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    I wonder if we can buy those single toptube cable clips for our HD's? I only run one cable on the toptube like Lopes.

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    I think it looks slightly self modified rather than custom made.. But agreed - would like to have one of those!

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    First glance I thought the same......looks like the double clips cut in half?

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    This was my favorite part:

    "Kenda Nevegal tires, 2.35 up front and 2.1 rear. -Dan Severson"

    .....because of all the fools claiming these tires don't work when it is they who don't.
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    This was my favorite part:

    "Kenda Nevegal tires, 2.35 up front and 2.1 rear. -Dan Severson"

    .....because of all the fools claiming these tires don't work when it is they who don't.
    Pros ride the companies that sponsor them. That doesn't mean that there aren't significantly better tires than Nevegals out there. Lopes also rides Novatec alloy wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmode101 View Post
    I wonder if we can buy those single toptube cable clips for our HD's? I only run one cable on the toptube like Lopes.
    Most hardware stores will have these "P clamps" that you can buy. Lenz uses the same.

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    Anne Carros HDR 650b BOS

    Hope shes healing fast and will be ready for the next round of Enduro, sort of miss her already.

    Heres her new baby though, um BOS 650b


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    Sweet! Im getting new bike envy!
    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    Hope shes healing fast and will be ready for the next round of Enduro, sort of miss her already.

    Heres her new baby though, um BOS 650b


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    Quote Originally Posted by fuenstock View Post
    Sweet! Im getting new bike envy!
    Me 2, so I ordered an Ibis tee with my 160 Limbo chips, aim to get all 7, so I can wear an Ibis tee every day, should keep upgrade bike itis away hopefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    Pros ride the companies that sponsor them. That doesn't mean that there aren't significantly better tires than Nevegals out there. Lopes also rides Novatec alloy wheels.
    Nah, the Blue Grooves are only marginally better.....
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    Nah, the Blue Grooves are only marginally better.....
    you work for kenda, huh

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck_tacoma View Post
    First glance I thought the same......looks like the double clips cut in half?
    I concur. I've done it to mine- fine hacksaw blade, file and sand smooth and round. Don't breathe in any of that! I'd also recommend removing it from your frame before you go about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dub82 View Post
    I concur. I've done it to mine- fine hacksaw blade, file and sand smooth and round. Don't breathe in any of that! I'd also recommend removing it from your frame before you go about it.
    lol

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    Lopes and his HDR 650b

    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    Hope shes healing fast and will be ready for the next round of Enduro, sort of miss her already.

    Heres her new baby though, um BOS 650b

    So, are those Mavic enduro wheels AND TIRES!! In 650b? Really? Damn tiny iPhone screen! The label on the tires looks like it says "Amway". Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by doismellbacon View Post
    So, are those Mavic enduro wheels AND TIRES!! In 650b? Really? Damn tiny iPhone screen! The label on the tires looks like it says "Amway". Haha
    Yep Mavic doing a specific Enduro wheelset and doing there own branded Enduro tire!
    Wont be cheap

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    Is Anns bike the reverse vitamin P or the dark blue? Maybe my eyes are going bad or its the lighting, but I cant tell?

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    Looks like carbon/VP to me

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    .......Tried to embed a youtube of lopes and his hdr, but for some reason it was not working so heres the link to it instead,

    Ibis HDR Build Video featuring @BrianLopes @TheBikeCompany - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by doismellbacon View Post
    Looks like carbon/VP to me
    Yep shes been on that colour combo for awhile, reckon it must be her custom setup, sick!

    Nice vid find too, I like Brian's setup shock fork, except weird bar stem man looks flat almost like the grips ends point sweep back down, noticed this on his other bikes, obviously he likes it. Good to see the Vector air on there, love that shock.

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    I noticed that also about his bar stem setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post

    Nice vid find too, I like Brian's setup shock fork, except weird bar stem man looks flat almost like the grips ends point sweep back down, noticed this on his other bikes, obviously he likes it. Good to see the Vector air on there, love that shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    Good to see the Vector air on there, love that shock.
    I was wondering about that. It doesn't come in a 200x51, correct? So he's likely riding that as a 150mm bike with a 215x63? It looks too long to be a 200x57.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuenstock View Post
    I noticed that also about his bar stem setup.
    Yeah, normally Im a low stack sort of guy, but on the HD anyways when I experimented I found a higher stack suited the bike for my style better.

    Much better weighting on the front wheel, better climbing [weird I know]
    Much better jumping control and confidence, something I don't normally lack especially the bike I was coming off.

    Just better in every respect, no downsides, so its got me perturbed, I notice he really has to get his body down low on fast descents, again not sure if this is his style of late, or its sizing related.

    Mine could be because I run a large frame, though not big, good fit for me though.
    I'm 5'11"
    40mm stem, 760 bars
    currently bike is in 140 chip/150 fork mode.

    So this might well change when in 160mode.

    Will be interesting, I found Fabian's veiw on this fascinating, he is of the higher stack short stem wide bar theory after numerous tests developing the zero stem idea for Mondraker.

    He now rides a 50mm 10deg rise Renthal Duo stem/Fat bar combo, high rise bar too, with quite a bit of stack under the stem.

    Canyon frame is probably shorter reach than his Foxy was, but interesting, Sam Hill does a similar thing has for many years, while everyone else went low, he went high haha.

    I see AC is running a Havoc stem which I think is only available in 40mm wonder if its 35mm dia, seems like pretty flat bar rise as well, but a spacer under that booty stem!

    Dig this shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazarus2405 View Post
    I was wondering about that. It doesn't come in a 200x51, correct? So he's likely riding that as a 150mm bike with a 215x63? It looks too long to be a 200x57.

