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    Soul Cycles... why don't we see more of them?

    I'm a proud owner of a Dillinger... and I've actually only seen one other Soul Cycles bike ever. Why is that? Do people nit like them, don't know about them... they aren't to expensive that's for sure. I find it strange.
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    1- They don't know about them
    2- They run them in batches and can be tough to get

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    Quote Originally Posted by dankilling View Post
    1- They don't know about them
    2- They run them in batches and can be tough to get
    But the ones that do know about them and are fortunate to own one love em!
    (wish more were as educated)

    I owned one, but sold it..wish I hadn't but it found a good home.

    Besides, I am expecting a Lynskey Pro29 SL in the next couple days so I doubt it would have seen much trail time anyways.
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    I just finished up building up a rigid ss Dillinger.

    Love it so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubdryver View Post
    But the ones that do know about them and are fortunate to own one love em!
    (wish more were as educated)

    I owned one, but sold it..wish I hadn't but it found a good home.

    Besides, I am expecting a Lynskey Pro29 SL in the next couple days so I doubt it would have seen much trail time anyways.
    Which generation did you own? I got mine off a guy from TX... 1st gen, was mint condition... looked like it had barely been ridden. Total stroke of luck.

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    Mine was a Gen. 4 Brushed. I sold it to another local rider that really likes it as well.

    Great value because all the tubing is Easton Extra-Lite 7005 aluminum. Its pretty damn good quality.

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    For me it is the head angle, top tube, and EBB that would keep me away from that frame.

    Price is right, but geo is not right for me.

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    They're local to me and my buddy has a Dillinger. He loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S:Drive View Post
    For me it is the head angle, top tube, and EBB that would keep me away from that frame.

    Price is right, but geo is not right for me.
    For me the Dillinger, as an SS, is a perfect training tool.... Geometry is just so close to my MootoX YBB.

    Identical TT and wheelbase, BB drops are very close. Head angle is steeper on the SC by 0.5 degrees. The differences in handling are virtually unnoticeable. Obviously the Moots is more comfortable But for $500, the Soul is hard to beat... I've never had a peep out of the EBB, so I cant complain about that at all.
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    Love my Dillinger great bike with great looks and price what more can you ask for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h2otaco View Post
    For me the Dillinger, as an SS, is a perfect training tool.... Geometry is just so close to my MootoX YBB.

    Identical TT and wheelbase, BB drops are very close. Head angle is steeper on the SC by 0.5 degrees. The differences in handling are virtually unnoticeable. Obviously the Moots is more comfortable But for $500, the Soul is hard to beat... I've never had a peep out of the EBB, so I cant complain about that at all.
    I am glad it works for you, but I am a little particular about the things I like.

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    Wow. First time I ever took a good look at that frame. Very nice.

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    I had a Hooligan and then a Dillinger, both were great bikes and very good value indeed!


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    have been riding my Dillinger for a couple of seasons already, love that bike! got it as a gift from a couple of friends and the gf, it's the gift that keeps on giving. i believe there is a pic thread of Dillingers around here somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by S:Drive View Post
    I am glad it works for you, but I am a little particular about the things I like.
    I am also particular about the things you like... I DEMAND THAT YOU LIKE THE DILLINGER... RIGHT NOW... LIKE IT!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2otaco View Post
    I am also particular about the things you like... I DEMAND THAT YOU LIKE THE DILLINGER... RIGHT NOW... LIKE IT!!!!!
    Hahaha seriously.

    I've had 2 Dillingers, the first one lasted about a year and a half and a crack developed where at the st/ht junction. I was using the stock collar and an aluminum post with plenty of clearance on the seatpost, Chad replaced it no problem because it was still within the 2 year warranty period. It took a couple weeks because they don't seem to have a constant supply of frames, but they set a frame from the new shipment aside for me and shipped it right away. I was kind of bummed I had to wait for a new batch, but he was always in touch and kept me posted. I've had my new frame for about a month and I love it (same geo but it's raw now, beautiful). It's a great value, and rides really nice. Good riding frames are a dime a dozen, but the customer service has been consistently awesome so that is definitely value-added to a great product. Most people I've read about dealing with Soul have had a similar experience in regards to customer service, and that's hard to compete with unfortunately.

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    Here's mine.
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    The Dillinger rides super-nice for an aluminum frame - proof that it's more than just a question of material choice!

    Speaking of which, I'm waiting on their Ti forks!

