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    i can't believe i did it....

    this is not a joke:

    i sold my s-works stumpy and bought a ss rockhopper expert disc 29er.
    tora race, tektro hydros....
    prolly gonna strip it to bare alum and toss a green king headset on her.

    should be in this friday.
    oh well, wish me luck!!!


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    that's a thing of beauty and you sound happy, robot
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    Nice ride. This should be an interesting thread. On the one hand, it's a Specialized...OTOH, it's a hardtail SS 29er. There's gonna be some conflicted members here

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    I like it. I'm excited to see pics of the process.

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    You'll love the bike.

    The worst part will be the hate from the 26'' crowd.

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    29'ers suck...trendy...ghey...and stupid!












    That thing looks fraggin PIMP, dood! I've always wanted green ano on my bike. Pic's with the King!!!!

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    ordered the headset today....what does everyone think of a bare aluminum frame??!!
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    bare aluminium rocks. funny how you were the HT 26in wheel spokes person when all that stuff was going down. Going to be a sweet ride when you are done.

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    You sold the s-works???? >:[
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    What were you thinking?

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    the s-works was too much bike for me....i could never ever take advantage of it's potential.
    and the $$$$$ i got for it didn't hurt either.
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    Enjoy it.
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    had my first real trail ride on a 29er and the verdict is in:
    29er rules for xc riding.
    i was faster, climbed better, had more confidence and just plain ol' had more fun than i ever have on a mtb- and on a single speed nonetheless!!!!

    i installed the anodized green headset, added a white phenom saddle, green esi chunky's and for tires i went small block8 in the rear and s-works captain in the front.

    this thing is a BEAST.

    i truly apologize for not understanding the awesomeness of this 29" wheeled bike.
    maybe not every kind of riding, but for xc, i truly believe that a 29er can't be beat.
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    pretty much.....i really did see obstacles in a whole new light.
    very exciting!!
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    right on, i would like to take one for a spin some time. maybe thanksgiving break i can rent one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    29'ers suck...trendy...ghey...and stupid!












    That thing looks fraggin PIMP, dood! I've always wanted green ano on my bike. Pic's with the King!!!!
    i second that, u cant do jumps with them and look good >.< all about the dj's.........

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    i will say that i can't bunnyhop worth a crap on it...definitely harder to get in the air.
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    y'also don't have to get up as high to go over the same height objects as on a 26er.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    some pics i just took after a 30mi trail ride:






    this bike goes against everything i ever believed about 29ers. it's fast. it's nimble. it handles great. it doesn't wash out. it increases rider confidence.
    i am in love with a 29" wheel.
    there. i said it.

    let your hate flow.
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    Nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    y'also don't have to get up as high to go over the same height objects as on a 26er.
    Really???.........So I would only need to bunnyhop 6" to get over an 8" log? No wonder there's so much hype over a bigger wheel.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehappyrobot View Post
    ordered the headset today....what does everyone think of a bare aluminum frame??!!
    I've got a bare aluminum Gary fisher ht and I think looks sick, I'll try and post some pics when I get off work. Congrats on the bike, it looks awesome!

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    I like the green bits with the brown. Kinda like those Andes chocolate mints you get after a restaurant meal.
    "I tell you, We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." - Kurt Vonnegut jr.

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    the root beer color is awesome!!!......but the graphics suck.
    i hate the painted on "rivets" and the painted on mud splashes and the fact it says "29er" on it 400 times sucks, too.
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