    Def running a 140mm Sweep up front, he says it in the slode above, not sure if that means hes running 130 rear presume it does.

    Did you mean 200x57

    XFusion site.

    http://www.xfusionshox.com/product/s...air-hlr.html#3

    SHOCK VECTOR AIR HLR
    AM/FR/DH
    MODELS:
    HLR or RC

    Specifications
    Sizes: 200/57, 215/63 , 222/69, 240/76

    Weight: 430 grams (240 x 76)
    Spring: Air
    Adjustments: Air Pressure, Reservoir Pressure, Rebound, Bottom-Out Adjust, High & Low Speed Compression



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    Right, it appears that the smallest size the Vector comes in is a 200x57 = 7.875"x2.25". The HDR 650b comes with a 7.875x2.0, stock. So, if he isn't running a longer shock (which wouldn't make sense handling-wise, especially with a 140 ip front), he's either using the longer stroke with a bottom-out spacer or he's using a longer stroke and getting more than 130mm of travel. I'm personally interested in which it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazarus2405 View Post
    Right, it appears that the smallest size the Vector comes in is a 200x57 = 7.875"x2.25". The HDR 650b comes with a 7.875x2.0, stock. So, if he isn't running a longer shock (which wouldn't make sense handling-wise, especially with a 140 ip front), he's either using the longer stroke with a bottom-out spacer or he's using a longer stroke and getting more than 130mm of travel. I'm personally interested in which it is.
    That would mean he's getting true 140mm front and rear, spaced down 160 std shock is 8.5x2.5.

    Maybe when they tested his setup with that shock with the air out it still cleared the seat tube, that would be cool, note he's running a 2.1 Nevagal rear, 2.35front so that would make sense, but yeah it would be nice to get proper details not just basic overviews

    I notice he does have a couple of spacers under his stem on the slide show, but didn't look like that in the vid, might be my eyes lol.

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    I got my Marzocchi from that place (Bike Co) and it wouldn't surprise me if they have modded the X Fusion. At the very least there will be a bottom out spacer. They may have also adjusted the ramp up. My zocchi need to be slammed to get anywhere near full travel - but its nice to know there's a bit left for when things get ugly.
    Hey Mav, you get your xfusion stuff? The guy is down here in chch right? What are the prices like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzl62 View Post
    I got my Marzocchi from that place (Bike Co) and it wouldn't surprise me if they have modded the X Fusion. At the very least there will be a bottom out spacer. They may have also adjusted the ramp up. My zocchi need to be slammed to get anywhere near full travel - but its nice to know there's a bit left for when things get ugly.
    Hey Mav, you get your xfusion stuff? The guy is down here in chch right? What are the prices like?
    Yep, KRD imports, really good to deal with been real impressed.
    Pricing, hard one as the Vector Air anywhere is expensive, a CCDBa in US is slightly less, so here its up theyre, not the most expensive, but dearer than say a Monarch plus, but cheaper than the new Fox Float X.

    Fork is much cheaper than a Fox, but still dearer than the new Pike depending on who and what deal you can get.

    Pike and Monarch work out about the same!

    Key reason for me is serviceability and performance and fork travel setting is easy and a much better system than Fox"s spacer.

    Unsure how easy the Pike will be to work on, easy than the Fox, but XFusion is stupidly simple and they get a big tick for that, its how they should all be, bit why Im sort of ansi about Fox right now, major pia and Im over compaines that make it hard as possible deliberately, DVO have huge potential for this as well, they think about the riders.

    At this level we should all be able to do it, whether we want to or choose an LBS should be up to us, Im all for the LBS, but basic stuff for experienced riders should not be that hard.

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    +1 on self-serviceability, my Vengeance HLR Air was easy peasy to work on - the travel adjustment using the ladder pin system takes maybe 20mins total. The fork feels like a dream.

    Maverick you mentioned something about a lever for the Vector HLR, where did you find that? I'd love to be able to firm up the shock with the flick of a switch for extended climbs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
    +1 on self-serviceability, my Vengeance HLR Air was easy peasy to work on - the travel adjustment using the ladder pin system takes maybe 20mins total. The fork feels like a dream.
    ...
    I did not know the Xfusion forks are so easy to work on. I might have to ditch my float 36 160mm for a xfusion. I like doing my own maintance and I tend to do alot of my own tunning by messing with oil volumes and weights. Any videos that you can link that show how to rebuild a xfusion fork so I can see the process?

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    I just followed the PDF tech guide for the travel adjustment, was surprised at how simple and straight forward it was. No special tools either.

    http://www.xfusionshox.com/service/tech-guides.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
    I just followed the PDF tech guide for the travel adjustment, was surprised at how simple and straight forward it was. No special tools either.

    http://www.xfusionshox.com/service/tech-guides.html
    We are totally hijacking this thread but did you recycle the original crush washer or did you install a new one? If a new one, where did you get it? I have not serviced the Vengeance yet but I worked on a Velvet and I managed to reuse the original washer IIRC.

    TIA.

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    I just re-used the original crush washer, the instructions made no mention of requiring a new one or checking the original for wear/damage. Besides the ease of service I'm really impressed with the damping of both fork & shock. My only gripe (and it is minor) were the decals/graphics on the fork, a little weaksauce if you ask me so I pulled them off and made my own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
    +1 on self-serviceability, my Vengeance HLR Air was easy peasy to work on - the travel adjustment using the ladder pin system takes maybe 20mins total. The fork feels like a dream.

    Maverick you mentioned something about a lever for the Vector HLR, where did you find that? I'd love to be able to firm up the shock with the flick of a switch for extended climbs...
    The local supplier asked if I wanted it, Im not sure if its a mod they offer or its an XFusion option, I will check later in the week!

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