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Old 03-20-04, 12:39 AM   #1
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Some upgrades

Some people have asked me to show them my upgrades since the last time I posted the bike The biggest ones are fork, seat, evil bashgaurd (should be a chainguide and a new handlebar but I have to 'fix' it on there.

This also gave me a chance to test some settings on my new camera

Props to SLC_PUNK for getting everything out here to me. Thanks bud
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Looks good.
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Looks great, but I wanted to see the wHOLE bike...
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Looks great, but I wanted to see the wHOLE bike...
Here you go.
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it mgiht just be an optical illusion, but why does your head angle look so steep?
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Because I am tall ...its 69degree...I also have it set on the steepest setting because I also use this for a trail bike and didn't like it raked out THAT much
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damn you must be super tall! that seat is high! Do you do your north shore stuff with that setting?
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damn you must be super tall! that seat is high! Do you do your north shore stuff with that setting?
Haha..thats still too short for any real trail riding. I ride with it a touch higher when on the trails. When I am doing north shore or dh it is an inch off the bottom

and yes..I am 6'5 with a lot of leg..
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Even at its highest position I still can't get my leg straight...
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F***. I wish i had money.
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Old 03-20-04, 04:45 PM   #11
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F***. I wish i had money.
I but used or previous years. Excluding the chainguide I don't have anything 'new' on that bike. Not worth the cash usually to buy right out of the factory
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Now you need the "Big Link" . Your Big Hit is starting to come together.
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Oh! And holly Crap you are tall!!!
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Now you need the "Big Link" . Your Big Hit is starting to come together.
Never to ride a trail again. Its a tosser for me. I want to be able to rip up the trails AND the mountain. If I get the biglink I might screw myself. Maybe I need a 4th bike
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You'll find that with the "new" kit, ie... RC w/Pro-Pedal that it pedals better than your stock setup. Not to mention I know you have more of a DH tendancy than trail riding. I'm telling you brother that bottomless feeling of 8.1" of travel is nice....

BTW... Hopefully I'll have my new Dorado MRD X-Works by Tuesday
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If anything I have more or a shore tendancy...but yes I will be ordering one mid season probably. I want to dh purely but haven't hit the mountain (I just got the bike)...all of my rides up to this point were shore style riding and some long dh (but the kind that end a trail ride )...

Jesus..your richer than I...that fork is worth more than my bike haha
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Phatman. This post is for you. I raised up my fork and changed the HA setting on my bike. Does this look better I guess this is my dh mode.

Man I think I am gonna love having a camera
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Mael, looks awsome, love the RF stem, the flames are Too cool for words,
but the Sticker ont the seat stay.. it says... "I rode where you "what" last summer?"
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"I rode what you dug last summer"
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That reminds me...I just bought a new silver Race Face Diabolus stem. Now what do I do with it? LMFAO!! I have not even ridden with it yet; as I've had a cast on.

Any one want to buy it?
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hey, I was just wondering how you change the HA? Do you change the amount of travel on the rear to get it steeper?
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Two things.

1 - I usually ride my fork so about an inch of the stanchion is sticking out. This in effect changes the ride height of the fork hence changing my headangle. For the slacker headangle. I moved the stanchions to correct position which changed the HA about a degree or so.

2 - Bighits have settings to choose. You have 5 inch 69 degree or 5 inch 67 degree OR 6.5 inch 69 degree and 6.5 inch 67 degree. Took me 5 minutes to change the geometry of my bike. Very easy.
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If you look at pics 1 and 2 you can see the top of the jrT has a bit of stanchion sticking out
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Props to SLC_PUNK for getting everything out here to me. Thanks bud
Hey no worries mate! I wish we could have made that Chainguide work when I was there. And what's that? The bike is still in the same place as when I left Did you guys get that much snow after we headed out? I say get out and ride it around in the whitestuff anyways! Or take a bus down to squamish, I saw quite a few guys riding on my way threw when we left.


Haha.. well anyways brah... can't wait to be living closer to you in about 2 months!
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Hey no worries mate! I wish we could have made that Chainguide work when I was there. And what's that? The bike is still in the same place as when I left Did you guys get that much snow after we headed out? I say get out and ride it around in the whitestuff anyways! Or take a bus down to squamish, I saw quite a few guys riding on my way threw when we left.


Haha.. well anyways brah... can't wait to be living closer to you in about 2 months!
Bike has moved. I just put it back ...snow is almost gone off of my deck. That is a good sign. At least now I will have pics of the trails this year...not that it matters since you will be here.
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