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    It could be as simple as fork flex. It's going...

    It could be as simple as fork flex. It's going to be more noticeable with standard QR dropouts, like on your fork, when combined with disc brakes. This wasn't an issue for QR dropouts when bikes...
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    Measure the eye-to-eye and stroke length of your...

    Measure the eye-to-eye and stroke length of your current shock.

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    Santa Cruz should be able to pin down the model year via the serial number.
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    The issue with the Gravity bike linked, is that...

    The issue with the Gravity bike linked, is that it has track dropouts. If the OP wants to go geared, that type of dropout would be the most involved option.

    If you want to swap easily between...
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    Gopro fail... ...

    Gopro fail...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYFYiiEHpu4&feature=youtu.be
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    29ers are great for commuting. I have no problem...

    29ers are great for commuting. I have no problem keeping up with slower roadies on my 29er HT even with 2.3" knobby tires. Worth noting that you will wear out your tread faster on pavement. ...
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    If you want to go 1x11, you're not going to be...

    If you want to go 1x11, you're not going to be able to use a Shimano rear hub, as Shimano does not offer a XX1 compatible freehub. Chris Kings XX1 driveshell will not be available until May and it's...
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    Seems like you could break those up into two...

    Seems like you could break those up into two groups. One consisting of the Covert, Enduro, and Tracer275 -- 160mm rear travel and burlier frames. The other containing the Spicy, Carbine, and...
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    This is not the answer you want to hear, but the...

    This is not the answer you want to hear, but the best bike for the price is the one that fits you best. What works for me, might not work for you, so you really need to go out and experience the...
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    Titus was founded by Chris Cocalis, now owner of...

    Titus was founded by Chris Cocalis, now owner of Pivot Cycles. Both brands were started in AZ, so I figured they would be prevalent out there. Titus did flop a few years ago(after Chris had...
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    The 12mm you are referring to is for rear hub,...

    The 12mm you are referring to is for rear hub, MTB specific applications.

    The front Hope Pro2 is convertible between standard QR(5mm diameter QR axle or bolt on), 9mm, 15mm, and 20mm. You can...
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    Santa Cruz has a couple to offer too...Nomad and...

    Santa Cruz has a couple to offer too...Nomad and Heckler.
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    I'd ad the Titus El Guapo and the Pivot Mach5.7...

    I'd ad the Titus El Guapo and the Pivot Mach5.7 to the list. The Pivot comes up just short at 145mm rear wheel travel, but it certainly ticks the other boxes -- good suspension, 67.1 HA, and super...
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    They can all be broken into, just a matter of how...

    They can all be broken into, just a matter of how long it takes. I'm not very familiar with current locks, but I think U-lock is still the go-to style for best protection.

    Good find on the...
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    Yeah, both of those have the straps to prevent...

    Yeah, both of those have the straps to prevent swaying. The only thing to check on those is to make sure it would fit your vehicle. The design of the Saris bones is infinitely adjustable, so it...
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    Sounds like a really well deserved gift. ...

    Sounds like a really well deserved gift. Congratulations on your weight loss.

    The fork may or may not have the manufacturers branding -- likely made by RST or SR Suntour. It's not likely that...
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    Yeah, that's the one. Though I think you could...

    Yeah, that's the one. Though I think you could do better on the price -- they're about $130 new. Depends on your local market, but they pop up regularly here.
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    Also some shiny braided housings...Universal...

    Also some shiny braided housings...Universal Cycles -- Velo Orange Metallic Braid Derailleur Cable Kit

    Jagwire makes something similar.
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    I think you're looking for Powercordz...

    I think you're looking for Powercordz.

    I know the type of housing you're talking about, but I can't say I've seen it for sale these days. Maybe something like Nokon housing would fit the bill....
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    Do you have a link to the bike you bought?

    Do you have a link to the bike you bought?
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    Some racks have a separate strap that will attach...

    Some racks have a separate strap that will attach to the seat-tube, to prevent the bike from swaying. It looks like that is not a feature included on the racks at your budget. One way to keep the...
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    Welcome to the forums. Fellow North Carolinian...

    Welcome to the forums. Fellow North Carolinian here.
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    The XTC would be the comparable model from Giant....

    The XTC would be the comparable model from Giant. Another bike in that price range is the Santa Cruz Highball. Also the Niner air9 carbon or Pivot Les, if you can find a good deal.
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    The Superfly range from Trek would be the direct...

    The Superfly range from Trek would be the direct competition for the Stumpjumper -- both being XC race oriented bikes. There are tons of options in that category, so check out everything you have...
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    Just make sure to get the long cage version for...

    Just make sure to get the long cage version for your 3x10. SRAM makes type2 in the x7 and x9 models.
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    That section looks like fun -- sb66 ain't bad...

    That section looks like fun -- sb66 ain't bad either.

    Got out to a local trail this morning for some mileage. Also hit up the skate park for a bit.

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