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    Quote Originally Posted by lcare@tampabay.rr.com
    Welcome to the club.
    Some changes for 07, nice ride. Post some more pic's with some sun light.....
    thank you very much! i'll get somw more pics when the fog goes away! its a crap mornin here!

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    Yea it'll fit but it may screw up the geomitry a bit. THe head tube would be slack as hell.

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    who wants to let me have 175 bucks? https://secure7.nexternal.com/shared...register%2Easp
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    I dont.

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    hey guys i just got my aniki a few weeks back the i had same problem with the fork it sucked so i took it to evans cycles where i got it (uk) and they where happy to tune it up for me it made a bit a diferance sum times the clunk comes back but only after hitting some big stuff

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    Hey I called Spinner USA about the fork and after Christmas I'll send it back to them and they said they would tune it to my riding style and weight for free. Maybe they can make it a little better till I can get the fork I want.
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    Upset

    sounds cool dude
    but its a shame i live in da uk lol
    whats any ones opinion on a pair of manitou stance kingpins
    would they be much beter than the stock spinners

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    quick question im looking at this shock @ebay

    Size: 9.5 eye to eye x 3.0 stroke length. Includes 450 lb. spring 06' Manitou Swinger 6 Way Rear Shock will this work on my bike yakusa
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuspeed88
    quick question im looking at this shock @ebay

    Size: 9.5 eye to eye x 3.0 stroke length. Includes 450 lb. spring 06' Manitou Swinger 6 Way Rear Shock will this work on my bike yakusa
    its too big bro, you need the 9" eye to eye with 2.75" stroke. spring weight would not be bad. Look at my eariler post about the $175 3 way swinger
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    how come when i mesure my rear shock from eye to eye im geting 9 1/2 inch humm.. may be my measuring tool is wrong..

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeridersuk
    sounds cool dude
    but its a shame i live in da uk lol
    whats any ones opinion on a pair of manitou stance kingpins
    would they be much beter than the stock spinners
    No they'd be much worse. Get an 05 Sherman if you want to go inexpensive and relitively good.

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    eye to eye

    yes your correct what to measure eye to eye...just to let you know dont go any less than a 9" eye to eye length...and if you can- get a 2.75'' stroke ( 9 x 2.75) you'll max out the frames travel-i have seen many guys moding there frame for more-i dont suggest it because one it voids your warranty-and two if you need more than 7 inches of travel all around get something bigger.
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    ic ic well I placed my order in last night for a Manitou Swinger 4-Way (9.00" x 2.75") boy very expensive almost half of what i paid for my bike gezz..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuspeed88
    ic ic well I placed my order in last night for a Manitou Swinger 4-Way (9.00" x 2.75") boy very expensive almost half of what i paid for my bike gezz..
    you should have checked santacruz's shock sale:swinger 4 ways and 5th elements for 99 bucks apiece. they were 8.75 i2i, but for the price i'd make the sacrifice.
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    oh and another chainring question (sorry) how many teeth are on the smallest chainring stock?
    nevermind i counted, it's 22
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronL828
    you should have checked santacruz's shock sale:swinger 4 ways and 5th elements for 99 bucks apiece. they were 8.75 i2i, but for the price i'd make the sacrifice.
    Would that just sacrafice the full 7'' of travel length?

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    if you completely bottomed out the shock your rear tire might bump the seat, and there might be a tiny un-noticeable change in geometry (lower) you'd get the full 7 inches of travel though.
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    ru guys talking about stock shock 9x2.5

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    8.75x2.75 as listed in the above quote
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    planning to get this fork shock great price for $279.95 Manitou Sherman Slider Plus. 2005
    just any one know what size I should get for my aniki seams like you have a option to chose from small to large


    Small --- (Flat Upper Crown) - Cup to Cup measurement 130-160mm
    Large -- (Drop Crown) - Cup to Cup measurement 155-185mm

    any coment

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    i would get thelarge and run it at 170mm, but if i were you, i'd check pinkbike every once in a while, sometimes people sell lightly used 66vf2's for around 300 bucks.
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    thanks

    I think would wait and do some reaserch on which will be good for my aplication
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    I decided to join the fray and picked up "a poor man's Bullit" myself. I got mine from Randall Scott shipped for 548.00. I had none of the diificulties that another poster encountered; the bike was expertly packaged and I got in 2 days. I was very impressed with the quality of the bike; it doesn't look like an cheap ride at all. I also got screaming deals on a sherman breakout fork and a 5th element shock from ebay. Can't wait to get her fully built up. Sorry for the spam, but if anybody's interested a have the original shock and fork should anyone want to pick up cheap replacement parts.
    I will try and post up pix as soon as I finish the bike. If it rides anything like my old Warrior Pro I should be a very happy man.

