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    Finally got my machine built up!

    Been about a four month wait. Got a couple runs in this evening. Still needs a bit of tweaking, but I think she's gunna be sweet ride. Even before I get her all dialed, pretty amazing coming down my neighborhood downhill/free-ride course. Need to dial in the DB for maximum efficiency on the uphill.
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    Bikeradar have a review up: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego.../uzzi-vp-35110

    Would you Uzzi riders say it was accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gato
    Been about a four month wait. Got a couple runs in this evening. Still needs a bit of tweaking, but I think she's gunna be sweet ride. Even before I get her all dialed, pretty amazing coming down my neighborhood downhill/free-ride course. Need to dial in the DB for maximum efficiency on the uphill.
    oh man that's a beauty!
    what's it weigh?
    is that a medium?

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    Anyone got a copper one of these yet that they want to share some pictures of?

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    It's a large, just under 39 lbs. Pretty much a Free-Ride rig, but I'll be spinning it uphill too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lardy
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    I have built up my Uzzi for trail riding (see blue frame with pink/white components above) and it is 2 lbs lighter than the 03 bullit I had been using with only 0.5inch more travel. I ride Afan regularly and based upon my use of the Uzzi so far (I have not had it down to Afan yet) I would have no problems riding this on whites or doing the whole skyline route. I'm 6'4" and weigh in at about 220 lbs and so I'm running an large. Main thing is that it climbs very well and can certainly handle any kind of decending. I'd go with the Uzzi - any extra weight will just make you fitter
    Lardy,

    Thanks for the info, have you had the Uzzi at Afan yet? How did it perform?

    Does the bike feel heavy on single track when you need to pedal? Does it flow or bog down?

    And where did you purchase your Uzzi from?

    Any and all help appreciated

    Thanks

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    Hey Crash Bang, I just got back from a trip up North where I rode the Uzzi and a Tracer in Keilder Forest. The Tracer was a pretty XC setup, Fox 32s, skinny tyres and air shock. The Uzzi was set up with DHX 4, RS Totems and 2.4" Mountain Kings.

    I started on the Tracer, as the trail starts uphill, it was pretty squirrelly because of the skinny tyres and the 32s where slightly over pressurised making the ride very jarry, not what I'm used to, even on my HT. It did feel light, and it was good at climbing, but I wasn't a fan of the over-all set up.

    I did a few bits of down on the Tracer and it didn't inspire much confidence set up as it was, it really needed slackening on the front by a degree or so.

    When we got to the top, I switched onto the Uzzi. I immediately felt like I was on a bike that could take me downhill faster. There was a little bit of climbing left, pretty steep stuff with rock slabs to get over. Because the Uzzi squatted more when standing, it helped when hopping up onto the slabs and the bigger tyres dug in more on the rain loosened stones. It was heavier climbing, and you could tell the difference between the two bikes but everything was still do-able, just slower. The front end gave me no problems, keeping my weight over the forks when necessary meant the bike handled well even in tight, slow turns.

    Hitting the down hill, following Mike from the bike shop now on the Tracer, the Uzzi just flew. Jumps, drops, berms I was hitting everything faster and jumping higher than I ever had before, on a trail I don't know and on a bike I've never ridden before. I was keeping up with an ex-DH racer! That really says something to me: "Sort yourself out and get one of these". I had a huge grin on my face at the bottom, something that I know I wouldn't have on the Tracer. Not with a 32 on the front anyway.

    My plan now is to try and get myself on a Tracer set up how I'd have it, 36 TALAS, coil rear, 2.3-2.4 tyres and see how I feel on that. I don't think the grin factor would match up to the Uzzi though, that thing just tears down anything.

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    Carrot,

    Thanks for the update, I am still torn, I dont plan to buy until the 2010 models arrive so I do have some time.

    I am currently between an Uzzi and Titus El Guapo, having recently ridden a Guapo its a great bike, pedals very well, climbs and carrys speed through single track, it does not feel heavy but is burly enough to take hits.

    My issue is that I am going bigger everytime I am out, now dropping 6ft to flat and 12ft to trannys and would like to bigger so want a bike I can grow into.

