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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:32 pm 
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Got a link to one of those, Russell?


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I use a KSi950 with remote, but RockShox do the 'Reverb', then there is the Crank Bros 'Joplin'. Take your pic!

There are good and bad reviews for all of them. I've run the KS now for nearly two years with no trouble at all so would recommend it. Whichever one you look at, make sure that it can be fitted with a handlebar remote. The ability to drop/raise your saddle 'on the fly' is a revelation. It totally transformed my riding.


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Might be of interest to some of you: http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12884845


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coomber wrote:
Might be of interest to some of you: http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12884845


Inspiration indeed, cheers for the link fella...


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So it arrived today... Whoop whoop

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Bare frame is 1517g 8)

Really excited about building this one up :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:16 pm 
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Oooofff that's nice! Very jealous!

What size have you gone for?


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Nice 8)

At the risk of sounding like a pleb though, where does the back wheel fit into?! Whats with the weird and wonderful dropout thingies?


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ChrisR wrote:
Oooofff that's nice! Very jealous!

What size have you gone for?


Cheers fella, I'm smitten with it already...

I went for the 20" as I'm long legged.. But it does seem a massive frame, and has 24" (c-c) top tube :shock:


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Nice 8)

At the risk of sounding like a pleb though, where does the back wheel fit into?! Whats with the weird and wonderful dropout thingies?


Those aren't dropouts... They are the holes the dropouts bolt into :wink: you can choose horiz or vertical and I went for the latter...


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I'm right on the border between an 18" and 20" but think I'll probably go for the 18" when I eventually get one... Hopefully at the end of January.

Look forward to seeing a build thread for this :D


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