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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post


    Building this makes my pants tight.

    Regarding the Ancillotti Evo Scarab above....I built my own in steel this summer. I LOVE the look of their version and had to copy it.



    Turns out that I don't LOVE my version of it. Like I love it, but making the shock and linkage and everything work was just too much headache for me.
    You built your own?!?!
    OK - how long did that take?

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    The new 27.5 Intense Primer has my curiosity for when my Spider gives up the ghost. A little more travel hopefully without giving up the rocketship feel of the Spider.

    https://intensecycles.com/collection...MaAtUAEALw_wcB

  3. #78
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    Haaaapy...happy birthday to me...(sung to the Cracker song)



    https://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/insti...on/2020?tid=73



    [IMG]Haaaapy...happy birthday to me...(sung to the Cracker song)



    https://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/insti...on/2020?tid=73









    Gonna be almost full XTR and carbon wheels
    And coil over rear
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  4. #79
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    I still want Pole Stamina 140...

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    ^heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Huh, didnít have one pedal strike all day. It was greasy today, couldnít trust anything and I still had some PRís. Wet leaves hiding wet rocks and roots, rugged shit.
    Bike pedals better than any full squish Iíve ridden. No bob detected at all. Tight rear end makes it easy to wheelie-drop, fun stuff. Easy bike to ride downhill, stays glued and tracks flawlessly.
    What the fuck is up with 800mm bars? Do yíall like them? I hated them. Made the front wheel feel floppy and slow. We have way too many trees for that width also. Iím gonna try the new Fuel EX 9.8 next week and decide between the two. But I could be very happy with this bike, itís really well built.
    Big bars take a few rides to get used to, but it also depends on reach and style. In general, they feel way better, especially if you know how to lean and weight a bike.. but 800 is too wide for some. I was surprised on how narrow a 760 bar felt on a buddies bike the other day. I have been running around 780 the last few years.

  7. #82
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    Quote Originally Posted by puregravity View Post
    You built your own?!?!
    OK - how long did that take?
    Takes uh many hours. I haven't logged the hours on what it takes. Probably about 40 hours of actual work time.

  8. #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by robnow View Post
    Well fuckin' done Norco, first with the Optic and now this Sight...numbers are on point, 150 travel, steepening SA AND chainstay length with growing frame size. What kind of monster will the Range be?


    Shirk, how progressive did you go with the geo on that last build and are you taking a step back with the next one?
    Really curious to try the new sight, both 27.5 and 29... Intrigued by the 63.5/64 HTA with short offset fork/40mm stem. 160/150 perfect numbers for what I ride as well (current bike 27.5 160/160, 65.5, normal 44mm offset fork and 50mm stem)

  9. #84
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    2020 bikes that make your shorts tight

    Took the Fuel EX 9.8 out today. Liked it much more than the Revel. Maybe itís the slightly shorter bars or the slightly longer chain-stays, but I felt way better on this rig. Much more in control of the front end, way easier to push through.
    Wasnít sure about the 2.6 rubber, but quickly fell in love with them. 29x2.6 has an unreal amount of roll over. So fun. My next bike.
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    crab in my shoe mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Took the Fuel EX 9.8 out today. Liked it much more than the Revel. Maybe it’s the slightly shorter bars or the slightly longer chain-stays, but I felt way better on this rig. Much more in control of the front end, way easier to push through.
    Wasn’t sure about the 2.6 rubber, but quickly fell in love with them. 29x2.6 has an unreal amount of roll over. So fun. My next bike.
    The problem with those things is the thru-shaft shock. The first one on my Slash lasted about a month and a half. Rockshox sent me a brand new one, which lasted about 5 rides before it sucked a bunch of air past the seals and now sounds like a wheezing pig every time it's compressed. That said, the thru-shafts ride nice before they die.

    I've also come to the conclusion that the knock block thing is more hassle than it's worth.

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    Oh thatís good to know, thanks. And yeah, the knock block made it difficult to throw in my trunk. Not cool.
    crab in my shoe mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Oh that’s good to know, thanks. And yeah, the knock block made it difficult to throw in my trunk. Not cool.
    Yeah, the knock block doesn't really bother me at all while riding. It's just annoying in lots of other situations.

  13. #88
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    I fucking hate bullshit showroom gimmick marketing stuff. Just make a good bike and sell it because it's good and you're a good company. It's like Trek is borrowing a page from the Cannondale play book.
    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    I fucking hate bullshit showroom gimmick marketing stuff. Just make a good bike and sell it because it's good and you're a good company. It's like Trek is borrowing a page from the Cannondale play book.
    At least the trek's only have one bad shock on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAHOEDOWN View Post
    Reactor 290 factory
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    Not the factory...but first review I've seen:
    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/review...r-290c-rs.html
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    No thanks. I'll stick with porn. - Benny

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    Not the factory...but first review I've seen:
    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/review...r-290c-rs.html
    Not the first one out there, but yeah looks like Mikey liked it for the most part. Still crickets on the new mega.
    Snowmobiling is not a crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramboh View Post
    Really curious to try the new sight, both 27.5 and 29... Intrigued by the 63.5/64 HTA with short offset fork/40mm stem. 160/150 perfect numbers for what I ride as well (current bike 27.5 160/160, 65.5, normal 44mm offset fork and 50mm stem)
    What are the thoughts on the leverage ratio? The new sight uses a 52.5 mm stroke shock for 150 mm of travel. In contrast, the old Range used a 60 mm stroke shock for 150 mm travel. The leverage curves of the two bikes basically parallel each other, according to Norco, but the new Sight has a higher leverage ratio overall.

    A friend of mine who is an aggressive ride and also a heavier guy was considering the bike until he noticed the leverage ratio. Norco's suspension setup website thing puts him at the maximum allowable shock pressure for the Fox Float X2.

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    What's this about aluminum Ibises?
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    I need a DH bike like I need another torn ligament in my knee after last season, but I want this in a bad way


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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    What's this about aluminum Ibises?
    Ripmo AF

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    No Ripley?
    Also, I keep reading that as As Fuck. They must have done that on purpose.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Canfield Bikes.
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    No Ripley?
    Also, I keep reading that as As Fuck. They must have done that on purpose.
    well you are a quick one
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    Alloy Ripley is silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackalps View Post
    I need a DH bike like I need another torn ligament in my knee after last season, but I want this in a bad way

    Those things are sexy AF in person


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    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

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