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    ... and if we just ... any ss all mountain

    any one have any ss all mountain rides.. pick and post please
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    Don't got one but want to build one.

    Recently saw a SS in a post on the norcal forums.

    Mr.P's looks like a nice AM SS!!

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    "Once you label me, you negate me." I don't know what else to call it though.

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    Just look at the post your SS threads...

    What are you looking for? Fork travel beyond a certain measurement? A certain head angle slackness? Monster tires?
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    I ride this all over the mountain, wherever the fellas with lots of suspension go. I guess that makes it all mountain, right?
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    Define all mountain... I've never really understood the difference between all mountain and just good hard xc.

    Anyways, I've chased guys down hills on long travel bikes on this:
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    I have a hardtail 29er with a 100mm fork, and while I do ride on rough terrain where many people prefer 6" bikes I still would not claim my bike is "all mountain"; just as I wouldn't call it a DH bike if i ride on a DH trail or a road bike even if i put slicks on it. Anyway, there is a whole forum devoted to that ongoing argument.

    If I had to go back to a 26" SS, I would want something more aggressive myself. I'm too used to the way a 29er front feels more capable and confident. An SS hardtail with a 130mm fork and medium-slack angles would be pretty sweet. I do hope some people post some good pictures like that.

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    Built this Giant STP a while ago, put a Gravity Dropper on it and it was perfect for AM/DJ! Now rocking a Trek 69er as my All Mountain SS!!
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    "All Mountain" is how/where you ride, not what you ride.

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    How about All Root?

    This is a picture from my ride this past Saturday. I have this root wired in the normal direction, but riding it reverse is still a challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by w00t!
    "All Mountain" is how/where you ride, not what you ride.
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    lenz milk money all others are moot.

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    Single speed, 120mm through-axle fork, WTB stout tires, all terrain 29er.

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    Best Example w/o pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher
    lenz milk money all others are moot.
    Pfft.

    Quote Originally Posted by PutAwayWet
    I ride this all over the mountain, wherever the fellas with lots of suspension go. I guess that makes it all mountain, right?



    Quote Originally Posted by 7daysaweek
    Define all mountain... I've never really understood the difference between all mountain and just good hard xc.

    Anyways, I've chased guys down hills on long travel bikes on this
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by w00t!
    "All Mountain" is how/where you ride, not what you ride.
    I have no problem with using the term like that. It implies attitude, guts, and skill. I feel pretty damn all mountain myself.

    ...but that wasn't the context of the OP's question because he is talking about bikes not riders. You have to realize that it is also a technical and descriptive term for a category of bike. The OP didn't start a thread to ask who here feels "all mountain" enough, he wanted to see a certain kind of bike; burlier ones with more suspension (at least a 5-6" fork is usual for an AM bike), slacker angles, whatever. Riding your rigid bike down a DH trail doesn't make it a DH bike either, just like riding a Nomad on XC trails doesn't make it an XC bike.

    I am only feeling so pedantic right now because I too wanted to see a thread of burly SS bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    I have no problem with using the term like that. It implies attitude, guts, and skill. I feel pretty damn all mountain myself.

    ...but that wasn't the context of the OP's question because he is talking about bikes not riders. You have to realize that it is also a technical and descriptive term for a category of bike. The OP didn't start a thread to ask who here feels "all mountain" enough, he wanted to see a certain kind of bike; burlier ones with more suspension (at least a 5-6" fork is usual for an AM bike), slacker angles, whatever. Riding your rigid bike down a DH trail doesn't make it a DH bike either, just like riding a Nomad on XC trails doesn't make it an XC bike.

    I am only feeling so pedantic right now because I too wanted to see a thread of burly SS bikes
    really it's just a marketing term, but I'll take it

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    I have no problem with using the term like that. It implies attitude, guts, and skill. I feel pretty damn all mountain myself.

    ...but that wasn't the context of the OP's question because he is talking about bikes not riders. You have to realize that it is also a technical and descriptive term for a category of bike. The OP didn't start a thread to ask who here feels "all mountain" enough, he wanted to see a certain kind of bike; burlier ones with more suspension (at least a 5-6" fork is usual for an AM bike), slacker angles, whatever. Riding your rigid bike down a DH trail doesn't make it a DH bike either, just like riding a Nomad on XC trails doesn't make it an XC bike.

