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Wolfhound SS Rigid

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by RSutton1223, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. RSutton1223

    RSutton1223 Chimp

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    Hambone finally got his Wolfhound in. I say finally because it was making it's way around various shows before making it's way home with his approval. And I can see why...this thing is flawless. The geometry was almost an exact copy of the Jones.

    The pictures really don't even do it justice. The orange stops traffic...literally.







    Custom Marz 20mm TA








    What's the best thing about Hambone getting new bikes??

    I get to ride them!



    It's perfect. Probably the best time I have ever had on a rigid bike...the best part is how compliant it is. I started off being really nice to it, and by the end of the day...I was blasting drops and gully runs.
     

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  2. SyT

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    Luv it luv it luv it. Can't see that seat post lasting at that angle and length though.
     
  3. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Did Wolfhound do the fork along with the frame or was that someone else's handy work? Gorgeous curvy bike.
     
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    sikocycles Turbo Monkey

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    That is drop dead gorgeous
     
  5. RSutton1223

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    Wolfhound did the fork.
     
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    Bling-a-rific!

    Seat posts are cheap. As long as it bends and doesn't snap, what's it really matter? Just sayin'...
     
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    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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    Why in the hell are you riding that in the dirt?!? That thing is too sexy.
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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  9. D_Rock

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    I rode it and that thing is niiiiiiice!!



    D.
     
  10. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    Wow that's impressive :D
     
  11. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Tell us a bit more about how it handles? Is it quick? Or is is more of a stable type of ride?
     
  12. SyT

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    I don't think I could afford to buy a new Thompson after every ride, and judging from my past experience with shorter seatpost extension than that, it would be bent during every ride. Gonna need a steel or thick wall ti post for that bike.
     
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    Does that fork rake help with flex? I love the look and am thinking of getting a local builder to start a new fork for me and that thing seems nice.
     
  14. RSutton1223

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    It seems to be dead on. The 20mm got rid of the twisting action that seems to plague rigid forks but it kept the compliancy (I don't think that is a real word) in the forward back flex. It really turned out to be a great combination. That with the huge Stouts makes for a really smooth ride...for a rigid anyway.
     
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    That damn thing is way too pretty for the woods...I really like the curvitude.
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Beauty!!!
     
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    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    i can't stop blinking
     
  18. jncarpenter

    jncarpenter Monkey

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    No doubt....:biggrin:
    MMmmmmmmm, I feel dirty ;)

     
  19. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    is that Mrs. jncarpenter??

    Oh and jn - what's the axle to crown height on that fork? Just realized that it looks shorter than some 29er forks I've seen. That was custom built by who again?
     
  20. jncarpenter

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    Yeah...that's my girl.

    Her ride:



    My fork is 450mm A-C; crafted by Tony Pereira :cheers: :clapping:
     
  21. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    That Redline ain't too shabby - did you check it for that gusset crack issue?

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
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    jncarpenter Monkey

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    Yeah...I've kept my eye on it.
     
  23. JewBagel

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    Was this the Wolfhound from the NAHMB show last February in Portland?

    Absolutely gorgeous bike! I just build my 29er and the ride is amazing, so much faster than my old XC hardtail.
     
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    Yup, that's the one!
     
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bikefanatic/2426907884/

    I have a few other's just not online(not sharp enough). I just got my D-SLR and didn't have a auxilary flash. The lighting was great for viewing bikes but made taking pictures of them w/o a tripod or flash very very difficult.
     
  26. BUMP

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    Damn that bike is hot as hell, nice work.:cheers: