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    Salsa Dos Niner Complete Bike Photo

    Finally got a few pics of my new Dos. Sorry it took so long. This is still a prototype but the new ones are almost identical except for a slightly different cable routing and the shock is anodized black.

    Anyway, I didn't get to weigh it before leaving work. I'll weigh it soon. Build spec is primarily XTR with Avid Mechanicals.

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    The tire on the rearwheel looks like the Kenda Khan - could it be that it's mounted in the wrong direction? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionelCSG
    The tire on the rearwheel looks like the Kenda Khan - could it be that it's mounted in the wrong direction? ;-)
    Kenda Klaw, mounted "correctly."
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    yes, klaw. of course:-). But wouldn´t you have a better traction if those "shovels" on the tread pattern headed towards the opposite direction?

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    canti studs w/ frame

    Does the Dos Niner come stock w/ the canti studs, or do they have to be ordered seperately?
    GET Bret Weir, I said.

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    Canti studs included?

    Yes, they come stock with canti studs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salsa Cycles
    This is still a prototype but the new ones are almost identical except for a slightly different cable routing and the shock is anodized black.
    Jason - what's the change in cable routing? Does it still have the front derailleur cable running the downtube?

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    Jason,

    In the new MBA (Buyer's Guide edition), there is a pic of a Dos Niner on page 93. This frame has an extra brace running from the top tube to the seat tube.

    Noticed your frame lacks this extra suport and curious as to why. Guessing that it's used for the larger frame sizes only, but please confirm.

    Also, what frame size is yours and, yes, we all want to know what that things weighs built up!

    Thanks,

    Paul

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    Salsa time line

    http://www.firstflightbikes.com/salsa_cycles.htm

    Found this by accident. Thought it might interest some of you.
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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Salsa Cycles
    Finally got a few pics of my new Dos. Sorry it took so long. This is still a prototype but the new ones are almost identical except for a slightly different cable routing and the shock is anodized black.

    Anyway, I didn't get to weigh it before leaving work. I'll weigh it soon. Build spec is primarily XTR with Avid Mechanicals.

    Jason
    Is there a SS version?

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    Sure there's a SS version. If you run a White Eno hub or a singulator of some sort.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Cable routing

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSwami.com
    Jason - what's the change in cable routing? Does it still have the front derailleur cable running the downtube?
    The routing is still on the downtube, but was moved to the left side of to make routing smoother.

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    Seat tube reinforcement

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul1PA
    Jason,

    In the new MBA (Buyer's Guide edition), there is a pic of a Dos Niner on page 93. This frame has an extra brace running from the top tube to the seat tube.

    Noticed your frame lacks this extra suport and curious as to why. Guessing that it's used for the larger frame sizes only, but please confirm.

    Also, what frame size is yours and, yes, we all want to know what that things weighs built up!

    Thanks,

    Paul
    The bike in the photo is an 18". The bike in MBA is a 16"

    The reinforcement is only used on the smallest size. To make the 16" you have to drop the top tube, but the damper and seatstay length is a fixed length. Thus, seat tube extends quite a bit above the top tube and requires a brace.

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    SS version

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeZee
    Is there a SS version?
    Who here thinks there should be? Who here would actually buy a SS specific Dos Niner?
    Last edited by Salsa Cycles; 02-04-2005 at 12:55 PM. Reason: grammar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salsa Cycles
    Who here thinks there should be? Who here would actually buy a SS specific Dos Niner?
    I would buy one. Also, I think that a great move for ya'll would be to do the ala carte in 9er format. Geared or single. There aren't many "production" 9er frames out there built up from a nice steel tubeset......I think it'd be a winner.

    Also, it looks like the dos has some really smart specs.....I would keep the tt lengths for each given size if you do any other 9ers.

    Thanks for asking and caring.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Salsa Cycles
    Who here thinks there should be? Who here would actually buy a SS specific Dos Niner?
    I would. Check out the Fisher Rig. Nice set-up for the $$. This bike is SS only is is going to be a huge hit.

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    SS - you bet

    I'd seriously consider it. I have a Trek STP SS now and love it. Really like the extra comfort it gives.
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    MBA laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Salsa Cycles
    The bike in the photo is an 18". The bike in MBA is a 16"

    The reinforcement is only used on the smallest size. To make the 16" you have to drop the top tube, but the damper and seatstay length is a fixed length. Thus, seat tube extends quite a bit above the top tube and requires a brace.
    You have to get a kick out of the fact that MBA does't recognize this as an XC oriented bike... "hmm it has these big wheels...let's throw it in with those bikes that only have 1 gear that we can't classify either"

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    Ss?

    Brilliant!
    if you are open to small ideas, i would prefer a true hard tail, SS, EBB disc ready. i realize this is much like the Rig's specs, but... Scandium has a better ride quality than aluminum, thus it should make a fine riding HT. and a true hard tail would be even lighter than a soft tail, which is obviously a big concern for those interested in your current Juan...

    thanks for asking and listening. that is awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeZee
    I would. Check out the Fisher Rig. Nice set-up for the $$. This bike is SS only is is going to be a huge hit.

    This Clyde would!

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    Hope Awesome bike

    I have riden a loner dos niner 5 times now , it does ride incredibly well!
    Very comfy,agile,tonnes of traction ,and very light.
    Highly recomended !!

    [Don't worry about tire clearance,its fine]

    Go Salsa go!

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    Rohloff

    Quote Originally Posted by OneGearGuy
    Brilliant!
    if you are open to small ideas, i would prefer a true hard tail, SS, EBB disc ready. i realize this is much like the Rig's specs, but... Scandium has a better ride quality than aluminum, thus it should make a fine riding HT. and a true hard tail would be even lighter than a soft tail, which is obviously a big concern for those interested in your current Juan...

    thanks for asking and listening. that is awesome!

    Add in the Rohloff dropout to the list as well.

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