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    A little more 7Pink7 action:


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    A little more 7Pink7 action:
    Sweet. I still love that color. Winston, I know you've had alot of experience with Marz 66's, and right now I'm trying to decide between a Totem and a rc2x. How would you rate the overall beefyness of the 66? Should I get the 1.5 ST? I know that the 1.5 is supposed to be stiffer but i'm not sure if I'd notice. Thanks dude, keep huckin.
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    If the 1.5 66 RC2X had been available back when I picked mine up, I would have gone that way. I think Noel of Knolly Bikes had a good post on MTBR somewhere stating the 1.5 forks something like 15% stiffer. (That’s off the top of my head and I could be wrong on the percentage. Of course if you aren’t already running 1.5 you will need a new stem and some internal headset bits.)

    Now between the 66 RC2X and the Totem? That is probably a toss up. Stay far away from the Totem 2-Step model. (May lose travel.)

    I’ve had a couple of friends have creaking crown problems on their coil Totems. SRAM did a good job taking care of them. Except for the creak problem they were extremely happy with the performance of the fork. My “Doublewide” friend ended up getting a Totem Solo-air as a replacement for his coil Totem. Surprisingly he has been very happy with it. (I don’t see him as someone who would want an air fork.)

    E-speculation: I hear the Totem is a little more linear than the 66, so if downhilling is your thing, go Totem. Airtime, go 66.

    Maybe someone with experience on both forks can chime in?

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    I'd go for the Totem. Beyond all the other benefits of having that fork, you get the Maxle. *bling bling*

    I've seen a lot of RC2X forks with play where the stanchions meet the lowers. SCARY.
    Meh.

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    If the 1.5 66 RC2X had been available back when I picked mine up, I would have gone that way. I think Noel of Knolly Bikes had a good post on MTBR somewhere stating the 1.5 forks something like 15% stiffer. (That’s off the top of my head and I could be wrong on the percentage. Of course if you aren’t already running 1.5 you will need a new stem and some internal headset bits.)

    Now between the 66 RC2X and the Totem? That is probably a toss up. Stay far away from the Totem 2-Step model. (May lose travel.)

    I’ve had a couple of friends have creaking crown problems on their coil Totems. SRAM did a good job taking care of them. Except for the creak problem they were extremely happy with the performance of the fork. My “Doublewide” friend ended up getting a Totem Solo-air as a replacement for his coil Totem. Surprisingly he has been very happy with it. (I don’t see him as someone who would want an air fork.)

    E-speculation: I hear the Totem is a little more linear than the 66, so if downhilling is your thing, go Totem. Airtime, go 66.

    Maybe someone with experience on both forks can chime in?

    Good luck,

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    Thanks Winston, as always very helpful input. I think I'll be going for the rc2x, big air is kinda my thing. (And) I can get it for 450 bucks less than the Rockshox and the only model of Totem they have at my bike shop is the two-step. Oh yeah, I only have ten fingers. Haha


    I'd go for the Totem. Beyond all the other benefits of having that fork, you get the Maxle. *bling bling*

    I've seen a lot of RC2X forks with play where the stanchions meet the lowers. SCARY.
    Thanks for the input, I haven't heard that about rc2x's stanchions and lowers before. I'll keep that in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splatman
    Thanks for the input, I haven't heard that about rc2x's stanchions and lowers before. I'll keep that in mind.
    Just making sure everyone is as safe as they can be out there!
    Meh.

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    Thanks, have you heard about that problem happening with the RC2 ETA's too? Or is it just the RC2X's that have that problem?



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    Thanks, have you heard about that problem happening with the RC2 ETA's too? Or is it just the RC2X's that have that problem?

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    The only issues I've seen are on the '06 7point7 RC2X's.

    That's it. :-)
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    Sweet. I'm looking at the '07 RC2X and the '07 RC2 ETA, hopefully that problem was fixed!

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    7point at N*

    It was great to go up one last time.
    Saints preformed great (need new pads though...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    It was great to go up one last time.
    Saints preformed great (need new pads though...)
    MotorMonkeyr6... where are you out of?

    I'm out of San Jose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    MotorMonkeyr6... where are you out of?

    I'm out of San Jose.
    Im outa the East bay Castro Valley. (right next to hayward and oakland)
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    Haha. I'm gonna' be up there tonight.

