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Old 03-28-2017, 04:18 PM
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Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey

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Old 03-28-2017, 04:21 PM
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Build is SRAM Force Hydraulic 1x. 40t chainring, 10-42 cassette.
Industry Nine Carbon Trail 27.5 wheels with Compass Pass Switchback Hills.
Easton AC70 AX carbon adventure bars with Lizard Skin tape, Easton carbon stem and 31.6 post, S-Works Romin and XT trail pedals (probably the least weenie part of the build.)

Built up by Gordon Yeager at Velo Hangar and fitted by Cody at Holland.

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Old 03-28-2017, 04:47 PM
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Very nice, I like those frames a lot.
And really cool that Bill's bike was there....it's uuuuuuge!
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Old 03-29-2017, 06:48 AM
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NICE! love the Rodeo Labs dudes. all about the FUN!

awesome build too. it screams adventure.
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:27 PM
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NICE! love the Rodeo Labs dudes. all about the FUN!

awesome build too. it screams adventure.
They've been really easy to deal with and instantly responsive. Really good people. It may be a production bike but it's been a custom experience.
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:37 PM
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How's 650b life?
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Old 03-29-2017, 03:28 PM
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That thing is bad ass!
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Old 03-29-2017, 03:30 PM
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That's really cool. Congrats!

Is the currently empty NDS housing route for a FD option or dropper post?
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Old 03-29-2017, 04:42 PM
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I haven't ridden the Switchback Hills at their intended lower pressure yet. Just screwed around a little and made sure they are seated. With the wide MTB rim, the 48 is what I can handle in the back. The Spork has room for more. 650 was my intention all along for this build but if I happen to pick up some disc CX wheels, 40s will be fun and fast.

There is routing for both a dropper and an FD. We took the FD hanger off.

Because it's dropper ready, it's using a 31.6 post- this is one of the differences I've felt compared to the Open U.P. which is 27.2. I believe I feel the difference in absorption but I rode it with high psi so I'm expecting better this weekend in the dirt and could be wrong.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:59 PM
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:24 PM
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I really have no use for this bike, but now I'm scouring the interwebs looking for one.
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Old 03-31-2017, 04:49 PM
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Looks great. Curious to hear what you think about the flared drops. The shape has never really seemed intuitive to me but they look like they're set up really well here.
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Old 05-05-2017, 05:15 PM
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Looks great. Curious to hear what you think about the flared drops. The shape has never really seemed intuitive to me but they look like they're set up really well here.
I've been riding flared alloy drops for a while and like them on this kind of bike. These are more subtle than Salsa's and I really like them. Thomson is coming out with some soon and I'm sure Enve will get further into the "adventure" market too.

I try to ride more in the drops than you would on a CX bike and the flare gets me out a little wider without going to a huge bar. The flare also gives me a little more room for a roll on the bars for camping. If I did it again, I might just do 44s for that reason.

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Old 05-05-2017, 05:29 PM
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I have that fork on order for a 650b adventure build with SWB 48 tires. Clearance, fender mounts, rack mounts...


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Old 05-05-2017, 07:15 PM
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I have that fork on order for a 650b adventure build with SWB 48 tires. Clearance, fender mounts, rack mounts...


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I'm aiming for an 18.5lb steel disk build with the same.
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