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    Morewood shova ST 2007

    Hi Guys,

    I have been looking for a long time for some notes on this frame, but couldn't find any.
    I have decided though to go with my instincts and purchase a White Morewood Shova ST.

    To go with it is a matching white Marazochi AM 1 SL 07.

    Here's a teaser, more pics of the built machine (will be built this week) and review in the next few days.

    Cheers
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    i have been looking at 1 also.who was the dealer?it looks awesome! keep us posted on how it rides.

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    i forgot to ask.did you get a chance to weigh the frame and shock?

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    I am not sure who is the US dealer, you can check at their website.

    I know pricepoint.com sells them.

    I did not have the chance to weight it yet. I think claimed weight of frame+shock is 3.2kg

    I'll see if I can weight it, and tell you.

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    אחי תתחדש

    אבל לצערי נראה לי שהפורום הזה קצת אך לומר מת
    פרסמתי פה כבר כמה פעמים ואין שום תגובה או התיחסות
    אולי הבעיה איתי
    בכל מקרה האופניים פצצה

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    Hi Yaron,

    Thanks for the Tip. (;

    Here is the built Bike,

    Spec:

    Morewood Shova ST 07 L
    Marazochi AM 1 SL 07 fork
    Mavic 823 rims
    Blue Hope Pro II hubs and DT Champion 2mm
    Magura Loius FR 8inch and 7 inch Rotors
    Truvativ Stylo AM Crank
    Hope headset
    Hope QR
    Thomson seat post + WTB Seat
    FUNN Hands On bar
    Temporary Stem (will be replaced with a more 80-90mm stem)
    Full X7
    Cassette X9
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    mxer- go to www.morewoodbikes.com they are based in North Carolina. Talk to Andre or Robert. I bought my 06 Shova LT, best bike i have ever riden. The guys at Morewood are great Tell them the guy from Huntington Beach sent you!

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    that looks fabulous!!

    I just snagged a leftover 06 Shova ST frame although i gave those 07's a good look first.they made some nice modifications to the 07 model.
    Richard, Margot and Andre at Morewood are all GREAT to deal with

    looking forward to your review!

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    e86 thanks for the info.man that thing looks sweet!now get out and ride and let us know how it is!

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    Nice ride, ranpergamin! Lots of shiny white. Do you know how much it weights?

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    Weight and first test ride

    I still did have the chance to weight it. I would guess it is around ~15kg.
    I have rather heavy rims (823) and tires.

    I had my first ride yesterday..

    It's a little hard to tell since everything is news.. The brakes, the fork, the rear shock.
    It will take about a couple of weeks for fine-tuning... However there are things that I noticed:

    - The Geometry is great. I felt comfortable immediatly (I have changed the stem to RaceFace Evolve AM 100mm)
    - No Bob, whats'o'ever, and I am a big dude. Single Pivot & RP23 Rock..
    - The fork is still sticky but very responsive.
    - The Magura Loiuse gives an amazing braking power and control.
    - Though being the first ride, they made me go two downhill single sections that I have not done before..

    This bike Rock. I am really looking forward to my next ride, and a major desert ride next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranpergamin
    - No Bob, whats'o'ever, and I am a big dude. Single Pivot & RP23 Rock..
    How big? kg/cm?

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    I am 1.91cm tall and around 100kg

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    morewoods are awesome...i ride an Ndiza HT for now...i'm wanting to get a shova sometime...

    and yeah, it's nice having the morewood folks an hour from my house. SUPER nice guys...invited me up to ride the farm the first time i ever called...and were NOTHING but helpful for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by milhouse
    I dont think the frame, shock, fork, rims, drive train, handlebars, tires and stem would hold up very well but that kickstand looks pretty burley.

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    Hi,

    Just want to give you a bit more information on the ride and weight.

    First the bike weight with the current setup 14.9kg which is 32.8Lbs

    I have been riding them for two weeks now, including some long desert epics.
    The bike is great, the RP23 is an amazing shock, and can be both active and very pedal efficient.

    The new Marz' AM, is still a bit sticky, and I am trying to find the right tuning of preassure in the main chamber and bottom out. Being around 100kg, I have set the bottom out to around 150psi and the main chamber at 125psi.

    The angels are great, and I am feeling very comfortable on the bike from start. The head angle combined with the fork, gives me a real DH feeling on descents, while uphill there is no reminder that this is such a DH'ed minded bike.. It climbs like a goat, better than the Iron Horse MK III that I have had before.

    I still need to get the shocks set properly, but up to now I can only say good thing about the frame and its sitfness..

    Proudly South African rocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranpergamin

    I still need to get the shocks set properly, but up to now I can only say good thing about the frame and its sitfness..
    Please let us know when you find sweetpot for that fork. Just ordered mine and like get some direction what is good. Im little lighter then you, but some direction is better then non.

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    Hi Sampo

    An improtant note regarding this fork, is that the old manuals are not valid for it..

    The recommended psi's on the fork have nothing to do with a PDF that I got from Mraz'

    If you want post your email, and I'll forward it to you.

    For my weight They recommended 175psi bottom out and 130psi in the pos-neg chamber.

    With these numbers the fork was quite stiff, and not very responsive.

    It also have a kind of "tick" on the rebound, when returning. I have not figured out if this is a Marz' thing,a problem, or nothing to worry about. But it is annoying abit...

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    i like the white.

    not to hijack the thread, just showin the love...

    here's my 2006 built up:





    32.4 pounds.... feels 5 pounds lighter

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    Nice Build, man.

    They're awsame bike, aren't they ? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranpergamin
    I am 1.91cm tall and around 100kg
    1.91 cm tall? What are you, the world's largest pancake?

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    Fork preasure

    Quote Originally Posted by Sampo69
    Please let us know when you find sweetpot for that fork. Just ordered mine and like get some direction what is good. Im little lighter then you, but some direction is better then non.
    I currently Run 150psi on the bottomout (low), and around 110-120 on the top (Travel).

    It's OK for my weight. Think I might reduce it to around 145/110

    (I weight at around 95kg)

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    Get a life. Or get a bike like mine (;

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    Hope you don't mind me posting up in your thread. Just got this last week. First ride was yesterday. Been a while since I've had a FS bike. Absolutely no complaints on this bike or especially the crew in NC. What a great company to deal with.





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    Sweet One; Welcome to the thread.

    Morewood defeniatlly is worth more attention here.
    The bike rocks..



    BTW, my Marz' AM 1 SL fork is in the shop right now, it has air leak since day 1...

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    Currently riding a Giant Trance 1 and thinking of getting a 2nd bike for more rougher AM/Free ride. I love Morewoods(I am from South Africa...so a little bias), never ridden one thought. How much can the Shova ST handle? Will it be out of it's depth at Whistler and the Shore? Or is it comparable to something like the Transition Bottle Rocket that's quite at home at Whistler. The Morewood Shova LT looks like a great bike....but with 7" it looks like a little of a overkill for me, that said is the upgrade from a 4.2" travel in the back on the Trance to a 5.5" in the back on the morewood worth it? Aye...too many choices...

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