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    My new ride!

    Finally got a picture of my new bike! It is soooooooo nice!

    Here the build

    Chumb EVO Large with 6 inches of travel
    Marzocchi AM SL 6 inch version(Plush, light but hard to adjust but soon to be replaced by Maverick DUC32)
    SRAM X9 drive train, CRISPY!
    Magura Luis FR brake.
    XC wheel set(WTB laserlite/317) They are holding up great since I don't do big jumps.
    I special ordered the bare metal version but they have some new colors that looked really nice. Of course they came out with those cool colors right after I got my frame.

    Total weight is around 31-32lbs as pictured.
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    That is a very unique frame design, I am sort of on the fence, can't tell if I like how it looks or not. Great components though. I think the bare metal looks good too, who needs paint anyways..

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    I like it,very nice,

    is it me but it looks like it deserves larger brakes,

    oh I like the bare finish,paint can get scratched up anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 856er
    I like it,very nice,

    is it me but it looks like it deserves larger brakes,

    oh I like the bare finish,paint can get scratched up anyway.

    I am on the fence on if I should go to 8 inch rotor or stay with the 7 inch rotor. The magura brakes are really stronge even with the 7 inch rotor. But after I put on the new Maverick fork on it I think I'll jump to the 8 inch rotor for a little extra stopping power and of course.....it looks lot nicer too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duke777
    I am on the fence on if I should go to 8 inch rotor or stay with the 7 inch rotor. The magura brakes are really stronge even with the 7 inch rotor. But after I put on the new Maverick fork on it I think I'll jump to the 8 inch rotor for a little extra stopping power and of course.....it looks lot nicer too.
    Go for it,you know you want to
    I'm running 200mm (8"ish) rotors on Maverick forks
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    Let's here how it rides.If I new about that frame, I thank would have bought that instead of my 5 spot.NICE

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    Im with kornhole, RiDe RePoRt. With the TT height do you need all the spacers under the stem? Very sweet looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Im with kornhole, RiDe RePoRt. With the TT height do you need all the spacers under the stem? Very sweet looking bike.
    I did it so I can adjust the height of the handle bar, messing around with how I want to set it up.

    Just rode San Juan today and this bike saved my LIFE! I went around one corner in the woods and forgot there is this HUGE(at least to me) pile of boulders. I thought OH S$%# I'm going to break something. But it was too late to hit the brake and some how(it's the bike dude) I went over it. I stopped and looked back and HOLLY S*&^ I pick the worse possible line too(I don't know why, just my luck I guess) I must went over couple of them that are 2 feet high. Also this thing just rails around the corner, really nice with San Juan's tight turns. the rear tracks as straight as an arrow through rocks and it's just super plush.

    Can't be happier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duke777
    I did it so I can adjust the height of the handle bar, messing around with how I want to set it up.

    Just rode San Juan today and this bike saved my LIFE! I went around one corner in the woods and forgot there is this HUGE(at least to me) pile of boulders. I thought OH S$%# I'm going to break something. But it was too late to hit the brake and some how(it's the bike dude) I went over it. I stopped and looked back and HOLLY S*&^ I pick the worse possible line too(I don't know why, just my luck I guess) I must went over couple of them that are 2 feet high. Also this thing just rails around the corner, really nice with San Juan's tight turns. Supper plus and the rear tracks as straight as an arrow and super plush.

    Can't be happier!
    Sounds awsome, always great to get a new bike a rip a handfull of sections we used to be woried about. Great ride, keep exploring!!

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    I rode San Juan last sunday to test how the bike descents and it was awesome so I figure I need to do a route to test how it climbs. Rode MapleSpring-motorway in the Santa Ana mountains today and the bike climbs amazingly well. Couple of small problems that will be fixed soon. My current fork can only be lowered 20mm by air pump so the steep stuff too some extra work. The seat is pointing too high so on the steep stuff I felt like I was being probed. My Maverick will be installed soon, it can drop 2 inches and planning to change to SDG I beam seatpost and saddle which has much greater range of adjustment even compare to my Thomson. I have to say I'm quite pleased with how this bike climbed today.....minus a couple small but annoy problems that will be fix soon.

    Ride on!

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    Where did you pick up your frame from?

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    Adrenaline bike shop (adrenalinebikes.com) or if you sre local to Socal the Path bike shop or Bike company all have the frames now. I got mine from the path, they are one of the first shop to carry them. I think you can ask for custom color if you are willing to pay a little more and wait a little longer.

