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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletboy View Post
    So, are there any shops in PA that sell these?

    I'd love to take a look at one before I drop the coin... riding would be even better.

    Where about in PA are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pspwesty View Post
    Where about in PA are you?
    Northeastern PA, near Stroudsburg Pa. 18360
    Will ride singletrack for food...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimat99 View Post
    anyone own a nomad2 before their dixon? Opinions?
    I had a Nomad Carbon before the Dixon. Anything specific you'd like to know? They are both great bikes. I like the steeper seat tube angle on the Dixon as well as the shorter chainstays. Suspension characteristics are pretty different, but both work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
    I had a Nomad Carbon before the Dixon. Anything specific you'd like to know? They are both great bikes. I like the steeper seat tube angle on the Dixon as well as the shorter chainstays. Suspension characteristics are pretty different, but both work well.

    I would run a 36 160 on a Dixon, currently have a 36 180 on a nomad. Less travel aside, do you feel the Dixon is as capable as the nomad? Are the frames similar in stiffness? Will the Dix accept tires as wide as the nomad? I've run tires as wide as maxxis 2.7 on the nomad no issues, but typically I run specialized 2.5, sometimes 2.3.

    What attracts me to the Dix is the slack HA with a 160,(should be very similar to a nomad with a 180) steeper seat tube angle, (nomad with a 180 has a pretty slack STA) and I like the simplicity of the split pivot design. I've owned an 04 Ollie so I know devinci's are put together well.

    I'm growing tired of blowing through 160mm of linear travel all the time with the nomad, does the Dix ramp up a bit, or is it linear like the nomad? How would you compare the travel on the DH between the two. Also, please comment on climbing discrepancies.

    thanks!

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    FYI
    2012 Dixon RC factory spec. Pulled out of box with all the tie wraps and cardboard protective wrap still on, no pedals. Weighed in on the Park digital scale at 28.08 lbs
    Won't have build complete for a while due to holiday work.

    Forgot to add it's a Medium.

    Got lucky and the Fox RP2 is spec for rear shock, but came with a RP23 instead
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    Somebody has a dixon in size M with 160mm lyrik, want to know if it's not overkill, the 160mm travel for the geo of the bike. A slacker head angle is not so bad.

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    I've mine with a zochi 55 and I don't feel overkill, but with 150mm suspension will go up much easier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsalirx View Post
    I've mine with a zochi 55 and I don't feel overkill, but with 150mm suspension will go up much easier...
    I will use it more for enduro downhill.
    Want to build it up with a 160mm lyrik, 1x10speed, adjustable seatpost, 50mm stem.

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    650B tire clearance?

    Really cool bike. Hits on so many of my wish list points, love the quality, clean and lean look, Split Pivot, different factor, and actually made in Canada not some Chinese factory. Lifetime frame warranty oh yeah!

    Now can someone who owns one of these take a real close up pic of the front chain stay arch and the seat stay brace areas so I can see the clearance available.

    I've got this thing for 650B wheels and it would be awesome if one would fit (2.3" Pacenti Neo-Moto) the Dixon triangle. This rim/tire actually only requires 1/2" more of clearance than a 26" rim/tire combo (650B rim/tire approx 1" more total diameter than 26" rim/tire not 1.5" like the size suggests) Yeah, these do make a nice difference and especially the front which will work in any Fox fork with no clearance issues. If you use these wheels F/B you raise the BB about 1/2". Good for me becasue I live in the rocks of New England. Used only on the front it slightly slackens the HA with improved roll over and cornering grip. I've yet to read a negative review of anyone putting a 650B on the front of their 26" bike. No, I do not want a 29'r.

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    I've been trying to find a way to get the maxle 12mm to fit. I ordered a 142x12mm from CRC but it was way too short. So I looked through the Rockshox's maxle dimensions, none of them could fit our Dixon's axle which was about 194mm.
    http://www.bike-discount.de/pdf/products/4353.pdf <--Rockshox's dimensions pdf file.