    You down for a ride somewhere local (Santa Cruz maybe?) a week from this Saturday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    Haha. I'm gonna' be up there tonight.

    You down for a ride somewhere local (Santa Cruz maybe?) a week from this Saturday?
    that sounds doable. I'll let you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splatman
    Thanks Winston, as always very helpful input. I think I'll be going for the rc2x, big air is kinda my thing. (And) I can get it for 450 bucks less than the Rockshox and the only model of Totem they have at my bike shop is the two-step. Oh yeah, I only have ten fingers. Haha




    Thanks for the input, I haven't heard that about rc2x's stanchions and lowers before. I'll keep that in mind.
    I love my Totem. I bought a 2 step on a pro deal, had issue with the leak down, SRAM CS worked with me, sent me new 2 step parts and a solo air kit so now I have the fork set up solo air and I love it. With the SA it is super adjustable, a huge air spring that can be tuned for different rinding and I can still set up the fork with the revised 2 step parts.

    My $.02, I would go Totem but be warned, once you go 40 you won't go back.

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    66 should get here next week! Thanks, I appreciate all the input from you fellow bike geeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splatman
    66 should get here next week!
    1.125 or 1.5"? I love the DC on this bike, but I always wonder what a 66 would be like. Maybe someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees
    1.125 or 1.5"? I love the DC on this bike, but I always wonder what a 66 would be like. Maybe someday.

    toby

    It's 1.125, they didn't have the 1.5 avalible from jenson usa otherwise I would've gone with the bigger ST. It just occured to me that I might need a front brake adapter for the 66, but I have no idea which one! It says on the website that it's a 6 inch post mount, but the descriptions of the adapters are like in a different language! Winston? Anybody else? Help here would be great.

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    Splatman, I'm not positive, but I think you need the Hayes #21 adaptor (post-mount to 8") - http://www.bti-usa.com/item.asp?item...wSec=1&filter=

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    I think you are right! Thanks Toby.

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    I need some new brake pads for my saints, i know quite a few fellow 7point riders rock saints what pads do you use?

    Im thinking Semi Galfers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    I need some new brake pads for my saints, i know quite a few fellow 7point riders rock saints what pads do you use?
    I'm running the stock Shimano pads, one of each - one metal, one resin. So far so good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees
    I'm running the stock Shimano pads, one of each - one metal, one resin. So far so good!

    toby
    I went up to north star and after 18 runs the resin (bran new at the beging) were over half gone. Now I know 18 runs it alot. But still...
    Im gonna run them half and half until the resins are gone.
    Right now I think its between Galfer or EBC
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    Photo session

    Im sorry I had to, We had WAY to much fun today.

    Some little drop to start off the day
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    Im sorry I had to, We had WAY to much fun today.
    Where were you guys riding?

    You can PM me if it's a trail of questionable legality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    Where were you guys riding?

    You can PM me if it's a trail of questionable legality.
    Thats Joaquin Miller park in Oakland. 100% legal. Except for one trail which we don't ride

    Me and a few buddies are thinkin about hittin up Demonstation forest in SC either next weekend or the weekend after.
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    I could be persuaded to do a Demo ride on Saturday... I'd bring my lighter bike out there.

    What trail would you head down? Braille? Or Sawpit?

    Ride to the top? Or shuttle?

    ...but the following Saturday, I just might be back in Downieville. You'd frickin' love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    I could be persuaded to do a Demo ride on Saturday... I'd bring my lighter bike out there.

    What trail would you head down? Braille? Or Sawpit?

    Ride to the top? Or shuttle?

    ...but the following Saturday, I just might be back in Downieville. You'd frickin' love it.
    We would shuttle for sure. Lazy NorCal'ers its what we have trucks for right?
    I heard Braille is just off the chain. If we shuttle we would do both.

    I've been to D'ville, its really sick. But we are all on a tight budget up here (students) so if its not free it better be cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    We would shuttle for sure. Lazy NorCal'ers its what we have trucks for right?
    I heard Braille is just off the chain. If we shuttle we would do both.

    I've been to D'ville, its really sick. But we are all on a tight budget up here (students) so if its not free it better be cheap
    I only climb to the top of Demo. So I'd just get out there 45 minutes earlier than you fool-bags and ride my lazy butt to the top. Haha... But Braille is sweet man. Sawpit is more aggressive, but the climb out sucks.

    Climb from the bottom of Braille back to the parking lot: 3.0 miles.

