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mtbikernate

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Meet Harold
« on: November 21, 2014, 02:50:44 PM »

New Salsa Bucksaw, just built last night with SRAM 1x10 with Wolftooth 42t & 16t cogs, RaceFace Turbine CINCH Crankset, Nextie rims with Hope hubs.  Shimano XTR Trail M988 brakes.

Salsa Bucksaw First Ride by mtbikernate, on Flickr


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Raleighguy29

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Re: Meet Harold
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 03:11:08 PM »
Very cool Nate!!!


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Re: Meet Harold
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 03:23:20 PM »
Very very (yes 2 very's) cool Nate!  I've been following on MTBR and am exited to see him!  How's the ride and of course, have you weighed him yet?

mtbikernate

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Re: Meet Harold
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 03:58:04 PM »
Weight is a bit above 29lb-ish right now.  I have a couple of tweaks that should drop a little more.  That's on my old fish scale at home.  I will get a more accurate weight on Sunday.


The bike is a fun ride, for sure.  It's a LOT faster than most people will expect a fat bike to be.  Not that I get too wrapped up in Strava stuff, but I set a PR on the Snake Creek climb this morning.  Fat tires, ice, snow, some pretty uninspiring conditions for speed.


It carves corners like nothing else I've ridden.  It loves to be leaned.  Slack head angle (68deg) makes it super stable.  On both the demo bike I rode in Ft Wayne and this one today, I've managed to powerslide both wheels through a corner (remaining upright).  On the demo ride, it was on a greasy corner.  This morning, it was on a couple icy corners.  When it does that, it's not hard to ride it out when you realize what it's doing.  First time it did that, I freaked out and put my feet down.  Now, I just hold my line, countersteer a little, and ride it out. 

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Re: Meet Harold
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2014, 02:34:27 PM »
Very nice.  Please keep us updated as you get some time on it. Thx.
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Re: Meet Harold
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2014, 08:19:00 AM »
Nice to meet Harold yesterday, Nate!  Next time maybe we can complete the loop!

 

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