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    Wink Stoked on my New Roco WC Air on my '06 Yakuza Sohon Bucho.

    Check it out. Just got her on there today and put her on the scale.

    39.91lbs. Scary good compared to the 46 or 47 it was stock. plus there are still some heavy parts on it. The stuff saving the most weght is the air rear shock, and the Ultegra Road der and cassette. Plus the velocity rims are pretty light too.

    The shock is 9.5x3.0. Stock shock was 9.0x2.75. So it actually steepened the HTA a bit. Not sure what it was before but I'll just run a little extra sag.

    Anyone know how to do the math? the bike was 8 inches of travel before so... it's... what now?

    I also recently stripped the frame raw. looks pretty sick with the silver lowers of the fork and the polished rims.

    Sorry for the picture quality. I'll try to take some real ones tomorrow. Might even be able to get some riding in to start to dial everything in.
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    i've always liked the look of that frame. looks good with raw rims as well. i recently did the same thing to my bike
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    Travel should be about 8.73. I'm not sure I'd be happy with raising the BB and steepening the HTA but to each his own.

    Really nice build, love the rims.

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    Yeah. I'm not thrilled about the two negative setbacks of it but, I slid the uppers in pretty far on the crown to give me a bit extra too. plus with the sag I figure maybe I'll loose half a degree to maybe even a full degree that it was before. that's just a guess though.

    Yeah I love these rims. they're mad tough too. tripple wall.

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    Nice bike!!
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    What model of velocity rims are they? If you run your rear sag a little deeper she should be super plush and have better geo. With the extra travel you should be able to get away with it.

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    Sweet look-er
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    I think they're older Deep Vs. I dont know though cuz i got them used and the labels were off them already. There's a possibility they might not even be velocitys i guess. all i know for sure is that they are strong, 540grams, and tripple wall. oh yeah and they look cool.

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    if you send the shock off to push they can put a .25" spacer in it, that'd save u a .25 inch.. 9.25 x 2.75..
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain spaulding
    if you send the shock off to push they can put a .25" spacer in it, that'd save u a .25 inch.. 9.25 x 2.75..
    I kinda want the extra travel though. plus how much does that run?

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    Here are some more pictures taken with a real camera. Sorry about the glare. flash doesnt handle raw and really shiny stuff too well.
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    i even did the same thing to my bars. i wish i could take a picture.
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    i even did the same thing to my bars. i wish i could take a picture.
    Why can't you?

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    Tektro brakes for DH...

    How are they holding up?
    Meh.

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    Looks good. remind me to hook you up with a set of my top-secret 2gram fork bumpers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slothoncanvas
    Why can't you?
    no camera at the moment
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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    nice weight loss
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    Tektro brakes for DH...

    How are they holding up?
    I don't know yet. Haven't gotten any real rides on them. They feel good in the stand. and like around the front of my house when i do my little 'test runs.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollertoaster
    Looks good. remind me to hook you up with a set of my top-secret 2gram fork bumpers.
    Ha, yo Casey you DEFINATELY gotta hook me up with some those. Are they as gnarr-tastic looking as my cut up old tires though?!

    Oh yeah and do you have a digital angle measure by the way? just curious as to what my HTA is now.

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