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    Goodbye Old Friend

    I have to say goodbye to the best bike I have ever had tomorrow. In the last two years it has taken me farther (35 mile ride), higher (4K of elevation in one ride), lower (big drops) and faster (too many KOM's earned and lost to count) than I have gone in my last 30 years of riding. As the song says "every new beginning is some other beginning's end"

    Mammoth



    Downieville





    Scaryhouse



    Double Peak



    Santa Cruz Demo Forest



    San Juan



    Skidz



    JPL



    Palm Canyon



    Hodges



    Mission Trails





    Enduro Races





    North Star



    Tahoe



    Carrizo Gorge



    Teds



    La Costa too many times to count



    It was a good life for her hopefully ridden the way she wanted it, rough and fast

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    Did you break it? What's the new replacement?

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    Yeah, I thought you were still keeping to do a side by side when the Pivot 6 arrives??? Any time yet on the 6?

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    I am staying in the Ibis family with a new HDR. My debate there is if I go for the Cobra Blue which is available now or wait for the Reverse Vitamin P that won't be available till February. Mach 6 should be here any day, it was supposed to ship on Monday. I have my Enduro 29 to ride during the wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    I am staying in the Ibis family with a new HDR. My debate there is if I go for the Cobra Blue which is available now or wait for the Reverse Vitamin P that won't be available till February. Mach 6 should be here any day, it was supposed to ship on Monday. I have my Enduro 29 to ride during the wait.
    I am glad to see that someone has the urge to buy new toys worse than I do. Do you plan to keep them all or are you gonna pick one and sell the rest? What HD-R setup are you getting, 130mm 650b?

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    You don't know how good you had it till its gone, shoulda kept her and hung her from the wall in that awesome garage

    Be a nice new stable, while I love my VP HD and wont part with her, another carbon frame will definitely be non painted carbon eg RVP just less hassle keeping it mint for mine!

    Do look fwd to your build on the HDR, just put some Enves on they're this time, Pike her out etc be interested to see what shock you run too, enjoy SP hole ya had a good Xmas and injuries all healed

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    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    You don't know how good you had it till its gone, shoulda kept her and hung her from the wall in that awesome garage

    Be a nice new stable, while I love my VP HD and wont part with her, another carbon frame will definitely be non painted carbon eg RVP just less hassle keeping it mint for mine!

    Do look fwd to your build on the HDR, just put some Enves on they're this time, Pike her out etc be interested to see what shock you run too, enjoy SP hole ya had a good Xmas and injuries all healed
    Thanks Mavs, we had a great Christmas. Build on the HDR will the same as the HD it is just a frame swap. Keeping the VitP was not an option, if I could get one the same color I would be all over it.

    Setup will be 26/160. Will be keeping all of the bikes for now, but I may swap out the E29 for a carbon 29 in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Thanks Mavs, we had a great Christmas. Build on the HDR will the same as the HD it is just a frame swap. Keeping the VitP was not an option, if I could get one the same color I would be all over it.

    Setup will be 26/160. Will be keeping all of the bikes for now, but I may swap out the E29 for a carbon 29 in the near future.

    Awesome buddy, just wondering why the change to HDR now? Im waiting to see if Ibis have another ver up they're sleeve in early 2014, my timing is always crap so this time Im waiting longer to see if another 27.6" model 150-160m comes out or further refinement to the HD/R continues, for me no advantage going to an HDR at this stage.

    Really interested in your M6 experiment over time, that and the Bronson still do it for me in that travel range and wheel size, I see E29 SWorks just got voted by Vital 2013 bike of year not that means a hell of allot to me, I woulda chosen the Bronson myself, to me its the most influential bike of 2013, I don't see any other manafacturer trying to do what Specialised have done with the E29, which for them is great, still props to Specialised for designing that bike.

    Definitely would love to try one, but Ill never buy another complete bike from them again, or ride those shitty Roval wheels again lol, an SWorks frame only with CCDBacs would be as close as I would get, but unless they do away with worst cable routing on any MTB bike on the planet it would never happen, and then it would only be for an experiment similar to yours anyway, so not allot of point you've done it, I definitely don't want bike choice issues either before every ride haha, you're going to have some fun bud, hard enough for me to stop swapping stems and tires let alone bikes each ride

    Let us know sometime ya build ya plan on this M6 btw ya got me intrigued this project, I do like the GEO on the M6, cheers SP keep on rocking it bud.

    ps sic piccs too man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Build on the HDR will the same as the HD it is just a frame swap.
    Setup will be 26/160.
    Ha, I sort of did the same thing a few months back. Sold my HD frame with fox fork and 1x10 drivetrain to a friend and built a HDR with xx1 and a pike fork. I kept it 26" 160mm since im not interested in 27.5. I couldn't be happier!

