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Old 10-25-08, 06:49 PM   #1
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Broke it already??!!!

Just kidding. I still haven't gotten to ride any trail with the new Commode, but I did take her down a few stairs and curb jumps when I got home today. Micro review-

-Marz 55 R: Wow! So much more plush than my Vanilla right outta the box. There's only 10mm difference, but there feels like more than that. I'm loving the TA...very laterally Grrr! Nice having an air assist b/c I noticed that it's super plush, but at the end of travel, the compressed air ramps up quite well resisting harsh bottom out. I thought I was having Hydro lock there for a second b/c I bounced up'n'down on it with locked arms just to see if I could get full travel. I was lacking an inch. I let some air out and full travel was had easily. About 15psi in the assist was perfect for nice plush ride with good bottom-out resistance.

It will obviously take quite a bit of time to get completely comfortable on the slacker HA with 50mm stem, but so far...I'm loving the difference. I feel like I'm playing around more now instead of the steep, stretched out "all business" setup that I previously had.

There's plenty of seat tube and post for full leg extension and when I slam the seat down...it's plenty "out of the way" to do some drops and use my legs to suck up the pounding.

I'll keep an update on the rest of it as I ride more, but so far I'm wondering why I didn't do something like this sooner.

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i loled at the title
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i loled at the title
Are you a lurker? Sounds like you kinda know the history but I don't recall your handle, hmm...

Well, you had a good reason to LOL b/c if I actually did break it already...I'd have to switch to MX or something.
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You cursed it. You've done it now.
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Next ride we'll see pics of his fork split like a wishbone. You should never temp fate man.
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Cheeto?
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Are you a lurker? Sounds like you kinda know the history but I don't recall your handle, hmm...

Well, you had a good reason to LOL b/c if I actually did break it already...I'd have to switch to MX or something.
i read an post on these here forums when i am bored, which is often, but no i never posted in ur previous threads (had nothin to say) btw ur bike looked sweet in the pics in the old thread

also i don't shoot spines out of the earth to kill enemies of the hive clusterr
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also i don't shoot spines out of the earth to kill enemies of the hive clusterr
Good to hear. I guess I'm safe.
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burly forked slack hardtails are waaaaaay fun.

you'll dig it!
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^^^HEY I havnt broken anything in a few months
I think we should replace cheeto with Chel'd.
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"Man, you totally Chel'd that"
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A significant and seldom discussed advantage.



p.s. the eagle has landed, thanks
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i read an post on these here forums when i am bored, which is often, but no i never posted in ur previous threads (had nothin to say) btw ur bike looked sweet in the pics in the old thread

also i don't shoot spines out of the earth to kill enemies of the hive clusterr

play starcraft much?
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finally someone gets it, and i used to play a bit, but its my brother whos the gamer nut, ladder ranked and all that jazz, starcraft is still the best game of all time
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^^^HEY I havnt broken anything in a few months
I think we should replace cheeto with Chel'd.
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"Man, you totally Chel'd that"
Now that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

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p.s. the eagle has landed, thanks
I see now what it feels like...it would be hard for me to go back to a QR now.

...and no prob.
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Wait, are you running a through-axle now? 20 or 16mm?
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Who offers a 16mm?

Mine's a 20.

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Mine's a 20.

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I meant 15mm....
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Pffft, whatever. Real men run 24mm, double-crown rigid forks.
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Mine's a 35mm single...so there.
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36 is where it's at - - dual or single .
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38mm nickel coated FTW!

(hoping never with his 40 doesn't see this)
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(hoping never with his 40 doesn't see this)
I see it...and you know my response!
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I can only guess that it's along the lines of deferring to the unmitigated dominance of my 48mm inverted WP fork.
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