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    2011 Mission 4

    The bike came in today! It looks so sick in person. I love everything about it. I just changed the stem and bars to Thomson and FSA. I like the top tube has to mounts for a seatdropper built it! sweet! The Talas in a 160/120, which I like better. The specs said 160/130/100. no biggy. Plan to change the tires to Maxxis soon. Maybe sell carbon post for a dropper.....But this bike is light and I can't wait to ride it Custom DB4L lockon grips from DB thanks to Jon Kennedy!! Thanks bro!

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    PS Heard the grips might be stock next year on Mission
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    dayum, that is one sweet bike.

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    Nice frame. Give me your unused ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blksocks
    Nice frame. Give me your unused ones
    I second that!

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    I expect a full review after this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBackRider08
    I second that!
    still being used one xc racer and one ss
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    Damn, I think I might change my occupation to bike thief! Because that bike is SEXY!
    Just kidding, that thing looks sweet, the headtube looks nice and slacker than the older missions. NICE!

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    Sweet ride!

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    trade ya for my mission 2 hehe.

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    Breaking it in......one word....Butter. This bike flies, From the 08 frame I had to this new frame, it is very Stout, I love the ride. Really, really smooth and super smooth travel. Love the tapered HT and the HA is perfect! The Rp23 is really nice. I find me using 1 or open for aggresive/dh, 2 for "normal" trails or just a better compression setting for aggresive, and 3 for climbing. The Talas is most always at 160, only when on a short steep climb is it nice to have @120, but rides everything good at 160mm. Might like to have a 180/140 Talas instead... Still got some dh to do and get more miles in. This bike is really nice and every detail is well thought out. I want to change to Maxxis tires UST and dropper post.

    The new XO stuff is amazing. The XO brakes are super nice and so adjustable. I haven't ridden such a nice easy to setup and super powerful brake, one finger is all!

    Oh and I am in love w Hammerschimdt......

    Will post more details soon.......
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    sick bike man

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    what can you say about diffenences to previous models?
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    Comparing the old vs new..

    The new bike is just redefined and everything on the frame is changed but the seattube size. From the Tapered Headtube, to the new Hydroformed tubing, which the downtube is a bit larger, to the new knucklebox design; you get a stiffer, lighter, smoother ride and the bike just feels "burly". I love that the top tube has 2 mounts for a dropper post too. Graphics and colors looks sick! All I can say is this new frame is really nice and I love it

    More saddle time and I'll get back to you.... Oh and one thing I love is what you get with the bike, ie, extras. Comes with a shockpump, chainstay proctector, sag gauge, extra hanger too!

    I need to weigh it, I don't care about weight as much as some, but it is probably around ~32- 33lbs
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    Bike Check

    <iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bTp5337tRX4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Just a little video I made by myself, going to get some time with a pro photographer and get a killer vid. This was just for fun and I had fun making it !!
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    Cool vid, fun trails, nice work, look forward to more!!
    'keep the mission alive!'

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    Great song choice for the vid, You gotta love Rage!

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    31.08 LBS !! I was surprised!
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    You running those crossmax's tubeless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonebreaker
    You running those crossmax's tubeless?
    Oh yeah.. You know it.
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    Super D race Video

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    Awesome man! You get a drop post yet?

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    Nope, Still running the Easton Carbon post. I love this bike, it made this trail so much fun. It is super rocky and techy and the Mission pedal through it like a champ! So buttery smooth! I have found the RP23 to work very well when you get it dialed in. It was a fun race!
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    I don't even have those grips yet!

    *runs off to yell at Jon......

    I've got a project you'll be excited to follow David. I'll have some more info soon, but it'll be cool. I promise.

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    LOL Too funny KT Say Hi to JK, been hella busy!! I think I know what project you are refering too. I can't wait to see it, maybe demo it?