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    hows the bike been holden up for you? I see someone else has one as well and loves theres

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    It's ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Finally got my new front wheel so I installed the fork tuesday night. Installed the new 210mm Magura rotor and new XT cranks to fix Stylo's crank arm coming loose problem I think the truvative cranks don't have long enough spindle to have a E-type derailleur installed, my left crank keeps on coming loose.

    It took a while to get everything installed. My old calipper was rubbing against the rotor and was making some nasty noise, bug the crap out of me. Put on the new caliper(I bought a new front brake set) and that seems to fix the problem but the two calippers looked exactly the SAME! So everything is fine and when I was messing around the parking lot before the ride the noise came back again! I got pissed and rode it like that and the noise went away half way through the ride Damn German products! works really well but pain in the A$$ just like their cars!

    So I hit the trail the first thing I notice was the head angle was a little steeper because the fork is a little lower than the Zork, which made the bike more trailish. But because of the 24mm axle(I think) the front was tracking much better than before. The handle became even more telepathic, it was down right amazing .

    So with the new parts and some more tweaks(cut the brake line, adjust the saddle position....) I think I'm just about riding my dream bike. It's simply awesome!!!!!!!!!!
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    looks even better now

    If you want that fork to be really amazing go to the Maverick web and print out the new tech setup guide and follow the setup guidelines. I will let you know that they are leaning towards the stiffer end in their suggestions. I used the 180-200 aggressive trail setup and it is to harsh on the bottom. Lower viscosity fluid and smaller amounts, it will be perfect.

    If you are mech inclined then it will not be too much of a problem. They even tell you what tools you will nedd. Or take it to someone you trust.

    That color scheme is hitt'n mmmmmmmmmmmm.....nudie bike....mmmmmmmm.

    http://www.maverickamerican.com/pdfs...ning_Chart.pdf
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    thats a sweet bike, i'm trying to figure out if i want an evo or a nomad

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldsteele
    If you want that fork to be really amazing go to the Maverick web and print out the new tech setup guide and follow the setup guidelines. I will let you know that they are leaning towards the stiffer end in their suggestions. I used the 180-200 aggressive trail setup and it is to harsh on the bottom. Lower viscosity fluid and smaller amounts, it will be perfect.

    If you are mech inclined then it will not be too much of a problem. They even tell you what tools you will nedd. Or take it to someone you trust.

    That color scheme is hitt'n mmmmmmmmmmmm.....nudie bike....mmmmmmmm.

    http://www.maverickamerican.com/pdfs...ning_Chart.pdf

    Thanks ColdSteele! I'll have to look into your suggestion!

    Right now it's just breaking in so it's still very sticky. I have it' at 120-130ish psi and it feels ok. I looked up some info on Maverick's site and I think I need to add at least an other 5ml or 50ml(forgot which one) of 5 wt oil to prevent harsh bottom outs (I weight 210lb). But the fork already feels quite nice.

    But I'll look into the link you posted...might the same one I saw but doesn't hurt to check.

    thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkblazer
    thats a sweet bike, i'm trying to figure out if i want an evo or a nomad

    Test ride both. I test rode both and I liked the EVO better. But it all depends on the riding style and personal pereference.

    Here is why I picked EVO over nomad

    EVO felt lighter and faster

    EVO coners better

    EVO felt like it has more travel(bottom less....need to set the shock up correctly though)

    EVO track really straight in corners and the rough stuff.....it really shines in rough corners.(but I did not hit anything too rough on the nomad)

    EVO is unbeleivably stiff, tried ellsworth and many bikes none can compare(but I'm heavy 210lbs). If you are lighter than me then it may not be a problem.

    Just my $0.02.

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    Ride report with the Maverick:

    First ride was thursday on fullerton loop(nothing too tough). The bike felt quicker around corners. The front tracked better due to 24mm axle. Easier to climb due to lower fork height and climb mode.

    Rode yesterday's poker ride at El Moro:

    This bike can climb! To track down the roaming check point we back tracked fence line to El Moro ridge. Then for fun we went down BVI again(newly opened single track really fun!!!!!) and climbed out again. Total was 18+ miles and 3000ft and change. The climbing mode really helped on the steep stuff.

    The single track was a blast with the EVO. I use to slow down a little for the rocks(not that much of it) now I look for a tougher line but still just glide right over. Could not run down rattle snake because we had to chase down the 7th check point but still got really bad poker hand. Then there were so much traffic on the fenceline I almost go my middle finger cut off by someone's bar end coming the other way.

