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    Thanks adirik. That helps me picture what an Eriksen in my geometry would look like. I've never though about a Ti bike, always steel, but this Eriksen is speaking to me. Feedback on the ride would be very appreciated. Your other bikes are classy too. Cheers, TTBS.
     

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    Last winter




    as I picked it up.

     

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    Dang that is one killer looking bike you have there!!

    I might sell a kidney for something like that.
    You have it set up very nicely, nothing crazy but so very regal.
     

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    These Eriksens are outstanding. Subtle looking things.
     

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    Dang, that is hot
     

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    Put up a pair of Eriksen mtbs over here:
    http://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum...933#post150933

    This CX frame is the one that got me hooked. Massive racing fun. It's not the easiest on the eye with the color mismatch but it works and rides great.

    Aiming to KICK cancer's butt this time around
    Dancing with NED, raising funds for METS research



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    Ohhhh I likey your bike very much :):)
     

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    Default Here is mine

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    This is my Eriksen, prior to my Zipp 606 setup. I have also switched to a black saddle and tape.
     

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    his bikes are very sweet. definitely on the short list if/when I sell the Strong.
     

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    Default New 29er SS Eriksen

    Please forgive the double post for those who may have seen this over on the mtb thread, but I figured an entry under the "Eriksen" thread was appropriate as well.....

    Frame is a 29er EBB with reverse spray mask/etched logos
    XX fork with hydraulic lockout
    XX hydraulic brakes
    Edge/Enve bar and stem
    King headset
    Eriksen post
    Truvativ Noir crankset (34t)
    King Cog (19t)
    Easton Haven carbon fiber wheelset
    Specizlied rubber
    WTB saddle

    Rides like a dream and was great to work with Kent--thinking I need a new cross bike from him now!!!!

    Full gallery of photos is here: MobileMe Gallery

    A couple of appetizers....



     

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    Great looking bike Mr. Weatherman. I really like the no-nonsense design and clean welds of the Eriksens. My 650B frame was delivered recently. I had the opportunity to speak with everyone at Kent's shop. All my conversations were informative beyond expectation. What a difference when the folks on the other end of the line take true pride in what they do. The whole experience was a pleasure.
     

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    Default 650B Eriksen

    Time to add to the Eriksen thread.
    Only got a couple rides in on it before life intervened.
    So far it is addressing the two main challenges I have with the 29er: repeated accelerations and negotiating tight twisty singletrack.
    Looking forward to getting in more hours on it.

    650Bwoods_c-2.jpg

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    Default Re: 650B Eriksen

    Bitching bike girl!
     

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    Default Re: 650B Eriksen

    Really Nice- proportions look better than your 29er.
    Is that a 44mm headtube? Does Fox Make a 650b fork for that? (they must)
    And wheels and tires? 650b racing ralph? What Stans rim? Is all this stuff widely available?
     

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    Default Re: 650B Eriksen

    Quote Originally Posted by the bottle ride View Post
    Bitching bike girl!
    Thanks! I'm looking forward to giving it a proper thrashing.
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    Default Re: 650B Eriksen

    Quote Originally Posted by boots2000 View Post
    Really Nice- proportions look better than your 29er.
    Is that a 44mm headtube? Does Fox Make a 650b fork for that? (they must)
    And wheels and tires? 650b racing ralph? What Stans rim? Is all this stuff widely available?
    Given my height/reach I'm finding it a better fit and handling is improved as well. My 29er would be a better fit for someone a bit taller than I am & with more upper body reach. They wouldn't need to run such an extreme negative stem.
    This has more of the flickable characteristics that I like in a 26" wheel size.
    OS headtube. Fox doesn't have their 650B fork out yet but their 26" fork has been good for clearance with 650Bs. Racing Ralph 650Bs are available as are the Stans Crest rims. They have some 355s yet and that's what I went with on this build. Pacenti has some new rims out in all three wheel sizes as well.
    Aiming to KICK cancer's butt this time around
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    Default Re: 650B Eriksen

    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyChix View Post
    Time to add to the Eriksen thread.
    Only got a couple rides in on it before life intervened.
    So far it is addressing the two main challenges I have with the 29er: repeated accelerations and negotiating tight twisty singletrack.
    Looking forward to getting in more hours on it.
    Very nice! I've built two 650B MTBs over the last year or so and really dig the wheel size. I go back and forth between 26" & 650B and enjoy both equally. Anyway, interested in reading more about your experiences on the new ride.
     

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    Default Re: 650B Eriksen

    that's the bike i've been planning in my head for a long time. ride it well.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyChix View Post
    Time to add to the Eriksen thread.
    Only got a couple rides in on it before life intervened.
    So far it is addressing the two main challenges I have with the 29er: repeated accelerations and negotiating tight twisty singletrack.
    Looking forward to getting in more hours on it.

    650Bwoods_c-2.jpg

    650Bwoodsfront-1.jpg
     

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    Default Re: 650B Eriksen

    speedychix,

    What's your saddle height (from center of bb) and your reach (tip of saddle to handlebars)?
    I'm curious because at 5'5" I'm struggling with the idea of a 29er, and considering a 650B instead.
    Is there a substantial, noticeable difference with the 26?

    Thanks,

    Henrique
    un abrazo,
    Henrique Tono

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    Default Re: 650B Eriksen

    Quote Originally Posted by htono View Post
    speedychix,

    What's your saddle height (from center of bb) and your reach (tip of saddle to handlebars)?
    I'm curious because at 5'5" I'm struggling with the idea of a 29er, and considering a 650B instead.
    Is there a substantial, noticeable difference with the 26?
    Thanks,
    Henrique
    69.5 saddle height, 51.6 reach tip of saddle to bars. I'm just shy of 5'6" and am finding this to be a better match so far than the 29er. This summer I'll get to ride a trail that I've found a 29er to be ideal for. It will be interesting to see how this one compares on that.
    Handling is closer to a 26", easier for me to get around in the tight twisty stuff and much easier to get up to speed than the 29er for me given my modest "power output". Does retain some of the easier rollover of rocks and logs that a 29er has, though it takes a bit more effort but not like the 26". Given my size I think it's a better all round fit. It's also a good match for the terrain and trails I ride the most. When the weather and health improve I'll get to give it more time on other trails.

    One of the things that struck me about the 650B vs the 26, I often ride road to get to a couple of the trails I ride. Never enjoyed the trip on the 26" that much, 650B seems better in that regard. Finding that some of the more open / 2-track sort of sections have the same experience.

    Hope that helps some.
    -Anne
    Last edited by SpeedyChix; 02-16-2012 at 08:41 PM. Reason: addl info
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