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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:03 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:27 am 
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That is lovely, shame about the forks though. What wheels are they?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:44 am 
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titch__16 wrote:
That is lovely, shame about the forks though.


Agreed...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:40 pm 
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titch__16 wrote:
That is lovely, shame about the forks though.


??? Whats wrong with them? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:52 pm 
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The mosso ones? I like 'em 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Yeah, but i like to ride my bikes hard & rarely on road.

The Mosso's were very light & very cool. However, they are VERY stiff & i found it unacceptably harsh banging over roots & rocks & was concerned for the integrity of my wheels & tyres.

They also made the bike too twitchy, as the frame head angle is designed for suspension forks which are a good 3" longer & was too steep with the rigid forks on. They'd suit an older frame with a more relaxed head angle more.

The forks on there are about a kilo heavier, but make the bike so much nicer to ride & more useable for the type of riding i do.

If i just polished it & just did road riding, the Mosso's would be fine, but i dont. I use my bikes as they were designed to be used. . . which means hard . . . ! This bike will get a lot of abuse. . . :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:43 pm 
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I guess I have never been a fan of Manitou's with the backwards brace...


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