    135's axle - 167mm
    142's axle - 174mm
    150's axle - 182mm
    Dixon axle - 194mm (from my own measurement)

    Then I found Trek's ABP maxle, which was about 192mm. It's about 2mm shorter, but it still fits with plenty of threads engaged in the frame. So far so good. I ordered my Trek ABP maxle from ebay because the local dealers are a real pain to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stylomat View Post
    Somebody has a dixon in size M with 160mm lyrik, want to know if it's not overkill, the 160mm travel for the geo of the bike. A slacker head angle is not so bad.
    Yes, I have. Climbs just as well as it did with 150s on. I measured the head angle at 65.9 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Really cool bike. Hits on so many of my wish list points, love the quality, clean and lean look, Split Pivot, different factor, and actually made in Canada not some Chinese factory. Lifetime frame warranty oh yeah!

    Now can someone who owns one of these take a real close up pic of the front chain stay arch and the seat stay brace areas so I can see the clearance available.

    I've got this thing for 650B wheels and it would be awesome if one would fit (2.3" Pacenti Neo-Moto) the Dixon triangle. This rim/tire actually only requires 1/2" more of clearance than a 26" rim/tire combo (650B rim/tire approx 1" more total diameter than 26" rim/tire not 1.5" like the size suggests) Yeah, these do make a nice difference and especially the front which will work in any Fox fork with no clearance issues. If you use these wheels F/B you raise the BB about 1/2". Good for me becasue I live in the rocks of New England. Used only on the front it slightly slackens the HA with improved roll over and cornering grip. I've yet to read a negative review of anyone putting a 650B on the front of their 26" bike. No, I do not want a 29'r.

    Thanks!
    I don't have pictures, but I doubt this will work. I've got 2.4" nobby nics, and there is not much clearance. If a rock gets stuck in the tread it hits the arch.

    The bike otherwise seems awesome for your purposes!

    Climbs really well with a Lyric at 160

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
    I had a Nomad Carbon before the Dixon. Anything specific you'd like to know? They are both great bikes. I like the steeper seat tube angle on the Dixon as well as the shorter chainstays. Suspension characteristics are pretty different, but both work well.
    I'm very interested in your impressions of the Dixon, especially compared to the Nomad since I'm familiar with VPP. Do you think it's as versatile as the Nomad? What shocks are you running with the Dixon?
    Remember, you are unique, just like everyone else.

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    Here's mine (at home after a muddy weekend).

    2011 Dixon SL frame, large, slack setting
    RP23 modified with 0.4 cu in (mid size) Fox air volume tuning spacer
    2012 Fox Factory Kashima Float 32 FIT RLC 150 QR15
    XTR M988 Trail wheels
    Continental Baron 2.3 front tire
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 UST rear tire
    XTR M970 crank running 1x Renthal 34T chainring
    XTR M985 Shadow Plus GS (medium cage) rear derailleur
    XTR M980 rear shifter (separate clamp)
    XT cassette 11-36 10 speed
    XT chain 10 speed
    MRP Lopes BB-fit chain device
    XTR M988 Trail brakes
    XTR Ice-Tec 180mm centre-lock rotors front and rear
    Thomson Elite X4 70x0 stem
    Easton Haven 711mm carbon bar
    Devinci lock-on grips
    RockShox Reverb seatpost
    Selle Italia Flite saddle
    DMR Vault flat pedals

    I'm loving the Dixon. I've now had a couple of rides since getting it in its sweet spot and the bike is just so much fun to ride. Very confidence inspiring, very comfortable in the air.

    This is my first go at 1x10 and my first go with flat pedals. It has been a learning curve, but I'm getting used to it.

    Most disappointing component is the fork. It feels a bit floppy, might be starting to creak and needs to be re-lubed every two weeks or so. Same old Fox behaviour means it is difficult to see much more than 120mm travel from this 150mm fork. When it is working, it feels OK but I keep thinking it shouldn't be as harsh as it is.



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    Anyone know what the exact measurements are of the shock hard for the Dixon?

