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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:09 pm 
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Ok, so i went out to the man-cave to check the bike over, then took it for a quick test ride as i`m away out with the MTB club tomorrow, and ended up doing a 25miler through some forests :lol:

Totally forgot to take a picture of the rear shock :roll: but i did take this a few hours ago :D

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Wondering if i should rape my Boardman and take all its goodies and put them on the FSR?

2x10 Transmission (assume i would need BB shenanigans for this)
Avid Elixer R Brakes
Reba 120mm fork (anyway to fit a tapered fork to a none tapered frame? :/ )

Boardman is shod with some 1.5" slicks and is only really used for commuting now, seams a waste to leave all the good stuff on it just to ride to work?


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:40 pm 
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I really like your FSR, nice color scheme and geometrie! But don't you feel uncomfortable on traily downhill? I really want a vario seat post for my FSR, as I have lots of weight on the front in downhill :(


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Feels better coming downhill than my other bike!

Other bike feels better climbing the hill though :lol:

It did feel like a lot of the weight was on the front end when it was fitted with the stock Judy T2 fork

Fitting a 120mm - 130mm front fork helps shift some of the weight towards the back wheel.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 1:45 pm 
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Hi I'm thinking about buying one of these frames but could someone please tell the head tube length including headset?
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 4:50 pm 
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Spam man wrote:
Hi I'm thinking about buying one of these frames but could someone please tell the head tube length including headset?
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depends on what size frame you're after.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 5:08 pm 
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Hi ideally I would like a 17" maximum frame size. My forks only have a 180mm steerer.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:13 pm 
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115mm head tube on my mates 17.5".
think my 18.5" has a head tube of about 130mm.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Thankyou that is very usefull :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:42 am 
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Went for a romp in the Santa Cruz Mountains along a black diamond course.
This bike is a monster! It's eatin' up jumps, drops, roots and rocks!!
As soon as I can I'll post a link on here for a video I'm editing.
BTW..... I freakin' love this bike!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:01 am 
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Dubduck thats very nice. What length is that head tube?


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