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    Im a Yeti guy

    So I sold my Stumpy and Picked up a 06 Yeto 575 Enduro
    WOW
    Rode 3 sisters and its a Great all around bike.
    Got some fox 36 Talas on it and its like Butter
    How would you like to be an egg?
    You only get laid once.
    You only get eaten once.
    It takes four minutes to get hard.
    Only two minutes to get soft.
    You share your box with 11 other guys
    But worst of all..
    the only chick that ever sat on
    your face was your mother!!!
    So cheer up, Your life ain't that bad!!!!

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    Welcome to the Tribe!
    The older I get, the faster I was.





    Punch it, Chewie.

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    im a hope guy

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    i want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    im a hope guy
    What do you mean, exactly? Is it like...

    "I sure do HOPE I'll make it down this run at Bootleg Canyon alive" ?
    "I certainly HOPE Mike keeps his pants on the next time" ?
    "I HOPE I can finally get my DH bike under 40 lbs" ?
    "I really do HOPE these English brakes I have on my bike don't fail in Angel Fire because there ain't NUTTIN for a bike shop around" ?

    Just remember, my friend... "hope into one hand and poop into the other, and see which one fills up faster".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker
    What do you mean, exactly? Is it like...

    "I hope I learn punctuation."

    There you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    There you go.
    You were more of a math kid in school, weren't ya? I can tell.
    The older I get, the faster I was.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker
    You were more of a math kid in school, weren't ya? I can tell.

    I could be mistaken, but I think that was directed at Mr. Skilz.

    Welcome to the "Tribe"? I think Tribe is already spoken for ([SIZE="1"]Mongoose?[/SIZE]) - how about "Welcome to the Gaggle", or better yet "Welcome to The Murder".

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    Messr. Gah-Zee-Rah,

    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    I could be mistaken, but I think that was directed at Mr. Skilz.
    D'oh! You may be right... either way, Messr. Ithnu is more of a math kid.


    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    Welcome to the "Tribe"? I think Tribe is already spoken for ([SIZE="1"]Mongoose?[/SIZE]) - how about "Welcome to the Gaggle", or better yet "Welcome to The Murder".
    Ahem, since 1985.


    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    21 hours 'till liftoff
    You goin' to Angel Fire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker


    You goin' to Angel Fire?
    Early Tomorrow - headed down with Don and Elroy (aka Hellroy)

    I still think "Welcome to The Murder" sounds cooler.

    You racing? Super D, DH - both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    Early Tomorrow - headed down with Don and Elroy (aka Hellroy)

    I still think "Welcome to The Murder" sounds cooler.

    You racing? Super D, DH - both?
    I have a Gravity Season Pass so I figure I'll race DH and 4X, and I've got my eye on the Super-D as well. Just built a sweet 575 that would be killer for some Super-D lovin'.

    Can just say this may be the most successful inadvertent thread hijack EVAR.



    SUPERHAWK - I'm stoked you are happy with your new ride, that kicks arse for sure! I had an '06 and she rode like a dream, just built my '08 with an Enduro style kit, upgraded to a Talas 36 over the Float 36 and am rockin' a SWEET set of white rim/white hub DT Swiss 1750's... so choice! I got maiden voyages on her out in Fruita this past weekend for the Tribe Gathering, and once I got the suspensions dialed in the thing RAILS! She's about 3 pounds heavier than my last one, but WAY more burly. Heck, I could lose over a POUND in pedals alone - but you gotta run what you brung and '98 Shimano DX is what I had. Yeah that's right, the red DH pedals - bombproof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker
    Messr. Gah-Zee-Rah,


    D'oh! You may be right... either way, Messr. Ithnu is more of a math kid.
    Indeed, I'll have my slide rule this weekend to get the average speeds through rock gardens correct.

    And I have to say, that 575 you got there was pretty impressive, 30 lbs with a 160mm fork is a nice accomplishment. I believe you've got a 4 lbs advantage over my Enduro.

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    I'm actually not sure what I'm going to run for pedals on my Enduro for SD. My tried and true bear traps, or a set of platforms.

    **Continued thread hi-jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    I'm actually not sure what I'm going to run for pedals on my Enduro for SD. My tried and true bear traps, or a set of platforms.

    **Continued thread hi-jack.
    I've got a pair with your name on them:

    Mmmmm....vaporware.

    Wicked light, very sexy, and chicks go crazy over them, [SIZE="1"]sorta[/SIZE]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    I've got a pair with your name on them:

    Mmmmm....vaporware.