    So the main difference between the 2 forks are height. Zorks are know to be a little higher, in this case almost an inch higher. That pop the front up a little but I did not mind because I can just lay back and sat down most of San Juan. The 24mm Axle on Maverick make the front track a whole lot better. So if you are going to get a Zork get the 20mm axle version, it's a lot better! I need the QR feature to stor my bike in my car that's the main reason I went for the Maverick...and of course the weight or lack of weight!

    I love my EVO!

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    evo makes me wonder

    Quote Originally Posted by tkblazer
    thats a sweet bike, i'm trying to figure out if i want an evo or a nomad
    which would be more fun. In Santa Cruz the other day I saw an evo on the trail and had never seen a Chumba bike in person, only pics on mtbr. I started talking to the guy who was riding it (shop employee, lots of bikes/experience) and he let me cruise it around a little (~100' diameter circle) and it was fun. I know this wasn't a real test but I wanted more.

    I've cruised around a little on some friends' Nomads but never for a long duration on a trail. For some reason I really want a Nomad, the clean lines, plushness, media hype, etc. The Chumba looks different to me, don't know if that's good or bad, but I keep going back at the website and looking at it again for some reason. I know looks aren't the final reason to choose from, but I prefer the aesthetics of the Nomad over all designs.

    I really want a frame that can do everything like each of these designs can do. So if I really do end up purchasing a new frame I definitely want to demo both these frames and see what the differences are.

    duke 777, nice ride and keep giving us feedback on the evo, more pics too please (mtb action preferred). BTW what size is it? I'm 5'10" and I like medium size bikes. I was looking at the evo geometry and was wondering which size would be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativeson
    which would be more fun. In Santa Cruz the other day I saw an evo on the trail and had never seen a Chumba bike in person, only pics on mtbr. I started talking to the guy who was riding it (shop employee, lots of bikes/experience) and he let me cruise it around a little (~100' diameter circle) and it was fun. I know this wasn't a real test but I wanted more.

    I've cruised around a little on some friends' Nomads but never for a long duration on a trail. For some reason I really want a Nomad, the clean lines, plushness, media hype, etc. The Chumba looks different to me, don't know if that's good or bad, but I keep going back at the website and looking at it again for some reason. I know looks aren't the final reason to choose from, but I prefer the aesthetics of the Nomad over all designs.

    I really want a frame that can do everything like each of these designs can do. So if I really do end up purchasing a new frame I definitely want to demo both these frames and see what the differences are.

    duke 777, nice ride and keep giving us feedback on the evo, more pics too please (mtb action preferred). BTW what size is it? I'm 5'10" and I like medium size bikes. I was looking at the evo geometry and was wondering which size would be better.

    Hey nativeson I'll try to take some action pix on the trail for you. I also think the nomad is pretty cool looking, I know a few people have them and do like it a lot. I like the crome or polish version, saw a picture on the web and it's pretty good looking not sure how long that will last though.

    If you want to demo it just let them know. They ride every thursday night at fullerton loop and weekend at different location. I recommend tag along with them thursday because Ted, Dave and Alan from Chumba are there most of the time so you can ask a lot of question. Dave use to race DH and worked at Ellsworth can answer a lot of question of your as he did to mine. You can email Alan at [email protected] and they can bring along an extra EVO. Everyone demoed one has been pretty impressed/sold by the EVO...me included! By the way I don't like the look of Chumba in Red...if you ride with them thursdays you'll see different colored EVO.

    My frame is medium/large and I'm 6ft even and 210lbs. I run about 225psi in the rear shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativeson
    which would be more fun. In Santa Cruz the other day I saw an evo on the trail and had never seen a Chumba bike in person, only pics on mtbr. I started talking to the guy who was riding it (shop employee, lots of bikes/experience) and he let me cruise it around a little (~100' diameter circle) and it was fun. I know this wasn't a real test but I wanted more.

    I've cruised around a little on some friends' Nomads but never for a long duration on a trail. For some reason I really want a Nomad, the clean lines, plushness, media hype, etc. The Chumba looks different to me, don't know if that's good or bad, but I keep going back at the website and looking at it again for some reason. I know looks aren't the final reason to choose from, but I prefer the aesthetics of the Nomad over all designs.

    I really want a frame that can do everything like each of these designs can do. So if I really do end up purchasing a new frame I definitely want to demo both these frames and see what the differences are.

    duke 777, nice ride and keep giving us feedback on the evo, more pics too please (mtb action preferred). BTW what size is it? I'm 5'10" and I like medium size bikes. I was looking at the evo geometry and was wondering which size would be better.

