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    Quote Originally Posted by greenblur View Post
    I rode a 2016 Patrol alloy at a bike park. Per usual on rentals, they set the shock pressure a bit too high. It ripped on the flow trails, really good cornering bike. Very balanced and no weird handling quirks. In the slower, rougher and twistier stuff, its a lot of bike. Pedaled well for a big bike. Heavy AF.

    Dunno if it would be a good everyday bike for around here, unless your everyday is ripping runs at FCCR and RPR.
    Good point. One of the homies we rode with in NC absolutely loved his, and we did way more climbing there than we do here, but I think in TX, the ups and downs are so punchy that you can't rely on your fork lock/unlock every time you change elevation. He also was a serious ripper when it came to DH, sooo...

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    Here's some bike pron from yesterday. This Spider 275A isn't mine, I was hooning it out on the BCBG. Remarkable bike. Climbs like a beast and descends even better. In love with this thing. I'm working with Texas Cycle Werks to build one out starting with a carbon Spider frame that weighs 3.97 pounds. Fully outfitted, we're shooting for 25 pounds. Maybe 24. This one was 31.3lbs, which is heavier than my current bike and I definitely felt it, but the trade off was worth it. Just confidence inspiring every way. Can't wait to have this weapon with 6-7 pounds shaved off...hell yea!

    Here are a couple shots from Dumptruck on the GB.
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    I’ve been eyeballing the AQM-120. Long, at 72”, but aggressive and low at 22”h x 18”w.

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    Been wanting to pull the wife off her 134 and put her on something more suitable for the trails here. The XC-ish hei hei should work particularly well for her riding style (ie wheels on the ground) and came in at 26.22 LBS with pedals and pink bottle ...lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    Been wanting to pull the wife off her 134 and put her on something more suitable for the trails here. The XC-ish hei hei should work particularly well for her riding style (ie wheels on the ground) and came in at 26.22 LBS with pedals and pink bottle ...lol.

    Finally finished build this past weekend.
    Very nice. Love those matching Arch rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by throet View Post
    Very nice. Love those matching Arch rims.
    Thanks!

    most of the credit goes to chief for stringing the hoops and changing decals
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    Yeah, those are sweet. I was going to comment on them, but throet beat me to it. What are you doing with the 134?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
    Yeah, those are sweet. I was going to comment on them, but throet beat me to it. What are you doing with the 134?
    thanks. sold the 134 as a roller to some girl in san antonio.
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    I have the 2016 alloy HeiHei, its badass. Its the bike 80% of folks should be on. Will be interested to see what the 111 turns into, since the HeiHei basically killed it.

    I'm bummed the 2017 and 2018 alloy models turned into XC whips with whack spec. That bike with a 34 up front punches way above its weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenblur View Post
    I have the 2016 alloy HeiHei, its badass. Its the bike 80% of folks should be on. Will be interested to see what the 111 turns into, since the HeiHei basically killed it.

    I'm bummed the 2017 and 2018 alloy models turned into XC whips with whack spec. That bike with a 34 up front punches way above its weight.
    I still think they need the Process 123. Here's to hoping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenblur View Post
    I have the 2016 alloy HeiHei, its badass. Its the bike 80% of folks should be on. Will be interested to see what the 111 turns into, since the HeiHei basically killed it.

    I'm bummed the 2017 and 2018 alloy models turned into XC whips with whack spec. That bike with a 34 up front punches way above its weight.
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    I still think they need the Process 123. Here's to hoping.
    Really like how efficient the hei hei pedals.

    Havent seen any sales number to back up the assertion that the hei hei killed the 111. I could see the hei hei trail 27.5 having an impact on the 134 but the 111 and hei hei are not in the same league as far as purpose goes. The biggest issue for kona was the time/resources they put into redesigning/updating the hei hei twice, while they basically sat on the their hands when it came to the process, the bike that essentially pulled them out of a tailspin. They waited so long to update the line that they are now on the backs of their feet in a big pond. There was also management change during that time as well.

    But hey, they have an ebike now


    And yes, something in the 120mm range would be much better than the tank 153 29 theyre offering now.
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    I don't think it was a sales number issue, more that the 111 had been on the market for 4 (maybe 5) years and had run its course. HeiHei overlaps quite a bit. So you have two bikes in your catalog with identical geo, near-identical travel...and one's 3 lbs lighter and pedals better. Smart buyers are going to take the HeiHei every time.

    They de-gnared the 29er HeiHei for 2018, so another Process has to be coming. Its probably going to be 120mm travel, as that seems to be the minimum travel for a 29er trailbike. But if its going to be based on the new 153, its gonna be a taaaaank.
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    It's probably something in the 111 range with both an alloy and a carbon version. They were so good at the mid to short travel burly 29'er game that it makes sense to go with something they basically set the standard and led the field in. I was absolutely baffled when they discontinued the 111 and changed the Hei Hei back into an XC rig. It made no sense whatsoever without seeing their sales numbers. A model update at the same time as the Hei Hei would have been great. Particularly with the carbon Process rollout for the 153.
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    All this number talk reminds me of my favorite bike, the AQRM-120.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicewookie View Post
    All this number talk reminds me of my favorite bike, the AQRM-120.
    I never liked how boxy they looked. And once you got one, it was impossible to get rid of it.

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    Bah, nm :P I'm slow today and doing too many things at once.

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    Back on topic, after quite a bit of waffling between the SC Tallboy and Yeti 4.5, I decided to go with the new Spec Epic. After riding the others, there just seemed to be too much overlap between them and my Hightower. Raced a hardtail at RHR this past weekend, and while I really like riding a HT, my back will thank me for a little squish on the roots and rocks.

    I'm not generally a fan of the big S, but some of the changes on the Epic this year were pretty nice - lightweight, slacker HA (69.5) than in years past, longer reach so that a shorter stem can be used, and a decent spec at the Comp Carbon level (with no brain on fork, which I hated on previous models).
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    Do they still have a brain on the rear? That's one of the reasons I got a Stumpjumper, they ditched the brain on the rear shock from 2016 on. Plus Bike Yoke has plenty of options for upgrading your shock if you don't feel like staying stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicewookie View Post
    All this number talk reminds me of my favorite bike, the AQRM-120.
    lmao. you may be ugly but damnit you are clutch with that insert. hahahaha. gets me every time
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    Knolly is putting together a couple 29ers, including a short/mid travel rig. If they do, I'd definitely consider jumping off the Kona ship.

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