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Old 04-15-05, 07:29 PM   #1
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black elite 04, dj 3 05, or psylo xc 04?

Simple question. What's the best? I like to do urban, dj's a little, and xc. I only weigh in the 130's. I can get all for the same price. Thanks : )
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Djer. I don't like the black and am still not sure if I trust the psylo to consistent abuse.
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Djs overbuilt for XC and urban...never trusted Psylos, id go with the black.
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Djer. I don't like the black and am still not sure if I trust the psylo to consistent abuse.
ya i was thinking dj but it just weighs so much. 7 lb i think. will that feel weird, especially for a lighter rider? and what is there to know about blacks? i know nothing about them really.
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Hey djrider, do you spend a lot of time on hcor?
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Nope, just browse mtbr pretty often.....I think ive only been on hcor once or twice.
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none of those forks will work well everywhere. id go with the psylo if you arent going huge urban/dj's, and xc is important, or the dirt jumper if you do go big and xc is not so important. manipoo=no.
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none of those forks will work well everywhere. id go with the psylo if you arent going huge urban/dj's, and xc is important, or the dirt jumper if you do go big and xc is not so important. manipoo=no.
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Yep. Just put a new Manitou on the Cannondale. That's 3 of them in my shed now. By chance, not choice. Free being the operative word here.
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so maybe the psylo, cause my urban i do at a campus, so u cant go too big. and i love to ride around too (not planning on getting my liscense even though im 15.)
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so maybe the psylo, cause my urban i do at a campus, so u cant go too big. and i love to ride around too (not planning on getting my liscense even though im 15.)
the psylo is strong enough to handle some jumps and urban, but its not meant to be constantly beat on. but it sounds like you arent going to go huge, so id go psylo.
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cool, i might be interested. but i found out i can get a pike sl (thoughts??) for 270, so maybe ill do that since people really like them. im not too wild about throwing on used parts, unless the price is right

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so maybe the psylo, cause my urban i do at a campus, so you cant go too big. and i love to ride around too (not planning on getting my liscense even though im 15.)
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I've got some Psylos, and they seem fine for light dj, and aggressive xc (I'm about 130 lbs too). Do you run disc or rim brakes? I'm not sure if the DJs have the capability of running rim brakes? I don't know much about the blacks.
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running disks. here is what it comes down to pretty much, psylo with sram x.7 shifters, xgen front derailer and x.9 rear or a pike with deore. what ya'll thinK?
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not to break topic but what is hcor?
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Its an east coast website. They were a bunch of guys pissed at Ridemonkey.com and started there own site. They tend to be very anti marzocchi for some very unreasonable reasons. (well they used to be)...I thought the mannerisms (sp) of djrider reminded me of a couple of the users so I was trying to find out who it was.
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'mannerisms' just in case you actually wanted to know
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Thanks. I didn't have the time to look it up...
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