Marquette MI, the mecca of the midwest
What are you planning on riding this for primarily? If you are going to build it up as a all mountain machine thats going to be doing some climbing and xc along with the usual shred, go with the Large frame size (19"). If you are going to be using it for more freeride, ride the 18".
This is an alright sweatshirt. Its great for a fall shirt, but its rather thin. It is super soft though and its been through the washer quite a few times. I wear it for riding primarily and its great for that, it breathes pretty well as it lets alot of air flow through. The sleeves are short so you may want to consider going a size up.
I was wondering if this jacket will hold up for mountain biking, primarily the evil branches that like to rip jerseys. If i'm going to spend the cash on a jacket i want it to be able to hold up and take some hits. Thanks
I have been riding a four inch squishy for 3 years then I bit the 29er hook and picked up the Jabberwocky. I really wanted something different than what I have been riding. I pieced the bike together with all the parts that I really wanted and I could not be happier with how it turned out.
The steel frame in absolutely gorgeous and the ODIS fork is super stiff. On my first ride I could not believe how well this bike could handle the singletrack here in Marquette, also how amazingly this frame can accelerate on the flats and going up hill, I feel like Contador (pre-doper) when I rocket up hills passing all my riding buddies. My second ride on the bike was the Ore-to-Shore epic here in Marquette(if you havent done this race do it!) and I was amazed again by how well it accelerated and handled the trails.
I also could not be happier with the single speed setup I have on this bike, 34/16. The brakes are a wonderful addition, as is the carbon bar taking away some of the vibration.
The bike is fantastic as a rigid, however if you ride some really brutal single track I would recommend throwing some squish in the front.
So bottom line, if you want to try a single speed 29er, buy this bike! You won't be disappointed. If you ride smooth XC ride the rigid, if you do some rocky Single track get some squish. Have fun and go ride!
First off you should have enough room for the big tires, however you will be close to the end of the sliding dropouts. For a seat post go for something with a 0mm offset, here are a couple of suggestions:
As for a bar a stem its really all about preference. Gotta try some out.
Remember that the whole idea behind the Jabberwocky is the wetcat geometry, I think thats what gives the bike the characteristics its riders love(like me). Its meant to have a long toptube and a low head tube. Anyway, ride it and have fun, its a great bike.