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    Hey got my new fork Marzocchi Drop off Triple dual Crown. Very fun fork shock little bit stiff at first. just need to let air out. No air needed to get suitable sag recommended for me. or maybe Im wrong.

    So I did head up and test it, its much better than my stock, really moving big jumps, rock and lots of big rocks no problem. Sweet ride today.

    Marzocchi Drop off Triple dual Crown, Rebound adjustment are internaly. takes only 6minutes or less to adjust with a tool. right now works like it should.
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    hey guys was wondering what your opinion on a fork would be fo the

    hey guys
    i just got ma self a aniki its sweet
    ill post some videos and pics soon

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    Whyd you get one if freeridersuk?

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    what do you meen
    i got it online from evans cycles

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    ryt ok chris
    u got a problem cos im fae the uk hmm
    well u musnt know who i am so ill just have to tell u so listem up
    im matthew reid (reidy) and im well'ard so u beter watch your self when ur in my presence. to the ass wipe named chris b who thinks hes a funny kid.
    reidy out

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    Oh wait... its freeridersuk... sorry my bad. I thought it was ment like freeridersuck spelt stupidly. But you still have a big attitude problem. Just because your from the UK doesnt mean you can act all upidy.

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    Swinger 6-way or 5th element

    I am going for the $99 rear shock sale on Santa Cruz's site, and was wondering if either the Swinger 6-way or 5th Element had any advantages over eachother?

    thanks, Ian

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    Ian, I think they share patents for the concept, so the should feel similar. The 6-Way has more adjusments than most humans need.

    Athough I only have experiance with the the Swingers on my Aniki (All Good), the fact that Fifth Element has quit manufacturing bicycle shocks would steer me away from
    their brand.

    The Santa Cruz deals are unbelievable.

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    By the way, here is what Iron Horse had to say when I inquired about reducer for the rear Swinger shock.

    "The reducers are specific to the shock- you will need to obtain them from Manitou or the shop - Manitou part # 85-6294 8.0mm x 23mm hardware."

    Expect to pay $ 15.00 per set and they slide into the bushing nice and easy with a little grease.

    John

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    looking at santacruz web I did not see any shock with ("9"X "2.75") are going for a 8.75x2.75.?

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    Thanks for all the great info.
    Has anyone had any problems with the Swinger?

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    hey chris b
    it wasnt attittude its british humopur sorry if you took it ofensivley

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    HELLP Iron Horse Aniki rear coil upgrade

    Hey everyone I just got 06 Iron Horse Aniki for $150 the other day and I was riding it and the rear coil is way to soft for me and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a up grade with little more travel and a much stiffer spring I weight 180 but I like a stiffer spring than most people

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    $150? wow I find that hard to fathom... anyways. Call Iron Horse and they'll help ya out.

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    haha well I guess Brit humor is kinda hard to understand without being able to actualy hear the voice sometimes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeridersuk
    ryt ok chris
    u got a problem cos im fae the uk hmm
    well u musnt know who i am so ill just have to tell u so listem up
    im matthew reid (reidy) and im well'ard so u beter watch your self when ur in my presence. to the ass wipe named chris b who thinks hes a funny kid.
    reidy out
    hahaha! "I'm Noah Claypool, spell it, N-O-A-H"
    not bashin' on ya, just kinda reminded me of oliver twist. anyway, welcome to the club, enjoy the ride.
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    Ok, I think I have decided on the Manitou Sherman series for the forky upgrade, unless I can find a 06 or 07 Marzocchi for real cheap... I'mma stay away from the drop off series tho haha.

    If I go Sherman my first pick is the Breakout, just because its a single crown and I dont realy NEED a dual crown since I dont race. If not that I have a good offer on a Slider.

