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    I think I have about the same measurements as you Sov. I'm 5'7 and around a 30/31" inseam.

    On my V1 Spitfire I've always used a 50mm stem. Who makes the 45mm stem? I plan on swapping over all the current parts to the new frame, stem included (minus the shock and lower headset cup).

    I guess it shouldn't be a big problem if the reach is only 23mm longer on the V2.

    This is my only bike, so picking between tight trails or higher speed ones is sort of a moot point. I ride everything on this bike and pretty much through myself down the hills on it as if it were my downhill bike.

    I guess if it comes down to it with the medium frame, I can always scoot my seat forward a bit and swap out the stem for a 40mm or 45mm one.

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    Now I have finally put my V2 together, what an awesome bike!

    I really like the CCDB Air and how every small adjustment is noticeable
    The settings is 4 clicks of LSC and 3 clicks of LSR as I read in this thread, thanks for posting useful settings, works great!

    As it is now with a 150 mm Revelation and the internal headset-cup it is a bit low, so I cannot run it in the lowest setting too much rock on my trails...
    I plan on using a external lower cup for even more awesomness in the future.

    2013 Spitfire-awesomev2.jpg

    Weight is appr 13 kg with pedals according to my probably inaccurate scale

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    how do I choose the proper dropper seat post length?
    I want to order the KS LEV
    In 125mm /5” travel
    In the KS site, I see they have it in: 385mm / 125mm
    Does the 385mm size is with the 125mm travel or without?...

    Thanks

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    Saruti, 385 should be the seatpost in the longest setting, i.e. the shortest will be 385-125 = 260 mm

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    thanks
    any one here 170m high with Medium frame using the KS ?
    what length do you use?

    thanks

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    Note: useful length is 260 to 385 mm minus the insert length of course

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    What tunes on the shocks are supposed to be run on this frame?

    2012 Fox Float rp23 kashima 7.875 X 2.25 - Pinkbike

    Would that shock work out?

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    looks like you are holding a bolt of lightning

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    Last edited by coocoomike; 05-16-2013 at 09:24 AM.

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    I had the same issue same guide, i cut a bit off the bottom curve of the boomerang vertically to just clear the bottom slider left side screws. Then i slotted out the bottom isg mount on the guide to clock it further anticlockwise but then the right hand allen screw doesnt align so i only use two screws to mount it. (hope that makes sense)
    I was really annoyed as i didnt want to modify chain guide.
    Anyway it does work ok except the chain rubs the top guide when in the 32&36 rear gear. Not ideal, it still only just clears bottom chain stay and chain still slaps that area because it is only millimeters away.
    I recon the 34,36T guide would work ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saruti View Post
    hi guys
    I've ordered a 2014 spitfire frame. blue, medium, 142x12.
    thanks
    Are 2014's available? When are you expecting to take delivery?

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    the 2014 will arrive in August

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    size....

    hi guys
    the more I think about it, it looks like maybe I'll be better ordering a small frame...
    it looks like the geo of the small spitfire is more like the medium MKIII I have now.
    I'm 1,70cm. and using short 40mm stem on my bike now.Name:  MKIII2007.png
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    what do you think?

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    Sizing is very much based on personal Preference ...
    I´m 180/181 cm Tall and switched from a M to a L Spitfire. M was really good, but the large is that little Tad better on long Days in the Saddle. I know some german Riders, all 172 or 173 cm Tall, all going with a medium Spitfire and shorter Stem.
    Depends on how you like to sit on the Bike, as the Reach (Standing on Pedals and Body moving over the Bike) changes on every single Obstacle ...

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    I built my v2 (warranty upgrade from a v1)up yesterday and got a 15 mile ride on it today. Overall, I'm really happy with the bike so far...I like the geometry, the bike feels better the fast you push it, and it just feels much, much smoother than my v1. Assuming the pivot wear issues are all sorted out with this new design, I can see hanging on to this bike for a long while.


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    Wow... that is one of the nicest spitfires I have ever seen!

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    nice
    what size?

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    Thanks for the compliments! It is a medium and while it is a bit heavier than my old el guapo, it does seem to pedal like it weighs a bit less. I plan on getting on a scale soon to see exactly how much it weighs bit my guess in the 29 lb range.

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    How tall are you?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by saruti View Post
    the 2014 will arrive in August
    Thats intrigue!

    could you please share som info on that?
    changes, colors, anything?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saruti View Post
    How tall are you?

    thanks
    I'm 5'9/10 with a bit of a longer torso and shorter legs and medium fits great.

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    Here is my freshly built, 650b spitfire. Two short rides on it over the weekend as a shakedown and I'm very happy with it. I can't wait to get up to some proper trails in a weeks time! I spoke to the Gamut guys and sorted out that their p30 vpp guide will work, it fits and is working well so far.
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    When I got my V1 Spitfire I had been testing a >12 kg Transition Bandit for some weeks and my 13,5 kg Spitty just pedalled so much better it was hard to believe it was much heavier.
    I think people only know how well a Banshee pedals after trying one. Never tried the KS link though...

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    2013 Spitfire-spitfire-2014.jpghere are the 2014 spitfires

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    Quote Originally Posted by saruti View Post
    here are the 2014 spitfires
    damn, no green again! and that blue is even worse than red, on my side..

    'll take red one, eek

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