    However It must be able to pedal as lots of my riding buddys prefer a 25Km trail ride as appose to a 10Km huck fest!!

    The weight of the Uzzi isnt my major concern its the angles and how efficiently they can be set to provide a solid platform to pedal from. I would be looking to fit a DHX air shock as it would allow me to add pressure and stiffen things up.

    How big did the Uzzi feel? Did it feel more down hill bike than All Mountain?

    Did it feel heavy to pedal? How easy was it to jump? Off kickers and roots, lips etc (Bump jump)

    How did it suit Keilder and the UK single track trails?

    Any and all help appreciated

    Thanks

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    It pedals really well, I didn't even use the pro pedal on the DHX and it pedalled better than the Stumpjumper FSR I rode a while ago. It does bob when you hammer, but I never felt I was wasting much energy at all, it was nice to feel it squish so plushly. The wheels on my current bike are 2-2.5kg each, the Easton/Mt King wheels are comparative featherweights.

    It didn't feel DH big, just big enough to handle whatever I could throw at it. I'd be happy riding it all day. I'd say it's bang on what All Mountian is supposed to be. The Uzzi is incredible jumping off things and I was flying over jumps and out of bombholes, I didn't try to hop it on the flat, but it was easy enough to pop it up onto things on the trail.

    It suited the trails really well, very confidence inspiring and it could climb up most things without too much trouble. With a travel adjust fork on the front it'd be even better, the front did wander slightly and was a bit light when going up but it was hardly anything. The bike is really well balanced. I'd be happy taking it anywhere in the UK and to the Alps.

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    Such a nice bikes here. I can't decide should I get Tracer VP or Uzzi VP. Just sold my M3 and the cash is burning holes to my pocket. Occasionally I'd like to visit some bikeparks, would the Tracer shine in that enviroment? Should I get the Uzzi and build it as light as possible for trails? Decisions.....

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    Another riding shot

    Just another shot of uzzi in its natural enviroment0011.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ir12daveor
    Anyone got a copper one of these yet that they want to share some pictures of?
    Here is mine:






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    THE green one



    34 pounds of green
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    My french copper :






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    nice i like that color.

    on a side note. has anyone had trouble with their seatpost going down all the way on a new frame? i also had a question about the brace in the rear swingarm. mine is slightly slanted one way and i wondered if this is normal or a concern. it does appear to line up with the rear wheel squarely, it just looks rather odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpk1080
    on a side note. has anyone had trouble with their seatpost going down all the way on a new frame? .
    i have had 3 of these frames (don't ask )
    with a Thomson post,
    one of them the seatpost slid up and down all the way just fine
    one is nearly impossible to get to the MINIMUM insertion line on the post
    the latest one is in-between, but with some grease and horsing around, it moves ok now...
    (luckily the Joplin post lets me leave it in one place, otherwise i'd be way less than enthused)

    all of this can be fixed..but wouldn't it be nice if they came that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laleffe
    My french copper :
    Gorgeous bike, very cool set up with the BOS fork and the Mavic Crossmax's. What crank is that? And do you have a weight?

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    It looks like the seat tube issue is causing more problems than i would have hoped for. i took it to a few shops. one honed the seat tube but it was still a no go. i checked in the seat tube for weld penetration, or burs, nothing. i also tried a diff seatpost, same thing. the guy guaged it for me and eveverything checked out. how should i proceed. i think my only options at this point are to get the tube reamed or send it back. if i ream it, i'm worried it could void my warranty and i hate to pay for something that should be right the first time, especially on a frame this expensive. i don't mind spending the money to have to reamed, but as i said, if i had another issue with it, and intense got it, they'd have a reason to deny warranty. any advice?

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    It looks like laleffe is using a smaller seat post and a shim, that might be a solution for other people having the seatpost problem.

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    A Nony Moose,

    Great looking bike, I am feeling the 'team green' is this now an option colour or a special / mistake?

    Also what size frame do you have?

    Thanks

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    Yeah, there were only 2 frames painted green, one med and one large. Jeff posted on here to see if anyone wanted them as they were done by accident.

