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    Fantom Ti Boost review, if you are so inclined...


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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerOne View Post
    How are you liking the bike so far? I bought frame and fork and built one up. i am happy with its far. Seems to handle well in the single track and the frame itself was very well made based on visual inspection.

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    Still loving it, no real complaints. It's just a fun, fast, light bike that feels scrappy and is always engaging but doesn't beat me up. It definitely goads me into pushing it, I love the way it springs out of berms. I've gotten used to the low BB. What fork are you running on yours?

    I have one persistent issue that I *think* is unrelated to the frame and build. Haven't got it sorted just yet...

    http://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/...t-1059176.html

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    Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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    been riding mine a little bit, so far so good. I was okay with the narrow, wimpy wheelset, as it will work well for my intended use of this bike: mountain passes, rough dirt roads, little pavement, and some "mellow" off-road touring. My one issue: I was hoping to swap out the 32t chainring for a 38t, but it appears the 32 may be as big as this frame/drivetrain will accommodate. I tried a 38, not even close. a 34t may work, but with the flexiness of the ti frame, i am not going to try it. It appears that my only option for getting taller gears out of this thing would be to set it up with a 2x drivetrain, which would make me probably the only schmuck who buys a bike w/ a 12 speed eagle drivetrain, and swaps it out for a 2x drivetrain. oh well. anyone done this or anything else to get some taller gears out of this thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gosts View Post
    been riding mine a little bit, so far so good. I was okay with the narrow, wimpy wheelset, as it will work well for my intended use of this bike: mountain passes, rough dirt roads, little pavement, and some "mellow" off-road touring. My one issue: I was hoping to swap out the 32t chainring for a 38t, but it appears the 32 may be as big as this frame/drivetrain will accommodate. I tried a 38, not even close. a 34t may work, but with the flexiness of the ti frame, i am not going to try it. It appears that my only option for getting taller gears out of this thing would be to set it up with a 2x drivetrain, which would make me probably the only schmuck who buys a bike w/ a 12 speed eagle drivetrain, and swaps it out for a 2x drivetrain. oh well. anyone done this or anything else to get some taller gears out of this thing?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Pride View Post
    I bought frame and fork and built one up. i am happy with its far. Seems to handle well in the single track and the frame itself was very well made based on visual inspection.
    Hi Ranger Pride, I am thinking of doing the exact same thing. I am curious to know what your frame weighed? If you weighed it. And what size frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgia_Rider View Post
    Hi Ranger Pride, I am thinking of doing the exact same thing. I am curious to know what your frame weighed? If you weighed it. And what size frame?
    Size large frame and it was 4.25 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Pride View Post
    Size large frame and it was 4.25 pounds.
    Ranger Pride thanks for the quick reply. That's a good weight for what I am looking for. I'm 5'10 with 31" inseam. I usually ride large frames. Bikes direct will not give me the stack and reach (which I think are really important). Bikes direct has me on a Medium. Seems weird, right?

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    Thatís a tough question. It all depends on your body type I think. I am 6 feet tall and tend to always feel best on a large. If you need reach because you have a longer torso or long arms then I would probably size up to the large.

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    Just curious what luck you have had with tooth sizing. Did you ever try the 34t. I would like to go 36 but would be surprised if it fit.

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    waiting for a used 34t to come through the shop i work at to try. can't buy a new one only for it not to work, those things are pricey. I'll come across one soon and give it a try and post here.

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    I thought of something. It appears that GX Eagle Cranksets are under $90 bucks and the Decendant Eagle crank is pretty nice. It would probably be a quick and easy changeout at home. You can get them with 170mm crank arms. Would saving 5mm be of a lot of help to reduce pedal strikes?

    The SID fork still concerns me being 300lbs, but given that there's 34-35mm stanchion forks out there now under $600 I guess if I brake it I can move up to either a used Pike or Fox 34. Maybe the SId should not concern me?

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