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    Mike Wilson's New 2006 Astrix Havoc

    We just finished putting this machine together last night at about 11:30PM and we rode it around until after midnight by the light of the shop porch light. We did a few drops off the loading dock and just rode it around. Man it feels good! I built up a nice V10 a few weeks back with 888's and I have to say that this bike is right there next to the V10. I am very impressed. For a hucking bike I think the Havoc is right at the top, it is also an incredible DH rig. This bike weighed in at about 51 lbs. We are going to be doing a photo shoot today so stay tuned for some sick shots.

    Most of the parts are new but we used older rims (mismatched) and an older Truvativ rock guard; it is the metal one, stronger than the new poly ones. So far I am impressed with the Travis forks. They seems smooth and strong. We will have to see how they hold up. The Travis forks have 8" and the Havoc is 9"

    To quote Mitchell Scott from BIKE magazine "Manitou’s new Travis fork is the best long-travel fork I’ve ever ridden. As one of the first people to ride it (five laps on the Shore’s infamous Seymour Mountain no less), I can attest to the fork’s performance with wholehearted experience." http://bikemag.com/features/onlineex...060905_travis/

    We are excited to try it out.

    For 2006 there have been a few modifications to the Havoc. The bottom bracket was redesigned and shortened to a more common standard. It will now fit a Saint BB and cranks. There were a few other modifications, some CNC'ed parts and the frame is a little lighter. There have been a few other changes but I am not sure what they all are. So far I am impressed. The bike went together well, cable runs are nice, the suspension is plush, the build quality seems top notch and all around looks like a great bike.
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    Good job! Ride On!!

    Looks SEXY there Doug!
    What's the countdown to Mike's return?
    Can't wait to see some pics!
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    Very nice Doug. I'll catch you tomorrow at 7:00am. Maybe Mike will let me straddle his pale steed.

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    wow, that is really nice. 55 is alot though. are you sure the scale is right? or are the frames just that heavy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    Looks SEXY there Doug!
    What's the countdown to Mike's return?
    Can't wait to see some pics!
    Brian
    Mike has been home for a week or so. We have been riding and he is ripping it up.

    When you coming down Brian? We need to go take some pics together and swap our knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1_joel
    wow, that is really nice. 55 is alot though. are you sure the scale is right? or are the frames just that heavy?
    Perhaps it was a typo. He could have meant 45.

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    Where are the actiion shots????
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shuntavi
    Mike has been home for a week or so. We have been riding and he is ripping it up.

    When you coming down Brian? We need to go take some pics together and swap our knowledge.

    That's Great!
    Say HI to him for me!
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    Just not sure when!
    Thanks for the open invite!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prechrysler
    Perhaps it was a typo. He could have meant 45.
    yeah, that's prolly it.

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    Typo

    Quote Originally Posted by M1_joel
    yeah, that's prolly it.
    Yeah, sorry about that. It is 51 lbs. Unless my scale is off.

    (Edited post, changed to 51, we just weighed it again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuntavi
    Yeah, sorry about that. It is 52 lbs. Unless my scale is off.
    52 !!!!

    That is still a lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuntavi
    Mike has been home for a week or so. We have been riding and he is ripping it up.
    Oh snap Mike is back !!!
    That was a quick 2 years ...... ok please dont keep us waiting any longer
    We want the sickness it has been far too long of a wait !!

    Shuntavi post action pic's !!!!
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    I hope to see some action pics soon and id also like to know how the travis feels and holds up.
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    is that a parallelagram suspension design? that's cool. theoretically, that's like a canfield / dw, but with the links being the size of the stays. that must make the axle path a more gental arch.

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    sweet looking but damn thats heavy!!! keep us updated on how the travis fork does
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    thats very awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    is that a parallelagram suspension design? that's cool. theoretically, that's like a canfield / dw, but with the links being the size of the stays. that must make the axle path a more gental arch.
    Errr, think Lawill. Thats where the roots are in this one I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    is that a parallelagram suspension design....
    It is my patented rear suspension system that we have been using for the last 5 years. We call it the PCA, (Parallel Control Arms) and then there is another 4 bar linage that manipulates the rear shock. This Motolink allows us to fine tune the spring curve for nice progressive feel at the end for bottom out control when you really need that last inch of travel to slow you down.

    Mike’s bike is looking good. I think the weight for this one is because Mike has some super duty wheels front and rear and a tank for a saddle. Most of our race team bike are between 42 and 47. (Side note on 47lb race bikes, I heard from Marzocchi after they were tuning Cedric’s C’dale DH was that it is at 47lbs for him the whole year)

    And I'm looking forward to seeing more of Shuntavi's pictures soon also!!!

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    Thread moved to the new "Custom DH/FR/Urban Builders" board.

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