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    does anyone know the measures of the rear shox of the 2011 dixon, I'm want to try the rock shox monarch plus...

    thanks

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    Hi all!
    This is my first post so I apologise for any lack of forum etiquette!
    Has anyone seen any pics of the XL frame or even complete build?
    Also since I am of oaf like proportions (6'6" 250lbs) would you recommend this bike for general trail riding, jumps, drops and a bit of DH, all in the UK?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougieSmash View Post
    Hi all!
    This is my first post so I apologise for any lack of forum etiquette!
    Has anyone seen any pics of the XL frame or even complete build?
    Also since I am of oaf like proportions (6'6" 250lbs) would you recommend this bike for general trail riding, jumps, drops and a bit of DH, all in the UK?
    Cheers
    Even heavy riders can ride light. Technique can be the difference between a jump or drop being a big peak load or being smooth, so I am going to ignore your weight and just talk about the bike. If you're a bike breaker who cases jumps eight times out of ten, you should be buying the strongest bike you can or something disposable.

    The Dixon ramps up the suspension ratio deep in the stroke, so it does the bottomless feel thing. You can push hard into the deep travel and it will soak up the hit. for the bigger rider you can use the shock's propedal setting to control compression events. Dave Weagle tells us this is part of the design. To prevent wallowing you might think about using one of the air can volume reducers - these will come with the frame.

    So it is a great frame that rides aggressively and begs to have a solid build put around it. the bb height is taller than some, so if you go for a 160 fork it will be taller still. Mine is on a Bos Deville 140mm fork which keeps it at same angles as a fox 32 150 but is a lot tougher. At 6'1", I ride a large with a 70mm stem.

    for the xl, you will need a 2012 frame. I'd give Freeborn a call to check on availability. they are great bikes that look good and aren't all that common.

    recommended.

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    petercarm, sounds like you like the bike but you also have experience posted on other bikes you own. How does the Dixon stack up against the other bikes you own? Suspension feel, geometry, etc.
    Remember, you are unique, just like everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aust95 View Post
    petercarm, sounds like you like the bike but you also have experience posted on other bikes you own. How does the Dixon stack up against the other bikes you own? Suspension feel, geometry, etc.
    I'm currently able to choose between my Dixon and a Yeti SB-66. The Dixon came about because I'd been tweaking parts on the Yeti and discovered I had enough spare to be close to having another bike. The Dixon frame gave me the excuse I needed.

    The Yeti geometry is definitely longer in the top tube.

    Shorter stem on the Yeti (55mm) vs the Dixon (70mm) - the reach ends up about the same.
    Wider bars on the Yeti (750mm) vs the Dixon (711mm).
    Wheels are very similar: Yeti (Fulcrum Red Zone XLR) vs Dixon (Mavic Crossmax SX)
    Tyres: Yeti (Bonty XR4 TLR 2.35f/Bonty XR2 TLR 2.3r) vs Dixon (Bonty XR4 TLR 2.2f/Maxxis Ignitor LUST 2.3r)
    Drivetrain: Yeti (2x10 - 26/38T x 11/36) vs Dixon (1x10 - 34T x 11/36 with chain device)
    Forks: Yeti (Bos Deville 160 TRC taper) vs Dixon (Bos Deville 140 taper)

    By my reckoning, the geometry ends up very similar. The fit is certainly good on both bikes.

    The draggier rear tyre on the Dixon is noticeable. Ignoring that difference, they both pedal remarkably well. The Dixon is really solid under pedalling input, but perhaps feels like that pedalling performance is at the cost of bump absorption when under power. The Yeti achieves the trick of feeling just as efficient but is also able to soak up hits while you're pedalling, (Climbing: Dixon=8, Yeti=9)

    Technical singletrack riding is most of what I do, riding as aggressively hard and fast as I know how. No complaints with either. With the big fork, the Yeti is a degree slacker than the Dixon. The Yeti's RP23 has been retuned to have a firmer damping; it can be a bit harsh as a result. The Dixon needs a little help to keep it from wallowing on big hits - this can be tuned out with the propedal settings and air can volume reducers. Both are solid confidence inspiring performers. The Dixon feels like the smaller bike but has worse standover. The Yeti is linear. The Dixon is progressive. Both are good in the air. (Handling: Dixon=9, Yeti=9)

