• 06-23-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Considering the recent influx of people on this forum who are riding hammerhead thumpers, switchback unveil 9s and unveil 7s, I thought it would be nice for us all to have a place to post our pics / discussion / builds / favorite beers / etc.

    I'm excited to see and hear about all of your bikes!

    Post em up, I'll start with one pic and post my full build specs later.



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  • 06-24-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Bump

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  • 06-24-2014
    breezy
    2 Attachment(s)
    Here's mine-

    Attachment 903348

    Large Thumper with Unveil 9 graphics in bright orange livery w/ Fox Float CTD Kashima coated
    Rockshox Revelation RCT3 Dual-Air @ 120mm travel
    Sun Ringle Charger Expert Wheelset
    2.2" Continental Trail King tires
    East Havoc Bars, 711mm
    ODI Ruffian Grips
    Easton Havoc Seatpost, 27.2mm w/ shim adapter
    50mm Sunline V1 Stem
    Juicy 7 brakes, 203/185
    10spd XT cassette, 11-36t
    X9 Type 2, medium cage rear der
    X9 ball bearing 10spd rear shifter
    RaceFace narrow wide, 32t
    KMC X10L chain
    Shimano SLX crankset, 175mm
    Shimano M530 trail pedals

    Sitting at 27.2lbs right now
  • 06-24-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Looks like you have the winning weight as far as I've seen! Nice!

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  • 06-24-2014
    breezy
    Did it on a digital bathroom scale, but might run over to the shop to see how accurate that is. Feels pretty light though!
  • 06-24-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Haha that's a sweet build though. I'm waiting on my replacement wheels to come in before I post my build

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  • 06-24-2014
    PHeller
    Don't mean to be a nanny but wouldn't this have been better in the "Other Manufacturers" forum? Thats typically where similar "show your XXXX" manufacturer posts go.
  • 06-24-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Been on this forum for years and I didn't even know it existed. :-) Mods, feel free to move it over.

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  • 06-24-2014
    skibikeguy1
    5 Attachment(s)
    my thumper build
    Attachment 903420Attachment 903421Attachment 903422Attachment 903423Attachment 903424
    She's done!(except for the dropper post coming next week)
    •Hammerhead Thumper frame, 29" 130mm travel. Fox ctd kashima boost valve
    •Rockshox Revelation RCT3 fork 140mm
    •Spank Oozy wheel set
    •XT cranks,cassette,brakes
    •32t narrow/wide chainring
    •Zee shifter/rear mech
    •MRP direct mount chain guide
    •SDG Duster Ti saddle
    •Easton Haven lo rise bars 711mm
    •Spank Spoon 40mm stem
    •SLX trail pedals
    •Lizard skins PEATY grips
    •Alligator wind cutter 180mm rotors
  • 06-24-2014
    AK170B
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Here's my Hammerhead Thumper (the Northern Most Hammerhead possibly). *Just
    finished it last week.
    -XL H/H frame and X-fusion Trace29 140 fork from Scott at Switchback Bikes
    -Stans Arch EX wheels w/ Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs
    -Continental Trail King tires
    -XT 2X10 Drive train
    -XT 180/160 Brakes w/ Ice Tech
    -Cockpit parts are all new take off's from chEap bay, figured I'd get
    better stuff after final fitting. *Unfortunately while the parts were still
    in the mail I blew out my knee snowmobiling. *So, the bike probably won't
    be fully tested this summer.

    Big thanks to Scott at Switchback Bikes for the good deal on the frame and
    fork and answering all my questions throughout the build.

    Paul


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  • 06-24-2014
    K.C.
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 903488

    Picked up this HH frame from WC, prior to Scott's involvement about a year and a half ago. Put it together almost immediately as a replacement for my 2008 RIP9. XT crankset and brakes, Ice Tech rotors, Stan's Arch Rims, Chris King Hubs, X0 twist shifters, X0 derailleurs, carbon handlebar, titanium seatpost, BBG bash, digital weight 27.4 lbs. Easy climber, exceptional on the downhill rocks, roots. Feels very stable, just point and shoot with confidence.
  • 06-24-2014
    K.C.
    Forgot to add Ignitor 2.1 in rear, Wild Grip'R 2.1 in front and Fox Float Rev. 120mm.
  • 06-24-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    This is awesome! Subbed! Great to see these builds popping up...


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  • 06-24-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    @AK170B

    Yep, you will the prize for the Northernmost Thumper!!


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  • 06-24-2014
    blueandwhiteblade
    Here's my first in the UK Thumper, built just yesterday, so far only ridden on the street but can't wait to ride it properly. I am so impressed with the quality of this frame, it's top class in every department - I know it's going to be a ripper on the trails.
  • 06-25-2014
    blueandwhiteblade
  • 06-25-2014
    blueandwhiteblade
    If you're really keen there's lots more photos here! : Hammerhead Thumper Photos by blueandwhiteblade | Photobucket

    Spec below. It weighs 13.3kg / 29.3 lb which is pretty good with a reverb and pikes. It will usually be around a kg (2.2 lb) heavier though with Flows and heavy duty tyres fitted.

    Shifter fitted in photos but no front mech yet as the one I had didn't work so I've got a narrow / wide chainring on until the new front mech arrives.

    Forks: RockShox Pike 140mm, 51mm offset, black
    Wheels: Stan ZTR Flow (or Crests as photo'd) on silver Hope Pro2 Evo hubs
    Brakes: Shimano XT
    Chainset: XTR M970 cranks with 22/36t chainrings and silver Hope bashring
    Headset and BB: Both Hope
    Gears: Shimano XT 2 x 10 with clutch mech
    seatpost: Reverb (with silver Hope post clamp)
    Stem: Thomson 50mm in silver
    Bars: Ragley wiser flat 740mm (black)
    Seat: SDG Bel-Air (all I've used for years)
    Tyres: Conti X-King Protection OR On-One Chunky Monkey / Schwalbe Hans Dampf
    Pedals: Shimano XTR SPDs
  • 06-25-2014
    CROPCIRCLE
    2 Attachment(s)
    My THUMPER M-size build in AM version:

    Forks: FOX 34 Float 140mm,-
    Wheels: Velocity P35 rims on Hope Pro2 Evo hubs
    Tyres: ON-ONE Chunky Monkey 2.4 60mm tread
    42a/50a front compound 50a rear (tubeless)
    Brakes: SRAM X0 Trail 180/180 with Goodridge metal hose.
    Chainset: SRAM Stylo Cranks double 22-33 with Hope bash.
    Gears: SRAM X0 rear and X9 front with X0 shifters
    Seatpost: RS Reverb 125mm
    Stem: Truvativ AKA 50mm
    Bars: Race Face Atlas 760mm
    Seat: Fizik Thundra

    Attachment 903571

    Attachment 903572

    (In photo with a Schwalbe Nobby 2.35 rear used only 3 times)
  • 06-25-2014
    CROPCIRCLE
    1 Attachment(s)
    1 more photo, and somethings else:
    Headset: workscomponents angleset for 1° more open angle. :)

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  • 06-25-2014
    CROPCIRCLE
    3 Attachment(s)
    Whit this build I do almost everything here on Italy Alps where I live. :thumbsup:
    Some photo in action:

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  • 06-25-2014
    BOAT
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 903613

    Pike
    DHX RC4
    Stans Flow EX Hadley rear/X9 front
    Wolftooth front ring with locally sourced 42t cog.
    Super happy with it.
    Never weighed it.
  • 06-25-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CROPCIRCLE View Post
    Whit this build I do almost everything here on Italy Alps where I live. :thumbsup:
    Some photo in action:

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    Attachment 903590

    Chunk!

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  • 06-25-2014
    PHeller
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    My Unveil7 Prototype in shakedown mode. Still need proper cable clips, tubeless setup and a few other odds and ends. Been too busy riding it too worry about the details.

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  • 06-25-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Want :-(

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  • 06-25-2014
    Modig
    Many nice builds shown here. I'm very close to pulling the trigger on one of the clear out Thumpers to replace my steel ht frame. Very hard to resist at that price :)

    Only thing holding me back is that I'm a bit worried about the barge factor. How would you describe the ride, is is purely point and shoot or does it in any way inspire to more active and playful riding as well?

    Any input on the actual ride quality would be much appreciated
    Cheers from Sweden
    /Johan
  • 06-26-2014
    PHeller
    It's got 17.8" chainstays which typically on a 29er means a less than playful attitude. Stable? Yes. Great climber? Yes. Fast? Most definitely.

