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  1. hellonasty

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    Here is a picture of a 2007 Rock Shox Freeride fork to compete with the Marz. 66 and the Fox 36.

    1''1/8 steerer, 40mm stancions, 200mm travel,

    Did I said BEEFY!!!

    Judge by yourself.

    http://www.harookz.com/

    (In the News section)
     
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  2. frznnomad

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    dude 06 just came out what you doin thinking about 07. :D

    ohh and its a beast.thanks for the pic. :thumb:
     
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  3. DHperu

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    damn that sh*t is beefy, that crown looks sick...nice to see rock shox getting their game on...the 2006 boxxer WC is just awesome hope i can get one soon
     
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  4. toothless

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    I like that its rocking the old school RS1 sticker, I wanted one of those so bad when I was in grade seven :thumb:
     
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    07 already thats crazy.

    I think the market is getting better all the time for the consumer with healthy competition and great products coming out every year. This year you have Fox 40, BoXXer WC, 888 RC2X and Travis all great forks it looks like. Maybe there will even be a new a great RST HI-5 2007 :)
     
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    :thumb: i was gonna say the same.
     
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    The fork may or may not be any good BUT they completely suck if they don't stick with the old school sticker.
     
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    That fork would make me consider a RS product again. U-turn would be cool.
     
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    i am just waiting to someone build 1''1/8 steerer fork with 300mm of travel so i can put on apocalypse and when i drop do an x-up or bar spin... :dead:

    people are going crazy with sc forks with too much travel...
     
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  10. manhattanprjkt83

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    here we go :rolleyes:
     
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    that is the sickest SC fork i've ever seen.

    will RockShox be cool once again?
     
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  13. manhattanprjkt83

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    that thing is dope nasty.
     
  14. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    hahhahah i saw it written somewhere elese where guys were calling it the "DIKE"...
     
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    This also looks like the new fork and some new rear shock with remote resevoir:

     
  16. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    the new long stroke rock shox air shock looks and feels. YES feels awesome. its on Jeff Lenosky's Giant Faith. took it for a ride when we went to diablo. feels freaky awesome. loos like a HUGE beer can with shaft. no resi at all. had all the motion control adjustments. everyone else just really enjoyed the custom white seat he had on it.

    thanks SRAM for makins suck better products
     
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    didn't the hanebrink have 40 mm stantions?
     
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    Any word on the weight? It doesn't look too trim (try to gauge what beefy would entail)...
     
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    it had 44mm i think, there was a smaller version that had 40mm too though now that i remember it
     
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    I saw that fork this past weekend. The e-speculator in me says the lowers are wayyy too thin. The lowers look only a couple millimeters larger in diameter than the stanchions...

    What is the deal with gigantic stanchions these days? Obviously there is a point where increasing the stanchion size does not cause a noticeable increase in stiffness...
     
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    welcome to the world of frankenbreak. That's the point I was trying to make...I guess the 36mm stantions on the new fox are pretty substantial...but is it really necessary to go bigger? We tried it and it didn't work. Maybe with high build quality (er...ANY build quality) the results would be different...but I bet RS is just putting money on the whole "bigger is better" notion.
     
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    At this point I'd say the steerer/crown interface is the weakest/flexiest link in the chain. BUT we'd all be liars if we said that marketing and *looks* don't play a huge part in sales. Marzocchi came out with 35mm with no problems. Fox upped it to 36mm. Manitou took a step back to 34mm :confused:. Now RS, failing to produce a real FR fork in many years, goes 40mm.
     
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    Omg, a 40mm SC.
     
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    Way to show up late... keg's dry... :D
     
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    pfffffffffffffft hhahahahhh thats awesome

    About the fork, 40mm is just confidence inspiring, esp on a single crown. When you are in a sick section it just helps to know you have that huge beer can under you to keep you alive :dancing:

    That said, i think this fork will go on my hardtail next year, with the u turn system how low do you think this thing can be put at, 90mm :confused: hahhaha 40 mm w/90 travel.
     
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    yea i had that proto hanenstink. no adjustments. bent the steerer 1 week into have it
    i dispise that company.

    i do like what SRAM has been doing with all their new assets though. though this one seems a bit lame
     
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    When weren't they cool?? :confused: ;) :p
     
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    when were they cool ?

    Time will tell, but I see a little bit of the same 1.5 debate going right into the stantions on this fork.

    Good luck to RS though, I haven't been a fan since the top caps of my Quadra 5 popped out of the fork and hit me in the chest. YAY plastic!
     
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    That makes me all nervous and giggley.
     
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    I agree they haven’t been cool since the champagne judy xc went out back in 96, but i think they are making a comeback. I mean who wouldnt like a light burley fork like this one, with travel adjustment (u-turn) and a maxel system?

    I guess i don’t understand where the problem is, how many people on here are praising the pike? Don’t you think this is just going to be a big version of that? As long as they keep the weight down on those tubes and the thickness reasonable so that it doesn’t crunch like the beer can it resembles they i say to rock shox
     
  32. ohio

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    Wow, you guys know a lot about this fork for having seen two small jpegs of it.
     
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    its all e-spec...but cmon, that is what forums are about, but i mean cmon, you know the thing is going to be similar to pike internals, its just gonna be a giant pike... :dancing:


    my e-spec
     
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    is it just me or does it look like it has a post mount brake mount. it looks like the whole post mount thing is finally catching on. also i wish all the big single crown forks were 1.5 because it is stronger and stiffer, also i would just feel safer with the bigger steerer. but at said i will still buy a 66 sl this coming year!
     
  35. manhattanprjkt83

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    I dont want to dig this debate up, but why dont all the "other" companies swallow their pride and start making all these single crown forks with 1.5, I mean the new 66, rock shox, and 36 forks should all be using it, or atleast offer it as an option.
     
  36. Sir_Crackien

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    i agree manhattanprjkt83 atleast make it an option. then everyone can be happy
     
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    I will be in Whistler this weekend so I am sure I will bump into Tyler. I will give a push on the fork if he is riding it and I will let you guys know how it is.

    Later!
     
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    I think you will be happy w/ the new RS...

    -ska todd
     
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    And you sure seem to know a lot about the 2006 Foes FXR without ever having tried it;

     
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    Feel free to point out any part of my post that was speculation.

    It WILL need really light valving relative to any standard shock
    It WILL need a light spring
    It WON'T ever take a standard shock

    I didn't say anything about how its performance or its durability.

    I'll expect a hand written and signed apology, in triplicate. Bee-otch.