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    Tease for the Fisher/Carbon Fans

    I just received a Fisher Superfly 29 hardtail the other day. Also received a special Rock Shox Reba 29 fork with the G2 offset for it as well. Built it with standard team fare- X.0, Ultimates, Bonty RXL wheels, crank (38/26t), RXXXL stem, bar, Crank Brother's 4Ti 'beaters and Bonty Dry X tyres.

    Size XL- under 23 lbs. Frame is 3 lbs. even with seat collar (no headset)

    I know- pics to follow with ride report. I will tell you know, it accelerates like nothing else and wheelies very easily. I am having to learn to ride a 29er again. It is very quick handling on the front end- more like a good 26 hardtail- no laziness.

    Pics below.

    Matto
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    I need a G2 Reba! When can regular folks get them??? Can old one be converted???

    Oh yeah, the bike sounds great. But without pictures, this kinda sucks...

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    regular folks, buy the whole bike.

    Converted? nope. Different lower and crow-steerer
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    regular folks, buy the whole bike.

    Converted? nope. Different lower and crow-steerer
    I don't think I want the whole bike (or can afford). Even if I did buy one of the new Fisher's, then my poor back-up bike would need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    I don't think I want the whole bike (or can afford). Even if I did buy one of the new Fisher's, then my poor back-up bike would need one.
    you could do like cannondale owners do when they want just the lefty fork: buy the cheapest bike with the fork you want, part it out and sell, keeping the fork. parting out separate bike parts usually nets you more cash than selling things together and some people have been known to get a free fork or even come out ahead when all is said and done. in any case, whatever you dont make back from selling the rest of the bike is how much you paid for the fork. the downside: its a hassle to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdenn
    you could do like cannondale owners do when they want just the lefty fork: buy the cheapest bike with the fork you want, part it out and sell, keeping the fork. parting out separate bike parts usually nets you more cash than selling things together and some people have been known to get a free fork or even come out ahead when all is said and done. in any case, whatever you dont make back from selling the rest of the bike is how much you paid for the fork. the downside: its a hassle to sell.
    All very true and valid points. The down side is, I have a grage full of stuff I should have sold long ago. I don't have any track record of selling parts.

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    The problem with these long offset forks may be that the frame are specially made for them. So buyer of your frame also needs a fork like it, and can;t get one too easily. Maybe Manitou will come to the resque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    The problem with these long offset forks may be that the frame are specially made for them. So buyer of your frame also needs a fork like it, and can;t get one too easily. Maybe Manitou will come to the resque.
    oops, good point. i completely overlooked that, as cannondales work fine with regular forks (though you wouldnt know it from the outcry over the new non-lefty prophets)...

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    We want to see your Matt O'bilt - will teambikes have Rebas and not Fox forks ???

    It's got to be AUSTRIA !!!

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    At least for now, the team is sponsored by RockShox/Avid/Sram from what I understand. So no fox fork. Even has a RS sticker on teh fox shock unitl RS has the correct size for the HiFi 29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    All very true and valid points. The down side is, I have a grage full of stuff I should have sold long ago. I don't have any track record of selling parts.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    All very true and valid points. The down side is, I have a grage full of stuff I should have sold long ago. I don't have any track record of selling parts.
    Take it to an Ebay store. You'll lose a little money not doing it yourself, but it'll get done.

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    Ok Pics!!!

    Team will use Rock Shox Reba's, not Fox.
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    Clearance for 2.2's, no problem

    Have had no rub with 2.2's on the bike. Frame is nice and stiff- don't notice any flexing in the back.
    I think I will race it tomorrow. Should be fun.

    Matto
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    what were those carbon proto rebas that were sposed to be on jhk's bike at the nationals, you hinted at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by realbiker
    We want to see your Matt O'bilt - will teambikes have Rebas and not Fox forks ???

    Is that a crack in front of the weld on the swing arm?
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    Sorry, never hinted at any Carbon 29 Reba's, we did have some proto 26" forks we used however. Sorry for any confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quasi
    Is that a crack in front of the weld on the swing arm?
    Nope

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    Sticker

    Hey Matt,
    Could I have one of your stickers please?

    Would be fun to see if anyone notices at the WORS races..

    Which rear shock are you using on your supercal?

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    Retail Pricing

    Does anyone know what the retail price of these will be when they are actually available?

    A more in depth ride review will be greatly appreciated for those of us who are mere mortals and can't get factory stuff.

    Does anyone know if this fox fork should be easily converted to 100 mm?

    Thanks.

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    Matto,
    Are you guys running road triples with the 38/26 combo? I'm currently running a RXL road triple with 39/24 and haven't seen anyone else with this set-up.
    Thanks,
    -Sean

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    Looks like the standard 4 bolt pattern to me. Works well. Truvativ makes a 38 middle ring for there touring crank. Probably using that.

    Sean, How does the 24/39 combo work? I've kept mine to a 24/36 4 bolt mtb rings and it is working well.

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    I set-up a 24/39 because I never used my 44 tooth. Its great. 39 x 11 is plenty fast, 24 x 34 is plenty slow.
    -Sean

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    I have yet to even use my 36 x 11, much less the 44 when I first got my 29er. I was wondering how you liked the big-ish jump between front rings for mtbing. guess I should have been clearer. I run 24/36 on both my HT and FS with an 11-34 on my FS and 11-32 on my HT.

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    The jump is not an issue. Its similar to some road compacts doing a 50 - 34, and this is one less tooth. Smooth as a baby's bum, yo.
    -Sean
    Last edited by sean350; 08-20-2007 at 09:43 AM.

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