    I rode a classic steel hardtail 29er for years and I longed for playfulness. I had thought about going with a Honzo, Yelli-Screamy, Taro, Trans-AM or Carver 420. In the end, I either had to typical "choose two: inexpensive, light, or playful." I couldn't have it all. Not to mention I was getting beat up on SE Pennsylvania rocks.

    But ultimately I went with a 650b bike because I could not find a full-suspension 29er with chainstays short enough to be playful (and head tube angle slack enough) while still in my budget of under $2500 for a near complete build.
  • 06-26-2014
    TwoNin9r
    On switchbacks site it says 17.5 stays. Did you measure them and come up with something different?

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  • 06-26-2014
    PHeller
    I'm sorry maybe they are 17.5
  • 06-26-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Yeah its hard to find 29ers shorter than 17 in my experience. I find the thumper in between playful and barge ish, more on the playful side but I'm also 6'3" and 215# so I don't really have an issue throwing it around. That said I I'm really excited for the release of the 7.

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  • 06-26-2014
    Modig
    Mmm, fast with a little bit of playfulness sounds really good actually. Just had a big strava fail on my ht tonight and need to buy mysef faster ;)

    Cheers
    /Johan
  • 06-26-2014
    noosa2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    . I find the thumper in between playful and barge ish, more on the playful side.

    I laughed when I read "playful and bargeish" but actually you're right because I love the way the Thumper can be easily launched over chunk or you can plow straight over stuff.
  • 06-26-2014
    TwoNin9r
    :-P

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  • 06-27-2014
    Modig
    Thanks for the input above. Hope to return to this thread with pictures in a not too distant future :-)

    /johan
  • 06-27-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Haha watch out for Scott! He's a charmer ;-)

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  • 06-28-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback


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  • 06-29-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Haha watch out for Scott! He's a charmer ;-)

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    HHHHAAAA!!!

    I've been unplugged for the weekend....fun to jump back on and see updates

    Johan! So excited to get a Thumper in Sweden...and I think you take the title for Northernmost Thumper on the planet :)

    Anyone know how latitude coordinates compare between Sweden and Alaska? Maybe I should throw out a prize to the person won't the Northernmost Thumper on the planet? :)


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  • 06-29-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Sorry....auto-correct mistake...."with" the Northernmost


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  • 06-29-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    29.7, not too shabby!


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  • 06-29-2014
    noosa2


    •Large Hammerhead Thumper frame, 29" 130mm travel. Fox ctd kashima boost valve
    •X-Fusion Trace Uni-crown fork 140mm
    •Flows laced to King (soon to be Hadley) rear hub and Hope front
    •STX cranks, XTcassette, XTbrakes
    •Answer Pro Taper bars
    •Thomson 50mm stem
    •DX pedals
  • 06-30-2014
    blueandwhiteblade
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    On switchbacks site it says 17.5 stays. Did you measure them and come up with something different?

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    I owned a Kona Honzo steel hardtail 29er with super short 415mm (approx 16.3 inch) chainstays. I loved the playfulness but ended up selling it as the short stays were too harsh and I really struggled with rear end grip in corners - also due to the short stays I believe. I changed to a Ragley BigWig - similar but with thinner and longer 444mm chainstays (identical length to the Thumper). Much more forgiving and I could ride this frame much faster - definitely lots more rear end grip in corners. Out of the the two, I'd take the slightly longer stays on the BIgWig. Just measured the stays on my Thumper - 444mm - if anything a tiny smidge under 17.5 inch.
  • 06-30-2014
    blueandwhiteblade
    Thumper in the Peaks
    I took my Thumper out to the Peak District in the UK over the weekend. The photos below don't do it justice but there's some incredibly steep, incredibly rocky sections out there - tricky riding and very tough on any bike.

    The Thumper blew me away. It climbed superbly with the back end just soaking everything up so I could just sit down and efficiently pedal away.

    Downhill - I've never experienced anything like it. So stable, so plush, yet somehow so accurate to steer and keep on line. I usually feel like I'm slightly out of control down these sections and getting pinged about by the rocks. On the Thumper I had so much confidence the bike would go exactly where I wanted and would just squash everything in it's path - I was looking further ahead, riding much more relaxed , going faster, and most importantly, absolutely loving it!! The pictures below really don't do the terrain justice - you'll have to believe me, it's steep, loose and rocky!


    I've also ridden it at a twisty, rooty trail centre at Sherwood Forest. Much, much more pedal efficient than I expected and the handling is just awesome. The lateral stiffness through the whole bike makes the steering so accurate and predictable. Not barge like at all - I wouldn't need this to turn any faster than it does. Loads of grip and feel from both ends too.

    If I'd paid the same £1800 ish ($3000 ish) on a new frame as a couple of my friends have with their Santa Cruz', if it turned up with the same high quality construction and finish as the Thumper and rode as well also, I would be extremely happy!

    Anyone considering options between a 27.5 or 29er - I competed in a UK Gravity enduro even in Wales the weekend before this. The bikes need to be fast downhill in all situations - including plenty of tight twisty stuff, some timed sections have a reasonable amount of pedaling involved also, and then you have an approx 40 minute climb back to the top of the hill for the next timed section down. A great all round test of a bike and rider. The top 3 riders in the Elite class were all on 29ers. Says a lot more to me than what the magazines and bike companies are wanting us all to believe.
  • 06-30-2014
    Modig
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blueandwhiteblade View Post
    I owned a Kona Honzo steel hardtail 29er with super short 415mm (approx 16.3 inch) chainstays. I loved the playfulness but ended up selling it as the short stays were too harsh and I really struggled with rear end grip in corners - also due to the short stays I believe. I changed to a Ragley BigWig - similar but with thinner and longer 444mm chainstays (identical length to the Thumper). Much more forgiving and I could ride this frame much faster - definitely lots more rear end grip in corners. Out of the the two, I'd take the slightly longer stays on the BIgWig. Just measured the stays on my Thumper - 444mm - if anything a tiny smidge under 17.5 inch.

    Interesting. I made the exact same observations (but in the opposite order). I ran a GT Peace 9r with "classic" geometry and then switched to another 29" steel HT with shorter chainstays (425 mm) and slacker HA (Singular Buzzard). Although I added gears and front suspension I'm no faster through flat rooty sections because of the harsher ride and the tendency for the rear to get snagged more easily and have less of that big wheel flow.
    Apart from suspension the Thumper seems to, or at least I hope it does, strike a sensible balance in the CS length department :)

    /Johan
  • 06-30-2014
    Modig
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    Johan! So excited to get a Thumper in Sweden...and I think you take the title for Northernmost Thumper on the planet :)

    Anyone know how latitude coordinates compare between Sweden and Alaska? Maybe I should throw out a prize to the person won't the Northernmost Thumper on the planet? :)

    I had to check and it depends on where in each state/country. There is a significant overlap but Sweden goes further south and Alaska goes further north. I'm in Uppsala in the southern half of Sweden just north of 60° which is roughly the same latitude as Anchorage :)

    Cheers
    /Johan
  • 06-30-2014
    blueandwhiteblade
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    Interesting. I made the exact same observations (but in the opposite order). I ran a GT Peace 9r with "classic" geometry and then switched to another 29" steel HT with shorter chainstays (425 mm) and slacker HA (Singular Buzzard). Although I added gears and front suspension I'm no faster through flat rooty sections because of the harsher ride and the tendency for the rear to get snagged more easily and have less of that big wheel flow.
    Apart from suspension the Thumper seems to, or at least I hope it does, strike a sensible balance in the CS length department :)

    /Johan

    You're going to love your Thumper Johan - seriously! I can't wait to hear from you once it arrives.
  • 06-30-2014
    blueandwhiteblade
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    Interesting. I made the exact same observations (but in the opposite order). I ran a GT Peace 9r with "classic" geometry and then switched to another 29" steel HT with shorter chainstays (425 mm) and slacker HA (Singular Buzzard). Although I added gears and front suspension I'm no faster through flat rooty sections because of the harsher ride and the tendency for the rear to get snagged more easily and have less of that big wheel flow.
    Apart from suspension the Thumper seems to, or at least I hope it does, strike a sensible balance in the CS length department :)

    /Johan

    I think the squish in the rear suspension definitely makes the front end feel lighter and more playful than on a 29er hardtail with similar chainstay length. I certainly don't have any issues lifting the front of the bike and I'm only 5ft8 and on a small frame. 17.5 inch stays are pretty short for a 130mm rear travel 29er.
  • 06-30-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    I had to check and it depends on where in each state/country. There is a significant overlap but Sweden goes further south and Alaska goes further north. I'm in Uppsala in the southern half of Sweden just north of 60° which is roughly the same latitude as Anchorage :)

    Cheers
    /Johan

    Oh! Great info....a little intrigue...I like it...I'll reach out to Alaska double check what city he's in :)



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  • 06-30-2014
    TwoNin9r
    So how do we get a hammerhead / switchback subforum

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  • 06-30-2014
    PHeller
    I don't think it'll happen. We're better off just starting new threads in the Other Manufacturers forum.
  • 06-30-2014
    PHeller
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    29.7, not too shabby!

