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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:41 pm 
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Beautiful shots. Makes me want to be there. Or at least go for a ride.


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Why not the P2. Good fork, especially for the money.

I think this one may be the last steel Phoenix. Seriously. Definitely a cool pick up.


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bushpig wrote:
Why not the P2. Good fork, especially for the money. .

I get teased for putting P2s on just about everything. I dig 'em, big money or not. 8) I'd put a P2 on my grandmother if I could. :shock:

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I think this one may be the last steel Phoenix. Seriously. Definitely a cool pick up.


I'm liking it so far. 8) What are you basing your 'last of' comments on? Spill it, Piggy. Gimme the scoop! :D


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bushpig wrote:
Why not the P2. Good fork, especially for the money.


It depends on the P2; not all P2 forks were made equal, as I'm sure you already know.


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Why not the P2. Good fork, especially for the money.


It depends on the P2; not all P2 forks were made equal, as I'm sure you already know.


Very true. For example, the disc P2s weigh a ton and feel dead compared to the butted versions.


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utahdog2003 wrote:
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bushpig wrote:
Why not the P2. Good fork, especially for the money.


It depends on the P2; not all P2 forks were made equal, as I'm sure you already know.


Very true. For example, the disc P2s weigh a ton and feel dead compared to the butted versions.


Exactly. I had that one on a disc brake'd Kona Unit, didn't like it at all. Switched it out for a Surly fork that was a bit better.


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An update of sorts.

I posted some pictures and the story (at least the chapter covering ownership by Utahdog World Headquarters, Congress of the Americas) of this WTB Phoenix, over on MTBR and I got a few little morsels of info, and some typical cryptic remarks. Apparently this is the last Phoenix ever made, and I am the 4th owner. Both sort of sad observations in their own right. But then again, the future looks bright for the old girl, because I don't sell many frames so it will probably have a home for a good long time. :D

Another MTBR'er made the comment that the fork looked short, which I don't see as accurate, but I want to give this thing the fair shake it deserves so I thought I'd ask, before I shoot an email to Mr. Potts himself. The frame is suspension corrected, and I have a 410mm a-to-c fork on the thing. Anyone know off-hand what the fork length should be for a 1997 Phoenix? I can't imagine a 440 on the thing, as I think that would make it handle like a bus, but then again, I'm used to EWR geometry which others would consider twitchy. Previous owner ran a yellow Judy SL.

The 410 feels very natural, and I didn't need any time at all to really dial up some speed and put it through its paces in NC two weeks ago. I guess either way, the 410 stays, but it would be nice to know that I'm running the thing as designed.

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The fork is fine. BTW, did you check the names of some of the prior owners. Pretty good history!


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The fork is fine. BTW, did you check the names of some of the prior owners. Pretty good history!


I figured 410 would be correct, but you know us Florida cyclists get a little stoopid in the heat. I thought the banter over on MTBR about climbing was sort of funny, considering my elevation change consists of about 14 feet. :P

Seeing some of the previous owners names was cool, some of them, I don't recognize though, at least not by the first names and abreviations given.

I'm very happy with it. :D


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I thought the banter over on MTBR about climbing was sort of funny, considering my elevation change consists of about 14 feet. :shock: :shock:


You need to come spend a weekend.... :D

We can do a house trade. The boys and I will come down and swim in the ocean, and you can come up and ride that new steed up and down some hills..... :wink: :wink:


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