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    forks?

    yep,im going for some 2004 marzzochi super t's i found online for £250 probs about $500 dolars or something a dont no reely.has any one had this forl or no if its a decent buy if not what else would you sujest.

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    Sherman Breakout Plus

    ChrisB,

    I have a Brand New 2005 Breakout Plus (SPV Evolve) 170mm travel fork that I bought for my Iron Horse Aniki and have decided not to use.

    I have used the Sherman Breakout (150mm w/SPV) on my Aniki for two years and have been very happy with it. They can take alot of abuse but you do need to get the proper
    spring for your weight.

    If you are interested in the fork, I would sell it for $ 250.00 US plus shipping.
    It is currently mounted on my frame but has never seen any dirt.

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    PMed ya!

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    Did I miss something?

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    I sent you a private message via MTBR. Its the thing in the upper left-hand corner above the threads.

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    hey
    does any one know what size of headset spacers i would need to get for the aniki.
    is it 1 1/8

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeridersuk
    hey
    does any one know what size of headset spacers i would need to get for the aniki.
    is it 1 1/8
    Well, the headtube allows up to a 1.5 fork. HOWEVER, thanks to dantes sugjestion of putting the Spinner fork on the Aniki (man I am going to get you for that Travis!! lol), it has a 1.5 to 1 1/8 reducer headset.

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    Hey guys still using your stock hub on your aniki?
    any body? How much Punishment would this stock hub can handle.

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    stock hub

    MY front hub held up pretty well untill about a month ago when it got slammed into some bad stuff. Since then it has been loose and rattles around when hit (when not in contact w/ gorund). THis event happened after about 5 months of riding (im on my 6th month on this bike). The rear hub hasn't gotten any worse than it was before.

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    The timing sounds about right on the hub...I have an 05 though and the rear hub is just fine...I had to change the front hub anyway when putting the triple crown fork on it.

    Quick update...I ordered all my parts and hopefully will be on my bike by the end of the month. As soon as everything is on I'll post more pictures.
    So far this is what I've upgraded to;
    race face diablous stem
    race face grips
    manitou sherman slider + 170mm fork
    dimension front hub
    manitou 3way coil shock 9 x 2.75 x 600lb
    race face evolve ss crankset
    mrp minime chainguide
    maxxis dh high roller tires
    dh rated tubes
    sram x-9 shorty shifter (right side)
    sram x-9 super short rear derailuer
    (still haven't decided on the braking system yet)
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    Front Hub start to develop some play after a month of use. Planning to overhaul them later and see whatís up.
    Rear Hub still strong no problem. I have been rough with them lately. Lots of down hill runs here is Cali, but itís all good.

    Have upgraded my bike
    Marzzochi Drop off Triple 170mm (not impressed) but okay
    Manitou coil rear shock 9x2.75
    SRAM 9 speed cassette
    SRAM 9 speed chain
    SRAM x7 shifter pod

    Yakuzafreerider same here Have not decided which brake system to get, right now Iím loving my mechanical brakes after hours and hours of use, seems that my brake cable sits perfect on housing and make it a one smooth braking system. not bad at all

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    Nice travis! I wanna see some bike porn soon!

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    Yakuzarider...my brakes are ok...but a lot of the trails I ride are super steep and heat up quickly but nonetheless work great for now.
    Chris>the bike porn is coming...lol
    Want to add a note...I love manitou products but having to buy a 2 hardware mounting kits made me sick at 20 to 25bucks a shot...well the coil shock arrived and I took the x fusion off and to may joy the mounting hardware for the x fusion fit the manitou! its hard to get everything apart but I managed and repressed everything into the new coil shock. Just want all you to know that have x fusion coil shocks that the mounting componets match up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by yakusarider
    Front Hub start to develop some play after a month of use. Planning to overhaul them later and see whatís up.
    Rear Hub still strong no problem. I have been rough with them lately. Lots of down hill runs here is Cali, but itís all good.

    Have upgraded my bike
    Marzzochi Drop off Triple 170mm (not impressed) but okay
    Manitou coil rear shock 9x2.75
    SRAM 9 speed cassette
    SRAM 9 speed chain
    SRAM x7 shifter pod

    Yakuzafreerider same here Have not decided which brake system to get, right now Iím loving my mechanical brakes after hours and hours of use, seems that my brake cable sits perfect on housing and make it a one smooth braking system. not bad at all

    Just got my rear shock today Metel-RP 3-way coil. 9x2.75 (650lbs) spring I notice that rebound adjustment dose not work after turning fully open and all the way closed rebound felt stiff throughout. Arhhh. .

