I got a new bike

frenchman

Eats cheese. Sells crack.
382011


382012


382015


460 reach 420 seatube and a 1225 wheelbase
running a zeb,
hope hubs and ex481 front ex471 rear 27.5 (got a 29er to swap in later)
Gx drivetrain
Xt cranks and brakes
Burgtec bars and pedals
I’m gonna nosedive this thing so hard.

And a picture of the honzo because it’s badass

382016
 

The Reverend

Likes Bikes and Dirt
That is positively indecent! Keen to hear how you get on with the HPP set up, it can take a while but when it's right it feels amazing.
 

pink poodle

Our man isn't in the West
Fark yeah you’ve got bird shit on your door.
Bike looks trick, got to love a raw frame
That's not bird shit...he takes these photos inside his sauna.


Bike looks steamy as a sauna 3some. Of particular note is that low stand over not being messed with by an awkward seat tube extending miles above the top tube. Mmmmm!
 

Scotty675

Likes Bikes and Dirt
That's not bird shit...he takes these photos inside his sauna.


Bike looks steamy as a sauna 3some. Of particular note is that low stand over not being messed with by an awkward seat tube extending miles above the top tube. Mmmmm!
Sauna juice, it looks like it would get rather steamy in there. Saucy
 

frenchman

Eats cheese. Sells crack.
Looks like an absolute party machine. Love it. Not much chain wrap on the chainring?
Yeah I guess not.
Have you added a stick on cable guide at the head tube of the honzo?

Kavens is hot too!
The brake hose is zip tied to the gear housing coming out of headtube
That is positively indecent! Keen to hear how you get on with the HPP set up, it can take a while but when it's right it feels amazing.
I’m looking forward to getting it out and beating the shit out of it!
Very nice!

A comparison in the ride between that and the Orange would be nice.
I think they’ll be too different. There’s about 104 years in suspension evolution between the 2. The orange was always a stop gap as the bikes out at the time were pretty uninspiring.
 

moorey

Carte d'or what?
I think they’ll be too different. There’s about 104 years in suspension evolution between the 2. The orange was always a stop gap as the bikes out at the time were pretty uninspiring.
Indeed. The HSP should be absolutely everything an orange isn’t.
 

johnny

I'll tells ya!
Staff member
They some funky-ass chain stays!

The chain wrap would surely increase a tooth or two with sag.
 

moorey

Carte d'or what?
I’m guessing there’s no rearward wheel movement/noticeable chain growth, hence no need for a bottom roller? Should make for a bit less pedaling resistance. I know nothing about these beasts.
 

frenchman

Eats cheese. Sells crack.
I’m guessing there’s no rearward wheel movement/noticeable chain growth, hence no need for a bottom roller? Should make for a bit less pedaling resistance. I know nothing about these beasts.
@beeb put up the squiggly lines. I’ve always liked fsr, but would never want to give money to specialized.


Custom shim stack...I used d̶o̶n̶u̶t̶ speed holes.
 
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