The Sexiest AM/FR/Enduro Hardtail Thread (Please read the opening post)

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The Sexiest AM/FR/Enduro Hardtail Thread (Please read the opening post)
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Posted: Dec 5, 2020 at 14:45 Quote
WPUK wrote:

Even though I don't think I'll ever prefer the bent TT aesthetic.... Naked comes the closest to pulling it off.

Posted: Dec 5, 2020 at 18:34 Quote
The curve on that frame is a lot more subtle than other ones I've seen in that style. Cool build.

Posted: Dec 6, 2020 at 1:50 Quote
Hello
Chromag Rootdown owners:
Did you find the Pf BB troublesome?
I have had PF bb on alu frames and they were so soi..but maybe the steel shell coupled with the plastic bb is less prone to creaking than alu ones? Thank you

Posted: Dec 6, 2020 at 4:24 Quote
We've got two steel hardtails with pressfit BB and they both do not creak.

Posted: Dec 6, 2020 at 7:20 Quote
Press fit. What a dumb ass idea.

Posted: Dec 6, 2020 at 8:08 Quote
slope wrote:
Press fit. What a dumb ass idea.

Pressfit bikes have gotten alot better. Like hey, headsets seem to work. I have warmed to the idea and none of the pressfit bikes I own ever creak. Sure Threaded has worked great and I do preffer it, but brands have started building frames bottom brackets better.... Thank god

Posted: Dec 6, 2020 at 8:16 Quote
brands have also started building pressfit to bsa adaptors.

just sayin'.

Posted: Dec 6, 2020 at 8:27 Quote
Pressfit is cheaper for the manufacturers and frame builders.
Headsets have completely different loads on them.
How would you feel about press fit lug nuts on your car??

Posted: Dec 6, 2020 at 8:41 Quote
nullzwo wrote:
brands have also started building pressfit to bsa adaptors.

just sayin'.

Those have existed since Sam hill was riding for specialized... lol

bigquotesPressfit is cheaper for the manufacturers and frame builders.
Headsets have completely different loads on them.
How would you feel about press fit lug nuts on your car??

I thought wheel bearings on car hub assemblies are pressed in too!


I digress... all hail threaded

Posted: Dec 6, 2020 at 8:59 Quote
Wheel bearings in cars and your headset bearings are not subjected to the amounts of mud, sand, organics and water as your bottom bracket is though.
Unless you are an avid 4x4 person that is.

Wheel bearing replacements in cars are pretty infrequent, where a BB replacement in your mountain bike is more just a matter of time.

Posted: Dec 6, 2020 at 10:04 Quote
I said LUG NUTS

Posted: Dec 6, 2020 at 12:32 Quote
ChrisPringle wrote:
Soupherb wrote:
Here’s one for Chris Pringle
https://www.instagram.com/p/CIYnyofFk6b/?igshid=ivc1pts82w0x

Thanks! Today’s all about purple bikes.

This Naked bike is awesome. I think the guys at Naked win the prize with the most original and jazzy paint jobs this year. We must admit that really go out of their way.

Now, they obviously went through a lot of trouble with the details - they even custom painted the insides of the eeWings while leaving intact the outer parts. Now, is it me who just sees these things — why not match the dropper seatpost with the fork, i.e., both Kashima? It’s like choosing different rim manufacturers/designs for front and rear. Things look so close to perfect but that aesthetic oversight, for some reason, drives me nuts.

You could argue the dropper (which matches the lowers and bar) was a purposeful decision so as to not go over the top.

I quite like (the concept of the build) it but it's borderline too much disco (for me) as it is, sometimes less is more.


 
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