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26 Full Squish 25 29.76%
26 Hardtail 15 17.86%
26 Single Speed 2 2.38%
29er Full Squish 7 8.33%
29er Hardtail 24 28.57%
29er Singlespeed 6 7.14%
Other (post type) 5 5.95%
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:01 PM   #16
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Rode my fully ridged 29er at blackwater today. Technically it's 700c, but still...Chris M. and I rode our Surlys from TS in Milton to the Blackwater trail, did a loop and rode back. So I guess that counter acts my 26 full squish.

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Old 12-19-2010, 06:22 PM   #17
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Rode my fully ridged 29er at blackwater today. Technically it's 700c, but still...Chris G. and I rode our Surlys from TS in Milton to the Blackwater trail, did a loop and rode back. So I guess that counter acts my 26 full squish.
Scott was on his Long Haul Trucker and I was on my Pacer both steel framed Surly road bikes. Total was a fantastic 38 miles. When Scott says the Blackwater trail he's not talking about the rails to trails... He's literally talking about the mountain bike trail on red rock rd.
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:49 PM   #18
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Scott was on his Long Haul Trucker and I was on my Pacer both steel framed Surly road bikes. Total was a fantastic 38 miles. When Scott says the Blackwater trail he's not talking about the rails to trails... He's literally talking about the mountain bike trail on red rock rd.
Cool, how did y'all like the new stuff?
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:16 PM   #19
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We went under gate and in trail. Didn't ride any new stuff.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:50 PM   #20
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what'd you think? How would you compare it to you Anthem?
hard to give it a true review as I wasn't feeling very good and only rode because I had the bike, but; it accelerated, steered and turned like a 26er, (that's a compliment). my tire pressure was wrong and I needed to tune the bike into me. it felt like a bike I could ride all day but never felt like racing on it. no matter my given intent on any ride I usually at some point in time start racing somebody real or imagined, present or absent. the steering geometry is sure different from my rig it felt very easy to ride. i didn't put a clock on myself ( I felt bad) but often when a lap feels easy it could be fast.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:19 AM   #21
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hard to give it a true review as I wasn't feeling very good and only rode because I had the bike, but; it accelerated, steered and turned like a 26er, (that's a compliment). my tire pressure was wrong and I needed to tune the bike into me. it felt like a bike I could ride all day but never felt like racing on it. no matter my given intent on any ride I usually at some point in time start racing somebody real or imagined, present or absent. the steering geometry is sure different from my rig it felt very easy to ride. i didn't put a clock on myself ( I felt bad) but often when a lap feels easy it could be fast.
Nice! You rode the large Anthem 29er then? I can't express how pleased I am with this bike. I rode a 44min 48sec lap on my GT which was setup with my nice components (AC wheels, Fox F29, etc.) and the first time out with the Anthem 29er with stock components I rode a 44min 20sec red loop. I don't what it is, but like you mentioned, it handles extremely well for a 29er. I feel right at home on this bike. When I upgraded to a set of Stan's wheels, it made the experience that much better.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #22
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I need to vote again, please
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:57 PM   #23
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Come Monday I'll have to vote again too.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:30 AM   #24
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Just added a new pony to the stable...

26" GIANT XTC 2 weighing in at a mere 24lbs with room to shave. Preddy.

I have added a portait of the newest addition to my photo album

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:08 AM   #25
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:53 AM   #26
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Pimpin the Rigid SS 9er sweet!
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:23 AM   #27
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Anyone have anything negative to say about a Cannondale RZ 140? I'm currently in a bidding war for a brand new medium frame. It'll be my first full squish bike and I can transfer my entire XT/XTR group over to it.

Thoughts? Suggestions on something else I'd like more for less money?
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:22 AM   #28
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Be very mindful that buying a used FS on eBay could have alot of hidden expenses. All FS bikes will need pivot maintenance every year or so by replacing pivot bearings. If this is not done the pivots get wallered out and your stuck with a Pos. Also the shock needs maintenance as well. So even though every FS frame on EbAy has only been " built up and ridden once or twice" or " only rode a half a season" most are being sold due to lack of maintenance.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:09 AM   #29
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Anyone have anything negative to say about a Cannondale RZ 140? I'm currently in a bidding war for a brand new medium frame. It'll be my first full squish bike and I can transfer my entire XT/XTR group over to it.

Thoughts? Suggestions on something else I'd like more for less money?
My only thought would be that 140mm of rear wheel travel seems like a lot for around here. You're not really able to take advantage of the extra travel on the downhills and certainly pay a penalty on the climbs. My bike is 120mm of travel and I'll probably go down to 100 mm on my next bike. Other than that, I think the RZ is a fine frame. What are you going to do for a fork with this frame?
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Going to transfer over my Minute Two. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:RTQ:US:1123 is the one I'm looking at. I'm assuming the Fox Propedal can be adjusted for travel? Is there an adjustable or something I can do for adjusting the travel on my rear shock? I could always reduce the amount of travel by swapping it out I guess right?
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