    I don't know how much further to go in describing both bikes. They are both very good. The yeti somehow feels more sophisticated (suspension feel), but the Dixon just gets on with doing its thing in a simple, unfussy way. The Dixon copes better with mud and the elements and is very easy to live with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercarm View Post
    I'm currently able to choose between my Dixon and a Yeti SB-66.
    I too have the same bikes (oddly enough) and agree with your summary on the characteristics - very well put. I'm 5'9" and on mediums (50mm stem on the Yeti/70mm stem on the Devinci). I really like both bikes and got to check out a full carbon Dixon last week - looks awesome.

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    seems like Devinci has an awesome line of products for the MTB market and many things are going well for them (split pivot, Canadian made, lifetime warranty) but it looks like they're not getting the amount of exposure and hype they deserve (IMHO).

    any suggestions why its like that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsalirx View Post
    does anyone know the measures of the rear shox of the 2011 dixon, I'm want to try the rock shox monarch plus...

    thanks
    200mm/57mm

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    anyone else seen the pics of the new carbon dixon? looks sweet as, hoping they've lowered the bb and lengthened the toptube abit, then it could well be the perfect am rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawman1991 View Post
    anyone else seen the pics of the new carbon dixon? looks sweet as, hoping they've lowered the bb and lengthened the toptube abit, then it could well be the perfect am rig.
    Yeah, lower the BB and make it fit 650B wheels (which it just might already with the measurements I got from Devinci)
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    not fussed by 650bb, imo there are too few lightweight, carbon, pure 150mm bikes out there with properly slack geometry as standard, the list is like 5 bikes long if that!! devinci and evil need to get the carbon dixon and uprising sorted asap!

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    Finally building up my 2011 Dixon RC and noticed the last brake hose guide on my frame rear triangle is only welded on one end unlike the rest of the guides. While moving the hose, the guide threatens to break off from the chain stay. I uses plastic hose guide clamps that snaps on to the guides to hold the hoses.

    Wrote to Devinci minutes ago, waiting for a reply from them currently. Just wondering any of Dixon owners out there has such problem.

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    What are you all running for rear sag on your dixons? Currently i am running 25% and cannot get the last 5-7mm of shock travel. I'm riding fairly aggressively with drops.

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    Saw the carbon Dixon at Crankworx in Whistler. I think that is my next bike. Spent a day on the Wilson. Did Kyber Pass on that bike and I was blown away on how capable that frame is.
    99% of the problems and questions posted here would be answered if people actually walked into a bicycle shop and asked

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    Tinier i like your cycle...

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    What do you guys do to enable trail side der hanger replacement? Looks like carrying a wrench to get it replaced is the only option, any other ideas?

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    Hey all, what sort of rear sag are you running on your dixon? I'm running 26-275% which is about 20psi below my riding weight. I never use full travel but at the same time I don't feel like it's ramping up nicely on bigger hits. I was considering trying a monarch or vivid btw, right I have the RP23 kashima.

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    That's pretty much what I ride, maybe a little more sag, like 27.5-30%. I have an RP2 and I also set it pretty close to 20 psi below my riding weight. I don't do big drops or jumps however.

    I find it's really sensitive when you get close to that sweet spot.
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    hello all,
    does someone had a Transition Covert before a Devinci Dixon and can explain to me the difference between this 2 frames in downhill and climbing section ?
    I'm looking to change my Covert and I think the Devinci would be very good in Enduro race and Downhill marathon like the megavalanche.

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    Went to the Outerbike event in Moab and sampled a Dixon Carbon SL and I must say it was my favorite bike of the 11 I rode, with the Santa Cruz Blur TRc and Mach 4 also top bikes (also rode the Ibis Mojo HD, SL-R, Mach 5.7, Firebird, Nomad, Tracer 275, Jekyll, and Trance X 29er).