    I am only feeling so pedantic right now because I too wanted to see a thread of burly SS bikes
    I agree. I was just keepin' it real in the bigger picture too. I think anyone who rides (more than once) where we ride can claim the "AM" title, but yeah, for purposes of discussion on bicycle types, yer right.

    And if not for the current economic depression, I'd surely be rockin' a Nomad which would go back and forth between SS and 1x9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w00t!
    I agree. I was just keepin' it real in the bigger picture too. I think anyone who rides (more than once) where we ride can claim the "AM" title, but yeah, for purposes of discussion on bicycle types, yer right.

    And if not for the current economic depression, I'd surely be rockin' a Nomad which would go back and forth between SS and 1x9.
    That would be a pretty sweet bike, Sir "All Mountain" woot!

    I almost gave up in complete and utter frustration when I started to learn real mountain biking in Bidwell. Now I have ascended to the ranks of "All Mountain" hotness

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    I cannot call it All Mountain because there's no mountains anywhere near me... But I do have a pretty tough SS trailbike and one guy broke a Cannondale Rush frame when following me a few months ago....


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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    nice bike pert, but doggie bag strapped on top tube?
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek
    doggie bag strapped on top tube?

    I took that pic while the bike was not quite finished yet: it is the front brake caliper, secured out of the way while waiting for longer bolts so that I could screw it onto the Z1 FR.

    I've cut the bar down a bit too and adjusted the seat.

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    My take on AM singlespeed

    I reckon I am sitting around a 68 degree headtube angle, but I could be a little high in that estimate. The BB is 13.75" above the ground and I am running a 28:16 gear ratio which is similar to a 32:18, but allows me to use a Granny God bashring for absolutely ridiculous ground clearance. This bike has seen duty at bike parks, XC races and enduro events so I guess you could say it is multi purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    I almost gave up in complete and utter frustration when I started to learn real mountain biking in Bidwell. Now I have ascended to the ranks of "All Mountain" hotness
    lawlz! Me too!

    I remember my first several times out, thinking to myself, "This is bull[spit]! These trails are bull[spit]! Nobody can ride this on a bike!"

    Then, gradually, it all just sort of came together.

    Anyhoo...here's my "Ninglespeed All Mountain Townie"...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusSommers


    Single speed, 120mm through-axle fork, WTB stout tires, all terrain 29er.
    just trying to see what every one rides for bigger front travel ss.. love the lenz by the way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Humongous
    I reckon I am sitting around a 68 degree headtube angle, but I could be a little high in that estimate. The BB is 13.75" above the ground and I am running a 28:16 gear ratio which is similar to a 32:18, but allows me to use a Granny God bashring for absolutely ridiculous ground clearance. This bike has seen duty at bike parks, XC races and enduro events so I guess you could say it is multi purpose.
    Is that pick under your name a broken shimano external BB ? How the hell did you do that. I hit some drops, and have felt my xtr's flex to the point of being scary.

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    Love the Implant.

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    Definitely compromised

    I am not one for big air, but I am 225 before gear and I get some comments on my legs from time to time (calfzilla really made me laugh.) I had those cranks on my XC bike, no air - EVER - and they broke when going over a 4" root. I suspect that Shimano was not really planning on someone like me when they penned the '03 XTR cranks so after they graciously warranted the pictured cranks they went on my wife's bike, (it's only fair as she is the one who purchased them in the first place) and I moved up to the Saint cranks instead. The Saints have been solid since 2004, no problems at all.
    Well, it was a good try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher
    lenz milk money all others are moot.

    that thing is sick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Valdez
    Weir rode a SC Nomad at SSWC 08
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    sweet thanks for the stoke and good picks.. keep them coming
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    Here is some shimano xtr crank abuse -

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    up down and all around

    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5
    any one have any ss all mountain rides.. pick and post please
    it's all good on the mountain.
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    Nice.

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    sweet
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    I love moots bikes.

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    The Peyto/Pike combination lives on. Was my geared ride for a long time, and it still get ridden quite a bit this way. Only real difference in setup is one gear and no Gravity Dropper post. Though I do now have a QR seat clamp on it, for those days when wanting the seat down for something.
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