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anomaly
All things MTB

Talk tires, suspension, geometry, getting rad ETC.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 19:36
crabbi
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Someone give me their impression of the orbea alma 29er h30. That's what I'm prob getting coz sponsor.

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Sun, 12/25/2011 - 19:50
johnnyraja
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Purple ano.

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miguelaron wrote:
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is your name Fat Albert Queda by any chance?

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Sun, 12/25/2011 - 20:15
johnnyraja
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Bestest hubs:

Bestest video of me crashing cuz huge hangover:

http://s677.photobucket.com/albums/vv138/johnnyraja/?action=view&current=Crash.mp4

miguelaron wrote:
obese and unamerican
is your name Fat Albert Queda by any chance?

euclid wrote:
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Sun, 12/25/2011 - 20:22
jamey
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Planning a 2-3 camping/mtb trip in March. Going to Fruita:

and I will NOT be doing this

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 20:37
wickedwagon
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So my dad just bought one of these.

Edit: the aluminum one. front and rear thru axle and full xt. so hot.

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Sun, 12/25/2011 - 20:57
Endpoint
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Racing Ralph. The only tire for 29" cross country.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 20:46
jamey
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dang. merry christmas!

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 21:25
anomaly

Video from yesterday. My buddies dropped me since they were on 160-180 travel 26" wheel bikes and I was on my 100 travel 29er. It is hard to tell but that trail, which continues for another several minutes, averages -18% per Strava.
http://www.pinkbike.com/video/233996/

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 22:26
anomaly
(Reply to #9)

rabbi wrote:
Someone give me their impression of the orbea alma 29er h30. That's what I'm prob getting coz sponsor.

If you can get it for cheap, get it.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 22:33
deadforkinglast
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Nice. How secret/illegal is that trail?

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 22:34
anomaly

Not secret (you can find 30+ poach trails in Marin on Strava) and it is as illegal as anything off Pine Mtn or San Geronimo Ridge, which is to say that there is relatively low ranger danger.

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 22:43
anomaly

I'm doing my first endurance MTB race in May, an 8 hour with one of my Geekhouse cross team mates. Laps are 9-11 miles (depends on weather) with ~1100' of climbing per lap. Any suggestions on training leading into something like that?

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 23:00
Face
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(Reply to #13)

Mr. Bear wrote:
I'm doing my first endurance MTB race in May, an 8 hour with one of my Geekhouse cross team mates. Laps are 9-11 miles (depends on weather) with ~1100' of climbing per lap. Any suggestions on training leading into something like that?

lots?

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Mon, 12/26/2011 - 00:21
DDYTDY
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(Reply to #14)

bradencbc wrote:
Racing Ralph. The only tire for 29" cross country.

I'm using Ralph front Crow rear.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 15:15
DDYTDY
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(Reply to #15)

Who you riding with Nate?

I do longish to epic, road and dirt road rides with a lot of climbing on weekends. Weeknights I do shorter MTB rides to sharpen off road skills. I try and get some epic MTB rides in before tapering.

On the road is where I build most of my endurance.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 15:21
anomaly

Zach. Joshua is far far faster than I am and would take it somewhat seriously.

I also decided today that if someone shows up to a ride and I don't know them I won't take them on specific trails anymore. We hit the trail in the video above and a couple people were so far out of their depth that they could've been seriously fucked up. There is some inherent responsibility in knowing where the gnar is.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 17:40
anomaly

Also my body is dead after 40 something miles on the MTB over the last 3 days. Too many technical descents.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 17:42
motorbacon
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(Reply to #18)

Mr. Bear wrote:
I'm doing my first endurance MTB race in May, an 8 hour with one of my Geekhouse cross team mates. Laps are 9-11 miles (depends on weather) with ~1100' of climbing per lap. Any suggestions on training leading into something like that?

Mixed terrain is where it's at. Specially as it warms up.

I will be doing mixed terrain rides that start from los gatos, climb a lot, then drop a lot, then gradual grades and loop into SDF then come back out.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 21:22
SUPERVEEPS
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Can't wait to finish building up my first MTB in years. All I need to do is finish prepping the frame, wash the XTR/LX drivetrain, rebuild the rear wheel (nos USA made CR-18 is replacing an old Bontrager rim), and then put it all together. Fully rigid with 6061-T6 frame and 100mm suspension corrected Surly fork on 26" wheels will be interesting.
If I love riding it I may get an XTC 29er or something similar in a year or two.