    I just happened to ride the Dixon as my first bike on friday and loved it instantly, it's just a real "playful" and fun bike to ride in that kind of terrain. I was manualing that bike over everything. Really seems to reward aggressive riding. And just to make sure that my first test impression wasn't biased due to being fresh, I rode it again Sunday and still loved the thing.

    My only gripe was the Fox 32 CTD fork is mediocre, and the tire rubs on the chainstay during hard cornering or climbing (Hans Dampf 2.3).

    I'm seriously considering this as my next bike, although lack of dealers around here is also a problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Chainslap- View Post
    Went to the Outerbike event in Moab and sampled a Dixon Carbon SL and I must say it was my favorite bike of the 11 I rode, with the Santa Cruz Blur TRc and Mach 4 also top bikes (also rode the Ibis Mojo HD, SL-R, Mach 5.7, Firebird, Nomad, Tracer 275, Jekyll, and Trance X 29er).

    I just happened to ride the Dixon as my first bike on friday and loved it instantly, it's just a real "playful" and fun bike to ride in that kind of terrain. I was manualing that bike over everything. Really seems to reward aggressive riding. And just to make sure that my first test impression wasn't biased due to being fresh, I rode it again Sunday and still loved the thing.

    My only gripe was the Fox 32 CTD fork is mediocre, and the tire rubs on the chainstay during hard cornering or climbing (Hans Dampf 2.3).

    I'm seriously considering this as my next bike, although lack of dealers around here is also a problem...
    Impressive considering some of the other bike you rode. Love the Dixon but won't consider it now until Devinci makes it a 650B. Then we will see. Same with the Pivot 5.7 which I kind of lust for but only in 650B if/when.

    Interested to hear your thoughts on the other bikes you rode and how they rate/ride or did you post in individual forums?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Impressive considering some of the other bike you rode. Love the Dixon but won't consider it now until Devinci makes it a 650B. Then we will see. Same with the Pivot 5.7 which I kind of lust for but only in 650B if/when.

    Interested to hear your thoughts on the other bikes you rode and how they rate/ride or did you post in individual forums?
    I haven't posted my thoughts on the other bikes yet but I'll do a short review on them here and probably write some reports over the next few weeks.

    First and foremost, I'm a moto trials guy by trade so my riding style tends to be more about finesse and line choice than just bombing through everything. So I really like the nimble and quick bikes. But most if the rides I do are pretty technical and the guys I ride with mostly ride ~160mm bikes (I'm on a Trance X built up burly with a 140mm fork). So I figured I would focus on the bigger travel bikes and see if I liked them. And I still have the most fun on 26" wheels, although I can get along with any of the wheel sizes really.

    With that here's some thoughts, on how I liked the bikes for riding out there. I might like some of them a lot more if I were riding somewhere else. Most of these bikes were ridden on the Circle O trail, and some of the XC loops in the Bar M area.

    Blur TRc: After I got off the Nomad and expressed my ambivalence to that bike, Bamma(?) at Santa Cruz agreed and recommended I try the TRc after discussing my riding style. He was spot on with this ride. Only 130mm of travel but handles like it's on rails, really nimble and light, surprisingly good on drops, and overall a hoot to ride. This is a strong contender for my next bike. And I see they are selling frames for $1500 on the SC site, not sure what year frame it is though, looks like 2012?

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    Mach 4: I've been thinking about getting a more pure bred XC bike for racing and liked the specs on this bike so gave it a shot. Blast to ride on the XC trails out there, but I haven't ridden much else in the XC bike category so can't compare to much...felt like a racer on it though, ha.

    Pivot 5.7 carbon: I think this bike was juts plagued with poor setup. Had a loooong stem, narrow bars, and a dinky Fox 32 CTD. (I didn't like a single one of those Fox CTD forks to begin with). Felt really unbalanced and rather "clapped out". I would like to ride another with a proper setup for me before I rag on it too much or form an opinion.