    Not bad at all. Especially with dropper post, alloy rims, and a relatively inexpensive build. These frames really aren't that heavy and Fox Float CTD is one of the lightest shocks on the market. My Debonair weighs close to a full pound or nearly twice the weight of the Float CTD! I'd be tempted to go to one if they could get it anywhere near something like the CC Inline in terms of performance.
  • 06-30-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Thanks! Fortunately for my type of trails the ctd more than enough. In Florida, the man made trails are basically xc with smatterings of double red diamond chunk every couple hundred yards and the buy in is typically one short brutal climb just before. I'll post side YouTube videos of some of the trails around me in a bit.

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  • 06-30-2014
    choback75
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    New Hammerhead Thumper
    Just built this one up last week. Took it for a sin at the local trails for fine tuning then took it to the hardest trail I've ever ridden. Windy Gap OHV area. Yes that means its for dirt bikes and atvs. And its a mother f'er. Bike did great, better than I did. I just cam off of a Niner EMD hardtail and did not miss it on the climbs. Super fast on the final downhill. Really faster than I had any business going too. I'm going to change out the Niner Flat bar for a 1" riser, but that's about the only thing I would change. Great bike so far.
  • 06-30-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Nice!

    Here's my actual build

    * Frame Size & Color: xl hammerhead thumper (aka switchback unveil 9)
    * Fork: revelation xx
    * Brakes: Shimano XT
    * Cranks: SRAM carbon
    * Front Derailleur: n/a
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Pedals: VP vice
    * Stem: crank brothers iodine
    * Handlebar: crank brothers iodine 11 (carbon)
    * Seatpost: KS lev DX
    * Saddle: charge spoon
    * Bottom Bracket: gpx
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Headset: cane creek
    * Grips: ergon ge1
    * Front Tire: Maxxis ardent exo 2.25
    * Front Rim: flow ex
    * Front Hub/Skewer: hope pro2 evo 15mm
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis ikon exo 2.20
    * Rear Rim: flow ex
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: hope pro2 evo 12x142
    * Spokes: DT revolution
    * Weight: 29.7 lbs

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  • 07-01-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    I had to check and it depends on where in each state/country. There is a significant overlap but Sweden goes further south and Alaska goes further north. I'm in Uppsala in the southern half of Sweden just north of 60° which is roughly the same latitude as Anchorage :)

    Cheers
    /Johan

    Looks like he has you barely beat :)

    Fairbanks, Alaska
    64.8436° N, 147.7231° W

    Uppsala, Sweden
    59.8581° N, 17.6447° E

    Sorry to break you the bad news....HA!
  • 07-01-2014
    Modig
    Actually, I'm not sure that's bad news.
    Thanks for shedding some light on this important matter :)

    (and it turns out I'm not even north och 60°)

    Cheers
    /Johan
  • 07-01-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    Actually, I'm not sure that's bad news.
    Thanks for shedding some light on this important matter :)

    (and it turns out I'm not even north och 60°)

    Cheers
    /Johan

    Cheers :)
  • 07-01-2014
    AK170B
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Ya, I'm a bit farther north, the only real benefit is summer time when we have almost 24 hours of day light and average temps around 70 f. Winter is just cold and dark up here.

    Paul

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  • 07-01-2014
    Switchback Bikes
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    Ardent Heading Your Way!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AK170B View Post
    Ya, I'm a bit farther north, the only real benefit is summer time when we have almost 24 hours of day light and average temps around 70 f. Winter is just cold and dark up here.

    Paul

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    Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.4 EXO TLR heading your way today :thumbsup:

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  • 07-01-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Yeah I'm on the 2.25 of the above tire and I must say it's a helluva tire
  • 07-01-2014
    AK170B
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Excellent, thanks.
    Paul
  • 07-02-2014
    _Mutt_
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    I'll add my build to the list. Things have been on hold while I decide what wheel set to go with. I've decided to give Switchback's new Kill Devil wheel brand a shot with the carbon Magnatron 9 wheel set. I was torn for awhile on Light Bicycle or Reynolds Alloy All Mountain, but I decided to stick with Scott, he has treated me right. I'm about to lose my mind waiting to get on the trail with this thing =)

    KillDevil Wheels ? 27.5 | 29er | Switchback Bikes

    Attachment 905341

    Frame – Hammerhead Thumper (Large) with Fox CTD Kashima shock</SPAN></SPAN>
    Fork - Rockshox Pike RCT3 / 29" 140mm Solo Air</SPAN>
    Seat post - Raceface Next SL Carbon 31.6mm x 400mm</SPAN>
    Clamp – Thomson Clamp</SPAN>
    Chain - SRAM PC XX1 11 Speed</SPAN>
    Brakes - Shimano Deore XT</SPAN>
    Rotors – Shimano XT Ice Tech 203/180</SPAN>
    Cassette - SRAM X01 10-42 11 Speed</SPAN>
    Rear Derailleur - SRAM X01 11 Speed</SPAN>
    Front Ring - SRAM 11 Speed 30T</SPAN>
    Cranks - SRAM X01 GXP 175mm</SPAN>
    Bottom Bracket - SRAM GXP Team</SPAN>
    Wheel Set – TBD – Kill Devil Magnatron 9 - Magnatron9 Prototype Wheelset ? 27.5 | 29er | Switchback Bikes</SPAN>
    Tires – TBD – Continental Mountain King 29x2.4?</SPAN>
    Saddle - WTB Pure V</SPAN>
    Handlebars – Azonic Agile 780mm 1” Rise</SPAN>
    Stem - Truvativ AKA 60mm 5 degree rise 5 up / 8 back</SPAN>
    Grips - Lizard Skins MOAB</SPAN>
    Headset - FSA</SPAN>
    Headset Spacers - Hope Space Doctor</SPAN>
  • 07-02-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Obligatory dropper down pic





    And up :-)

  • 07-02-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    HA!


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  • 07-06-2014
    noosa2
    2 Attachment(s)
    new rear wheel for the Thumper
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    New rear wheel for the thumper.
  • 07-06-2014
    FastBanana
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
  • 07-06-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
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    New rear wheel for the thumper.

    Dee-LISH!


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  • 07-07-2014
    southernbrad
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blueandwhiteblade View Post

    Anyone considering options between a 27.5 or 29er - I competed in a UK Gravity enduro even in Wales the weekend before this. The bikes need to be fast downhill in all situations - including plenty of tight twisty stuff, some timed sections have a reasonable amount of pedaling involved also, and then you have an approx 40 minute climb back to the top of the hill for the next timed section down. A great all round test of a bike and rider. The top 3 riders in the Elite class were all on 29ers. Says a lot more to me than what the magazines and bike companies are wanting us all to believe.

    Hey guys, I have just built up my third Hammerhead/Switchback bike, this one being the 27.5 version, this is by far the most fun and confidence inspiring bike, I thought the 29r was awesome but the 650b just feels more balanced and in control. And I am over 6 foot three, 200++ pounds. If I still had my 29r Thumper, it would not be getting any use, but that is just personal preference too I guess. Will post some pics soon.
  • 07-07-2014
    southernbrad
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    Here is a picture of my third build, in the hills above Christchurch, New Zealand. This one is an alloy 650B, with Custom graphics thanks to Kashi from Bike Otago. This bike gives me the biggest smiles yet. I got the alloy because was impatient for the Carbon one to arrive (sold my old thumper too early), but now that the carbon has arrived I am struggling to build it up, this one is just too fun to ride.

    It is a large frame, with Rockshock Pike dual position fork, Carbon rims (Light Bicycle Extra Wide) laced to Hope Hubs, Crank Bros Dropper, Thomson Bar, Zee Brakes and Derailleur, everything else SLX. I am 6 foot three and large feels just right (long legs short body).

    Climbs like a mountain goat, floats over the roughest terrain, turns like it is on rails and pops off jumps to make you feel like you can actually ride a bike.

