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    Cove STD

    Hi, after a trip to whistler in 2007 i seen a cove std frame in a whistler shop.. since this time i cant forget this beauty!
    today i bought a STD medium Frame!!
    i let you show when it is ready for take off!
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    classy! can't wait to see the final build!
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

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    Nice! I just picked up a black Std today.

    I'm waiting on an Elka shock to try something new.

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    I was out on a 3,5 hour trail ride with mine today
    The bike is a fantastic climber,you do not believe it before you have tried it
    my STD weigh about 40lbs with a 66rc3
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    this Baby has arrived me! e


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    BoXXer Worldcup 32mm
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    Maxxis
    E-13 SRS 36"
    Truvativ Husevelt
    E-13 35"
    KMC ti silber
    Sram 11-34
    Sram X7
    Sram X7
    Time
    Avid Elixier CR 203
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    Done!! i like it
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    Just ordered one of these beasts. I am wetting myself in anticipation even though I know I'll not be able to ride it until I've bought all the rest of the kit.
    Looking to put some 2009 Totem coils on it, which will be a strange inversion for me since for the last 10 years I've been on the same old hardtail with a dual crown fork.
    One thing is concerning me though, I got a good deal because the shop had a 2008 one in stock and apparently wanted to clear it, but the frame is a small, and for a medium that looks pretty small anyway. I'm having difficulty seeing where they'd shave the extra few inches off it.
    Anyway I guess I'll find out when it arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duclicsic
    I got a good deal because the shop had a 2008 one in stock and apparently wanted to clear it, but the frame is a small, and for a medium that looks pretty small anyway. I'm having difficulty seeing where they'd shave the extra few inches off it.
    Anyway I guess I'll find out when it arrives.
    in the front center, (front axle- BB = top tube length)

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    Dirty STD

    after dirty ride the std is the hit!
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    what sort of tyre clearance does this frame have? I'm looking at the maxxis minions in 2.5" but some of the pictures i've seen look like they might be a tight fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duclicsic
    what sort of tyre clearance does this frame have? I'm looking at the maxxis minions in 2.5" but some of the pictures i've seen look like they might be a tight fit.
    this is a cove std medium with maxxis minion F + R 2.5 dualplay casing, no problem with tyre clearance
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    how could i ask for a more perfect response than that. thank you sir.

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    hey, got some new adds. in pipline.. for the STD
    66 09 ata
    roco wc
    DSP ti spring
    Thomson x4 50mm
    picture later next week :-)
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    I have my frame!

    Got most of it built up now, all the parts are in barring the wheels, brakes and some basic stuff like headset spacers. Waiting on the wheel build and the brakes are on back order so it could be a couple of weeks yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duclicsic
    I have my frame!

    Got most of it built up now, all the parts are in barring the wheels, brakes and some basic stuff like headset spacers. Waiting on the wheel build and the brakes are on back order so it could be a couple of weeks yet.

    cant whait to se your std finish build!!
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    have a sneak preview

    I have since fitted the shifter and rear mech, and this was taken before I managed to seat the crown race properly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by duclicsic
    have a sneak preview

    I have since fitted the shifter and rear mech, and this was taken before I managed to seat the crown race properly.

    very nice!!!

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    Nice, Diverse ti 400X275 is 272gr RS steel 400x275 is 475gr div -203gr
    Dirty Diva
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    pparalel link protection

    a litle help for clean up the link install. without tension..
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    rock 'n' roll

    DONE
    18.3kg
    build kit se this link
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664
    DONE
    18.3kg
    That's very light
    Mine is 20-21kg
    But mine is way overbuilt for my riding skills
    It's going on a diet for next summer

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    Very nice indeed. I came one step closer to finishing mine off yesterday, the wheels arrived.





    No brakes on it yet, but that's all I'm waiting for so I couldn't resist the urge to bomb about the garden for a while.
    The silly stack of spacers under the stem is there because I originally intended to fit some on top to retain some length on the steerer, but the stem appears so badly designed that you can't actually get a spacer flush with the top of the clamp without heavily modifying it. It took me almost an hour with a file to machine it down to the point that i could get one flush with the underside. I'll have to look around for some much thinner spacers to get it fixed up properly.

    Anyway, besides the blood sweat and tears needed to get it all together it looks and feels magnificent. Brakes will be with me by Friday and I can't wait!

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    hey, nice rig, wich brake you have order?

