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08/10/18 at 5:02pm
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Noodling the idea.

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Its actually 160 but if it rides anything like its 27.5 cousin (best bike I have ever been on) then it won't matter

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Its actually 160 but if it rides anything like its 27.5 cousin (best bike I have ever been on) then it won't matter

Super sexy


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You'll end up buying a Niner so why even ask?  Grin
  
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Reply #5 - 08/12/18 at 4:27pm
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Yeah that Mondraker was the best thing I rode at the USNWC interbike thing. A real eye opener.
  
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Hightower...yeti 4.5???
  
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Reply #7 - 08/13/18 at 4:23pm
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I have a Yeti 4.5. Love that thing. Came off of an Ibis Ripley, also a bike worth a look.
  
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Reply #8 - 08/13/18 at 7:41pm
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BudLeach wrote on 08/10/18 at 6:28pm:


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+2 The Mondraker Foxy is amazing.   

If Kona makes a Process 134 29er I may "trade up" my Process 153.  So that might be one to keep an eye out for as well.
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Reply #9 - 08/13/18 at 10:00pm
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Tangerine Sky blue Ibis RIPMO
haven't ridden one, yet
saw the blue one in person in a bike store and almost soiled my pants
my wife was with me and said my immediate lustful reaction wasn't "healthy", said i shouldn't touch "things" and moan like that in public
  
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my wife was with me and said my immediate lustful reaction wasn't "healthy", said i shouldn't touch "things" and moan like that in public

Ibis RIPMO in blue is the best looking bike on the planet right now.  Go see the boys at Lightning Cycles to order you one today.  Tell them Btalley sent ya, you may or may not get thrown out.
  
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Reply #11 - 08/14/18 at 2:49pm
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btalley wrote on 08/14/18 at 2:10pm:

Ibis RIPMO in blue is the best looking bike on the planet right now.† Go see the boys at Lightning Cycles to order you one today.† Tell them Btalley sent ya, you may or may not get thrown out.


I just looked.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess, but whatever gets you going man!  Some people like Red bikes too but Red just makes me throw up in my mouth anytime I see a 2 wheel vehicle blemished in such a way.  To each their own

  
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I just looked.† Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess, but whatever gets you going man!† Some people like Red bikes too but Red just makes me throw up in my mouth anytime I see a 2 wheel vehicle blemished in such a way.† To each their own


YOU NEED A COGNITIVE RESET SIR!  RED BIKES ARE THE BEST BIKES...FACT.
  
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YOU NEED A COGNITIVE RESET SIR!† RED BIKES ARE THE BEST BIKES...FACT.


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Just look at it... Red and more Red
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+2 The Mondraker Foxy is amazing.† 

If Kona makes a Process 134 29er I may "trade up" my Process 153.† So that might be one to keep an eye out for as well.†


+3 My experience on Mondraker was friggin' awesome!
  
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Reply #17 - 08/15/18 at 8:30pm
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Stumpjumper


Not a Big S fan but that bike is sick... Mike... Colin here has the SWorks model if you ever wanted to throw a leg over it. Ya'll are the same size...

The Knolly Fugitive may be worth a look. The 4x linkage isnt the best climber put it smokes it down the hill.

Or maybe the new Commencal Meta29? 

Ton of options depending on how you wanna go.
  
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Just look at it... Red and more Red



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OMG. Look at all that matchy matchy going on. and then there is ur avatar in a red Santa Suit...

I dont want to ever hear any thing about roadies and their kits. Seems the mtb are just as bad.
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2019 Stumpjumper Pro 29/6Fattie (or S-works because you're worth the extra $$)
  • Now uses standard shock instead of custom
  • Did I dream the Stumpjumper switched to a threaded BB?† If it still has that PF30 then I know this bike shop on NC115 near the Davidson/Cornelius line that can put in a threaded BB.
  • Did I dream part II the new frame can support up to 29 x 3.0 tires?† You can have 27.5+ and 29+ wheelsets because riding a tank down a trail is so much fun. 

The only bad part about recommending this bike is now I want one.
  
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OMG. Look at all that matchy matchy going on. and then there is ur avatar in a red Santa Suit...

I dont want to ever hear any thing about roadies and their kits. Seems the mtb are just as bad.

In my defense that photo was from when I crashed my black and red bike...shirt was on sale
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Reply #22 - 08/17/18 at 7:41pm
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2019 Stumpjumper Pro 29/6Fattie (or S-works because you're worth the extra $$)
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  • Did I dream the Stumpjumper switched to a threaded BB?† If it still has that PF30 then I know this bike shop on NC115 near the Davidson/Cornelius line that can put in a threaded BB.
  • Did I dream part II the new frame can support up to 29 x 3.0 tires?† You can have 27.5+ and 29+ wheelsets because riding a tank down a trail is so much fun. 