    Nomad carbon: I would say this is by far the most popular bike with the guys I ride with, although they all say the 08 frame is best and ride that almost exclusively. They must be right since this bike just didn't do anything for me. Seat angle felt like it was about 45° and just overall an awkward bike for me to ride. Good on the descents, but not much fun to grind out uphill or pedal along the slickrock.

    Mojo HD: Really wanted to love this bike, and it was good, but didn't blow me away by any means. The best of the 160mm bikes I rode though. I will say the Ibis guys were great and spent the most time setting the bike up and making sure I was happy with it. It also had some heavier components on it compared to the Dixon and others so I think if it were equivalent in the weight category it would be a strong contender.

    SL-R: I liked this bike better than the HD for the terrain out there, quicker and more nimble. Good bike that was probably my 4th favorite. Both of the Ibis's were good but not memorable really?

    Firebird: Surprisingly efficient and fun for how heavy it was, but still seemed to use the travel rather quickly. If I was doing a lot of shuttling and wanted a big bike for ugly terrain I'd probably go with this, but overkill for most of the riding I do.

    Trance X wagon wheeler: I like my 26" Trance X and the 29 version is a pretty damn good bike. They did a good job making this feel like the 26er but with the big wheels. I still think Giant has some of the best deals on bikes out there.

    Tracer 275: Ugh. Heavy, super clunky feeling, soft rear end with another harsh CTD Fox (36mm though). 2nd least favorite...

    Jekyll: What a weird bike. Heavy, struck the pedals on everything, kept rubbing my ankles on the chainstays, medicore suspension that was scary on some of the sharp square edge rocks. Least favorite...

    Basically I learned that pedaling around a 160mm bike just so I can do the bigger drops and steep downs isn't really worth the extra effort they are to ride elsewhere for me. I like doing long rides that have a mix of everything from mellow XC to rocky downhills. So I'm still looking for a do all bike, which will inherently have compromises but the Dixon or Blur TRc fits that bill the best for me thus far. Ideally, I would like to ride some of the bikes on the loops I'm familiar with, but that's not going to happen.

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    Excellent, thanks for those quick reviews. BTW I've badgered Devinci to build a 650B Dixon. I hope they do.

    Sounds like we like similar conditions (I'm a long time enduro/trail guy in rock infested New England) and I think 150mm is the max I would go for an all day do it all bike. Hell, I have guys smoking me on 100mm hardtails...in the rocks no less. Arrrggg!

    Sounds like you really need to retest a properly set up 5.7C as soooo many rave about that bike
    Retest a Mojo HD in 140 mode (converts to 650B in that state) and you might like it better?
    Test a Carbine 275 for sure. Fantastic reviews so far. Your thoughts are what I imagined for the Tracer 275
    2013 Rocky Altitude. LOVE LOVE LOVE this bike on paper and can't wait to try. You should check out one of those also. 150mm travel
    2013 Norco Sight. Awesome bike comes in 26" and 650B versions. 140mm travel
    2013 Banshee Spitfire V2 650b

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    Mark recommended I try the Mojo HD in the 140 setting and I am planning on doing this soon. I do like the idea of being able to run it that way and having a 160mm setup if I do a shuttle ride or something.

    Couldn't get on a Carbine although it was on my list. Going to demo a RM Altitude in a couple weeks as they are going to be in Prescott with the demo rigs. Also haven't had a chance to ride a Norco but I would certainly give one of those a shot.

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    At 5'11" and 32-33" in-seam do I fit a Medium or Large frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Sylvain View Post
    At 5'11" and 32-33" in-seam do I fit a Medium or Large frame?

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    You could probably fit on one or the other depending on you riding position preference.

    Personally, I'm 5'10" and got a large frame. The extra inch on the top tube was the main factor in my decision. I wanted to be able to ride the bike with a 50 to 70mm stem without feeling too cramped. I find the longer wheel base also provides a bit of extra stability which I like.
    Guillaume

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    Quote Originally Posted by guilev View Post
    You could probably fit on one or the other depending on you riding position preference.