    Here are a few pics I found from the XC and Super D race....100 degrees hot as balls face
    I am still worn out from last weekend! It was a fun time, didn't place well but really don't care, had so much fun for a 2 day 3 part bike race! Saturday 12 pm, Short track; 7 miles of sprinting, with a few warm up laps @1 each! Super D was @ 3:30, ~4.5 miles of mostly DH, but a lot of flat and a bit more climbing than some expected. And Sunday morning @ 10am it was 95 degrees at the start for 23 miles XC! Dry and dusty trails which made for some 2 wheel drift action! And stupid hot! I volunteered to go get a IV at the first aid at the finish, I was so done Good Times
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    How do you like the SRAM X0 drivetrain? I am building up a new mission, got my Hammerschmidt in the other day, but can't decide if the X0 is worth the extram money over X9.

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    On the Sortie huh????? Must be nice to have a stable of DB's!
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    Xo is nice!! if you can swing it X9 is great too..

    Going to ride Windrock up in Knoxville next weekend!! First real DH for the Mission.. Shuttle runs all down long! Can't wait, vids and pics to come
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    New add on.... 34 FSA will be on later, got to mod it to fit that crank, or get a set of Saint cranks if I sold Hschmidt, I don't want to.... I like it and this bike is now prob sitting around 30lbs.
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    Looks good David! I need to single ring mine, I never really use the hammerschmidt. 1X10 is all you need!

    I just picked up a set of DB4L grips today too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thom9719 View Post
    Looks good David! I need to single ring mine, I never really use the hammerschmidt. 1X10 is all you need!

    I just picked up a set of DB4L grips today too!

    -KT
    Hells Yes DB4L I have the big 2.5 up frt now... After DH @ Windrock on Sunday will go with 2.1 r Nevagal and 2.3 front, all tubeless ofcourse and this bike will be my for sure ALL MTN bike and I think I might get to 29 lbs! I love 1x10 After riding the Sortie SS for a long time w 32/18 ratio I really have gotten faster and shift better w gears, I can climb crazy stuff on my SS Removing the HS helped the weight a ton, the system weighs in at ~1700grams! ~3.5 lbs I have had to dropped a good 1.5-2 lbs. Then with lighter tires it should be super light and still a beast

    I was thinking about getting a specialized command post on it, I work at a lbs and can get a great deal! what you think KT. I like the idea and the fact that the frame has pimp cable guides, or should I get some nice cranks for this 1x Like Saints or find a Raceface if any are still around These cranks work, but I would like to build up my Sortie SS I stole these off of lol I am still not sure, I am really liking a dropper post idea but those Saint cranks w/ gold highlights are nice, going to add a gold Hope seat QR and rear QR, What about that Gold KB Jon talked about for 3k likes?! I could bling out this sexy lady! What you think!???

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    Looks cool David! I like that you can change the cage length of the XO derailleur without buying a whole new unit. I 1x9'd my mission when I got it. Only way to go for sure. I was planing on a Atlas crank or even a saint but the Firex is holding its own.

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    You work at ***** sporting goods. That's not a lbs by a long shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted1 View Post
    You work at ***** sporting goods. That's not a lbs by a long shot
    Hmm so quick to assume! Maybe I have more than 1 job
    I am proud to say I run one of the top Bike depts in the company, Out of 430+ some stores I am Ranked #1 in sales and volume as well as service work, all of my loyal customers and new ones say they feel like they are shopping at a bike shop with the way I run things, Not your typical DSG... But I do understand where you are coming from, I totally understand DSG is not a "LBS" I wish it could be because Health INS is very nice!
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    1 x 10 all dialed in, love the bike! Should be around 29lbs. Will weigh it soon to see. Still keeping the Hammerschimdt, just trying out something different.

    Stylo SS Crankset, 34t FSA DH SS ring, E13 LG1 chainguide.
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    why stylo cranks over hammersmit? ..........
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    28.25 lbs!!!!

    Just weighed my mission on a park scale. 28lb4oz. I am stoked! Will post apic soon to show proof
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    Here's the proof!
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    Were you able to shorten your chain any by going to a single chain ring? Also do you know if the 2010/2011 Missions run ISCG or ISCG 05? I most definately will be converting my 2010 to 1x9 looking at the E13 XC SS Crank. Still up in the air on type of chainguide as I don't really dig the bash guard. May just run the E13 chaingude without bottom bash guard.

