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Old 03-13-03, 08:34 PM   #1
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what do you think about this bike?

sorry I keep asking you guys what you think about the bikes I find online... thats all I have to say heres the bike tell me what you think of it. http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/buysell/bspic13966.jpg
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grrrrrrrrrrrrr... I just found out he sold it!! Well, if you guys have time to burn I'm still intersted in what you think of the frame just in case I come across a different one.
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Why don't you go with a Kona Stinky.
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ITs a xc bike...Kona stinky is a freeride bike (or dh if you get the right linkage)...what type of riding do you do DEW...It slipped my mind
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Lets see here... Kona: 4 grand... Giant: a little over 2 grand. Right now I do cross country and tryin to get the trials skills down to help me on the trail. I really want to get into freeride and I think my current bike (late 90's Norco Java) is kinda limiting me as far as that goes. On pinkbike.com there are some really sweet Giant AC 2's. I originally wanted a Santa Cruz Bullit, but the Giant is cheaper, and I've heard some reviews that the Giant compared to the SC are pretty similar as far as doing drops and stuff.
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I don't have personal experience with the AC but have heard the same thing...

BTW the stinky is 2000$ cdn for the whole bike...you are thinking of the deelux and higher...
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my bad, I was looking at the stinky nine. Its about $1500 for the stinky. How much rear travel does it have, on the site it says 7.875/2, what does that mean?
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I am not a suspension guru bt I think that is 7.875 inches of travel on a 2 inch stroke shock. 1500$...you can find it cheaper...considering I can find them for 1999$ cdn...
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My friend rides a Kona Stinky and i have to say the thing is great. It is awesome for drops and it holds up to trail riding really well too. Kona makes some sweet bikes. I also have a couple of friends that ride the AC's (AC 3 and the AC 1) They're both pretty sweet too. The AC 3 is a good intro bike for free ride. They are all pretty sweet bikes but if i had to choose i'd go with the Stinky.
Hope that helps. Cheers
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That helps alot thanks. Whats a 2 inch stroke shock?
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That helps alot thanks. Whats a 2 inch stroke shock?

weqgnfryiytiwspgjbsbapqgwbghpnmqe[?] Its the stroke....like the most it can move before it smashes together.
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so the coil is 2 inches long?
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The piston moving into the body is two inches...Thats the stroke...like a lot of forks have a 5inch stroke...due to the way the bike is designed (a 4 bar rocker system) a 2 inch stroke equates to 7.875 inches of travel.
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