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    Quote Originally Posted by d34nclub View Post
    Anyone have a picture of a Mayor with bluto?
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    That's a nice looking bike.
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    nice indeed. how do you find bluto on snow??

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    Are the Bluto forks white only or is black available too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Are the Bluto forks white only or is black available too?
    Per RSD, Blue/White...Black/Black...Al/Black
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    What rims and hubs are these coming with?

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    How many pounds a Bluto is adding to The Mayor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisQC View Post
    How many pounds a Bluto is adding to The Mayor?
    size medium with carbon fork = 29.5 lb. with Bluto = 32.5
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    Bought The Mayor...

    RSD Bikes The Mayor with Bud/Lou, weighs in at 31.6 lb pedals included. Replaces my Pugs. This will be an awesome snow machine! 8-)
    Here's a quick cellphone pic after my test ride at Muskoka Outfitters. Better pics to follow in the weeks ahead!
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    Re: RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    RSD Bikes The Mayor with Bud/Lou, weighs in at 31.6 lb pedals included. Replaces my Pugs. This will be an awesome snow machine! 8-)
    Here's a quick cellphone pic after my test ride at Muskoka Outfitters. Better pics to follow in the weeks ahead!
    Size? Can find out what rim and hubs they are using. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Size? Can find out what rim and hubs they are using. Thanks
    Size medium. Its still at the shop, picking it up probably Tuesday. I got quick responses from RSD to my questions last week using contact box on their website.
    I suggest emailing them.

    ps: - although it says custom hub/wheel on the Mayor spec tab, other component wheels on their web site spec UGD hubs. So that would be my guess
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    The hubs are not bad for the price point and the rims look a lot like weinmann rims. Back hub is crazy loud.
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    That was my guest on rims,thanks.

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    Crazy loud in that cool Chris King fishing reel kind of way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    RSD Bikes The Mayor with Bud/Lou, weighs in at 31.6 lb pedals included. Replaces my Pugs. This will be an awesome snow machine! 8-)
    Here's a quick cellphone pic after my test ride at Muskoka Outfitters. Better pics to follow in the weeks ahead!
    I THOUGHT I reognized that purple pugs for sale on PB. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    I THOUGHT I reognized that purple pugs for sale on PB. :P
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    New Mayor in town...

    picked it up today, here's a few phone pics 8-)





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    Looks very nice.

    Post up some ride impressions once you break it in a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceldama View Post
    Looks very nice.

    Post up some ride impressions once you break it in a bit.
    For sure, and better pics too. These don't do it justice, the bike looks amazing 'in person"!
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    I been told I won't see mine for at least another 3 weeks what gives? You sure this fresh off the boat 2015? By the way it looks sweet can't wait...

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    Sweet ride love the black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    picked it up today, here's a few phone pics 8-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    I been told I won't see mine for at least another 3 weeks what gives? You sure this fresh off the boat 2015? By the way it looks sweet can't wait...
    Muskoka Outfitters did an early preorder of the 2015. He has a large black stock complete in the showroom and he had this medium frame kit which he built up with Bud & Lou for me. The preorders shipped with the RaceFace saddle, the later shipment will have a WTB saddle. I was actually more interested in the raw than in the black, but when I walked in and saw this I really liked it. The rest of their Mayor order is being waited for here too, so I lucked out 8-)

    2015 has added rack adapters, more clearance for Bud/Lou etc. They have also reduced the size and flattened the profile of the brace between the top tube and seat tube, which looks much better IMO.
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    All good stuff right there. Keep it coming and update your ride reports. Got plenty of fancy ants in my pants...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    All good stuff right there. Keep it coming and update your ride reports. Got plenty of fancy ants in my pants...
    I don't know where you are located and I think you have already ordered, but just so you know Muskoka Outfitters has a medium raw X1 coming in. I'll bet it will look pretty sweet!!
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    I had to go with an online order as there is no dealers near where I live. Going blind but I trust the numbers and you folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raidthefridgeguy View Post
    Crazy loud in that cool Chris King fishing reel kind of way.
    Yep!
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    Nice looking bike, congratulations! What fork did you go with? Are they Clownshoes?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    RSD Bikes The Mayor with Bud/Lou, weighs in at 31.6 lb pedals included. Replaces my Pugs. This will be an awesome snow machine! 8-)
    Here's a quick cellphone pic after my test ride at Muskoka Outfitters. Better pics to follow in the weeks ahead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo View Post
    Nice looking bike, congratulations! What fork did you go with? Are they Clownshoes?
    Went with the house carbon fork, very nice and includes rack mounts if you are into that. Was on the fence for a bit about getting the Bluto, but since I mostly snow ride with a fat bike (had a Pugs for 4-5 yrs b4 buying this) i decided on less weight. Plus it will be way easier to pick up a Bluto on fleabay later on then finding this fork if I decide down the road that I want both.
    Rims are the house (look like maybe Weinmann) 80 mm, with Bud & Lou. LOTS of frame clearance for the tires! 8-)
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    Cool! It is very sharp looking. Good to here the tire clearance has been upped on the 2015 bikes. I read the Fat-Bike review and it looked a little tight.

    Enjoy! I am looking forward to some pictures and a ride report from you.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Went with the house carbon fork, very nice and includes rack mounts if you are into that. Was on the fence for a bit about getting the Bluto, but since I mostly snow ride with a fat bike (had a Pugs for 4-5 yrs b4 buying this) i decided on less weight. Plus it will be way easier to pick up a Bluto on fleabay later on then finding this fork if I decide down the road that I want both.
    Rims are the house (look like maybe Weinmann) 80 mm, with Bud & Lou. LOTS of frame clearance for the tires! 8-)
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    Meet The Mayor.

    So I recently sold off the Pugsley that I had been riding for almost five years, and was shopping for a new ride. Unlike back in the day when you couldn't even buy a complete build, today there is a lot of choice, with many brands at every price point well represented here in Muskoka. I had it narrowed down to between the RM Blizzard and RSD Bikes The Mayor. The Mayor won, and sweet it is...






    With Bud/Lou plus pedals..31.6 lb on the bike shop scale. I will swap out the RACEFACE saddle with my spare fi'si:k Nisene, which is a personal favourite. And I will also swap out the trigger shift for grip shift at some point soon, another favourite especially for winter riding. Everything else is just fine! 8-)




















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    Nice pics.
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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

    What a beauty thanks for all the great detailed pics, better then RSD's site 😀


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    What a beauty thanks for all the great detailed pics, better then RSD's site 😀


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    Thanks! I'll bet those ants in the pants are working you over good now!
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    Re: RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Thanks! I'll bet those ants in the pants are working you over good now!
    Yup we got 10" of snow and I got no fatty impatience is getting the best of me...