    Climb from the bottom of Sawpit back to the parking lot: 4.5 miles.

    I prefer Braille, but Sawpit is a blast. Let me know if you want a guide. I love those trails.

    As far as Downieville, shuttle runs are $15 per shuttle. We usually do two. Gas is about $20 per person. Food is... well... however much you want to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3

    As far as Downieville, shuttle runs are $15 per shuttle. We usually do two. Gas is about $20 per person. Food is... well... however much you want to buy.
    yea, Im going to N* one more time this weekend thats my last major trip of the "summer" I had such a good time 2 weeks ago.

    D'Ville is a good time but Id rather go to north star.

    I'll PM your cell (I'll do the same) we should hook up and ride
    A guide for Demo would be sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    yea, Im going to N* one more time this weekend thats my last major trip of the "summer" I had such a good time 2 weeks ago.

    D'Ville is a good time but Id rather go to north star.

    I'll PM your cell (I'll do the same) we should hook up and ride
    A guide for Demo would be sick.
    You've got a PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    yea, Im going to N* one more time this weekend thats my last major trip of the "summer" I had such a good time 2 weeks ago.

    D'Ville is a good time but Id rather go to north star.

    I'll PM your cell (I'll do the same) we should hook up and ride
    A guide for Demo would be sick.
    god everytime i see your bike motor i get an ichen for a 7 Point... aside from the nOR CAL sticker its all good
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    god everytime i see your bike motor i get an ichen for a 7 Point... aside from the nOR CAL sticker its all good
    Motor, Acadian and I.... reppin' for the NorCaL love!

    NORCAL FTW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    Motor, Acadian and I.... reppin' for the NorCaL love!

    NORCAL FTW!
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    Some shots from closing weekend in Mammoth, CA:













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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston
    Some shots from closing weekend in Mammoth, CA:



    I got me one of these at North Star this past weekend too.
    Nothing like a face full of mud and snow to start off the day!

    Sick Pics as usual!
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    My borther and I had a ride like that at the end of last season at Whiteface, NY. Snow, ice, and fog at the top and a thick layer of fallen leaves covering everything on the rest of the mountain. It made things quite interesting. Thanks for the pics!

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    awesome looking pics!!

    I must redouble my efforts to move to somewhere with mountains!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston


    This is a sick pic I can believe I missed it the 1st time. It shouts "Im gonna eat your babies"
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    This is a sick pic I can believe I missed it the 1st time. It shouts "Im gonna eat your babies"
    very nice haha, bike looks dope aswell
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    there is some sick nonsence in this thread...

    you guys have no idea how bad i wanna join it, i'm saving my pennys for a 7 point as i type.

    rock on, over and off guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    there is some sick nonsence in this thread...

    you guys have no idea how bad i wanna join it, i'm saving my pennys for a 7 point as i type.

    rock on, over and off guys
    i know how bad haha because im in the same boat haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    there is some sick nonsence in this thread...

    you guys have no idea how bad i wanna join it, i'm saving my pennys for a 7 point as i type.

    rock on, over and off guys
    I would venture away from the 08's Find a nice used 06 or 07

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    I agree with Grant (MotorMonkeyr6).

    I like the '07's better myself, and they're still lighter than the '05/'06 models and ISCG compliant unlike the '05 and '06's. The '05's are cheap though. REAL cheap. Same with '06's. But my '05 is a tank. It's strictly my "go down the hill bike" now. Especially when the Totem gets slapped on there tonight.

    Bliggity-blam!
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    I would venture away from the 08's Find a nice used 06 or 07

    Just my .02
    motor out of curiousity whats your beef with the new 7points?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    I agree with Grant (MotorMonkeyr6).

    I like the '07's better myself, and they're still lighter than the '05/'06 models and ISCG compliant unlike the '05 and '06's. The '05's are cheap though. REAL cheap. Same with '06's. But my '05 is a tank. It's strictly my "go down the hill bike" now. Especially when the Totem gets slapped on there tonight.

    Bliggity-blam!
    okay but what seems to be wrong with the 08s? seem to be pretty nice or is it just prefrence?
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    Well, the major beef is that they only come in one trim level, and it's middle grade at best. Unless, of course, Iron Horse changes it up.

    But their 7point is no longer a point3, point5, or point7, it's just a 7point.

    It's not a bad build. It's just very simple and some of us like high end components.

