Chromag Rootdown & Surface (and maybe Primer) Builds

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Chromag Rootdown & Surface (and maybe Primer) Builds
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Posted: Jul 26, 2021 at 22:00 Quote
Just pimping the mags , more BLAS


Posted: Jul 27, 2021 at 6:21 Quote
mtnryder-co wrote:
Just pimping the mags , more BLAS


Nice. Is that a 38 on there?

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 at 6:55 Quote
jesse-effing-edwards wrote:
mtnryder-co wrote:
Just pimping the mags , more BLAS

Nice. Is that a 38 on there?

dude just needs to stop with the bike porn. I'm already at divorce threshold with the bike collection. slaker's forcing me into a corner Razz

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 at 7:54 Quote
mtnryder-co wrote:
Yes 38

I was wondering if it might be overkill to have one on my Ripmo, but now I need one. Bike looks amazing.

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 at 13:39 Quote
mtnryder-co wrote:
Just pimping the mags , more BLAS


Nice mate, really nice. The blue theme suits the doc well!

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 at 16:39 Quote
rynee wrote:
mtnryder-co wrote:
Just pimping the mags , more BLAS


Nice mate, really nice. The blue theme suits the doc well!


tup

The Hawk is my buddies bike, I will pass on the compliments

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 at 16:43 Quote
jesse-effing-edwards wrote:
mtnryder-co wrote:
Yes 38

I was wondering if it might be overkill to have one on my Ripmo, but now I need one. Bike looks amazing.

He pretty much kills it on the gnarliest steepest stuff on that thing.We ride together a lot for over 10 years now and are pretty evenly skilled technically but he has rolled some steeps on that bike that I haven't yet.

Posted: Jul 28, 2021 at 5:33 Quote
mtnryder-co wrote:
rynee wrote:
mtnryder-co wrote:
Just pimping the mags , more BLAS


Nice mate, really nice. The blue theme suits the doc well!


tup

The Hawk is my buddies bike, I will pass on the compliments

Oops, sorry no offense intended

Posted: Aug 1, 2021 at 18:13 Quote
Here's a hawk I built up this winter and its younger brethren, the Rootdown. Hawk on 27+, Rooter on 29; should swap and test the 29s on the hawk but I love the 2.8s.. I love these rigs for the North Shore in Vancouver and had a riot in Whistler on the hawk last week hitting the pedal accessed rock.




Posted: Aug 1, 2021 at 19:52 Quote
Super sick rides dude.

Posted: Aug 1, 2021 at 21:08 Quote
rwolansky wrote:
Here's a hawk I built up this winter and its younger brethren, the Rootdown. Hawk on 27+, Rooter on 29; should swap and test the 29s on the hawk but I love the 2.8s.. I love these rigs for the North Shore in Vancouver and had a riot in Whistler on the hawk last week hitting the pedal accessed rock.




Nice! Isn’t the Doctahawk great for this terrain? I see you’re running Maxterra tires. Just switched from maxgrip to maxterra. Been a few years since I’ve run them. Significantly faster on the climbs. Not too slippery on the rock slabs, yet Wink

Posted: Aug 2, 2021 at 8:44 Quote
robbiekane wrote:
rwolansky wrote:
Here's a hawk I built up this winter and its younger brethren, the Rootdown. Hawk on 27+, Rooter on 29; should swap and test the 29s on the hawk but I love the 2.8s.. I love these rigs for the North Shore in Vancouver and had a riot in Whistler on the hawk last week hitting the pedal accessed rock.




Nice! Isn’t the Doctahawk great for this terrain? I see you’re running Maxterra tires. Just switched from maxgrip to maxterra. Been a few years since I’ve run them. Significantly faster on the climbs. Not too slippery on the rock slabs, yet Wink


I have to say, it is top notch quality and exactly the bike for me. Ride 99% of the time solo, 4-5x per week and it makes everything more exciting without going too sendy.

The maxterra @ 2.8 have been good. I have the maxxgrip DHF (front and rear) on the rooter @ 2.5 and I do like the way those feel.

Running Huck Norris in both rigs which I seem to enjoy...(have not tried other inserts)

The only issue on the 2.8s is finding good replacement tires; hard to find stock now but I have a DHF and Michelin Wild Enduro Gum-X rear on reserve - anyone try this rear tire ?

Also - I have been riding the rooter (29) all week and did a comparison big ride I did 3 weeks ago on the DHawk; (about 2000m, 50 km) to get a sense of the cushion factor on 2.8s.

I noticed it, the 2.8s allowed for a bit of reprieve in the ride with the 18 psi I ran vs Saturday on the 29s @ 26 ish. Not large, but noticeable.

Lots of miles on these rigs through covid times, lots of data points...and silence in the woods.

Last point, I use my rooter with my 2 year old on the shotgun seat (she loves it)

Hardtails - they are quite utilitarian.

Posted: Aug 2, 2021 at 13:47 Quote
rwolansky wrote:
robbiekane wrote:
rwolansky wrote:
Here's a hawk I built up this winter and its younger brethren, the Rootdown. Hawk on 27+, Rooter on 29; should swap and test the 29s on the hawk but I love the 2.8s.. I love these rigs for the North Shore in Vancouver and had a riot in Whistler on the hawk last week hitting the pedal accessed rock.




Nice! Isn’t the Doctahawk great for this terrain? I see you’re running Maxterra tires. Just switched from maxgrip to maxterra. Been a few years since I’ve run them. Significantly faster on the climbs. Not too slippery on the rock slabs, yet Wink


I have to say, it is top notch quality and exactly the bike for me. Ride 99% of the time solo, 4-5x per week and it makes everything more exciting without going too sendy.

The maxterra @ 2.8 have been good. I have the maxxgrip DHF (front and rear) on the rooter @ 2.5 and I do like the way those feel.

Running Huck Norris in both rigs which I seem to enjoy...(have not tried other inserts)

The only issue on the 2.8s is finding good replacement tires; hard to find stock now but I have a DHF and Michelin Wild Enduro Gum-X rear on reserve - anyone try this rear tire ?

Also - I have been riding the rooter (29) all week and did a comparison big ride I did 3 weeks ago on the DHawk; (about 2000m, 50 km) to get a sense of the cushion factor on 2.8s.

I noticed it, the 2.8s allowed for a bit of reprieve in the ride with the 18 psi I ran vs Saturday on the 29s @ 26 ish. Not large, but noticeable.

Lots of miles on these rigs through covid times, lots of data points...and silence in the woods.

Last point, I use my rooter with my 2 year old on the shotgun seat (she loves it)

Hardtails - they are quite utilitarian.

Excellent work putting those two rigs together, well done mate. I very much appreciate the description you gave of the ride characteristics, and totally concur. My hawk is also running 27+ dhf/dhr2 currently, and is complemented by a ti honzo with a 2 degree angleset and 29x2.6 dhf/dhr2. Funny similarities...
Ah and the shotgun seat also sees regular use with my son, at 3.5 he starts to outgrow it though. But it's so much more convenient for both of us than a traditional kids seat positioned behind the saddle... Unfortunately use of the shotgun seat on official roads and bike lanes is prohibited here in Austria. But it's more fun off the road anyways.

Posted: Aug 4, 2021 at 7:56 Quote
Out for an evening dog ride on the rootdown


 
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