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All Things Bikes and Tacos! (...and Now Vans)

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:52 AM
    TacoTimo

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    I personally love the SC Chameleon and would have bought that if I had more self control. My wife has the Honzo, and for your needs the Hondo DL looks like it fits the bill other than the hybrid SX/NX drivetrain. That would need to get swapped out of course. I think there's other bikes in the category that might suit you better but those are the two I can speak on. However, maybe you can find a Honzo DL for a song and then put money into the drivetrain. The 140mm shock and dropper post make that bike a pretty nice build out of the box..
     
  2. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:54 AM
    cartter469

    cartter469 A College kid who went broke for a truck

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    May be hard to find but have you looked at Nukeproof Scout?
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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    i did a few years of riding my hard tail around the city to trails and wherever i could. once i got my patrol i had the same though, riding through town would suck, so i drove to all the trail heads. was trying to bump my mileage so i started riding the patrol everywhere, and wow, its fast. i really thought the dhf/dhr combo would be slow, i would be exhausted by the time i got to the trail head, etc, etc. nope. im setting prs on bike paths and climbs with this thing. obviously the downs are way faster too. maybe i was jump more amped to be out. maybe i was in better shape. maybe my gps doesnt work the same and im actually slower. idk.

    but i would totally buy a hard tail to compliment my quiver
     
  4. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:56 AM
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    perfect time to try a Reeb

    edit: nvm, those things are some expensive HT.
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:57 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    I'm listing my stache before too much longer if you want to wait a little bit. Sad to see it go, but I dont need 2 similar bikes. 29+ tires soak up the chatter, but its a surprisingly sweet XC machine.
     
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  6. Feb 11, 2021 at 8:14 AM
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    Perfect comeback!
     
  7. Feb 11, 2021 at 8:21 AM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    god damn it. now i'm looking at the chameleon again.
     
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  8. Feb 11, 2021 at 8:23 AM
    whitedlite

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    Cool hardtail for you ballers.
     
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  9. Feb 11, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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    I'm a huge fan of steel and titanium for hardtails; it just goes well with the durability and simplicity of them. I'd personally be looking at some of these more boutique frame companies like Pipedream, Pole, Stanton, Curve, Reeb, etc.

    Other than that, I tend think of XC bikes as only for people that want to train/race. The slacker HTs are way more fun and climb really well. I actually just upped my HT from a 120mm to 140mm fork so it'd be more... upduro :wink:
     
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  10. Feb 11, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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  11. Feb 11, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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    wow... that's a sight to behold.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2021 at 8:38 AM
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    that bike actually retailed for $10k :eek:

    Surprisingly you can get that bike SLX build for $3600 though. Same frame, no custom color.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2021 at 8:40 AM
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    Hmmm it sounds like I may need to blow the search window back open to include the trail hardtails... Nukeproof scout does look like a pretty sweet one and it does fit the price range I'm looking for. But hard to FIND may be the driver rather than hard to fund haha. Also @SenatorBlutarsky it was definitely not lost on me that I went from making fun of "upduro" to describing a bike that was essentially.... upduro

    I'll do some more looking into some of those options and see what comes along then get some more thoughts once I've got it narrowed back down. Thanks guys!


    All that being said this could fit the bill and work out pretty well for us both. PM headed your way
     
  14. Feb 11, 2021 at 9:02 AM
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    As someone who ordered supposedly in stock parts from wiggle/chainreaction it took 1 month exactly for that to make it to my door.

    International shipping a PITA right now I guess, I’ve ordered from them before as well and received quickly though.

    Just something to think about ordering from overseas.
     
  15. Feb 11, 2021 at 9:53 AM
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    backcountryj Athlete - per @ginseng27 Google definition

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    You could always just add a coil to your TB. Makes it even more bottomless and narrows the gap between the Hightower.
    I ran mine as a 140/134 setup. Definitely took on a new beastly personality that way.

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  16. Feb 11, 2021 at 9:58 AM
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    beautiful!
     
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    No shit? I've been concerned about this bike purely because of the 120 rear suspension. I know I can go up to 140 on the front and I very well may do that, but this opens up a lot of doors. What did you end up going with back there to get to 134? I'm not well versed in coil shocks.
     
  18. Feb 11, 2021 at 1:48 PM
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    IDtrucks Unhinged and Fluid

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    i didnt think you could add that much travel just by switching to coils....isnt the travel of the bike still limited to the suspension geometry, regardless of the kind of shock you have in there?
     
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  19. Feb 11, 2021 at 1:51 PM
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    You're correct. *however* Sometimes a bike co underspecs the rear shock to a lowest common denominator because there might be a difference in allowable freetravel between alloy and carbon frames for example. Cascade Components notes this in their product offerings.
     
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  20. Feb 11, 2021 at 1:57 PM
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    I've seen some posts about toolboxes in here.... I have a perfectly equipped garage with every tool I need, but I'm anal/OCD and like my MTB to be separate. And portable.

    A while back I found this perfect 22" Husky Connect Cantilever toolbox, unfortunately it seems like they discontinued it. If you run to your local Home Depot you might be able to find one. It looks like you can still piece two boxes together, but it's double the price that way. The small parts organizer up top holds a ton of stuff, from lights to spare chain links, to shock pumps. The big bin on the bottom holds a ton of tools. I just ordered some Kaizen foam for mine to get it bit more dialed in.

    https://www.amazon.com/Husky-230378-Connect-Cantilever-Toolbox/dp/B079J5ZYXJ
     
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