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    fuenstock and salespunk (and anyone else who got an HDR): are you guys opting for the CCDB air option on your HDR?
    I'm in the midst of ordering an HDR 26/160 frame and just trying to decide between the stock shock or the CCDB option.
    Ibis actually recommended sticking with the Fox shock as they think it pairs better with the 34 fork I'm running; they said the CCDB is better matched with a 36 fork.
    I've got to say the CCDB is really tempting though.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    Awesome buddy, just wondering why the change to HDR now? Im waiting to see if Ibis have another ver up they're sleeve in early 2014, my timing is always crap so this time Im waiting longer to see if another 27.6" model 150-160m comes out or further refinement to the HD/R continues, for me no advantage going to an HDR at this stage.

    Really interested in your M6 experiment over time, that and the Bronson still do it for me in that travel range and wheel size, I see E29 SWorks just got voted by Vital 2013 bike of year not that means a hell of allot to me, I woulda chosen the Bronson myself, to me its the most influential bike of 2013, I don't see any other manafacturer trying to do what Specialised have done with the E29, which for them is great, still props to Specialised for designing that bike.

    Definitely would love to try one, but Ill never buy another complete bike from them again, or ride those shitty Roval wheels again lol, an SWorks frame only with CCDBacs would be as close as I would get, but unless they do away with worst cable routing on any MTB bike on the planet it would never happen, and then it would only be for an experiment similar to yours anyway, so not allot of point you've done it, I definitely don't want bike choice issues either before every ride haha, you're going to have some fun bud, hard enough for me to stop swapping stems and tires let alone bikes each ride

    Let us know sometime ya build ya plan on this M6 btw ya got me intrigued this project, I do like the GEO on the M6, cheers SP keep on rocking it bud.

    ps sic piccs too man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon123 View Post
    fuenstock and salespunk (and anyone else who got an HDR): are you guys opting for the CCDB air option on your HDR?
    I'm in the midst of ordering an HDR 26/160 frame and just trying to decide between the stock shock or the CCDB option.
    Ibis actually recommended sticking with the Fox shock as they think it pairs better with the 34 fork I'm running; they said the CCDB is better matched with a 36 fork.
    I've got to say the CCDB is really tempting though.
    Thanks.
    I have not ran ccdb on any bike so can't compare to fox. I have ran a lot of fox shocks and forks, currently running a pushed monarch plus and pike on my 26" 160 HDR. The monarch and pike combo blows away any fox gear that I have tried. Its scary how good it feels! With the fox suspension I always felt like it was holding me back. The rockshox suspension its my fear that holds me back! It's easy to get going way to fast with the Rockshox suspension since it feels so controlled, before you know it your blowing into a turn with way to much speed to make it.
    I also have a Ripley that has fox front and rear which has that awful fox feel to it. Im considering getting rockshox suspension for it also.

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    Build on the M6 will be;

    XX1
    Pike/Pushed Monarch Plus
    Derby Carbon/I9 Wheels
    KS Lev
    King HS/BB
    Renthal Fat Bar Carbon

    HDR will be
    XX1
    Lyrik/Pushed Monarch Plus
    Easton Haven Carbon
    Easton Havoc Carbon Bars
    RS Reverb

    Enduro 29 is
    Pike 160/Fox CTD
    X9 1x10
    Easton Haven Al Wheels
    KS Lev

    Should be an interesting comparison again. All three will be running identical tire setups and suspension is 155/160/155 across the three bikes. I have been running the XX1 on my E29 since it takes about 10 minutes to swap between it and the HD (both run full length external housing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuenstock View Post
    I have not ran ccdb on any bike so can't compare to fox. I have ran a lot of fox shocks and forks, currently running a pushed monarch plus and pike on my 26" 160 HDR. The monarch and pike combo blows away any fox gear that I have tried. Its scary how good it feels! With the fox suspension I always felt like it was holding me back. The rockshox suspension its my fear that holds me back! It's easy to get going way to fast with the Rockshox suspension since it feels so controlled, before you know it your blowing into a turn with way to much speed to make it.
    I also have a Ripley that has fox front and rear which has that awful fox feel to it. Im considering getting rockshox suspension for it also.
    haha funny I feel the same thing on my XF the faster I go the more controlled the setup, rider is only issue, on the Fox I felt I was the better rider than the setup but on my XF currently Im being shown up badly at the mo, feel like such a p u s s y, I need some XTR trails for better control I think dam X0 Trails are killing me

    SP awesome builds keep updating suspense is killing me, love to test a fleet like that here on some of our secret trails haha

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    Goodbye Old Friend

    SP, where u getting all those Monarch Plus from, considering PUSH haven't done them for a couple years? I also have been running one on my HD for the last 4 seasons and would love to get the updated version for whatever my next bike will be, probably Bronson.

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    The M6 and HDR use the same size shock and have similar leverage ratios. I will switch the shock back and forth. If your Monarch was Pushed before they will continue to service it.

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    salespunk: What did you decide about color?

    I'm in the same boat. Blues are available now. Ibis says matte not till early February, maybe even a bit later.

    I'm told the blue looks much better in person and that it doesn't photograph well. But there's no question the matte makes the bike look very special.

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    Re: Goodbye Old Friend

    My Cobra Blue frame will be here Friday

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