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    Finally got the Cortina Built up

    Well, after six long month the Cortina DH8 is finally built...well, almost...I plan on purchasing an Avy shock. Hopefully next week..

    Here she is...isn't she a beaut?

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    The build is:

    Shiver DC 190mm
    Answer Pro Traper handlebar
    Thomson Stem
    ODI grips
    XT shifter
    XT derailleur
    XT cassette
    Intense 909 tires- 2.7 front 2.5 in back
    Mavic 321 rims
    Hope bulbs hubs
    Hope M4 brakes
    205mm front rotors, 185mm rotor in back
    e.thirteen chainguide
    XTR bottom bracket
    XTR cranks
    TIME Z-Control pedals
    RaceFace XY seatpost
    and currently a Fox rear shock (hopefully an Avy in the near future)


    Here is another view:
    Last edited by Joe Pozer; 03-24-03 at 06:32 PM.

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    Super sweet ride Mr. Pozer! Can I borry that for a while?
    Give us a ride report when you take her out for her maiden voyage.
    If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough...

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    I HATE YOU!!!.....No actually thats a sweet bike. How much did it cost in total? Hopefully I will move to a place where a full on DH bike is neccessary sometime in my life

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    Originally posted by Dirtgrinder
    Super sweet ride Mr. Pozer! Can I borry that for a while?
    Give us a ride report when you take her out for her maiden voyage.
    Thanks DG...
    I took her out for a short ride on Saturday and all I can say is "wow". The cortina was so stable and just ate up everything on the trail.

    It's very stable at high speeds and despite the long chainstays I was still able to manuever fairly easy through tight corners

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    Originally posted by KleinMp99
    I HATE YOU!!!.....No actually thats a sweet bike. How much did it cost in total? Hopefully I will move to a place where a full on DH bike is neccessary sometime in my life
    Thanks Klein...One of the best parts of living in NorCal is the fact that ski lifts are just a couple of hours away and shuttle runs are near by.

    I'm still debating on whether or not to race this weekend. There is a very fun DH race called the Groovy Gravity Games but I'm hesitant since I haven't had much saddle time over the winter. I've been snowboarding (my other passion)

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    that's a bike? j/k

    nice going

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    Exactly what is the advantage of running a wider tire in the front and a smaller one in the rear? Just more traction for steering? Why not just run a 2.7 both front and rear? I've always wondered that... someone enlighten me
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    Originally posted by KleinMp99
    I HATE YOU!!!.....No actually thats a sweet bike. How much did it cost in total? Hopefully I will move to a place where a full on DH bike is neccessary sometime in my life
    Come out to Whistler Klein. You would fit in perfectly out here. ...

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    Originally posted by Jim311
    Exactly what is the advantage of running a wider tire in the front and a smaller one in the rear? Just more traction for steering? Why not just run a 2.7 both front and rear? I've always wondered that... someone enlighten me
    Preference. Some prefer this setup for whatever reason. I imagine steering straction has something to do with it. For me I could see myself doing it because I don't like over a 2.5 on the back but have often wanted more traction on the front especially with the rain we get..

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    Personally I'd like more traction in the back. I tend to whip the bike around and slide alot with the rear. I usually don't wash out the front tire very often... more often the rear. But given the choice I think I'd just run both tires the same width.. I don't really see any reason not to. Equal amounts of traction front and rear would be more predicatable I would think.
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    Like I said preference

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    Originally posted by Jim311
    Personally I'd like more traction in the back. I tend to whip the bike around and slide alot with the rear. I usually don't wash out the front tire very often... more often the rear. But given the choice I think I'd just run both tires the same width.. I don't really see any reason not to. Equal amounts of traction front and rear would be more predicatable I would think.
    Hey Jim...

    Like Maelstrom said, it really does come down to preference. I ride alot in Tahoe which has very loose and soft dirt so I prefer a bigger front tire to keep it from washing out. I run a "smaller" rear tire to give me a bit less drag but yet still wide enough to offer traction. Of course, the bigger front tire also helps me compensate for my lack of skills

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