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    Hope Tech M4. Always been a hope fan, their factory is just a few miles from me, and these things look amazing. They'll complement the Pro II hubs nicely too

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    You are going to love it after your first ride on it

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    I've just stolen your linkage protector idea. Took it for a buzz around the park with no brakes on it (couldn't resist) and collected a surprising amount of mud there. Hopefully it'll help keep it running smooth.
    Also my brakes came today but there was nobody in to accept the parcel, I'm picking them up from the post office tomorrow morning Then I get to spend a whole day in work wishing I was riding it before I can come home and get it finished off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duclicsic
    I've just stolen your linkage protector idea. Took it for a buzz around the park with no brakes on it (couldn't resist) and collected a surprising amount of mud there. Hopefully it'll help keep it running smooth.
    Also my brakes came today but there was nobody in to accept the parcel, I'm picking them up from the post office tomorrow morning Then I get to spend a whole day in work wishing I was riding it before I can come home and get it finished off.

    your welcome!
    i was today with the go pro camara "chest mount" on track

    www.booch.ch/biel-1-7-09_0004.wmv

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    All done!



    Been out on it all evening. Just out locally, all disappointingly flat unfortunately but I still managed to stack it once. Loving it so far.

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    hot ride!! you will love'it more when you go to the nasty trail!!

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    Nice!

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    Nice video

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    Took this out for the first time today. It really rips and pedals pretty good too! Weighing in at 39 lbs.

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    black beauty!!! bad as shock!!
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    Looks nice!

    I got out on mine with some riding mates for the first time the other day. It's been 6 months since I rode at all and I still managed to keep up with a load of guys on hardtails on a fairly long journey. Again there was little to challenge the bike so I'll have to search for something more exciting.


    I'm interested to know how many STD owners are running a 1.5" steerer and how many are stepping down to 1.125". Mainly because I'm running 1.5" and having problems with my stem/spacer combination, might need to look for a replacement stem and wondered if anyone could recommend one.

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    use a headset that reduce from 1.5 to 11/8!
    no conversion kit like e13 or fsa and than with 11/8 headset!!! stems are thomson good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fattireridereric


    Took this out for the first time today. It really rips and pedals pretty good too! Weighing in at 39 lbs.
    Hello,
    STD frame looks like very nice indeed.....
    How can you put a chainguide while this frame has no ISCG tabs ??? what the size of the bb shell ? 83 or 73 mm ?? what about the width of the rear hub ?????
    If somebody has an idea of the weight of the frame....and how does it look like in the L size ??
    lots of questions, but hard to find answers,here, in France.
    Thanks a lot..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit
    Hello,
    STD frame looks like very nice indeed.....
    How can you put a chainguide while this frame has no ISCG tabs ??? what the size of the bb shell ? 83 or 73 mm ?? what about the width of the rear hub ?????
    If somebody has an idea of the weight of the frame....and how does it look like in the L size ??
    lots of questions, but hard to find answers,here, in France.
    Thanks a lot..

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    Hey thanks! FYI

    http://www.silverfish-uk.com/products/308-cove_std.php
    hope we can se soon your std!!
    for BUY:
    http://kicker721.pinkbike.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit
    Hello,
    STD frame looks like very nice indeed.....
    How can you put a chainguide while this frame has no ISCG tabs ??? what the size of the bb shell ? 83 or 73 mm ?? what about the width of the rear hub ?????
    If somebody has an idea of the weight of the frame....and how does it look like in the L size ??
    lots of questions, but hard to find answers,here, in France.
    Thanks a lot..

    Steve.
    Yeah the silverfish-uk site has most of this info, but for quick reference:

    It will take a BB mounted chainguide only, or in the case of the e.thirteen that are so popular they come with a BB mounted ISCG adaptor.
    It's an 83mm BB shell.
    Rear hub is a 12mm Maxle bolt through, 150mm wide.

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    waithing for azonic DW 30"
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    Thanks "duclicsic".....only one year warranty, that's a little short i think....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit
    Thanks "duclicsic".....only one year warranty, that's a little short i think....

    one year is normal!

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    yesterday i ride Morgins blue track very wet!
    a spot in Porte du soleil



    the std is a HIT!!! so fast

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    rockshox charged

    i like it!
    part list
    http://booch.ch/frame.html
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    next update
    DSP ti 450lbs
    SDG sadle i fly/seatpost
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    waithing for sdg iFly sadle combo and a dsp 450 ti spring

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    Nice Bike.
    All about the ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenmacheen
    Nice Bike.
    Yes, i agree......
    8664, did you try to climb a little bit with it ? I know it's not a cross country bike, but i'd like to know more about the bike : does this pedal well despite the weight ? Everything you can say me about the std .....
    there 's a new dealer, the first in France, so......

    Thanks,

    Steve, from France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit
    Yes, i agree......
    8664, did you try to climb a little bit with it ? I know it's not a cross country bike, but i'd like to know more about the bike : does this pedal well despite the weight ? Everything you can say me about the std .....
    there 's a new dealer, the first in France, so......

