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Old 10-12-2017, 12:26 PM
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So dreamy
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:24 PM
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Dang...nailed the dream mtb build.
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Old 10-16-2017, 12:22 PM
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This bike is bad ass. I really enjoy Paul's work and it's nice to see a mountain bike from him.
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:11 PM
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Thanks all. I have long admired Paul's work and wanted an MTB I could use for the long haul, it was sort of a no brainer.

I "raced" it this weekend at the Wrightwood 50 (55 miles, 10k elevation) and it was absolutely perfect. The only photo I took.



The photo sort of exaggerates the rear wheel, but it is a 2.4 Ardent on an Ibis 928 carbon rim.
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Old 10-26-2017, 05:59 PM
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That thing looks like a lot of fun.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:41 PM
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are you running your rear tire backwards on purpose?
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:42 PM
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are you running your rear tire backwards on purpose?
I do the same thing on my Retrotec SS. Ardent 2.4 in reverse for traction on the steeps when you have to stand.
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:11 PM
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I do the same thing on my Retrotec SS. Ardent 2.4 in reverse for traction on the steeps when you have to stand.
you also end up with more rolling resistance and worse braking performance. why not just run a proper tire?

or maybe it's a single speed thing
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:05 AM
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you also end up with more rolling resistance and worse braking performance. why not just run a proper tire?

or maybe it's a single speed thing
lol at both concerns for braking performance and rolling resistance with a singlespeed. Yeah. Must be a singlespeed thing.
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:41 AM
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Guys, they aren't WTB Velociraptors. Just run the 'correct' direction.
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:40 AM
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Guys, they aren't WTB Velociraptors. Just run the 'correct' direction.
I've climbed Canyon multiple times on my SS. I reverse the tire for a reason. So I can get up it. But what do I know. I barely ride bikes...

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Old 10-27-2017, 11:40 AM
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That's the way I like it.
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:45 PM
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:50 PM
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Love the headbadge. Something new from Paul lately that looks pretty killer on this frame. Not sure it would have worked on my seafoam alloy road frame, but it fits nicely here.
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:18 PM
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How do you like that rear tire? I've ridden it and can't make up my mind.

Fast in straight, digs in if you lean it but lacks traction on the loose climbs or under hard braking if the bike is upright.

OTHERWISE,

Haha this thing rules.
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