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    Ewr owb ss

    I have been riding this for a little while now, and it is about 90% dialed. So I thought I'd add to the EWR picture pool. Here she is after a 15 mile slog (and post ride shower) through muddy trails in White Clay and Middle Run in DE. Dressed as she is, with clown shoe 2.4 Fat Alberts (tubed, for now), she weighs 27.75 lbs. With tubeless Prowler MX 2.1 tires I can get her down to about 26.5. This bike is happier when pointed down a trail rather than up, but the swoops, berms and pumps on trails in DE suit her nicely. Next move: new crank to score better clearance (the 29ers spoiled me), Surly chain tensioner, lessen the gear inches a tad....that should seal it.



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    Large OWB 26er frame (2nd gen frame)
    Manitou Minute 100mm fork
    Hope Pro2 EVO Trials (R) and Hope Pro2 (F) hubs
    DT comp spokes, brass nips
    Alex rims XED44 rims
    RaceFace Turbine SqTpr cranks (110bcd) and Surly cog, 34:18
    Wellgo b030 pedals
    Avid BB7 brakes and SD7 Ti levers
    185mm Magura rotors
    685mm carbon risers
    ODI Ruffians
    WTB Rocket Race saddle (CroMo rails cuz I'm cheap)
    Sette seatpost (see above)
    Thomson 70mm stem

    I like it. I think I'll keep it. If the Philly PumpTrack becomes a reality, this bike will become my daily rider overnight.
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    Nice looking bike!

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    Nice ride. What are you thinking for a new crank for better clearance? I'm thinking of the same adjustment.
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    Nice - I'm really liking these EWR's at the minute. I'll have to try and get hold of one, especially as they're like hens teeth around these parts and I always like different stuff.

    It's my 60th birthday in a few months, so maybe I should drop a few heavy hints........

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslikesnake View Post
    Nice ride. What are you thinking for a new crank for better clearance? I'm thinking of the same adjustment.
    Nothing fancy. Some square taper 94/58 bcd cranks at 170mm running a 29 or 30t chainring. 2nd choice would be a spiderless set up with 28t chainring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy R View Post
    Nice - I'm really liking these EWR's at the minute. I'll have to try and get hold of one, especially as they're like hens teeth around these parts and I always like different stuff.

    It's my 60th birthday in a few months, so maybe I should drop a few heavy hints........
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    Nice. Too bad they dont have 26er in stock!

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    Might I suggest one of these if you need to run a tensioner: ETR/B / bike chain tensioners and other goodies / your friends at yess labs

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenn72 View Post
    Might I suggest one of these if you need to run a tensioner: ETR/B / bike chain tensioners and other goodies / your friends at yess labs

    Nice and sleek, and they don't stick out and get caught on wayward branches.
    Kenn, do you think it would work with an E-type square taper BBn (without the E type derailleur of course...I have a 2mm gap where the derailleur should be down there)? If so I may try that, as I am a big fan of lightening up the rear of the bike. Otherwise, I have been very happy with the Surly unit on my Yelli Screamy. The tensioner I have on there now just stinks.

    Having an aggressive little 26er like this in the stable really gives me some useful perspective on the difference between 29ers and 26ers. I am lucky to have 3 bikes that I love, each suited to a different purpose and type of trail. There are things that this bike can do that the Yelli Screamy cannot.
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    Nice! I'm still on the hunt for an OWB. That color blue looks great on those frames.

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    dibs on your old crank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    dibs on your old crank.
    It's a deal. Of course it's got a new HBC ring on there... TIme and money down the drain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    dibs on your old crank.
    You say that to all us old guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    You say that to all us old guys.

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    Well that made me somewhat depressed.
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