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OK, you 29 freaks- if any of ya are out here at the Fontana Norba, come by the Fisher trailer and check out the Race Day 29. I just got 2 frames in to build up for Cam and Nat. I am going to get one built this weekend. Looks pretty hot. First one to come see me and tell me "Big wheels rule" gets some Fisher swag. Ask for Matt.

I'll try to post up some pics of the bike later.
 

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mattomoto said:
OK, you 29 freaks- if any of ya are out here at the Fontana Norba, come by the Fisher trailer and check out the Race Day 29. I just got 2 frames in to build up for Cam and Nat. I am going to get one built this weekend. Looks pretty hot. First one to come see me and tell me "Big wheels rule" gets some Fisher swag. Ask for Matt.

I'll try to post up some pics of the bike later.
When and where exactly ?
Will you have any other GF 29ers ?
 

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Tell the boys we are all cheering for them here on the site and that we look forward to a ride report after the race. I am looking forward to mine coming in soon. Local shop received their 26er race days this week and I almost had an accident thinking one was mine.
 

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My pic of Matt at Sea Otter with Matt Kelly's 29er race bike. This was after the short track. Kelly used the XR 1.8 tires. Note the Bontrager logo mostly worn off the crank arm.
Tire Wheel Bicycle tire Bicycle frame Bicycle wheel
 

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Thanks for the pics guys. Who put that hat on my head?

Course out here is sweet- hard climbing and fast single track downhills. Goes through the junk yard, past old military bunkers, through concrete colverts etc. The Paragon rules out here. 1.8's through the loose sand is incredable. I would but like 10 seconds on Brett (other mechanic) and Jon (manager) like it was nothering. Got JHK thinking very serious about running the bike here. He is gonna take the paragon out tomorrow and run some laps. We'll see.

Very cool, I had a young man (like 12-13) come by and get some swag from me as he knew the catch phrase.

Give ya some more updates tomorrow. Wish me luck in the short track tomorrow. Yes, I will be running my Paragon. Later.

Matt
 

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Cranks???

What kind of cranks are those? Is that a 5 arm Compact Spider? I'm a 5 arm compact junkie. It would be wonderful if someone produced those.
 

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130/74 bdc 42/28

These are some protos. Should have a production crank later in the year. We are looking at a 94 bcd 5 arm as well. I have some of these coming too. I asked for 40/26 combos. Should have them for the NC Norba.

Raced yesterday in the STXC and took 7th. Big wheels are fun. Had a few guys comment after the race saying how I would just roll away from them on the flats. This was my first race this year and the first race on a 29er. I like it!

XC Pro race today. Fun Fun.
 

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mattomoto said:
These are some protos. Should have a production crank later in the year. We are looking at a 94 bcd 5 arm as well. I have some of these coming too. I asked for 40/26 combos. Should have them for the NC Norba.

Raced yesterday in the STXC and took 7th. Big wheels are fun. Had a few guys comment after the race saying how I would just roll away from them on the flats. This was my first race this year and the first race on a 29er. I like it!

XC Pro race today. Fun Fun.
Dude. On the flats my 29er is like a road bike. I pass all the 26ers unless I am suffering. I do run 40 psi, that may have something to do with it. :)
 

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Cool, 130/74!
40/26t seem like a big gap though (50+% shifting up), unless you're at least using an 11-34 cassette with it. with a 12-27, shifting the front ring would require a handful of shifts in the back to get a similar gear ratio again.
With such cranks I'd love to run 39/28 or something though, super easy and cheap to find rings.
 

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to meet you Matt. Thanks for all the little tips on the shifters and the bike in general. Oh and the socks as well.
Good job on your ST result!!
I'll be there tomorrow on the big wheels, lets see what happens.
paz afuera
 

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I'll buy it...

A 26/40 with an 11-34 is exactly what the doctor ordered for my race 29er. I've always wanted a mountain double, even if it does say Bontrager on the side!
 

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I'd be the first person in line for an outboard bearing, 2 piece crank with 94mm bcd. Please make them triple compatible as well.

Oh....and narrow Q-factor.

B
 

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"We are looking at a 94 bcd 5 arm as well. "

That is the best "new product" type news I have heard in a long time, better than any potential tubeless systems or new suspension designs IMO. A 5 arm compact triple on the market would make my year.

Adam
 
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