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My Chumba VF2 was stolen out of my garage in Fremont (Central Fremont) this morning. I guess someone left the garage door open long enough to roll it right out of it's rack and pedal off. I'm in the process of compiling numbers for all local shops as we speak, and hoping to god our home insurance or whatever will cover it. Otherwise, I'm f*cked.

The build is as follows:
Frame: 2009 Chumba VF2, Black Ano, Large
Fork: 2007 Fox Talas RL
Saddle: Specialized Rival SL
Seatpost: Bontrager
Stem: Specialized 105mm MTB Stem
Handlebar: Specialized Trail Bar
Grip: Cane Creek Lock Ons
Headset: King (Green)
Skewer: Salsa
Wheelset: Hope Pro II Hub/819/straight spokes
Brakes & Levers: Elixirs, 7" front 6" back
Shifters: 2007 X9
Cassette: 2009 Shimano XT
Chain: 2009 Shimano XT
Crank with BB: 2009 Shimano XT
Front Derailleur: 2009 Shimano XT E type
Rear Derailleur: 2007 Sram X0
Tires: Specialized Chunder 2.2 front, Eskar 2.3 back 2bliss
Pedal: Eggbeaters

Thanks for any help, greatly appreciated!
 

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F#cking bastards. Entirely too many of these threads lately. I live near you, so I'll be on the lookout. Good luck getting it back or getting your Ins. To cover it.
 

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Bastids. Hope the insurance covers your loss and that the thief gets run over by a drunk driver.
 

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wow, that sucks! Here's hoping you have a new ride soon.
 

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Thanks for the wishes guys. I spoke with the claims agent today & sent out a spreadsheet with all the parts/prices along with the picture above. I doubt I'll get the bike back, but I hope to get some $$$ back to at least get something similar (since I'll get reimbursed for the bike only if I buy a new one). Maybe I should join Patrick & Stuart and hop on the nomad boat...

I do need to start doing some research so I can get a bike asap when the check comes in. Any suggestions? I'm thinking mojo, enduro, nomad, or blt2. Hell, maybe even a 29er is an option now.
 

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I ran into a guy today on a new Nomad that he claimed was 31 pounds. Not bad If you can build one to a similar weight. Mine is 33 pounds and it sure felt heavy climbing Kennedy today. I was spoiled by the nimble and light BLT.

I've been on the hunt for a BLT2, but haven't found the right fit yet. I'm thinking a large is right, but it sure is an upright position as most are spec'd. I also saw a couple Tallboy's at Trailhead today. That is one pretty bike and probably a good option for a lanky kid like you. You should go try one out. I think the matte black one was $3600 or something.

Oh... and DON'T try the BLTc. It'll make you crazy. Really. I'm trying to find things I can pawn to raise enough cash to buy one now.
 

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Mojo is awesome. If you want a bigger bike wait until the Mojo HD comes out. I saw the Ibis engineer on one at Demo a few weeks ago. He had it at 28lbs with an adjustable seatpost. Not bad for a 160mm bike.
 

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Steven...I second the Mojo HD. You can keep it my garage-- it will be much more secure than your place.
 

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GMM said:
Steven...I second the Mojo HD. You can keep it my garage-- it will be much more secure than your place.
GMM is right. Thieves will steal his MX bike before your Mojo HD in his garage. :)

You could get a steal on a 2009 Titus EG. 6" of travel is where it's at. You need at least that much to ride Coyote Hills. :)

Mojo HD looks pretty sweet. Or you could just get the new Enduro. Make the BG happy in the process.
 

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Dang. That sucks, Steve. What's this DW-Link:D If I had the money, I'd spring for one. Try before you buy. Lots of good ones out there. Pivot, Ibis, Turner...
 

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I love my Nomad but it's one of the older ones, with the 1.5" headtube and original VPP design. It's definitely more sluggish uphill, but downhills like an 8" bike. You'd probably like the new Nomads, which I hear climb better but don't feel as plush downill, or the Mojo. I was lusting after the Mojo HD (would be a nice complement to my '98 steel Mojo hardtail), but there's no way I could ever justify that kind of expense with MsWheels.
 

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Linga115 said:
not hopping back on the chumba wagon?
The chumba was nice, but I'm always looking for something different. I noticed every summer I had a different frame from the last, so I guess it's in me to try new frames, suspension designs, and geometry.

dan51 said:
Mojo is awesome. If you want a bigger bike wait until the Mojo HD comes out. I saw the Ibis engineer on one at Demo a few weeks ago. He had it at 28lbs with an adjustable seatpost. Not bad for a 160mm bike.
That HD sounds like an amazing bike for sure. I'm just not sure if I would use the 160mm to it's potential, hence why I'm reconsidering the nomad choice.

jeng said:
Remedy or Roscoe. I'll give you the my bike got stolen deal. PM me.
Jeng, I think I'm stuck with buying a new bike from a shop with receipt if I want the full amount. Thanks for the offer though.

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Dang. That sucks, Steve. What's this DW-Link If I had the money, I'd spring for one. Try before you buy. Lots of good ones out there. Pivot, Ibis, Turner...
The goal is to try as many bikes during January as possible since I'll be off from work and school. I have a feeling Trailhead, PTB, and other LBS's with rental fleets. Unfortunately, demos aren't free :(
 
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