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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
Face
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Also in for mojo love.

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.

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:52
aerobear
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said fuck it and officially joined the big wheel bandwagon

order placed, hopefully shows up fairly quick..

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

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 23:23
motorbacon
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Built a geared wheel for the Honzo. Some Formula hub that was floating around, WTB Aysm i29 hoop, DT Revolutions NDS and Comps DS with prolock nips....

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:27
Face
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Somehow I missed that you are using revs on that thing. Hopefully it's not a noodle.

Big wheels all around!

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.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:05
liquify
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The LT looks dope. Rode this weekend with a friend on it and he is digging it.
I thought my Camber might get more bites than the TrailFox. Was hoping someone would buy camber and I could then get an evil following frame and just use parts from TrailFox that nobody wants to by.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:19
kmcdon
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It's time.

LB is ready to get a fork for her 2017 krampus (specs) I don't know a damn think about forks, except that her front wheel is 29x3" and has a 110x15 axle. We're going to use the bike for bikepacking, so probably nothing with more than 100mm travel, since it's a small frame. She doesn't want to spend more than $500, and used is probably OK as long as it's not clapped out.

Is there a recommendation from here before we make some terrible decision?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:08
jdsmooth
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I'm guessing you'll find more better options in the reg 29er, 100mm axleway.
I bargain hunted a non-boosted 29er fork + 100x15 wheel recently for $300. (a take-off Trace RL2 fork, new DT 350 + Pacenti rim + spokes)

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:51
kmcdon
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I don't think I can swap endcaps or anything on this wheel to make it non-boost.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:56
Gary Fissure

I'm not sure how many non-boost forks will take a 29x3.0 without dremeling. Don't dremel. Get the boost fork.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:14
kmcdon
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LB posted on the "krampus owners" facebook group asking the same question

First reply was "why not get a carbon fork instead?"

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Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:19
Gary Fissure
Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:25
liquify
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Used Yari is probably your best bet, but you may be limited to 120mm as lowest.
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2315396/ 130mm,
Or Manitou Machete , which comes on the lowest level Stache.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:27
kmcdon
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I think I might have worked out something with a forum member used (manitou magnum comp). Not the top-of-the line fork, she doesn't need it, but it also affords her some $$$ to put towards a derper as well.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:31
liquify
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Nice! The Magnum is a step above the machete, but I was only finding listings for the Pro and they were above your ideal price.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:41
motorbacon
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(Reply to #10129)

Face wrote:
Somehow I missed that you are using revs on that thing. Hopefully it's not a noodle.

Big wheels all around!

Didnt flex while putting 240 lbs on it to stress it

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:05
Goddamnit Gunther
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(Reply to #10130)

aerobear wrote:
said fuck it and officially joined the big wheel bandwagon

order placed, hopefully shows up fairly quick..

Jesus, that’s one hell of a bike fuck yea

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:54
jamey
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Hell yeah, Amy! I've been super curious about the LT.

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

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 22:05
deadforkinglast
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I have a friend who works at Ibis and whose bf works at SC who tells me that those SC trail bikes are the only ones she thinks pedal better than the Ibis DW link, for what that's worth. She's not really the sort who would give him that if it wasn't at least true that it pedaled better than her Ibis.

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:08
aerobear
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(Reply to #10133)

jamey wrote:
Hell yeah, Amy! I've been super curious about the LT.

we'll have to trade bikes some day..

shipped today so won't have it this weekend, but i'm sure i'll have it built and ready to shred the following weekend.

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

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:25
motorbacon
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(Reply to #10134)

deadforkinglast wrote:
I have a friend who works at Ibis and whose bf works at SC who tells me that those SC trail bikes are the only ones she thinks pedal better than the Ibis DW link, for what that's worth. She's not really the sort who would give him that if it wasn't at least true that it pedaled better than her Ibis.

Yeti isn't even mentioned because it outpedals all other linkages......

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:43
aerobear
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(Reply to #10135)

motorbacon wrote:
deadforkinglast wrote:
I have a friend who works at Ibis and whose bf works at SC who tells me that those SC trail bikes are the only ones she thinks pedal better than the Ibis DW link, for what that's worth. She's not really the sort who would give him that if it wasn't at least true that it pedaled better than her Ibis.

