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98+ BotM May/June 2012 ** VOTE NOW **
Poll ended at Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:00 pm
dirtydozen's Klein Mantra 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
wadsy's Litespeed Sewanee 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
LeeDevelopment's FTW Urban Assault bike 18%  18%  [ 6 ]
big.eck's Mountain Cycle San Andreas 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
ajantom's Pace RC200 F8 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
yo-eddy's 2souls Slim Jim Rohloff build 15%  15%  [ 5 ]
tintin40's Trimble 21%  21%  [ 7 ]
1210tech's Pace RC300 12%  12%  [ 4 ]
TimHildreth's GT STS Lobo 12%  12%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 34
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:00 pm 
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Right, time to vote.



dirtydozen's Klein Mantra
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wadsy's Litespeed Sewanee
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LeeDevelopment's FTW Urban Assault bike
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big.eck's Mountain Cycle San Andreas
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ajantom's Pace RC200 F8
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yo-eddy's 2souls Slim Jim Rohloff build
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tintin40's Trimble
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1210tech's Pace RC300
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TimHildreth's GT STS Lobo
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:19 pm 
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tintin's trimble because i know how anal he has been building it, obsessive compulsive doesn't quite cut it! shaving weight in every possible place. there are choices i wouldn't have made component wise but there is no doubting the obsession to get it light. sub 15lbs if memory serves.

8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:20 pm 
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8) same here...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:55 pm 
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I've had to go for the RC300. I was a bit torn between the two paces but went for that one as it has a full complement of gears.

Still love the 200 as well though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:55 pm 
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Ahhh which to choose which to choose!

Thanks for doing it bulls.

I will come back to it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:51 am 
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Trimble, not usually a fan, but there something about it I like.
the slim jim is nice too :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:50 pm 
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Metrobomb... the orange Decepticon
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:02 am 
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Its a pretty strong field of entries but Yo-Eddy's 2Souls stands out for me. It just looks so right and I don't think I've ever felt that way about a 29er before. Oh and the battleship grey paint is uber 8) 8) 8) .

Honourable mentions go to the RC300; the brown saddle and amberwall tyres are an inspired combination. The Klein Mantis that's wrong on so many levels but just like the 2Souls, looks right and scores highly on the 'I'd love a go on that' scale and also the Trimble. An amazing amount of detail has gone into that build and its a stunning exercise in 'weenieism' but a 15lb offroader is a bit pointless imo and don't get me started on those hideous Trimble graphics. Maybe if it had discs and a bouncy fork....

But yeah, good work to all those involved 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:09 am 
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I voted, now i feel bad for the ones i didnt vote for.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:58 pm 
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voted for Wadsy's litespeed, really nice bike.


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