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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:27 pm 
Old School Hero

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J3aay, thank you what a great response. Apparently i have an LT version of the bike. I have just dropped the frame off to be shot blasted and then powder coated white, with a clear Lacquer on top. My Msisle has just had this done in Orange and it looks simply magic. Still not sure if i will keep the Patriot, will see how it looks and how i feel after its been powder coated. I will stick the Psylos on here at some point, they will be fine for a pub hack or commuter, but having had a good look round them and reading other peoples thoughts around them i dont think they are for the Patriot project. I also think my Reba will be a bit light weight. So i guess i need some kind of compromise. Would Pikes be a could bet if i wanted to use the bike for Trails?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:41 pm 
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No worries pal. Pikes would be awesome, probably the best fork for the job performance wise (if your not worried about keeping it all within the 2000-2003 period).

They really are great bikes. You'll love it. For me, if its hardtail then it's Steel. I have had a couple Msiles and a gorgeous DH build SubZero but they are just too stiff on the back end. Similar frames in 4130 just ride lovely and smooth.

Good luck with it pal!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:04 pm 
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Any Rockshox fork with Motion Control (MoCo) damping that has the right amount of travel will do the job very nicely

Revelations, Pikes...

I'd avoid those with 2 step travel adjust as I believe they had some issues, just stick with a regular MoCo fork from Rockshox

The Patriot was well ahead of it's time, it's a very versatile bike but prefers going down hill to uphill, bit like a modern All Mountain bike


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