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    Re: RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

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    That street sign gave me a laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tig321 View Post
    That street sign gave me a laugh.
    I totally missed that....good eye!

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    Anyone on the East Coast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Yup we got 10" of snow and I got no fatty impatience is getting the best of me...
    Muskoka Outfitters is expecting rest of their 2015 Mayor shipment in by end of this week. Should get your soon!
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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Muskoka Outfitters is expecting rest of their 2015 Mayor shipment in by end of this week. Should get your soon!
    MO = https://www.facebook.com/fatbikes.ca
    Yeah I emailed with Alex and he said his date is the 15th and the pedal the planet 22nd. If all falls into place it should be at my doorstep by the 24th. That would make for a very good Christmas present!

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    Anyone know whether they used the 170 or 190 race face crank? Curious as what kind of Q factor the bike had.

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    just put a deposit down for my mayor! ordered size med. im 6ft tall with shorter arms and usually ride medium trail bike. hoping the medium mayor will feel like a fast trail ripping machine. does it come with sram mech? im planning on putting on 42 rear cog and wondering how they work with sram set up...or should i go with shimano mech with rad cage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by powanddirt View Post
    just put a deposit down for my mayor! ordered size med. im 6ft tall with shorter arms and usually ride medium trail bike. hoping the medium mayor will feel like a fast trail ripping machine. does it come with sram mech? im planning on putting on 42 rear cog and wondering how they work with sram set up...or should i go with shimano mech with rad cage?
    Works good just adjust the derailleur so it doesn't rub when you're shifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akgrimace View Post
    Anyone know whether they used the 170 or 190 race face crank? Curious as what kind of Q factor the bike had.
    Cranks are a tad over 8" at the BB.
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    I have a 2014 and found that cranks for 170mm wide frames don't fit (i.e. Sram X9). 190mm RF turbine fits with not all that much room to spare due to the super wide chainstays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akgrimace View Post
    Anyone know whether they used the 170 or 190 race face crank? Curious as what kind of Q factor the bike had.
    Yep 190
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    Night Ride...





    Swapped out the trigger shift for grip shift. Also went to a 30T chain ring from the stock 32T. Coming from a 2x9 Pugsley that would climb a tree, I can see me needing a 42T cog if I want to effortlessly spin up steep & long climbs on snow.
    The LBS is recommending a Hope 40T, saying the transition shift will be smoother without such a huge jump from the 36T. Their concern too is how well the X7 derailleur would do with shifting onto a 42T.
    I would appreciate feedback from anyone having a 42T with a SRAM X7 derailleur. I would prefer to go to that if it works well. At the time the price jump going to 1X11 on this bike seemed excessive but in hindsight if I was doing it over I would go that way if adding a 42T to the 1x10 is a problem! Or maybe a 40 and a 42 are close enough that I wouldn't notice a lot of diff??

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    I am running 1 x 10 30t to 11 - 42, on a 36 cassette using OneUp. This is on my 29+ no problem, shifts fine, go 42. I have heard issues with the Hope but that could be sorted out by now. I see you try and keep a Canadian theme as I, Oneup is out of BC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by temporoad View Post
    I am running 1 x 10 30t to 11 - 42, on a 36 cassette using OneUp. This is on my 29+ no problem, shifts fine, go 42. I have heard issues with the Hope but that could be sorted out by now. I see you try and keep a Canadian theme as I, Oneup is out of BC.
    Thanks! Just what I wanted to hear! 8-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by temporoad View Post
    I am running 1 x 10 30t to 11 - 42, on a 36 cassette using OneUp. This is on my 29+ no problem, shifts fine, go 42. I have heard issues with the Hope but that could be sorted out by now. I see you try and keep a Canadian theme as I, Oneup is out of BC.
    Looking at their website, what is the 16t that is shown with the 42 for?
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    You swap the 15 and 17 out and install the 16 for a better shift combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ten80 View Post
    I have a 2014 and found that cranks for 170mm wide frames don't fit (i.e. Sram X9). 190mm RF turbine fits with not all that much room to spare due to the super wide chainstays.
    Sram fat cranks have a narrower qfactor vs race face cranks. It is possible that a RF100mm spindle crank "may" fit. The new turbine cinch cranks have an even wider qfactor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Looking at their website, what is the 16t that is shown with the 42 for?
    To make room for the 42T, you have to ditch the 17T.That causes a big gap so you can remove 15T and 17T and put the 16T ...

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    I'm still debating between The Mayor and a Fatboy but if I get The Mayor, I think I'll go with X1 1x11 The problem is that the LBS pre-ordered like 10 bike and I'm guessing they're all 1x10 For a few more $ than the 450$ X1 upgrade, you can also get a new crank (Raceface Next SL) and go with a chainring as small as 26T. And you save 1/2 pound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisQC View Post
    I'm still debating between The Mayor and a Fatboy but if I get The Mayor, I think I'll go with X1 1x11 The problem is that the LBS pre-ordered like 10 bike and I'm guessing they're all 1x10 For a few more $ than the 450$ X1 upgrade, you can also get a new crank (Raceface Next SL) and go with a chainring as small as 26T. And you save 1/2 pound!
    If you're over 40 you will appreciate the more upright riding position of the mayor. What's the name of the shop?
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    Hype in quebec City. I would like to try more bikes before I make a decision. I'll be able to try RM Blizzard and Trek Farley, both available for rental. But bang for the buck, The Mayor seems the way to go...

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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

    Quote Originally Posted by LewisQC View Post
    I'm still debating between The Mayor and a Fatboy but if I get The Mayor, I think I'll go with X1 1x11 The problem is that the LBS pre-ordered like 10 bike and I'm guessing they're all 1x10 For a few more $ than the 450$ X1 upgrade, you can also get a new crank (Raceface Next SL) and go with a chainring as small as 26T. And you save 1/2 pound!
    I debated the choice of x1 vs 1x10, then I factored In the cost to replace rear D every time I would snap or mangle which happens a lot around here. 1x10 with 42t/16 cog is where I decided and if the stock 32 nw is too big then I will do a crank swap.

    I wonder as I am a bit of retro grouch, if I can find a square taper bb that works and get nice set of middleburns for this.

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    more crack..







