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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:08 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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I recently bought this from Gadro to fill the full suspension and semi modern void created from the sales of my rts and airborne. i had heard good things about the fsr but wanted to avoid the pressed aluminium ones as i dont like the way they look.

anyway, saw this little beautie on here and snapped her up.

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when it arrived i was really pleased with the condition although i felt i needes to swap some of the parts. the seatpost had beed chopped down to avoid hitting the shock so i searched ebay for a replacement. ended up with a bargainous ibeam set up which was great as i didnt get on with the specialized saddle.

next for the chop was the forks. they are in great condition and work really well but i have a bomber fetish at the moment so when i saw these white z2's for sale i snapped them up.

the chainset was bugginf me from the start. i really like the specialized arms and they are forged so are good quality but the rings look horrible (in my opinion anyway). looked into replacing the rings bu t by that time my rts had been returned to me (cracked frame) and that had the coda chainset on. swapped it over and i think the difference it makes is fantastic.

so that is it. i wont change anything now unless something breaks.

hand on heart this is the best performing full suspension i have ever ridden

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:16 pm 
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I'm liking that!!! 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:19 pm 
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Looks class. Always wanted one of these BiTD. You lucky sod! :)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:23 pm 
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cheers guys. for the price i paid i really wasnt expectting it to be anywhere nearly as good. the shock leaks a bit but i can live with that.

i never thought i'd say it but it has converted me to full sus. i am on the look out for another for my dad. he's getting a bit old for his 93 khs with flat bars and loooong stem. his belly is getting in the way


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:07 pm 
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A company called BETD used to make a upgrade linkage for that frame giving a bit more travel and more adjustability (spring rate, BB height). Would be worth looking out for one, and a modern shock might be a nice upgrade too.

If you ever fancy going to disk brakes there was a special adapter for thee frames made by Spesh.

I like the white/blue combo. Works really well 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:48 pm 
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could be a plan for the future. bit prices at the min though

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:03 pm 
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Nice forks 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:53 pm 
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Cheers boss. Loving the bike


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:39 pm 
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i think its a shame you took the original parts off, but still seriously nice
8)

attatchment too big, but my fsr of that era

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:52 pm 
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cool.

not too concerned about swapping bits out on this. its too new to be precious!


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