    That's all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    Well, the major beef is that they only come in one trim level, and it's middle grade at best. Unless, of course, Iron Horse changes it up.

    But their 7point is no longer a point3, point5, or point7, it's just a 7point.

    It's not a bad build. It's just very simple and some of us like high end components.

    That's all.
    thats cool, i thought it was a geo problem, or something since chances are im just buyign a frame anyways haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    I would venture away from the 08's Find a nice used 06 or 07

    Just my .02

    yeah thought about it, but for a bike built for abuse... and the fact that i'm gonna be risking my neck and a$$, i want that frames first (and hopefully last) owner. just a personal thing i guess. i still watch e-bay thou
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    thats cool, i thought it was a geo problem, or something since chances are im just buyign a frame anyways haha

    they havent touched the DW linkage in a long time so no worries there. the '06 thru '08 only really change with the frame tubing shapes. neato aluminum hydro tubeing stuff. fyi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    yeah thought about it, but for a bike built for abuse... and the fact that i'm gonna be risking my neck and a$$, i want that frames first (and hopefully last) owner. just a personal thing i guess. i still watch e-bay thou

    ya parts i can live with, but id like to be the only person to ride a bike... eh like i said Im prolly just gonna get the frame and build it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    they havent touched the DW linkage in a long time so no worries there. the '06 thru '08 only really change with the frame tubing shapes. neato aluminum hydro tubeing stuff. fyi
    oh okay sweet, what i figured just wanted to make sure i didnt miss something
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    ya parts i can live with, but id like to be the only person to ride a bike... eh like i said Im prolly just gonna get the frame and build it

    yeah me too totally, a few places i've seen you can get a new crash replacement style frame. I'll prolly do that cause i know i want a big ol Marz fork on it, and its like a 50/50 shot with the full bike builds that you get one for that make and year. plus I'm a hayes man, and IH went all Avid on the high end stuff. So for the most part its gonna be a total rebuild... as I'm sure everyone else would do.

    i guess its more of a i wanna put my own scratches in my shinny new bike (or frame in this case)

    HOWEVER!! I'd buy this hands down as is if i had the G's for it. (i know its a sunday, not a 7 point)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    yeah me too totally, a few places i've seen you can get a new crash replacement style frame. I'll prolly do that cause i know i want a big ol Marz fork on it, and its like a 50/50 shot with the full bike builds that you get one for that make and year. plus I'm a hayes man, and IH went all Avid on the high end stuff. So for the most part its gonna be a total rebuild... as I'm sure everyone else would do.

    i guess its more of a i wanna put my own scratches in my shinny new bike (or frame in this case)

    HOWEVER!! I'd buy this hands down as is if i had the G's for it. (i know its a sunday, not a 7 point)
    http://www.ironhorsebikes.com/bikes/...day-elite.html

    get all the ladies with that pimp ride there....
    oh god yes women would give your their first born with this bike haha its pimp so nice that idont even look at it because i know it would be too much work coming up with those gs haha... but ya i def want to put my own dents,dings and scratches in a frame.... haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    they havent touched the DW linkage in a long time so no worries there. the '06 thru '08 only really change with the frame tubing shapes. neato aluminum hydro tubeing stuff. fyi

    2008 geometry
    Size HA SA Eff TT CS WB HT BB
    15" 66.7° 71.5° 22.5" 17.1" 42.75" 4.5" 13.78" 5'6"
    17" 66.7° 71.5° 23.5" 17.1" 43.75" 5.1" 13.78" 5'7" 5'11"
    19" 66.7° 71.5° 24.4" 17.1" 44.75" 5.5" 13.78" 6'0"

    2007 geometry
    size HA sA effTT Cs WB BB
    15” 67.5° 71.5° 22” 17.3” 43.4” 14.55”
    17” 67.5° 71.5° 23” 17.3” 44.4” 14.55”
    19” 67.5° 71.5° 24” 17.3” 45.4” 14.55”

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtTheGates
    2008 geometry
    Size HA SA Eff TT CS WB HT BB
    15" 66.7° 71.5° 22.5" 17.1" 42.75" 4.5" 13.78" 5'6"
    17" 66.7° 71.5° 23.5" 17.1" 43.75" 5.1" 13.78" 5'7" 5'11"
    19" 66.7° 71.5° 24.4" 17.1" 44.75" 5.5" 13.78" 6'0"