    I took your previous advice on wheels and tires Sunringle/Maxxis tubeless, love them both.

    Thanks Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by grotzracing View Post
    Were you able to shorten your chain any by going to a single chain ring? Also do you know if the 2010/2011 Missions run ISCG or ISCG 05? I most definately will be converting my 2010 to 1x9 looking at the E13 XC SS Crank. Still up in the air on type of chainguide as I don't really dig the bash guard. May just run the E13 chaingude without bottom bash guard.

    I took your previous advice on wheels and tires Sunringle/Maxxis tubeless, love them both.

    Thanks Chris
    Cool man

    I had to add a link of chain! it was 22t Hammerschmidt and now a 34t FSA DH ring.

    It is ISCG 05 tabs !!!!!!!!!! YES

    I love the E13 LG1 You could run it with out the bottom taco gaurd and pulley, but you'd want a bash ring to cover the chainring IMO. I think this is a clean setup, shows off the chain and ring, and the bash ring is not needed and pulley is a sure thing when it gets rough. And it functions even better then it looks, and I think it's pimpin' lol
    I ride up behind people and they can't hear me, my bike is so quiet! No chain slap!! I need a bell on in

    BTW I installed a SS E13 crank set on a cutomers bike, super pimp crankset and comes with all the goodies you can imagine! I would have gotten that crank but got a better EP on the Sram stuff, but the STYLO is a solid crankset IMO Looks really good too.
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    Looks awesome man. Wish I could have sprung for the 4. Just got my 2011 Mission 1 in today and love it.

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    Had a great ride last night, got this pic at the end! Cool shot with the moon
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    First time on some real Downhill trails

    Took my Mission up to Windrock near Knoxville on Sunday. Some really hardcore DH with lots of ladder drops, 45 degree slopes with rocks and super techy gnar. It was really fun, For riding the bike with a slightly different setup, (changed out back wheel for insurance) put bigger tires on. I felt pretty good, I feel like I can hit just about everything with a little more practice.

    But overall the bike was just amazing.. big drops, fast rocky descents with off camber switchbacks, the bike was so easy to move around. I was riding with 6 others on DH bikes! I was doing well for not doing downhill riding in a long time and I rode clipped in!! Some guys didn't notice till later on, They were impressed I really was super stoked !! The Mission can hold it's own! Scapegoat would be ideal for everyday there... A 160mm + fork is a must there

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    Sweet looking trail!

    They need to make a "Steady CAM" version of those cameras, cause watching videos like that and your head bobbing was like watching "Clover-field" again and made me nauseous..............and barf
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    LOL That camea is pretty steady, that is just how rough the trails are and it's mounted on my Fullface which I have not worn in some time!
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    Finally got my Mission 4.

    Hammerschmidt. It's loud in one gear but quiet in the other, is that right?
    Also, Both my front and rear brake pads are rubbing the caliper...can't find a straight answer on backing them off.

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    Sweet!!

    Quote Originally Posted by thesacrifice View Post
    Finally got my Mission 4.

    Hammerschmidt. It's loud in one gear but quiet in the other, is that right?
    Also, Both my front and rear brake pads are rubbing the caliper...can't find a straight answer on backing them off.
    Awesome!!
    Correct, the HS will be queit in the low gear,not engaged w 22 t; and loud, or engaged in overdrive or 36t, As for brakes, pretty easy to setup. Common thing with avids is people and or the factory can overtighten the washers too much, Loosen up the mounting bolts and spin the conical washers around in a few rotations, then lighty snug them and back of some to let the capliers move. Squeeze the brakes on and off a good 5-10 times will spinning the wheels then hole the brake lever and snug the caliper bolts. Lots of times this will get a near perfect brakes set up. But I sometimes you just got to use a good eye and fine tune it a little. You can also try the business card trick, tear it in half in put it on either side of brakes and that can help too.
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    I just got a Mission 4 as well this week. Stoked! Brakes needed a bit of adjusting as well. Dont forget the pad contact adjust on the lever itself, that can also fix the issue. It could also be that the pistons are a bit extended, which means you would need to push them back in by removing the brake pads.

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    And rode it all weekend, this bike is the business. No doubt.

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