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    2008 Morewood Mbuzi

    New frame for 2008 from Morewood.




    From sicklines.com:

    Frame: *COMPLETELY NEW FRAME* featuring:
    1.5 CNC machined head tube- more setup possibilities
    CNC machined shock mount- refined look
    seat tube/ top tube gusset- low stand-over height, optimum seatpost position
    one piece CNC machined ISCG BB- increased strength, ease of instillation
    butted 30.9mm seat tube- light, one-piece design, readily available seatposts
    front derailleur compatible- triple/ dual chainring ready
    Swingarm- proven swingarm featuring:
    *NEW!* SPI2- simpler, refined pivot interface
    CNC machined swingarm plates
    12mm bolt thru dropouts, Al CNC machined axle- stiff, solid rear end
    one piece IS brake mount- user friendly, international standard
    replaceable CNC machined derailleur hanger- tried and tested strength and durability

    Tech:
    1.5 (120mm long) head tube
    custom drawn Al 6082 T6 tubeset
    73mm ISCG ready bottom bracket
    30.9mm one piece, butted seat tube
    34.9mm seat clamp (provided)
    34.9mm top pull/ low band front derailleur (Shimano / SRAM compatible)
    small, medium and large frame sizes
    6.2 Rear wheel travel
    7.875 x 2.25 rear shock length
    30mm x 8mm front shock-mount
    52mm x 8mm rear shock-mount
    Large sealed pivot bearings (6008 2RS C3)
    CNC machined replaceable derailleur hanger (supplied)
    IS rear brake mount

    Geometry: *based on a 550mm axle to crown fork

    Small
    Top tube 565mm
    Seat tube 400mm
    BB height +19mm
    Head Angle 67
    Chainstay length 430mm

    Medium
    Top tube 585mm
    Seat tube 440mm
    BB height +19mm
    Head Angle 67
    Chainstay length 430mm

    Large
    Top tube 610mm
    Seat tube 490mm
    BB height +19mm
    Head Angle 67
    Chainstay length 430mm

    Looks nice!

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    Awesome, lateral deflection and flex due to elevated single pivot bike with no reinforcing linkage! Pedal feedback, harshness and semi-active design due to pivot placement. Truely amazing in 2008.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    HA! Wow, don't hold back.

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    Great, another cool bike without an XL size option
    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    that's the stupidest idea this side of pinkbike.

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    Looks like a ripper !
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    Looks exactly like any other Morewood frame.Not that it's bad or anything, just a bit boring

    Marko
    I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

    Pictography

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL29er
    Great, another cool bike without an XL size option
    Great, another cool bike with a 22+ inch top tube length for the small. You got to be kidding me. I wanted this bike but ended up getting a Heckler instead. I do like the slack geometry of the Mbuzi. I just put a Fox 36 on the Heckler to slackin it out a bit.

    How tall are you? I bet a large would fit since their bikes run huge to begin with. Their smalls feel like large mediums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by problematiks
    Looks exactly like any other Morewood frame.Not that it's bad or anything, just a bit boring

    Marko

    me likes!

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    My Mbuzi

    Med Morewood Mbuzi
    Industry Nine Enduro Wheelset
    Fox 36 Float RC2
    Fox DHX Air 4.0
    Shimano SLX 22-36T 175mm Crank & Front Der
    Shimano XTR Cassette & Chain
    SRAM X0 Rear Der & Grip Shifts
    Formula Oro K24 Brakes with 180mm rotors front & rear
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35 UST front & rear
    Crank Brothers 5050XX Pedals (Not fitted yet in the pic)
    KS i900-R Seatpost
    WTB Rocket-V SLT
    Easton Havoc Mid Rise Handlebar & 50mm Stem
    Sunline Reducer Headset

    Decided on the Mbuzi over a Nomad, El Guappo, 575, Reign X and one or two others.
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    There's a feeling I get
    When I look to the West
    And my spirit is crying for leaving

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    What's that baby weigh in at with your current build?

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    Not a clue. My LBS' digital scale was on lone so I couldn't weigh it. But I'm not too bothered. Bike doesn't pedal like a heavy piece of metal. Pedals surprisingly well. Will post as soon as I know.
    There's a feeling I get
    When I look to the West
    And my spirit is crying for leaving

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