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  1. William42

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    sounds like the r9 is being replaced next year.

    who knows with what, but let me be the first to e-speculate: dw link coming to sinister bikes
     

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  2. pancho64

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    yeah which is great cuz i just decided i wanted to buy one and they just told me i cant have one cuz its being redesigned....back to the drawing board. !@#$$%!!!!!!!!!
     
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    They are coming out with a new DH bike. Similar linkage, more adjustable and slightly different geo. If you want one you better place an order, they are making the first batch in a few weeks, should be ready around june supposedly.
     
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    It'd be swell if they made the shorty a full .75" lower.
     
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    Sounds interesting - no prototype pictures floating around?
     
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    I actually have the proto PDF's, but have been sworn to secrecy! Had a chance to get a proto, too, but my cash flow is too low and they won't be ready to test until mid-late summer.

    Correction: proto will be around when Gemini2K said, think I built in the inevitable 'bike world' delay time in my answer!
     
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    Make the Regular size shorter. I really liked mine but it just felt a bit long at times and the shorty was to small. Excited to see what they bring to the table though..
     
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    I made no such oath! Want me to post 'em? :brows:
     
  9. ire

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    lets see it! Is the new bike the true 4-bar thing they were working on? With the variable wheel path
     
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    No, that's the Passion. I got a chance to check that bike out at a frame builder's symposium a few years back though, sweet bike!
     
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    I would, but Jim Mac knows where I live! :eek: :panic: :bonk:
     
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    wait...4-bar whooo hhooo no more:rimshot: brake jack:lighten:
     
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    The DW link is not going to be featured on the new Sinister DH frame


    and there are also no prototype pictures floating around because there are currently no prototypes. They are probably a big pile of tubes still at this point waiting for frank to do the magic he does.
     
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    bah if it was really coming out in june i would probably wait. but having seen industry delays a million times if they say june they really mean next june.
     
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    lol...
     
  16. EM-EFER

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    We were asked to ride the new sinisters this season and have the PDF's of the new design.
     
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    See, I find this odd. I've been hearing rumors that Frank is going to be parting ways with Sinister (from reliable sources that would be in the know on this kind of thing). And now Sinister is going to be replacing their flagship? I'm starting to wonder if this is more than just coincidence (and there may be some truth to the rumor)....
     
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    Frank is making the new frame so I'd really check your "reliable sources"

    EM-EFER- I too have that very same pdf.
     
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    I never said they were anything more than rumors asshat.


    This being the case I am going to e-speculate that this bike will be the R10 :biggrin:
     
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    He told me I was special:mad:
     
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    It seems like lots of people have this PDF, I don't know how Sinister intends to keep this design under wraps if they spammed everyone with the new design.... hell, even I have the PDF. Someone will leak it soon, guaranteed.
     
  22. Jim Mac

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    Duhhhh, the R9 is already more like 10! Get with the program, maaaaan! (and get back to the east coast!)
     
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    waiting for a leak.....
     
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    hahah you called me an asshat! that just made my day. I was just saying your reliable source might not be so reliable, but then again they could be. Ya never know.
     
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    R10?? They have to at least keep up with Intense, I e-speculate that they skip 3 numbers and go to the R12
     
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    Haha! nothing like a little RM asshattery!! :D


    Yea this is one of those ones that could go either way. A number of my friends riding R9's have ditched this year for other bikes. Oh the crazy crazy world of DH...



    And Jim Mac, kiss my grits. :panic:
     
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    R75! Measured in PINKBIKE travel inches! and a double welded together Monster T UP FRONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :weee: :rimshot: :rockout:
     
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    I just got mine built. :(
     
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    As did Bunkerchucks! Someone's loss is others gain!
     
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    wait wait wait... Long Island Bob sold the Kona and got an R9???
     
  31. Jim Mac

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    No and yes. Still has the Kona, but also bought an '07 R9, in Maalox green!
     
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    Ok 1st. There are some 08 R9's out there. Most went to dealers. We are working on a few projects. Every project is/or will be, in prototype stage only and not avail to the public. The "secret":hmm: DH for instance, was offered to the Sinister Team and satellite Teams for R&D. We expect a lot of testing before/if any version hits production, maybe 09. And yes some may have a version of a rendering/drawing. And it would NOT be cool if they were leaked. I respected you and would appreciate the respect back. Nothing is set in stone and the design has/will change if/as needed.

    And Frank IS with Sinister....100%. Who ever the "in the know" people are, don't know. They are wrong.

    The VST is coming down the road. As is a cross bike. Frank's new Trials frame, the WTF, etc. Exciting things happening at the Sinister compound.

    The new Sinister web site will be up in a week or two. All the new frames will be featured.

    I hope this cleared up some of the rumors. If anyone was any more questions and would like to by-pass e-speculation, you can call me anytime cell 978 360 5362
     
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    Thanks for the clarification!!! Good to hear from the horse's mouth.


    Oh I am so keeping your phone number. Expect drunk dials!!! :biggrin:



    Jonkranked: "HELLLOOOOOO is THIS sinistaaaaaaarrrr bikez?"
    BTF: (groggily) "uhhhh yea? isn't it like 3 in the morning?"
    me: "when is you guyz coming out wit a dh tandem?!?!?!??! LOL!!1"



    :pirate2:
     
  34. pancho64

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    hahahaha oh well. 08 R9s.....damnit i was def too late for that one
     
  35. rigidhack

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    I still want a Poison (when they get released). Since my Splinter is holding up just fine, I can wait...

    I may have the possibility to move to Squamish in which case I will likely need a full on DH bike (given that Whistler is 30mins away), so hurry up with that new frame!
     
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    huh???




    :D


    methinks the bike you are referring to is the passion...
     
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    Nah poison is the FR version of the passion
     
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    Ah werd. I seem to recall the passion was being touted as a FR bike, not a dh whip. Whatever. Regardless it's a sweet frikkin bike!
     
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    If i believe correctly the passion was/is focused more on the All Mountain/Trail bike/Light FR market.
     
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