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    I removed the shock and measured i2i on the frame fully extended and it was roughly 185mm, that's a big difference between that and a 165mm shock?
    Has anyone tried a 184mm shock?
    I'm worried about running a 165mm shock and being too slack?
    Anyone else measured there frame i2i?

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    Quote Originally Posted by two-one View Post
    Could you make some pictures of the (disassembled) suspension pivots if possible? I'd like to know if there is any way to put a delrin bushing in there.
    Second on additional pics of the pivots if possible. Some of the discussions about the pivots have me concerned.

    I'm tempted to order one of these for the price to get me through the season till I can splurge for a carbon Tallboy build. I have a shock of my broken canzo which has the same eye to eye and should be close on the tune which should work. If they would offer a shock mount kit I'd prob give it a try but I don't want to deal with scrounging for parts to make the bike usable.

    Doesn't seem like many have bought or had much to say about this frame...

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    If you look at my previous posts it's not such a big deal

    I agree the lack of shock hardware is really annoying. I should probably talk to the folks at ICAN about it.

    That said, the shock hardware isn't such a big deal. Two off the shelf hardware kits from UniversalCycles.com a couple of m8 socket head bolts an m8 lock nut and something to hold the lower bolt. If you ask nicely for $10 plus shipping I'll make you one. I wish I had stainless steel then I could try anodizing.

    I really wish I had a lathe then I could be cranking these things out. I bet if someone knew what they were called we could find them online, or see if you can find a bike with m8 shock mounts and see what they used. I'm guessing something from Intense or Fisher would probably work.

    Eric loves his dually and is working hard to lighten it. The weight to dollar ratio of this frame is hard to ignore especially if you have a shock laying around.

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    I used the kit from a yetti, its the same as ones from my Gary fisher 292 if that helps

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    Thanks for the replies regarding the hardware. That and the pivots have me concerned. In the past budget options generally end up being more of a headache and causing more problems than money saved so I'm def hesitating. Although at $800 shipped with a headset and having a shock that should work makes it tough to pass up, I could swing a new road frame and single speed frame too for that price...

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    If you go to www . Flyxii . Com its only $700 posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwsurfbum View Post
    If you go to www . Flyxii . Com its only $700 posted
    There website doesn't seem to want to open for me right now. I'll have to try again later. I was quoted $700 for the frame, $15 for the headset and $85 for shipping from Hungfu.

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    I'll pm you the link. As im a newbie it won't let me post links yet

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    Sorry it won't let me pm yet either! Lol

    if you do manage to get on to the site, go to bike parts, mtb frames, 2nd page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwsurfbum View Post
    Sorry it won't let me pm yet either! Lol

    if you do manage to get on to the site, go to bike parts, mtb frames, 2nd page.
    Page is working now. I'm going to assume it's going to be pretty much all the same pricing and details as hungfu but I'll email them too. Thanks!

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    It was $700 delivered inc headset to the UK

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    OK i have measured my shock again

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    i also got hold of a 165mm shock. has anyone else checked their i2i yet?

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    Right so today i was going to try a 184mm shock, but did get to try a few other things.
    First off measured again the i2i

    picked up a 165mm shock off a friend, as thats what you lot are using.


    before swapping them over i measured the head angle, 75'
    so i put the 165mm shock on.

    so not only does it have to move quite a long way in (so loosing travel) it decreases the head angle by 5'

    So i'm going to order the Monarch 184mm shock

    In the mean time i took some photos in the snow.




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    75 degrees headtube angle? Thats a bit excessive, isn't it? I'd stick with the 165 shock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwsurfbum View Post
    It was $700 delivered inc headset to the UK
    So do their prices listed include shipping? I did email them but didn't hear anything back from them yet. If it can get it for $700 delivered I might just have to give it a try.

    Your build looks good. How did you fair out with the shock mounting?

    I agree with the 75 degree head angle being a bit much. Any ride comparison with the 165mm and 184mm? What are your thoughts on the build overall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by finny1999 View Post
    So do their prices listed include shipping? I did email them but didn't hear anything back from them yet. If it can get it for $700 delivered I might just have to give it a try.

    Your build looks good. How did you fair out with the shock mounting?

    I agree with the 75 degree head angle being a bit much. Any ride comparison with the 165mm and 184mm? What are your thoughts on the build overall?
    yes the prices include shipping.

    It bugged me that much about the head angle, just went out to the shed.
    Right measured it on the sanctions at 72' with the longer shock. so withe the 184 I would guestimate at 71' ish??

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    Sorry. The shock mounting is easy, normal 8mm Allen headed bolts and 20mm fixxings

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    Thanks for the info and updates. Looks like if I can't find a decent deal on a Tallboy over the next few weeks I'll order one of these to get me by.

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    After todays ride in the snow we managed to weigh all our bikes. So Inc 2.4 big ass mountain kings (with tubes) V8 pedals and light fittings it comes in at

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    Are the headtubes on these tapered or stright 1 1/8th?

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    tapered

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    Sorry for the noobish questions but im new to full suspension biked and am wanting to build one off this frame. Will a 2x7.5 fox rear shock work with this bike?

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    No thats too long, thats what i'm using until i get my new one.

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    so i'm guessing a 6.5 is what i should be looking for?

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