    Thanks,

    Steve, from France.
    i have trim the wigth very down but it is 18.8 kg!! if you make a dual ring and a 11-32/34 kasette 400mm post or shift post there ar no problem for up.

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    hey guys what kind of Cove is All Mountain. I'd prefer not to build it myself as i don't know how

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit
    Yes, i agree......
    8664, did you try to climb a little bit with it ? I know it's not a cross country bike, but i'd like to know more about the bike : does this pedal well despite the weight ? Everything you can say me about the std .....
    there 's a new dealer, the first in France, so......

    Thanks,

    Steve, from France.
    I have mine STD set up with Saint 815 22-36 crank and a 11-34 cassete
    My STD is way overbuilt and weighs 21kg
    It climbs very well
    When you start to pedal it,the STD feels like it only weighs 14kg
    I like the STD a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by swisscosmo
    hey guys what kind of Cove is All Mountain. I'd prefer not to build it myself as i don't know how
    cove
    gspot ?

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    waithing for the SDG post
    My wife has Designed my saddle
    i hate grey
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    I've not really tried much serious climbing on mine, I much prefer going the other way. I have ridden it around some trails with some ups and downs and I can't say it seems to sap that much power from me, and it's that ghastly orange thing up there ^^ which isn't exactly built with weight in mind. This is my first ever full suspension bike though, so I'm not all that well experienced in the alternatives. I can only say it honestly doesn't seem much more difficult to take it up a hill than my old hardtail, but then that thing could only get into one gear and it wasn't a good one for going up.
    I've had a good mix of riding on mine now, and I am constantly impressed by it. Got 2 weeks at the end of this month to just ride until either myself or the bike fails, and I'm not putting money on myself.

    And I have to ask you 8664 - What is this profession of yours that affords you the ability to constantly replace parts of your bike with incredibly shiny new trinkets. I think I must be in the wrong job.
    It does look very nice though.


    here is a bonus picture of me out having a whale of a time. the bad camera phone picture nicely disguises the mud all over me.

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    i begining built mine with parts from the garage, now over the time i have update at my dream setup... the sdg sadle/post combo is the last update.. ;-) next move is a shocker :-))))))

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    this is my setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnykast
    I have mine STD set up with Saint 815 22-36 crank and a 11-34 cassete
    My STD is way overbuilt and weighs 21kg
    It climbs very well
    When you start to pedal it,the STD feels like it only weighs 14kg
    I like the STD a lot
    Hi !!!
    that's all i wanted to know...
    i think i'll love this bike.....

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    got a new update for my cove std, a boxxer team black 2010, the totem c'ant handle my riding style!! picture soon next week!
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    I dread to think what you're doing that the totems can't deal with. I'll admit that my downhill skills are probably lacking but I finally got mine down some terrifyingly steep rocky descents a couple of days ago and the totems were brilliant, the frame was awesome too.

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    she dont have reserve... 200mm is even better!

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    boxxer team

    waithing for my updates
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    whaiting for my elka5 shock
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    Here's the one I have set up for MTBGearTech.com. I loved it with the DHX 5.0 but now that I have the Elka on there I'm obsessed with it.

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    very nice bike!!

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    Nice bike
    Is the Elka that good?
    I'm thinking about buying a vivid5.1 to replace the dhx5
    Do you think the Elka is better than the vivid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnykast
    Nice bike
    Is the Elka that good?
    I'm thinking about buying a vivid5.1 to replace the dhx5
    Do you think the Elka is better than the vivid?

    100% better than a vivid 5.1!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664
    100% better than a vivid 5.1!!
    That good,ok
    Maybe I have to buy that one instead then

    Have you tried the dhx rc4 too?
    Do you have an opinion on that shock vs the Elka?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnykast
    That good,ok
    Maybe I have to buy that one instead then

    Have you tried the dhx rc4 too?
    Do you have an opinion on that shock vs the Elka?
    no. but the elka wil build just for your and your std!!

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Elka-Su...bike-2009.html

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    Hey guys, the STD looks like a great bike!

    I'm just curious, what's the stand over height like on these frames? See, I'm a small guy, about 5' 6" tall. Finding a freeride bike that fits well is a pain. Anyone here ride a small frame and can tell me how well it fits?

    Thanks!
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    I love the STD. One of my favorite bikes of all time actually. That being said, the standover isn't that great. Not terrible but not great. If you're looking for a true FR/DH bike with a super low standover take a look at the Corsair Maelstrom.

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    i want ride not stand over.

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    I am almost 5'8" and ride a medium frame,the standover is fine for me
    The reason I ride a medium frame is I bought it used and got it cheap
    I think that a small frame would have suited me better,but it's allright

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    8664 makes a good point. I am also 5'8" and I ride a medium too. I feel more comfortable on mediums usually. My inseam is a very short 29" and when standing over the STD the TT is all up in my junk . I don't notice at all when riding though, plenty of room.

