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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I would love to experiment. Maybe a loaded shouse loop + lakes road to oak tree canyon out n back would help me characterize the stem best. Sounds like this is definitely an empirical kinda thing.

Maybe ill start out with the 100.

At any rate the bike is currently scattered all over the country slowly converging towards my house...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If you rocking a long section of road/dirt road its kinda nice having that stretched out feel. but yup ill give the shorter 90 stem a shot. i have the same access as max so i hear ya tim.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

So Jonathan what frame and fork are you getting?

Seems to make sense that the 29 bikes have longer top tubes got to get that front wheel far enough forward to eliminate toe over lap. Thus it makes sense to me that you would use a shorter stem.

Not sure if mine is a 60 or 80 but it's shorter then anything I ever had on 26er bikes. I did try it on my old Kona 26 but it felt too short on that frame.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

salsa mariachi 20"/L
salsa cromoto rigid fork (for now)

I am keeping my eyes peeled for a steal on a good 100mm fork, but I figured I'd try rolling the full rigid thing for a while for kicks.

Do note I tried to spec out components that would be lenz worthy if I ever decide (definitely will) to move up in the world.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

Jonathan wrote:
I am keeping my eyes peeled for a steal on a good 100mm fork...


You can travel-reduce a Dorado. Then, when you get the

http://www.lenzsport.com/detail.php?prodID=15 you'll be good to go!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

In case any one wants to see pictures of the build so far (it is only parts, nothing exciting) check it out here:

http://www.rocksnclocks.com/blog/

Waiting on the fork and front brake.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

Here is the completed bike. This thing RIPS and is pretty comfy for an all-day epic. I can see why it was this year's tour divide 1st/2nd place bike (super humans Kurt/Jefe not included):

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