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Pretty sure i am buying this bike (a 29"er)

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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  2. dvasis

    dvasis Chimp

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    looks like the tire will hit the fork crown a little more than halfway through the travel... i didn't know that fork was 29er compatible. but i may be wrong.
     
  3. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    It won't, it is and you are...
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Sick, sad, and wrong. How much that gonna set you back?
     
  6. narlus

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    that fork is gonna be flexier than a fully boiled ramen noodle...
     
  7. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Haven't you heard? Flex is the new black. :p
     
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    Mebbe, mebbe not. That is a Maverick, not a Shiver after all...
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Make sure to take pictures of yourself (with or without the new bike) and post them ASAP!
     
  10. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I agree with that. Unless it's actually made out of steel and weighs fifteen pounds :p

    The bike looks sweet, though!
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Glorified roadbike.
     
  12. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    I'm not sure I know what that means... :think:
     
  14. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Changleen -> <- N8's post.

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    Sweet. Very Sweet.

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  16. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

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    Dont the Maverick forks come with a 24 mm Thru axle. The king will work with that. Hmmm.
     
  17. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Price of all this blingage is a under $5k.

    I can save $500 and go with a RockShox Reba fork up front but won't have the bling of the Mav.

    :dancing:
     
  18. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    why would that fork be flexy as a ramen noodle? It won't get full travel in 29er mode, but it should be stiff enough and light as hell too.
     
  19. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    If the noodle is cooked in a wok...then it should be plenty stiff.

    Sweet bike. The drool smilie is an understatement.
     
  20. JRB

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    What is wrong with 26" wheels? I dig on that fork, but think it would be better on a Moto-lite. Your bike, and you will dig it any way. Congrats. Is it in a shop? No lead time? Titus sucks for lead times.
     
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    They aren't beamed here from Tiawan afterall. :devil:
     
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    Uhm - our lead times rock compared to China stuff, but ok. It's not bikes. Lead times are cool. Lying about them is crappy. :mumble:

    *not an I hate Titus rant. I will look at a Moto-lite next. Still crappy to not be straight up. I hate when mfg tells me something will be ready, and it's not, and I have to call the customer.
     
  23. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Well, there's a reason they don't make very many inverted single crown forks. Without the added stiffness of the brake arch, it's very difficult to make the fork sufficiently stiff - especially without adding a lot of material, which will add to the weight. The Dorado SC ended up having an enormous arch for a single crown and paid a weight penalty for it, in order to get it stiff enough.

    An inverted single crown, at less than 4 pounds, with that pinner arch on it will make for a pretty flimsy fork. It may ride great, but it just isn't going to be very stiff. The Shiver SC was almost universally panned as being a pretty flexy fork, and it was up around the 5.5 lb. range.
     
  24. narlus

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    plus, a 29" fork has a longer lever, as compared to a std one.
     
  25. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I'd say about an inch and a half longer....give or take...

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  26. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    You have good taste in bikes....that thing is sexy as hell.

    I want to hear all about that fork....from someone who has ridden it :thumb:

    The Ito
     
  27. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Sweet bike, N8! You say you are "pretty sure" you're going to buy it. So when will you know for sure?

    This made me LOL!




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  28. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    its good to be the king!!!!!!

    nice looking bike!!!!!!
     
  29. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    too bling for me, if it was mine, after a month of riding all those shiny parts would be scratched, rubbed, bent, dented, scraped, etc, etc
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Well you've seen mine. Mark and MBC keep telling me to buff and shine that thing. Meh...I'm too damn lazy.
     
  31. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    What are you gonna do with that? Do you ride?
     
  32. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Sept 4th then I get a chance to check it out in person and test ride it...

    I'm *not* stosh
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    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    its for display purposes only
     
  34. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    wrong-o
     
  35. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Comments on the Mav shock from someone who rides one on a 29"er...

     
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    . He rode that bike, but he didn't win.
     
  37. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Jesse LaLonde of Madison, Wisconsin wins SSWC's on a rigid Gary Fisher RIG w/ 29" wheels...
     
  38. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    ...means nothing at all. A lot of pros run a Sid Carbon, too, and that doesn't make it a stiff fork. There are plenty of reasons that pros have for choosing their equipment, and typically, weight and sponsership are at the top of the list.

    I don't know what kind of damper the fork uses, as I haven't looked into it much, but the phenomenon the guy is describing of the damper working better when the fork is dropped to 2" mode, and thus associating it with how the fork will act in the last part of the travel of 5" mode, sounds inaccurate if it uses any kind of normal cartridge damper. How it's acting in 2" mode doesn't represent how it acts in the last 2" of the 5" mode.

    If it uses some kind of floating piston, like TPC+, it might be true, but I can't find any evidence that it does.
     
  39. narlus

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    also consider the fact that xc pros are about the size of a healthy oompa loompa, and weigh as much as a wet towel...
     
  40. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Not so - 29er forks have less travel compared to standard ones. I think 100mm is the max for 29er forks and most are 80mm. Whereas it seems like the standard mtb single crown forks are creeping into the 100mm and up range. Heck aren't many of the new 2006 Fox forks Vanilla, Talas, Float etc. coming stock as 130mm forks with the ability to add spacers to lower the travel in them in the case of the Vanilla and Float?

    BV - it may not be as stiff as a Z1 FR or some other single crown fork with an arch, but who's to say it won't be stiff enough for the intended purposes of a bike like that (which leans more towards the 29er FS race bike spectrum, if you ask me)?

    Just my two cents.