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Finally got my new wily 29er out for couple test rides, and I can't wait to get it out again. The way it downhills is addicting. It's so much more flickable than I imagined, and it rolls over stuff so smoothly( I know I'm preaching to the choir:). Also, I like the higher bb height, but it'll take a few more rides before I get used to taking advantage of extra clearance. Pics dont do justice to the awesome craftsmanship, and beautiful paintjob. The color is dark black cherry that I found pic of on old hotrod, and spectrum paint worked the magic. Brad at wily is still working on matching rigid fork, so Texas Lou and Larry at mtn high cyclery loaned me a fork/stem, so I could ride it. What nice fellas! Anyhow, here's a few pics from some riding/bike near Estes CO.
 

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Nice!

Hey Miguel - I saw your frame and wheels over at Mtn. High 2 weeks ago while dropping off some stuff. That paint job is sic!

I got talked into signing up for the Laramie Range Enduro in two weeks. You should do it too! Have been putting in some long 4-6+ hour rides riding from town and piecing a big Horestooth Mtn/Lory/Service road loop each time. I'm riding again saturday at 6am trying to beat the heat if you wanna join me and put in some miles...
 

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Nice ride!

That's a nice looking ride!, and me too on the Laramie Enduro. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting on delivery of my 29er so it'll be the cross bike instead wearing a 29er up front.
 

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Enduro

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me too on the Laramie Enduro. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting on delivery of my 29er so it'll be the cross bike instead wearing a 29er up front.
What type of tires are you using for the enduro bart? Is the course really as non-technical as i've heard from others? I though of running the nano's on my speedcity wheels aired up to 45-50 psi...but yesterday a buddy suggested I use more of a semi-slick. Bigwheel hooked me up with a pair of Goliath's which might also be very fast with the slick center, higher air volume, and knobby sides. Pretty heavy though...
 

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just got my 29er too, wait til you try a place like the upper part of hall ranch...

and i just did buffalo creek on my rigid 29er...still grinning 3 days later...i actually had to go around my buddy on his full susser! those trails seem to be particularly fun for the 29er wheels...
 

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29er Enduro Tires

2m,

I went up and rode some of the course last week. We did the first few miles which is fire road, and a big section after the 35 or so mile point which is all singletrack. There are a bunch of sandy sections, so I personally wouldn't run a semi-slick. Also, there are some pretty rocky, rooty steeps so I am running a Bontrager ACX up front.

Unfortunately, my 29er has not yet arrived so my 'cross bike is standing in wearing a 38mm WTB Interwolf in back. I lost a lot of momentum on the sandy sections with the relatively skinny tire and the small knobs. It looked to me like 1/2 to 2/3 of the course is open and fire road/2-track, but the singletrack has some more technical stuff. And we hit one pretty loose, sketchy off-camber descent in our riding.

Nice area, the wildflowers were all in bloom up on the plateau.
 
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