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    K9 Industried DH frame!

    Check this out. Just found it on their website when I was looking for some reducer cups. Anybody heard anything else about this?
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    Looks flexy....
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    Does someone always have to say "looks flexy"? I like it. Looks light. Can't wait to see more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosey
    Does someone always have to say "looks flexy"? I like it. Looks light. Can't wait to see more.
    I have to agree. The whole "looks flexy" thing is DUMB.

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    Steel DH frame, don't see many of those.

    Shame really, seems the perfect material for DH bikes, compact, strong, long lasting can't be formed into dumb swoopy oh rigghhtt...

    K9 seem to do everything properly, so it stands to reason the bike's probably a good one.

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    I agree. The "flexy" thing is dumb. I would love to ride a steel dh bike sometime. I just found some more info in this thing at http://dirt.mpora.com/uncategorized/...l-package.html
    Seems like it would be a great bike for someone who knows exactly what they want out of a bike and knows alot about suspension tuning. Or at least thats what I got out of some of the reading. Hopefully you would get exactly what you want for $4,400.00 for the frameset.

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    Looks very interesting, wouldn't mind trying out a steel dh frame

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    Sweet, they are making my frame! (yes cereal inernet people, I'm kidding!)
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    How much travel is this thing gunna have?

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    it still looks flexy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metanoia
    it still looks flexy
    ur an idiot. It's solid... I'd be suprised if anyone cound break it.

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    looks like it has massive initial rearward travel. sweet.

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    For those who are not aware.... the "looks flexy" thing goes back a year or so on the forums. Do some research and find the thread where the guy posted his bike with severly loose and improperly routed brake/cable lines. Who-ever posted the "looks flexy" in that thread had legendry timing! just fyi.... lol
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    A year or so? Nearly ten or so on ridemonkey. Keeping with tradition, does it come in rootbeer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jager7
    A year or so? Nearly ten or so on ridemonkey. Keeping with tradition, does it come in rootbeer?
    touché ....lol..
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    looks worse than kona
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    Right, since no one has chimed in about this bike, I will.

    This bike is designed by a very intelligent engineer and all around nice guy named Luis Arraiz with a race car engineering / dynamic background. He has done probably the most data logging on bikes since the days of BOS and Nico. The bike is designed for form over function as a pure bred racing machine.

    The bike uses a high virtual pivot that places the IC close to the center of the bike, and the IC doesn't move dramatically through the travel. This is by design and Luis would probably tell you that it makes the bike more predictable, but I'm putting words in his mouth. (And I'm not so sure about that theory myself.)

    There are a few of these floating around the UK race circuit. I did the parking lot test on one and was very surprised at how well it pedalled. Luis mainly uses the CCDB and his specialty is getting it set up exactly how you like it. He will data log your runs, run the data through some algorithms and then tune the shock to maximize traction and absorption while maintain pedaling ability. I believe this kind of setup comes with the purchase price of the bike, and if you know anything about the advantages of proper shock set-up, then you know that this is just about as valuable as the bike itself in terms of getting the proper performance out of your bike on race day.

    Luis has invested a lot in downhill racing and you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer or smarter guy in getting your ride dialled if you've got the money. He's like having your own setup engineer on hand at the races. I'm sure his bike would not disappoint either.

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    Aaron, thanks for the info. That seems to sum up what I read perfectly. That would be so nice to have the data logging done for you and have a personal setup engineer.

    Where did you get the chance to try one out?

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    Last year Luis attended the British NPS series - I tried it out at the Ft. William NPS, but only in the car park as mentioned. He is based out of Oxford.

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    the suspension design looks kinda funky but i like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    the suspension design looks kinda funky but i like it.
    The linkage/suspension looks exactly like every other frame out there built by companies afraid to innovate or take chances. At least in my opinion. I would love to see more companies go for linkage that squeezes the shock from both sides like the Evil Revolt.

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    Sounds and Looks cool to me.

    http://www.k9industries.com/K9/Datalog.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archi-Magus
    The linkage/suspension looks exactly like every other frame out there built by companies afraid to innovate or take chances. At least in my opinion. I would love to see more companies go for linkage that squeezes the shock from both sides like the Evil Revolt.
    And what advantage does that provide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jager7
    A year or so? Nearly ten or so on ridemonkey. Keeping with tradition, does it come in rootbeer?

    rumor has it that the rootbeer color makes it go faster.....

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