable of Turners and a hot wife with a cool name.

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    Wow sweet ride a few build questions whats the derailuer? will it fit a 9 speed cassette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgeneralsv
    Wow sweet ride a few build questions whats the derailuer? will it fit a 9 speed cassette?
    Not TS, but I'd say that's an sram xo (med cage I think), and that IS a 9 speed cassette..

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    Yep, Sram X.0 in a short cage. It will cover a 2x9 drivetrain fine, but probably not with a triple-ring crank setup.
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    that rocks!

    straight pull spokes... what hubs are those?

    I remember those old pulsars breaking all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearbait
    that rocks!

    straight pull spokes... what hubs are those?

    I remember those old pulsars breaking all the time.
    Industry Nine

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    Straight pull machined aluminum spokes, no nipples, threaded right into the flange. Sooooper stiff wheels for the low-dish 29er size.













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    That's a mechanical engineer's dream right there...
    wow.

    Intresting though that to true the wheel you'll be applying torsion along the entire spoke length, could be yucky if the threads were to sieze up

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    I asked numerous times about spoke wind up and was assured it was not a real problem. I9 seems like a straight-up operation with lots of positive feedback, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt for now. I do have a way of finding a product's weaknesses though.
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    People seem to like the I nines, but I wonder how much that is just a matter of trying to justify the expense. Little too blingy for me. Hubs look nice, though the one I've seen in person was feeling pretty crunchy.

    My issue with them is that they have to be re-tensioned after the first few rides.
    If I had a hand built pair of regular wheels that came out of tension after the first few rides I'd be a little unhappy.
    I have regular DT spoked wheels that are still true and in tension after several years and thousands of miles which makes me wonder what the point of the i 9s are other than good old product differentiation... different is more important than better or something like that. well at least you have a 29er

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    I can't tell you what they will feel like in a year, but I can tell you that right now the bearings feel every bit as silky as any of my King hubs, and I am a die-hard King devotee. They are expensive, it's true, but I never try to rationalize bike parts because liking toys that cost what bikes do is irrational anyway. If I had to put a reason behind these I guess it would be because I have tried a few 29ers and the downfall in my opinion was generally wheel flex (or fork flex in front). The back of the bike seemed to sort of swim at times. The I9s had a reputation of being extremely stiff, otherwise I probably wouldn't have bothered and just built up some stout 36 spoke wheels myself. I have a contact so I got them for well under retail, but it was still more than I had ever paid for a set of wheels. I buy a lot of my parts used off eBay. I get Kings used because I know they will still last a decade even if I wasn't the person breaking them in. At this point I would not assume to have the same faith in I9s. Retensioning a wheel is no biggie for me as I have built dozens of wheels over the years and the weirdest thing for me with the I9s was actually buying prebuilt wheels and not lacing them up myself. There is a certain level of guilt over that one. I got them silver because I like a classy, understated look. The bike frame is "raw". Time will tell if the I9s are hype, but so far they ride very nicely. No complaints. I tend to be hard on equipment, so if they aren't up to snuff, there will be a lot of loud complaining.

    And I'm kinda a photo nut, therefore the gratuitous closeups.
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    just curious.....what kind of digital camera/lens combo are you using for your outdoor shots?

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    Nothing special. All my riding and closeup pics are with a Canon SD1000 digital point and shoot (digital Elph). I have a digital SLR, but I only use that for animal photography.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Thanks for the camera info....and for the gratuitous I9/Turner Sultan porn.

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    i didnt know the i9s were compatable wit the dt rws through axle. interesting.
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    Yup. Just get the 10mm thru axle version of the I9 rear wheel. Works slick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearbait
    That's a mechanical engineer's dream right there...
    wow.

    Intresting though that to true the wheel you'll be applying torsion along the entire spoke length, could be yucky if the threads were to sieze up

    Speaking as a mechanical engineer, those pictures are pure bike porn and should come with a warning.


    Will

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    Nice Bike

    Nice Bike,

    The view behind it is somewhat familiar.....

    Were the pics taken on Barometer or Old Woman?

    Thread jack apologies in advance.

    Eric

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    Actually it is near the top of Pillar Mtn, just above town.
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