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    Anyone break their 737 yet?

    Just asking so I can see what to look out for.

    Any weak spots?

    Loving mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Just asking so I can see what to look out for.

    Any weak spots?

    Loving mine.

    Dude, don't scare me like that!!! I just got mine and to think I just got a frame with an issue makes me cringe.

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    I've got a Ebb version and a geared version. I have designated both these bike for nothing but a life of abuse. They have not failed me yet. I have pounded the fire out of these bikes. For some reason they went over big in the area I live. I'm guessing I know about 15 different people around here with Zion/29's. Everyone I talk to says the same thing about these bikes." The Zion 737 doesn't do anything really great , but it doesn't do anything really bad." It is just a solid "GOOD" bike that is very predictable. We do all hate the down tube problem with the Reba, but a Ventanna race corrects that.

    On another note, I have seen the forks bend. No frame breakage from no one.
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    I don't have the downtube problem with my 737 since I'm full rigid with a Zion fork. So far it's a "Killer" combo. The ride is great as well.

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    Thanks for the posts. Again, this was just to see if there was anything to watch for because the tubes seem so small and all. I would worry about the headtube area if I was running a 100mm fork I think.

    I just decided to get rid of my Ventana hardtail in favor of the Zion for most SS riding duties.

    It's that good (not as sexy though).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch
    I know about 15 different people around here with Zion/29's.
    16!

    Mine should be here tomorrow.

    I didn't know about the Reba fork clearance problem.
    I'm guessing if you run one there's a chance of (at best) scratching the frame and (at worst) bending the downtube?

    I'll have to do a little searching to see what sort of suspension forks most folks are running on theirs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoenth
    16!

    Mine should be here tomorrow.

    I didn't know about the Reba fork clearance problem.
    I'm guessing if you run one there's a chance of (at best) scratching the frame and (at worst) bending the downtube?

    I'll have to do a little searching to see what sort of suspension forks most folks are running on theirs.
    Get a Vetanna race 7mm, and the Reba will work fine.
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    Thanks, Jerry!
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    Bump..
    Any broken 737 frames yet? Just started riding mine and I need some peace of mind.
    thx

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    Nope - I haven't had any problems outta mine.
    I'm 6' 3", 192 lbs and ride hard (downhill )

    There are spots out at my local trail with little (12-14") mounds that I'll hit (and jump) as hard on my 737 as my full sus 29er.
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    Any issues with the rear brake? I noticed a lot of seat stay flex on mine under braking when I was building it up. Wonder why no bracing between the seat and chainstay?

    All in all it seems like a pretty nice bike and I love the ride. I did find the lower hose guide on mine is way to close to the brake mount. Makes for a really light bend with 185mm brakes, so I didn't use it.
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