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    I'm really liking the '08 sonix comp - owners sound off...

    ...any thoughts from those who have or have ridden?

    Going from old klein hardtail...first FS for the geezer.

    Northeast; ride pretty much everything...wheels on the ground.

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    wow. did they sell any sonix? anyone?

    HELLO... HELLo... HEllo... Hello.... hello...that'd be my echo...

    Well i bought one anyways....we'll see.

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    Sorry, I was away from the site for a minute or I would have responded earlier. I love my Sonix! The thing climbs well and descends equally well. It is a bit on the finicky side on initial set-up but worth it once you know your settings. If you're having any difficulty with this Jill or Pat can help you with it. I think they even have some set-up tips on their new web site. Let us know how you like it.

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    WELL- I'm still adjusting from a 25~ish klein hardtail...
    A little dissapointed; comp weighs 29, 13oz, was hoping it would be 28ish...

    Still setting it up for fit and adjusting the suspension.

    ...then start dropping some weight.

    Does any one know BB specs?...all i can tell is 'hollowtech' ?

    Also wondering wether the 100mm travel R has a spacer like some of the other Fox stuff- maybe 120mm in there?

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    Haro recommends the 100mm forks, something to do with altering the angles and the body position which can adversely effect the suspension. I am running a Minute Two with adjustable travel to 130mm which I use only on longer descents. For most XC applicatiopns I keep it at 100mm and it rides great - best climbing MTB I've ridden; amd I've ridden many in my BSG days. As to the weight, I didn't do much to get mine a tick below 28lbs and, from what I've seen, 29-30lbs for a FS bike in that price range is reasonable - especially with the spec which is a bit better than other bikes around $2400. In the end as long as you enjoy the ride, don't sweat it.

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    Thanks for your response.

    What parts have you changed so fa to get under 28 ??

    Have you found any info on the cranks/bb---M542-L hollowtech; can't find weight w/ or w/o bb SM-BB50...? Shell width?



    can anyone help?
    Miss Jill, perhaps?

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    It's really not all the difficult to get your Sonix under 28lbs...actually the Sonix Comp weighs in at about that right out of the box. Your areas where you'll get the most "bang for the buck" in weight savings is rotational weight...tires and wheels. If you go as light as possible in those two areas you'll notice a big difference.

    Sorry, I don't have the weight on the Shimano cranks. I'm sure Shimano can help with that. The shell width on the Sonix frame is 68mm.

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    ....yes, from the box is 29lbs, 13oz...so a bit more than hoped...

    really liking it; I just need to stay out of the weight weenie forum!

    btw, FYI- crank 855g
    BB 99g ...for any comp owners considering weights.

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    It's really easy to get caught up in weight savings. WAY too many people get blinded by the search for the ultra lightest widgets on the market. If you are a Ricky Racer type, then I can see counting every gram. But for the average trail rider, durability, fun, performance, and buying what you can afford trump weight in some cases.

    1 gram is equivalent to the weight of a dead fly.

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    thanks.

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