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    Converting my Mission into a mini DH bike.

    Here you go guys, I'm embarking on a project to convert my Mission into a 6" x 6" mini DH bike. I've got some new proto bits and pieces in here along with some major frame modification.

    http://kylethomasbikes.com/

    Keep following for updates, the bike should be finished tomorrow, testing on Friday and raced this weekend. Updates as I get around to posting them!



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    That looks pretty sweet. Great job.

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    Looks sweet- maybe some of the things you do will trickle down to the retail level.

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    Come down and test that thing out in Capitol Forest! That thing looks like it needs to be tested on a 7 mile descent. I have a medium Mission you could compare notes to.

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    I have had some ideas on the same line as this, except I wouldn't be able to go as deep as you have. I was thinking offset shock bushings, but the Mission only has bushings on the top so it wouldn't do much to the HA. I would already have an angleset but still waiting for the 56mm lower cup for tapered forks. I would like to get the BB down to 13.7. A 142mm x 12mm rear end would be cool on future models, this is where the future is heading for all mountain bikes.

    Also, the Sortie has a lot of promise as a more aggressive trail bike. Picture this, Sortie with a tapered head tube, 67.5 degree HA with 140mm fork, 67 with 150mm fork, 13.5 inch BB height, 142 x 12mm rear dropout would be cool, but could be left out. Sub 7lb. frame, with 16.9 inch chainstays. The market is screaming for these types of bikes right now. I have heard rumors that the new Specialized Stumpy EVO's are selling as fast as they come in.

    Looking forward to seeing what DB comes out with next year!

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    I might have a serious interest in a 12mm rear end if DB produced one. I am a bigger rider 235# and although the flex isnt a determent something a little beefier for some real rough riding would instill more confidence and as stated the industry is going this direction. It makes sense.

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    new mods are in progress on Kyles bike...

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    Kyle looks like you slacked out the HA finally with the shock offset...did it also lower your BB as well noticeably?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojojojoaf View Post
    Kyle looks like you slacked out the HA finally with the shock offset...did it also lower your BB as well noticeably?
    The BB drop was more noticeable than the actual head angle change. I'm really pleased with how the bike rides now. It's a little slower on the uphills, but even more enjoyable going down.

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    The second part of the project is now posted! Check it out!

    http://www.kylethomasbikes.com/

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    KT- I love it! I'll demo a prototype rearend down here in the southeast for ya! big rocky gnar!!
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    I cant believe you ruined that scrapegoat frame! Dude you should of just rode the goat from the beginning....
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    The 2010 Goat frame is the exact same as the Missions, now the 2011 Scapegoat is different with a beefier Downtube for the 180 fork. You do know that the whole point of the project is to 1. Add a thruaxle to the rear wheel for more stiffness. 2. Adjust the BB height 3 slacken the headtube angle.
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