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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:53 am 
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Got the post the other day - wrong size :oops:

Ordered a 30.8. Fingers crossed.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:52 am 
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how were these rated as full sussers bitd?


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BobCatMax wrote:
how were these rated as full sussers bitd?


Pretty well apart from the cracking issues. Had the dhi which peaty was on too. I found mine quite active to ride but i think fox propedal or similar would be a very good solution to that. MBUK rated them pretty well. Travel feels infinite. The i drive system works well.
Would love another one at some point to do as a singlespeed. I used mine for everything and it held up well until it cracked - they dont like dh so much.
The i drive unit was heavy but overall bike weight could be something decent with some thought.


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... I used mine for everything and it held up well until it cracked


Oh. Is that what happened?

Gee I hope it handles the trails...


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Yep. Pretty sure it occured a couple weeks after going over a boulder path, boulders of 5ft or so.
May have been, not really sure.

It was at the bottom of the seat tube. The other common place is at the base of the seat tower i believe or thereabouts.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:35 am 
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Went to get the drivetrain built yesterday. :oops:

Apparently, it needs a long cage rear mech instead of a middy.

Oh well. On to plan B: 2x9.


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Should be fine with a medium and 32 cassette?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:22 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Should be fine with a medium and 32 cassette?


Maybe, but hoping to run 24-38.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:14 pm 
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Liking the build, in the process of do one my self with an idrive 6.0. Upgrade most of the original parts, last thing to do is sort the rear shock out.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:23 am 
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Time for an update.

The front end is built, but one of the chain-stays are bent, opening the gap where the rear wheel sits by 6mm or so.

LBS says it shouldn't be like that. Thinking about getting it repaired.

Bugger. :oops:

Did the XCR run a 140mm wide rear hub?


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