2013 rocky mountain vertex 29er

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devinci
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by devinci

yeah, tried my bars at 700mm and couldnt stand them like that. Cut them to 680mm and its perfect! Not properly wide, but wide enough!

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Bike looks really good - how tall are you? :-)

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Gotten used to it yet? The transition can be a little tricky with the slower steering. My bike is rigid and I used the fork off my 26er when I built it up. It is a 245 and the frame is technically built for a 260-70. The steering in my case feels almost identical though everyone else says it is very twitchy. But I have no problem with it. A lot of these comments are coming from folks that have gotten into mtbing over the past say 5 years or so and a lot of them came right in on 29ers. But I have been in and out of mtb since the early 90's. I like my seat higher than my bars. I like quick steering as well as rolling over crap. I have gotten used to the longer wheel base and can now pretty much hop over crap like normal but I can't frickn manual this thing like I used to do on my 26 (used to be able to damn near manual the 26er over 100 yrds or so-basically until I got tired.) But I seem to have no problem on the trails.

Love the bike and should make for a nice racing season for you!
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MadsKock

im 177cm tall

1spd

yup rode the bike a few times, now its stored because we got too much snow to ride. The bike was steering slow untill I tweeked the sag correctly. My fork was too hard at first, lowered the psi and it feels much better. I switched to a -17d stem too but couldnt ride the bike since it was changed. Cant wait to ride it again.

I have a racing wheelset coming soon, crest, sapim lazer, american classic hubs, should be light.

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some "minor" mods coming up for my bike, stay tuned

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by blantonator

how much do those bars weigh cut down? I'm thinking about going the same route.

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devinci
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IIRC it was 175g in 740mm and now 168g or so in 680mm, its very thin.

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Some updates on the bike for next season

I switched the KCNC 100mm SC wing stem for a KCNC arrow, -17deg 100mm one, lower front end.

I got myself some easton XC 29er wheels, an OEM model. I plan on using these with a road cassette and slick tires and they will also serve as a mud wheelset when races will be muddy.

I also sold the quarq, and got myself a sram SRM with PC7, dream come true :D

Here are a few pics of the bike, cant wait to ride it!

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