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 Post subject: Re: MERLIN XLM
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Thats cool 8)


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 Post subject: Re: MERLIN XLM
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:35 pm 
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I'm no expert but its the same grade Ti (grade 5) that is used in airframe construction and is lighter but stiffer than 3-2.5. Although not too stiff, I rode it rigid initially and it felt similar to steel.


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 Post subject: Re: MERLIN XLM
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 3:55 pm 
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Is it still built up?
How stiff compared to the Dekerf?


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 Post subject: Re: MERLIN XLM
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 4:03 pm 
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yes still built up, I wont take it apart till I sell it or the other frame arrives. I'm commuting on it. I think its slightly stiffer than steel but with the salsa fork on it, it was fine over the downs. I'm running a SID team with 100mm of travel now so cant recall too well. looked way cooler with the black steel fork on it of course.


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 Post subject: Re: MERLIN XLM
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:50 am 
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couple more items included in initial post at top :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Bumpety bump


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