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What I.H. is this, Type 6?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Salami, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Salami

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    I wish they made a 7point w/o that curved tt.
     
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    It looks like the seat tube is machined/bridged like a Sunday. That would've been my guess.

    toby
     
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    Damn, did you read my first post? Or do you need eyeglasses, look behind the Manitou fork. :nuts: DHX Air!!
     
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    It looks like it MAY be machined but I can't tell for sure. I can tell you this, the brace the connects the seat tube the top tube is different than the Sunday. The rear triangle is definitely not from a Sunday, notice the chainstays are way too small and don't appear to have the rectangle shape or through axle. Also look at the lower link, you can see where it attaches to the frame outside the seat tube. The lower link is hidden in the machined area of the seat tube/BB junction on the Sunday.

    No it ain't no Sunday unless it the custom-one off that was built for Sea Otter (Sam Hill's I think).
     
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    in the trees Turbo Monkey

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    What's the deal with the Type 6? What's its designated use (once it is available)? Does 'Type 6" hint at 6" travle or just a model name designation? You've got me curious. More info (or rumors), please.

    toby
     
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    It is a prototype 6 inch dh race bike for Sam Hill. It got out of production late and now just sits in Weagles garage. It has the maxle rear axle system and is realy light. They are toying with the idea of making but are not really giving it much thought.
     
  10. dw

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    That dude pretty much has it right. There are 3 of them in the world, this particular bike was supposed to debut at Sea Otter last year, but thanks to late delivery showed up about 3 weeks late. Rock Shox built a custom 6" Air boxxer for it that went to another team's rider after the bike didn't show. Too bad but what do you do, right? Sam and I were bummed.

    The bike is designed to have all fo the same ergonomics as the Sunday, just less travel, lighter and lower. With the stock 06 Boxxer ride on there it weighs 34.5 lbs. With that Air Boxxer and full race kit, I'm thinking high 32s is attainable.

    You will see more on this bike in the future, magazines and riders were all over it. Based on the strong response, this bike may actually have a production future I am told. I think it all depends on how many more e-mails and calls Iron Horse gets on it. Not really my area though, I'm just speculating.

    Dave
     
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    Why even lower BB?
     
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    dw Wiffle Ball ninja

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    less travel allows it
     
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    so courses it could be used for? other than Sea Otter...especially now that Big Bear is history?
     
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    It's a Sunday Team
     
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    very intersted this bike sounds right up my alley!
     
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    I've seen you ride bro...6 inches is not enough travel to help your style.... :love: :love: :nuts:
     
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    6" bikes with DH geometry rule. While they don't plow through boulders too well, they fly over or bounce over them really well. And in the tight stuff, they are a lot quicker, especially when you need to pedal. For riders with a BMX backgroung, they're right on the money. It sounds a lot like a long Enduro SX Trail with a low axle to crown 6" fork. Or kinda like a lower and slacker Nomad. Just stronger and stiffer, hopefully.
     
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    Yea, I just got an Enduro SX trail and love it so far. It descends like a downhill bike but more funnerer. You just pop over stuff instead of plowing through it.

    Can still climb the thing pretty good too. The sx is still a bit too heavy though. And the 66 fork is way too tall (changing for '06!).

    If I could get the weight down to ~33 pounds, lower fork (i.e. lower bike) it would be some crazy fun good times.
     
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    If it's front derailleur compatible that'd be the perfect Do-everything bike for where I live. We have tons of DH trails but you have to climb to get to them, so a bike that have DH geo but can still be climbed....
    :drool:
     
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    it's not f der compatable,but the real type 6, which is due out mid summer 06, is.It will most likely be a all mtn/light fr type bike i think. They had a proto of that there too.
     
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    damn! ouch! :eviltongu even if it looks cool? you know kliquor taught me that with his 90 flashy helmets and matching attire.

    I got a gut to drag me down the hill now too so watch out! :nuts:

    I was gonna use it as a trail bike.