    2007 geometry
    size HA sA effTT Cs WB BB
    15” 67.5° 71.5° 22” 17.3” 43.4” 14.55”
    17” 67.5° 71.5° 23” 17.3” 44.4” 14.55”
    19” 67.5° 71.5° 24” 17.3” 45.4” 14.55”
    there ya go, guess i lied... not very much thou.

    the reason i said that is cause i looked myself a week ago and was told they were "fine tunning" the DW linkage, not overhaling it... but facts are facts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    there ya go, guess i lied... not very much thou.

    the reason i said that i cause i asked IH about week ago about that and carl told me they are "fine tunning" the DW linkage... but facts are facts.
    its all good... but looks like the BB is a little higher on the 08s
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    they're getting more "east coast" haha, i think cause they see what people are doing on them, actaully trail riding.. hard, but still trail riding. needed a touch more ground clearance. same with the head angle sucking in, if im not mistaken that makes for a better climber/ control over them rock gardens .
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    hey mauler you riding an 06 Yaka?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    they're getting more "east coast" haha, i think cause they see what people are doing on them, actaully trail riding.. hard, but still trail riding. needed a touch more ground clearance. same with the head angle sucking in, if im not mistaken that makes for a better climber/ control over them rock gardens .
    yup like they should haha, and ya i gota yakuza sohon bucho i love it got a rocco wc, and a super t on it and it feels like a million bucks... the Rst crapfire and the manitou that came with it sucked ass
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    rgr that, your way closer to that 7 point then i am. im sitting on a 06 warrior 6.12 as i like to call it

    more of a light light AM rig, FSA gravity cranks, '06 150mm Marz AM (SL cause i like to hit them corners in the low low girl...) and soon a fox van rear shock (i'm tring to wear the only one out first)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    rgr that, your way closer to that 7 point then i am. im sitting on a 06 warrior 6.12 as i like to call it

    more of a light light AM rig, FSA gravity cranks, '06 150mm Marz AM (SL cause i like to hit them corners in the low low girl...) and soon a fox van rear shock (i'm tring to wear the only one out first)
    ya you need to upgrade just get that sunday.... haha it will be worth the debt haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    its all good... but looks like the BB is a little higher on the 08s
    sorry those things are hard to read. I cut and pasted so, the formating is all screwy. the '08 is lower and more slack.

    Any idea what they are fine tuning on the suspension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtTheGates
    sorry those things are hard to read. I cut and pasted so, the formating is all screwy. the '08 is lower and more slack.

    Any idea what they are fine tuning on the suspension?
    im curious to know what there tuning as well
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    I work at Performance...

    ...so never mind me when I tell you that Performance does 3 month, 0% APR on all bikes financed over $500.00. I'm quite sure that a Sunday WC is about $6,000.00 over that mark.

    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtTheGates
    sorry those things are hard to read. I cut and pasted so, the formating is all screwy. the '08 is lower and more slack.

    Any idea what they are fine tuning on the suspension?

    i think that might mean the slight changes in the angles and what not...

    but i've been wrong before
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    I work at Performance...

    ...so never mind me when I tell you that Performance does 3 month, 0% APR on all bikes financed over $500.00.



    HEY i bought there HAHAHHA... you guys suck a$$ on questions and support. IH helped out with stuff 100% more then they would.

    i say that as if you are the owner/ operator haha. i wont hold it to ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    I work at Performance...

    ...so never mind me when I tell you that Performance does 3 month, 0% APR on all bikes financed over $500.00.

    and you carry sundays
    haha\

    there a preformance in ventura about 40 min away from me....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    ya you need to upgrade just get that sunday.... haha it will be worth the debt haha

    im in school now, as soon as im done (BS Mech Engineering WVU) ill have three. one to ride ... one to ride on sunday... and one to keep on the wall...

    im not hating my warrior, shes not the sexiest thing on the mountain, but she gets it done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    im in school now, as soon as im done (BS Mech Engineering WVU) ill have three. one to ride ... one to ride on sunday... and one to keep on the wall...

    im not hating my warrior, shes not the sexiest thing on the mountain, but she gets it done
    haha thats awesome... ya the warrior might be alright but your comparing apples to oranges... haha get one in diffrent colors, the white one, the gold one, and the green one haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    ya the warrior might be alright but your comparing apples to oranges
    yeah dont i know it. most deff i do like the old style solid neon green ones, i'd have to get matching painted wheel sets too... just cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    okay but what seems to be wrong with the 08s? seem to be pretty nice or is it just prefrence?
    They are super ugly, parts spec is really shitay for the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    yeah dont i know it. most deff i do like the old style solid neon green ones, i'd have to get matching painted wheel sets too... just cause.
    thatd be so sweet why you gotta get me thinking of these things
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    thatd be so sweet why you gotta get me thinking of these things

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Woot!
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    I've been pondering for the last few weeks what a 7point would look like striped. I would either let it oxidize or polish and clear coat.

