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    My New Rook has the Blues!





    I'm in the process of finishing my new Rook.I need to run some cables and get a chain.I decided to run it 2x9.I'm impressed with the bike so far.The fit is dead on.I'll finish and give a full report.The Blue frame is 35% faster than the red one.I can't wait to try it out.

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    Looks great. I like it better than the red....

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    Is that a 2009 color?
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    Looks fast! Great set up.

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    Limited Edition. It's the first in the US.

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    Sweet!

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    Sweet looker. Funny how the photo makes the head angle look steeper than the seat angle.

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    Wow I dig it and I LOVED my old Rook with the orangish/red scheme. Astrix is top notch and a hell of a deal too. Congrads!
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    Thanks for the compliments! I can't wait to get her in the mountains of Indiana!

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    Sweet! wheres your small chainring hehe.

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    That is SAWEET. Now I miss my old Rook.....

    The Blue with the nice panels is a great look. Astrix's frame finish was top notch if you ask me....how'd you source this one?

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    I'm running a 36/22 that's all of the gear ing I'll need. I run a 11/32 in the back.

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    The GREEN one is even 22.7% faster.



    Awesome looking rook there. Nice work!
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    Timo - I'll take one blue one like the above, with the sliders like you've got.
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    That Rook is a beauty. Nice Job

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    Timo - I'll take one blue one like the above, with the sliders like you've got.
    I would have to agree with that statement...although I do like my electronic kelp.

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    love the blue. lose the red decals on the Reba?
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    That blue one is hot!! I think my orange one is too! I couldn’t find a good picture of the green one . .

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    WOW your new Rook looks GREAT!!!! I do really like that blue.
    GreenLightGo's Rook was my inspiration to build my own. Its kinda cool seeing all these Rooks pictured all in one thread.... Now get that chain and go out and ride, the Rook will become your favorite bike you have ever riden. Love mine so much, now all I want is a Monk now. Ryan and Diana at Astrix do a great job, in an industry that I think has lost the definition of customer service.
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    Hey 29erPilot is that a large? How tall are you, and what length stem are you using?
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    Yes it's a Large.I'm 6'4 with 32 inseem.I have a 110 0 deg on there but might switch to a 100.I need to ride it more and find the right length.I second the fact that Astrix has a top notch group of people running it.I give them 10/10 for customer service!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb4photo
    WOW your new Rook looks GREAT!!!! I do really like that blue.
    GreenLightGo's Rook was my inspiration to build my own. Its kinda cool seeing all these Rooks pictured all in one thread.... Now get that chain and go out and ride, the Rook will become your favorite bike you have ever riden. Love mine so much, now all I want is a Monk now. Ryan and Diana at Astrix do a great job, in an industry that I think has lost the definition of customer service.
    I see yours is on the front page of Astrix's website now.
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    Nicely done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    I see yours is on the front page of Astrix's website now.

    Hey GreenLightGo,
    I know that you had the honor of having your bike up there for a long time, sorry to bump you... It was really cool when Ryan asked if he could use my photo on his web site. But something tells me when he gets a good picture of that blue one it will find its way to the front page.
    Do you regret selling yours? Or has the Sultan made you forget about it?
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    ok so im not really into blue but yours is the ****....uber nice...

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    I think that bike would look great in British Racing Green...with those white stripes....oh man!

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    All of these Rooks look sweet! The red rigid one

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    I expected to have a good shot of my rook. With my limited photographic skills, I’ve come to realize just how unrealistic that
    expectation was. Uh, its an orange one..
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    My orange one isn't as young as she once was, but she's got personality. Plus, she like to travel
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    Doughboy - great photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cb4photo
    Hey GreenLightGo,
    I know that you had the honor of having your bike up there for a long time, sorry to bump you... It was really cool when Ryan asked if he could use my photo on his web site. But something tells me when he gets a good picture of that blue one it will find its way to the front page.
    Do you regret selling yours? Or has the Sultan made you forget about it?
    No worries - things change and he needs to keep his sight fresh, it was bound to happen eventually.

    I don't regret selling it (though my son is rapidly growing into that size bike and it would have been nice to hand down) - I needed the Sultan for my back health. Fond memories though - my first 29er. Always will have a an affinity for Astrix based on my experience and the performance.
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    Well I've been riding the Rook for a few months and LOVE it! I'm not sure why in techy terms,but it just works for me.I rode Browm County for 4 hrs yesterday and had a smile on my face the whole time.This bike felt better than any bike I've ridden so far.It handled like a sports car on the twisty downhill sections.When you find something that works for you,stick with it.I've given up on all of the new stuff and will stick with my Rook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erPilot
    When you find something that works for you,stick with it.I've given up on all of the new stuff and will stick with my Rook.
    That must be a good feeling! I wish I could get there. I'm close...

    Congrats and keep rockin the Rook, it looks so sweet!

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    I haven't seen any Rook updates in awhile. How are you guys doing withyours?

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    My Rook got to come on vacation with me. It was a water-ski vacation but I asked René if I could ditch for a morning to ride. Lake Norman State park offered a killer ride. Not epic but still 15-ish miles of fast single track to top off the week. Dam, I am a lucky man.

    I have not had the Hi-Fi29 out since the rook was built. I am thinking about making the rook into a road friendly ride, (but that will break my heart) so I aml trying to score a used Cyclocross bike first..

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    I'm still luv'n mine!.I plan on upgrading drivetrain this winter.

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    I don't have a Rook...yet. I've been riding my Monk for about 6 months now and absolutely love it. I have a GF Supercaliber 29 set up 3x9 rigid all the way and like that too but am wanting to try the Rook. Maybe could set it up with an older Marzocchi 85mm fork I have in the closet. The Monk rides like a Cadillac mated to a Jeep. I'm thinking the lighter Rook might mate that jeep to a Porche.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erPilot


    Thanks for the compliments! I can't wait to get her in the mountains of Indiana!

    Guessing you mean the "mountains" of Brown County? Will the Rook see any snow? I've been riding weekly down here. Looks awesome btw!
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