    For sure going to order the Oneup 42t/16t kit for the cassette 8-)
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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

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    For sure going to order the Oneup 42t/16t kit for the cassette 8-)
    Photog! Thanks, don't forget to order a new chain with that cog order...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Photog! Thanks, don't forget to order a new chain with that cog order...
    Is that 'cause the chain needs to be longer to accommodate the 42t? Length now is such that derailleur is horizontal when I'm on the smallest cog. Probably because I went from 32t to 30t without shortening the chain. I can't see it being any longer!!??
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    Yeah ok you are probably solid with the drop in chain ring size...

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    Yeah ok you are probably solid with the drop in chain ring size...
    I hope so! Otherwise I'm going to beg for a few links from the LBS. If I had to buy a new chain to replace a new chain I would not be happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Yeah ok you are probably solid with the drop in chain ring size...
    Look at the pic by the wood pile. Looks like I'm on the 36t cog and the derailleur is just past verticle...what do you think?
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    You look fine as my dh bikes are usually at the 3:30-4 o clock position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    I hope so! Otherwise I'm going to beg for a few links from the LBS. If I had to buy a new chain to replace a new chain I would not be happy!
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    Oneup Conversion

    Really surprised to have my Oneup 42T&16T package delivered to my door on a Sunday morning!!! Perfect timing though... a drizzly day so got right on it. Easy conversion for SRAM X7 - only adjustment needed was the B limit screw, and I still have a few turns left before that screw bottoms out!
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    No chain change? Should see mine in about 2 weeks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    No chain change? Should see mine in about 2 weeks...
    Sweet, ants are biting good???!!
    I hear the 2015 Mayor are all sold out as of beginning December, so what the bike shops have in stock or in transit will be all she wrote!
    No change to the chain length, I think its good. Probably wasn't shortened by the LBS when they swapped out the 32t chain ring for a 30t
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    Lol BCD you know it...

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    I'm running 32-42 with the original chain.
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    Oh boy, my mayor is finally at the lbs, should be picking up tomorrow or tonight. Pics soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCDKV View Post
    Oh boy, my mayor is finally at the lbs, should be picking up tomorrow or tonight. Pics soon.
    Lucky you! Still waiting for my place to get theirs and then needs to be shipped out to me. Ugh!

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    Two Mayors arrived today at the shop and they are a pair of sweet looking bikes!

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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"



    On my way home with this absolute beauty. Worth the wait.

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    Now I want a blue one?
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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

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    On my way home with this absolute beauty. Worth the wait.
    Sweet! Which size is that? Like the blue...

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    You guys swapping for buds/lous or are they coming that way up north...

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    It's a medium, pictures don't do the blue justice, it's gorgeous

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    Swapped bud/lou. I got 400 of the 45nrt concave studs for the xl's

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    I also swapped for Bud & Lou, $50 extra for me. Nice to see some good pics of these bikes coming in. There is a Raw at my lbs now but it wasn't built when I was in last. Next time I'm there will get some pics..if it lasts that long!
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    I didn't think I liked the blue but that bike changed my mind ! Looks so sweet with the bud n Lou unstoppable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Yeah I emailed with Alex and he said his date is the 15th and the pedal the planet 22nd. If all falls into place it should be at my doorstep by the 24th. That would make for a very good Christmas present!
    Quote Originally Posted by aarontriton View Post
    I didn't think I liked the blue but that bike changed my mind ! Looks so sweet with the bud n Lou unstoppable!

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    The RSD website Mayor pics don't show these bikes being as nice as they are/ can be. Looking forward to seeing more pics from riders
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    how are the avid mech brakes? I have an older set of hope hydro and thinking about putting them on mayor if it ever gets here... I will be riding mayor mostly in cold alberta winter so mech brakes are better? or do they just suck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by powanddirt View Post
    how are the avid mech brakes? I have an older set of hope hydro and thinking about putting them on mayor if it ever gets here... I will be riding mayor mostly in cold alberta winter so mech brakes are better? or do they just suck?
    they are actually good, for a mech brake. I have done back to back rides on different Fat bikes, a Mayor with Avids, and a bike set up with Hope Tech's. Imho they both have great stopping power, the hydros just feel a tab bit more refined. If you have the hopes keep em around, but give the avids a good go for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powanddirt View Post
    how are the avid mech brakes? I have an older set of hope hydro and thinking about putting them on mayor if it ever gets here... I will be riding mayor mostly in cold alberta winter so mech brakes are better? or do they just suck?
    The bigger disc help a lot.
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    The wait has been ridiculous, now 10 days and counting for them to arrive from RSD headquarters to pedal the planet. How do things ship 2days from half way around the world and then something that's less then 24 hr drive take almost 2weeks? Looks like it won't be at my door before end of the year. Would not do this again considering I seen others buying fatboys day after day. Ok rant over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Yeah I emailed with Alex and he said his date is the 15th and the pedal the planet 22nd. If all falls into place it should be at my doorstep by the 24th. That would make for a very good Christmas present!
    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    The wait has been ridiculous, now 10 days and counting for them to arrive from RSD headquarters to pedal the planet. How do things ship 2days from half way around the world and then something that's less then 24 hr drive take almost 2weeks? Looks like it won't be at my door before end of the year. Would not do this again considering I seen others buying fatboys day after day. Ok rant over...
    The Xmas break affected shipping to the States. They posted about it somewhere, should be soon. And...do you really want to ride something called Fatboy!!? Zero effort and imagination went into naming that bike!
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    No that's why I went with the mayor over the evil "S" but continually told new dates since October has now left me rethinking my choice going forward. How are they going to handle warranty issues? Where's the phone number to call? I have no doubt it's a great bike but I wonder about the behind the scenes of the company. Been through this with Misfit brand. Go read where that's ended up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Yeah I emailed with Alex and he said his date is the 15th and the pedal the planet 22nd. If all falls into place it should be at my doorstep by the 24th. That would make for a very good Christmas present!
    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    No that's why I went with the mayor over the evil "S" but continually told new dates since October has now left me rethinking my choice going forward. How are they going to handle warranty issues? Where's the phone number to call? I have no doubt it's a great bike but I wonder about the behind the scenes of the company. Been through this with Misfit brand. Go read where that's ended up.
    I'm guessing the constant date extentions is their supplier's fault. I know from their facebook page that bikes have all arrived just before Xmas and have been shipped out. You have an online retailer I think? So another shipping stage over the holidays. Should be any day now, I think you will be very happy when you see the bike, they really are nice! What colour did you order?
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    I will for sure but the process just stinks. Been missing a bunch of fatty get togethers which added to my early morning rant 😠 I am pissed that an 11 hr drive from rsd to Tennessee has turned into now 10+ days. PtP are miffed as they expected before Xmas and yes I still have another shipping stage. It has become a running joke now around my circle. Black. Like all my other bikes. By the way it took half the time to get my custom Seven road bike then this bike,go figure...