    My only complaint so far is that you cannot fit a bottle in the frame, with the piggyback shock.
  • 07-07-2014
    PHeller
    Anyone got a Fox Float CTD Kashima 7.875" x 2.25" they might wanna sell?
  • 07-08-2014
    blueandwhiteblade
    Very nice! I might have to come down there to do some back to back 27.5 / 29 testing with you. Should be able to do a thorough job with 3 or 4 weeks there. November sounds a good month to come - just as our winter arrives ;o)

    Still loving the 29er and I can't see myself ever changing to smaller wheels although I take your word for it.
  • 07-08-2014
    blueandwhiteblade
    @ twonin9r: Have you had any issues with your Pro2 Flows? Were yours Hope factory built? Everyone I know who's bought any Hope / ZTR Hoops in the last 6 months have been having issues with spokes loosening and rims buckling as a consequence. I've heard two bike shop mechanics say pretty much all the wheels they've sold in the last few months have come back with loose spokes. I've had my older Flows for over 18 months including a couple of trips to the alps on a hardtail and I've never trued them or touched a spoke. A few dents but still 100% true. Something's changed at the Hope factory - maybe the guy who builds them?
  • 07-08-2014
    PHeller
    If anyone in the Mid-Atlantic USA (PA,MD,DE,NJ) would like to meet to try a Unveil7 and be more than willing to allow demos of my size large. Even better if they were current riders of the Unveil9 as I'd love to try the big wheel version of my mid-wheel bike.
  • 07-08-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blueandwhiteblade View Post
    @ twonin9r: Have you had any issues with your Pro2 Flows? Were yours Hope factory built? Everyone I know who's bought any Hope / ZTR Hoops in the last 6 months have been having issues with spokes loosening and rims buckling as a consequence. I've heard two bike shop mechanics say pretty much all the wheels they've sold in the last few months have come back with loose spokes. I've had my older Flows for over 18 months including a couple of trips to the alps on a hardtail and I've never trued them or touched a spoke. A few dents but still 100% true. Something's changed at the Hope factory - maybe the guy who builds them?

    I've only had them out on 2 rides buy so far no issues. I will definitely keep an eye on this. I'm pretty sure they were hope built but will find out. My lbs manager is my best friend so basically I just called him and said I have x amount of money and want y characteristics. He called back with this combo and I gave the nod.
  • 07-09-2014
    gregnash
    Glad to see all this banter..... My bike should be done pretty quickly here as the last parts are either being constructed or in the mail. And of course, now Scott puts up about the Kill Devil wheels at a freaking stellar (unheard of) price!! WTH man are you trying to get me divorced or something?!?!?! LOL

    Bike is coming together nicely and should be right under $1900 once I get final price on the wheels from my builder. Once I start assembling I will take some pics, take a look at my build thread for better pics as of now, and since I will actually have a seatpost I can mount it on the stand properly for better stuff.
  • 07-09-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Mine is going in for paint in a day or two. I was sent a couple dofferent combinations of unveil decals in different colors and though I wanted to do olive green with black, the black decals didn't end up making it through U.S. postal torture unscathed. I'll post pics when done
  • 07-10-2014
    gregnash
    ^^^ Sweet... what colors you painting it?
    I am looking at coming up with some graphics ideas (when I actually have some free time) and see if my friends that own a print shop can do them for me. Nothing major yet but have some ideas in the head.

    Bike is at the shop getting the bottom cup and crown race mounted and a few things will be coming from the brown truck fairy today. Bike will be done from the LBS tonight so will grab on my way home and then take some pics out in the sun!

    @TwoNin9r - check out the new offerings from Samyang/Vivitar/Rokinon in the 8mm, 12mm, and 16mm range. Been seeing some great results with them from the forums I read/frequent so I am thinking I may ask the wife for the 12mm for my EOS-M for Xmas!

    [saved for pics]
  • 07-10-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
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    Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    ^^^ Sweet... what colors you painting it?
    I am looking at coming up with some graphics ideas (when I actually have some free time) and see if my friends that own a print shop can do them for me. Nothing major yet but have some ideas in the head.

    Bike is at the shop getting the bottom cup and crown race mounted and a few things will be coming from the brown truck fairy today. Bike will be done from the LBS tonight so will grab on my way home and then take some pics out in the sun!

    @TwoNin9r - check out the new offerings from Samyang/Vivitar/Rokinon in the 8mm, 12mm, and 16mm range. Been seeing some great results with them from the forums I read/frequent so I am thinking I may ask the wife for the 12mm for my EOS-M for Xmas!

    [saved for pics]

    Nice! Thank you. It's getting a paint match to my wrangle. It's called commando green.



    Should match my jeep perfectly considering all the red and black accessories and wheels
  • 07-10-2014
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Nice! Thank you. It's getting a paint match to my wrangle. It's called commando green.

    So you're going "commando"? :)


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  • 07-10-2014
    TwoNin9r
    As it turns out, I am! Just have to go minimal on the badges. Gonna e-mail you about the head tube badge tomorrow.

    Edit: I meant minimal on the decals. Gonna try to salvage the black ones first
  • 07-11-2014
    gregnash
    Huh... should be interesting.... Never thought about painting mine the stock color of my LC (8B4 Midnight Blue Metallic). Could be an interesting color for it but then would lose the name Blackheart!
  • 07-11-2014
    FastBanana
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Huh... should be interesting.... Never thought about painting mine the stock color of my LC (8B4 Midnight Blue Metallic). Could be an interesting color for it but then would lose the name Blackheart!

    Thats the color of my truck, its nice!
  • 07-11-2014
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Huh... should be interesting.... Never thought about painting mine the stock color of my LC (8B4 Midnight Blue Metallic). Could be an interesting color for it but then would lose the name Blackheart!

    That sounds killer...maybe you could call it the Blue Angel




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  • 07-11-2014
    gregnash
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    Technically this is what they consider Midnight Blue Metallic

    Attachment 907426

    Pretty close to the original color of my LC, however PO sprayed with a dark grey/silver to cover up rust spots he tried to repair (emphasis on TRY).
  • 07-11-2014
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    Nice, I dig it


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  • 07-14-2014
    Roh1
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    After an 8450 mile journey from switchback HQ to my place, my frame has finaly arrived! Let the build begin! Still deciding on forks and a few other bits and pieces. I am hoping to have it built over the next 3 or 4 weeks.
  • 07-15-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Nice! Make sure to protect the area where the rear bake line meets the seat tube. On mine the cable rubbed off the anodizing a bit as the cable ribs when the suspension goes through travel. A small square of clear frame protector material should do the trick
  • 07-15-2014
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Roh1 View Post
    After an 8450 mile journey from switchback HQ to my place, my frame has finaly arrived! Let the build begin! Still deciding on forks and a few other bits and pieces. I am hoping to have it built over the next 3 or 4 weeks.


    AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!!


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  • 07-15-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Oy oy oy! (Had to)
  • 07-15-2014
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    :)


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  • 07-15-2014
    gregnash
    Very nice... Start a build thread in the 29er forum as we would all love to see how it turns out.
  • 07-15-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Very nice... Start a build thread in the 29er forum as we would all love to see how it turns out.

    I second that
  • 07-15-2014
    PHeller
    Or just post more pictures here when you've finished it.
  • 07-15-2014
    FastBanana
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    Hi all,

    Could someone please confirm that the tabs for mounting a chain device are ISCG OLD as stated in specs.

    While eagerly awaiting delivery of mine and planning swapping over parts from current ride I read some reviews of the closely related Kona Satori and at least one of them stated ISCG 05 tabs. Of course it's not impossible that there is a difference considering (recent?) Satoris have press fit BB shell.

    /Johan

    Its OLD
  • 07-15-2014
    Modig
    Hi all,

    Could someone please confirm that the tabs for mounting a chain device are ISCG OLD as stated in specs.

    While eagerly awaiting delivery of mine and planning swapping over parts from current ride I read some reviews of the closely related Kona Satori and at least one of them stated ISCG 05 tabs. Of course it's not impossible that there is a difference considering (recent?) Satoris have press fit BB shell.

    /Johan
  • 07-15-2014
    Modig
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Its OLD

    Thanks :)

    /Johan
  • 07-16-2014
    Roh1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Nice! Make sure to protect the area where the rear bake line meets the seat tube. On mine the cable rubbed off the anodizing a bit as the cable ribs when the suspension goes through travel. A small square of clear frame protector material should do the trick

    Thanks for the tip! I will be sure to post again when the build is finished.
  • 07-16-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Please do!
  • 07-17-2014
    FastBanana
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  • 07-20-2014
    noosa2
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    I love this bike. Over the years I have owned a few boutique bikes -1 intense, 6 Turners, 1 knolly and several of other big brand name bikes and for the technical trails I like to ride the Thumper is king.

