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Chumba f5

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by siege, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. siege

    siege Monkey

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    ill let the shots do the talking



    She came in at 42.5 with dh tubes and no particular weight weenie parts. The feel of the bike can be summed up in one word. Butter!
     
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  2. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    I don't mean to be a smart a**; how do you like the minion rear on the front?
     
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  3. pancho64

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    looks sweet. that was definitely one of my choices when choosing my dh bike. how do you like it so far
     
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  4. batts65

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    I got mine also, just waiting on the bottom bracket. Also ordered new lowers for my boxxer in black to make her look a littel newer.

    Not a great picture but I will get more when she is completed.

    Just a question, how much do you weigh and what spring do you have on yours?? I have a 300 and I am about 210 w/gear. Trying to decide on a 400 or 450. I have a 500 but that is too stiff.
     

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  5. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Springboard to the future!!
     
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  6. siege

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    kapolei, Hi
    I weigh about 180 with all my sh!t on and soaking wet, so 300 is good for me...oh and caputo the minion rear on the front is fairly temp of course. I am going to get either a dhf or a set of Highroller 3cs when I get the opp....got anything like that you want to trade for a dhr?
     
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    dexter Turbo Monkey

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    have always loved those bikes
     
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  8. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Nice bikes fellas! I would have been on an F5 this season, but stumbled upon a deal on a R9 I couldn't refuse! ;)
     
  9. pancho64

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    thats what im trying to decide between right now. F5 or R9
     
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    I'll take that 500 off your hands if you want to get rid of it.
     
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    be350ka Chimp

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    I have never ridden the F5, but I do have an R9 and wouldnt give it up. Great ride.
     
  12. siege

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    ...so far the best way I have found to lighten up the bike is get it into the air where it is weightless. The thing loves air and loves dirt.
     
  13. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    My teammate Steve's (Batts65) F5.

     
  14. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Looks flexy.




































    :lighten:
     
  15. batts65

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    I heard you would only get one if they came in root beer :clapping:
     
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    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Fixed!
     
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    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    :thumb: :cheers:
     
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    ive alwasy liked them, looks sweet, but not a fan of the forks...:-)
     
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    Great bikes... Does anyone know if they made any changes to the linkage to prevent the slop that develops and can't be fixed?
     
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    Nice ride. I like how the front triangle has been refined, much tidier. Congratulations.