    X-fusion shock feels a lot smoother that this.

    Did I forget some thing here platform adjustment works fine all the way +++ make it super slow on compression and fully ---- negative make is faster to compress

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    yakusarider-you may want to check the amount of air in the coil shock...if you dont have a shock pump take it to a local bike shop. sometimes the volume of air in any suspension part from manitou is below what it should be for example my fork needed 75lbs of air pressure before working properly and 20hrs of ride time before broken in. Im assuming after checking the air pressure the coil shock itself will need a break in time. Now if the air pressure isnt working after checking the air then Id contact manitou...or the place of purchase>I know my coil shock will need broken in and I have a 600lb insteade of a 650lb. This one is stiff but I know after a few rides will be fine and before riding Im gonna have it checked out as well....the manitou metal was what I almost bought but Im wanting to keep it simple for now because Im already looking at possibly racing in 08 and Im just using this bike as a learning tool...My eyes are after a trek session 10 for 08...lol but who knows this bike may be enough to handle anything once finished.
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    Aharr.... I donít know if this shock has a pressure adjustment. I donít see any?
    Way to stiff barrowed my friendís 500lbs spring last night and still no difference rebound still donít work. Once you compressed them it would not return smoothly way to slow even on fully negative rebound seting. Planning to send it in to check whatís up, hope fully they can fix it soon.

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    No good


    GGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRR AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH

    has any body had problems with the bloody rear mech hanger they suck.
    just riding along and changed down gear and the damed thing snapped so had to walk home from the local jumps.to make it worse they copst like £15 pounds for a crap bit of metal. so any way im making my self one out of steel or something so it wont snap could take a while though.
    matt

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    same thing happend to me

    That same thing happend to yesterday on my IH sgs world cup and I had to draw one up in cad and send the drawing to a machin shop to have a few steal hangers mad up for me mad pain in the but

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    yeah was it cheap
    my grandad is going to help me make one up by hand hes great .

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    It cost me $10 US more than it to buy them from derailleurhangers.com and thats including shipping and plus there are out of steal and I will later powder coat them at my school

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    cool not bad price.
    mines free since made by granda and his work shop is full of stuf
    he can use.

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    My hanger snapped a while back and mangled the derraileur I think theres a slight design error in chain length on the bike it seems when you are running in the small ring up front theres too much chain slack and it causes some issues.
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    Hey guys my wife just bought me the avid code 203mm front and rear brakes! I'm a lucky S O B lol once I get everything on Ill post some bike porn for you all...l8r
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    nice. caint wait to see some pron lol. update on my metel RP rear shock bushing failed me start to develope some slack or play on it. got me 2 mounting hardware 8mmx23mm @$27.00 each gezz.. getting pricy

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    Pricey I understand man I do...but we all know we are working with a bike that has under par parts on it right off the bat thats why it was so cheap...lol anyways luckily with all my upgrades they where on sale ect ect...caculated everything at full price last night including cost of bike to be around $3500 now. Next time I buy a bike Im going all out the first go around lol so my trek session 10 is atleast a year and a half away ; ) so Ill just ride the hell out of the aniki till then....
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    steerer size

    hey
    ok so i know that the aniki takes 1 1/8 " forks because of a reducer.im thinking about getting new forks and im kinda limited to what i can get because of the size ,
    is there any way u can remove the reducer without having to hack it to bits so it
    can be reused. if so would i need to buy other things to make it fit.
    cheers

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    just wondering...

    why did you guys bother to buy the aniki in the first place if you are just going to replace the parts?

    You might as well of boughten something more expensive and not replaced anything (less work, less $ for new parts, and more time to bike)

    I have an aniki and i am planning to leave it stock and buy a '04 marin team dh.

