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 Post subject: sunn maxe 1996
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:35 pm 
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Hello,

First sorry for my english !

Let me present my sunn maxe 1996 :

I bought the frame when I was young, It has been used in local competition during one or two years.

First, it was equiped with deore lx, then I upgrade it with nos xt components two years ago.

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And this year, after xt I changed for nos xtr 95- :

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Next step will be a rigid fork with a lenght of 390 mm to discover the original geometry

Mat


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 Post subject: Re: sunn maxe 1996
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:00 pm 
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Hey Mat,

you have lovely bike! Great upgrades! I would suggest that new handlebar to match seat post and/or stem should be next on your list of priorities!


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 Post subject: Re: sunn maxe 1996
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:19 pm 
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Hello,

Thanks !

Hello, you mean a straight handlebar ?

I have a straight red one like the relev'up but I'm afraid of making scrathes by removing it...


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 Post subject: Re: sunn maxe 1996
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:36 am 
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I like the look of these Sunns I'll have to try one at some point.

I like the fact it started with LX, then progressed to XT and now on to XTR. It's like you are rewarding the bike for good service :)

I definitely agree with the idea of fitting a rigid fork, though I guess it might be hard to find an original one? Maybe put an advert in the 'Wanted' section?


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 Post subject: Re: sunn maxe 1996
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:33 am 
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mats16rcgti wrote:
Hello,

Thanks !

Hello, you mean a straight handlebar ?

I have a straight red one like the relev'up but I'm afraid of making scrathes by removing it...



I was thinking more color wise cuz that orange is just not doing it for me :)


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:12 pm 
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kingoffootball wrote:
I like the look of these Sunns I'll have to try one at some point.

I like the fact it started with LX, then progressed to XT and now on to XTR. It's like you are rewarding the bike for good service :)

I definitely agree with the idea of fitting a rigid fork, though I guess it might be hard to find an original one? Maybe put an advert in the 'Wanted' section?


Hello,

If one day you'll buy one, check the catalog and don't go under 5000 model.

For the upgrade :
young : no money = used deore lx
old : xt is really nice but must have xtr for the titan freehub and light BB even if it's expensive :oops:

You're right about the fork, it's really difficult to find 1" steerer and even more when you want the specific chrome of maxe :cry:

So,I choose today to order a fork at carboncyle : they have 1" and there is a version in 390 mm :D

I hope that the result will be great so I will stop thinking about the ritchey p650 in full rigid :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: sunn maxe 1996
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:14 pm 
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Dare wrote:
mats16rcgti wrote:
Hello,

Thanks !

Hello, you mean a straight handlebar ?

I have a straight red one like the relev'up but I'm afraid of making scrathes by removing it...



I was thinking more color wise cuz that orange is just not doing it for me :)


okay, in fact it's red, I must change my mobile phone :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: sunn maxe 1996
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:04 pm 
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I dunno - I'da stuck with the front suspension set-up (mainly 'cause older bones don't enjoy the harshness of a rigid front end).

Nice bike!


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:25 pm 
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k-rod wrote:
I dunno - I'da stuck with the front suspension set-up (mainly 'cause older bones don't enjoy the harshness of a rigid front end).

Nice bike!


Hello, thanks for the bike.

Recently I made a rigid "street" bike with a commencal frame and a mosso fork both in alu and I really enjoy the rigidity of it.

As I drive on nice paths along rivers, I think it will be ok with a carbon fork and a steel frame.

Plus older means for me bigger and maybe too big for my old rockshox :roll:


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:44 pm 
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Hello,

I recieved this morning the new fork.

Here is a pic to compare with the old one :

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810 grammes less :D


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