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Old 01-10-2018, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaybee View Post
Is there anyone making an aftermarket flat mount that you would consider equivalent to the Enve?
No. 22 has a nice flat mount cx fork ive been riding/racing for the past 2 seasons (with a post mount caliper on it, ha!)
Great fork, as good as anything from ENVE, TRP, Whisky, etc in my opinion.
Oh, and its available in 45 and 50 rake.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaybee View Post
Is there anyone making an aftermarket flat mount that you would consider equivalent to the Enve?
The No.22 fork is all kinds of amazing. It's not as readily available (they make them for No. 22 frames), but can be ordered.

(Edit: what eBAUMANN said.)
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by eBAUMANN View Post
whats with everyone aversion to post mount brakes?

post mount calipers will always be around, are compatible with all mtb and road levers, and dont have any downside compared to flat mount calipers besides a few grams...
It's all about the Campy hydraulic brakes! Also, why have different mounts? I have no issues with post mount (if using Shimano or SRAM, but why have one of each? It seems an oversight that they were too lazy to resolve.

Otherwise, I would love this bike. It challenges me to give a good reason as to why I would buy a Calfee/Crumpton/Parlee/???? when a bike is this nice.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:38 AM
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I’ve got a Hakka MX Frameset on order...hope to get it by end of month. I went back and forth about the Enve fork, it in the end I know it’s a fine fork and it’s merely a minor inconvenience to have post mount front and flat rear.
Other than that, it seems like a great Frameset at a reasonable price. Looking forward to the build and I’ll post pics then too.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:06 PM
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Are the Enve and Spork forks interchangeable? I am considering the Hakka frame with Spork fork myself ...
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:36 PM
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Love the looks of the Hakka MX...especially that vivid red version. The Hakka MX and the Norco Search XR were the two at the top of my list. Other than looks, feature for feature, as well as tire clearance, they are nearly identical. Frame only price is the same as well. For stock build options however the Norco is equipped with better options in my opinion. Unless things have changed, with the Ibis you could go with a Rival 1x bike and after that you had to step up to an Ultegra Di2 build with carbon rims for about 2K more. No Force 1x build offerred. Given how popular that group is right now, and given that so many other competing bikes come with that group at competitive prices, it seems crazy that Ibis wasn’t offering a Force 1X build or at least a non Di2 Ultegra build. Maybe that’s changed...

It’s nice that there are finally some more budget friendly alternatives to the Open U.P. and 3T Exploro (for someone looking for a similar frame w/ similar features & clearance)
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:22 AM
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I 've been looking at the Hakka and having the same issue. Mostly worried that Shimano might change something going forward so that the next gen road gruppo can't work with their mtb post mount calipers. And something is just irksome about mismatched calipers. I wonder when Enve will sort that out, and whether it will be a running change to the Hakka or if they will wait until next year's model. Might go with a Rondo Ruut instead.
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mistermo View Post
I have a Hakkalugi canti and LOVE it.
As do I. Mine has a January ‘98 stamp on the steerer tube. Before the MX was released, I had ordered a ti frame from Waltly, with geometry based on my Hakkalugi but with clearance for 700c x 50 and frame couplers. It shipped today (yay). When the MX appeared, I used the frame comparator spreadsheet that’s been floating around and compared the MX to the OG: basically they cloned it and put in a taller head tube. My version is essentially the same but with a 1cm shorter ett. When I plugged the MX and my design into the spreadsheet they were identical except for toptube length. So, in essence, I have a ti MX on the way, totally by coincidence.

If the MX is as sweet on flowy singletrack as the ‘98, it’ll be amazing. I can’t wait for mine to show up. I’m sure it will ride beautifully regardless of the brake mounting type (post).

I’m an Ibis fan, but my experience with them is with my Hakka and my ‘98 Spanky. As said elsewhere, Scot Nichol is great and has excellent customer service.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:56 AM
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Built this for a coworker and have a Rival kit in the build queue for the shop. Rival kit is definitely a 'budget' option, but nice bike for the price. The detail work on the frame and finish quality is up there with the newest Ripley/Mojo 3/HD4 which is a huge improvement over the previous generation Hakkalugis.

Frame kit, Force 22 that I modified to control the dropper, Ibis carbon wheelset, KS Zeta dropper and XX1 10-42 cassette. He's got about 50 miles and 7000' on the bike in a couple days and he's loving it. 19 lbs even with pedals/cages. Not bad.

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