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    well the reason why I bought an aniki was one it was cheap-I didnt know how into I would get but Im hooked on it now...money isnt something I come by easily being a single parent atleast up until this year and upgrading as I go was more logical than sinking $5000 in a bike right off the bat. But my parts didnt hold up anyway but the frame is great. So Im building it up and when my son grows up he can ride the aniki and Ill have my 10"monster. The aniki is a great bike but is badass decked out. ....

    pictures coming soon!
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    Because the frame is a kickass mother ****er and I didnt have a bunch of money to blow on the Kumicho or whatever. And besdes, I'll be able to spend under 2000 total on this bike and have it how I want it. Gotta love Ebay :-p!

    Travis... BIKE PORN NOW!

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    Ok CHRISB and others here is a little bike porn-keep in mind a the avid codes were just shipped today so theyre not on but the x9 shifter and derailuer, coil shock and mrp chainguide is on but all needs tinkering...pictures of the codes will be up as soon as I install them.




    hope you enjoy
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    ****ing **** thats hot!

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    Went and ride today with my new 450lbs spring and metel Rp shock. Not pleased with it.
    Too stiff hard to stay on track.

    I did add air on my forks to make it Stiff Result improves tracking but not as good as I wanted to. Hard on bumps makes riding challenging.
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    What size are you weight wise? and by the way the big looks great...
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    Also...it may take a few rides to break in your shock, but then again weight may be the issue so let me know ill help the best I can.
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    Im 180lbs 5í7 with 450lbs spring it should be perfect, 30% Sag
    Did not bottom out on me on a 4 foot jump I think if you go like 6+ it might bump it all the way. For now Im listing my drop off triple on EBay and get some thing better. I still have my spinner to use while I save $$ for a better one.

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    rear shock?

    what size of a rear shock is that

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    HHMMM??? Im 6'2" at 190lbs and Im running with a 600lb coil and Im getting pretty good sag with that setting. You are correct though for you weight to coil ratio according to manitou specs. Was there a setup precedure on the coil shock? if not or if you followed step by step setup direction either that coil needs to be worked a little or the suspension is flawed. Id go to a local bike shop-one that is familiar with working on long travel bikes and get a proffesional opinion. I dont know whats wrong with the drop off fork...but my sherman slider + for the price is awesome when setup right and allowed the 20hrs of riding time to break in. I do know a pro dh racer with a boxxer world cup for sale for $450 problem is that it is a 8" travel fork that will throw the bikes geometry off (thats why I didnt buy it) but some riders go bigger in the fork but I prefer keeping equal travel front and rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yakusarider
    Went and ride today with my new 450lbs spring and metel Rp shock. Not pleased with it.
    Too stiff hard to stay on track.

    I did add air on my forks to make it Stiff Result improves tracking but not as good as I wanted to. Hard on bumps makes riding challenging.
    Well, atleast it LOOKS nice ! Take that plastic crap off the cassett tho.

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    A 600# spring for a 190lb rider (on a 2.75" stroke, 7" travel Aniki frame) will be a bit too stiff.

    Check out these sites for a pretty good spring rate calculator.

    http://www.igorion.com/_coilspring/

    http://www.tftunedshox.com/springcalc.htm

    For a freeride/DH bike you will want to set-up with approx 33% sag.

    -ska todd

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    Idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by freeridersuk
    what size of a rear shock is that
    9x2.75 450 lbs

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    According to the spring calculators a 350lb coil is what Id need for 33%sag...now my issue with the coil being a 350lb reminds me of when I first bought the bike and it bottomed out off a street curb. Maybe since Im working with Manitou and not a x fusion shock this will be different? I just dont wanna be bottoming out on small drops such as 2 feet or less and even worse would be drops any bigger....and the damage that can do to the bike let alone me Im hoping that the calculator is right. Anyways Im not a pro at all this stuff yet so I dont know...but I do know bottoming out off a curb isnt right.
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    Ok I went to a local bike shop today that had some long travel bikes...now the spring weight I tested was a 350lb...it was cushy but didnt bottom out. So now Im wondering if the preload, and rebound settings ect ect need to be fine tuned to prevent an easy bottom out. Then again the xfusion coil shock was a piece of crap....Im going to order a 350-or 400lb coil and adjust my setting and see what I get. Thanks skatodd....
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    yakuzafreerider,

