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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Lelandjt, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Lelandjt

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    Anyone see this catalog carbon DH frame? It's the same as KHS's frame which is well reviewed but a little porky so carbon will be a welcome upgrade. I wonder if KHS will have this in their 2013 line or how a US rider could get a cheap Astro badged version.
     
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    Yes, we've all seen it on pics from Eurobike ;>
    Some companies will certainly rebrand it... but, as, apparently, none, besides Astro, has shown it during Eurobike with different name, we will probably not see it in 2013 range...
    We have to wait for Interbike, though.
     
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    Is it heavy?
     
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    complete build will be around 3800$
     
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    As much as I understand companies not wanting to go too light with their first carbon frame if the weight differance not noticeable why should we even care?
     
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    That Astro was shown at the Tapei bike show back in March. Looks good up close, surprised no one has picked it up/re-badged it yet.
     
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    To be honest I really hope I will be able to test the antidote for the bike mag i work for since the weight is really nice and supposedly the frame is very durable. Though I'm yet to meet someone using the carbon one without a bro deal but I had a ****ty season so I've met few riders anyway.
     
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    I'm currently thinking about selling my tues ltd. and picking up the carbon one since my season is over due to a shoulder injury. But I need to get a pic of a proto or something because in that render-image the frame looks rather ugly compared to the aluminium-version.
     
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    No problems with how the LTD feels with the CCDB? 2 locals have theirs and they complain. They aren't the shapest tools though.
     
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    That's most likely just down to not being able to understand what the CCDB does.
     
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    They didn't try the frame with anything else. My guess is they like very little damping but I'm curious what other people think about it.
     
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    Well I have no comparison to other shocks on the frame too but I'm not having problems.

    the philosophy of cc is to ride a soft spring with much damping. I made the 88 a bit more linear and added about two to 3 clicks more lowspeed rebound to the damper, les hsc (all from the basic setup) since I'm a light rider and I'm definately faster than on my old rig.

    Buddies with demos and propain rage with simliar specs were impressed of the tues.

    The bike ploughs really well but doesn't feel dead. I rode a few other bikes back-to-back namely a demo 1 and a propain rage with a simliar spec and (probably due to ergonomic reasons) felt most at home on the tues. The demo is really good but I didn't like the boxxer at all. Felt like a wooden stick.

    Your buddies should focus on Lowspeed-rebound damping and maybe add another springrate and experiment with that a bit. Lsr has the biggest influence on how the bike feels. Or they can pick up a cheap vivid or kage since with that shock the bike gets all the rave reviews but I doubt that the ccedb is the problem here since everyone else seems happy with it.
     
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    WTF are you on about mate? This is a thread about the Astro carbon frame, nothing to do with this. You really do seem to have an agenda when it comes to promoting this bike, are you on commission or something?
     
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    didn't read lol

    and I really like it when people get mad about yt
     
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    If you could get enough people interested you could make an order and get one for yourself, i contacted astro about this in the past and it is possible
     
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    twas'nt there some issue with importing them due to patent infringement on the dw-link? That's why the KHS rebrand is only sold in canadia, and not the US.
     
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    man, that Astro's front triangle is hideous
     
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    And the shock looks harsh.
     
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    me live in canada, me have no such problem