Tue, 12/27/2011 - 13:04
timberland boots
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26er is put away for the season, gonna be a real drag going back to the rigid 29er for snowy singletrack. Beats not riding though I suppose

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Tue, 12/27/2011 - 13:10
Larry Winget
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The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Tue, 12/27/2011 - 13:14
deadforkinglast
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For that price, I'd say fuck it, order some and tell us how they are. When I get home from work, I'm probably gonna see if there's a 170mm version to order.

Does anyone have any experience with the wtb Mutano? I'm salivating at the prospect of lightweight 2.4" tires and the tread looks like something I could get along with.

Tue, 12/27/2011 - 13:27
VT regularbike
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Not sure of weight but I just put a set of 2.4 racing ralphs on a scalpel and the pick it up weight test didn't seem too much different from the 2.25 RR's that were on there before.

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Fri, 12/30/2011 - 02:47
timberland boots
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Helmet cam intro is nutso

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Sat, 12/31/2011 - 19:54
anomaly

Put in 22ish miles on the mtb today at Annadel State Park. It is truly the best XC riding I've ever done. Super chunk all around, great descents and technical climbs.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 19:57
Face
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bunned i didnt go to annadel, ende dup going to auburn and doing bro shuttle runs instead. was still rad but i felt a bit out of place in my head to toe lycra riding a 29er...

in other news, going to ucsc tomorrow morning. plans for ~4k ft of climbing. going to be epic.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 20:59
anomaly

I aim to get up to Annadel monthly in '12, I'll keep you in the loop.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 21:21
motorbacon
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Ruh roh. Picked up SS 29er frame from Face. Will be building up as rigid untilnI can afford a decent squish fork. Should be perfect for demo and any rides that dont have long +20% grades.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 21:28
akasnowmaaan
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LMK if you need parts. I have a bunch of MTB stuff I'm getting rid of - seatpost, seatpost collar, saddle, alt bars, stems, some baller disc brakes...

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 21:43
motorbacon
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Only things I need are a crank and spd's. I have the rest.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 21:45
akasnowmaaan
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I have some Truvative Fire cranks - 2-chainring, with the 'middle' and 'granny' of a traditional triple. Cheap, but brand new.
Also a pair of Eggbeaters in great condition with two sets of new cleats.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:09
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #32)

Smitty wrote:
Helmet cam intro is nutso

Damn. So rad.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 22:54
anomaly

Dude can manual like a motherfucker.

Sun, 01/01/2012 - 11:00
josh
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(Reply to #34)

akasnowmaaan wrote:
Also a pair of Eggbeaters in great condition with two sets of new cleats.

Which eggbeaters and how many dollars?

Wed, 01/04/2012 - 19:53
akasnowmaaan
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SL, the steel ones.
$40.
Very little wear on the pedals, only real marks are on the body where I had to use some pliers to pull them off of some 20mm extensions.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 01:31
anomaly

Looks like I found my 2012 race bike, Kona is bringing back ti frames...
Pre-prod 2012 Kona Raijin, 44mm ht, BB30, sliding drop outs w/ der hanger or SS dropouts

http://teamseagal.blogspot.com/2012/01/2012-kona-raijin-official-world-premier.html

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 18:58
motorbacon
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(Reply to #37)

Mr. Bear wrote:
Looks like I found my 2012 race bike, Kona is bringing back ti frames...
Pre-prod 2012 Kona Raijin, 44mm ht, BB30, sliding drop outs w/ der hanger or SS dropouts

http://teamseagal.blogspot.com/2012/01/2012-kona-raijin-official-world-premier.html

Sexy, but wait a little for their production to ramp up and knock out the first few frames. Their new Honzo frame has been a total fuck up. Lots of early/pre production frames were sold and were all sorts of messed up.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 19:09
Larry Winget
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Yo that's real hawt.

