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    2009 Karpiel Disco Volante & Elka Stage 5

    After completing a season at Northstar on the Elka Stage 5 all I can say is WOW!!!!! Patrick & Tony from Elka was kind enough to hook me up with the Stage 5 to test out on the new Disco. Right from the get go I noticed a huge difference in feel & performance, as the season progressed I would play around with the R & C adjusters and was able to fine too the shock to perfection. The Elka is simply an amazing addition to this already amazing performing bike.





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    sweet! not to derail, but what's the story on the X-1?

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    how much $ are the new Karpiels running these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgundy snake
    sweet! not to derail, but what's the story on the X-1?
    Still being developed, right now the main focus is on the Armageddon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike like bikes
    how much $ are the new Karpiels running these days?
    MSRP on the Disco is $2999.00 I have a few on sale for $2599.00 with free shipping in the US. For an additional $150.00 it will come with an Elka Stage 5.
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    Nice Brian. I still say you've got one of the sweetest looking K-piels I've ever seen.

    Are you riding N* this Sunday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    Nice Brian. I still say you've got one of the sweetest looking K-piels I've ever seen.

    Are you riding N* this Sunday?
    Thanks!, Nope, I'm done with N* for the season, it's getting too cold for this old man to make the 3 hour each way drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian HCM#1
    Thanks!, Nope, I'm done with N* for the season, it's getting too cold for this old man to make the 3 hour each way drive
    I'm leaving San Jose at 5:30 in the AM tomorrow

    Unfortunately only the 2nd time I've hit Rock* this year

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    i like that bike and with an elka, even sicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    i like that bike and with an elka, even sicker.
    It really is a fun bike to ride, if you ever looking for a new DH bike, don't overlook a Karpiel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian HCM#1
    Still being developed, right now the main focus is on the Armageddon.
    Isn't armaggedon already developed? Or the one the polish team uses is a proto and you can only get disco now? Also what is the real differance besides the seatmast (which is pointless in my opinion)
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    Quote Originally Posted by norbar
    Isn't armaggedon already developed? Or the one the polish team uses is a proto and you can only get disco now? Also what is the real differance besides the seatmast (which is pointless in my opinion)
    I was referring to the X-1. They are getting ready for production of the Armageddon so the only one available now is the Disco. Basically they are the identical bike with the adjustable seat mast. The Armageddon you see is the proto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian HCM#1
    I was referring to the X-1. They are getting ready for production of the Armageddon so the only one available now is the Disco. Basically they are the identical bike with the adjustable seat mast. The Armageddon you see is the proto.
    I got you now I though Army was relased a long long time a ago as I can clearly remember seeing it on a bike show over a year or 2 ago. (just when the team started).
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    Quote Originally Posted by norbar
    I got you now I though Army was relased a long long time a ago as I can clearly remember seeing it on a bike show over a year or 2 ago. (just when the team started).
    The proto Armageddon was the first to be developed, however production went to the Disco.
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    Brian. I love you.

    P.S. Zumbi is down for repairs.... must ship back to Poland.
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    Brian. I love you.

    P.S. Zumbi is down for repairs.... must ship back to Poland.
    WOW! you made me blush See, you need a Karpiel
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    Nothing that wouldn't have happened on any other frame, I'm sure. Falling at full speed from 15 feet up onto your swingarm, things can happen.

    P.S. Come give me a hug, you big galoot.
    Meh.

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    9.9pounds with shock seems awfully light....you got a scale for that frame(disco violante)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    9.9pounds with shock seems awfully light....you got a scale for that frame(disco violante)
    Here is a pic without a shock. (my first Disco, not the current one)



    Not too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    9.9pounds with shock seems awfully light....you got a scale for that frame(disco violante)
    What's so unbelivable when there are other, lighter frames on the market? It's in the light range of reasonable weight (ie. I wouldn't be scared to ride it )
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    I personally don't see the desire to have a sub 38lb DH bike. Maybe at the pro level where you're not paying for your own parts. 39-41lbs for a DH bike seems to be about perfect, where it's light & fairly durable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian HCM#1
    I personally don't see the desire to have a sub 38lb DH bike. Maybe at the pro level where you're not paying for your own parts. 39-41lbs for a DH bike seems to be about perfect, where it's light & fairly durable.
    Word. Not to heavy, not to fragile.
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    I have always like Karpiels. That looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norbar
    What's so unbelivable when there are other, lighter frames on the market? It's in the light range of reasonable weight (ie. I wouldn't be scared to ride it )
    bike looks a little beefy to weigh that lite....but shocks and springs don't weigh a pound and a half
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    bike looks a little beefy to weigh that lite....but shocks and springs don't weigh a pound and a half
    Shock with a Ti spring gets you fairly close.
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