    What do you think? I would do the rear triangle 1st just to see if I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Woot!
    haha but seriously like... to use the credit card or not....
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    I've been pondering for the last few weeks what a 7point would look like striped. I would either let it oxidize or polish and clear coat.

    What do you think? I would do the rear triangle 1st just to see if I like it.

    honestly everytime i see a metalic frame i think mongoose soo eww .... but it could be hot all reflective shinny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    haha but seriously like... to use the credit card or not....

    i dont need to eat... for like six months... its a good weight reduction plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codad 4
    HEY i bought there HAHAHHA... you guys suck a$$ on questions and support. IH helped out with stuff 100% more then they would.

    i say that as if you are the owner/ operator haha. i wont hold it to ya
    I have a lot of opinions regarding the decisions that are made on how the company is run, etc. When shipments go out/are received, theft-prevention, etc. I keep those to myself. It's not my place to share them. When I was a sales manager, it was more my place to share. I just work the counter and sell bikes now.

    In the end, I love Performance. I liked Super-Go better, as they carried full-face helmets, big-bikes like the Sundays, SGSs, 7points, and so on. Performance is known as the "Costco of bicycle shops." They hire people left and right because, just like most retail companies that are huge in their industry like Costco, Target, and Walmart, turn-over is very high. If you need a tube, a cheap tire, or a commuter bike, there's no better place. And you'll get your store credit for being a Team Performance Member. Not to mention life-time adjustments.

    High end parts? Chris King parts? Sometimes. Hubs? Probably not. Something random by Gamut, Deity, E-13, Mavic, or someone else? Rarely, if ever. But hey... if you want to special order something through the internet or catalog, you'll get the same discount as though you were buying it on their always-happening double-points, tax-free, or 20% off weekends.

    They have the market pinned as far as areas covered. Web, Catalog and In-Store. It's all there. And their in-stores are everywhere.

    P.S. Performance does take good care of their employees. ie. mandatory raises, benefits, 401k. Try to find that at almost any other bike shop, and the owner/manager will do the following:

    and then he'll give you the .

    Then you'll .
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    I really dislike stripped frames.

    But if it was "natural" like the Totem 2-Step... (if you haven't seen it, the metal on the lowers looks AWESOME)... then I'd be all for it.

    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    I really dislike stripped frames.

    But if it was "natural" like the Totem 2-Step... (if you haven't seen it, the metal on the lowers looks AWESOME)... then I'd be all for it.

    Thats more what Im thinking. Stripping it and then letting it age naturally giving it that oxidized look. The oxidation protects the frame just like paint or a clear coat would.

    I think it would look sick with the 06 ano DW linkage
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    Prettym1k3,
    yeah man I wasn’t bashing ya or the company, purely an editorial on experience. i still buy stuff from there
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    Thats more what Im thinking. Stripping it and then letting it age naturally giving it that oxidized look. The oxidation protects the frame just like paint or a clear coat would.

    I think it would look sick with the 06 ano DW linkage
    I say do it.

    Or, you could just let it rust.

    There was a VW club a few years ago called "Edition 38". They were out of the U.K. somewhere, and they made the most bad-*ss and clean Volkswagens around (especially Mk2's and Mk3's). Apparently, the guys in that club were also elitests and total *ssholes. So someone guys made a club called "Edition 83" and went to town on them. They did up their cars with ripped up plaid interiors, porn left on the dashboard (at car shows), hub-caps instead of rims...

    ...but the best part was that they took their cars and stripped them of the paint. Then they soaked them in water, and salt (yes, SALT). They'd do this a few time a day for a few weeks, and their cars came out rust colored. Can't find a picture, but man... It was awesome.
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    Haha... no worries, dude. I kinda' went off on a tangent. Sorry about that.

