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    what are hte VF2 and XCL diferences in geometry?

    The only diference that i see is 0.5 degree in HA and SA. everything else (geometry wise) is identicle.

    Is that it?

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    Sorry, 1 degree for HA

    Sorry, 1 degree for HA

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    Anybody???

    Any clue?

    What about the weight? Is it ligher becouse of the rear stay only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmargoli
    Any clue?

    What about the weight? Is it ligher becouse of the rear stay only?
    From the Chumba website.

    Frame Weight 5.3 lbs without shock (Medium)

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    VF2 Worth the price difference ? VF2 is a Better climbing ?

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    I ordered a VF2 from Chumba to replace my XCL, and am awaiting receipt of the frame (which should come any day now). Once I have the VF2 built up and have taken it for a test ride I'll post a note on my first impressions. My current (U.S.-made) XCL weights in at just over 28 pounds. I'm hoping that with the VF2 I'll get down to just over 26 pounds.

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    You think 2 pounds worth the price? is just 2 pounds the difference ? better to climb ?

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    I guess I'll find out if the two pound weight savings is worth the money. I also have an XCL frame that is three model years old. The newer XCL frames and the VF2 have some improvements over my older XCL frame that should be worthwhile, such as improved rear suspension linkage mechanisms, better welding, and anodization. Besides, it's tough to lose two pounds on any full suspension bike. Using the rule of thumb of paying $1 for each gram of weight saved for bike components, two pounds works out to about 910 grams, or $910. From that perspective, the additional cost of the VF2 should be worth it.

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