    Hey Nativeson,

    I know Family Cyclery in Santa Cruz has a built up EVO they are demo'ing. Ask Sam, the store manager, he has been talking about the EVO a lot.

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    thats gotta be an intresting spot to get your water bottle from on the move.

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    funny

    Quote Originally Posted by carnetorta
    Hey Nativeson,

    I know Family Cyclery in Santa Cruz has a built up EVO they are demo'ing. Ask Sam, the store manager, he has been talking about the EVO a lot.
    that's who I met on the trail, SC is such a small town and there's a lot of people who work in/for the bike industry, you're always meeting different bike people on the trail. He said I could borrow it and check it out. Going in there is probably gonna make me buy a nomad, hope they don't have my size. I guess we'll have to see what the week brings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativeson
    that's who I met on the trail, SC is such a small town and there's a lot of people who work in/for the bike industry, you're always meeting different bike people on the trail. He said I could borrow it and check it out. Going in there is probably gonna make me buy a nomad, hope they don't have my size. I guess we'll have to see what the week brings.
    take a look at the evo..youll see that the CNC machined parts vs. cast parts are much nicer..and the evo uses dual bearings versus single, making it more laterally stiffer than the nomad...

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    Not sure if asked this yet or not, but will Chumba sell the Evo with a coil shock or is the DHX air the stock shock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronny
    Not sure if asked this yet or not, but will Chumba sell the Evo with a coil shock or is the DHX air the stock shock?
    I believe it comes with the DHX air..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 古強者死神
    thats gotta be an intresting spot to get your water bottle from on the move.
    Honestly I never use water bottle except for the battery of my light. Lower center of gravity though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronny
    Not sure if asked this yet or not, but will Chumba sell the Evo with a coil shock or is the DHX air the stock shock?

    It comes with the DHX air as standard....pretty sure if you ask they can order one with the coil. I don't see why not....I actually have been thinking about the coil version since I'm 210lb. But I'm still on the fence because air is so much easier to adjust.

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    coil..

    Quote Originally Posted by ronny
    Not sure if asked this yet or not, but will Chumba sell the Evo with a coil shock or is the DHX air the stock shock?
    look..

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ghlight=chumba

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    I like the bike. Yeah, I dont use a water bottle either really, Could never find one that kept the water cold. I just use my camelbak. COOL BIKE!!

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    EVO Version 3.0

    Ok it's not new anymore but I been getting upgadefluenza also known as blingfluenza and can't seem to shake that darn bug off.

    The reason it's 3.0 now or the third major revision is the new Lyrik fork. Of course I had QR wheel set so out goes the old, Path bike shop built me the new hoops using Hope Pro2 hubs (new Gun smoke color), DT 6.1 front and DT 5.1 rear laced with DT double butted spokes. To further increase stiffness "necessary" for my lard a$$ I got the Hope rear hub with the bolt on axle option, I can finally face those dreaded water bars now!

    Version 3.1 should be released soon. I had to put my old hayes brakes on because the Lyrik has post mount and my maguras are IS. Finally got the adaptor but had to get a new shorter leg caliper, again Maguras are such pain in the butt. Got a good deal so might as well get the whole brake set.

    So far my EVO has seen 3 forks, 2 wheel sets, 2 sets of cranks, 3 stems, 2 saddles, 2 sets of brakes(going on 3), 2 cassettes, 2 chains, 3 sets of tires, 2 sets shifter cables and housings on only around 1000 miles of dirt. Can someone please find a doctor that can help me with of my upgradefluenza!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's killing me!

    We rode the Luge tonight and it's the first time with the Lyrik, and boy is that thing stiff! Much nicer then the previous 2 forks, just point and shoot and the combination of Lyrik and EVO is AWESOME! I think I finally found a fork that can match EVO's performance.
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    i like it! i'm going to upgrade my evo too, with braided brake lines, hope moto brakes w/ vented rotors, and probably a lyric or a 36 van.
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    EVO and Lyrik

    I've had the Lyrik on my EVO since I got it 3 months ago and I just have to say that ROCKSHOX has come a long way.

    Great plush action and the stiffness you need for an EVO that can do most anything.

    Outstanding through axle quick release action on a 20 mm fork.

    I had an All mountain SL on my Moment and a 32 Talas on my Epiphany and this fork is performing the best.

    Tony

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