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Thu, 01/05/2012 - 19:31
anomaly
(Reply to #39)

motorbacon wrote:
Mr. Bear wrote:
Looks like I found my 2012 race bike, Kona is bringing back ti frames...
Pre-prod 2012 Kona Raijin, 44mm ht, BB30, sliding drop outs w/ der hanger or SS dropouts

http://teamseagal.blogspot.com/2012/01/2012-kona-raijin-official-world-premier.html

Sexy, but wait a little for their production to ramp up and knock out the first few frames. Their new Honzo frame has been a total fuck up. Lots of early/pre production frames were sold and were all sorts of messed up.

Probably getting a Honzo as part of the April batch. It is silly cheap through the shop.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 20:12
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #40)

motorbacon wrote:
Mr. Bear wrote:
Looks like I found my 2012 race bike, Kona is bringing back ti frames...
Pre-prod 2012 Kona Raijin, 44mm ht, BB30, sliding drop outs w/ der hanger or SS dropouts

http://teamseagal.blogspot.com/2012/01/2012-kona-raijin-official-world-premier.html

Sexy, but wait a little for their production to ramp up and knock out the first few frames. Their new Honzo frame has been a total fuck up. Lots of early/pre production frames were sold and were all sorts of messed up.

Messed up how? This one will probably be OK, since it's made by Lynskey. Unless Kona just totally fucks up the geometry for the first round of bikes, which seems kind of unlikely.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 20:14
timberland boots
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What's wrong with the Honzo? I wasn't ever going to buy one, but I thought it looked really rad and was glad that it existed...

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Thu, 01/05/2012 - 20:22
motorbacon
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The first few batches were shipped out with super long chain stays, like an inch longer than advertised, different length/weight yoke (mount for chain stay) and weighed almost a pound and a half more than the later production/non fuck up frames. And also, what jackass makes a 33 lb stock build hardtail?

From what I gathered, seems like some early/preproduction frames got mixed into the later run. Who knows.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 22:11
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #43)

motorbacon wrote:
And also, what jackass makes a 33 lb stock build hardtail?

I mean, it's a 29er hardtail with a 68 degree head angle, a 120mm fork, a 50mm stem and 29" (I think?) bars. This is not an xc bike. It's a big, burly all-mountain hardtail for big motherfuckers in rough terrain. As such, it looks like fun, once you get it to some gnar worth shredding. AM hardtails are just heavy. My chameleon was like 31lbs at its porkiest, and that was a medium aluminum 26" frame. It's just how it goes when your shit needs to be burly first and foremost.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 22:30
akasnowmaaan
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No, it was the way Motorbacon said, they honestly mixed a big batch of early prototypes with gaspipe tubing and outdated geo in with their regular builds. They've been swapping out people's bikes for real to get them the right frame. It's on MTBR if you're curious.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 22:39
timberland boots
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That sucks, I really like kona and hate to see them make such stupid fuckups when they've got a winning design like that.

In a few years time when I'm hired on and can get back into downhill I'm probably get a Kona Operator. Nice solid single pivot bikes at a price point that's more or less unfuckwithable

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Thu, 01/05/2012 - 23:50
that guy
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The Honzo and Raijin are coming from different sides of the planet, so I doubt there would be similar production issues.

Granted it's coming off the same Lynskey production floor as Salsa's El Mariachi Ti and Selma Ti, but can do either SS or geared, which the Salsa's can't. I'm sure the price will work out to about the same. A similar Lynskey is about the same price too. I wish it had rockers like the Selma Ti instead of the sliders though.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 01:13
CheshireCat
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yay. almost time for my correctly fitting mtb to arrive.

also want a singlespeed, although i think i'm just going to bring up my singlespeed rock lobster from TX and race the SS26er.

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Fri, 01/06/2012 - 20:25
motorbacon
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Waiting on grabbing a crank to complete my SS29er. Should be a perfect bike for a few trails in the area. Sos toked

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 20:30
anomaly

$1899 MSRP on the Raijin. 69.5 HT with a typical A-C 100 travel fork. No word on CS length.

Sat, 01/07/2012 - 02:40
anomaly

A nice little video of my backyard trails. Pretty much every climb he does is ridden 95% of the time as a descent.

http://vimeo.com/33990203

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 13:55

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