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  • 07-21-2014
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    Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    I love this bike. Over the years I have owned a few boutique bikes -1 intense, 6 Turners, 1 knolly and several of other big brand name bikes and for the technical trails I like to ride the Thumper is king.

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    Sweet! Great to hear!
  • 07-21-2014
    Modig
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    Look what just landed in Uppsala (Sweden) today. Looks and feels really good in the flesh. Very eager to build it and ride it. Just need a new headset and then I will swap everything over from my current hardtail.

    The anodized colour is really hard to capture with my crappy phone cam
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    3.37 kg (7.43 lbs) (including rear axle) is not bad at all for a size L heavy duty FS 29er.
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    Will post more images and ride impressions hopefully very soon.

    Cheers
    /Johan
  • 07-21-2014
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    Awesome!


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  • 07-22-2014
    Modig
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    Getting there. Mostly done but need to think about chain retention (had a e13 XCX for ISCG05 on previous bike) and some other small stuff.

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    -Thumper size L
    -Revelation RC3T solo air @ 140 mm
    -Hope Hoops (Crest front, Hope Tech XC rear)
    -Cunky Monkey 2.4 (Enduro rubber)
    -Hope X2 stoppers
    -70 mm stem, 780 mm carbon bars, both Superstar Components
    -Thomson setback post, WTB Devo seat (Ti rails)
    -1x9 XT drivetrain

    13.11 kg (28.90 lbs) as it stands.
    Attachment 910062

    Can't wait to get out on the trails :)

    /Johan
  • 07-22-2014
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    Looking great....can't wait to hear ride report...

    Oh, & it would be fun to see the HT the parts came from....a little glimpse of before being "Thumped" and after being "Thumped"
    HA! :)


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  • 07-22-2014
    PHeller
    I'm still surprised that these relatively cheap builds that feature hardly any carbon with maybe exception of the handlebar are coming so lightweight. Sure 28lbs isn't exactly light, but compared to similar travel aluminum frames that so far aren't known as chainstay snappers, I think we're doing alright.

    Can't wait to hear the ride reports from the carbon models...
  • 07-22-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Agreed. I'm on a decently burly aluminum wheel set, exo tires, with a dropper, and my only carbon is my handlebar and I'm at 29 lbs.
  • 07-22-2014
    gregnash
    Yeah i think the last time I weighed my Inbred it came in at 29ish lbs.

    EDIT: Actually I was curious and just went out and weighed the bike with me and then bike by itself on the bathroom scale... Bike by itself came in at 28.8lbs, me (191.4) minus me + bike (224.6) comes in a bit heavier at 33.2lbs. I tried the center the bike over the scale to get the best reading with me on it but was a bit difficult and the scale was all over the place at first and that was the number is seemed to hover around the most. This is tubed with SLX Trail pedals and heavy-ish tires but still not bad. I dont think I would know what to do if the bike came in at some of these other carbon weights of 26ish lbs.
  • 07-23-2014
    PHeller
    My Unveil7 Proto with 150mm travel rear and 160mm front weighs 30.85lbs with tubes, heavy cranks, no carbon, Reverb, and relatively heavy tires (older NeoMoto 2.3). The Debonair is also relatively heavy at nearly twice the weight of a Float CTD rear shock.

    If I went with an Avalanche tuned CTD, a Gravity Dropper Turbo, Carbon bar, Light Bicycle Rims and tubeless setup, and something like a Turbine Cinch, I can confidently say I'd be down in the 28 range.

    That would be about 2lbs shy of a similar travel Bronson C, Enduro Evo Carbon, Norco Sight Carbon, Troy, etc.

    I think in terms of weight, the aluminum Unveil frames are very competitive (if not more so) with larger brands.
  • 07-30-2014
    gregnash
    Well finished mine last night. Quick and Dirty scale weight came in at 30# but will get a real weight once I finish trimming cables and what not.

    Untitled by renofizz, on Flickr
  • 07-31-2014
    Modig
    Nice gregnash!
    Now go out and get it dirty and post your impressions :)

    I'm going nuts over having mine done for a week but no chance getting it out to ride (away on family holiday so it's not a serious complaint :)).

    /Johan
  • 08-03-2014
    Modig
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    Wohoo! I finally got out for short spin. First time ever on the Thumper. Must say it felt very promising. Both going up and down. Especially climbing felt ridiculously easy compared to my hardtail. Overall the bike felt very surefooted with the rear soaking up both chatter and bigger bumps well without feeling mushy. I just left the Fox in the “Trail” position but will experiment more.

    Only problem I had was that it need a bit more persuation to lift the front compared to my hardtail. I had an incident where I landed front first when going off a small ledge. I'm sure it's just a matter of needing a few rides to adapt to the new bike.

    Really need to go faster though for a proper write up. Next time out I will try and push it more and hopefully set some new PRs :)

    /Johan

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  • 08-03-2014
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Modig View Post
    Wohoo! I finally got out for short spin. First time ever on the Thumper. Must say it felt very promising. Both going up and down. Especially climbing felt ridiculously easy compared to my hardtail. Overall the bike felt very surefooted with the rear soaking up both chatter and bigger bumps well without feeling mushy. I just left the Fox in the “Trail” position but will experiment more.

    Only problem I had was that it need a bit more persuation to lift the front compared to my hardtail. I had an incident where I landed front first when going off a small ledge. I'm sure it's just a matter of needing a few rides to adapt to the new bike.

    Really need to go faster though for a proper write up. Next time out I will try and push it more and hopefully set some new PRs :)

    /Johan

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    Love the pic w/ no hands! Great first ride feedback, look forward to hearing more
  • 08-03-2014
    Roh1
    Nice looking Thumper Johan. Looking forward to a full ride report:)
  • 08-06-2014
    FastBanana
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  • 08-06-2014
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    Oh heck yeah!
  • 08-06-2014
    FastBanana
    I was railing so hard, I blew out a Butcher tire. Not a weak tire at all! This bike kills the rough stuff.
  • 08-06-2014
    gregnash
    Had similar findings as you Johan... The damn thing just wants to run and run FAST! First ride was just a quicky to ensure setup was done properly, clean shifting, pressures were right and what not. Bike pretty much completely disappeared under me when I was riding and having the dropper on the few stair/rockchute areas that I have on my local trail made it incredibly easy to get the bike to do what I wanted without having to think about the seat. Only thing I need to get used to is standing and pedaling in those sections. Our local creek trail, where the chutes are, is pretty much gravity fed once you get yourself going so pedaling is limited. At these sections I had to remember that the seat was down and would need to raise it or just keep standing and pedaling.

    Some slight adjustments to myself and riding style vs to the bike. All in all VERY impressed with how she runs.
  • 08-07-2014
    noosa2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    I was railing so hard, I blew out a Butcher tire. Not a weak tire at all! This bike kills the rough stuff.

    The bike really does "encourage" you to ride hard...I have destroyed a DHF and a DHRII and put some holes in a kenda nevegal since getting the Thumper. I can normally run my tires until they are balder then me.:lol: Anyway, I have a magic mary super gravity tire that is scheduled to arrive today and I'm hoping that it will be able to handle all the abuse that mean old Thumper keeps dishing out.
  • 08-08-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Had a bit if a hiccup with thw painter and may have to get it redone. We'll see if he can fix it, bit in my experience, the person who doesn't do it right the first time can't.
  • 08-09-2014
    larry08
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    Here are a few from my ride the other day. Not the greatest quality, but I'll upload more later

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  • 08-09-2014
    gregnash
    Nice dude.... So stoked for riding this bike. Did an early morning ride with my buddy again this morning and afterwards he is saying that he can already tell a difference in how I ride and the bike just handles. Has a couple of his buddies looking at XLs and dont believe that I built mine up for less than $2100. All it takes is time, patience and research.

    Oh and FastBanana, just found out from the wife that I am headed to Steamboat for my bday!!! Going to be there the 16th-22nd of September and since we are driving I am taking the Thumper. Stoked to get it on the trails there!!!
  • 08-09-2014
    FastBanana
    @gregnash, I have never ridden steamboat. However, I bet there is some good riding out there.

    I'm slowly checking off the midwest trails. Did Georgia Pass, Kenosha Pass, Fruita, Moab, Monarch, Trestle, Snowmass, and everything in Colorado Springs.

    This year still is Crested Butte, Salt Lake City, and another Moab trip. Its been a real good year.