    That’s cool give us update on that. If it’s too soft on 350lbs maybe we can trade I have 450lbs
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    Cool...sounds like a plan if it doesnt work. Ill let you know, it may be a week or two before I get it and try it. I just installed the front brakes (avid codes) there awesome and super easy to install. There rear is going on tommorrow but both will need the hydro lines shortened. So to the bike shop it will go. Ill have pictures up soon-
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    yakusarider-I was wondering about your fork...is there a break in period for the fork stated in the owner manual? my manitou said to give it 20hrs ride time before the fork would work as intended. And believe me from the first ride till now has been a big difference. Suggesting you check it out before you buy another fork.
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    I dont blame you for getting rid of the fork now...my sherman is great for me but keep in mind they have different spring kits for the forks to match rider weight so if you get it and its to soft you can get another spring but id wait till the fork was broke in first....
    well here is the avid codes on my bike-the hose lines need to be shortened so again everything isnt complete....


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    Lookin pretty damn sheaxhy travis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakuzafreerider
    HHMMM??? Im 6'2" at 190lbs and Im running with a 600lb coil and Im getting pretty good sag with that setting. You are correct though for you weight to coil ratio according to manitou specs. Was there a setup precedure on the coil shock? if not or if you followed step by step setup direction either that coil needs to be worked a little or the suspension is flawed. Id go to a local bike shop-one that is familiar with working on long travel bikes and get a proffesional opinion. I dont know whats wrong with the drop off fork...but my sherman slider + for the price is awesome when setup right and allowed the 20hrs of riding time to break in. I do know a pro dh racer with a boxxer world cup for sale for $450 problem is that it is a 8" travel fork that will throw the bikes geometry off (thats why I didnt buy it) but some riders go bigger in the fork but I prefer keeping equal travel front and rear.
    I got me a 300 - 350 lbs spring and 2007 Boxxer Ride 8 travel. I m not sure if this would work. But I can always trade them for a 7' fork what do you guys think Iíll post some. When it gets here.

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    Alright Travis (not dante BTW, yakuzafreerider), just to make you REALY jealous, I just got a deal on a 04 888 RR (the OEM model). So that plus the swinger is gonna pwn you ha ha!

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    LOL have fun with the marzocchi- Im a manitou rider man! Im sure its a great fork but since Ive been building the bike Ive learned alot along the way. A lot of the time when you check out reviews of products and see compliant on something not working or feeling right... 9 times out of 10 its an incorrect installation or setup example; my fork- before I bought it I never knew you can get different spring kits for them depending on rider weight and riding style kinda like different weighted coils. So once I get everything fined tuned and broke in I know mysetup will fit me.
    As far as Owning me I'll leave it at this-its not the bike that makes the rider, its the rider skill that does all the work,....lol Dont make me come out there and see what would happen pitting the 2 of us in a race Chris...ha ha....
    No for real the 888 is a good buy and good fork- I just prefer manitou bro...
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    Lol I know. but, 250 for a recently rbuilt 888??? Dude.

    I was just kidding about the ownage. I meant my bike would be cooler then yours!!! hehe! No actualy travis I think i could give ya a pretty good run for yer muny. Man but I sure cant zpel.

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    I know you were kidding bro-you probably would give me a run for my money-but no matter the outcome we'd have a kick ass time on our aniki's-by the way finally got mine back man it rides nice-waiting on the lower weight shock now.
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    Cool! I just unloaded my most valuable possestion (that can be valued) so I've got the money for my new fork now !!! Should have it by the time I get back from Utah. Then Its new shocky wokey and pedals. After that I just gotta get a new crankset and I'm done for the tme being.

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    i always did like the black frame one better

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    So do I. I'mma custom paint my frame.

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    hey
    i as trying to giove ma bike a gd clean yesterday in the headset but couldnt get the forks of i took of the stem but there must be something else holding it in.
    any help in getting them of would be much apreiciated.
    thanks

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    hey man the headset is pressed in. Take a rubber mallet and tap the steerer tube till it comes out. Just pay attention to how it comes apart, bearings and seals, spacers ect ect.
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    Obvious tidbit of info but make sure after you clean the headset to re grease it, and make sure if you got any water in there its out when you put it all back together, or it could cause issues.

    Ohh smart thing to do when you take the headset all apart, loop a zip-tie or twist tie through all the bearings and spacers (one tie for the bottom parts, one tie for the top parts) this way you dont lose anything and all the parts stay in the correct order.
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