    Wicked light, very sexy, and chicks go crazy over them, [SIZE="1"]sorta[/SIZE]
    Some chicks do, anyways...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker
    Can just say this may be the most successful inadvertent thread hijack EVAR.

    upgraded to a Talas 36 over the Float 36
    Thread hijack con't....

    I'm interested in hearing from someone(s) who has used both. How has using a Talas improved riding over using the Float? Compare/contrast....por favor
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Thread hijack con't....

    I'm interested in hearing from someone(s) who has used both. How has using a Talas improved riding over using the Float? Compare/contrast....por favor
    Alas, I cannot tell you! My story goes like this: I ordered the 36 Talas for my 4X, because I could adjust the travel to 100mm which is perfect for that bike. I ordered the 575 with the Enduro kit, which comes with the Float 36. While waiting on the 575 kit to come in, I learned that the Float is easily and internally adjustable to whatever travel you want! Since the Float is lighter and the 4X is a race bike, I made the switch as soon as the Float arrived, and have yet to ride it as this was last week. So, the Float 36 will never be ridden as a trail fork, but I can tell you the Talas 36 is really darn nice when you get it dialed in right - I checked Fox's website for recommended PSI (76psi for a rider of my girth) and then just twiddled knobs until it felt right. I think I am running quite a bit of low-speed compression to keep it from diving in the corners, opened up the high speed comp to keep it subtle on the rocks.

    According to the Fox and Yeti techy guys I've talked to, the Float series is "more progressive" than the Talas series, but it's really only noticeable in the 32 versions. The air volume of the 36 versions makes the two forks ride pretty similarly, from what I understand. The Float is ~1/4 lb lighter according to the Fox website, and without the need for travel adjust I opted to put that fork on the 4X.

    To further clarify, my '06 575 had a Manitou Minute on it, full XTR build with CrossMax Wheels weighing in at sub 27 lbs. The new build is "beefier" and weighs in at 30 on the nose. So far, I like the newer one more better... the build kit suits my riding style (like a monkey humping a football) much better, and the new geo and carbon rear of the '08 are pronouncedly more better-ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    I've got a pair with your name on them:

    Mmmmm....vaporware.

    Wicked light, very sexy, and chicks go crazy over them, [SIZE="1"]sorta[/SIZE]
    Those might actually be a good idea for my SD bike. I won't be afraid of smashing the crap out of them on rocks, like I tend to do to my Transitions (I am still learning folks). Do you have a nice shinny pair you could bring to Angel Fire?

    If they grip as well as you say, I mean that ninja was using them, then I may ditch the toe cages/bear traps/etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    ...(I am still learning folks)...
    You DO realize you are only allowed to use this as an excuse for another 2-3 months, tops, right? After that you're just like the rest of us: a hack mountain biker who smashes his pedals on rocks and stuff.


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    ninjas don't need fancy pedals! They could grip well on snot covered 2x4s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker
    You DO realize you are only allowed to use this excuse for another 2-3 months, tops, right?


    I thought I could get away with that excuse for at least the rest of the race season...unless I win, then I become "a natural" right? Until then, I'm still learning dammit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    Those might actually be a good idea for my SD bike. I won't be afraid of smashing the crap out of them on rocks, like I tend to do to my Transitions (I am still learning folks). Do you have a nice shinny pair you could bring to Angel Fire?

    If they grip as well as you say, I mean that ninja was using them, then I may ditch the toe cages/bear traps/etc.
    You bet - we're bringing black, gold and clear. They are very low - profile and less likely to catch rocks, but you'll be happy to know that both Don and I have managed to beat the snot out of them (only because we're testing, not because we're hacks, mind you) and they have passed with flying colors.

    The grip they provide is not unlike having foul tempered badgers (not Dave) attached to your cranks - awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    The grip they provide is not unlike having foul tempered badgers (not Dave) attached to your cranks - awesome.
    Speaking of Dave, anybody seen or heard from him lately? Be good to see him racing again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    ninjas don't need fancy pedals! They could grip well on snot covered 2x4s
    True...maybe that ninja in the picture is a hack.

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    MY 575 came with 36 talas, Thinking of going with a Marzocchi 55 ATA or maybe even a 66 ATA

    Any ideas good or bad?
    Always been a fan of the Marz
    How would you like to be an egg?
    You only get laid once.
    You only get eaten once.
    It takes four minutes to get hard.
    Only two minutes to get soft.
    You share your box with 11 other guys
    But worst of all..
    the only chick that ever sat on
    your face was your mother!!!
    So cheer up, Your life ain't that bad!!!!

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