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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:46 pm 
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from 'Signalement', MTB+ magazine

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Excellent, Cheers Melv.

Uncannily similar to the build I have gone with on mine - and I've only just seen this article...!

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Black, plastic frame... blackwall tyres.

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Lovely frame. Light to.


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Earlier this week I encountered a red CS-X with Syncros and later era suspension fork at the lbs. It was there for service. The bike was still in use as regular rider on the local tracks I understood.

In a writing from the importer in 1990 I read that a CS-X EMS frames weighs 1300 gram.


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Elev12k wrote:
Earlier this week I encountered a red CS-X with Syncros and later era suspension fork at the lbs. It was there for service. The bike was still in use as regular rider on the local tracks I understood.

In a writing from the importer in 1990 I read that a CS-X EMS frames weighs 1300 gram.



I think that's right Melv.

However, I'm sure there was a review in one of the mags at the time which suggested that Kestrel had gone a bit 'too far' with the weight saving on those lighter frames and that the chainstays had cracked and come away from the BB shell...?

I might be thinking of something else of course, but it rings a bell...

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