Yeti isn't even mentioned because it outpedals all other linkages......

not at all bummed on the $800 i saved by not a 5.5 w/ xt.

pretty sure the SC will do me just fine. was really happy w/ how the mojo pedaled up hill..

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

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:47
oogens
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the LT looks sick

also I stopped caring about how well bikes climb since they all feel the same when I'm walking

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 02:27
akasnowmaaan
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(Reply to #10137)

motorbacon wrote:
Yeti isn't even mentioned because it outpedals all other linkages......

Is that between the rear triangle breakages that Yeti refuses to kick in even the slightest replacement discount?

Or, is that old news and they've changed their ways?

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

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 06:26
akasnowmaaan
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(Reply to #10138)

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?

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)

Rocky Mountain gets consistently good word of mouth from owners on PinkBike, and their bang for buck is excellent.

I have a flip-chip bike, a Jeffsy, and I put it on slack and never looked back.

If I ever move to an area without the crazy rock moguls I deal with here, I'd probably put it back on the higher setting. It felt more 'poppy' and responsive, and climbing required a bit less forward body English. But, it's not a thing I swap now, even seasonally. I just ride what I have.

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

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 06:31
jamey
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(Reply to #10139)

aerobear wrote:
jamey wrote:
Hell yeah, Amy! I've been super curious about the LT.

we'll have to trade bikes some day..

shipped today so won't have it this weekend, but i'm sure i'll have it built and ready to shred the following weekend.

Down! Let's wait until I replace that piece of shit Ohlins shock so you don't have to ride that.

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

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:38
aerobear
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(Reply to #10140)

oogens wrote:
the LT looks sick

also I stopped caring about how well bikes climb since they all feel the same when I'm walking riding the lift up the hill

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

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:11
k_phombear
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DQ: My dumb binch ass sheared off the valve on a lyrik slc2 fork. can I just replace the valve?

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 22:02
motorbacon
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(Reply to #10142)

akasnowmaaan wrote:
motorbacon wrote:
Yeti isn't even mentioned because it outpedals all other linkages......

Is that between the rear triangle breakages that Yeti refuses to kick in even the slightest replacement discount?

Or, is that old news and they've changed their ways?

You're stuck in 2010.

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:58
motorbacon
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(Reply to #10143)

k_phombear wrote:
DQ: My dumb binch ass sheared off the valve on a lyrik slc2 fork. can I just replace the valve?

Schrader valve? Yes.

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:59
yonderboy
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I think you have to replace the whole top cap, but it's still an easy repair.

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:00
euclid
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Could be tricky to depressurize shock to remove cap depending on how valve is damaged. Drill?

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:45
jamey
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(Reply to #10146)

motorbacon wrote:
akasnowmaaan wrote:
motorbacon wrote:
Yeti isn't even mentioned because it outpedals all other linkages......

Is that between the rear triangle breakages that Yeti refuses to kick in even the slightest replacement discount?

Or, is that old news and they've changed their ways?

You're stuck in 2010.

This. The only downside is the servicing frequency their design requires.

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

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:54
jdsmooth
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mind blown

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:53
liquify
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So now have these two beauties incoming.

XL Frame

Probably set down to 130 if the 120 it currently is at doesn't feel right. Bit heavier than pike, but interested to try ott negative coil spring stuff.
Have some stans Bravo wheels, descendant carbon crank, xt shifty bits, giant dropper with wolf tooth lever to put on it. Deciding on brakes now. May try out code rsc to see whats up there.

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:04
Todd
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rode a process 153 29er over the weekend. I found it boring. I didnt need to drive it at all, just point and smash, which really wanst all the confidence inspiring b/c I coudnt really handle it quickly. It had no pop and was too big for me to really play with the trails. I also had to be so over the front that I ended up super pumped despite it being plush b/c I was descending on my arms/shoulders so much. It did carry a scary amount of speed. When I opened it up I would be flying into everything.

Really confirmed that a short travel bike is my jam.

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:09
yonderboy
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Dirtbag TAF


Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:55

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