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Old 06-07-04, 08:51 PM   #1
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My newest ride:

yo, here's the bike i just finished building. Whatchu guys think eh?
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Old 06-07-04, 08:54 PM   #2
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Sexy...nice ride. Racing or for fun (I know racing is fun but you know what I mean)
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Sexy...nice ride. Racing or for fun (I know racing is fun but you know what I mean)
Race bike. Its got a 450lb spring..an i wiegh 190, so its pretty much race only. I just got my thomson post, clipless pedals and Titec seat put on this weekend and had it out for its first ride. So fast...mmmm. I "play" on hardtails.
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Old 06-07-04, 09:01 PM   #4
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Well still a sweet ride. I didn't know there was that many races in Hawaii
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Well still a sweet ride. I didn't know there was that many races in Hawaii
There's not. Only a couple a year, but Im moving to the east coast in 33 days yo! Races all da time!
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Racing east coast. Should be good. Those rocks over there look deadly...
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Racing east coast. Should be good. Those rocks over there look deadly...
Nothing compared to the dried lava we ride on over here...trust me. We ride Steeeeeeeeeeeep over here. The expert class aint gunna know what hit it.
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Race bike. Its got a 450lb spring..an i wiegh 190, so its pretty much race only. I just got my thomson post, clipless pedals and Titec seat put on this weekend and had it out for its first ride. So fast...mmmm. I "play" on hardtails.
Can you please explain what makes this bike race only and why?
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Can you please explain what makes this bike race only and why?

Sure,

First off the bike is built really light. (by my standards anyway cause I weigh around 190) It weights about 40.5 pounds. Now, that may seem heavy, but a bike like this is built one of two ways, for freeriding or for DH. This is a DH race bike. I have clipless pedals as well, which are meant for speed, not fun really. Also, the suspension front and rear is set really really soft,which makes it nice and responsive at high speed for DH racing, but not as good for big drops (cause it would bottom out and break stuff) and other Freeride type things. Also, the fork on it is a light DH fork, not a heavy FR fork like a monster T or a shiver or something. Strictly for race, dh kind of purposes.

That explain it?
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I thought boxxers weren't too bad for freeride.

What type of drivetrain are you using? Shimano, SRAM, etc...
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I thought boxxers weren't too bad for freeride.

What type of drivetrain are you using? Shimano, SRAM, etc...
Looks like rear Xt der with no front der or rear brake.

Shaving off the weight I guess.
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Looks like rear Xt der with no front der or rear brake.

Shaving off the weight I guess.
Ha!

No, its a SRAM 7.0 rear der and sram X7 shifter. Rear brake is not on but is a Hayes Hydro in real life. Shimano can blow me.
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I thought boxxers weren't too bad for freeride.

What type of drivetrain are you using? Shimano, SRAM, etc...

Boxxers are not for freeride unless you weigh maybe 130 pounds or something. Theyre made to be light and reasonably strong and stiff for racing purposes, but freeriding is a bit much on them.
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Sure,

First off the bike is built really light. (by my standards anyway cause I weigh around 190) It weights about 40.5 pounds. Now, that may seem heavy, but a bike like this is built one of two ways, for freeriding or for DH. This is a DH race bike. I have clipless pedals as well, which are meant for speed, not fun really. Also, the suspension front and rear is set really really soft,which makes it nice and responsive at high speed for DH racing, but not as good for big drops (cause it would bottom out and break stuff) and other Freeride type things. Also, the fork on it is a light DH fork, not a heavy FR fork like a monster T or a shiver or something. Strictly for race, dh kind of purposes.

That explain it?
Yeah thanks.
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Didn't think it was a Shimano derailleur or shifter.
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a little overKill on the tubez, but still a hellova ride!

Looks alot like my K2 Flyin' Monkey, minus the 2 Penthouse tubez... and the fact that mine is SchoolBus Yellow....
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