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    BMC Superstroke photos

    I have a BMC bike I'm testing right now for mtbr. Does anybody know anything about these bikes? Let me know what you think.

    The frame is sweet. It is like a swiss watch bike. everything is machined and designed with an original train of thought. It's totally different. The cable holders are bolted into the frame. The seatpost has two binder bolts.

    Check the pics and see. I haven't ridden it yet since Norcal weather sucks. Soon though.

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    Yummy. I've seen their 4 stroke reviewed. It was very well received. That looks like one promising rig.

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    Woooo

    what a frame!!!!
    The details are incredible and impecable. looks super tough.
    The welds look great, that rear der. hanger looks stout with the 3 screws design
    The reinforments are beautiful and creative, the rocker, super nice!!!
    100/100 points to BMC on this one

    Tell us how it rides!!!!

    How many inches in the back?

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    Just rented one from OTE in Fruita for four days.The bike was OK.rides very tall.Short top tube.The 36 up front was great,should have come with a least a 7" rotor though for what the bike is designed for.The rear end seemed to bob a little more than my Reign.Out of the 2 bikes I would keep my Reign even though the parts spec isnt as nice or the finish,the BMC doesnt ride as well,IMO

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    Might have figured out what went wrong with my set up.
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    Two bolts to loosen before dropping the saddle? On a Van36 equipped bike?

    That in itself is a deal breaker.

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    What size is it and how tall are you? Ive been looking at these but havent found much info. Looking foward to hearing your review!

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    Seriously I did find the geometry and set up bizarre.Seat bolts just one example.The finish and workmanship is first rate but not well thought out.

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    Great looking....

    We have 3 demos at my shop right now. I love the finish and look of the bike. Not as expensive as I would have thought either. The suspension pivots are loose on all three. Haven't nailed down the cause yet, another mechanic thinks it could be a design flaw. Haven't ridden one on the trails. The Fourstroke 03 has been coming back with rave reviews from the people we have rented to. I'm seriously considering it for my next XC bike. I think the Superstroke frame is around $1800-1900 and the Fourstroke 03 is $1200-1300. We haven't had them long so we are still getting the details. Thats all I know....

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    Hey Noah, what do you think is the problem with the bearings loosening. I'm considering buying a Fourstroke Trail and would like to know what people think. Also can you give me some advise on sizing. I'm about 6'01" and have a 32-33 " inseam. My current hardtail has a 24" top tube and a 21" seattube. What do think, a 19" ro 21" Fourstroke.

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    I think you should ride it up Kennedy tomorrow to see how it climbs.:

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    McBMC, it keeps that hot, hot, and the cool, cool

    I'm not sure what the pivot problem is. I haven't looked into it that in depth. I mostly do sales at the shop, so I haven't taken it apart. No problems with the fourstroke though. It's doing great. I haven't ridden the "trail version" that has another inch of travel, so I can't offer any review. Sizing wise, I would say you are right, a 19" or 21". I like my bikes a bit smaller, I'm 6'2" and generally feel good on 19" bikes because I like the manuverability a bit better. But it comes down to preference. If I was a serious XC rider only I'd get a 21, otherwise a 19. They even make a 23, which we have and it is a super tall bike! I hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smw
    I think you should ride it up Kennedy tomorrow to see how it climbs.:

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    Better yet... I need to see how it descends!!! I should do the Priest Rock downhill though, otherwise known as dogmeat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    Two bolts to loosen before dropping the saddle? On a Van36 equipped bike?

    That in itself is a deal breaker.

    My thoughts exactly. If they're gonna' do that, it needs to come with one of the adjustable height posts instead. The whole seatpost/seatmast area looks like a weakpoint. Never can tell by looks though.

    Good looking bike otherwise though, nicely specced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    My thoughts exactly. If they're gonna' do that, it needs to come with one of the adjustable height posts instead. The whole seatpost/seatmast area looks like a weakpoint. NEver can tell by looks though.

    Good looking bike otherwise though, nicely specced.

    Now that is a good call! I'll call those guys up today and get one of these:



    Great suggestion!
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    My buddy just put a SpeedBall on his 4 Stroke yesterday - say's it the cat's meow.

    One caveat, BMC use's an interrupted seatube, insertion could be an issue on a small frame. Supposedly the SpeedBall can be cut down a couple of inches. Oh yeah - No Shims required!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_Burn
    My buddy just put a SpeedBall on his 4 Stroke yesterday - say's it the cat's meow.

    One caveat, BMC use's an interrupted seatube, insertion could be an issue on a small frame. Supposedly the SpeedBall can be cut down a couple of inches. Oh yeah - No Shims required!

    What is a SpeedBall? Link and photo please for the uninformed.

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    Man you been hiding under a computer

    Paul Turner and Boy's product

    http://www.maverickbike.com/productdetails.aspx?pid=123

    I think Quailty has them in the pipeline.

    Now that this All Mountain board is up and running, seems like these gizmo's will be getting a bit more run on MBTR.

    Thanks for the new forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_Burn
    Man you been hiding under a computer

    Paul Turner and Boy's product

    http://www.maverickbike.com/productdetails.aspx?pid=123

    I think Quailty has them in the pipeline.

    Now that this All Mountain board is up and running, seems like these gizmo's will be getting a bit more run on MBTR.

    Thanks for the new forum!

    Nice man! I've bee busy in my compound building an arc. It's for the Norcal icepack that's about to melt.

    My bikes have seen some action but they are the three that have no shocks! Now that the weather has turned, it's time to play.

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    Yeah so....

    I borrowed a demo Superstroke from my shop and I gotta say I love it! I think I found my next bike! I've only ridden it around town so far because I picked it up earlier this evening. Tomorrow I am taking it to Moab for UPS-LPS-Porcupine, basically a 20+ mi downhill. I think it will be dope. I'll let you know and maybe post some pictures. But I have to say, so far I am really impressed! Really short top tube makes it feel really nimble and it manuals like crazy. I'm on the 18" and the ETT is only 21". My buddy rode a manual on it to a dead stop! It was nuts, his very first ride on the bike! BMC you complete me.
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    dam man!!! how much did that cost I really whant one of those and were did you buy it at

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbgiovanny
    dam man!!! how much did that cost I really whant one of those and were did you buy it at
    Down Mexico way, call Abel at SOHO bikes near satelite. 360-3578. When I was there he had a sweet 4-stroke in the shop. Looks like he can get hold of BMC.

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    BMC sells a doohicky to make that into a QR seatpost. Looks like this.
    If I was to go out and buy a FS today, it would be a Fourstroke 03.
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    someone know ?

    very intresting bike nice details, do anybody have their website to see little more info'
    on the other bikes and this company ?

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