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    That's a good looking bike. Any issue's other than the chainring bolts show up yet? What was the final weight on your build up?

    I've got a hold on a Stryke right now to fill the gap between my Union and Havoc, but perhaps I should go with the Eon. Hmmm.

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    Stryke vs Eon

    Stryke almost got that frame but I felt it was to similar to my Huckster (look of it and that is the only thing that was similar). Stryke vs Eon well it really depends what type of riding you will be doing the Stryke can be compared to a Santa Cruz Nomad and Eon to a Santa Cruz Blur LT...The main difference between them besides the weight would be that the Stryke has a more trick suspension like the one used on the Huckster and Havoc (PCA + Motolink), while the Eon just uses the Motolink which really I think that is all it needs since it only has 5.5 inches of travel. Eon issues well the crank bolts seem to be an issue of the crank I chose to use, one thing that I have notice is the clearance of the front derailleurs cage to the swing arm, it has to be super precise or it will hit, again not sure if that is just the SRAM X7 or the swing arm...but if you have experience adjusting the front derailleur it can be adjust to where it does not rub. I image that the Stryke will be an awesome ride! But I have to admit I luv my Eon I went an awesome ride this Sunday to a place called Demo in the Santa Cruz mountains (CA) and it performed awesome.

    Here are a few more pix...of the Eon with the Huckster. Please post some pix of your Union and Havoc really interested in how they look.

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    That Huckster is a sweet bike very smooth smoothing out the rough sections, arrow straight off jumps & predictable through the corners quite a awesome bike.

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    Hey dog great to hear from you and thanks for the props! Ryan has done an awesome job designing/engineering these great bikes...

    Whats up for this weekend I want to hit up China Camp...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rarroyo
    Stryke almost got that frame but I felt it was to similar to my Huckster (look of it and that is the only thing that was similar). Stryke vs Eon well it really depends what type of riding you will be doing the Stryke can be compared to a Santa Cruz Nomad and Eon to a Santa Cruz Blur LT...The main difference between them besides the weight would be that the Stryke has a more trick suspension like the one used on the Huckster and Havoc (PCA + Motolink), while the Eon just uses the Motolink which really I think that is all it needs since it only has 5.5 inches of travel. Eon issues well the crank bolts seem to be an issue of the crank I chose to use, one thing that I have notice is the clearance of the front derailleurs cage to the swing arm, it has to be super precise or it will hit, again not sure if that is just the SRAM X7 or the swing arm...but if you have experience adjusting the front derailleur it can be adjust to where it does not rub. I image that the Stryke will be an awesome ride! But I have to admit I luv my Eon I went an awesome ride this Sunday to a place called Demo in the Santa Cruz mountains (CA) and it performed awesome.

    Here are a few more pix...of the Eon with the Huckster. Please post some pix of your Union and Havoc really interested in how they look.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks for the quick response. I'm lookign for a bike to fill the spot that my Fat possum used to be, so about 140mm of travel, all-mountain with a bit of light freeride, not much, just jumping logs and such on trail rides. I'm 6' and 135lbs with my camelback full so I don't see there being too much of a stress issue. I can easily take care of the front derailleur issue. I've been a certified bike mechanic and one of the top wrenches at my local shop for 4 years.

    I like the idea of having a longer travel aggressive all-mountain/shorter travel light freeride bike. But I think the Eon will fit the bill very nicely and I'll just have to pick up a Stryke later on.

    I'll get the Union and Havoc pictures posted in the next 2 days. I just got done overhauling my Boxxer WC and the Travis is still on the bike from sunday's ride.

    Thanks again for the response.

    -Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by rarroyo
    Hey dog great to hear from you and thanks for the props! Ryan has done an awesome job designing/engineering these great bikes...

    Whats up for this weekend I want to hit up China Camp...

    Cheers,
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    Dom should be on Norcal riders!!! Who wants to ride?

    No prob on the props I have liked the Astrix bikes for almost 4 years they got their sheait together skimming under the radar.
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    ... and if we just ... Sure thing

    Quote Originally Posted by bmxconvert
    Thanks for the quick response. I'm lookign for a bike to fill the spot that my Fat possum used to be, so about 140mm of travel, all-mountain with a bit of light freeride, not much, just jumping logs and such on trail rides. I'm 6' and 135lbs with my camelback full so I don't see there being too much of a stress issue. I can easily take care of the front derailleur issue. I've been a certified bike mechanic and one of the top wrenches at my local shop for 4 years.

