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    So who else wants to go back to a hardtail?

    Main places I ride are Allamuchy, Stephens and Kittatinny. Before I sold my SIR9 it was set up SS, and mostly with a carbon fork. Kittatinny is really the only place that I felt I needed front suspension. For a little background I have been on a singlespeed since 2000, I believe. Jason built me...
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    So who else wants to go back to a hardtail?

    It is not so much as subtracting as transferring. I know from other posts it sounds that way. But that is more of a temporary fix till the industry opens more and more options are out there. The end game would be 3 hardtails. 1 trail fun, 1 leaning towards XC climbing and a singlespeed. The XC...
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    So who else wants to go back to a hardtail?

    The Trail429 I have ordered in early 2020 from Pivot. Bike is an XO1 version. I understand what you mean about trying other full susp. Hopefully in the future demo days come back. I have seen Pivot doing demo days, but that is out west. I would love to try the new Blur TR. That I feel balance...
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    So who else wants to go back to a hardtail?

    Been riding a Trail429 for over a year now. Sold my 2015 SIR9 back in March before anything bad happened to the frame. And all I want now is to dump the full susp and go back to a hardtail. The full susp does have many pluses but I really just want a simpler way of life again.
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    Carver?

    And the Chameleon SS drop outs are 142mm spacer from what I remember. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for that frame. I am not sure if the geared drop outs have a tensioner, but I could be wrong.
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    Carver?

    Carver Gnarvestet. Who rides one? Thinking I may look into building one. An HT I could run SS and geared. I was just up in Maine and silly me did not stop to meet them when I was in Bath, Maine.
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    What hardtail has your eye?

    Right now I am eyeing the Pivot LES SS. In fact I have money down on one, it may show up by April 2022. The nice thing with the LES SS is Pivot sells geared drop outs for it. So you can switch back and forth if you want. If a Niner air rdo comes up in stock somewhere I may be tempted to go...
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    What have you done to your bike today?

    Build 2 is starting. Same parts as my son’s bike. This is for my daughter. She is going from 2x8 to 1x11 also.
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    What have you done to your bike today?

    I converted my sons bike to 1x11. Sun race 11-46 cassette. SLX rear derailleur. Deore shifter. Suntour XCR triple crank (152mm) with just a 30t middle installed.
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    Please check my chain length

    I am setting up my so s 24” bike for 1x11. Shifting is good. But do you link I should remove one more link?
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    Brakes part 2.

    Rotors are not discolored. I am assuming it is the pads glazing/overheating. Stock pads. The lever is still solid but the pads are not grabbing. Yesterday was at allamuchy. We did the climb from the lake on the white trail going towards the parking lot. The downhill that ends with the sharp...
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    Brakes part 2.

    Not going to happen. I am more of an uphill guy. Only go downhill so I can go back uphill.
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    Brakes part 2.

    So I bled the stock SRAM Guide RSC brakes on Friday night. Lever is very nice now. But long downhills I get a lot of brake fade. What rotors and pads do you all recommend?
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    Brakes?

    Magura MT7 Raceline or Shimano XT M8120? 2020 Pivot Trail 429 is what they are going on. I used Magura brakes around 2000 for a bit. Then switched to Shimano XT.
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    Bike dilemmas.....

    Well at present I have a 2022 Pivot LES Singlespeed on order. Hopefully by April of 2022 I will be able to take delivery.
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