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Old 01-27-2019, 01:46 PM   #12976
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Still loving this bike. I have a 29er front wheel in the mail and will order a matching rear wheel once I confirm fitment.
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:56 PM   #12977
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Still loving this bike. I have a 29er front wheel in the mail and will order a matching rear wheel once I confirm fitment.
What is the current setup?
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:21 PM   #12978
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What is the current setup?


27.5+ with 3Ē tires.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:40 PM   #12979
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Why switch from 27.5 to 29er?
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:43 PM   #12980
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Why switch from 27.5 to 29er?


I want both. Late summer and early fall is nice for the fast rolling 29er while the 27.5+ is really nice through the winter and spring. Also trail dependent.
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:17 AM   #12981
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Interesting. $2195 US (frame price) for an USA made, carbon front triangle with Al rear. Same bike can be lengthened or shortened, travel adjusted. 9 mins video.

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Old 02-02-2019, 10:40 PM   #12982
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Got my new frame built up with the old parts. The old frame had several cracks in it. This new one is much beefier and better welds.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:24 PM   #12983
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I bought the YT Jeffsy 27 this morning.

No tracking information yet.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:30 PM   #12984
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Jealous. I was going to pull the trigger on a 29 Capra but then I did my taxes...

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Old 02-06-2019, 06:14 PM   #12985
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I just booked an AirBnB for the Alafia, Florida area for 4 nights next week. I plan to ride Alafia and Balm Boyette while my wife works nights (GTF out of the house so she can sleep proper). Gotta find me some sunshine!
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:43 PM   #12986
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Clean out your PM box, qburger!

Save your pennies so you can take your wife to a show.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:04 PM   #12987
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Clean out your PM box, qburger!

Save your pennies so you can take your wife to a show.
Done!

I just ordered a rear wheel. Stanís Crest, DT Comp, Hope 4 hub. Not saving my pennies very well.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:15 PM   #12988
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It's so pretty.

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Old 02-11-2019, 07:27 PM   #12989
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Wow, it already showed up.

That is a good looking bike
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:20 PM   #12990
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I signed up for a race April 6th. Itís not super long, 18mi and 3100í vertical, called the mudslinger.

May take the fatbike I may take the Following. Havenít decided yet.

To train a bit Iím doing Sufferfest and the kickr. Iím interested to see how it goes.

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:22 PM   #12991
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I signed up for a race April 6th. Itís not super long, 18mi and 3100í vertical, called the mudslinger.

May take the fatbike I may take the Following. Havenít decided yet.

To train a bit Iím doing Sufferfest and the kickr. Iím interested to see how it goes.
I was thinking about that. Did you look at pics from previous races? It looks like a blackface event.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:15 AM   #12992
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I was thinking about that. Did you look at pics from previous races? It looks like a blackface event.


Yes it looks like a mud fest depending on weather. Iím ok with it as itís not super long but thatís a big reason why I might run the fat bike.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:15 PM   #12993
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New hobby starts today!

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Old 02-16-2019, 09:36 PM   #12994
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Thatís a real solid start!
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:13 PM   #12995
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Oh boy, a new guy!

The first thing you need to do is to get over that "new" thing. So take your bike out to the driveway, and give it a big shove so it rolls a while on it's own and crashes. Then you need to get a nice running start and do the full on belly slide into home base, also on pavement.

Then you'll be ready for it to happen while riding and it won't bother you as much.

Have fun and don't get discouraged, it gets better.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:41 PM   #12996
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I am trying to decide between the 1UP quick rack with a second tray, or a super-duty double. It might be nice to not have the extra tray poking out the back, but then again, the rear tray gets hit and not my bike with two. And once I put it on I'll find out it doesn't matter

On the other hand, it's $30 fewer $bucks.

They are cocksuckers for charging $80 for black. And I may have to do it.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:19 PM   #12997
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I am trying to decide between the 1UP quick rack with a second tray, or a super-duty double. It might be nice to not have the extra tray poking out the back, but then again, the rear tray gets hit and not my bike with two. And once I put it on I'll find out it doesn't matter

On the other hand, it's $30 fewer $bucks.

They are cocksuckers for charging $80 for black. And I may have to do it.


If Iíd done the single, Iíd probably leave my rack on all the time. The annoyance of lowering the rack every time to access the tailgate makes me take it off when Iím not using it.
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:15 PM   #12998
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I am trying to decide between the 1UP quick rack with a second tray, or a super-duty double. It might be nice to not have the extra tray poking out the back, but then again, the rear tray gets hit and not my bike with two. And once I put it on I'll find out it doesn't matter

On the other hand, it's $30 fewer $bucks.

They are cocksuckers for charging $80 for black. And I may have to do it.
The 1up racks look really nice, and they are modular, so you can add or take away trays as needed. I kinda wish I had gone for the 1up instead of the Thule t2 pro. But I have ridden with people with 1up racks and they do take a bit more work to get your bike into (not much mind you). I do like the solid metal construction of the 1up.

As far as size goes, I would always opt for the 2 slot over the 1. Always. Adds flexibility.

My wife was recently rear ended in her Honda Fit (with Thule hanging type rack) by a girl who was texting and didn't see the long line of traffic stopped at a stop light. My wife was at a dead stop and saw the collision coming and could do nothing about it but brace. She was hit at a speed of at least 45mpm, probably higher (speed limit was 55). There were no skid marks, so no braking at all (older, pre ABS car). Her bike rack and receiver hitch were mangled, but absorbed a tremendous amount of the impact. Way more than I though possible. It probably kept her car from being totaled, and possibly injuries (my wife was fine). - Just an interesting aside.
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:19 PM   #12999
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If Iíd done the single, Iíd probably leave my rack on all the time. The annoyance of lowering the rack every time to access the tailgate makes me take it off when Iím not using it.
Did you get the EZ Pull?

Having to drop the rack is one reason I am looking at canopy side windows with locking latches and maybe compartments, like for tools and a cooler or whatever.
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Studded tire recommendations, 29x 2.4-2.8....Go!

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