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    Alex and the gang at RSD have only been around a couple of years and are still figuring things out and I'm pretty sure this will be a big lesson for them to perhaps give a little more lead time on their estimated delivery dates. I pre-ordered mine in July and dropped half the cost down as a down-payment so I know all too well your frustration and I would have been riding a RM Blizzard a month ago if it wasn't for the issues with the rear hub and Lou fitment. I'm glad I found the patience to hold off as anything else I rode just didn't measure up to The Mayor. You'll love it, and soon the running joke will turn to envy

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    im on the same boat as mattybfat...was told its coming any min by my shop on 22nd and still no words. ive played this waiting game with 1st generation jones splitboard...lost good 2months of riding and was pissed. especially frustrating since ive planned my Christmas and new years around riding the mayor...but this does happen especially to a new company and we all want to support a new small Canadian bike company that makes phat fat bikes. yes, for sure I do. but c'mon already!!

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    Be thankful you didn't order a mutant....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuTone T View Post
    Be thankful you didn't order a mutant....
    What's the current wait on a Mutant?

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    Trail Test - OneUp Conversion...

    So with Xmas out of the way I was finally able to trail test the OneUp 42t/16t Conversion I added to my 1x10 Mayor. No doubt this is one of the best improvements one can do to the stock bike for anyone riding mostly on snow. Now I can easily spin up the steeper climbs without fear of blowing out a knee! This along with Grip Shift and 30T chain ring has the bike pretty much how I like it and I'm happy as a clam! All we need now is more snow...






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    Quote Originally Posted by Snugs View Post
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    I Don't know I gave up, never got one. 1st batch had some shipping damage issues.

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    Does anyone have a picture of a Raw frame? I'm still waiting on mine.

    I've been emailing Wendy from Pedal the planet regarding my order and haven't received a single reply. It would be great if I could at least get an ETA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Yeah I emailed with Alex and he said his date is the 15th and the pedal the planet 22nd. If all falls into place it should be at my doorstep by the 24th. That would make for a very good Christmas present!
    No pics yet but there was one on the bike stand at Muskoka Outfitters just being built last time I was in. Looks great, very bright high gloss finish, not dull and flat the way some raws are done. What I mean is some raws that I have seen look like they missed the paint booth. The Mayor has a very polished and finished look. If it's still there next week I will takes some pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by will2daizzo View Post
    Does anyone have a picture of a Raw frame? I'm still waiting on mine.

    I've been emailing Wendy from Pedal the planet regarding my order and haven't received a single reply. It would be great if I could at least get an ETA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    If it's still there next week I will takes some pics.
    Thanks man! Appreciate it!

    If I don't hear back from them soon, I'm just going to drop my order and get a Framed Alaskan instead.

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    I just called PTP to find out where my frameset is and they said they are expecting to receive the RSD shipment tomorrow. I'm getting a bit frustrated with the ongoing ship date changes.

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    I am guessing that the holidays and "fatbike frenzy" that occurred this year caught them off guard, perhaps some supplier issues as well. I ordered my Mayor in July during the "slow" fatbike season and it arrived quickly to Alaska and Alex was very quick to get back to me when I had questions.

    I have had excellent customer service as well; I needed a spare hanger and one arrived at my doorstep in Anchorage 5 days later.

    RSD is not he only company that has had delays in shipping fatbikes this year (Salsa Bucksaw, BD, etc) so the best thing to do is be patient if you have placed an order, or just buy another brand from your local shop. I have been very pleased with my Mayor and I would wait 2 months for another one!

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    what size Mayor should I go with at 5ft 8.5". There's a med 1x10 I can ride at a, not so, lbs soon. when it comes in. I like the look of the Mayor a lot. It's this or the ICT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    what size Mayor should I go with at 5ft 8.5". There's a med 1x10 I can ride at a, not so, lbs soon. when it comes in. I like the look of the Mayor a lot. It's this or the ICT.
    Medium. I'm same height as you and medium Mayor fits me perfectly. Nice short stem, wide bars on it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    what size Mayor should I go with at 5ft 8.5". There's a med 1x10 I can ride at a, not so, lbs soon. when it comes in. I like the look of the Mayor a lot. It's this or the ICT.
    Go for a med, at your height. the bikes run a bit longer in the TT than most. At 5' 11" here and ride a Large with a shorter stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ten80 View Post
    I am guessing that the holidays and "fatbike frenzy" that occurred this year caught them off guard, perhaps some supplier issues as well. I ordered my Mayor in July during the "slow" fatbike season and it arrived quickly to Alaska and Alex was very quick to get back to me when I had questions.

    I have had excellent customer service as well; I needed a spare hanger and one arrived at my doorstep in Anchorage 5 days later.

    RSD is not he only company that has had delays in shipping fatbikes this year (Salsa Bucksaw, BD, etc) so the best thing to do is be patient if you have placed an order, or just buy another brand from your local shop. I have been very pleased with my Mayor and I would wait 2 months for another one!
    So did you end up with a 2014 model in that case? It's good to hear they are better with customer service than they have been with this years shipments.
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    I third the medium size recommendation. I'm 5'8" with a 30-31" inseam and the medium fits great with a 70mm stem and non-setback seapost. Plenty of crotch clearance, even with a tall fork (Salsa Bearpaw, 478mm axle-to-crown).

    Snugs, Yes, I have a 2014. I decided that the changes made for 2015 were not worth waiting for. On that note, anyone know if a Bluto will fit a 2014 medium frame?

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    I can't wait to hear from this shop that has one on the way. I'm going to call and put a deposit on it now so it won't sell under me before I can get there.

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    what kind of hubs come with those 80mm rims?

