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all fact. 4" flux based chassis with spot tubes/machine work for rigidity. maybe just over 6lbs but no more than 6 1/2. workin prototypes are bein/have been tested. expect to see em sometime late '06 im told. all quite unofficial info but id say im close.
 

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Yep

Yep that is about it. 3.9" of travel with RP23 and Spot tubing for strength and rigidity. 4 sizes, 17 19 21 23 Don't have a name yet.

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turnerbikes said:
Yep that is about it. 3.9" of travel with RP23 and Spot tubing for strength and rigidity. 4 sizes, 17 19 21 23 Don't have a name yet.
DT
How about RE-FLUX :p :D :rolleyes:

Maybe have a naming contest in the 29'er forum. I'm sure a lot of them would love to particpate.
 

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Massive flux?
 

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How about the "Fad", or maybe the "Bandwagon", or the "XLCS" (extra long chain stay).

Or how about "Taking DT away from designing the Rail", i like that name.

I just don't get the 29" thing, why anybody would want a bike with a higher BB, longer wheel base and longer chain stays is beyond me.
 

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turnerbikes said:
Don't have a name yet.

DT
A few thoughts come to mind....

Altitude
Thunderhead

Gotta look up to both of 'em.

Or maybe...

My Precious... :)

JmZ
 

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JNC,
I gotta admit. You made me google that one.
I thought niners were a dumb idea until I started riding one. Now I'm jiggy wid it.
....no doubt, the ones I've ridden so far have been fun...different for sure, but fun none-the-less. I am currently deciding which entry level HT to pull the trigger on to tide me over until the "Pyrite" is available :D

PS. "Pyrite" was more of a jab at the recent Turner "love-fest" thread on the 29er board....it's all good. Bikeys is cool :thumbsup:
 

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jncarpenter said:
....no doubt, the ones I've ridden so far have been fun...different for sure, but fun none-the-less. I am currently deciding which entry level HT to pull the trigger on to tide me over until the "Pyrite" is available :D
Take a look at the Salsa. Lot of bike for the money. Larry is a Salsa dealer and would get you a great price.
I also like the niner bikes: www.ninerbikes.com

Think about going SS. It's another idea I thought was dumb until I got into it. Truth be told, I'm riding my niner SS more than my Pack these days.
 

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cave dweller said:
I just don't get the 29" thing, why anybody would want a bike with a higher BB, longer wheel base and longer chain stays is beyond me.
There is no reason for the BB to be any higher on a 29er than on a 26 inch mtb.

In fact, relative to the wheel axle, the BB is lower on a 29er. How that feels in the real world I have no idea, as I have not yet ridden one. Just thinking about the proportions here.
 

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and now for somethin positive

has the "big wheel" been taken yet? it has? damn....

well then how about callin it the "homer"? double meaning. get it?
 

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Take a look at the Salsa. Lot of bike for the money. Larry is a Salsa dealer and would get you a great price.
I also like the niner bikes: www.ninerbikes.com

Think about going SS. It's another idea I thought was dumb until I got into it. Truth be told, I'm riding my niner SS more than my Pack these days.
...the mariachi is a sweet looking SS HT, I was also considering the Sir9 as that would allow me to swap from geared to SS & back. I ride the Evil Sovereign as a SS alot & it's a fun configuration....not sure I would want a frame that was limited to ss tho ('specially a 29er). I was hoping to buy a complete bike (raleigh XXIX) cheap from the LBS...too many different options coming up in the next month or two. I think I'll just wait it out til Aug or so & see what surfaces. Either way, I will likely swap everything over to the Turner[29] & start the bling build come spring :thumbsup:

...the guy with this raleigh lives in my city. I have tooled around on it & it is an impressive riding bike for the money.


Check out his site https://twentynineinches.com
 
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