The Stinger


Eats Squid
2017 Dartmoor Hornet, Large.

Headset - Dartmoor Blink
Fork - X-Fusion Metric, 180mm
Stem - Thompson X4, 50mm
Handlebar - Raceface Atlas, 780mm, 31.8
Grips - Northshore lizard skin
Bottom Bracket - Shimano Saint
Cranks - Raceface Atlas, 175mm
Pedals - Wellgo MG2
Chainring - Dorcas NW, 36t
Chain - KMC X11 93
Cassette - SRAM XG1150 10-42t 11spd
Chainguide - Nil
Rear Shifter - Shimano XT M8000
Rear Derailleur - Shimano XT M8000
Brakes - Shimano XT M8000
Rotors - Uberbike Radiator 203mm
Seatpost - Giant contact dropper, 150mm, 30.9mm
Seat - Deity Speedtrap AM
Front Hub - Hope Pro4
Front Rim - Hope DH
Front Tyre - Maxxis Minion DHR2, EXO TR 27.5x2.6" W. Huck Norris, large
Rear Hub - SRAM 142x12mm
Rear Rim - WTB STP i29 TCS
Rear Tyre - Maxxis Minion DHF WT, EXO TR 27.5x2.5" W. Huck Norris, DH

My photography skills leave a lot to be desired, but here's a few shots...








Finally have a hardtail back up and running again. I've gone from the 2015 Hornet to the new version that actually properly fit 27.5.

The things I liked were the 142mm rear and threaded bottom bracket. That means the fleet is back on par with wheels.

Went semi fat with the 2.6 up front and 2.5 rear. The forks will probably come down to 160mm when I pull them apart next unless I'm really happy with how is riding for now.

First real ride is looking at being at Harcourt on Wednesday, then some familiar trails to give it a try on after that.