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    6POINT8 geometry with 66SL

    Here's some numbers from my new 6. build with a 66sl. This might be useful for someone looking to put a 180mm fork on their 6point.

    66SL A2C is 565mm. I believe the totem is the same or very close.

    HA: Somewhere between 66-67 deg. I used trig and some measurements with a metric tape measure. You really have to be hyper accurate with the measurements. A difference in the hypotneuse measurement of 1 centimeter changed the angle over a degree.

    WheelBase: 44 3/8" at full travel.
    Bottom Bracket height: No sag! 14.25"
    *BB height measured to center point of BB axle.*

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    Thanks. The frame, measurements and head angle...... whew! One wicked bike. Congratulations.

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    6point with a 66 is a pretty sweet bike, dontcha think? it handles great.

    my BB is right around 14, but i have holy rollers on.

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    I don't think you'd want to run a 180mm fork on the 6Point unless you're planning on doing some steep shuttle runs or something like that. Riding some singletrack or pedaling up hills with a totem would, in my opinion, negatively affect the bike handling characteristics. But like mentioned, for light DH runs, might be super fun!

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    Pics, please!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    I don't think you'd want to run a 180mm fork on the 6Point unless you're planning on doing some steep shuttle runs or something like that. Riding some singletrack or pedaling up hills with a totem would, in my opinion, negatively affect the bike handling characteristics. But like mentioned, for light DH runs, might be super fun!

    I hear what you are saying. I bought the 66 for a 7point and then had to send the frame back. Keep in mind though the 66SL can be adjusted down to 140mm travel for flatter rides. Trails in my area can get steep so the extra rake helps.
    I haven't finished cutting the steerer yet, I know. Also, I am putting a Roco TST 8.75x2.75 on it.
    Sriracha, Haven't got a ride on it yet. I expect great things!
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    yeah, the 66slata is nice, in that you can dial in the exact front travel that you would want on that bike. i drop it to 140 for the climbs, then jack it up for the descents. at 180mm, it doesn't seem to negatively effect the handling, to me, it's nice on the steeps. for more mellow descents, i'll run it at 160mm.

    besides, if you run 180mm up front, you basically end up with 7point geometry.

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    here are the specs from the Iron Horse website, for the 7point and 6point, respectively. it appears that 180mm fork on a 6point will get you slacker and lower than a stock 7point. i'm liking this 6point more and more.
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    I just went to a Totem Coil on my 6.8

    I get similar measurements, but I measure 14" for BB.

    I had a 2006 66 ETA (170) before. I really like the bike and the Totem (the 66 was good too).

    It still climbs ok with the Totem, and it is almost as fun pointed down as my Sunday. The head angle is slack for many trail riders, but I like it in most conditions. I found the BB to be too low for serious tech climbing with the 66 ETA down. For climbing, I feel like I can work around the slack head angle/tall bars better than the super low bb you get when you lower the ETA.

    I got my DHX 5 Pushed. This made the bike even better.

    BTW with 7 inches of front and rear travel, and full steel coil suspension my medium is around 35.5 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormvine
    I hear what you are saying. I bought the 66 for a 7point and then had to send the frame back. !
    Is that an 07 7point?! The downtube looks alot skinnier than my 06...
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    Is that an 07 7point?! The downtube looks alot skinnier than my 06...
    no that's a 07 6Point8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    no that's a 07 6Point8

    sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    no that's a 07 6Point8
    have you gotten yours yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    have you gotten yours yet?
    yup...just not built up yet. waiting for a few more bits. The 07 Mk is keeping me busy meanwhile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    yup...just not built up yet. waiting for a few more bits. The 07 Mk is keeping me busy meanwhile
    nice!

    i've been riding my 6point a ton. the thing climbs like a goat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thephat
    I get similar measurements, but I measure 14" for BB.

    BTW with 7 inches of front and rear travel, and full steel coil suspension my medium is around 35.5 pounds.
    I definitely measured 14.25". Maybe my tires are taller.

    I just got back from a short afternoon ride. So far so good. I climbed at 140mm and bike felt good. Put her to 175mm for the downs. Felt pretty good. I really didn't mind the DHX air either. But I am ordering the Roco TST for 7" rear travel. Anybody want to buy a 8.75x2.5" DHX-A?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormvine
    I definitely measured 14.25". Maybe my tires are taller.

    I just got back from a short afternoon ride. So far so good. I climbed at 140mm and bike felt good. Put her to 175mm for the downs. Felt pretty good. I really didn't mind the DHX air either. But I am ordering the Roco TST for 7" rear travel. Anybody want to buy a 8.75x2.5" DHX-A?
    wormvine,

    Have you had a chance to weigh it yet? Your 6point7 or 7point lite looks like a great bike! I may do the same next year.

    Thanks for the post on this!

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    Have you had a chance to weigh it yet? Your 6point7 or 7point lite looks like a great bike! I may do the same next year.

    Thanks for the post on this!


    Haven't had a chance to weigh it. I don't have a scale. I have the Roco on the way.
    I'll try to find a way to accurately weigh it. I can't bring myself to spend $50 on one.
    I wish MTBR would have a weight section and you could check out a scale with a deposit.

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    my mistake

    [QUOTE=thephat]I get similar measurements, but I measure 14" for BB.

    I just measured again and it is more like 14.25 inches.

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    Sextacular!

    That's pretty dang sweet... Let me know when you want to trade frames for my medium 06 7point7...

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