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Old 08-23-07, 09:48 PM   #1
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Ride Review.

Was very lucky with getting the suspension set up, got it on my first try.

The bike is a very fun bike, very stable bike in the handling department. Don't notice a whole lot of pedal feedback. It never felt like it bottomed out. I'm quite glad I went for the 32 talas rlc over the 36 talas. The bike feels spot on at the 140mm setting. Only notice a very slight bit of brake jack, but I can easily live with that. Being that this is my first bike with an Air sprung fork and an Air Shock, I was a bit weary at first, but am now sold on them, very easy to setup.

Took it onto the rocks today to see just how well I have gotten accustomed to having a fully. The suspension easily sucked up the feel of the rocks, which gave me a quicker, more under control descent down some really rocky single track. It was a much more enjoyable experience climbing on this bike than it was for my previous hardtails. Was expecting for myself to take a bit to getting the bike to manual and being able to bunny a bit longer than I have. Literally took me no time to pick up to getting the bike off the ground and to get the front wheel off the ground for longer than 2 seconds.

Overall, I am extremely pleased with the bike. Can really ride this bike all day, so maybe a 24 hour race is in the future after all. No real complaints about the bike either. Would also like to try some super d racing on the fisher as well.



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Old 08-23-07, 09:51 PM   #2
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Nice bike bro.... I envy you.
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Old 08-23-07, 10:10 PM   #3
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Old 08-23-07, 10:11 PM   #4
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hmm.
how much does it weigh?

It's a sweet bike.
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A little over 30 pounds.
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A little over 30 pounds.
I have a hard time picturing a little over 30 for that bike... I'm sure you're right, but would you happen to have a pic of it on a scale? Not calling BS on you, if it is 30#, mad props.
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Tone it down, man, that's like Bike Porn.... beautiful bike though..
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do you get full leg extension with the seat like that? I remember you set up your hardtails like that...but you might want to jack the seat up a bit. with full suspension, I've found that I'm faster climbing seated, even on super efficient bikes like the specialized epic, the higher seat lets me get my spin on. just a thought.
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I was playing around at the trail head for a bit before taking the pictures.
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