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    Kent Eriksen # 242

    Well I just got some time to post the pics of my new ride. I have had it for about 2 weeks or so. I am very impressed with the 29 inch wheel. It is my first one and can't imagine riding any thing else. The bike Climbs like a goat and feels stable as hell on the down hills with the 70 dregee head tube. Oh yeah when I called Kent the first thing I said was well I'm 6'2" 300lbs what can you do for me and know I can't stop riding it. Kent and his gang had Great Customer Service from the start. I will give you the run down on the parts.

    wheels: Chris king Green hubs with wtb laser trial rims 32 hole.
    Brakes: Hope M4 183 rotors front and rear
    Fork: Maverick duc 32 custom tuned from suspension experts in NC
    headset: Green Chris king
    bars: Eriksen custom ti bar 0.45 wall thickness yes it's that big
    shifters: Sram xo triggers
    seatpost: seatpost is a Ti Eriksen with 25mm set back in green
    seat: wtb Laser V ti rails
    cranks: shimano Xtr 960 I am going to be adding boone Ti chianrings
    Front d: shimano xtr 960 high clamp
    rear D: Sram X0
    Chain: sram 991 cross step
    cassette: 990 12-34
    pedals: shimano xtr 970
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    Love the green highlights. How about some geo numbers on that steed?

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    eriksen

    I had pick the head tube to be 70.0 degrees kent picked the seat tube to be 73.7. I really like the way the 70 head tube makes the bike feels on the high speed down hills. She handles like a dream. I have a Santa cruz chameleon and it has a 69 head tube. I was looking for some thing a little faster for handling. kent did the over sized tubing for me as well with 1and 3/4 top and down tube, 1 and 5/8 or so seat tube. The seat stays are 3/4 and chain stays are 1inch. All the tubes are .35,.40, and .45 thinkness range.

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    What is BB height? Also, are those unsagged numbers(static)
    Thanks...Love your rig.

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    The BB height is about 11 and 5/8 inches high. It may be a little more or less but it was a quick messurement. I have the ebb in it I guess I could of gotten it a little higher, but on the other hand I have not had a problem with clearing any down trees in the first 4 rides of owning the bike. I can only guess that they are unsagged numbers, not really sure tho. thanks this bike is a dream for a lot of people includding me I still can't belive its mine. Are you looking in to getting an Eriksen (onetrack) ?

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    Love the Ebb geared combo. 3x9, 1x9...Singlespeed. I Love Kent"s work. I own three of his bikes.

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    3 Eriksens wow

    Thats cool that you have 3 rides from Kent what kind of bikes did you get?

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    hopefully mine is #247! - ish

    Every KE bike I see gets me pumped!!!

    Nice choice...Ialso wont believe I own one.
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    247ish

    Thats great that your getting an Eriksen what model did you end up getting and what parts are you going to build it with.

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    Thee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    Thats great that your getting an Eriksen what model did you end up getting and what parts are you going to build it with.
    Hard tail 29er [of course right? - being "hardtail29er"] ...I actually had Carl Strong build me my first Ti HT 29er and loved it - but my 6'4" co-worker who rode a Ti 20" 26er kindly asked me on a few occasions to sell it to him...so I did ( along with other bits from my "stock")... [I would very slightly tweek the geo that I had on the Strong by shortening the eff TT and increase tube dia for stiffness] When I called Carl he said he was back logged for 6 months!

    Sooo I called K.E.

    It'll have bits from my Strong frame and some new:
    Stans 355s
    FOXF29 100mm
    Bonty Race X lite '08 stem [128g for 110mm]
    Monkey Lite SL 31.8 lo rise bars
    07 XTR front/rear derailures
    xt cranks
    07 XTR rapid fire shifters
    '08 XT hydros
    USE sus post
    DEVO saddle
    Ignitor front tire / Nano rear
    KING hs

    The K.E. will have a bombin' downtube at 2"
    30.9 i.d. seat tube
    1-5/8" TT

    The type of riding I do is XC / endurance.

    If you can post some close up shots of the welds / bb area
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    Welcome to the family!!! (I'm #241 )

    I like you choices on the build. I had thought long and hard about what I was wanting, talked to a few builders, and Kent stood out being nobody had the experience he does with titanium, and the fact he's instrumental in drawing the tubing (a lot of builders charge the same if not more for straight gauge ti frame ). It amazes me that some people pay so much for a frame and only consider the geometry, and not the way the frame is going to ride/react.

    Oh, and just a little note: Are you measuring your BB height from the bottom of the BB shell? (mine is 12" and thats considered pretty low). "Official" BB height is measured from the center of the BB spindle to the ground with the bike perfectly vertical. I am an advocate of low BB height for tall folks as long as the person has enough experience to time their pedaling with trail obstacles. Makes technical handling so much better.


    And Hardtail29er, you'll love that 2 inch DT and 30.9 ST.

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    #244 & #143
    Last edited by banks; 04-28-2008 at 09:19 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Banks

    What - your partner has one too?...assuming you can't ride 2 bikes at once!
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    Holy Eriksens Batman! I can't help but to post a pic of the "great #78".
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardTail29er
    What - your partner has one too?...assuming you can't ride 2 bikes at once!
    My wife does not have one yet, she has a Coconino on order; hardtail 26" 100mm front-end. Shes 5'.

    #242 is my clients, he is a solid 6'4" @ 225+lbs of power. The bike is much bigger then mine, #143. I'm 6'1" @ 195-225lbs. #242 got the big seat tube and both bikes share the same DT & TT.

    Oh, but I Can!


    Cheers!
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    #242 & #143
    I am soooooo confused. You say that in the pic is # 143, and #242. Well the original posters is # 242 and has a different fork and green decals. The #242 in your pic has what appears to be blue decals. Am I on crack here? Can I have some more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treybiker
    You say that in the pic is # 143, and #242. Well the original posters is # 242 and has a different fork and green decals. The #242 in your pic has what appears to be blue decals.
    Ya know, you are right. I got the numbers mixed up
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    Ya know, you are right. I got the numbers mixed up
    Whew! I looked at it 8 times because it was so late when I noticed it. I see funny things at 2:30 am at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trey biker
    Whew! I looked at it 8 times because it was so late when I noticed it.
    Danit, I forgot to change the #s, damn [ex-parts guy VoA & AoA] #s dyslexia
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    244 is the correct #.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Eriksen Post???

    Should we be getting an Eriksen Post together so other Riders can post their bikes and action shots?

    Tom

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    Don't the moderators handle...

    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    Should we be getting an Eriksen Post together so other Riders can post their bikes and action shots?

    Tom
    this? I created a CARL STRONG thread that got 10k+ views and then it was merged with another similar thread and now acts as the key source for viewing STRONGS her on MTBR.

    So ATTENTION Moderator's [Shiggy? Clox?] - please make it happen..."it" being "Kent Eriksen Frames"
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    Hey guys. Does it look like my Fox is getting the full amount of travel? I looked at the blue Eriksen that Banks posted (above) and it looks like it is getting more travel than mine (above). My eyes could very well be playing tricks on me though.

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    I think that fox makes an 80mm fork and a 100mm fork in the 29er.

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    Yup

    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    I think that fox makes an 80mm fork and a 100mm fork in the 29er.
    thats right.....
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    Mine was supposed to be a 100mm. I'll have to recheck that.

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    Clox is NOT a mod, anymore.

    The 2nd bike in my picture was made around the 100mm F29 Fox fork
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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