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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:39 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Finally finished the FSR and took her out for a blast this morning. pretty pleased with the end product, just need to get some armour so I can make proper use :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:42 am 
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i likey! how does it feel with the long wheelbase and slack head angle? how does it feel with that much travel up front? its meant to have less, right?


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:50 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Its my first FS bike so I dont really have any previous experience to compare it against. It feels very, very different to my hard tail.

The chap in my local bike shop used to race one of these and from his advice I ended up going for the 170mm travel triples up front. After I took the pics I dropped the saddle and took it down the pretty steep and long set of steps where I took the pics and I am still in one piece so cant be to bad :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 6:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: United Kingdom
Man that is just N I C E


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:18 pm 
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Looks a nice bike, but the forks are just too much. I don't think these frames were specced with much more than 100mm forks from the factory. I'd drop down to some 4-5" forks to drop the front end down a bit.


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 9:56 am 
Dirt Disciple

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So it appears that there are not many fans of the choice of long travel forks on my build :(

Was hoping for a better response like this guy did:

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/g ... build.html

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=570489


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:11 am 
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http://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/Bike ... &Type=bike

How does it steer? I'd be concerned about ripping the headtube off if used to the potential of the forks... & if you're not going to be so 'extreme', I'd expect it to ride a lot better with something in the 120mm-ish range.

Do you have anything shorter that you could fit to get an idea of what difference it makes?


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:59 am 
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it looks good, i like it but would have to agree with others on the fork choice. not because of looks but due to the frame not being built for them. maybe get some marzocchi all mountains or similar :?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:42 pm 
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Opening myself up for a whole can of wrong-fork-wup-ass here but...

http://yfrog.com/87yzuj

Bit of a mule but keeping it alive with random spares from EBay. I bought it new in 1998. Most is original, except the rims, forks and saddle.

These forks are Bombers. I still have the orange Manitous ready to rebuild if anyone knows where I can get elastomer stacks from.

Either way, *I* like your build! :0)[/img]


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:47 pm 
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i like the way it looks but i doubt it will handle right
i hope it does but i agree with the rest, seems too long for handling and frame durability


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