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  1. Nick-Not sure if Chenene came right: https://community.bikehub.co.za/topic/185448-cotic-solaris/?hl=cotic
  2. Same here, perfect with 50mm stem. At 196 the sizing chart on the website puts you solidly on XL. https://momsenbikes.com/shop/frames-steel-29/frame-momsen-str29-2018-green/
  3. TYGA

    Momsen steel

    Mine was meant to be a second bike to bugger aroid on but ended up being my go-to steed and getting used properly, most of my riding at Helderberg Farm which only has two types of trails .... steep up and fast down. The frame does not seem as compliant as the 853 Niner I had before but I spoilt myself with a 140mm Fox 34 and 2.35 tyres and it handles most things with aplomb .... but when I come down the same trails on the dually you just realize how much work that suspension really is doing behind the scenes. I find my times down the mountain isn’t a lot slower on the STR ... but I’m definitely more knackered at the end of it.
  4. TYGA

    Momsen steel

    Let’s give this here thread some momentum guys! https://community.bikehub.co.za/topic/185815-show-your-momsen-str-stf-thread/
  5. https://bikehub.co.za/classifieds/item/dual-suspension-bikes/418041/specialized-rumor
  6. Hi Wian, I spoke to you yesterday about your frame / build ... you need to get advice from someone that knows what's up or you are going to buy equipment you can't use. For the Fuel Ex8 (I think you said 2018) you most likely need a boost 29er wheelset, boost spacing fork 130 - 140mm etc. Steerer tube length of the fork is important as well. Depending on the hubs of the wheelset you may be able to get away with non-boost by fitting adaptors but you may as well get the right equipment off the bat. There are a lot of very knowledgeable and helpful people on BIkehub and some good deals to be had if you know what you are looking for ... just make sure you are well informed else you'll end up with kit you can't use. Important to know what you can or are willing to spend as well. Maybe start a thread "Help me build my 2018 Trek Fuel Ex 8" ... you might get this thing built quicker than you thought. Good luck.
  7. I don't know much about monstercross bikes but this frame with that rigid fork could be a good start. Happy to keep the Rockshox if anyone's interested in the rest. https://bikehub.co.za/classifieds/item/hardtail-mountain-bikes/409166/niner-mcr-rolling-chassis
  8. Helderberg trails on Sat. Bit of a battle getting up some of those sections with a 32 x 34. Huge fun descending with the bike feeling solid and more than capable on the steeps and rock gardens. Not near as comfortable but not much slower than the dually on most sections either. Looking forward to some new rubber once I've made up my mind on what to get.
  9. This thread is battling to gain traction
  10. Ya I need a fatter tyre to create a bit of cushioning at the back end, these hardtails deliver a hammering when you've become soft and lazy riding duallies and used to the speeds they allow you to carry through the rough.
  11. I present to you: The Snozzcumber Momsen STR frame, Fox 34 fork, Lyne 780 bars and 50mm stem and the rest some old XT kit and ZTR wheelset and some ancient tyres pirated off my Niner MCR ... I think these wheels are still from my On One Inbred SS from many moons ago and this is the 4th bike they're on with no hassles whatsoever so they've done well. The frame arrived with a weird mat finish which had a strange feel to it and I wasn't sure I liked so I used some rubbing compound and polish and gave it a bit of a gloss look .. it was an improvement in my opinion. I still need to change tyres and I'm sure the itch after that will extend to the groupset and brakes ... maybe a dropper. Not sure if I'll go all out on this one as it's meant to be a second bike to muck about with but you know how it goes .... Tyre clearance at the back is pretty tight but I'm sure it'll fit a modest 2.3, the fork is unbelievable and has a relatively short axle to crown height for the travel so does not seem to throw the geometry out ... had a decent time coming down Helderberg Trails this evening so all in all I am very happy!
  12. First post in quite some time but what the hell ... I'll bite. I still need to decide on tires and most of the kit on it is ancient as I stripped my beloved Niner MCR but I guess it's just a matter of time before the upgrades begin. The Donor Bike: The itch that became a swipe:
  13. Great ride & great report Dane! Makes one want to tackle the old OV24 again.
  14. ​Everyone still happy with these Lyne posts in terms of reliability and wear? Been through a couple of Giant posts and have started viewing them as consumable items.
  15. TYGA

    Your Enduro ride

    Awesome bike. Talus fracture?
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