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Old 02-18-06, 09:55 AM
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Bullit Upgrades

I put a new fork and pedals on my Bullit. I decides to try a Manitou Nixon and I also put a set of Time Attack pedals on. I know its not the best fork around but I would rather make sure girlscout13 is on good stuff so I'll take lower components. The reviews I have seen said the fork was way soft but it feels like it has the right springs for what I like. It feels suprisingly good (rebound and compression) so we'll se how it goes. I may be looking for a new fork in a month, who knows? Im gonna take it out on Sun. to try it out. I'll post more after that ride.
Here it is with the lovely bike model girlscout13.......
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Nice! Why clipless? You should have bought some nice blue 50/50 pedals .
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Sweet! I'm a get some ATAC's soon, myself. Gonna go with a Marz' fork on my new ride, tho.

girlscout13 looks mighty happy to be holding your Bullit up for pics outside in the middle of winter.
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Originally Posted by Karldar
girlscout13 looks might happy to be holding your Bullit up for pics outside in the middle of winter.
haha he's the human kickstand.

The bike is sweet, but I hope that fork is terrible, otherwise I will never be able to keep up with you.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
I put a new fork and pedals on my Bullit. I decides to try a Manitou Nixon and I also put a set of Time Attack pedals on. I know its not the best fork around but I would rather make sure girlscout13 is on good stuff so I'll take lower components. The reviews I have seen said the fork was way soft but it feels like it has the right springs for what I like. It feels suprisingly good (rebound and compression) so we'll se how it goes. I may be looking for a new fork in a month, who knows? Im gonna take it out on Sun. to try it out. I'll post more after that ride.
Here it is with the lovely bike model girlscout13...

nice. seems like that is a pretty good match for that. i'd think much shorter, forkwise, and it would be an odd handling bike. that ride looks like quite the trail ripper.

i'm waiting for the new fork RS is working on..... supposedly a burlier single crown than the Pike. 35mm stantion, 20mm Maxle, 1.5" AND 1-1/8" steer tube options, and travel rumored to be 125-170mm Uturn, Motion Control damping. a fork to take up the space they are missing: between the Pike and the Boxxer line. i've got a Boxxer Ride on my bullit clone now, but this rumored new fork seems like it'd be the perfect fork for bikes like these: 5-7" heavy duty trailbikes that see some shuttle and lift time as well.

Jason222: clipless? 'cause ain't nothin' wrong with clipless. same token as the seat dropping thing: it's what you get used to; it's about the rider, not the bike. freeride and dh doesn't mean you have to run flats. if you've been running clipless for a long time, it's pretty d@mn easy to get out of them when you want, even in a fast/emergency bail. i've never wrecked because i couldn't get out of my pedals. if all you are doing is stunts and drops, sure, stick with flats. but on a bike that sees alot of pedaling on trail, and uphill to earn the downhill, clipless rocks. personal fav: shimano M545. going to give the crank bros. mallets a try though, whenever my m545 on both bikes die. may take a while; they're hard to kill.
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Originally Posted by gastro
haha he's the human kickstand.

The bike is sweet, but I hope that fork is terrible, otherwise I will never be able to keep up with you.
That's funny! I could be on a KX250 and youcould keep up with me.
Karldar, I hope something works out and you can make it in april.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
That's funny! I could be on a KX250 and youcould keep up with me.
Karldar, I hope something works out and you can make it in april.
Still not in the cards just yet, but I'm workin' on it, fo' sho'!
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Looks good. The fork really does seem too plush at first, but considering its 145mm of travel the spring rate seems about right. My complaint is that compression adj. doesn't adjust nearly enough. All in all it works well for me being 165lb.
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I just got in from my first ride on the Nixon and I'm fairly impressed with it. I did a couple of 4 to 5 footers and had travel to spare. Its not as good in the roots and chatter as my Vanilla but over all it semms to be a good trail fork. It works better that I expected for the money I paid for it. Only time will tell about durability. The Time pedals worked well too. I rode with Snuffelupagus and had a great time with him. He climbs like a billy goat with his hair on fire. When the trail started up he went out of sight. He's a super cool guy. I must apologize to Snuff, I have had the creeping death for about a week and I still fell like crap so I was not able to get the riding in that I wanted and I kinda shorted him. I hope you can get back up and let me make it up to ya.I really fell bad about it,sorry.
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cool, glad you like it. i was really debating when i wanted a new fork for my hardtail, between a Pike and a Nixon. ended up witht he Pike, but think i'd have liked the Nixon as well.

i may have to try one, next fork around.
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Originally Posted by scrublover
cool, glad you like it. i was really debating when i wanted a new fork for my hardtail, between a Pike and a Nixon. ended up witht he Pike, but think i'd have liked the Nixon as well.

i may have to try one, next fork around.
Yeah, seems like we're always eyeing that "one more thing".
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
Yeah, seems like we're always eyeing that "one more thing".
Like what...that chicken pot pie?
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