    Installing my Vigilantes today, as the Butchers aren't tough enough apparently. I push this bike hard.
  • 08-09-2014
    noosa2
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    Just mounted the Magic Mary on the Thumper... braap braap...
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  • 08-09-2014
    FastBanana
    Im a sad panda, my Vigilante has a pinhole and sealant wont seal it.

    I can take it back, but I wanna ride tomorrow. Solutions?
  • 08-09-2014
    noosa2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Im a sad panda, my Vigilante has a pinhole and sealant wont seal it.

    I can take it back, but I wanna ride tomorrow. Solutions?

    I normally just pull the tire, clean off any sealant that is around the hole and put a regular tube patch over the hole. The only time this has not worked is when the hole is really close to the bead.
  • 08-09-2014
    FastBanana
    I just put a tube in it for now, as I dont have tube patches and I need to ride in the morning. Thats probably the best solution. Its the smallest hole, no idea why sealant didn't work. I can't even see it from the inside of the tire.

    But let me just say, holy crap this tire is huge. It makes the whole bike look dainty in comparison.
  • 08-09-2014
    t51rmkiv
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    Clean the area, sand a bit, then cover generously with some good duct tape. Done it several times.
  • 08-09-2014
    Roh1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by larry08 View Post
    Here are a few from my ride the other day. Not the greatest quality, but I'll upload more later

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    Nice thumper you've got yourself there! I was wondering how you are finding the X fusion trace ? I have just ordered a set for my build and am waiting for them to turn up.
  • 08-12-2014
    blueandwhiteblade
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    I've just spent the last 2 weeks in the French Alps with my Thumper. It's all natural rocky, rooty and crazy steep downhill riding using ski lifts to get up before descending up to 2 vertical miles. I've been there every year for the past 9 years and the Thumper is without doubt the best bike for the job that I've tried. The only problem is that the extra speeds gave my rear Flow rim a complete battering even with a massive Chunky Monkey tyre on. I broke 3 spokes, dented the rims in numerous places and the wheel is now getting a re-build with all new spokes.

    The tyre took a battering too with the sharp rocks tearing through even the Chunky Monkey's carcass. It's on tubeless and I use this Weldtite repair kit. If the hole's too big for the sealant to seal, just jam a rubber worm in there, trim the top off, re-inflate and you're back in action in 3 or 4 minutes - no need to remove the tyre: weldtite tubeless tyre outside repair kit

    The Thumper got through the week virtually unscathed. Just a few light grazes. I was too busy riding to take many photos but here's a few scenic bike pics I did take.

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  • 08-12-2014
    gregnash
    Damn now that is some riding!!
  • 08-13-2014
    larry08
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Roh1 View Post
    Nice thumper you've got yourself there! I was wondering how you are finding the X fusion trace ? I have just ordered a set for my build and am waiting for them to turn up.

    The trace is excellent! Super plush and smooth. I don't have much to compare to other than the fox 32 and a manitou tower, but I definitely prefer it over those 2. I got mine for a steal at $350, but even at $600 it's still worth it. Lockout works great, but the fox ctd in the rear does seem to bob a bit
  • 08-14-2014
    Roh1
    Thanks for the feedback Larry. Yes your right, $350 is a steal for sure!
  • 08-14-2014
    FastBanana
    I am not sure I am a fan of the compression tune (velocity tune) on the CTD shock. I almost feel it should be a firm compression rather than a medium. A minor gripe, I wish it handled big hits better.

    However, I think I will keep the shock. I am considering making this bike my trail bike. Shorten the fork to 130mm from 150mm, go 1x10, lose the retention, and go with a lighter wheel and tire combo.

    Why? Because the 2015 Specialized Enduro 27.5 is the bike I have been waiting for. 65.5 degree head angle, Shimano brakes, Sram drivetrain, CC Inline, Pike, Dropper, Carbon wheels, all factory spec. I rode one around the parking lot, it feels so right. I can't afford it this year, but next year, it will be mine!
  • 08-14-2014
    TwoNin9r
    If only it didn't say specialized on it :-(
  • 08-14-2014
    gregnash
    At that rate why not build an Unveil7 and call it good? If you slowly purchase parts between now and the time you would actually be able to afford the bike you may wind-up with a better deal.
  • 08-14-2014
    TwoNin9r
    For starters, 2 degrees of hta. Too slack for me personally, but it looks nice.
  • 08-14-2014
    FastBanana
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    At that rate why not build an Unveil7 and call it good? If you slowly purchase parts between now and the time you would actually be able to afford the bike you may wind-up with a better deal.

    Mostly because it is slack as hell, and the finish is better on them. Spesh leads the industry on the finish of frames. They are gorgeous.

    Moreover, its a 5k bike with carbon wheels, 1x11, dropper, guide brakes, and a top end suspension. Plus its a much more capable park bike, which is where I do most of my racing.

    On top of that, I may start working for the local shop, so cost bikes are part of the deal. I make good money at my full time gig, the shop job would be for fun and fill my extra time. I rode it too, its incredible. Downhill feel without the porky 40lb weight.
  • 08-14-2014
    FastBanana
    All that said, I love my Unveil and it retains a place in my stable. I dont need or want a 65 degree head angle on 75% of my local trails. Although it can be ridden anywhere.
  • 08-14-2014
    TwoNin9r
    I'm curious to see what the industry's response will be to a 5k bike that actually confess with all the parts most people would upgrade to
  • 08-14-2014
    FastBanana
    I hope its a trend. People have been yelling for a particular spec for quite some time, and it looks like they are listening.

    For example, GT is specing bikes with 1x10 and oversized cogs. Hella cool
  • 08-14-2014
    TwoNin9r
    One (or many) can only hope.
  • 08-17-2014
    El_Zilcho
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    So this is my Thumper. Most of the stuff was transferred from 2010 Stumpy. I'm still waiting for front icetech rotor and longer bars. Stumpy frame is about 0.5 Lb lighter and I think has a bit more active rear suspension design. Thumper frame is a bit shorter, slacker head angle and shorter chainstays. Had only one test ride, still need to figure out rear shock settings but I like the frame so far. It jumps a lot better then Stumpy.
  • 08-17-2014
    FastBanana
    Lets get silly. I have a crazy idea, and am try to push this bike farther than tits meant to go.

    I want to slack it out some more. First reaction was an angleset. Its expensive, and Im not sure I trust it. Besides, my headset is blingy and ceramic.

    Then It dawned on my. 650b is the answer. Ill build a 650b rear wheel.

    This frame is optimum for a 130mm fork. Nice BB height, good angles, overall a great trailbike. However, Ive pushed it to a 150mm. With hugh tires, the BB height is 14". This is great for tech, which I ride a lot, but I find myself searching for downhill stability in corners. Furthermore, my racing is pretty much all down, as very fast speeds.

    Thus, enter the 650b. Fitting a 650b rear will get me what I want. Bar math to follow. Stay tuned.





    So, I did some measuring today. Axle to axle is 46". BB to front is 28", BB to rear is 17.5". So roughly 2/3rds of the size difference in wheels will be seen at the BB. A 650B tire is roughly 27" ~ 27.3". A large 29" tire is 29". Small ones are 28.5 or smaller". We will say 2" diameter difference. 1" in radius, and therefore .66" drop in BB height. This puts me at 13.3" BB height. Perfect.

    Lets discuss head angle. The website lists the angle at 68* at 140mm fork length. I am running a 150mm, so lets assume between 67.5* and 67*. I am not sure of a good way to do the math (without sitting down and figuring it out, I am lazy, but very good at math) Lets factor in the rear of the bike dropping 1". Adding an inch to the fork will change the head angle about 1*-1.5*. So lets just say this will put me at a angle of 66*.

    Just for comparisons sake, the rake of a 29er adds about 1.5* of slackness when comparing to a 26er. So, if this were a 26" bike, it would be roughly 65*. Slack.

    In summation, a 650b rear will bring me to 13.3" BB height, 66* head angle, add some stiffness in the rear, lower my gearing (I almost never spin out with a 34-11), and there should still be gobs of room for a large 2.3.

    The idea is to run identical hubs, cassette, and rotor. That way, I keep the 29" rear for trail riding, and the 650B for park, racing, and days I know downhill speed is the priority .

    I am thinking XT Hub, XT cassette, Freeza rotor, WTB i25 rims, and Vigilante tire. I am excites.
  • 08-17-2014
    TwoNin9r
    This should be exciting. Standing by
  • 08-17-2014
    TwoNin9r
    To be clear... you're gonna run your fork at 150 and a 650b rear wheel?
  • 08-17-2014
    FastBanana
    See above for update. I'm a mad man.
  • 08-17-2014
    TwoNin9r
    What about talking to Scott about getting an unveil 7 rear triangle. Are the front triangles dimensionally different?
  • 08-17-2014
    FastBanana
    Not sure they are compatible. I want to do it on the 29er frame first as a proof of concept.

