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New "trail bike" for 2016 thread

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by kickstand, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. kickstand

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    It was fun the first time, it was fun the next time, and it was fun in 2015. So post up yo shit.

    Nothing new for me so far in 2016. I hope that changes, but for now. Let's see those new for 2016 wheelz

    If not unreideabru then no post. Must be horribly inneficient and rolling on the wrong wheels. Be it fat, 26, 27.5, or 29, they are all wrong.

    Post them up!
     
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  2. kickstand

    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    @kazlx is up first with the first posted new "trail bike" of 2016.

    @kazlx please introduce yourself to the group and tell us why you are here.

    Hi, I'm kazlx and I am not sure why i am here but you guys are a bunch of assholes and this is my unrideable bicycle.

     
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    Nice! I was looking at those Jenson deals but did't have the money. I'd like to swap my medium Spitfire for a Large.
     
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  4. kazlx

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    Because I'm a rebel, I put a DH bike in the pic. Want to go ride, but it's been pouring rain here, so might be a little while...

     
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  5. kickstand

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    unrideable bike stable.
     
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    I built up a Canfield EPO for our local foothills. Been a while since I dabbled in a hard tail so should be interesting. I have a couple rides on it now and amazing how 29'er geo has progressed.
    20151029_213856.jpg
     
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  7. Sandwich

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    how do you like that frame? I've been amazed that nobody has produced a lightweight aggro 29er HT until now. Now you've got the honzo ti, AL, and the EPO, and those are all pretty interesting bikes. 1500 for a carbon ht isn't that crazy either.
     
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    You cray cray. My aggro crabon 456 was $399 shipped.
     
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  9. Sandwich

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    yeah from planet X. How's that 375mm reach measurement doing?
     
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  10. StiHacka

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    It complements my short dentist bike quite well, thank you! :busted:
     
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    The 20" only has a 410mm?!? And I thought my old Explosif from 2013 with 452mm was short...
     
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    But those numbers make it "flickable".
     
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    I only have about 100 miles on it so far but think I will love it. What amazed me most is it is the best cornering bike I have ridden in memory. Everything from quick, successive changes in direction to tight switch backs. That super short chain stay and steep seat angle is the bee's knees for sure. I just have to get back into standing to pedal more after so many years on a full squishy for everything.
    I don't have enough recent experience to compare things like ride quality to other hard tails but I love the fact that I now have a hard tail that weighs less than my full suspension. I was fundamentally against the idea of that, which is why I didn't get one of the many cool steel frames offered with similar aggro geo.
     
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    So I really never gave this 29er company that is actually based in my home town much thought until they had a garage sale. Brand new, first generation WFO frame for $200. Used wheelset $40 with DT swiss "freeride" hubs.

    I now have an unrideabro Niner WFO. 140mm rear, 160mm Fox 36 front. 68* HA (by Niner's chart). 17" Reach could be a little longer, but the newer gen's are even shorter? Weird. Anyways, still waiting on the LEV, and still gotta trim up steerer and brake lines. Too much snow here to ride yet.

    Driveway test indicates fun.

     
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    I have a suspicion that I am in the process of buying this baby:

    (just because I want something to post here)
     
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    Same unrideabru 29derp as the previous year.
     
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    i am quite interested in this...

    in the meantime, more of the same 100% satisfactory UNRIDEABRU machine
     
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    dont have anything to post cause i cant stand the 29r hardtail i bought and probably selling it.. so fukking steep feeling. i only enjoy it on road/ light trail..

    would love a FS 29r with slacker geometry, but im not dentist, and im primping my DH bike this winter
     
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    2016 has resulted in finally getting my hands of some tokens for the dual position pikes. 2 tokens and -15psi has changed the forks! Mid climb photo of this afternoons ride.

    2016 will hopefully also see some new wheels soon-ish.
     
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    2010 bottlerocket and 2015 Marin attack trail xt8. Only picture that would upload IMAG0249.jpg
     
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    IMG_4337small.jpg I've been riding this for the last six months.
    Should be available soon, so I guess that makes it a 2016 model.
     
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    so unrideable!!

    I really like the enduro, it's a great bike!
     
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    Just ordered one of these (frame only), should be here next week. :banana:

     
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    Transition Patrol,
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    WTB i23 rims on DThubs, have a set of e13 LG1 wheels to go on.
    wtb vilalante 2.3 tires F&R until the weather dries up.

    finally getting close to a decent setup between the cane creek and the DVO but its getting there.
     
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    I want one quite badly. Please do share what you think about it once you have a couple of rides under your belt.
     
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    I pretty much only ride unrideable bikes these days. The current object of my affection is a foes mutz with a - 1 angleset and b+ wheelset. I absolutely hate the fork, but the bike is a rocketship. It has ludicrous cornering traction and can monster truck over pretty much anything, it jumps and pedals way better than anyone would expect. If only I could get my hands on a 15x150mm spaced fork that doesn't burp air into the lowers when it's ridden hard.

    My other 2016 bikes is the Santa Cruz which shall not be named. It pretty much just sits in the barn and looks pretty because I only want to ride the mutz.
     

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    2015 Canfield Balance
    CCDBACS, MRP Stage, Derby rims, DHRII 2.3/Grip'r 2.2


     
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    Will do. I've been lusting after one of these since they announced them. Should be here tomorrow.
     
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    Brown Santa hath arrived. 8.0 lbs for a medium aluminum frame with shock according to the ever so accurate bathroom scale method.

     
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    8lbs!
     
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    - Thing is stout
    - It was weighed on a bathroom scale
    - I could loose 20lbs
     
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    There is also a lifetime warranty on the Devinci frames! Unless I am mistaken, I believe the carbon version weight less than 7 lbs.
    If I was shopping for a new trail bike, the Troy Carbon would certainly be on my short list.
     
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    Its arrived.
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    That Troy looks rad, the alu bike is a little hefty but Devinci clearly prioritizes durability, which I'm fully ok with.

    Jm, let me guess - Turner Rail with a Marz Z150?
     
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    The burliness factor combined with the progressive rear end has led me to dub this a FreeTrail bike :headbang:
     
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    None more black. 12631334_10100743969825698_5532980206208528044_n.jpg
     
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    Rear rotor is temporary while I wait for an 180/IS adapter to get here. I had no idea anyone spec'ed IS on frames anymore.

     
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    Ohh, that is one tight and clean bike, nice!