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    Banzai!!

    I just got her yesterday... The build starts Sunday!
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    that is one well made frame...

    And Canadian too!

    Clevis pivots top and bottom of the seat stays.
    Reinforcing bridge between the rocker arms.

    Mr. Ellsworth should be taking notes, and a few other frame makers.

    This is how all 4 bar rocker arm bikes should be built.

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    I've receive mine yesterday

    Now i'm waitng for the fork form Fox...... Next wednesday a litttle bit disapointing orange color but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErrAzIb
    Now i'm waitng for the fork form Fox...... Next wednesday a litttle bit disapointing orange color but...
    Whats up with your fork?

    I actually like the orange with the green.
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    My LBS is a Fox sales/service center for the first year, so he have offered me a great deal on a TALAS RL. He have not received the Fox stuff for 2004. He said that he must receive all the stuff he ordered in a bundle. In theorie, next week.

    I like the orange but this first time i've see it, i was not sure

    Xcuse for the strange english and enjoy your Banzai


    What gonna be your final setup

    Mine:
    TALAS RL ford and shock
    XT gruppo
    XM 819
    EA50 cockpit
    Weirwolf 2.3 with stan's treated (looking for Tioga blue dragon but unable to find them at a LBS near me)

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    Pretty slick dude, I'm starting to rethink my first thoughts about a FR frame needing to be at least 7 lb after seeing it up close. Kinda looks like a stealth military rig with that color too, and the graphics are excellent but simple. That's about the cleanest looking Horst Link I've see as well, youre not likely to get much slap regaurdless of derailleur spec.

    Too bad we don't have a web cam of you building it up as you go!

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    So where's that Banzai build you told us about a week ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnarlygig
    So where's that Banzai build you told us about a week ago?
    My bad.
    I encountered a couple of snags during the build:
    1. The front derailleur I had set aside won't work due to the lower shock mount gusset. My replacement is in the mail...
    2. My Race Face Atlas X-type cranks have had the release date delayed so I am using borrowed NS Prodigies
    I have everything else together though and will post pics ASAP (Sunday I guess).
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    So you mean you were going to mount a top swing FD?

    Quote Originally Posted by SSteel
    My bad.
    I encountered a couple of snags during the build:
    1. The front derailleur I had set aside won't work due to the lower shock mount gusset. My replacement is in the mail...
    2. My Race Face Atlas X-type cranks have had the release date delayed so I am using borrowed NS Prodigies
    I have everything else together though and will post pics ASAP (Sunday I guess).
    Looks like the old style high clamp are the only that will fit.

    I was bummed about the X-Type product delay too, I'm waiting on a Deus for my HH.

    Well, at least the snow will be melted off much more by the time I get it.

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    Banzai build

    As promised, the (nearly) finished Banzai:
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    Wow that is a really sharp ride! I love the color now that I've seen close up shots of it.

    How do you like it paired up with the Minute??

    I wish like hell that Devinci were selling these bikes in the US. But alas they are not.

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    Idea! I thought so too, until I started clicking on different states...

    Quote Originally Posted by CTRider
    Wow that is a really sharp ride! I love the color now that I've seen close up shots of it.

    How do you like it paired up with the Minute??

    I wish like hell that Devinci were selling these bikes in the US. But alas they are not.
    ...on the US part of their dealer locator. Poison Spider in Moab, and some California shops are already listed as dealers. Poison Spider has them listed on their website, Devinci anyway, not the individual bikes yet.

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    Nice looking build SSteel, give us a detailed ride report when you get some decent riding in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnarlygig
    ...on the US part of their dealer locator. Poison Spider in Moab, and some California shops are already listed as dealers. Poison Spider has them listed on their website, Devinci anyway, not the individual bikes yet.
    It looks like the US ban is just on the all mountain and FR bikes that use the ICT or horst link (whichever it is).

    I think it's the FSR patent that is causing the problems.

    I can't believe these bikes aren't penetrating the US market - huge mistake by Devinci if it was deliberate. And if someone screwed up and caused this to happen then I bet they were showed the door pretty quickly.

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    To tell you the truth, I didn't even know there was a ban. ...

    Quote Originally Posted by CTRider
    It looks like the US ban is just on the all mountain and FR bikes that use the ICT or horst link (whichever it is).

    I think it's the FSR patent that is causing the problems.

    I can't believe these bikes aren't penetrating the US market - huge mistake by Devinci if it was deliberate. And if someone screwed up and caused this to happen then I bet they were showed the door pretty quickly.
    ...It does make sense though, if they either refused to pay the Horst Link royalties, or there pivot locations fell within the so called ICT patent.

    Maybe I should head up to Vancouver B.C. while I still live in the NW, and test one out.

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    here is my build



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    Sweet bike!

    Watch the length of the cables around the seattube though... If you super compress the rear and the cables are too long, they will catch on the seatpost clamp, which will cause much havoc and chaos!
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    Indeed it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrdy
    Clevis pivots top and bottom of the seat stays.
    Reinforcing bridge between the rocker arms.
    I noticed that too. I bet there's not much flex on that bike. The welds look pretty good as well.

    I can't think of anything I would change on that build, except perhaps some bigger rotors. I'd like to take it for a spin.

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    Question please...

    how much in Canadian dollars for the Banzai (i'm in Aussie - very similar exchange rate)

    now comes the dumn questions - approx weight of frame, how much rear travel, what approx weight of your build up. The web site does not give much info - our Aussie importer is even worse.

    thanks in anticipation

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    Idea! Actually the website does give the weight and travel specs,...

    ...which are accessed via a PDF link at the bottom of the build spec list for each model of bike. Just make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.



    [size=1]
    WEIGHT




    2.95kg / 6.50lb



    [size=1]
    REAR WHEEL TRAVEL [size=1]





    105 / 125 / 145mm

    Taken from the Banzai PDF.


    "The Banzai can be bought as a frameset and the MSRP is $1899 canadian."

    Quote from BanzaiRider, an mtbr member that posted about the Banzai.




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    frame weight

    On scale my frame (a medium) without headset weight 7.35 lbs the specs in the devinci PDS doesn't include the TALAS RL shock.

    The final built weight 29.5 lbs

    I've put the Guzzler complete on scale at 32 lbs it is 2700 in can $

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    Thanks for the heads up, I thought that weight sounded too good to be true, esp with the gussetting.

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    Jawry, did you do anything about getting a Guzzler? I'm an Aussie too.
    If so, where did you get it from and can you give me any other relevant details?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Goodaye Hud...

    [QUOTE=Hud]Jawry, did you do anything about getting a Guzzler? I'm an Aussie too.
    If so, where did you get it from and can you give me any other relevant details?

    No mate, I went with a Rock Mountain Slayer instead. For what its worth, the Slayer is a sensational ride. Very happy.

    cheers, Jawry

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    Devinci????

    Hey i was thinking about getting an 05 Devinci 8 Flat 8 and i was just wondering are Devinci frames single pivot??

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