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    Maxxis 2.5 2.7 DH tubes stock on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Maxxis 2.5 2.7 DH tubes stock on mine.
    what kind of hubs are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Yeah I emailed with Alex and he said his date is the 15th and the pedal the planet 22nd. If all falls into place it should be at my doorstep by the 24th. That would make for a very good Christmas present!
    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    what kind of hubs come with those 80mm rims?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Yeah I emailed with Alex and he said his date is the 158th and the pedal the planet 22nd. If all falls into place it should be at my doorstep by the 24th. That would make for a very good Christmas present!
    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Maxxis 2.5 2.7 DH tubes stock on mine.
    Surly tubes on mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Surly tubes on mine
    You change them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    You change them?
    The bike was built for me with Bud and Lou, not the Snowshoe XLs. The shop told me they put Surly tubes in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    The bike was built for me with Bud and Lou, not the Snowshoe XLs. The shop told me they put Surly tubes in it.
    Why did you switch over to Bud/Lou? Is the footprint any different on an 80mm rim? I have heard good things about the snowshoe's other than they are pretty heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snugs View Post
    Why did you switch over to Bud/Lou? Is the footprint any different on an 80mm rim? I have heard good things about the snowshoe's other than they are pretty heavy.
    Bud and Lou are the best snow tires, which is what I use my fat bike for mostly. I did 5 yrs of riding a Pugs with Endomorphs front and rear and I was fine with that. But this time no compromises lol!
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    Happy New Year!





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    Nice shots, BCD!

    After emailing with Alex, I placed my order for an in-stock Mayor on Wednesday through The Path Bike Shop (I'm in the Bay Area), and I'm super stoked! My wife and I have been riding a SC Blur through the early winter in South Lake Tahoe and realized we could extend the season with a fat bike. After much research, the Mayor was the obvious choice for our needs (shared bike; we ride solo cuz of kids). Looking forward to posting pics, and Happy New Year to all!

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    PS Please tell me what the orange bar that extends from rear wheel to seat is all about. Sorry for being clueless. I'm new to snow.
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    Nice shots, BCD!
    PS Please tell me what the orange bar that extends from rear wheel to seat is all about. Sorry for being clueless. I'm new to snow.
    no worries, the question comes up a lot lol! it's a leash for my dog, the best on the market imo. it's called The Running Dog Bike Tow Leash.
    Keeps him safe if I ride the streets to a trailhead, then clips in under the saddle when not needed. mounts or removes from the bike in seconds.
    He can tow me with it too, which is great fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    So I recently sold off the Pugsley that I had been riding for almost five years, and was shopping for a new ride. Unlike back in the day when you couldn't even buy a complete build, today there is a lot of choice, with many brands at every price point well represented here in Muskoka. I had it narrowed down to between the RM Blizzard and RSD Bikes The Mayor. The Mayor won, and sweet it is...








    With Bud/Lou plus pedals..31.6 lb on the bike shop scale. I will swap out the RACEFACE saddle with my spare fi'si:k Nisene, which is a personal favourite. And I will also swap out the trigger shift for grip shift at some point soon, another favourite especially for winter riding. Everything else is just fine! 8-)




















    I just put $$$ down on this exact bike. I really like the look and options you choose to change. I'm asking for the same. I live in a hilly area and couldn't imagine not having the 42 on the 1x10. And the Bud and Lou tires are a must for the conditions. I could still go for the blue, if it catches my eye more than the black. I still am yet to see it in person. Based on what BlackCanoeDog has said about the sizing, I'm sure I'm going to love it. Someone else mentioned about the ride being a little more upright than the Fatboy and that's all I needed to confirm this sizing.

    Thanks for the input. I'll post photo's as soon as she's mine!!!

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    I just put $$$ down on this exact bike. I really like the look and options you choose to change. I'm asking for the same. I live in a hilly area and couldn't imagine not having the 42 on the 1x10. And the Bud and Lou tires are a must for the conditions. I could still go for the blue, if it catches my eye more than the black. I still am yet to see it in person. Based on what BlackCanoeDog has said about the sizing, I'm sure I'm going to love it. Someone else mentioned about the ride being a little more upright than the Fatboy and that's all I needed to confirm this sizing.

    Thanks for the input. I'll post photo's as soon as she's mine!!!
    Sweet! Besides the 42t/16t OneUp change, I also had the shop swap out the stock 32T chain ring for a 30T. If you ride hills and in snow, you will appreciate that. The LBS did that swap at no cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Sweet! Besides the 42t/16t OneUp change, I also had the shop swap out the stock 32T chain ring for a 30T. If you ride hills and in snow, you will appreciate that. The LBS did that swap at no cost.
    Thanks for the reminder.
    I saw that you did that and was definitely going that route. But forgot to mention in the phone call to the shop. I may even drop down to a 28 for the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    Thanks for the reminder.
    I saw that you did that and was definitely going that route. But forgot to mention in the phone call to the shop. I may even drop down to a 28 for the front.
    I don't think you can with a 104 BTC crank. I have a raceface 30t and wolftooth 42/16 waiting plus a few other things up my sleeves. Now all I need is the Damn bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    I don't think you can with a 104 BTC crank. I have a raceface 30t and wolftooth 42/16 waiting plus a few other things up my sleeves. Now all I need is the Damn bike...
    why not?

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    The Alaskan Alloy has this as an option and they are running the same Race Face Turbine 175mm Crank with their bike.

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    My understanding 104 btc only will work down to a 30t though a maybe wrong, a bit of old school here. I thought most need to go to a raceface cinch crank or another direct mount.

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    Maybe it can mount to the granny holes, or I don't know what I am talking about 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Maybe it can mount to the granny holes, or I don't know what I am talking about 😁
    I did running a 28 granny and 32.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Maybe it can mount to the granny holes, or I don't know what I am talking about 😁
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    You got my curiosity so no NW 28t in 104 BTC from one up wolftooth or raceface. So if you are looking you will need to find Someone who makes a granny mount 28t. I am smart

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    The arms would be larger then the ring iteself. Ideally you would want the RF cinch crank or in my case a square taper BB for my middleburn cranks so you can go with a direct mount chainring. Does sram make suitable cranks because they also can use direct mount also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Sweet! Besides the 42t/16t OneUp change, I also had the shop swap out the stock 32T chain ring for a 30T. If you ride hills and in snow, you will appreciate that. The LBS did that swap at no cost.
    Any one else having issues with their chain jumping on the small rings "17 - down" when 42T conversion has been done? I have a XT RD and have had this happen quite often. Enough so that I removed the one-up and decided to man up

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    I am guessing you didn't do the 17/15 swap for a 16? I did this on my wives bike and have had no problems since just buttery smooth shifting. This is on a non type 2 sram 10 speeds.

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    Actually I did swap out to the 16t ring but didnt like the gear ratio. The shifting was always smooth but when standing up on small climbs the torque was too much adn the chain would jump. The derailleur was adusted as close as possible and made a little difference. It seems like the hanger needs to be about an 1/8" longer to allow for more clearance and adjustment. Does RSD have other size hangers to choose from?

