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Posted: Oct 26, 2021 at 20:13 Quote
it is bar none the best bike i’ve ever owned. i snatched it up in the beginning of supply chain woes because i wanted a short travel 29er and it was in stock. the geo #s do it no justice. it is a rocket ship that can hammer all day and i take it down pretty much everything i take the mach 6 down. in a lot of cases the ranger is faster, even on really steep stuff. i was running rekons before which were amazing for pedaling all day but switching to beefier tires has made it exponentially more fun. the only way i’ll trade the bike out for something else is if they release that love your brain white frame to the public. serious heart eyes for that one!

Posted: Oct 26, 2021 at 21:38 Quote
frigofff wrote:
it is bar none the best bike i’ve ever owned. i snatched it up in the beginning of supply chain woes because i wanted a short travel 29er and it was in stock. the geo #s do it no justice. it is a rocket ship that can hammer all day and i take it down pretty much everything i take the mach 6 down. in a lot of cases the ranger is faster, even on really steep stuff. i was running rekons before which were amazing for pedaling all day but switching to beefier tires has made it exponentially more fun. the only way i’ll trade the bike out for something else is if they release that love your brain white frame to the public. serious heart eyes for that one!

That’s a serious endorsement! Might have to put it back on my list for 2022…

Posted: Oct 26, 2021 at 22:10 Quote
frigofff wrote:
similar quiver set up to fredro. the ranger gets the majority of the use. sorry for the cranks on the pivot


Sweet Ranger!

Posted: Oct 26, 2021 at 22:52 Quote
sherbet wrote:
I just like spending money I don't have.

Sounds familiar.

Posted: Oct 26, 2021 at 23:48 Quote
I keep spending the money I'm supposed to be saving.

Posted: Oct 29, 2021 at 9:23 Quote
Coiled my FlareMax



Posted: Oct 29, 2021 at 9:53 Quote
@TimMog - man, that's set up nice ..! looks like a fun bike tup

Posted: Oct 30, 2021 at 9:10 Quote
bikenation wrote:
2022 Norco Range
2022 Norco Range
2022 Norco Range
2022 Norco Range

Sex on wheels

Posted: Oct 30, 2021 at 9:55 Quote
bikenation wrote:
2022 Norco Range
Tell me about the chain & pulley system. How well does that work, and have you found it to be a viable improvement? Just always curious about those and haven't ridden one--haven't even seen one in person other than ONE RIDER that went by me once and couldn't stop to ask questions.

Bike and the frame look awesome too. Those Norco's are great bikes.

~JSV

Posted: Oct 30, 2021 at 10:09 Quote
I don’t own an idler setup but one of my buddies rides a forbidden Druid and it has been pretty trouble free for the most part but not totally.

He has had to replace the pulley once in the 2 years he’s owned it, it squeaks sometimes, and he had some issues with the lower guide.

Posted: Oct 30, 2021 at 11:09 Quote
mtbman1980 wrote:
I don’t own an idler setup but one of my buddies rides a forbidden Druid and it has been pretty trouble free for the most part but not totally.

He has had to replace the pulley once in the 2 years he’s owned it, it squeaks sometimes, and he had some issues with the lower guide.

Same for my Deviate Guide and Highlander, occasionally its louder than a regular system, but not intrusively so, not had to replace anything yet.

Posted: Oct 30, 2021 at 15:21 Quote
Just replaced my highlander idler after about 140 hours of ride time. I clean the bike and lube the drivetrain between every ride. I’ve also replaced the inboard idler bearing once (I ride in dry conditions 99% of the time so I took the seals out to reduce drag). I probably should have replaced the idler a bit sooner, maybe 125 hours or so. Aside from that, the bike is business as usual. About to install Shimano 12 speed to try that out, as I’ve been on SRAM for the last 6 years and hear Shimano 12 speed is the bomb. Will update with pics soon.

Posted: Oct 30, 2021 at 16:02 Quote
How worn was the idler? Shimano derailleur idlers seem to last for roughly a billion hours.


 
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