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Just picked up my first 29er. Bought it from the lbs as a custom build, 2011 Dragon One by Jamis. Size 21" . Could not be happier with it.. Plans, are obviously pedals firstly, than perhaps a nice shock fork up front. I haven't seen many of these so if you have one show er off!
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Enjoy it for at least a season before you add a suspension fork up front, unless you have a medical reason that you need one. There isn't a more pure riding experience than a steel rigid SS.

Great looking bike, enjoy!
 

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Looks great! My LBS has these bikes and I have to remind myself that I already have a good 29er hard-tail. I'm surprised that I don't see many on the trail.

I would hate to separate that gorgeous fork from its frame :thumbsup:
 

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Well my only reasons for wanting a front suspension fork
, is that the stock rigid flexes backward during hard breaking..and I also really like how a nice shock fork looks on a hardtail.. We'll see.
 

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Well my only reasons for wanting a front suspension fork
, is that the stock rigid flexes backward during hard breaking..and I also really like how a nice shock fork looks on a hardtail.. We'll see.
My XXIX does the same thing. It is disconcerting on the pavement, but once on the trail I honestly don't notice it, and for a while I was really looking for it.
 

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Thanks guys. Anyone else ride one?
What kind of brakes you running there? They look like the Tektros that came on my Specialized.
 

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They are indeed tektro hydr. Specialized wheels. Truvativ cranks.
Great brakes! Especially since they are considered budget items. Shimano makes an organic pad that works well with these (the originals squealed a lot for me), and they are less than $9. My local Specialized shop turned me onto them. Let me know if you need the part number.
 

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Well my only reasons for wanting a front suspension fork
, is that the stock rigid flexes backward during hard breaking..and I also really like how a nice shock fork looks on a hardtail.. We'll see.
I have a Singular Swift and the fork flexes a bit as well. That flex is a good thing because it helps smooth out the ride. Overbuilt rigid forks will beat you up really fast.
 

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I've got an 09' geared bike set up as a 2speed. I've loved it since day one. The frame did crack though right at the top of the seat stays where it is welded to the seat tube..
Been there for a year or more without growing tho..
 
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