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Well most of you have probably seen my build pics here but I thought I would post some impressions from our maiden voyage.

Downhill - WOW!!! Do these things gather speed or what!!!! But I must say that I never oince felt concerned about crashing as they are so stable.

Logs - What frick'en logs??? I rolled over some very large logs today that I would not have even attempted on my 26" bike. The bike just rolled over them so smoothly like they were a quarter the size.

Twisty technical stuff - I struggled through the twisty sections but then again I am always crap at that type of stuff so maybe it was just me.

Uphill - No better or worse for me so far.

Water bars - Who said you cannot jump a 29'er?? I must have gotten about 2" of air at one time off one of the water bars!!!

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b12yan88 said:
2 inches of air is .... well nothing to brag about =P
It is for TR! :D

Looks even better now TR! Where'd u ride that sucker?

I was stunned at the difference when heading downhill too. Gotta love the big wheels. And how 'bout those brakes? How were they, esp. in comparison to your BB7s?
 

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TheSingleGuy said:
It is for TR! :D

Looks even better now TR! Where'd u ride that sucker?

I was stunned at the difference when heading downhill too. Gotta love the big wheels. And how 'bout those brakes? How were they, esp. in comparison to your BB7s?
Did a couple of hours at Daisy Hill with Shannon and SS Scott (they hammered me, the fit [email protected]@rds) in the mud.

I liked the brakes but would not say that I noticed anything that was awesomely better than the BB7's. Maybe the levers were nicer than what I have used in the past with my BB7's. Mind you they are only now starting to bed in.
 

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TR said:
Did a couple of hours at Daisy Hill with Shannon and SS Scott (they hammered me, the fit [email protected]@rds) in the mud.

I liked the brakes but would not say that I noticed anything that was awesomely better than the BB7's. Maybe the levers were nicer than what I have used in the past with my BB7's. Mind you they are only now starting to bed in.
Can't wait to get the Monkey back over there to go rollin with you boys! Of course, then Wenj will have to have a 29er too!

You should go for a ride on your SL today, I'd be interested if you still like it as much (at least descending) after riding the 29er. I know I notice more of a difference going back to 26inch wheels than I do going up to 29ers.

BTW, I'm loving the rigid fork on the KM. Riding down steep stuff is so awesome without fork dive! Getting beaten up a bit, but not as much as I thought I would.

I don't think I met/know SS Scott - I think you and HardGayRay were the only SSers I met back in Briz. I guess it's catching on. Anyone else talking about getting a 29er?
 

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TheSingleGuy said:
Can't wait to get the Monkey back over there to go rollin with you boys! Of course, then Wenj will have to have a 29er too!

You should go for a ride on your SL today, I'd be interested if you still like it as much (at least descending) after riding the 29er. I know I notice more of a difference going back to 26inch wheels than I do going up to 29ers.

BTW, I'm loving the rigid fork on the KM. Riding down steep stuff is so awesome without fork dive! Getting beaten up a bit, but not as much as I thought I would.

I don't think I met/know SS Scott - I think you and HardGayRay were the only SSers I met back in Briz. I guess it's catching on. Anyone else talking about getting a 29er?
There are a few others existing and at least 3 29'ers I know of other than Shannon, Scott and I. Shannon has orders for 2 niners and possibly ne further El Commandante at this stage.
Get yourself home with that KM and I will organise a 29'er/SS ride for while you are here.
 

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I must say TR that your bike looks a lot better now that it is grubby and mud splattered like my Commandante :D . I still havn't washed mine. Just dont tell Shannon ;) , I'm sure his was spottless for the Sunday Samford ride :D .
 

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I like the looks of that hardtail. You may have mentioned it somewhere but what size is that frame?
TR said:
Well most of you have probably seen my build pics here but I thought I would post some impressions from our maiden voyage.

Downhill - WOW!!! Do these things gather speed or what!!!! But I must say that I never oince felt concerned about crashing as they are so stable.

Logs - What frick'en logs??? I rolled over some very large logs today that I would not have even attempted on my 26" bike. The bike just rolled over them so smoothly like they were a quarter the size.

Twisty technical stuff - I struggled through the twisty sections but then again I am always crap at that type of stuff so maybe it was just me.

Uphill - No better or worse for me so far.

Water bars - Who said you cannot jump a 29'er?? I must have gotten about 2" of air at one time off one of the water bars!!!

And the pic's



 

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threesixeight said:
I like the looks of that hardtail. You may have mentioned it somewhere but what size is that frame?
20"/large.
Geometry specs:
Seat tube - 20"
TT - 23.8"
HT - 3.75"
Wheelbase - 43.3"
Chainstay - 17.9"
Standover - 30.9"
BB height - 12"
Head angle - 70.5deg
Seat angle - 73.5deg
Fork rake - 38mm
 
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