The only bad part about recommending this bike is now I want one.


Not knocking the new stumpjumper because it does look pretty good, and I did like my stumpy fsr when I had it, but.....

I refuse to give a company props for taking this long to fix issues that customers have been requesting for a while such as, not using custom shocks and switching away from press fit bb's...

Its more like thank god you finally caught up with the industry...no pat on the back deserved
  
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Not knocking the new stumpjumper because it does look pretty good, and I did like my stumpy fsr when I had it, but.....

I refuse to give a company props for taking this long to fix issues that customers have been requesting for a while such as, not using custom shocks and switching away from press fit bb's...

Its more like thank god you finally caught up with the industry...no pat on the back deserved

Ironically I was thinking about you when I wrote that since you were the one to make me aware.† The Hightower LT is 2nd in my book but more travel than OP wanted.

Also I may have been dreaming part III but I think the Command Post IRcc has been increased to 150mm max travel on the large and x-large frames.  As much as I use the dropper I cannot believe I forgot this.
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Reply #24 - 08/18/18 at 1:20pm
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Not knocking the new stumpjumper because it does look pretty good, and I did like my stumpy fsr when I had it, but.....

I refuse to give a company props for taking this long to fix issues that customers have been requesting for a while such as, not using custom shocks and switching away from press fit bb's...

Its more like thank god you finally caught up with the industry...no pat on the back deserved



To each is own.  My Pivot Les and Specialized Epic both have press in bottom brackets and I have never had any problems with either.  I also like the custom shock and fork on my epic.
  
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The new Giant Trance 29ner is 130/ 130......I demoed one yesterday....its a fun bike.  Feels bottomless and handled great.
  
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Get a Smuggler... The stumpy was ok but this thing is a blast to ride !


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I would love to demo a Smuggler that does sound like a dialed in bike.  140mm 29er right?  I had to throw a 30t on my 160mm bike so I'm good now, but I would have liked to ride that bike before pulling the trigger.
  
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SJ FSR 29er, Transition Smuggler, Rocky Mountain Instinct.  All good 140mm travel bikes and all in stock....


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I would love to demo a Smuggler that does sound like a dialed in bike.† 140mm 29er right?† I had to throw a 30t on my 160mm bike so I'm good now, but I would have liked to ride that bike before pulling the trigger.


Yes The Smuggler is a 140/120 travel bike.. I have yet to feel like I run out of suspension on the back of this bike and around Charlotte I've yet to push it past its limit. I feel like it pedals like my Trans Am 29er but I don't feel like I had the crap beat out of me after riding!
  
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SJ FSR 29er, Transition Smuggler, Rocky Mountain Instinct.† All good 140mm travel bikes and all in stock....


Let that sink in. Wink

Are any of them red?
  
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Yes The Smuggler is a 140/120 travel bike.. I have yet to feel like I run out of suspension on the back of this bike and around Charlotte I've yet to push it past its limit. I feel like it pedals like my Trans Am 29er but I don't feel like I had the crap beat out of me after riding!



Cool.  The next bike I buy may be a Smuggler, Process 134 29er (when available), or something very similar.  My bike is a "big" bike for around here but I would not say it's a struggle to ride either.  Just more than I need BUT I do have a lot of trips to the mtns and one out west lined up this fall so I may change my tune pretty quickly.   
  
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Cool.† The next bike I buy may be a Smuggler, Process 134 29er (when available), or something very similar.† My bike is a "big" bike for around here but I would not say it's a struggle to ride either.† Just more than I need BUT I do have a lot of trips to the mtns and one out west lined up this fall so I may change my tune pretty quickly.† 


Seen a few people some fairly skilled and agressive riders ride Transition scouts and process 134s up in Wilson's and pisga with no issue. I'm not afarid to take the smuggler up there, and will as soon as I have a free weekend!
  
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Currently.  I need to get this thing to Wilsons where it belongs! 


  
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Just pulled the trigger on a 2019 Smuggler, and while it's not red, ya gotta love "Outlaw Orange!"




  
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Just pulled the trigger on a 2019 Smuggler, and while it's not red, ya gotta love "Outlaw Orange!"





Congrats! Nice bike! Orange is a shade of red but red is faster
  
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Congrats! Nice bike! Orange is a shade of red but red is faster


10% Faster!
  
