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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:40 pm 
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That's the problem, they are mainly uphill steps. Also slippy like in having bad tyre in morning time. Maybe with good tyre we can have maximum fight. I don't know. We try.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:12 am 
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So how was the spitfire at GT?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:19 am 
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toons wrote:
So how was the spitfire at GT?


Fair, to pretty good at going downhill (not as good as the Cotic). Lots of pedal strike. Might work better with a longer fork? Still to far forward when seated.

Went well in the bike park and jumps well. Would probably make a good 4X bike??

Rubbish everywhere else.

A Four out of Ten.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:52 pm 
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Which setting did you have the bike on?

Try a little more psi for the pedal strikes


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toons wrote:
Which setting did you have the bike on?

Try a little more psi for the pedal strikes


Tried both shock settings. Also tried more air in the shock but it just became harsh. To be honest it wasn't a problem with the shock; that was nice and progressive and it rarely used all it's travel (only on hard landings or really hammering it into berms), when it did run out of travel there was no harsh bottom out. The suspension side of things was pretty much perfect and worked as it should. Another thing of note is that there was absolutely no pedal bob.
The rest of the frame isn't so good though. Bottom bracket needs to be an least an inch higher and the seat angle needs slackening off to around 71deg (it's a very steep 74 even in slack mode). Standover is spot on for a small frame but it could do with an extra inch and a half in the top tube to make use of the uber short stem that you need on such a slack headed bike.
It makes me wonder what they were trying to do with this frame- a year and a half of development yet it still manages to do nothing convincingly well.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:06 pm 
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Thrunton Thursday?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:15 pm 
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Probably not mate. I'm working down in Arkengarthdale on thursday (I might sneek a quick ride in at lunchtime). also still awaiting lights from Troutie. Should be good for next week though.

I'm looking for some cheap brakes, cranks and wheels to build the Cotic back up for nightrides.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:25 pm 
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oki doki

Cheap brakes
http://store.formula-brake.com/special_offers

Cranks
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=28019

Nice wheels
http://tinyurl.com/262ck87


PS If you chop the spitfire, I know where there's a nice 5 spot for sale ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:49 pm 
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Dr S wrote:
Also slippy like in having bad tyre in morning time. Maybe with good tyre we can have maximum fight. I don't know. We try.


PMSL, seriously PMSL, so much it hurts!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:41 am 
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Ian, let me know when you're riding Simonside\Rothbury, could do with a change :)

Si, I see the LL 3.0's have started shipping, got yours yet?

Last nights Route


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