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Old 15 August 2018, 11:27
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Old 15 August 2018, 12:00
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SRAM Eagle 1x12. Flawless shifting with plenty of range for my AO.
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Old 15 August 2018, 12:09
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Dude! That is a sweet ride!
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Old 15 August 2018, 12:11
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SRAM Eagle 1x12. Flawless shifting with plenty of range for my AO.
I almost bought a 1x9 before I picked up the Pitch but I didn't think it would have enough range for me. During the HC24 I never got out of the middle ring on the front so a 1x10 or 11 might do it. I didn't even know there was a 1x12 option.

That bike looks awesome
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Old 15 August 2018, 12:23
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I almost bought a 1x9 before I picked up the Pitch but I didn't think it would have enough range for me. During the HC24 I never got out of the middle ring on the front so a 1x10 or 11 might do it. I didn't even know there was a 1x12 option.

That bike looks awesome
My last two bikes I removed the big chainring and threw on a thin aluminum bash guard because I never was using that ring. Most of the racers in my neck of the woods are still running a 2x up front for the gear range. My bike is purely for fun, so I picked components that could handle any trail that I might find in Michigan. It does that in spades...
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Old 16 August 2018, 07:34
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Old 16 August 2018, 10:31
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My last two bikes I removed the big chainring and threw on a thin aluminum bash guard because I never was using that ring. Most of the racers in my neck of the woods are still running a 2x up front for the gear range. My bike is purely for fun, so I picked components that could handle any trail that I might find in Michigan. It does that in spades...
That's a nice setup!

I'm running a 1x9 on a Chromag Aperture and have no issues riding down here in the flatlands, but like you, I ride for fun and like the maintenance free aspect of not running a front derailleur.
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Old 16 August 2018, 11:37
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After looking at some of the bike manufacturers mentioned that I haven't heard about before (Evil and Chromag) I kinda have the desire to buy a frame and try building something over the winter. I think I could transfer the wheels/tires, and brakes over but would need the remainder of the parts.

I could google this but I like the discussion here, would I need a bunch of specialized tools to put one together? I know there is a bottom bracket or crank wrench. The remaining parts look like hex wrench type work.
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Old 16 August 2018, 11:38
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That's a nice setup!

I'm running a 1x9 on a Chromag Aperture and have no issues riding down here in the flatlands, but like you, I ride for fun and like the maintenance free aspect of not running a front derailleur.
Very cool frame for a great price.
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Old 16 August 2018, 11:49
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After looking at some of the bike manufacturers mentioned that I haven't heard about before (Evil and Chromag) I kinda have the desire to buy a frame and try building something over the winter. I think I could transfer the wheels/tires, and brakes over but would need the remainder of the parts.

I could google this but I like the discussion here, would I need a bunch of specialized tools to put one together? I know there is a bottom bracket or crank wrench. The remaining parts look like hex wrench type work.
You do need a few special tools, but a 6 pack can go a long way at a local bike shop when it comes to advice and/or borrowing a tool or two onsite. Years ago I picked up a bike maintenance book at a bookstore. That and YouTube are a huge help for maintaining and building bikes-I've built three this way.

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Very cool frame for a great price.
Thanks. Picked it up a couple years ago when Chromag was clearing out 2014 frames for super cheap. I may be one of the few guys left around here riding a 26er!
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Old 16 August 2018, 15:10
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I'm still riding a 26er. I'm not racing and just out having fun so don't feel a need to spend money on a new ride when this one does just fine.
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Old 16 November 2018, 13:52
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It’s fat bike season!
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Old 16 November 2018, 14:08
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^That looks more like ski season to me!
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Old 16 November 2018, 14:12
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^That looks more like ski season to me!
That too... I prefer snowboarding.
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Old 16 November 2018, 14:17
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I've seen some crazy speeds on snow.
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Old 17 November 2018, 13:42
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We don't get much of that around here. I'll rent a fat tire for a day while in Colorado in January.
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Old 30 April 2019, 09:08
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I am thinking of picking up a Gravel bike from Bikes Direct that Poly mentioned earlier. I have bought a couple bikes from them for my wife and daughters. The frames are good, bikes are decently spec'd out. I can swap out stuff I want too. We have lots of gravel rides/races around here and it has been way too wet to get out on singletrack.
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Old 15 May 2019, 18:14
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For the mountain bikers out there, whenever you’re near Chattanooga, you have to ride Enterprise South. There’s 13.5 miles of well maintained and smooth trails that flow exceptionally well. It’s directional by day of the week so you can bomb the downhills without having to worry about running into someone.
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The dark side of e-bikes is just almost too strong to resist...

I had the chance to go for a ride on a Pivot Shuttle Gen 2 E-bike with the owner of an amazing bike nerd shop in Roswell GA and the founder of Pivot... Being a lifelong 2 wheel nerd, I cannot remember a time in my life that put more of a smile on my face.

All of the shit that I wanted to try when I was a kid, but ran out of gas to try... Problem solved on this damn bike. OMG... Imagine riding a motorcycle hair scramble, but you're doing it on a pedal bike without getting exhausted deal... Amazing...

And a totally different and awesome type of workout. Where on a "regular" bike, your legs gas, on one of these e-bikes, your core is destroyed. Absolutely worth every penny and resentment/hate from the "traditional" bike community... :-)
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Old 6 June 2019, 10:14
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Price? I'm sure it's in the neighborhood of a good, used car. But I'm just being curious.
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