I think it's just under 40. I'll get an accurate reading once the shop gets a digital scale in. I've only ridden it around the street so far and it petals awsome, but I'll have to give a better reveiw once spring comes.
Nice ride. You;re going to love it out on the trails. I got my 4 in the fall an had a chance to get a few runs on it. Corners beautifully and super light. I dont' know about you but I knocked about 5 lbs comming from my glory. It makes a big difference.
PS pull out that red spacer between the crown and the headset. It Throws off the balance of the bike (all your weight is on the back). Specially in the low/long setting it makes the bike turn into a huge slug. No fun and hard to get off the ground.
A 64 deg HA and 14.2 BB is very DH. What are the 4 frame options you mention? And saying it's your first fully means most people will discount what you say about it's performance. I'm just picking on your writing a bit. I've always liked the Wilsons, especially when they got slacker and lower. Air shocks are not my thing but they work great for lots of riders. Overall congrats on a sweet ride!
i've had about 4 rides on my wilson 4. they are sweet. the front DH setting makes at HUGE difference to the bb/HA - almost 1 inch lower and 2 degrees slacker. personally, i run an e13 low stack headset and slam the front end down on my WC. make sure you take up the slack in the bearings as they wear in over the first 2-3 rides. it's ridiculous how much flex/play they develop if not kept tight.
Yea i was wondering the same thing, but it seems the axel is alittle bit higher up on the lowers than in previous models. So maybe they dealt with the height issue and needed the riser crowns to clear the tire. I could be wrong tho.
thanks for the props... since building it, i've added some weight with bigger brakes (gustav front caliper + bigger rotors) and a Roco Coil... still stupidly light IMO... pivots need to be kept on top of... MSRP on frame is around C$ 2400