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    Answer is probably not but take yours off and see if you can match it up on the wheels manufacturing site.

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    Other option is take it off bring it to a machine shop, not a big expense. I had it done on my DH moorewood izimu where I needed it thicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    My understanding 104 btc only will work down to a 30t though a maybe wrong, a bit of old school here. I thought most need to go to a raceface cinch crank or another direct mount.
    Correct. The 30T is small as you can go on this crank
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    Quote Originally Posted by shipdog View Post
    Actually I did swap out to the 16t ring but didnt like the gear ratio. The shifting was always smooth but when standing up on small climbs the torque was too much adn the chain would jump. The derailleur was adusted as close as possible and made a little difference. It seems like the hanger needs to be about an 1/8" longer to allow for more clearance and adjustment. Does RSD have other size hangers to choose from?
    I have read elsewhere that the OneUp conversion works great with SRAM but can have issues with Shimano. I think Oneup recommends also getting one of their cages to correct this...have a look on their website
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    Thanks for the reminder.
    I saw that you did that and was definitely going that route. But forgot to mention in the phone call to the shop. I may even drop down to a 28 for the front.
    I think you should be good with 30T if you get the 42t in back
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    I think you should be good with 30T if you get the 42t in back
    I guess I'll have to be unless I want to go 2x10 22-36>>> 11/36

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    I guess I'll have to be unless I want to go 2x10 22-36>>> 11/36
    I don't know what sort of terrain you ride, but for winter riding if you are running the 1x setup with a 30t chainring and the 42t on the cassette I would think that traction is going to be your limiting factor and not gearing.
    winter sucks.

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    Finally got to really giv'er on the trails today. Bud/Lou are great for anything and everything except ice, I'll be switching out to the studded XL's for my next ride as I went down hard a couple times today, my own fault as B/L really give you tons of confidence.

    I got the 1x11 and just ordered a 30T as I felt like I really wanted a little bit more for the when the white stuff finally gets here but for the rest of the year the 32T should be just fine.

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    Looks great and nice pics. OCDKV, what size is that?
    winter sucks.

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    OCD....looks killer for sure. when you get a chance run you front line on the inside of your fork. although it is a mechanical brake, no fluid loss, if you are going down you could damage the line. cheers.
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    Thanks Snugs, she's a medium. I'm 5'11" with a 29" inseam and she fits like a glove.

    Thanks for the tip kreater!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreater View Post
    OCD....looks killer for sure. when you get a chance run you front line on the inside of your fork. although it is a mechanical brake, no fluid loss, if you are going down you could damage the line. cheers.
    kreater, is that the best reason to route the front brake housing inside the fork? I have always been more scared of getting it caught in the tire or spokes than causing damage from a crash. What's the routing setup on the Mayor carbon fork? I am still waiting on my bike to show up.

    Also, is the original carbon fork spec'd on the Mayor corrected for suspension? It seems like the angles change slightly, at least from the pictures of bikes running the Bluto (without sag).
    winter sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snugs View Post
    kreater, is that the best reason to route the front brake housing inside the fork? I have always been more scared of getting it caught in the tire or spokes than causing damage from a crash. What's the routing setup on the Mayor carbon fork? I am still waiting on my bike to show up.

    Also, is the original carbon fork spec'd on the Mayor corrected for suspension? It seems like the angles change slightly, at least from the pictures of bikes running the Bluto (without sag).

    Yes keeping the cable inboard, less likely to get damaged or severed if you go down. With a Bluto, and the secure cable guide, no worries on getting it caught in the spoke. Yes any bikes that I have built up I have secured the line on the inside of the carbon fork, big zip tie some protective tape under it, then secure it to the cable guide on the fork leg.
    The carbon fork shipping with the Mayor is a 468mm, the Bluto's are slightly taller increasing the head and slightly, as well as raising the BB slightly. Both set ups ride great though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreater View Post
    Yes keeping the cable inboard, less likely to get damaged or severed if you go down. With a Bluto, and the secure cable guide, no worries on getting it caught in the spoke. Yes any bikes that I have built up I have secured the line on the inside of the carbon fork, big zip tie some protective tape under it, then secure it to the cable guide on the fork leg.
    The carbon fork shipping with the Mayor is a 468mm, the Bluto's are slightly taller increasing the head and slightly, as well as raising the BB slightly. Both set ups ride great though.

    cheers.
    Thanks very much! So you are saying that I am definitely doing it wrong here?

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    I have never had any issues, but I guess I just don't fall all that much . It sounds like at least I will get it right on my new RSD, whenever I get it.

    Thanks for the fork background. You guys did a great job on this bike, the ability to run 29+ was a huge selling point for me. I like that the Bluto gives a little slacker geometry, it will go well with the skinnier tires for non-winter riding.

    Cheers.
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    Well I am waiting (since October) for my bike I have since collected a few things for it...
    20/20 Answer carbon bars-all about the sweep.
    3T stem was in bin box
    Ultimate levers from bin box.
    Thomson Masterpiece setback used off the fatbike trade thread
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    Looks like you will have a nice setup when it's all over with. Please share some photos if you ever get your bike!

    I'm not planning on changing anything to start. I got a King Cage Oliver Cage as a gift that I may throw on there in case things get too cold this winter. Do you prefer the Iris over the regular cages? Ron (of King Cage) is a great guy, I knew him when I used to live in Durango. I would recommend buying stuff directly from him if you don't already, he's typically a one-man operation working out of his garage with occasional help.
    winter sucks.

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    Got them direct, don't know him but have always supported solid products and Kingcage bottle cages are Thomson are Chris King are BB7's **** that works and keeps on working...

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    Just received the shipping notice for my Mayor frame + fork! Hope the rest of you that are waiting on orders from PTP got them as well.

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    my bike is being assembled as I write this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 47flattie View Post
    Just received the shipping notice for my Mayor frame + fork! Hope the rest of you that are waiting on orders from PTP got them as well.
    Lucky! Post some photos when you get it!
    winter sucks.

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    got the call from the shop saying my raw mayor is ready to roll but unfortunately out of town until later this week. I will put some pics up when I do get it! @snugs, I don't think your cable routing is wrong but Ive crashed and damaged the lowers on the fork where your brake hose is wrapping around before and I can see if I had my set up the way yours is I may have messed it up. anyway for those who have been waiting for the mayor for a loooong time, it is true that they are on your way!!!

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    When did you folks order? I am not gonna be happy here am I?

