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New Medium LenzSport Behemoth, 125mm rear travel. Rock Shox Lyrik, 160mm front travel. LenzSport Mondo hub, allows use of 26" TA fork with 29" TA wheel. Proto Hayes DH brakes.

It's like a whole new sport. We'll be able to replace "like" with "is" once the new 2.3 and 2.5 tires show up in August.

Pics will have to suffice until I get time to post more words.

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Awesome!

Quick Q : can the Mondo hub also in/decrease fork offset? It's a fixed offcenter position, I think?
 

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endure26 said:
Sweet looking bike. Lenz does some nice work. The hub kinda scares me though. I have visions of the thru axle slipping on an impact and the "brakes" suddenly coming on. Yikes.
No more chance of it slipping than of any other TA. When I get some time to take a detailed pic that shows what I mean, I will.

Cloxxki said:
Quick Q : can the Mondo hub also in/decrease fork offset? It's a fixed offcenter position, I think?
It is fixed.

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Is the Mondo now officially for sale? If so, when will we see front wheel build pricing/availability from Bigwheel?

Please post close ups of hub/dropouts and tire clearance when you have a chance.

Very, very cool.
 

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Looks good Mike. How is pricing compared to a regular TA hub? Is there any update on that dual crown 6" WB fork you were talking about a while back?
 

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Tires?

Let's see......Kris Holm rims, check

...........Burly hub by Lenz, check

...........DH worthy crankset, check

...........converted long travel fork/ long travel rear shock, check

Bontrager tires? I thought that they were a bit on the "soft" side for this type of rig? Something about the rocks and the sidewalls not getting along? I must have been getting something wrong there.

By the way, that is an interesting rig! I think the fork brace clearance looks a little tight, but nice none the less. Not a rig I'd ever ride around these parts, mind you, but nice!
 

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Judging from the last pic, it doesn't look like anything larger than that Bontrager is going to fit the Lyric with that hub.
 

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Soupboy said:
Is the Mondo now officially for sale? If so, when will we see front wheel build pricing/availability from Bigwheel?

Please post close ups of hub/dropouts and tire clearance when you have a chance.

Very, very cool.
Devin is doing all he can to meet demand on Moth and Lev frames right now, and that's his bread and butter. He's also not really set up to produce hubs in any sort of quantity, so these Mondo hubs are never going to be a priority. It took much cajoling and bribing on my part to get him to make this one. And by making this one he basically put himself one day further behind on frame deliveries.

So, in a nutshell, if anyone wants one of these hubs, the cost is $600 for the hub with endcaps (adapters) for both IS and post-mount. Looks like for '07 and beyond post-mount is going to be the industry standard for forks.

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Have any changes occurred to the Moth frame itself?
Not for production. This one was customized drastically to see how far past the limits we could take it, and how the ride would change as a result. Slack angles, high bb, etc... It is a FR bike with XC tires. For now.

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Looks good Mike. How is pricing compared to a regular TA hub? Is there any update on that dual crown 6" WB fork you were talking about a while back?
The 150mm DC WB should be on the bike by this weekend. If I can convince myself to take the Lyrik off...

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Bontrager tires? I thought that they were a bit on the "soft" side for this type of rig? Something about the rocks and the sidewalls not getting along? I must have been getting something wrong there.
The sidewalls are not *quite* as tough as those on the Exi's, but the Jones XR's have edge knobs! What a concept! They're small ones, but knobs nonetheless, and as dry and loose as it is around here right now they make a tremendous difference.

Still running them at ~26f/28r and I haven't pinched. Yet...

Front rim is a 36h KH Uni, pretty much the standard for a bombproof 29" rim. Rear is a 32h Stans ZTR FR. Super impressed by the rear's ability to take direct hits and not flat spot or deflect. Also really impressed by how laterally stiff they are, especially considering their relatively light 600g weight. Now if we could only convince the NoTubes folks to drill them in 36h so that I could use/recommend them more often. Mike, are you listening???

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20.100 FR said:
From the pics, i think the rotation is prevented by the disq brake support
Yeah, looks like everything revolves around the static position created by unified brake adapter/rotational brace.

That seems fairly fork-dependent - i.e. the IS tab position varies from maker to maker in terms of alignment with the sliders - some are near parallel whereas other are tilted towards the back of the bike.

Is the Lyrik adapter similar to that of the Fox 36?
 
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