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    way way way under-rated bikes. i think we sold at least 15 of them here in the Philippines. don't see enough of them on the trail though. its a shame people don't know what they're missing.

    I currently own several bikes but my SS Rigid Dill is still my default option. love it!
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    I just received my new raw frame this week. Time to build! I got it as loved the geometry, build quality and price. I have never seen one before. Researched on the net and found nothing but great reviews. Going to be a sweet single speed.

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    I have a couple Souls, great bikes



    [Edit] The last one is obviously not a Soul
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    Quote Originally Posted by agu View Post
    The Dillinger rides super-nice for an aluminum frame - proof that it's more than just a question of material choice!

    Speaking of which, I'm waiting on their Ti forks!
    I want one of these too!

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    love mine, been on it a few season. Have done a couple singlespeed 12hr races on it, one of which was full rigid using their color match steel fork.

    My current configuration with gears, waiting for my knee to heal up from its wreak. 1x9 mode w/ sram x9

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm374 View Post
    ...the first one lasted about a year and a half and a crack developed where at the st/ht junction.
    Cracked at the seat tube/head tube junction? Must have been an odd handling bike. Shortest ETT evar!
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    Are they still coming out with a F/S 29er? I think it was supposed to be called the Digital...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Are they still coming out with a F/S 29er? I think it was supposed to be called the Digital...
    Never heard of that. I know they are soon going into production on the Analog... but it's a 26er AM bike.

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    Analog testing is done and it should be in production soon although I can't speak for Chad...



    The Digital will be the 29er version of the Analog.

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    nice! The Digital / Analog looks promising!

    any word about the Ti forks? hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador View Post
    Cracked at the seat tube/head tube junction? Must have been an odd handling bike. Shortest ETT evar!
    Haha oops! Good catch, I mean ST/TT. My bad, still love the Dil!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agu View Post
    nice! The Digital / Analog looks promising!

    any word about the Ti forks? hehe
    The Analog rides great. It's a perfect example of what I consider a "new school" AM bike, slack head angle for descending with a good seat angle for climbing. Paired with the Hammerschmidt, it makes a good do it all rig. The 29er version should be awesome.

    As for the Ti forks, I have no idea where that stands, I just know that the first proto was a bit noodley

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    I raced a Dillinger for a year and then sold it to a friend. My only complaint is that they don't make one bigger than a 20". Even though it was too small for me, I still really liked the feel of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2otaco View Post
    Never heard of that. I know they are soon going into production on the Analog... but it's a 26er AM bike.
    This bike was originally called the Vegas and was going to come out in both 26" and 29er. At some point the name changed and became Analog (for 26") and Digital (for 29er). At one point in time their blog had some info on the Digital but now you can't find anything. Guess they decided to scrap the project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    This bike was originally called the Vegas and was going to come out in both 26" and 29er. At some point the name changed and became Analog (for 26") and Digital (for 29er). At one point in time their blog had some info on the Digital but now you can't find anything. Guess they decided to scrap the project.
    Trust me, having both the Analog and Vegas prototypes sitting in my shop (notice the black bike in the first picture I posted), the Digital hasn't been scraped.

    Chad had a setback in timing because he had to switch manufacturers at the end of last year and has been ramping up production with the new factory with the current frames like the Dillinger before any new models can be introduced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleHands View Post
    Trust me, having both the Analog and Vegas prototypes sitting in my shop (notice the black bike in the first picture I posted), the Digital hasn't been scraped.

    Chad had a setback in timing because he had to switch manufacturers at the end of last year and has been ramping up production with the new factory with the current frames like the Dillinger before any new models can be introduced.
    That's great news! Thanks for the update. Looking forward to seeing the new stuff.

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    super stoked on my dillinger...currently looking for a suspension fork and a 1x10 setup to turn the rigid SS into a trail slayer! Stoked on that Digital, that will be my first FS 29r...Stoked to be riding an AZ bike built for AZ trails in AZ...

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    Soul Cycles... why don't we see more of them?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1334319658.635358.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob View Post
    super stoked on my dillinger...currently looking for a suspension fork and a 1x10 setup to turn the rigid SS into a trail slayer! Stoked on that Digital, that will be my first FS 29r...Stoked to be riding an AZ bike built for AZ trails in AZ...
    Take a look at the new Manitou Tower Pro. Last years model has served me well, better damping and stiffer than my SID. The new one is pretty damn light to boot.

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    Anyone have a medium 18 in dillinger for sale? I need one.

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