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    here's my take on an Uzzi:
    Medium Works
    CCDB, steel spring
    888 WC
    I9 DH/FR wheelset with 819 hoops
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35
    Hammerschmidt
    Formula The One 203/180
    X.O rear
    X.9 triggers
    Titec J-bar
    King devolution headset
    Thompson X4 Stem
    Fezzari Drop In seatpost
    WTB Power V
    Gore Sealed low friction cables
    DMR V12 magnesium pedals
    Cross step chain
    PG980 cassette

    39 pounds on the nose

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    Looks nice but what is with the bar and stem? It looks like a moustache bar and a 130mm stem.
    Quote Originally Posted by sideshow75
    here's my take on an Uzzi:
    Medium Works
    CCDB, steel spring
    888 WC
    I9 DH/FR wheelset with 819 hoops
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35
    Hammerschmidt
    Formula The One 203/180
    X.O rear
    X.9 triggers
    Titec J-bar
    King devolution headset
    Thompson X4 Stem
    Fezzari Drop In seatpost
    WTB Power V
    Gore Sealed low friction cables
    DMR V12 magnesium pedals
    Cross step chain
    PG980 cassette

    39 pounds on the nose

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    The crank is a XT polish.
    Weight is 35.2 lbs.
    Yes, i'm using a 27.2 seat post and a shim and seat post could go all the way down.

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    Ah.... awesome!

    Do you know if the Uzzi is designed to take a DC and work well with it?

    I've got a 951 on order, but have not done any DH for a while now and am thinking again whether i am going to get the full DH usage out of it, as i can only afford one bike.

    An uzzi with DC would mean i could make it a bit more pedable with a 36/similar if i end up doing more freeride / AM, whereas the 951 is pure DH.

    Hmmmmm damn this is a hard decision. Just sold my Slopestyle last night, and have a few weeks before the 951 is in.

    Any ideas? (About the Uzzi + DC)

    [QUOTE=sideshow75]here's my take on an Uzzi:
    Medium Works
    CCDB, steel spring
    888 WC
    I9 DH/FR wheelset with 819 hoops
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35
    Hammerschmidt
    Formula The One 203/180
    X.O rear
    X.9 triggers
    Titec J-bar
    King devolution headset
    Thompson X4 Stem
    Fezzari Drop In seatpost
    WTB Power V
    Gore Sealed low friction cables
    DMR V12 magnesium pedals
    Cross step chain
    PG980 cassette

    39 pounds on the nose
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange-Goblin
    Ah.... awesome!

    Do you know if the Uzzi is designed to take a DC and work well with it?

    I've got a 951 on order, but have not done any DH for a while now and am thinking again whether i am going to get the full DH usage out of it, as i can only afford one bike.

    An uzzi with DC would mean i could make it a bit more pedable with a 36/similar if i end up doing more freeride / AM, whereas the 951 is pure DH.

    Hmmmmm damn this is a hard decision. Just sold my Slopestyle last night, and have a few weeks before the 951 is in.

    Any ideas? (About the Uzzi + DC)

    Maybe this will help....
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    Thanks electro',

    Just found that myself ta!

    I notice thats a 180 Travis, reckon a 203 (Boxxer would be ok?)

    (Jeff, Would the Uzzi do double duty as a DH bike, and a FR/AM bike possibly with a fork switch?)
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    The bar and stem was my attempt to reduce hand and wrist pain on long rides, it works like a charm. Give it a try and you'll never ride a flat bar again. As for the DC 203mm fork, the 888 WC has adjustable travel and I had no trouble riding 12 miles of bull mountain and 16miles Chicopee woods, both up and down with this setup. Well, maybe a little trouble but nothing i couldn't handle. The 888 has an axle to crown length almost identical to a fox 36 so it's not bad at all. I'll be posting lots of reviews once I've had a few months on her.

