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    Let'er Buck
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    Soul Introduction

    Thought I would post a few pics and thoughts on my new Soul Dillinger for those interested. First of all its my first hard tail as well as 29er so my experience in those areas is limited, however I am extremely happy with it. My initial intention was to get a bike that would be used when my full suspension was not needed especially for things like the Whiskey Off Road and Flagstaff Barn Burner with a lot of fire roads. So far I have been pleasantly surprised in the bikes all around capability. Bumps seem to be deadened far more than I expected and climbing has been a blast even when it gets a little rocky. My initial thoughts were how stable the bike feels and the 20 inch frame fits me very comfortably and I am about 6'1, stand over is not roomy but has enough. Right now I am giving the 1x9 a try and think it would be perfect if I could get the front ring to be a 30tooth and then get a 26 tooth cassette in the rear for steep loose climbs. But I am going to hang in with what I got for a while and see if I can build up a little extra leg strength. Chad from Soul Cycles was great to work with and it seems he takes a lot of pride and attention to detail on his bikes, plus he is local. After a hand full of rides I would say the bike is a aggressive xc bike, the geometry is a comfortable xc that gives confidence when it gets steep and holds its own in the rocks. Any thoughts or experiences are welcome.
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    "Powder River, Let 'er Buck"

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    oooh, shiny...
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    Bike porn makes me happy.

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    Nice rig; run it SS and be done with it.

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    Very Nice !

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    Nice rig. You buy it complete from Chad or just the frame?

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    It was a bit of a Franken Bike, I got the frame, fork, crank and a few little things from Chad then raided stock I had in the garage and called in a few favors from friends for the rest of the bike.
    "Powder River, Let 'er Buck"

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    Shred...it's the new drug
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    SS it!!! then you have a blingle speed!!! woop woop!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    SS it!!! then you have a blingle speed!!! woop woop!!!

    Check out the Dillinger at Cactus when you go get your bike. I helped Fishy finish it off yesterday. Thing is ridiculously light.

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    Shred...it's the new drug
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    i was drooling over it the other day...silver and blue...looks like the Detroit lions jersery, but not as sucky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    ...silver and blue...looks like the Detroit lions jersery, but not as sucky!
    Um yaaaa... Thats really not a good comparison...

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    Very nice.
    Enjoy!
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