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    ... and if we just ... Oh lord i'm in love...new id content..

    Had my new id built up this weekend and rode it sunday and yesterday. Wow, what a bike ! I've not stopped smiling yet. Took it to my usual trails so i had something to compare the ride feel to and it's great. I deliberately chose the most awkward lines on descents and it just flew over everything.

    The build is

    15 inch gold anodized
    Manitou swinger 4 way air set at 5 1/2 inches
    Fox Talas forks
    xtr throughout except shifters
    xt shifters
    chris king headset
    thomson seatpost
    selle italia gel saddle
    race face deus stem
    Magura Louise fr brakes
    mavic crossmax xl wheelset
    conti verti pro tyres

    No pic yet as my usb port is broken so can't upload off my camera.

    Riding again tonight, can't wait..

    Oh, and i don't much care about the warranty, i just love this bike

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    Good job! Great!!!

    Nice to know that you love this bike... You know, I've had this bike with a really similar build and it rocked too! Now I'm on a Moment, and I like it even most!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceimp
    Nice to know that you love this bike... You know, I've had this bike with a really similar build and it rocked too! Now I'm on a Moment, and I like it even most!
    Here in the UK a moment frame is much more expensive (£700 more) than the id which is on offer just now, otherwise that's probably the way i'd have gone too, but hey, no complaints from me

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    I've had my Id for 3 years (cost more than a Moment then :-( ), I still love it, where in the UK are you? I reckon I've got the only one in Yorkshire as I've never seen another up here

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    ...but its like my Id and i share a brain, never rode anything like it (and can it climb!)

    congratulations, it only gets better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-UK
    I've had my Id for 3 years (cost more than a Moment then :-( ), I still love it, where in the UK are you? I reckon I've got the only one in Yorkshire as I've never seen another up here
    Bloomin eck Matt ! I'm from Yorkshire too ! I live in Doncaster and ride Peaks, Dales etc. Where are you and where do you ride ?

    Amazing to come on a American site to find somebody who lives up the road !

    Diz

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzyone
    Bloomin eck Matt ! I'm from Yorkshire too ! I live in Doncaster and ride Peaks, Dales etc. Where are you and where do you ride ?

    Amazing to come on a American site to find somebody who lives up the road !

    Diz
    Near Harrogate, ride a lot locally Pateley Nidderdale etc, & the odd trip to Dalby/Hamsterley/Wales etc, when I see another Gold Id then I'll know its you, did you get it for £999 from Freeborn? a bargain & £900 less than I paid for mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-UK
    Near Harrogate, ride a lot locally Pateley Nidderdale etc, & the odd trip to Dalby/Hamsterley/Wales etc, when I see another Gold Id then I'll know its you, did you get it for £999 from Freeborn? a bargain & £900 less than I paid for mine!
    Actually no, freeborn only had mediums left and i needed a small. Mine is 2nd hand (3 months old, owned by a bike shop owner, ridden handful of times) so got it cheaper still. Definately feel i got a great bike for silly money. I'm happy. How do you find the tyre clearance in places like hamsterley ? I don't often ride muddy areas cos i like rocky terrain better but with 2.3 contis on i have about 1cm clearance.

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    I know how you feel. I moved from a Truth to an Id. The first thing I noticed was how much stiffer the Id is. While heavier than the Truth it feels like it climbs better due to the stiffness.

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    Very good to ride with 7.5 rear shock and Talas fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -K3-
    Very good to ride with 7.5 rear shock and Talas fork.
    very nice K3, looks very effective with that snow in the background
    Hopefully i'll get my usb port sorted soon and post a pic of my baby too

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