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    My clyde-tastic Voodoo...

    Here is my singlespeed Dambala finally done up right...

    I put wider rims and a sus fork on and i think the bike is actually lighter than with the rigid fork and old wheelset. I am 6'3", 33" inseam and 270 lbs.

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    Frame: 2007 Voodoo Dambala SS 29er XL
    Fork: 08 Manitou Minute Absolute 100mm TA @ about 170psi
    Headset: FSA Orbit
    Stem: KORE 90mm -5 degree
    Bars: Unbranded Titec Flat Tracker
    Grips: ESI Chunky's in green (the ONLY grips i will ever use from now on)
    Barends: Bontrager Stubby
    Seat/Seatpost: (currently on my CX bike) Thomson ripoff/WTB Power V- very clyde friendly!
    Crankset/BB: Raceface Evolve XC/Raceface Evolve DH BB cups
    Pedals: Eggbeater C
    Chain: KMC 810 (indestructable)
    Brakes/Levers: BB7 185mm/FR5 levers
    Cables: Jagwire Ripcord
    Rims: Halo FreedomDisc (36r, 32f)
    Hubs: DMR Revolver SS/20mm TA
    Spokes: DT Champion w/ DT Brass nipples
    Freewheel: White Industry Trials 18t



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    very nice looking man... bet it rides sweet...
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    me likey

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    nice ride!

    you get any flex in that?

    was thinking of switching my wanga into a dambala but i was flexing the dambala frame of my friend doing this out of saddle steep hill while i was torquing on the bar..
    Let it flow, let yourself go, slow and low, that is the tempo.

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    steel is always going to flex under 270lbs but nothing major.

    the wheels and TA fork help a ton

    cant say enough about the 29er...you will be happier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coachjon
    steel is always going to flex under 270lbs but nothing major.

    the wheels and TA fork help a ton

    cant say enough about the 29er...you will be happier!

    okay now you gave me some serious upgrade-itis. to think i got away with no major upgrades in 08.

    further question- do your bb7s give you enough stopping power when your headed downhill?
    Let it flow, let yourself go, slow and low, that is the tempo.

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    glad i could help there are lots of deals to be had though, the wheels were right around $250 universal cycles.

    after some break in time i have no concerns with the bb7s. they are a little more grabby than the hydros i had on there before. i love the adjustability i have compared to low end hydros though. if there is a squeak, just click the knobs and good to go. if you are bigger than me (300 and up) might not hurt to go with the 203mm rather than 185s, but i had no problems at all with the brakes. missing a tranny on a little drop, however, brought me to an even more abrupt stop lol! dang all this confidence that fork gives me down hills
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    Good job! ss dambala

    Heres mine with rigid with carbon fork best bike ived owned
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    looks good
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    ... and if we just ... voodoo dambalas little brother

    Heres a picture of my pub crawler a schwinn rolling rock great piece of conversation when cruising around town and pubs They say only 500 hundred were made and you can only win them.When Im not on my dambala its my favorite bike and favorite color iguana green.I know it doesnt belong here just wanting to show pictures.CHEERS
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrybomber
    nice ride!

    you get any flex in that?

    was thinking of switching my wanga into a dambala but i was flexing the dambala frame of my friend doing this out of saddle steep hill while i was torquing on the bar..
    Yep, that would be my comment as well. I have never owned a Voodoo, but the one's I have thrown a leg over are very flexy. Under load the bb swings quite a bit. I like stiff bikes, so I just figure I need to pass on the voodoo brand.

    FWIW, 270lb is a big boy. Let us know if that thing gives you any trouble.
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    that's the stupidest idea this side of pinkbike.

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