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    Final iteration that started with the Lyrik 2 Step and a DHX RC4 coil. Rides incredibly well in the woods and with the Roco TST switched to DH mode makes a fine complement to my 951 when riding the trails at Sunday River. Large and weighs in at 34 lbs on the nose.
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    hey guys.
    i am going to switch my L ss to a medium uzzi (maybe with the fox dhx air, which should be setup´d for the uzzi and reduce the travel because of the less stroke(i read that in one of jeff´s postings))
    i already compared the geo data and in my opinion it should work without any problems to built it for an AM-bike, too. I´m 1,84 m = 6,03 ft.
    what´s your opinion concerning the size and the shock-choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachmayeah
    hey guys.
    i am going to switch my L ss to a medium uzzi (maybe with the fox dhx air, which should be setup´d for the uzzi and reduce the travel because of the less stroke(i read that in one of jeff´s postings))
    i already compared the geo data and in my opinion it should work without any problems to built it for an AM-bike, too. I´m 1,84 m = 6,03 ft.
    what´s your opinion concerning the size and the shock-choice?
    You might find the medium a little small at your height. I'm 5'11" and I feel like I'm near the top end of fitting comfortably on the medium Uzzi, at least if I plan to do much pedalling on it.

    With regards to the rear shock, I'm not a huge fan of the DHX-Air. I am looking forward to trying this out tomorrow:

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    that is about 1.80m ?
    i know i want much, but do you have a picture of you sitting on the bike, to get an impression of the size?
    the pushed shock is great. a had one (dhx 5.0) on my m3 those days and it felt completely different to the std. dhx 5.0 coil. like a different bike. you'd think that the difference is not that immense
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    top tube 23,5 23
    head tube 5,25 5
    seat tube 17 17,5
    standover 28,25 28
    wheelbase 45,75 44,75-46
    head angle 66,5 66/67,5
    seat angle 74 71,5/73
    chain stay 16,75 17/17,5
    bb height 13,6 13,75/14,5
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    Quote Originally Posted by bachmayeah
    hey guys.
    i am going to switch my L ss to a medium uzzi
    so you got over the new ss heartache?
    cheers, houtbay

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    my new uzzi
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    Quote Originally Posted by twentysix
    my new uzzi
    Interesting color.

    And is that the European Totem or something? Not the first I've seen with that decal job.

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    26- Love that color. Best looking bike I have seen in a while.

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    looks like a 2010 totem, notice the maxle light, and sag markings on the stanchions

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    It's a normal Totem 2010 with selfmade decals ;-)

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    @ twentysix: nice Uzzi. Do you know the weight? And what colour is it?

    Edit: Just saw it on traildevils.ch: 14.7 kg without pedals, and it is custom painted.
    http://traildevils.ch/bike.php?bid=3622
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    The color is powdercoat Ral 6014
    It is about 15 kg whitout the pedals.

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    Impressive weight, are those Totems air or coil?

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    it's a Totem Solo Air.

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    What do I look

    yes
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    What do I look



    Total weight 16.2kg, Small Size

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    Very nice build you have there, congratulation and also the colour is sweet. I have one question. Is the small UZZI VP lower (in standover) than the 6.6 that you had? Can you measure the standover at the area where you are actually standing over the bike once you get of the bike. Because I thought of replacing my small 6.6 with the new UZZI but I would like to gain some standover. Can you also give us the detailed specs of your build.

    Sorry for all the questions

    Hang on

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    from Spain.

    the first has come and you had to do it in a British store.
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    Upper shock link supposed to look like this?

    Sorry for the double post (I started a thread on this topic but haven't received any comments). I noticed my upper shock link is biased toward the driveside of the bike; see pics.
    Can some of you guys take a look and see if yours is similar? I fear the mounting bosses for the link were not welded in straight; or, perhaps this is normal? Feedback appreciated.
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    Initial build

    This is my first attempt at a full build, going to swap out the 66's for 36RC's and hopefully get the DRS fitted. Still waiting on CC sending out the correct weight spring and currently saving up for a set of lighter wheels and brakes! Will update with the final build specs and full review when she has seen a bit of use.
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    hey there..
    since i am too lazy to look for the right one myself:
    i will use my uzzi with 3 chainrings : which xtr front-der. will i have to use? are there any differences between this one and the one for a two ring+bashguard use?

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