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    6.6 Slope Style with 888

    I just finished 3 hours run DH/Trails in the desert.
    I tried the bike with 2007 888 SL,
    Most of the time on 160 mm' and some DH parts with 180 mm'.
    the A to C is 54 cm' on the 160.

    Sorry for the dust on the bike, tomorrow I am gonna do another run and then I will be able to write my Feedback (with better pix)
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    Any good then?
    DON'T TELL ME I'M STILL ON THAT FECKIN' ISLAND! ....

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    Haha, thats badass.

    Literaly a mini Socom


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    180mm setting

    at the 180 setting does it feel pretty slacked out? to the point of inefficient climbing? Also, the SL is air right? how is the Air Front/Coil back feel?

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    apologizing for the dust on the bike? huh? never!

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    OK second day today,
    same course a bit different setup.

    I bought the bike for my trails and "fun" rides, I have experience on most of Intense bike.
    I was looking for light, nimble and easy to handle bike.
    I don't do SS or dirt, but our trails are rough you can see in NWD8 parts of it.

    Yesterday it was my first ride on the SS, when I put my bottom on them I thought to myself
    how similar they feel to the Socom.
    The bike felt good, lot of confidence and firm.
    17.8 kg' withe 888 SL and some old stuff I had at home
    After I will learn what is best to the bike I will buy the right components.
    The only problem I felt was that the bike didn't roll, it wasn't intense feel, like something is stopping the bike.
    So I swapped the wheels and rotors and changed the stem from 50 to 70,
    That solved the problem.
    With the 888 the nose was to heavy but I got used to it and felt good
    I think I will get the Fox 36 Float for the bike.
    Yes the 180 is too much for the bike I didn't like it that way
    About Air fork and Spring shock, I cant see any problem with that But I need more time on the bike, any way next week I am gonna try the DHX-AIR on them

    Some pix from the ride,
    I dont have the SS in action becous when I ride I cant shoot
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    Some more pix
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    Nice pic's! Swaping out parts? You would make a great homer!


    I would like to hear your thoughts about the SS with the air forks and shock.
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    I had a short ride with 140 pike 454
    It felt very good except that it was hard to lift the front,
    I had to push harder on the pedal.

    I have got the feeling that a shorter fork will not be bad for the bike
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    you have a sick place to fide and a sicker bike
    how about getting a totem 2 step or a 66ata
    or go smaller with a lyric or 55ata?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by esku
    So I swapped the wheels and rotors and changed the stem from 50 to 70,
    That solved the problem.
    Just curious, what problems did those rotors cause? Aren't those the Braking/Aztec? Do you have weights for the 203 mm front and the 185 mm rear?

    BTW: nice bike and awesome trails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRider
    Just curious, what problems did those rotors cause? Aren't those the Braking/Aztec? Do you have weights for the 203 mm front and the 185 mm rear?
    As I mentioned before, the component's on the bike is some stuff that I had at home,
    So I took an old saint brakes with Stuns wheel set from another bike and so on,
    The Braking rotors are a bit wider so they touched the brakes pads,
    But I think that most of the problem did my rear hub the Hope PRO 2, I just changed the axle from QR to a 10mm' and I think that i closed it too strong...........

    I don't have weights of the rotors but I must say that I think that the braking are the best rotors around,
    Its shame that its so hard to get them these days

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    i love the 6.6 SS. i would love one those! does the SS still maintain its climbing capabilities?

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    I have been climbing quite a bit on mine & it feels fine. You will need to have a very long post as the frame sits very low.

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    Maybe a GD for SS ?

    How low is low it looks like you got a lot of seat post out of the frame what size you running?
    I wonder if a gravity dropper would fix the low frame thing and you could raise it when its time to ride back up and slam it down when it time to rip.

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    actually I don't see any seatpost issue
    a 41 cm' post will do the job
    mine is 27.2 with a reducer

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    esku..what headset you using?
    DON'T TELL ME I'M STILL ON THAT FECKIN' ISLAND! ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrustyOne
    esku..what headset you using?
    That one is the Dabomb 1.5/1.1/8 but I am waiting for the syncros FBI.

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    esku, will the 41cm seatpost go all the way down? If not what range of adjustment does it have? what if it was a full size diameter?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipe
    esku, will the 41cm seatpost go all the way down? If not what range of adjustment does it have? what if it was a full size diameter?

    thanks
    The one I use right now is 350,
    It gets full in and there is at list more 5-7 cm', so I think 41 is OK
    This is 27.2 seat post with a reducer.
    In few days I will get the 31.6 Thomson so I will have a more accurate answer.

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    Ok. Cheers for that. I look forward to the update. I only get 4" with my Uzzi using a 31.6 though I could get it reamed out a bit deeper. I was thinking of running the reducer to get around the reaming issue because the seat tube is tapered further down and the wall thickness maybe a problem.

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    Hey Esku, do you know what the Bottom Bracket height is with the Pike at 140mm travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aye-aye
    Hey Esku, do you know what the Bottom Bracket height is with the Pike at 140mm travel?
    the BB height from the center of the BB to ground is 13.45"

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    thanks esku

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    What one could do is use a 160 coil Lyric, that way you can have the low 140mm travel settings like the Pike and the 160mm settings for the DH stuff.
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