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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    My M, raw frame with shock and 135x10mm dropouts was 7.9lbs.
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    I prefer the Hans Dampf in the front to the FR3. FR3 knobs don't have enough support and roll under side load.

    Best front tire for me is the WTB dissent, if it wasn't 1.4 Kg !
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    The Dampf is undoubtedly an awesome tire but I shredded it to a pile of rubbish in only a few hundred miles. For that kind of $$$ I expected much longer life! My FR3 praise is based on price, longevity, performance, etc. I'll admit that shear traction vs traction, Dampf wins Every other category...

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    First opportunity to post a pic of mine (travel safe!).


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    Beatiful !!!
    Is it medium size ?

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    Guessing you've only just received it and haven't had time to strip it yet

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    Guess you can't help me out on this one. Are the decals under the clearcoat?

    Thinking black ano, black stickers saying banshee only. I'd say anodized frames don't need clearcoating. Anyways, distributor here has cheaper pricing on raw frame, which has too many decals for my likings anyway. So, can you just peel them off?

    Fot those who have ridden the fox CTD, how does it fare? Worth keeping or plan imediate upgrade to better air shock (monarch or ccdb, even BOS)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Guessing you've only just received it and haven't had time to strip it yet
    Actually, that was sitting in The Barn...it shipped two days ago


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    Decals are clear coated on. No removing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    Decals are clear coated on. No removing them.
    That is not what Banshee told me originally. They said they are a heat transfer, but would require a pressure washer to remove.


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    Have to agree with JNC, when asked they said they were heat transferred on, over the clear coat. Let's hope that's still true and they can be removed by those who wish.

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    Decals are clear coated on. No removing them.
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    That is not what Banshee told me originally. They said they are a heat transfer, but would require a pressure washer to remove.
    So you should have it built by Friday night latest then You dump the Turner yet, or waiting to see how the Prime performs first?
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    Actually, that was sitting in The Barn...it shipped two days ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    That is not what Banshee told me originally. They said they are a heat transfer, but would require a pressure washer to remove.
    I think that may be the case for the black ano frames only?

    Either way I am stoked to see your build JNC!

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    So is the yellow then painted or ano finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    You dump the Turner yet, or waiting to see how the Prime performs first?
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    So how well the production version pedals?

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    You know what would be very cool, if one of the testers also got one of the production versions and could report back how they compare, what the improvements did etc Now I'm sure one of the Pros who tested the protos or pre-productions will get to do this, but I'm talking one of the avg Joes, you know, a rider like all of us here on MTBR.

    I plan to somewhat do this is at least testing the new geo setting and rear tri as I have issues with my size 48 shoes rubbing the stays on the pre-production rear right now. Also would just like to have the 3 angle setting available and have the steep setting with shortest stays instead of reverse I currently have. Also the option to drop a few grams would be nice and to see the flip chip design.
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    Aaaaactually... i do have production version coming up.


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    Lucky bugger What made you decide to get it and are you keeping the pre-production one as well? Any idea on when you'll be getting it?

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    Aaaaactually... i do have production version coming up.

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    142 dropouts, weight, had money to burn. Should be leaving dealer as we speak, maybe week or two?

    idk.

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    Oh you're def a lucky bugger, wish I had the $$ to spare to do it as well 142mm dropouts don't sway me either way as I have some coordination and can easily line up and install a wheel without needing guides The weight drop and other refinements though are def worth it if you've got the coin to do it. When you get it is it going to be a completely new build so you have both to ride back to back or will you be stripping the Pre for parts?
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    142 dropouts, weight, had money to burn. Should be leaving dealer as we speak, maybe week or two?

    idk.
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    Gonna use old parts, no point, they still work, even had the DHX-A custom tuned for my weight so no sense losing that and i had no issues with it.

    Biggest reason i want 142mm is bolt through 12mm axle, not the notches for wheel lineup , also the 3 geo setting on production frame doesn't hurt.

    Don't know what i'm gonna do to the old frame, maybe hang it up to a wall?

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    I'm eager to see some wheelbase measurements for the different geometry settings for the production Prime.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    I'm eager to see some wheelbase measurements for the different geometry settings for the production Prime.

    From the listed geometry, the wheelbase goes up by about 3mm in slack mode, and down by about 3mm in steep mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    From the listed geometry, the wheelbase goes up by about 3mm in slack mode, and down by about 3mm in steep mode.
    Prime geometry formatting with Chrome is all messed up by the way, wall of text!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakucee View Post
    Prime geometry formatting with Chrome is all messed up by the way, wall of text!
    Thanks for the heads up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by builttoride View Post
    Thanks for the heads up!
    Not counting CCDB-Air (price, too many friggin knobs and need tools to turn 'em) as option, which one of these for production frame?

    1) RS Vivid Air
    2) X-Fusion Vector Air HLR

    And which tune?

    (I think i'll build another shock for big mountain days and another for general trail riding)

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