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  1. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Yes.

    :p
     
  2. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I know the rider pretty well, but I don’t know the bike type. If I were to entertain purchasing a SS, my initial intention would be a 22-pound carbon billy goat, but I wouldn’t want to skip the drop between the trees at the end of El Prieto, for example, so an all-mountain bike would be a more reliable bike for this rider. I see the progression of hardtail and SS equipment here. From El Mariachis and Highballs to Chameleons and Fuses. If I’m gonna go SS, I would want the lightest bike possible that could tolerate my momentum.
     
  3. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    Diamondback Carbon Syncr
    140mm fork with 66 head angle...
     
  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    From what I have seen from Steve and my friend Dave on their SS bikes, Id skip the idea of going CF on a SS bike. You should go with aluminum or titantium. The frame will last longer and take more abuse. Its already going to be lighter with its simplified drivetrain.
     
  5. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29

    Not sure if ss compatible though..
     
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  6. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    The Highball was down to the low 23s when I had it... And things broke often. Eventually the frame broke. I'm not sure what exactly did it, but the seat post bent inside the frame and cracked it. Oops. It did have 4500 miles on it, though...

    You want heavier... The Pipedream Moxie and the Kona Honzo ESD are the two that I'm lusting after right now.
     
  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    My Highball was 24 lbs with heavy'ish tires. No way I would have put the 140mm Pike on it. Not likely I would have put 30mm ID rims on it.....definitely would not have put the dropper on it. It pretty much went everywhere. The only place I didn't ride it.....Noble Canyon.

    My Chameleon is 27+ lbs with 800g tires. Yes, she's big boned. I ride her just as hard as I rode the Highball. True, I am not breaking parts or frames like I used to....but I'm not riding as much either.

    Yeah, I feel the Chameleon more on long rides compared to the Highball. I'm a bit faster DH on the Chameleon....but they were built different.

    I guess I could solve this problem with a Carbon Chameleon and drop a pound. :cautious:
     
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  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Do cats like broccoli?

    *make sure volume is up*

     
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  9. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Road trip!

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  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Looks like the Mojave Desert to me.
     
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    It’s Saturday and I’m working.....but this makes me sooooo happy.

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  12. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    B
    :thumbsup::D:Roflmao

    (When is Jon not riding Oaks? I think I’ve seen him on my past 3 rides there. He is the Mayor of Oaks)
     
  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Keep your eyes peeled...

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  14. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Awesome!
     
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  15. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Cold AF!

    20201122_075142.jpg
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Where the hell are you?
     
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  17. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Panguitch....
     
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  18. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Ahh yes, I saw in the other thread that you are riding Casto Canyon. I assume Thunder Mt is also on the menu. Tough time of year to be riding at 8000' or higher! But there's no bad weather, only poor clothing choices, right?
     
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  19. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Yup, yup, yup and yup!
     
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  20. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I'm going to say that they cut back on their marketing budget...

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  21. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Would you buy one with that color scheme?
     
  22. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Marshall Canyon suspension dial-in. 12.31/1,483’. It’s my 4th ride and about 45 miles since fork and shock were serviced, and I found Goldilocks again! 8FBBF677-2F12-4024-AA2A-D3567E3E394F.jpeg
     
  23. Grego

    Grego iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    For purple mountains majesty...
    11272020.jpg
     
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  24. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    WTF is this :poop:?
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  25. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Wow, someone is abusing The Force. :laugh:
     
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  26. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I have no idea...
     
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  27. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Ok... After a little investigating, it seems that @Mikie locked that thread all the way back in 2015, because it was located in the "Trailhead" forum, and not in the "Ride Reports" forum. But... @Mikie responded to the thread a year later, probably not realizing that it was a thread he had closed. :Roflmao Then I responded to it just now... also not realizing that it was a closed thread. :Roflmao

    If I can move it without causing a nuclear launch, I'll put it in the "Ride Report" thread and open it...
     
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  28. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    Forgot to pay your union dues...?
     
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  29. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
  30. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
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