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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:32 pm 
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EarlofBarnet wrote:
Good to hear about the brakes. They do seem well made. Just need this rotor to land now!


Sowwy :oops:

AdamAsh wrote:
Apparently they are Formula RX brakes but rebranded


Really!?


Well maybe not rebranded but I would definately say the exact same design.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:24 pm 
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Disc landed and I got a cheap set of decals off ebay. Not the right decals, but they'll do until I get it repainted in spring 2012.

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Tidy build!

Is the frame supposed to take that much travel?


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Jay ran 180mm forks on it, and these are 150mm. Think originally it had 100mm triple clamp Manitou's on it. Be right! Might swop for some 120mm somethings at some point. No hurry.


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180mm! :shock:

120 would be perfect by the looks of it.


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Hopefully will have the AirO up at Whinlatter tomorrow and give it a bit of stick. Really looking forward to it :)

Been looking at Pike's and Revelation forks for it to drop the front end a little, but will see how it handles with the Bombers on first before opening the wallet. Also want a 50/60mm stem for it to shorten things up a bit. Should have some folding 2.4" Mountain tyres waiting for me at the sorting office too :D


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First ride out complete :)

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Forks are a bit long and made switchback corners on the climbs a tad tricky, so looking in to Pikes/Revelations now. Rest of the bike seems great though :)


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'Won' some Rock Shox Recon 335 forks last night on eBay. U-turn adjustable between 95 and 140mm and they have a 20mm maxle. Should help me drop the front end a bit whilst also dropping a few lbs in weight. The Z1's are on eBay with quite a few watchers so hopefully the fork swop shouldn't end up costing me much at all :)


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that looks a hell of a lot of fun :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:37 pm 
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Certainly different to my Stumpjumper! Your weights a bit further back on this, meaning it's easy to pop the front end up. Good fun on the downhills! Frame seems quite stiff too, which was good on the twisty stuff :)


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