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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:59 pm 
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CalaisWoodBurner wrote:
...however I can only assume that it will be 6.3Lb, and as designed by BR, be able to survive 3 direct atomic strikes, single handed wipe out the eastern block and destroy anything that gets in its way.

Kev (who is sticking to his Rag Ti for 2011 !)


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They appear to be melting. What fugly frames... Im going off to look at a proper double diamond...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:24 pm 
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OOOH and Ragley says if you want to stick a 180mm fork on it.... its cool..


But why? it'd be interesting handling at the extremes of travel (+ & - )
On the other hand i've been looking at Charge's 2011 line up andl i like th look of the duster(steel naturally)


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Maybe I'm being totally dense but what's the cable running up to the saddle for? (On the one that's some kind of Moto-X lovechild)

MP3 connector?
For administering chalfont preparation after some huge dropoff that needed 180mm of suspension travel?

I wonder what it's like to ride uphill out of the saddle... :lol:


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Just think though, the uglier frames become (and I by no means think modern = ugly generally - just ugly = ugly) the prettier your Fats and Kleins and Ritcheys will be considered.

Win win.

:lol: @ JB666's Tree/ Chicken Korma comment...even though I htink the grey one is probbaly uglier.


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hamster wrote:
Maybe I'm being totally dense but what's the cable running up to the saddle for? (On the one that's some kind of Moto-X lovechild)

MP3 connector?
For administering chalfont preparation after some huge dropoff that needed 180mm of suspension travel?

I wonder what it's like to ride uphill out of the saddle... :lol:


Its so you can drop the saddle down and then put it back up to a pre-set hight.......kind of like a Hite-Rite but 20 years later and 20 times more expensive :roll:


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hamster wrote:
Maybe I'm being totally dense but what's the cable running up to the saddle for?


It's for the handlebar mounted spring loaded lockout for saddle height.


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Augh, makster tree'd me. :lol:


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hamster wrote:
Maybe I'm being totally dense but what's the cable running up to the saddle for? (On the one that's some kind of Moto-X lovechild)

MP3 connector?
For administering chalfont preparation after some huge dropoff that needed 180mm of suspension travel?

I wonder what it's like to ride uphill out of the saddle... :lol:


The cable is to drop the seat post at the push of a button (pressurised).
In practice they actually work really well.

The long travel on those bikes would be completely and utterly lost on me, but then when I see the younger kids making 40ft+ jumps at my local trails, I realise that these things are probably perfect for the job.

For that reason alone I think they are great.

As for riding uphill on one, virtually impossible. But not designed to do so.
Different strokes...


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