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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:32 pm 
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This is my new ride. 2001 Expolsif Scandium 19". The build is not retro just good stuff that works well. Built it last week and not had chance to give some off road but if the ride to work is anything to go by should be great!!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:16 am 
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i like it
nice steed looks well usable too

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:51 pm 
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I like it a lot :D :D I remember wanting one but was put off as i think they were the first batch of Scandium frames and were only guaranteed for 2 years?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:22 pm 
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Thanks for that fellas, Don't think the guarantee is gonna make any difference as it now 7 years old. Got it for right money so if it lasts 12mth that will be cool.
Had a bit of an off road blast on it today and it seems very light and nimble.

Cheers Mike.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:22 am 
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i'm sure it'll last longer than that dude. i think its a stunning machine, some of the purists might not like it as it is an alloy Explosif as opposed to the Steel version that the Explosif name has become so famous for. Have thought about getting that paintjob recreated on a few frames since seeing it. Looks in fantastic condition as well. I also def a fan of building bikes with good stuff that works well. Do you want to just sell it to me now? :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:42 am 
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Not just yet wanna get it dirty first.

Cheers Mike.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:29 pm 
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Super looking bike, I really wanted one but it was out of my price range so I got a 2001 Pahoehoe, I'm re-building that as we speak; how does the bike handle with those forks ( I presume they are longer travel than 80mm).


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:20 pm 
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Yeah the forks are Marzocchi XC700 2008'S.Travel is 100-140mm. With them set at 100mm the front end does not feel high and turns quickly. When the travel is wound out the height could cause a problem unless you were pointing it down a steep hill. But i mainly ride xc these days so no real issue.

Cheers Mike.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:40 am 
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My friend had one of the 'first batch' 2000 Explosifs.

That frame was very light and felt a bit flexy (rode nice as a result!), but it held together through a year of Expert racing. After he got next year's trials bike, he kept the Explosif as a trials rig and it survived 4ft drops and side-hops too!

So yours should hold together a while 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:28 am 
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Pic of it as it should look.


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