    Its a interesting idea though

    I'm ordering the stuff to build a wheel next week. If its slightly too much, I may shorten the fork to 140mm.
  • 08-17-2014
    FastBanana
    Any input on BB height? I am looking at current bike geometries, it seems the lowest any manufacturer goes it 13.2 ish. 13.5 is the norm.
  • 08-17-2014
    FastBanana
    Last piece of data in here, I promise.

    It seems as if the enduro tires for 27.5 tend to be close to 28" tall. This is good news, as I measure my large volume 29er tires at 29", maybe a tad more. So the effect will be less dramatic, but that is a good thing afterall.
  • 08-18-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    This is fun....I e-mailed Taiwan about matching the rear triangle of the Unveil7 to the front Thumper/Unveil9 triangle....

    I haven't heard back yet, but my assumption to get both triangles to match up (if it's possible) would be:
    Unveil9 Front Triangle
    Unveil7 Seatstays/Chainstays
    Unveil7 Rocker Link
    Unveil7 200 x 57 Shock

    Of course the easier solution would be to do what @fastbana is experimenting with.

    Could be a killer set up w/ that slack HA and low BB....should scream downhill and through the nasties.

    The low BB might not be too much of an issue w/ pedal strikes as it seems the 1st priority with this set up would be to blast DH/Enduro on it....so the pedals would be in the attack/parallel position through the rough stuff.
  • 08-18-2014
    06HokieMTB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Any input on BB height? I am looking at current bike geometries, it seems the lowest any manufacturer goes it 13.2 ish. 13.5 is the norm.

    I had this exact same thought when trying to find a home for one of the last Thumper's that Scott had. 140-150mm Pike up Front, 650b rear.

    I can't find the Excel spreadsheets (musta deleted when the Thumpers sold out), but here's the math in case you really care:

    Head Tube Angle is a function of the change in A2C and wheelbase

    Delta HTA = arcsin[(old length-new length)/(wheel base)]

    BB Height is a function of chainstay length, A2C change, wheelbase and tire/wheel height

    New BBH = (old height)+(chainstay length)*tan(-arcsin((old A2C length-new A2C length)/(wheel base))) + (change in tire/wheel height)

    Once thing that was never clarified for me was the Thumper geo charts. It says 140mm fork, but doesn't say which chassis. The A2C of a Fox 34 is around 11-12mm longer than a Fox 32, for the same respective travel. That alone is 0.5* HTA and a small BBH change.
  • 08-18-2014
    06HokieMTB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    In summation, a 650b rear will bring me to 13.3" BB height, 66* head angle, add some stiffness in the rear, lower my gearing (I almost never spin out with a 34-11), and there should still be gobs of room for a large 2.3

    Kicking myself for deleting the Excel sheets, but 13-13.1" is probably where you'd end up once you consider your BBH increase due to the Pike and then decreased due to 650b tire.

    That puts you on par with an Orbea Rallon... which, in the review, was mentioned to have had some rock strikes, even with 170mm cranks. But apparently corners on rails.
  • 08-18-2014
    06HokieMTB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    This is fun....I e-mailed Taiwan about matching the rear triangle of the Unveil7 to the front Thumper/Unveil9 triangle....

    I haven't heard back yet, but my assumption to get both triangles to match up (if it's possible) would be:
    Unveil9 Front Triangle
    Unveil7 Seatstays/Chainstays
    Unveil7 Rocker Link
    Unveil7 200 x 57 Shock

    FYI: This is basically what Spesh did to release the Stumpy Evo 650b. They used the Stumpy 29 Evo frame, a 10mm headset spacer (to correct the HTA 0.5* and get the BB back up a touch) and a 650b rear triangle.

    The Stumpy Evo 650b could probably be run just fine with a 29er wheel/fork (by removing the 10mm spacer) and 650b rear.
  • 08-18-2014
    FastBanana
    Great info guys. Im thinking the 34 is longer than a Pike, so I should still be at 13.2 ish. Add, huge tires, 13.3 to 13.4"

    The key to this is having a 29.and 27.5 rear wheel, so I can swap on the fly. Hopefully Ill have the up in time for one more day in Trestle, and my Halloween Mob trip.
  • 08-18-2014
    FastBanana
    Now, the 650b rear would take away the interchangeability, but it would be more playful.
  • 08-18-2014
    06HokieMTB
    The 34 is taller than a Pike. Where are you located? CO? I've got a 650b with a 12x142 and a 2.35 tire you could test fit. West Denver.
  • 08-18-2014
    FastBanana
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hokiebrett View Post
    The 34 is taller than a Pike. Where are you located? CO? I've got a 650b with a 12x142 and a 2.35 tire you could test fit. West Denver.

    Thanks, but Im in the Springs. I would borrow one from a buddy but his is an xd driver.


    No worries, Ill build it, if I dont like it, Ill keep the wheel for my next rig.
  • 08-19-2014
    PHeller
    I felt that the benefit to the 650b rear chainstays was the shorter rear end (17.1) and ability to more easily lift the front end.

    It would be rad if the Unveil9 had similar lengths chainstays.



    Maybe a special edition without derailleur mount?
  • 08-19-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    I felt that the benefit to the 650b rear chainstays was the shorter rear end (17.1) and ability to more easily lift the front end.

    It would be rad if the Unveil9 had similar lengths chainstays.



    Maybe a special edition without derailleur mount?

    The "1X" edition
  • 08-19-2014
    FastBanana
    Or just replace the rear triangle.with a Unveil 7 and dont run a front derailluer. But, I lift my front end just fine, and I like 2x10
  • 08-19-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Sorry to divert from the Unveil79 talks :)

    Derailleur hanger update:
    We are just about out of spare hangers. The manufacturer in Taiwan is raised the MOQs (minimum order quantities) to a ridiculous number.
    I am working w/ a machinist here in the States to get some manufactured...should have prototypes done soon....so still a little ways out on final versions.

    If someone needs replacements/backups sooner than later you can purchase here
    Derailleur Hanger #338

    If you have a Thumper frame that didn't show up w/ the extra hanger you can purchase one and I will reimburse you.

    Thanks, Scott
  • 08-20-2014
    Roh1
    3 Attachment(s)
    My Thumper is almost complete. Brake cables need trimming, saving for a dropper post, new tubeless tyres on order. The bike is a blast to ride ! Currently weighing a touch over 30 pounds.
    Attachment 917123
    Attachment 917124
    Attachment 917125
  • 08-20-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Sweet! Looks great!


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  • 08-20-2014
    FastBanana
    I like it!
  • 08-21-2014
    Roh1
    Thanks Fellas !
  • 08-22-2014
    noosa2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    Sorry to divert from the Unveil79 talks :)

    Derailleur hanger update:
    We are just about out of spare hangers. The manufacturer in Taiwan is raised the MOQs (minimum order quantities) to a ridiculous number.
    I am working w/ a machinist here in the States to get some manufactured...should have prototypes done soon....so still a little ways out on final versions.

    If someone needs replacements/backups sooner than later you can purchase here
    Derailleur Hanger #338

    If you have a Thumper frame that didn't show up w/ the extra hanger you can purchase one and I will reimburse you.

    Thanks, Scott

    Thanks for taking care of this Scott.
  • 08-22-2014
    Switchback Bikes
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    Heck yeah


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  • 08-22-2014
    Modig
    1 Attachment(s)
    Many nice bikes here now and exciting 79er talk :)

    I promised earlier to share my impressions and FINALLY I’ve had time to get out a couple of proper rides. Still tuning and tinkering but so far the bike has behaved exceptionally well.

    Building it was a breeze once I had had my LBS fit the headset cups. Fit and finish left nothing to be desired and swapping parts over from my Buzzard (steel hardtail) went really easy. The only somewhat tricky part was getting the rear brake hose through the shock link.

    I set rear shock pressure at 150 psi for 20-25-ish % sag and haven’t touched it since. Fit and geometry felt instantly at home. The size L fits me (187 cm tall/92 cm inseam) really well. If anything I might try out a shorter stem than the 70 mm I have on now.

    Where I live it´s really flat and I ride both for fun and for the exercise, although I’m not in HRM territory.

