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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Beast, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Beast

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  2. Jeremy R

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    That hardtail is uglier than Lyle Lovett smeared in goat turds.















    But it is cool to see an old company get back on its feet.:thumb:
     
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    Hah poor mikey valouche has that hardtail and it is ugly.
     
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    damn those frames are ugly
    i think the FR-6 only makes a pass in the looks department

    hopefully they ride better then they look
     
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    I'd be willing to bet that the Pirahna is the loudest frame on the planet. Any takers?
     
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    wow. that is gonna make lots of sounds. my lenzsport was sooo loud. thunk!
    just another single pivot. but kinda looks cool. different.
     
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    they put the top tube in upside down sheesh
     
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    ...or perhaps they really like how some of KHS's bikes look :blah:
     
  9. Jeremy R

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    I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.
     
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    ditto
     
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    Yeah, the original Piranha was a lot nicer, I had one two years ago and it rode nicely but I could never get any support from Dirtworks.
    In two years of calling and sending emails i never got a single response so I sold that frame and moved on.
    Some people never get it , it's not only about the hardware, if you can't get it serviced or looked after why would any one buy !
     
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    Yeah, she sure ain't purdy to look at......looks like they might be using the same TT on all 3 bikes.
     
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    no they didnt...

    " The top tube curves down to give you clearance needed when things go wrong. "



    So, who has racked their nads at the junction of the top tube and seat tube (effectivly an impossibility if you have a saddle on your bike..). In fact it looks like they made the tube hump up in the area that you would need the most clearance.
     
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    Nice Haro I mean M1 I mean.......
     
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    i bet it sound worse too
     
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    A 1999 M1 at that....... It doesn't look any different than the old one. The axle is still on the bottom link.........
     
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    I would ride one if the price was right and the geometry was adjusted for today's 8" fork. My old Piranha had a 15.5 bb with a 9.25 x 3 Avy :dead:.

    Other then that, I really liked the bike.
     
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    I used to have a Piranha and it was a good bike. The build quality was very impressive. The geometry was a little whack to match today's racing numbers, but still a very good bike. With an Avalanche it was a very PLUSH machine. Glad to see him back in the game. I hope things go well for him. However, that hardtail looks.... well it looks weird.
     
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    the new piranha is so ugly, if it were a flavor, it would be uglicious
     
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    soooooo ugly.... except for linkage
     
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    One potentialy good thing, with the hydroformed pieces theirs no more tube to break in two?
     
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    20mm rear hub??wtf?
     
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    Yeah, go figure .... just like on the old Pirahna , but who the hell still makes a 20mm rear hub?

    These guys are so out of touch with what's going on in DH !
     
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    My Piranha had 20mm thru axle stepped down to run a 12mm hub. The axle was from Dirtworks and was much simpler than my Yeti 20mm to 15mm/floater steup.
     
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    its not that bad really, the Piranha is mostly suffering from the same bacterial sticker infection Turners do. But that HT's toptube is ill-thought......
     
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    Sinister R9's are still like that too and people say it's alright.
     
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    I've always like the Pirahna...wasn't it one of the lightest framesets available when Karpiel DVs were popular??

    I like the tube version much better. As far as the BB height being high as one person pointed out, it would be neat to see if it could work with a 9x3 shock instead of 9.5x3.

    At least people who still have the old frame can get them refurbished now.

    edit. Dammit, I always spell Piranha badly.
     
  28. profro

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    I had a 9x3 on mine and it got real funky. I settled on a 9.25x3 from Avalanche.
     
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    Looks like a SC Jackel...sort of with that funky curved TT.
     
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    yeah everone thought mikey had a jackal.
     
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    wow i wonder what the leverage ratio on that shock must be. looks comprable to old rocky mountains
     
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    Those frames are pretty hard on the eyes. Dirtworks may be back in the game, but by the looks of those frames, it will be game over real soon...
     
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    3" stroke shock for 9" of travel...nothing extreme there.
     
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    yeah but looks are everything :rolleyes:
     
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    I've heard that RAZOR-ROCK(the oryginal 20mm rear hub maker), is getting back into the game, but that this time they're haveing their stuff made by an already established hub manufacturer, instead of trying to make it on their own!!! I hope they do bring the 20mm raer standard back to the market!:evil:
     
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    As for looks, I have always thought that the Dirt Works bikes were all ugly(and these new ones are no exception)!!! WTF is up w/the way they mate such a strong(but ugly) looking monocoque front end, to such a week bolt-on seat mast(old or new modle)?! That seat mast looks like it would snap the first time you land on the seat!!!
     
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    Mine never did...
     
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    ah the joys and perils of e-speculation.
     
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    wow...those bikes are hideous. I remember wanting a dirt works when i was growing up. I forgot what the old ones looked like but o hope it wasn't like that!