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JUGE FREDD
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aerobear wrote:
still thinking about bikes.
like the kona process.. but also fancying a 29er.

what do y'all think about the rocky mountain instinct, bc edition?

long travel, extra shred?

having trouble finding a dealer that seems like they would have an instinct for me to sit on. not sure if i'm a large or medium. geometry thing seems to be broken on the instinct 90 page, doesnt let me see the other positions (has some adjustable linkage). current bike reach is between sizes.

I'm also real curious about those bikes

Does anyone ever actually flip the chips around to try the nine combinations?

(also I think some of the BC editions have some adjustability removed to accommodate a longer shock)

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Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:03
liquify
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That bike looks dope.
I would say large again for the BC. STA is steeper, and overall tt isn't much longer than the mojo 3.
Would also bet the instinct BC has a shorter stem than you are currently running, which might offset the longer tt-horizontal.
You will feel longer reach when descending a bit, but it just takes a bit of time to adjust to the deeper hinge and trusting that putting weight forward is the right thing to do. I say this coming from the 460 reach trailfox to 495 jekyll. But was also going from 50mm stem to 35mm stem on the new bike, so it wasn't super crazy. Just took a bit of time to adjust.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:43
aerobear
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I plugged it all in to that website calculator and it does look like I'm leaning toward large. Large with a 35mm stem is equal in reach(including stem) to my mojo with a 50mm. The medium is still shorter, even with a 60mm stem. The wheel base length will probably be the huge adjustment.

@Fred, it looks like B.C. edition is only 1 position, which is fine. I had to figure that out reading reviews, as it was still listed as a feature on the instinct 90. I had the dual position thing on my trek and i never flipped it, kept it slack all the time.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:03
bobbythehawk
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(Reply to #10104)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
aerobear wrote:
still thinking about bikes.
like the kona process.. but also fancying a 29er.

what do y'all think about the rocky mountain instinct, bc edition?

long travel, extra shred?

having trouble finding a dealer that seems like they would have an instinct for me to sit on. not sure if i'm a large or medium. geometry thing seems to be broken on the instinct 90 page, doesnt let me see the other positions (has some adjustable linkage). current bike reach is between sizes.

I'm also real curious about those bikes

Does anyone ever actually flip the chips around to try the nine combinations?

(also I think some of the BC editions have some adjustability removed to accommodate a longer shock)

I have an instinct, with the chips. Mine is an older 999msl, with a longer 140mm fork (made my own bc ed) Flipping the chips around does make a noticeable difference, in the extremes- it's huge.

I took the bike on a trip to cali last year, and rode a 8hr XC race (with the geo steep/shock linear), switched tires and rode downieville (mild, but long DH), slacked out all the way, and then over to santa cruz (trail) and put it in the middle, w/ progressive shock setting. Riding back to back, the changes "helped" - though after 20 min you're adapted... On the shore I keep it somewhere in the middle, as I do as much climbing as descending. The sag will change a bit, so getting everything dialed is a process. Not really something I do on the trailhead...though you could if you wanted to. I think most people find the good spot (slack it out brah) for them and are done with it.

My boss and coworker just got their BC Instincts assembled- I'll see if they have gotten them out on a ride yet. I wouldnt call them playful (it's a big ass 29'er), it feels more "serious" in a go-fast kinda way.

oh- i'm a bellcurvin 5'11 (saddle height 745) and ride the L, with slammed bars & 60mm stem. It took me a while to get myself more forward, but as frank mentioned once you get that balance it's legit.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:15
aerobear
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Yeah. I'm always conflicted, but i do want to try a bigger bike. I'm far from fast, but steeper, rowdier trails that point down have become my preference, so it _seems_ to make sense to get a bigger bike. I've got the DJ for playing around at the park. As long as this thing is still rideable uphill..

I'm just under 5'11 - saddle height around 750mm. I'm mostly legs though, not long in the arms.

Honestly think if I could just find one to sit on (regular instinct would work too I think - reach is essentially the same, slightly less stack), it'd probably be obvious if I should go med or large, as the two sizes are pretty far apart. I'm just not sure anyone has one - all the places that carry them are fairly small shops where it's their 3rd or 4th mtb brand.
i'll try to get in the one local dealer this weekend though and see if they have one by chance.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:47
oogens
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I've been talking myself off the ledge from getting this

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2310623/

so let me live vicariously through you, and you should buy it instead

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 02:01
aerobear
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damn, why is it so cheap? that seems like a screaming deal.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:41
liquify
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Dang, heard some good things about the GG bikes. That does seem like a bangin deal.

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:55
aerobear
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TC: Guerilla gravity's website and hashtag on insta is "ridegg" and i cannot read it as anything but "Ride egg"

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 18:02
deadforkinglast
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It took me several readings of that to see it any other way.

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 23:00
oogens
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still see ride egg

talked to the seller a bit on text, seems legit, he said he plans to put a down payment soon on a house and needs to free up cash and minimize things to move sooner rather than later. might also have a hookup on parts since he was saying he'd just buy a new gg in a year or something.

Don't think it's stolen, it's been up for a few days

then I can buy it off you when you get tired of it :D

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:33
Todd
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I did gap jumps for the first time on Saturday, It was fun.

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:56
deadforkinglast
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Man, I just rode my Mojo from my house to the place where I am housesitting, with a little detour in the park for some fucking around on little singletrack stuff, some stair drops, etc. I can't believe how much fun that bike is and how perfect the balance is for just about everything from pedally laps at Tamarancho to shuttle runs in Santa Cruz to the aforementioned fucking around. My buddy just hit me up about a Downieville trip this summer and I fully expect the Mojo to be rad there, too, even I will probably be wanting for a bit more travel by the end of the day.

There's not a real point here except that if you are looking for a trail bike, check out the Mojo. I've never been on a bike that pedaled this well that was also so capable and confidence-inspiring to ride downhill, and I used to demo everything when I was a shop rat.

If I were going to spend four bongs on a bike (which I didn't), I would probably spend it on this bike again.

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:06
aerobear
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Agreed. Mojo fucking rules. I'm still getting a different bike this year, cuz YOLO. But really wonder if i'll ever love a bike like this again..

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:47

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