    Personally, I'm 5'10" and got a large frame. The extra inch on the top tube was the main factor in my decision. I wanted to be able to ride the bike with a 50 to 70mm stem without feeling too cramped. I find the longer wheel base also provides a bit of extra stability which I like.
    Merci. Large it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guilev View Post
    You could probably fit on one or the other depending on you riding position preference.

    Personally, I'm 5'10" and got a large frame. The extra inch on the top tube was the main factor in my decision. I wanted to be able to ride the bike with a 50 to 70mm stem without feeling too cramped. I find the longer wheel base also provides a bit of extra stability which I like.
    I also chose a size L. I'm 178cm and have a longish torso. I also come from a size M Yeti SB66 thats got the same TT as a L Dixon. I'm running a 50mm stem and 740mm bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilsern View Post
    I also chose a size L. I'm 178cm and have a longish torso. I also come from a size M Yeti SB66 thats got the same TT as a L Dixon. I'm running a 50mm stem and 740mm bars.
    You switched from the SB66 to the Dixon? May I ask why?

    BTW, I purchased the Dixon. The weather is not very good so I haven't had the chance to try it. A 36 Float is on the way. I don't like the feel of a 150mm Float 32 that I tried on a friend's Super-D.

    I also need to get a 50-60mm stem. My bars are 740mm.

    Below is the picture from the seller. I have added my KS Lev to it. It has a Fox RP23 instead of the Monarch and I have also swapped bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Sylvain View Post
    You switched from the SB66 to the Dixon? May I ask why?

    BTW, I purchased the Dixon. The weather is not very good so I haven't had the chance to try it. A 36 Float is on the way. I don't like the feel of a 150mm Float 32 that I tried on a friend's Super-D.

    I also need to get a 50-60mm stem. My bars are 740mm.

    Below is the picture from the seller. I have added my KS Lev to it. It has a Fox RP23 instead of the Monarch and I have also swapped bars.
    First: VERY NICE LOOKING BIKE!!

    The company i work for just became the distributor of Devinci, and I ended up ordering the Carbon SL and a Leo SL X. Can't wait for them to arrive! It's gonna be a loooooong winter.

    I do really enjoy the ride of the SB66, but it does have its issues and some of them I'm sure will be better on the Dixon. The SB is quite heavy compared to many other frames in the same category, my frame exceeded 8pounds. I'm also a bit sceptic to the bearings on the Yeti. From what I've heard the Switch system does take alot of beating, and the bearings are not cheep to replace. So far, so good on mine, but I've not been able to ride too much this summer.

    On my Devinci my plan is to swopp out the 32 Fox to a Lyrik DH trimmed down to 150mm. Also adding bars and stem as mentioned above.

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    Thank you!

    We're thinking alike. I am also planning to drop the Float from 160 to 150. I was unsure about the stem length but will try a 50mm based on your feedback. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Sylvain View Post
    I am also planning to drop the Float from 160 to 150.
    Right on. I think you will find the bike very balanced with the Float36 set to 150mm. I also have a Dixon and SB66. They are both fantastic bikes, but quite different. The longer TT (for a given size) is nice on the Yeti and allows a shorter stem without going up a frame size larger than I would normally use. The Yeti also pedals noticeably better, but the Dixon is a bit more progressive and as mentioned, a bit lighter. The weight of the SB has never been an issue as the suspension works so efficiently and I'm still on original bearings at just under a year of use. Enjoy the Dixon, it's a great bike!

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    I finally rode the bike today. I enjoyed it but I thought the ride was a bit harsh. Certainly some suspension tune-up to do. However I was wondering what shock do you use on your Dixon? I had a RS Monarch RC3 and thought it was really smooth on the Canfield One. The eye-to-eye is not the same so I cannot transfer the shock but would consider getting one to replace the RP2 XV. Any thoughts?

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    2013 ordered

    Hi Evil

    I've seen you sometime on vmqca.qc.ca.

    I've ordered a 2013 carbon Dixon RX.

    D'you ride a Large frame?

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    That new carbon Dixon is really nice! Congrats!
    Yes I ride a large one. I'm 5'11" with 34 in-seam.
    Cheers.

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