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never 02-07-11 04:32 PM

Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig (Post 12187817)
that's a sweet bike but why must all forks match the bikes now? what happened to black?

Because bike manufacturers are putting bikes together as whole packages now.

craigcraigcraig 02-08-11 02:17 AM

Originally Posted by never (Post 12192074)
Because bike manufacturers have no taste.

They should quit matching like the backstreet boys and make them look better.

dminor 02-08-11 02:51 AM

Dunno, I just think there is something totally zoot capri about this:


craigcraigcraig 02-08-11 11:03 AM

That is one instance where it seems to look ok at best. But if the color placement would have been switched it would have come out with a yellow fork and that would not have been ok.

What's a zoot Capri?

lechat 02-08-11 11:17 AM

'98 SJ FSR
Swapped my HT XTC frame, via Ebay, for this. Lookin' for better climbing traction on the rocky, rooty terrain here on the Cumberland plateau.

dminor 02-08-11 11:43 AM

Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig (Post 12195279)
What's a zoot Capri?

I'm dating myself. Was a term coined by either Rick "Super Hunky" Sieman, then editor of DirtBike magazine or his earstwhile cohort Pete Szilagyi (who went on to become editor of Motocross Action) - - I can't remember which. Means super tricked-out or just the pinnacle of trick and bling. A step above "high-zoot" - - I assume a reference back to zoot suits of old.

LOVE the FSR above, BTW.

samburger 02-08-11 12:10 PM

All forks look best black or white. Although I think the ultimate bling would be a fork that same gold color as modern sportbikes have. Like the Monster:

My bad, that's actually a gixxer fork, Monsters don't come with the bling. Nonetheless, I think it would look good on a matte black or ruby red mountain bike.

thisisbenji 02-08-11 12:24 PM

That gold color would be awesome. One day ill have sexy fork for my mtb but until then the dart 2 will suffice.

Jumpinj98 02-08-11 02:55 PM

Here is my 2010 Fuji Tahoe Pro 29er. Gotta say I never thought to would go the 29er route, but one ride and on clearance, I had to have it! Still need to get the dang reflectors off the wheels...

LuMax 02-08-11 04:26 PM

My Trek Y-22 OCLV (1996?)

dminor 02-08-11 05:28 PM

Originally Posted by samburger (Post 12195554)
All forks look best black or white. Although I think the ultimate bling would be a fork that same gold color as modern sportbikes have.

Originally Posted by thisisbenji (Post 12195624)
That gold color would be awesome.

Agreed. Inverted. Gold.

unclebird 02-08-11 07:04 PM

LuMax 02-08-11 07:10 PM

..and this is my newer MTB. Upgrading to new UST wheels and SRAM XO 2X10 this spring. Also added an AMP last summer.

j944 02-08-11 08:10 PM

No gold
Yeti 575

TealLA 02-09-11 01:13 PM

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2slo2run 02-09-11 11:46 PM

I've had this bike for about a year and a half now. I really enjoy it but have had several pretty bad crashes and didn't push it much this past year.

samburger 02-10-11 06:59 PM

Originally Posted by dminor (Post 12197018)
Agreed. Inverted. Gold.

[pretty picture]

You know, the second I saw that you quoted me I remembered that it was when I was googling your build list for that bike that I saw a gold mountain bike fork for the first time, & that's why I knew it would look good. I guess we're all genius in hindsight.:rolleyes:

Dannihilator 02-10-11 11:07 PM

dminor 02-10-11 11:49 PM

^^ Simple. Direct. Weapon.

Dannihilator 02-11-11 12:05 AM

I can't wait until I can take it to the DJ's and the pumptrack, but for now street sessions and skateparks will have to do. I'm still blown away that this one is much more responsive than the sidekick was.

never 02-11-11 12:17 AM

^ but are you getting proper leg extension on that thing?

never 02-11-11 12:19 AM

Originally Posted by dminor (Post 12197018)
Agreed. Inverted. Gold.

snip - picture of a 52 lb bike - snip

If you didn't get the fork gold plated, it would have been a lot lighter! :P

dminor 02-11-11 12:24 AM

Originally Posted by never (Post 12208891)
snip - picture of a 52 lb bike - snip

Careful there . . .

Yeah, it's a porker; but I'm still trying to figure out how on earth to shed enough to add up to 5 lbs. Be easier and cheaper to lose 5 from the engine ;).

never 02-11-11 12:28 AM

Haha...but seriously, if it doesn't feel heavy, don't even worry about it. You've got good parts on there and I don't recall you saying that it rode heavy. The worst that will happen is you get hassled by jerks like me.

Dannihilator 02-11-11 12:33 AM

Originally Posted by never (Post 12208889)
^ but are you getting proper leg extension on that thing?

Can't, the post is all of 5" long(the price you gotta pay to run a pivotal setup.) I really don't sit and pedal on it anyways, when I'm moving on it and not pedalling, jumping or going off of something or manualing, I'm carving turns and pumping the bike to keep momentum up. I actually tried it with a normal post and had it so there was decent leg extension, and it just felt way too awkward. Believe it or not right there is how it felt the most natural to me.

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