    I like the idea of having a longer travel aggressive all-mountain/shorter travel light freeride bike. But I think the Eon will fit the bill very nicely and I'll just have to pick up a Stryke later on.

    I'll get the Union and Havoc pictures posted in the next 2 days. I just got done overhauling my Boxxer WC and the Travis is still on the bike from sunday's ride.

    Thanks again for the response.

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    Sure thing glad I could help. Well sounds like the Eon it is please post pix of your build.

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    rarroyo & the Eon totally awesome.
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    great photo dog, thanks for taking the pic!

    JMP tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rarroyo
    great photo dog, thanks for taking the pic!

    JMP tomorrow!

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    How are you liking the Manitou SPV/Manitou SPV setup? With 140mm travel do you find yourself wishing you had a slightly more relaxed head angle?

    The reason I ask is I'm trying to decide what fork to go with. An air sprung Pike up front and a Revox or Evolver would be ideal, but we'll see what funds allow for. I feel like it might be kind of nice to have the option of popping the fork up to like 150 or 160mm at times and then back down to like 120 or so for climbing? So perhaps a 36 TALAS would be better. Just looking for some thoughts on what you think of the geometry.

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    Well Kevin, I decided to with the Minute because the bike was designed around it, so to get the full benefit of the bike (for me I wanted a bike that I could take on all day rides and still feel confident on some technical stuff) , the Eon offers the geometry that is great for the type of riding I do with it...you can see the photo of me going down this steep section in China Camp called Nike Site, actually that photo doesn't truly capture how steep it really is. If you are used to slacker bike's then of course there is a learning curve but the benefit of a steeper head angle is that you are able to whip it around corners and can ride all day...so the short answer is yes I like the Manitou Minute Super so far...

    Sounds like you want a Stryke...sounds like you will enjoy it more and could can handle 160mm....

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    line I went down was second from the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rarroyo
    Well Kevin, I decided to with the Minute because the bike was designed around it, so to get the full benefit of the bike (for me I wanted a bike that I could take on all day rides and still feel confident on some technical stuff) , the Eon offers the geometry that is great for the type of riding I do with it...you can see the photo of me going down this steep section in China Camp called Nike Site, actually that photo doesn't truly capture how steep it really is. If you are used to slacker bike's then of course there is a learning curve but the benefit of a steeper head angle is that you are able to whip it around corners and can ride all day...so the short answer is yes I like the Manitou Minute Super so far...

    Sounds like you want a Stryke...sounds like you will enjoy it more and could can handle 160mm....

    -R
    I agree, yet I disagree. Perhaps I need both frames... Yes, that's the solution, build both. But which one first?
    This summer I would really like to get out and do some all-day epic rides around the Mt.St.Helens volcanic area. My father has worked there for 13 years and is always telling me about trails to ride on and what not. There are a handful of customers that come into my shop that have done some good weekend long rides in the area. I want a bike that is comfortable pedaling all day but a blast to jump and haul down trails on at the same time.
    My previous reference was to my old fat possum. That bike really fit that mold well. I think the Eon will be the most capable in that sense.

    Then there was the ever fun, single crowned long travel jumper known as the Session 77. That bike despite being less than ideal pedaling was fun to play around dirt jumping, urban, and trail riding as long as there weren't a ton of up hills. I think the Stryke would provide a wonderful platform to create something just as fun but a little bit better pedaling.

    Here are both bikes I had prior that I would like to replace.

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    The Session(this is the best pic I have at the point that the bike was the funnest)


    I think that an Eon fitted with a Pike/Monarch suspension combo and 2.1/2.35 Nevagals and then the Stryke with a Lyric and some 2.35 Nevagals front and rear would round out my stable really well. I'll make some calls and see what I can get going. I need to sell that darned M3 frame now.

    -Kevin

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    Agreed when do you get yoru Eon?