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    I called a shop on 12/30 and a 18" Black had just arrived. I put $$$ down immediately. He said he called RSD and ordered 1 of the 3 remaining in Blue 18". Said The one he got on the 30th didn't have tires in the box. The factory is sending the tires and a Blue 18" as well. I'll check them both out the day they're built up. I may end up with the Blue depending on how it looks. But I'm leaning towards the Black at this point.

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    New question here.

    Any shops on the East Coast of Canada have a small? Or medium?
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    Guess they are not going by date ordered. I have been waiting since mid October...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Guess they are not going by date ordered. I have been waiting since mid October...
    I ordered mine in September...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Any shops on the East Coast of Canada have a small? Or medium?
    Give Bicycles+ in Bedford a call they might have one, but I think they only ordered what customers prepaid for.

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    If you havent decided on a color you might want to look at the raw aluminum color. I got mine on the 22 of december and love the look. I'll try to post some pics ASAP but I'll tell ya.........pictures dont do it justice

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    Yeah I emailed with Alex and he said his date is the 15th and the pedal the planet 22nd. If all falls into place it should be at my doorstep by the 24th. That would make for a very good Christmas present!
    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Any shops on the East Coast of Canada have a small? Or medium?
    Muskoka Outfitters has a medium raw 1x11. They also have a Facebook site Fatbikes.ca and they build and ship fat bikes to customers all the time, lots of custom builds too.
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    RSD Mayor.....raw

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    Thanks man..... it rides and handles great. I really like the Bulldozers but I would be lying if I didn't admit I am thinking about swapping them for a set of Vanhelga's. ......... Any opinions?

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    what size is your raw frame? looks amazing!

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    It's a large. I'm 5'10" and have a long reach so I like the stretch I get with it.

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    2 hours later and the stock XL's are studded and ready to be swapped back in for the cold months. 160 in each, testing to follow.




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    Quote Originally Posted by OCDKV View Post
    2 hours later and the stock XL's are studded and ready to be swapped back in for the cold months. 160 in each, testing to follow.



    I really like the looks of what you've done here. What tires are in the picture folded up? And how much was the 45NRTH kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    I really like the looks of what you've done here. What tires are in the picture folded up? And how much was the 45NRTH kit?
    Those are the Snowshoe XL's that come stock with the new Mayor. I had Bud/Lou put on when the LBS put it together.

    The 45NRTH concave studs were $21US/100pcs and I got 400 plus the tool which was $7 from Universal Cycles. Prices for the studs seem to have gone up, I've had them & B/L since September as this was my plan from the getgo. Wicked fracking cold here today so hopefully get a chance to give these a go today.

    Hands are sore from the studding process might not go this rout again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCDKV View Post
    Those are the Snowshoe XL's that come stock with the new Mayor. I had Bud/Lou put on when the LBS put it together.

    The 45NRTH concave studs were $21US/100pcs and I got 400 plus the tool which was $7 from Universal Cycles. Prices for the studs seem to have gone up, I've had them & B/L since September as this was my plan from the getgo. Wicked fracking cold here today so hopefully get a chance to give these a go today.

    Hands are sore from the studding process might not go this rout again!
    Your hands may be sore, but your gonna have some bad*ss tires for the effort. Nice work.

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    Finally!!!! After almost 2months of waiting I just got my Mayor. Took it for s spin this afternoon and it is absolutely awesome.... I'm 5'6"", Alex from RSD recommended a small frame. It fits me perfectly. Did a few mods already, switch the red grips and red rims strip for all black it looks really nice. Ordered the 1x11 drivetrain and it helps a lot in deeper snow. It was a very long wait but it's worth the wait totally...RSD Bikes "The Mayor"-imageuploadedbytapatalk1420577804.679489.jpgRSD Bikes "The Mayor"-imageuploadedbytapatalk1420577829.619109.jpgRSD Bikes "The Mayor"-imageuploadedbytapatalk1420577845.083227.jpgRSD Bikes "The Mayor"-imageuploadedbytapatalk1420577864.110033.jpgRSD Bikes "The Mayor"-imageuploadedbytapatalk1420577883.829809.jpgRSD Bikes "The Mayor"-imageuploadedbytapatalk1420577900.843232.jpgRSD Bikes "The Mayor"-imageuploadedbytapatalk1420577915.092754.jpg


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    Nice, this thread is about to blow up I think

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    The Mayor is a great rig and deserves the attention.

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    Thank you players for playing along and stroking my a** after all my whining. Confirmation that The Mayor is being Shipped! It's so fat that they are sending it in 2 boxes. Lets all pray for Mr. Fed Ex man to drive straight and diligent and to not hurt this precious cargo, can I get a Amen! There is a race going on so to speak with our NJ Bike forum on another site. Turns out I have tried to keep this on a down low as I wanted to be the first in the state to own The Mayor. Turns out I was stalked on here and had by LBS owner who managed to get a stray from RSD headquarters. He gave me up straight as I was playing along on my own thread over at MTBNJ with a bunch of fatties and non fatties. Well his as of yesterday was shipped to Buffalo so the race is on.

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    This is exciting
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
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    I think we are all as stoked with anticipation as you are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    I think we are all as stoked with anticipation as you are!
    Thanks BCD you have been an awesome good friend...

