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    New Morewood Build (Mbuzi)

    Finally finished the Mbuzi build up. This is to replace my stolen Heckler. Going out to Wilder Ranch tomorrow am to shake the bugs out. Anyways...

    2009 Morewood Muzi in Medium w/DHX 5.0 Coil
    2008 Talas RC2 36
    Chris King Headset 1.5 Green
    Thomson Elite 30.9 Setback Post
    Salsa Post Clamp Green
    Specialized Rival 143 Seat
    Easton Monkey Lite Carbon Bars
    ODI Ruffian Grips
    XT Brakes, Shifters, Front and Rear Derailleurs
    Transition Temple Lite 1.5X50 Stem
    XT Crankset converted to 36/22 Double w/Bashguard
    Chris King Bottom Bracket Green
    Sunline V1 Pedals/XTR Clipless Pedals
    XTR Chain
    XT Cassette
    Chris King Hubs Green
    Mavic EN521 Rims
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35 DTC Front Tire
    Kenda Small Block Eight 2.35 DTC Rear Tire










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    Sorry for your loss, but I don't think you are going to be missing the heckler any more

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    Sweet ride!

    The green touches are especially nice.
    Speed has never killed anybody. Suddenly becoming stationary... that's what gets you.

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    Very nice. Report back tomorrow and let us know how it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubtastic
    Very nice. Report back tomorrow and let us know how it is
    It was all good. Wilder has it all. Boring fireroad climbs, technical singletrack climbs, flowy smooth singletrack runs, small drops. This thing is plush as f%ck and agile like nobodys business.

    Love the Talas, drop it down to 100mm travel and the Mbuzi climbs like a GOAT! Only thing I might like would be a drop post, but I hate the idea of adding more weight and i am not crazy about the way they look...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebnash
    Only thing I might like would be a drop post, but I hate the idea of adding more weight and i am not crazy about the way they look...
    Really? I think that the Joplin by Crankbrothers looks amazing, you might wanna take it apart and have the orange parts anodize green to match your current color work. It does weight more, but from the looks of it your not gonna mind it much with that bike. Its meant to go big and with the drop seat post it'll make it so much more fun! Have fun with your new bike and I hope that sucker that stole the heckler is burning right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2clueless
    Really? I think that the Joplin by Crankbrothers looks amazing, you might wanna take it apart and have the orange parts anodize green to match your current color work. It does weight more, but from the looks of it your not gonna mind it much with that bike. Its meant to go big and with the drop seat post it'll make it so much more fun! Have fun with your new bike and I hope that sucker that stole the heckler is burning right now.
    I hear what your saying but it seems to me they all have issues. They freeze up or have slop. Plus, I weigh 280 with gear; what's the chance one of these things will hold up with the beating I'm gonna give it.

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    Wow. Love the bike!

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    Killer! Have the 2009 white one with Makulu sticker kit. Awesome bike.
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    When I look to the West
    And my spirit is crying for leaving

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    Heres mine 15.3kgs

    wouldnt mind getting it down to 14kgs so any suggestions on how would be appreciated

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    your wheelset probably weighs 22-2400grams bet you could lose 2-400gr there

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    op: imo a double guide would make it look so much cleaner. and it a good addition to a bike that can be ridden that hard anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebnash
    It was all good. Wilder has it all. Boring fireroad climbs, technical singletrack climbs, flowy smooth singletrack runs, small drops. This thing is plush as f%ck and agile like nobodys business.

    Love the Talas, drop it down to 100mm travel and the Mbuzi climbs like a GOAT! Only thing I might like would be a drop post, but I hate the idea of adding more weight and i am not crazy about the way they look...
    Give us a heckler/mbuzi A/B report,I ride a heckler and have been eyeing out the mbuzi
    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystagg
    your wheelset probably weighs 22-2400grams bet you could lose 2-400gr there
    what wheelset would you suggest?

    and agreed with teh double ring bashie set up

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    Nice rig. Should be a bit stiffer than a Heckler, and that is a good thing
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    that's the stupidest idea this side of pinkbike.

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    Chuckie - Stans Flow with your hubs of choice, for my $ -
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=40899
    And the weight listed includes discs!
    These rims are lasting well enough in light weight dh builds so they would be fine for AM.

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    You spoiled brat!! how do u like the small block in the back?? Killer bike btw!

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    what do you think of the bike? now that you have it for some time...and what you think of the coil shock in the back? I've one to and I really don't like the dhx 4. another question what you all mbuzi users think about the head angle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weedkilla1
    Chuckie - Stans Flow with your hubs of choice, for my $ -
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=40899
    And the weight listed includes discs!
    These rims are lasting well enough in light weight dh builds so they would be fine for AM.

    The discs/hubs are a proprietary fitting though, a standard disc won't fit those. Something to keep in mind.

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    Well I ended up getting some dt swiss 1750's. Threw on some Nobby Nic's, Along with some kashima coated 36 talas, and new xtr clipless trail pedals!
    This bike is insane now!! Its the most versatile bike I have ever rode! I don't even use my Anthem x now for hard XC (with the mbuzi now just flick a switch, fork drops to 120mm for the steep climbs), and I can go hit up the local DH tracks as well!
    I have a RP23 BV on there at the moment for testing, its a med tune! Took it out yesterday and was pretty impressed, but I think I could run less psi as was running the same as the dhx air 4.
    Bike is so light at moment weighing about 13.3kgs without pedals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsalirx
    what do you think of the bike? now that you have it for some time...and what you think of the coil shock in the back? I've one to and I really don't like the dhx 4. another question what you all mbuzi users think about the head angle?
    I think its a good HA for all mountain. I have been thinking of trying one of those new cane creek headsets with the adjustable head angle, but I have a Makuku for the real steep stuff

    Anyone agree that the rp23 on this bike should be Medium tune?

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