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    New brakes 8664? I love my M4s they're a thing of beauty. The tech levers look amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duclicsic
    New brakes 8664? I love my M4s they're a thing of beauty. The tech levers look amazing.

    yes i rde my first hope "mechanic" in the beginning 90"
    hope closed hope open mono 6ti and now this baby!
    CRC $500 F+R 203mm Floating

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    cove std elka stage5
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    You're bike is getting better and better
    Please tell us what you think of the Elka after using it for some time

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    better pedals for my std
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    Love your STD. I ride a Turner Highline which is very similar. Can you give any feedback on the Elka and the Rock Shox (Race or Team). i am looking at both the Elka and the Race for my frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime
    Love your STD. I ride a Turner Highline which is very similar. Can you give any feedback on the Elka and the Rock Shox (Race or Team). i am looking at both the Elka and the Race for my frame.
    after a shoulder operation september/2009 i can tell you about the elka "he's new" only that the boxxer team is a top fork i like the beginning and ending rebound!! for the elka look this
    www.mtbgear.com
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    My new Jedi, an Elka and 3 weeks in BC
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    some change to more black.
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    I'm not sure if you're trying to link to my site or not 8664 but it's http://mtbgeartech.com.

    I too would like to grab a Boxxer Team for next season's race schedule.

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    yes i link you here
    http://garbanzo-downhill.blogspot.com/

    yeah go boxxer team, i go marzocchi 888 evi ti!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664
    next update
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    nice bike! how do you like those "der kaiser" tires?

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    der kaiser is a great tyre in all conditions! for real wet use the Rain King.

    look that you do not go less 2.2bar air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664
    der kaiser is a great tyre in all conditions! for real wet use the Rain King.

    look that you do not go less 2.2bar air.
    THANK YOU!
    I just found them for a real good price, I know is a good brand, just didn't know anything about this ''model''.......wet conditions? not really I live in Las Vegas

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokomonkey
    THANK YOU!
    I just found them for a real good price, I know is a good brand, just didn't know anything about this ''model''.......wet conditions? not really I live in Las Vegas
    der kaiser is perfect for las vegas terrain!! but if you go rocky terrain please give him min. 2,2bar!! i was 1995 in las vegas AMA supercross in silver bowl stadium as visitor.
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    I have a Tracking number from my ebay dealer
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    my ride
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    does anybody now problems with cove std and 888 like poor riding feeling or somthing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664
    does anybody now problems with cove std and 888 like poor riding feeling or somthing??
    Why are you feeling a change in how the bike feels? If so could your geometry have changed with the new fork? Are the bars and bottom bracket at the same height as they were with your old fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664
    does anybody now problems with cove std and 888 like poor riding feeling or somthing??
    You would know best.

    I had one on my Std for the '07 season and I thought it rode fine, little slacker but did not ride poorly at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GearTech
    Why are you feeling a change in how the bike feels? If so could your geometry have changed with the new fork? Are the bars and bottom bracket at the same height as they were with your old fork?
    no, the 888 has a stack high 58.5cm and the boxxer 2010 56.7cm that is big diffrence for steering. the front end tips over... i saled the 888 and built in the boxxer!! BB with 888 37.5cm with boxxer 36.7cm
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    Race/Freeride Setup 2010
    the elka shock is out for a Update.
    axo stuff @btosports.com
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    love that set-up
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

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    persist component DM stem
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    Your shock is mounted in backwards. It's not a big deal on the medium as it shouldn't contact anything through the stroke. However, the piggy back should be a stationary part of the suspension, attached to the mainframe. The idea is that the shaft end of the shock is lighter and adds less to the unsprung weight as well as moving faster with less chance of cavitation. It's minimal, I know but, but it all adds up and your shock will be happier for it in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobius
    The idea is that the shaft end of the shock is lighter and adds less to the unsprung weight as well as moving faster with less chance of cavitation. I
    @Tobius

    thanks for your words!!
    that is plsusible!!
    when my elka is back from the update i make the pigipack right way!!
    i do not ride this beauty from 9/1/09 to 2/1/10 injury!
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    8664 just how tall are you?

    I'm 6' (1.83m) guessing M is the way to go but still unsure.

    what set up do you prefer totem or boxxer?

    thx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bling
    8664 just how tall are you?

    I'm 6' (1.83m) guessing M is the way to go but still unsure.

    what set up do you prefer totem or boxxer?

    thx
    i am 178cm
    better go with large the std is very short, but best way is take your legs over a large or medium frame!!
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