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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by NovatoSCFR, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. NovatoSCFR

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  2. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    yea its in the thread about Euro bike.

    meh..
     
  3. frznnomad

    frznnomad Turbo Monkey

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    ughhhhh. leave it up to marine to come up with some weird stuff. ohh well if it works it works im just not a fan of marins stuff.
     
  4. WheelieMan

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    I think it's a cool design. Would be very neutral braking that's for sure.
     
  5. Ian Collins

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    not trying to be a jackass, but are you sure??....to me it doesn't look like it, but I haven't mapped it, and i'm not sure how....any smart guys wanna map this?.....there's no brake isolater, and that linkage looks funky and nonsensical, but what do i know...........
     
  6. Fulton

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    just did it quick style on sketchpad pro, it will most likely squat a bit. hard to take accurate measure ment off a computer screen though

    Bike looks good, marins are usually very high quality
     
  7. WheelieMan

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    Yeah I have mapped it. There are definitely more neutral designs out there (not to mention designs with floaters) but for a design with short links it looks very neutral.

    It's cool to see Marin finally in the dh/fr game.
     
  8. oly

    oly skin cooker for the hive

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    Finally?? Maybe the term should be BACK?? No one remembers the 10" travel SP they did a while back? A friend had one and the pivot was always so loose.
     
  9. WheelieMan

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    Oh that's right, completely forgot about that one. Let's just say this design appears more well thought out!
     
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    didn't they just license that from Ellsworth?
     
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    That thing is hideous.
     
  12. Ian Collins

    Ian Collins Turbo Monkey

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    yeah, it's about time....it's been at least 5 years or something
     
  13. nsfreeriders

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    good to see them move away from a xc range
     
  14. SuboptimusPrime

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    Saw that bike over by the Marz tent at Whistler earlier this summer and I must say it is even uglier in person...but if it works well, who cares?
     
  15. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    marin... :yawn:
     
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    I don't know. I think it's pretty cool. It does look like there may be some compression issues, i.e. wildly flucuating compression force. However, I totally dig the full seattube. Could use a bit more travel thou.
     
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    Have fun adjusting your shock kiddies.

     
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    I saw pictures of that bike. It was ugly, but I'm 99% sure that it was the first proto-type. The pictures from the show are supposedly of pre-production and the end design will be different.

    I'm looking forward to riding the production model, hopefully at Sea Otter in 2006.

    We'll see.
     
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    too expensive... :(
     
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    well atleast theres a coiler on them now and atleast its a resonable freeride bike.
     
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    looks sick to me. to bad about the horrible shock positioning. a remote dhx air (if it is made) will fix that up. looks like a fun bike.
     
  22. Grizzle

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    Marin still offers their DH frame with 10" of travel, they just do not list it in their catalog, you have to call them directly to get one. If you have questions about it, call pete at extension 105 , he always helps me out when i have to get something for my shop.