    I knew you were just messin'.
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    And here's the real bonus. I was worried about clearance with regard to the down-tube and the Mission Control dials.

    With the additional height that the King headset provides (which, might I add, accents the Danger Boy levers and gives me a boner every time I look at it), there are no clearance issues.



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    looks good M!! not sure about the use of a CK headset with a 7" long travel single crown fork, but otherwise looks killer. congrats!

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    looks good M!! not sure about the use of a CK headset with a 7" long travel single crown fork, but otherwise looks killer. congrats!
    Well, it was that or a Cane Creek S-3. I figured that the CK has to be more bullet-proof than the S-3.

    On the bright side, Chris King warranties their stuff for life, so if anything every does happen... free headset.

    I had a friend who ran a CK headset on his SWD Crazy 8 for over a year... huge drops, crazy DH riding, blah blah blah. He did crack it, but I'm not worried.

    I don't do a lot of the craziness that he does/did before his dislocated shoulder.

    Oh yeah. Luc... you were so right. Mission Control > Motion Control twice a day, and three times on Sundays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splatman
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    So my buddy's friend stripped his sunday (I would leave the linkge ano'ed)
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    I think it looks pretty sick. Maybe I'd strip the rear triangle 1st just to see if me likey
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    And heres a few shots from today. Not much just fun
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    Grant,

    I don't know dude. I really like the Olive color of the '06 7point3's. I'd stick with it. That's just me. That Sunday doesn't look too bad. If I were him, I'd go have someone do the stock graphics on the stripped frame, and then do a clear-coat... now THAT would be baller-ific.

    How was riding? Pacifica was frickin' metal. \m/

    *bling bling*

    As far as the Totem on my 7point. IT WAS LIKE BUTTER.

    It's basically an entirely new bike, and the 2-step is absolutely amazing for climbs. My old stem was 50mm, and my new one is 40mm, so the ability to drop the nose down on the climbs is eggsellent, and a total must.

    As far as big drop absorption, it's got it... and then some.

    As far as small bump absorption... Well, let's just say that small bumps don't exist anymore.

    Double *bling bling*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    Grant,

    I don't know dude. I really like the Olive color of the '06 7point3's. I'd stick with it. That's just me. That Sunday doesn't look too bad. If I were him, I'd go have someone do the stock graphics on the stripped frame, and then do a clear-coat... now THAT would be baller-ific.


    -Mike
    Thats what I might do in the long run. I know a guy who does excelent air brushing. Have him do the 7Point Logo on the down tube then a clear coat over the top. But that would have to wait a month or two until the frame is completely oxidized. (NO POLISHING)

    I've never really liked the green, I mean its not BAD, Im just not a fan.
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    It looks clean all the time! Can't go wrong with that! At least your bike isn't gloss red.



    As an aside to my Totem comments, turns out that the 2-Step is a major issue (bigger than I thought). My new fork is stuck down. I'm now down to about a 165mm (or 6.5" fork), instead of a full 180mm because the 2-step issues. SRAM/Rock Shox is fixing the issue as we speak, but apparently the Lyric was of more concern to them, so those are apparently on their way to shops/customers. The Totem solution is in the works and hopefully will be done in a short amount of time.

    Downieville on 6.5" of fork... still totally do-able.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    It looks clean all the time! Can't go wrong with that! At least your bike isn't gloss red.



    Downieville on 6.5" of fork... still totally do-able.
    True. Gloss red I would strip that sucker in a heart beat

    I wouldnt ride a busted fork at d'ville. You still have the manitou? Ride that?
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    Dude... That Manitou's travel adjust is scary to use (I had one freeze up on me). The rebound adjust basically doesn't work at all. And the small bump absorption is non-existent.

    I talked to my buddy over at Specialized, and he had the exact same issue with the 2-Step Totem on his Demo 7. He still rides his without any issues, and other than feeling just barely slighted on travel, the fork still feels great.

    It's one of those forks that you sit on, and compress the fork a little, and you think... "This feels okay. Nothing spectacular though." But then you ride it, and you're like... "WOW". My Manitou was a 170mm fork, but I never got more than 150 out of it. The Totem, as it stands now, is about 165, and it's fully utilized. So I'm stickin' with it.

    Plus, to throw the Shermann back on, I'd have to press out the headset, and the reducer cups, etc. etc. etc. Too much hassle.
    Meh.

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