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Rode the Foxy R 29.  Heavy pedaling up gravel, but no pedal bob.  Like a monster truck going down technical trail.  Cleaned stuff I donít consider trying on my Jet.  Front end is a bit too light.  Went down twice on mellow trail and hitting an off camber root.  Just a bit too much bike and the light front end turned me off.  Still open to suggestions.
  
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Reply #38 - 09/10/18 at 8:16pm
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And the winner is a Yeti SB5.5 Turq, fat boy tested, Pisgah approved.
  
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Re: 140mm 29er dream bike?
Reply #39 - 09/10/18 at 9:00pm
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Mr.B wrote on 09/10/18 at 8:16pm:
And the winner is a Yeti SB5.5 Turq, fat boy tested, Pisgah approved.



And then this happened....

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Are you really going to ride the SB5.5 with this bike out there? Really?... you're really going to do that...?

I cant believe it... C'mon man!
  
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Advocat wrote on 08/22/13 at 5:16pm:
...packin some Chub in the back of the pick-up.


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Re: 140mm 29er dream bike?
Reply #40 - 09/14/18 at 1:07pm
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Banjopickin wrote on 09/10/18 at 9:00pm:

Are you really going to ride the SB5.5


Yep, sure am.† Going to take the $1K I saved between the price of the 5.5 and the 130 and buy a $hitton of beer
  
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Re: 140mm 29er dream bike?
Reply #41 - 09/14/18 at 3:02pm
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Mr.B wrote on 09/14/18 at 1:07pm:


Yep, sure am.† Going to take the $1K I saved between the price of the 5.5 and the 130 and buy my brother a new 275" or 29" mountain bike


Fixed it for you....
  
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Advocat wrote on 08/22/13 at 5:16pm:
...packin some Chub in the back of the pick-up.


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Reply #42 - 12/06/18 at 12:02am
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Mr.B wrote on 08/10/18 at 5:02pm:
Noodling the idea.

And go...




Not sure if anyone mentioned this new sexy machine or not 

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Devinci also has a new spartan 29 
12x157 rear end though 

😝


Mo money.... Mo money ... Mo money ....
  
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Reply #43 - 12/22/18 at 12:24am
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Ive got the 2019 Stumpy 
Although a great bike not a plus bike and really one of the few frames that  allow you to run a 2.8 rear tire 

Its litterally a " Monster Truck" with the 2.8 tires
You can plow through any chunk   
I have the Alu.. version 
Pretty nice bike overall has the flip chip bottom bracket is a fuzz  low 
But the weight of the bike is the overall issue 
Any jumps you hit you don't have to worry about pulling up on the front and the rear end is going to hit the ground first like a bowling ball 🤔

Might I suggest another 29 
"Scott Ransom "
Adjustable rear travel Through the Fox evol rear shock 
Great frame geo's 
That would be my next dream bike 

  
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Re: 140mm 29er dream bike?
Reply #44 - 12/22/18 at 5:07pm
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dogrunner wrote on 12/22/18 at 12:24am:
Ive got the 2019 Stumpy 
Although a great bike not a plus bike and really one of the few frames that† allow you to run a 2.8 rear tire 

Its litterally a " Monster Truck" with the 2.8 tires
You can plow through any chunk† 
I have the Alu.. version 
Pretty nice bike overall has the flip chip bottom bracket is a fuzz† low 
But the weight of the bike is the overall issue 
Any jumps you hit you don't have to worry about pulling up on the front and the rear end is going to hit the ground first like a bowling ball 🤔

Might I suggest another 29 
"Scott Ransom "
Adjustable rear travel Through the Fox evol rear shock 
Great frame geo's 
That would be my next dream bike 


Slow the rebound down a bit on the fork and just a touch faster in the rear and that will help with that issue.
  
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Re: 140mm 29er dream bike?
Reply #45 - 12/24/18 at 12:44am
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Should get my Evil Offering frame in end of the week. Building it out as a custom build with DVO suspension & post, Saint brakes, cranks and pedals and Onyx / Ibis rims. Choked the fork down to 140 mm; but the Diamond is super easy to switch travel between 140 - 150 mm (27mm socket and a clip) so Iím going to do some experimenting with fork travel and flip chip based on the trail being ridden. If my guess is right this bike can go a lot of places very well based on the set up used. Doing this one blind, but based on the numbers and some very good reviews in Bike and Enduro magazines I think this is going to be one fantastic bike.
  
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Reply #46 - 03/04/19 at 9:06pm
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Anyone tried the new 2019 YT Jeffsy?  The new Guerrilla Gravity carbon bikes (Trail Pistol and Smash) look good too but complete bikes have not hit consumers yet.
  
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