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    I need to sell my Intense M3 and then I'll order up the frame and fork. I've got a set of El Camino's that I need to pop a new piston into, full X9 kit. For wheels I think I'll build up a set of Super Duty hubs again as they are super light and very reliable, laced with Aerolite spokes like on my Havoc to a Sun Equalizer/Halo Excite D or WTB Laser Disc Trail?|
    I've go a set of Easton bars floating around here somewhere. Crank wise, maybe I'll pull the LX from the Union, pop my Saints onto that and use the LX on the Eon.
    We'll see. I've got a little while to decide.

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    Nice look forward to seeing it get built up! Keep me posted. I will be ordering a solo for my wife very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rarroyo
    Nice look forward to seeing it get built up! Keep me posted. I will be ordering a solo for my wife very soon.

    -R
    I'll keep an eye out for a thread with the build up.

    I've got a couple kids excited on Astrix around here. 2 are kids I work with at the shop. One will be building a Stryke, the other a Rook once business picks up for the summer again. And then one of my team mates will be building a Union and eventually Huckster. I actually do nearly all the maintenence work for my team/riding group so I'll snap some pics once we get everything done. I hope to have the Stryke's done by late summer as one of the kids has a time share at Whistler and that would be a blast!

    I rode a friends 55 ATA the other day, wow. Felt pretty darn close ride wise to my '08 Boxxer WC. Fork options Eon first, Stryke second. Any opinions?
    1.Pike and Lyric
    2.55 ATA and 55 ATA
    3.55 ATA and 66 ATA.

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    That sounds great the more people who ride Astrix the better...

    Fork options well one of the things I always look at is the axel to crown ratio that will determine your geometry, you can run a 140mm Pike, Lyric, 55 ATA...but make sure that the axel to crown is the same if not close to what the frame was engineered around or else as you can imagine it will handle like crap. Below you will find a link that will help.

    Not on your list is a Nixon Intrinsic fork 145mm...lite 4.2 and great damping...I will be getting one for my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rarroyo
    That sounds great the more people who ride Astrix the better...

    Fork options well one of the things I always look at is the axel to crown ratio that will determine your geometry, you can run a 140mm Pike, Lyric, 55 ATA...but make sure that the axel to crown is the same if not close to what the frame was engineered around or else as you can imagine it will handle like crap. Below you will find a link that will help.

    Not on your list is a Nixon Intrinsic fork 145mm...lite 4.2 and great damping...I will be getting one for my bike.

    -R

    http://www.pvdwiki.com/index.php?tit..._Geometry_Info
    I've decided to go with the 55 ATA as the first fork I'll order and try it out on both frames. It feels so very very similar to my Boxxer WC on the Havoc that I just can't pass it up.

    I have a Love/Hate relationship with Manitou. I have 2 Travis Triple Ti's w/Intrinsic damping along with my Revox's. They are incredibly supples, and smooth. However Manitou just doesn't make a fork that would seem to fit what I'm after. I would LOVE to have an Intrinsic damped Nixon, however the '07's only came with Intrinsic and IT travel adjust, which I'm not interested in having an extra cable hanging down.
    The Minute Absolute Hex in 140 would be a very possible solution for the Eon. We'll see.

    Plan's have changed. I've decided to go with the Stryke first as a Co-worker has a time share at Whistler and the first DH race this year is better suited for a 6-7" travel bike so I can see the Stryke filling both of those needs very easily. The 55ATA will be paired with the Stryke and I may grab another Revox for the rear for the more DH/FR situations. That and with the similarities between the 55ATA and my BoxxerWC and the suspension on the Stryke and Havoc being very similar I can see them being very simlar in many aspects.

    2 more weeks and I'll be able to order in the frame, fork and wheel components. 3 weeks and I should have it built and posted.

    -Kevin

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    Sounds like that is going to be nice, have you given any thought to rest of your build...I might be building up a Stryke for my wife but not to sure if she will fit the XS due to the standover height, I have to talk Astrix and see if it will fit her. If not I plan on building a Solo for her.

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    Will be doing a ride report over the next week.

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    Rafael... tomorrow No Way Hill? XD

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    Tomorrow not sure but Wednesday definitely, I will let you know later today if tomorrow works.

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    Hey Poh...you down to ride No way hill?

    Let me know
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