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    just picked up my raw mayor today! im 6ft with shorter arms, ride medium banshee spitfire with 60mm stem and fits perfectly. i was originally gonna get medium mayor and put 50mm stem to bring the reach to around where spitfire is..however after sitting on large with 50mm stem it felt bang on so went with large instead. on a paper it should feel waaay longer but it really doesnt...weird. maybe head angles? installed old parts.. 50mm hi-fi stem,fubar,lynx saddle, old nrg pedals and its feeling pretty good. the bike doesnt feel too steep so i think it will be good for fun techy stuff. not sure about the brakes...i was gonna put old tech m4 and x2 on it but gave the stock mechs a try.also i think i will put 30t front eventually. first ride tonight lasted 1hr in -17c temp. brakes felt underpowered but since its my snow only ride it wont matter as much on snow? i am a first time fatty lover and i realized tonight that there are sooo much to be learned about ripping trails on snow and i love it. i have 9psi front and 10psi rear. what are you guys running? you guys were right when you said shes a beauty. looks super sweet in person. feels fairly light too. oh man im all over the place hahaha. to those who are still waiting, dont worry guys everything is gonna be wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powanddirt View Post
    just picked up my raw mayor today! im 6ft with shorter arms, ride medium banshee spitfire with 60mm stem and fits perfectly. i was originally gonna get medium mayor and put 50mm stem to bring the reach to around where spitfire is..however after sitting on large with 50mm stem it felt bang on so went with large instead. on a paper it should feel waaay longer but it really doesnt...weird. maybe head angles? installed old parts.. 50mm hi-fi stem,fubar,lynx saddle, old nrg pedals and its feeling pretty good. the bike doesnt feel too steep so i think it will be good for fun techy stuff. not sure about the brakes...i was gonna put old tech m4 and x2 on it but gave the stock mechs a try.also i think i will put 30t front eventually. first ride tonight lasted 1hr in -17c temp. brakes felt underpowered but since its my snow only ride it wont matter as much on snow? i am a first time fatty lover and i realized tonight that there are sooo much to be learned about ripping trails on snow and i love it. i have 9psi front and 10psi rear. what are you guys running? you guys were right when you said shes a beauty. looks super sweet in person. feels fairly light too. oh man im all over the place hahaha. to those who are still waiting, dont worry guys everything is gonna be wonderful.
    Congrats...waiting for pics! Yep brakes are not a big deal riding on snow imo, I hardly use mine lol! Stop pedaling and you soon come to a stop. What I notice about the 5" tires (I have Bud & Lou on mine) is that you can run somewhat higher pressure than in the 4" tires to get equivalent float and traction so rolling resistance is not as impacted and the bike rolls better. I used to run the 4" on my Pugs well below 10 psi, whereas now I am well over and so far have not needed to "air down". Enjoy!!
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    Has anyone weighed their frame? My medium frameset arrived yesterday--frame w/ der. hanger came out to 2054g, almost a pound heavier than the 3 lbs 10oz claimed weight. Other than that it appears like a nice frameset. I'll post pics after she's built up.

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    Mine showed up yesterday afternoon and built it up last night. No rides yet, but I am hoping to sneak out from work early and get one in on the new snow we have from yesterday. I will get a weight when I get home, its a size small 1x11.

    Sorry for the low light, I'll take some out in the snow later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snugs View Post
    Mine showed up yesterday afternoon and built it up last night. No rides yet, but I am hoping to sneak out from work early and get one in on the new snow we have from yesterday. I will get a weight when I get home, its a size small 1x11.

    Sorry for the low light, I'll take some out in the snow later.

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    i like that blue in the muted light. I'm going to go check out a couple Mayors in few days. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    i like that blue in the muted light. I'm going to go check out a couple Mayors in few days. Can't wait.
    Thanks, yeah it's a pretty color. I used to think that blue Soul Cycles Dillinger in the background was a really nice color but I actually like the Mayor blue quite a bit seeing them next to one another...
    winter sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snugs View Post
    Thanks, yeah it's a pretty color. I used to think that blue Soul Cycles Dillinger in the background was a really nice color but I actually like the Mayor blue quite a bit seeing them next to one another...
    Is it really that deep of a blue as the pic. represents. I know it's dark in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    Is it really that deep of a blue as the pic. represents. I know it's dark in there.
    The photos from OCDKV on pg 11 of this thread are closer to the real color I think. I'll get some new ones up this afternoon though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 47flattie View Post
    Has anyone weighed their frame? My medium frameset arrived yesterday--frame w/ der. hanger came out to 2054g, almost a pound heavier than the 3 lbs 10oz claimed weight. Other than that it appears like a nice frameset. I'll post pics after she's built up.
    4 lbs 1 oz. medium.
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    Snugs what is your height and inseam? I bought a medium, but kind of wondering if I should have gone with the small (I'm 5'8" w/32"). The blue looks incredible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 47flattie View Post
    Snugs what is your height and inseam? I bought a medium, but kind of wondering if I should have gone with the small (I'm 5'8" w/32"). The blue looks incredible!
    I'm short (5'6") but longish arms and legs (31" inseam). Standover is pretty close at the center of the top tube, I wouldn't want it to be any higher at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Medium. I'm same height as you and medium Mayor fits me perfectly. Nice short stem, wide bars on it too.
    Quote Originally Posted by 47flattie View Post
    Snugs what is your height and inseam? I bought a medium, but kind of wondering if I should have gone with the small (I'm 5'8" w/32"). The blue looks incredible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    what size Mayor should I go with at 5ft 8.5". There's a med 1x10 I can ride at a, not so, lbs soon. when it comes in. I like the look of the Mayor a lot. It's this or the ICT.
    Medium. I'm same height as you and medium Mayor fits me perfectly. Nice short stem, wide bars on it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Medium. I'm same height as you and medium Mayor fits me perfectly. Nice short stem, wide bars on it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    what size Mayor should I go with at 5ft 8.5". There's a med 1x10 I can ride at a, not so, lbs soon. when it comes in. I like the look of the Mayor a lot. It's this or the ICT.
    Medium. I'm same height as you and medium Mayor fits me perfectly. Nice short stem, wide bars on it too.

    I'm going with the med. I actually think that smalls are out of stock from RSD until late march.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKMTNBIKER View Post
    I'm going with the med. I actually think that smalls are out of stock from RSD until late march.
    That size is probably going to work out great for you! Good luck.
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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"-20150108_150632%5B1%5D.jpg
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    Got a couple of rides in with the studded XL's and first impressions are mixed.

    I only had a few rides on Bud/Lou but the there really is no comparison. Bud is point and shoot and Lou will get you where you want to go without missing a step, ice being the exception to both. Don't get me wrong the XL's are very good but I was truly spoiled by B/L. The studs definitely helped on the ice but it wasn't as stable as I had hoped, at least i didn't go down on the XL's, but it was at times a little sketchy.

    The trails where I go get pretty icy so studded tires are a must for me. I only studded the XL's about 2/3's (160 each, they take 240) so I'm gonna complete them and try again. I also think I could use higher air pressure, I was running 10 front 9 rear, I've read the higher pressures help on the icy stuff.

    As a side note the silica compound used in the XL's is uber sticky, as in as soon as i hit the crusher gravel it would stick to the tires and throw it up as if it was raining

    I got nothing bad to say about the stock XL's, they will certainly serve thier purpose for me but there is definitely a reason why they say Bud/Lou are the kings


    On another topic my 30T NW chainring just arrived

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    I picked up my large in black from Bike Bros in Cochrane Alberta a few days ago. I really like the raw colour, but they didn't get a large. Unfortunately the Mayor showed up 2 days after I broke my ankle so I won't even be able to ride it until mid February (insert sad trombone sound).

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    Oh has anyone put a rear pannier rack on their Mayor? Wondering what is a good fit for the days I will commute with it.

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