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    Evil Following : Why is my rear tire not centered with top of my seatpost?

    Hey Followings ,
    Whats up with my rear tire being closer to the non-driveside of my seat tube? . Sighting from the rear , tire just below my seat post clamp, seems obviously 1/4- 3/8 in off center.
    Tire sits centered in the stays.

    Wheels were dished and built by industry nine 6months ago.
    Pivot bearings are good.
    I ride on wounds that seldom prove to slow me down..

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    Evil Following : Why is my rear tire not centered with top of my seatpost?

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    I ride on wounds that seldom prove to slow me down..

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    Hmmm, thats odd. Can you pop a buddy's wheel and tire in and recheck?

    Also, What rear tire is that. I like it.
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    My first comment would also be to check with another set of wheels, and don't trust what comes from I9. I just bought a set of their enduro wheels and the front wheel was out of dish 1/4" and the rear wheel spoke tensions where all over the charts. Some spokes were so loose they literally rattled.

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    Maybe look for a sheared swingarm bolt or something out of the ordinary?
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    Thats a wtb trail boss.
    And good advice , i will try my buddies wheel soon as poss..
    Ill get back with results soon thanks
    I ride on wounds that seldom prove to slow me down..

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    No damage anywhere, bike shreds hard and is not noticeable while riding , i would just ride on and forget bout it but im kinda anal with things like this being that im a carpenter.
    And this is my Dream bike! Should ride straight you know?
    I ride on wounds that seldom prove to slow me down..

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    I'd contact Evil. If the wheel is dished properly and is centered in the stays then it might be in the drop outs or the main pivot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVIL7l/\3 View Post
    Thats a wtb trail boss.
    And good advice , i will try my buddies wheel soon as poss..
    Ill get back with results soon thanks

    Any luck?
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    I had the same issue with my Turner 5spot frame a while back and after lots of back and forth, they replaced my frame. I think the main pivot mounting area was crooked, which resulted in the rear triangle being mounted off centerline. It seems like a carbon bike shouldn't have this issue though, since it comes out of a mold instead of being welded.

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    Thanks for the help ..
    So it seems my new i9s are a bit off dish.
    My friends wheel is different spacing so a quick check is out.

    I assumed they would be laser perfect since they are new and custom built.
    My bad.
    I wont know anymore until i get them perfect.
    Then ill re-measure and go from there.
    I def dont wanna contact evil CS before i have rock solid forensic evidence..
    Cheers
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    Mine was the same. Rode fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVIL7l/\3 View Post
    Thanks for the help ..
    So it seems my new i9s are a bit off dish.
    My friends wheel is different spacing so a quick check is out.

    I assumed they would be laser perfect since they are new and custom built.
    My bad.
    I wont know anymore until i get them perfect.
    Then ill re-measure and go from there.
    I def dont wanna contact evil CS before i have rock solid forensic evidence..
    Cheers
    Any word on the cause?
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    Update:

    Dish was off and tire was worn out so sent my 6month old i9 wheel back to factory while i got some new tires.
    Turns out my spoke pattern was installed wrong at factory.
    Where the valve sits on the wheel ,the spokes on either side of valve should go straight up to the hub without crossing . My pattern was one spoke off . This probably made my dish all wacky .
    I9 recognized their mistake and covered all shipping costs and rebuilt the wheel and gave me new bearings and a few new spokes i had scraped up from my chain. The guys at industry nine were super cool and were eager to help me out.
    I get that this stuff is spendy and should be perfect but people make mistakes . I9 was quick to remedy the problem and i cant complain much when they backup their products so well. No bike for a week ,got some hiking in , no biggy.
    Now that the dish is correct , looking at the og issue to check off center tire, gotta say its alot better but to be honest, its not dead nuts like a swiss watch. Its still off to the same side by a mm or 2 . But much much better and im not gonna worry bout it again. Close enough!!
    Thanks all for the help.
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    I had similar issues that I caught with my brand new set of I9 wheels. There is definitely something going on at I9 with a lack of quality control. When you spend $1200 on a set of wheels, they better be perfect out of the box. Completely unacceptable that they should have to be sent back because of poor build quality (my case as well). Again, I've had custom wheels built that came perfect, and after 2 summers riding on them they are still perfect. I'll never consider I9 wheels again and regret my purchase. Zero confidence in them now. If I hadn't mounted them up, I would have returned them and bought something else.

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    Wow ..
    I really love my i9s ..
    Ive had problems with just about every bicycle component no matter how expensive it may be . This is also how products keep getting better and better...success often comes from failures . If the mistake on my rim helps i9 improve their build process than im glad to be part of that. It really wasnt that big of a deal to put my wheel in a box and send it off for a week. End result was 5 new spokes ,new bearings, and the re-assurance that my wheel,hub,dish are true and built right.
    Truth is nothing is absolutely perfect and human error is just reality.
    I truly believe its not perfection that makes a product or company great but how it handles problems and how they treat their customers .
    I will stand by i9 , mistakes or not , due to how i was treated ,bottom line.
    Ill just roll on now...
    Peace
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    You've had problems with just about every bicycle component? Good grief.

    Good luck with your wheels. I'm selling mine.

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    Totaly agree with Slim. If they ship a wrong dish wheel it's because they never looked at it. Yes human error can occur, that's why quality control exist.
    I think I9 are at a crossroad (Joytech st. and Novatech av.), hider they lower their prices to match their final products uncertainty or they take time and double check their wheels to justified the prices.

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    I have an Evil Following also, but built with the Race Face Aeffect wheel set. Same thing, off center to the non drive side. I'll have to look into it.
    I can see myself wrecking and ruining but I can't stop myself...

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    Just built up my Following with Ibis 941 wheels. Rear tire is perfectly centered with seat post.

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