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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:21 pm 
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New rotors fitted... I'd forgotten how huge a 203 looks, especially with a 160 on the back!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:25 pm 
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Forgot to mention that it's got 160mm travel on the back, now that the longer stroke shock has been fitted. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Looking good mate. Have you been out on it much?

Does the shock just have a longer stroke or is the overall length longer? Just wondering if its steepened the head angle and raised be bottom bracket.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
Looking good mate. Have you been out on it much?

Does the shock just have a longer stroke or is the overall length longer? Just wondering if its steepened the head angle and raised be bottom bracket.


I've just been out for a spin on it now to bed the rotors in.

The shock is 10mm longer eye to eye but it's made virtually no noticeable difference. I think the forks are slightly longer than the RC40s too so the angles haven't changed.

Here's a before and after, so you can get an idea of the angles etc:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Maybe a shorter stem?
This is what that frame looked like when I had it
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:11 am 
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Delihustler - I want that crank and bashguard!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:15 am 
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What the xt crank with an e13 bashguard?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:23 am 
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delihustler wrote:
What the xt crank with an e13 bashguard?


Yep. I've realised how much I don't like ISIS. Creak creak creak and the bottom bracket is only a couple of months old, if that :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:25 am 
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You should try my Hollowtech 2's last BB lasted for 3 years. This one about 6 months :(

I've got some copperslip grease if you want to try that.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:52 am 
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I gave up on ISIS a long time ago...it was poo. When I worked in a shop, we had a massive box of Truvativ ones in the workshop that was used to give to customers when they bought theirs back dead.

I've always had good life out of the HTII ones...even Race Face ones. The old Shimano Octalink ones were good too.


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