Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby mark2c on Mon 9/Jan/12 9:53pm

Agreed, but it is a bit rough you can't use an LX cassette...
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby Datsane on Mon 9/Jan/12 10:08pm

Rough is the fact you cant option either a steel or alloy FH body when buying them. You have to buy the steel body as an extra.
I should check what type of body is on the Trials hubs.
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby wachtourak on Tue 10/Jan/12 7:13am

Why would you use anything less than an XT cassette anyway
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby mark2c on Tue 10/Jan/12 9:04am

Agreed, but you should be able to...
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby Wobbler on Tue 10/Jan/12 9:19am

Even the spidered cassettes chop them up enough to require a bit of molesting with a file to get cassettes off and on nicely. One set of hubs came with a thingy from hope saying some cassettes will mong them up but its only "cosmetic" and not to be concerned with the damage :eh: If I mong one to the point of needed to replace the whole thing I will probably just get a different rear hub (the 120pt superstar trizoids look pretty tempting, steel freehub body and cheap)
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby Conners on Tue 10/Jan/12 9:54am

wachtourak wrote:Why would you use anything less than an XT cassette anyway

Because SLX is spidered also and half the price? (actual price may vary)
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby Datsane on Tue 10/Jan/12 8:51pm

Conners wrote:
wachtourak wrote:Why would you use anything less than an XT cassette anyway

Because SLX is spidered also and half the price? (actual price may vary)

:lol:

Two chain whips will have them off quick and much less hassle than the file method.
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby Dr. Fuentes on Mon 2/Apr/12 9:56pm

Another April 1 release from Santa Cruz - last year it was the Highball, this year a flash Tallboy LT :o
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby R+P+K on Tue 3/Apr/12 12:05am

Dr. Fuentes wrote:Another April 1 release from Santa Cruz - last year it was the Highball, this year a flash Tallboy LT :o


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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby VERT on Mon 21/May/12 5:59pm

Superfly vs Anthem vs Epic vs Tallboy vs other full sus 29er (for a XC bike)

pick one and why?

I have never really ridden a 29er before, gonna demo an Anthem this weekend
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby Datsane on Mon 21/May/12 10:22pm

Anything HT
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby Bascule on Mon 21/May/12 11:16pm

VERT wrote:Superfly vs Anthem vs Epic vs Tallboy vs other full sus 29er (for a XC bike)

pick one and why?

I have never really ridden a 29er before, gonna demo an Anthem this weekend


Ah yes. The old 'pick a 29er fullie' discussion. You'll find this topic in countless MTB discussion threads I guess. I felt the effect that the size of the wheels had on acceleration when I was pedalling the demo bike around the shop carpark, but once off-road you'll only notice how much easier it is on rolling singletrack and technical climbs. When it comes to choosing a bike there's no right answer, and it depends on where you ride, your budget, and a strong element of personal preference. Test ride what you can and pick what you like.

But, pick one: Giant Anthem X0. Pros: a gas to ride - a genuine all-rounder from racing to trail riding; great climber and descender; relatively light at 26.6 lbs off the shop floor; with full XT drivetrain and the SID RCT3 with 15mm through axle, at $4k is excellent value for money compared to say the equivalent Gary Fisher at $5.8k, the Epic at $4.8k, and the Tallboy at well over $6k. Cons: heavyish, flexy wheelset, dull paint job shows the dirt.

Check out this website: http://twentynineinches.com/cats/reviews/, or the MTBR 29er discussion forum for an entertaining mix of genuinely useful information and bullshit.
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby thekiwi on Tue 22/May/12 5:09am

Just out of interest, why a fully for XC
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby VERT on Tue 22/May/12 9:08am

I have been looking through this thread, but not really finding much info, seems to be mostly people talking about exotic hardtails or putting ghetto bikes together.

Reviews on websites always seem to be quite bias, I have had a read of that twentynine inches website and they seem to love all bikes they get given to test.

So I figure my next best bet is to ask real people what they think and also Demo bikes. I have found RnR Sport have a Demo Anthem, who else has Demo bikes of the above in Wellington?

Was thinking fully for XC because most of XC I do is long rides/races. I want something a bit more cushy for long days in the saddle. I dont really want to get a carbon bike either.
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Re: Calling All 29er Riders - 29er Talk

Postby Bascule on Tue 22/May/12 9:16am

thekiwi wrote:Just out of interest, why a fully for XC


The obvious:
a) Better traction on the uphills and the downhills;
b) Comfort.

or if you prefer:
a) Comfort;
b) Better traction on the uphills and the downhills.
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