    We have nice rooty and rocky trails but really no extended ups or downs so I was after a “trail” (neither XC nor gravity) bike that pedals well in the rough and so far the Thumper has delivered. It works beautifully with seat high up for pedalling and baggies :)

    After some initial flipping back and forth I now just leave the CTD-switch in D (for Drive) and the suspension works really well. Looking at the o-ring it seems that I use practically the whole stroke but not once have I felt a harsh bottom out so for my riding it has been easy to find a setting that uses the stroke without blowing through it too easily.
    My most recent fullsusser was 26” FS with more travel (coil at both ends at that) and it was a tank. It could handle just about anything but wasn’t very fun for most of my riding. With this in mind I was a bit worried that going back to FS would be sort of uninspiring. I’m happy to report that the Thumper proved me wrong. It is very fun, wants to go fast and rewards “active” riding (being 3.5 kg lighter helps as well) although I wouldn’t go so far as to call it playful.

    In fact the rear is so good it makes my Revelation RCT3 feel a bit choppy and unresponsive (but it’s soon due for a service which hopefully will restore some plushness).

    Only little hiccup has been the BB pivot bolt coming a little undone so I could feel a little play. Went away on tightening so I hope it hasn’t caused any damage. Will keep an eye on it and add some thread-lock if it happens again.

    Attachment 917532
    Still getting to know the bike but so far really happy.

    Cheers
    /Johan
  • 08-22-2014
    gregnash
    For a budget dropper look at the KS eTen, I was able to pick mine up in the states for $119. The choppy feeling on the Rev may be from too much rebound on the fork so you will probably have to do some tuning still to set it up. Look on Bikerumor.com as they have been doing a whole series that explains suspension setup.

    Also, for the Float CTD it is C=CLIMB, T=TRAIL, D=Descent which basically means that C is for an almost locked out feeling, T is for when there are both ups and downs in quick succession that will cause you to flip back and forth in a normal 2 position shock, and D is for descents where you are leaving it wide-open. Mine lives in Trail so far however I do not feel a difference between all three really.
  • 08-22-2014
    FastBanana
    I only use Trail and Climb myself. I feel D doesn't have enough compression for when I hit drops and jumps.

    Bike looks great Modig, I really dig the gunmetal. The 79'er is in the works, I need to order the stuff, I just haven't had time because life and work are nuts right now. Much less finding time to build the wheel. Although it only takes an hour. ****, I'll order the stuff tonight.
  • 08-22-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Awesome Johan!


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  • 08-22-2014
    Switchback Bikes
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    Oopss....double post


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  • 08-26-2014
    Modig
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    Quick question:

    Today, when mounting a dropper post, I undid my swing link where it attaches to the top tube. Unfortunately I managed to drop the little black washers/spacers on both sides without noting if they were on the inside or outside of the bearings.

    Could someone please confirm that they (part 03) go on the outside (between the bolt head and bearing) as depicted below. Just by looking at the parts I would have guessed the other way around :)

    Attachment 918631

    /Johan
  • 08-26-2014
    FastBanana
    I put mine between the bearing and the frame. It made sense to me, and it works. However I had to file mine a bit due to a thick powder coat.
  • 08-26-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Can you take a pic of the washers? Pretty sure I know which ones you are talking about...and they go between the bearing/linkage & the linkage mount on the frame..but like to make sure they are the ones I am thinking about


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  • 08-26-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Hey speaking of bearings, I can't find that bearing size list that was in one of theses threads. Anyone have it? Also, anyone have a recommendation on a place to get replacement bearings? Paint became an issue
  • 08-26-2014
    Switchback Bikes
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    Hey speaking of bearings, I can't find that bearing size list that was in one of theses threads. Anyone have it? Also, anyone have a recommendation on a place to get replacement bearings? Paint became an issue

    Attachment 918681
  • 08-26-2014
    gregnash
    Fast Banana's build has the right ones in there... I think 22.2mm
  • 08-26-2014
    Modig
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    Can you take a pic of the washers? Pretty sure I know which ones you are talking about...and they go between the bearing/linkage & the linkage mount on the frame..but like to make sure they are the ones I am thinking about


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    I hope this comes out right. Pic taken from above with washer between frame and link (that is contrary to the CAD crop I posted above). Seems like a really good fit.
    Attachment 918685

    Let me know if you need another pic.

    /Johan
  • 08-26-2014
    Modig
    Just realised I read the image wrong. Nevermind my washer question. All good :)

    /Johan
  • 08-26-2014
    TwoNin9r
    Thanks Scott!
  • 08-27-2014
    carpio77b
    Fast Banana,

    I was contemplating the 650b rear idea to slack out a 29er too. Really curious to see how it goes for you, as I gave up the idea thinking that the loss of rollover of the 29er rear wheel would have the front end paying checks the rear couldn't cash in slow speed tech.
  • 08-27-2014
    FastBanana
    Slow speed tech is 98% body english. The small rear wheel wont be an issue.
  • 09-03-2014
    Modig
    Another Thumper question:
    Has anyone come across a minimum seatpost insertion recommendation?
    (Debating whether to get a 380 or 420 mm Reverb)

    TIA
    /Johan
  • 09-03-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    420mm to be safe
  • 09-03-2014
    Modig
    OK, thanks. I was leaning that way since I have a hair under 280 mm from seat clamp to seat rails at "pedalling height" which would leave me at only 100 mm insertion with the shorter post.

    /Johan
  • 09-04-2014
    Modig
    1 Attachment(s)
    Night riding with lights-season is here.
    Had a really good ride last night and the Thumper earned its firs two KOMs :)

    Attachment 920850

    Mountain Bike Ride Profile | LTT near Uppsala | Times and Records | Strava

    Cheers
    /Johan
  • 09-04-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Love it!


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  • 09-05-2014
    gregnash
    Nice... Buddy and I went for a quick pedal last night and thinking I am going to have to break out the light. Got back to my house a little before 7pm and by 7:30 it was almost to dark to see well. Never actually done night riding on the trail so will be interesting.

    Bike still amazes me at what it can do and how well it climbs. We both were a bit tuckered last night but kept pushing. Figured it would be a slow ride and we still ended up with two PRs climbing.

    @Scott, do you have the tune charts for the rear shock? Been talking with Manitou a bit about swapping in the McLeod when they become retail available and was going to compare the curves when they actually become available.
  • 09-05-2014
    Switchback Bikes
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    It's a M/H tune


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  • 09-06-2014
    Modig
    1 Attachment(s)
    The Thumper walking the dog today.

    Attachment 921369

    /Johan
  • 09-08-2014
    FastBanana
    Parts for 27.5 rear wheel for my B9er is ordered. Should be in thursday, and I hope to have a test ride no later than this weekend.
  • 09-12-2014
    PHeller
    Anyone have issues with an incessant clicking coming from the BB area or rear pivot/wheel area? It only clicks under power. Compressing suspension by pushing on the seat doesn't make it click, nor does light pedaling on flat ground. BB threads, chainring bolts, and pedals have all been recently greased. BB is maybe 2 years old XTR. Frame is only a few months old. Hub is a DT350 with aluminum freehub.

    Trying to rule out the pivots as best as possible.
  • 09-13-2014
    FastBanana
    Rear hub is in. Still waiting on rim and tire. So excited to get it built up.

    Depending on how it rides, I may sink some money into a X01 setuo with Saint brakes.

    Or a Fox 36. Drool.
  • 09-15-2014
    mtndude23
    Here's mine I just got putting together. Sorry for the lack of a trail shot-I'm just waiting on the seat post clamp to show up.

    Raceface wheels with 2.4 ardents, xt brakes, zee drivetrain and the new MRP stage fork(set at 150mm) in case anyone is wondering.

    When I get some money back into the slush fund, I'll be upgrading the cranks and getting a dropper post.

    <a href="https://s170.photobucket.com/user/jlarue66/media/thumper2_zps2d20fa82.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u262/jlarue66/thumper2_zps2d20fa82.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo thumper2_zps2d20fa82.jpg"/></a>
  • 09-22-2014
    FastBanana
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    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    650b wheel for my B9er. Just gotta make sure its radially true and Ill get it on the bike tomorrow.


    Attachment 925700
  • 09-23-2014
    FastBanana
    Re: Post your Hammerhead / Switchback



    650b rear wheel. With the 150mm fork, BB is at 13.5"

    Rides wheelies easier now, and it feels slacker as expected. I will probably get to ride it this weekend. More to follow.
  • 09-23-2014
    Modig
    Nice!
    Looks a lot less weird than I would have guessed :)
    Looking forward to ride report.

    /Johan
  • 09-23-2014
    Switchback Bikes
    Post your Hammerhead / Switchback
    Same here! Been thinking about doing the same thing for a while....


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