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Old 11-19-03, 03:54 PM   #476
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MMMMM... I love that bike
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Old 11-19-03, 04:28 PM   #477
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Rohloff, Romic, Dorado, Hopes. Comes with a free towel to wipe up the drool.
HOLY SMOKES, that has more suspension than my CBR...and worth more too!

NICE.
 
Old 11-19-03, 11:26 PM   #478
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Yeah, 8" in the front, 9.5 in the rear. I hear it can handle 3' drops....TO FLAT!!!

Someday I just might get the nerve to test that out.
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Old 11-20-03, 10:23 AM   #479
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3' drop to flat would be necessary just to activate the suspension on that!

Very sweet ride!

How do you like your Dorado?

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Old 11-20-03, 10:41 AM   #480
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anyone got an extra drool-towel?
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Old 11-20-03, 03:01 PM   #481
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I really won't be able to get a good feel for the Dorado until next summer when the lifts open back up. All I do in the winter is a little low speed trail riding which isn't a good test of a DH fork.
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Old 11-20-03, 04:49 PM   #482
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What does that thing weigh in at anyway?
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Old 11-20-03, 04:53 PM   #483
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I believe that is the frame that weighs in at 5lbs so the entire bike should be around 30somthin'.

That is on sweet rig.
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Old 11-20-03, 05:24 PM   #484
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48lbs, same weight as the 2004 Demo 9 actually.
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Old 11-20-03, 05:33 PM   #485
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Are the newer Rohloff hubs improved over the past generations?

I've seen numerous posts at other bike forums with owner's complaining about oil leaks, and gear problems.

If they are reliable now, it would be a great relief from the clunkety-clunk of the ol' rear derailleur.
 
Old 11-20-03, 05:40 PM   #486
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48lbs, same weight as the 2004 Demo 9 actually.
Are you sure the demo 9 weighs 48 lbs? I dont actually have mine yet, it is supposed to be here in december sometime.
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One of my best friends is a Specialized dealer, he allready gave them the money for his new Demo 9 that he is buying for himself. When I spoke to him last night he told me that Specialized finally release the weight of the Demo 9 to him at 48lbs. I forgot to ask if that was for the Pro or the DH model but they weights of the two should be very close.

Rohloff solved the oil leaking problem their first year, they work very well know, the only thing I don't like about it is that if you are pedaling hard it will jump into 14 while shifting between 7 and 8. It kills your spin, it's like hitting a wall, your're pedalling along and then feel like your feet just stop. They don't actually stop but jumping from gear 7 up to 14 is such a huge change that it feels that way. I just remember to back off a bit (soft pedal) when changing between 7-14 now to get around it, but I do really wish they'd fix the issue.

Still minor in comparison to the shifting issues derailuers have.
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Old 11-25-03, 02:27 PM   #488
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Cannondale F300, its not the actuall color, mine is silver, and the pedals are different, but its all the same...
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Old 12-03-03, 11:47 PM   #489
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I like the bike stand aswell



...Just playin, slick looking bike
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Old 12-03-03, 11:53 PM   #490
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Pics of my Marin Quad RiftZone...

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Old 12-04-03, 12:01 AM   #491
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Old 12-04-03, 08:23 AM   #492
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I've got a 2004 Kona Hoss - made for a big guy like me. Haven't made many mods - did change out the pedals to Candy C's and added a longer stem.
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Old 12-04-03, 11:25 AM   #493
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I've got a 2004 Kona Hoss - made for a big guy like me. Haven't made many mods - did change out the pedals to Candy C's and added a longer stem.
Hey now...i was going to get a Hoss but i got a 2003 dawg instead...how do you like the Hoss?
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Old 12-04-03, 12:38 PM   #494
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I'm loving the Hoss - just what I needed in a bike at this stage of my riding abilities, etc. Very solid, decent component group, built to take a beating. Your Dawg is an awesome bike, too. I actually looked at one of those but decided I couldn't justify the extra money. Also, being a big, heavy guy (was about 275 when I started looking - now at 260), I wasn't sure the Dawg's rear suspension would be able to take my weight. I also seriously considered the Coiler, but eventually I realized the Hoss just made more sense...
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Old 12-04-03, 04:09 PM   #495
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This is my old warhorse....GT Karakoram.....The only changes are: road bike seat, Velocity Wheel set, bar ends and nashbar pedals.
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Old 12-04-03, 05:54 PM   #496
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My new ride

Merry Christmas to me..



Norco Fireball, Marzocchi mx pro with ETA with a mix of XT, Deore, LX, Truvitiv, Alex Rims, Hays HFX-9 Hydro brakes. 4" front and rear, Sid Air rear shox. XC Pro tires.

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Old 12-04-03, 06:28 PM   #497
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Sweet ride, klam.

All I can say is.. enjoy
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Old 12-04-03, 07:59 PM   #498
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really not in the class of most posted bikes

found in a garage- ridden by kids- best $150 I ever spent, very slow on the upgrades though-
some sweets- rear mavick rim, dt swiss spoke, deore dx hub
downhill aomeba t-6 5mm alu handlebars
shimano slr brake levers
axiom telscope post and velo plush saddle
mostly the rest is shimano deore dx components
shimano sg c-46 front sprockets
araya rm-20 front rim ( came with the bike stock- prob 13 years ago-?)

so steel is great-13 years old- 1 little dent, lots of tensile strength in the frame still. weighs about 24 pounds- on a diet. oh I did paint the primer black- and am looking for old 1 inch threaded suspension fork.
I like the look of most of your bikes better- but for a old bike, this one rips.j
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Old 12-20-03, 05:42 AM   #499
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my ride.. hope you like it..
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another angle, if i may..
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