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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:47 pm 
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mikee wrote:
i'm pretty sure the first version of the ali backend had NO extra
also the first rts 1 had a steel backend

That just doesn't make sense, aluminium would fatigue in no time whereas he steel could go on indefinitely.

ANybody know the difference in ride / weight of the steel/aluminium back end, I've ridden mine too much and the seat stay (not the bearing, the actual seat stay) is worn where the rear pivot is.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:27 am 
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dont know if the numbers but theres not a lot in it weight wise between the backends ,cant say i notice any real differances in the ride either
the extra pivot should be a bit plusher
i have mine set up a bit on the hard side anyway ,feel more like a softail
than a 3" full susser ,you dont notice the suspension working ,but you dont notice bumps either
the rts-1 i have was running 80mm forks and felt brilliant down
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