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    The New Soul Cycles 4X Fully...

    My Soul Cycles 4X Matador has finally arrived!

    It's here! The 4X Fully frame I helped design just got in. And yes, that is my name on it!

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    Complete Bike Pics. 2007 Dhx Air 5.0
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    Sweet.
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    Thanks. It rides sweet. Can't wait to race her at Fontana
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    So what does the linkage under the shock do?

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    4x

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarashi
    So what does the linkage under the shock do?
    It's function is to help guide the rear triangle through it's cycle while avoiding as much flex & side to side movement as possible. Being that 4X is what the frame is mainly designed for, we thought this would be especially useful. A 4x frame gets lots of torque accerating down straights and being whipped through tight turns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8cam
    It's function is to help guide the rear triangle through it's cycle while avoiding as much flex & side to side movement as possible. Being that 4X is what the frame is mainly designed for, we thought this would be especially useful. A 4x frame gets lots of torque accerating down straights and being whipped through tight turns.
    Is it worth the weight gain and the possibility that it might affect the plushness of the shock? (if it uses bushings and not bearings).

    But that's a sweet bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarashi
    Is it worth the weight gain and the possibility that it might affect the plushness of the shock? (if it uses bushings and not bearings).

    But that's a sweet bike!
    The frame is a very light suspension frame, so you don't even notice the intralink. Many frames have an added linkeage or piece & they usually are much heavier than our design.

    The link actually helps plushness as you do not have the added stiction of a shock moving sideways as it cycles. Turners use bushings through out their suspension, yet they feel very plush. Our main pivot is a replaceable bearing set. The intralink does not tax the freedom of the movement it is designed to enhance.

    In 4X, weight, strength & stiffness reign. It is not DH or XC where a delicate suspension feel is required. If a rider is that sensative to these differences, then 4X certainly would be too rough for their taste.
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    Matador on sale!!

    For those of you thinking of getting one, you should sign up for the Soul Cycles newsletter ASAP at www.ridesoul.com

    Subscribers are currently being offered a special sale price on the Matador frame of only $500 (no shock).

    Yes, you read that correctly!
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    Her is the Matador in the 4" mode with 4" Fox TALAS fork.
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    That frame is so burly that it makes that air shock look out of place!

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    Her is the Matador in the 4" mode with 4" Fox TALAS fork.

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    Burly & stiff, but light. About 6 1/2 lbs. with shock.
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    I see some space on the frame for one or two more stickers...
    Nice bike

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