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Oct 23, 2016 at 14:06
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@characterzero: I put the 150mm air spring in my fork and it made all the difference. Head angle is just about perfect blend of uphill/downhill ability. The steel Honzo is a boat anchor but will save you lots of money for nice parts. The Ti one is a big commitment but will likely last forever. I love the ride of the Canadian made Chromags. When it comes to advancements in technology for hardtails, there isn't much besides bigger wheels; I would definitely recommend 29". The Samurai is a short frame compared to Honzo so keep that in mind for sizing. The closest match to the Honzo would be the new Primer or Rootdown BA. Good luck!

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Oct 21, 2016 at 9:53
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The Samurai seemed more forgiving. Honzo's gussets make it pretty stiff. It could also be the noticeable weight difference and drastically different geometry. I just wish the headtube was slacker. I've been running the fork at 140mm which probably makes it close to 67degrees. Going to try 150mm, though with a 35mm stem the front end already wanders on the climbs. Angleset won't fit in 44mm headtubes. Overall really stoked on it because I don't have to worry about scratches or paint chips. Rides great on everything but the steep steeps.

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Mike Truelove: Frame Builder - Video
There aren't many true craftsmen left in this world, not only for bike frames but no one seems to care where their stuff is made anymore. Why would you pay more for a domestically produced item? Because this is how much it is supposed to cost to build something with soul, a thing that enhances your life that you take pride in and care for. Most of us are just riding tomorrows trash.
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Chromag Ranger 50mm green 31.8

$25 USD
Chromag Ranger 50mm, 31.8 clamp. Used. Includes shipping in USA.

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Chromag Ranger Stem green 70mm

$25 USD
Chromag Ranger 70mm, 31.8 clamp. Used. Includes shipping in USA.

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