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Old 2017-10-06, 12:51 AM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 12
Just finished putting my 29er together.

I am psyched! This thing is really fun to ride. Just a bit faster than the 26+ I was borrowing, and a good size for riding around on dirt roads and for my short commute.

And it's pretty light - the total weight is 13.5 lbs with the handle, which is a bit lighter than the stock KH29 build with no handle. I think that mostly comes from using a MTB rim and tire. I don't need as much strength as a proper muni rider since I'm not interested in taking on really tough singletrack on this, plus I don't need the weight of a braking surface for rim brakes.

But the main reason I went with a rim and tire from the MTB world is that they have gotten tubeless down to a science in the past couple of years. Especially running WTB rim and WTB tire on this build - it was the easiest tubeless setup I've ever done. I used my compressor but I think I could've gotten the bead sealed with just a floor pump if I had to.

KH29 frame
Nimbus hub
WTB Scraper i45 rim
WTB Ranger 3.0 tire
KH Spirit Cranks
Coker Pi Bar with MTB stem for extension

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