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    Pics of Lopes new Whip

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    Damn thats awesome. I wonder who is doing the custom paint?

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    Sweet ride! Now wheres a video of him ripping on it?

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    Um not sure myself, might need to grow on me, surprised hes not running a single ring setup though.

    Like to hear more about that fork, def over my current Fox stuff, Pike or XFusion when available is high on priority list as is going to 160mm.

    I personally like the current color options and think Ibis esspecially with the HD has some of the best options for co-ordination of any brand with frame links etc.

    An apple Green and Orange addition would be cool though, take the range to 5 color options. Multi mix like on the Lopes frame above not so much for me, just not my taste is all.

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    Fork looks to be an X-Fusion Slant (34/160mm)...

    I'm also not crazy about the colors however I do dig the graphic design, maybe in another set of colours. I'm also surprised he isn't running a 1x setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    surprised hes not running a single ring setup though.
    Looks like he's running a 11-28 cassette? Maybe thats why he added the granny ring? That along with the short cage zee der makes me think he is going for less chain slap by running the chain as short as possible while in the high gears? Just a guess. Some of the talk on twitter also mentioned this build was for a specific type of race. I wonder what type of race it was built for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    Um not sure myself, might need to grow on me, surprised hes not running a single ring setup though.

    Like to hear more about that fork, def over my current Fox stuff, Pike or XFusion when available is high on priority list as is going to 160mm.

    I personally like the current color options and think Ibis esspecially with the HD has some of the best options for co-ordination of any brand with frame links etc.

    An apple Green and Orange addition would be cool though, take the range to 5 color options. Multi mix like on the Lopes frame above not so much for me, just not my taste is all.
    Lyrik RC2DH or the Vengance. Lyrik was a major upgrade over my 36 Float. Would love to see the matte carbon with orange or green writing. Saw a Lopes bike done in the orange and it looked awesome.

    This is definitely a light weight Enduro or Super D build. Pinner rear shock, 34 Slant instead of the Vengance, it was definitely built for smoother pedaling courses.

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    Pretty sharp looking, reminds me of Suzuki paint scheme on GSX-Rs.

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    I was in there yesterday and saw it in person...it really looks pretty good in person!

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    Is that an X-fusion dropper post?
    I'd hit it, but I bruise like a peach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpnic View Post
    Is that an X-fusion dropper post?
    looks to be a KS LEV dropper
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    Re: Pics of Lopes new Whip

    Great looking build for such a stellar bike. Personally, I don't like the color. I liked the obnoxious lime green or the matte black finish.

    - Jonathan

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    I really liked the paint color. I might break apart my HD after the year is over and have it painted.

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    why a zee rather than a saint?

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    The zee is a little bit lighter as it doesn't have the mechanism to switch between freeride and DH cassettes. You have to chose between DH version, max 28 teeth or the freeride max 36 teeth. This may also make it a little more reliable since it has less moving parts.

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