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    Spider 2 proto sneek peek

    Prototype "Spider 2" that will fit between the Spider FRO & Tracer vp in the line up, basically replaces the old Spider that was dropped.
    4.5" to 5" adjustable travel @ somewhere around 5.5 to 5.75 lb frame weight.
    2nd gen VPP & AC bearings w/ zerks same as on Tracer vp.
    120 / 130mm fork range with 70 degree HA & 13" bb.
    Intense sm, med ,large,XL sizing.
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    Is it me, or does it have a tall stand over and short TT.

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    very very nice .. needs to be a different color but it is sweet

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    Will the Spider FRO have the 2nd gen vpp or is that staying the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saga
    Will the Spider FRO have the 2nd gen vpp or is that staying the same?
    Thats Generation 2.

    Lots of good additions and fixes going into this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esquire
    Thats Generation 2.

    Lots of good additions and fixes going into this bike.
    I believe the question was about the Spider FRO, not the Spider 2.


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    ready for it now

    ready to order. I've been holding out for a new spider for a while.....

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    I see that now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    I believe the question was about the Spider FRO, not the Spider 2.


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    I stand corrected. I have no idea on the Fro...

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    No place to carry a water bottle on Spider 2 ?

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    there will be water bottle bosses

    thats just a prototype to test full length cable housing as an option. I believe the next proto will have std xc routing and water btl bosses based on consumer feedback

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    hopefully the bottle bosses will be on the topside of the down tube under the shock; not too many people will use a bottle if it is on the underside

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    You will fit a bottle in that gap but taking it out on the move looks like it might be a squeeze

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    Quote Originally Posted by saga
    Will the Spider FRO have the 2nd gen vpp or is that staying the same?
    i am curious about the same thing.

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    You have to correct the position of the shock.
    I think the bike will look better when the shock is prallel to the toptube and the seat stays.
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    that would hugely affect the compression curve, especially since it's travel adjust. Most likely it has to be that way even if it is a proto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woogie11
    that would hugely affect the compression curve, especially since it's travel adjust. Most likely it has to be that way even if it is a proto.
    Yep. Looks like the shock is parallel when mounted in the higher position on the swing link.
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    Just finished P3 should be out on the trail in a day or two. This one should be dialed!
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    Will the top tube/headtube junction be hydroformed (or whatever it is) like on the Tracer/new Uzzi?

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    The Spider 2 will use our proprietory Spider Easton tube set as we are trying to keep the cost down on this frame. This has been one of our most reliable tube sets to date.
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    I would hang that proto over my fireplace
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    curious

    S, me again... drooling. I've had the good fortune to have ridden a 5.5 FRO and spider XVP. This to me looks like a 5.5 FRO with VPP2

    are you looking for a pure xc ride characteristic or more relaxed? I'm thinking 120 mated to 4.5"=spider XC, 5" mated to 130 up front more 5.5 FROsh?

    I cant wait to order one in works red. Thanks for giving us an insight into the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velez3000
    S, me again... drooling. I've had the good fortune to have ridden a 5.5 FRO and spider XVP. This to me looks like a 5.5 FRO with VPP2

    are you looking for a pure xc ride characteristic or more relaxed? I'm thinking 120 mated to 4.5"=spider XC, 5" mated to 130 up front more 5.5 FROsh?

    I cant wait to order one in works red. Thanks for giving us an insight into the process.
    The Spider 2 fills the gap between the Spider FRO & the Tracer vp

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr intense
    Just finished P3 should be out on the trail in a day or two. This one should be dialed!
    You might want to lay off the Patron until you finish getting it fully welded.

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    so this is the bad boy replacing the 5.5? looks good, expect since its build for a 120 fork, and the new tracer for 150/160, the 5.5 that filled the suspension/geo gap is gone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy_Steve
    so this is the bad boy replacing the 5.5? looks good, expect since its build for a 120 fork, and the new tracer for 150/160, the 5.5 that filled the suspension/geo gap is gone?
    The Tracer is designed for 140 to 160mm forks & the Spider 2 for 120 to 130mm forks & Spider FRO 80 to 100mm.
    The proto in the picture has a 130 Manitou on it HA is 69.5.

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