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Old 12-05-08, 11:32 PM   #1
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It's definitely a cute little thing. What size frame? (and what's with this neg rise crap )

I must say I've always been an oogler of Salsa.

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Old 12-05-08, 11:43 PM   #3
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Positive rise is a big no no in the road bike forum, not here? J/K.

Small 16.5 I think but still has a 23" top tube.
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Don't like them. I like the 20mm TA a lot but the valving blows. The absolute adjustment is six clicks and three are lockout. There is no bottoming dampeners and the stroke has no progressiveness. So basically you can bottom the fork pretty easily and it dives. I have a Fox Talas on the other bike and it is hands down a better fork. The Manitou is very stiff and light though. 3.8pounds with the TA. I only paid $250 for it so I shouldn't complain too much.
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Nice........did you know your stem is upside down?
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The bike is optimized for a 80mm fork but I got a deal on a 100mm fork. When I was test riding it the front end felt a little high so I flipped the stem. The seat is about 5mm lower now too, so the geometry is slightly less wild looking.
Next time I will take the pictures with it normal and flip it afterward for my my comfort, to not offend.
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Hey I'm not offended, it's YOUR bike. I just always wanted to say that. In the MOUNTAIN BIKE forum!!
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At least no one is bringing up the chain not being in the big ring, the valve stems not opposing, the tire lettering, etc.
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Your daring upside stem inspired me.

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Honestly I didn't even notice - I was too busy appreciating the porta-john in the background.

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handguards, inverted 20 mm stanchion DC fork, chain outside the seatstay...yepper, looks like a kmart bike to me.
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handguards, inverted 20 mm stanchion DC fork, chain outside the seatstay...yepper, looks like a kmart bike to me.
Hand guards???? I thought that was a horn.
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At least no one is bringing up the chain not being in the big ring, the valve stems not opposing, the tire lettering, etc.
Cranks not lined up with frame, saddle not tilted slightly up, long cable wiring (where's that clean roadie look?) and..yes, wait for it....

NO CAMPY???
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Don't mention that. There might be a stampede!!

Oh wait. Wrong place. My bad.
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NO CAMPY???
You mean my Black Widow.

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Nice........did you know your stem is upside down?
is it worth it? you better work it.

put your thang down, flip it, and reverse it.

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that is just dumb...

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nice looking salsa! is it around 21.4 pounds or thereabouts?

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nice looking salsa! is it around 21.4 pounds or thereabouts?

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If I run Navegals(850+grams without tubes) it teeters over the 24lbs mark but with Nano Raptors(600 and something with tube) it is a low 23. Cranks and wheels aren't the lightest either.
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21.4 pounds FTW!!

(please do something about it. )
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Honestly I didn't even notice - I was too busy appreciating the porta-john in the background.
Ya, it's one of them new composite jobs. Gotta be careful with them - - one scratch and the things are liable to explode with you in it.
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You know, that went totally over my head till now. Funny still.
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i guess that is an old joke now

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