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    Pimped Out 7point5 ( Vivid Version )

    still not done ! still in process.

    still waiting for my parts to come in:

    08 gravity dh crankset
    08 gravity dh stem ( extra )
    08 gravity dh handle bar
    08 gravity dh seat post ( extra )

    next:

    07 sram x9 rear mid
    07 sram x9 shifters
    07 avid match maker
    07 sram x-gen or x9 front ( need help ! to figure out which one would work ) need the exact model info's and everything.
    07 sram 970 cassette
    07 sram 971 somthing chain.

    then:

    07 - 08 mavic 823's
    with hope pro 2 hubs
    dt siwss brass nipples and comp or champion spokes

    or

    the new gravity dh 150 wheelset

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    Very nice looking ride.

    How much does she weigh?

    I looking forward to hearing what you think of the Vivid.
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    i dont know yet, seems ligther than the stock 7poin5...

    the shox feels endless, definitely a way better upgrade than my stock 5th element.
    i sitll need to try em on the trail, so i can give you guys some input about the shox.

    i cant wait until i get the rest of my parts.
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    Nice! I look forward to a full ride report.

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    That thang is dope, now go get some action shots of you rippin' it

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    thanks !

    i will be riding tomorrow and i will try to take some pics.
    also i would let you guys know how the bike rides with both rockshox suspensions.
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    by the way can you guys help figure out which sram front derailluer would work with the bike?
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    you've got PM.
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    review: vivid shox

    local trails: over the weekend

    hummingbird
    stage coach
    suicide trial

    first off i wanted to say that the shox is very easy to adjust, i like the fact that all the adjustments "clicks". made it so much easier to figure out the proper settings on different trails.

    it feels a little stiff at first but after i figured out the settings and the right adjustments, the shox feels very good.

    ive also noticed that the shox does not bob after climbing 4 miles with it, considering it does'nt have spv. so thats definitely a plus since i also like to climb with my bike.

    another good thing about it is, the shox just looks "PIMP" hahaha.

    the totem and the vivid suspensions to me are very good match, the totem is a plush fork but the vivid can definitely match the totem's plushness all day.

    also the bike handles very solid, id never thought that my 7point can out perform my vp free on technical trails considering the vp free offers more travel and more suitable for bombing down.

    i would report more on my next ride !
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    Great to hear! It looks like I'll be on my trusty '05 for another season and I may give the Vivid a try (to replace a Roco).

    toby

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    i dont know if this is accurate enough but i think the bike is a little bit less than 40 lbs. may be 37 - 39, using the bathroom scale haha, sorry guys i dont have the right scale for it. but the bike does feel alot ligther than before.

    shoot now wonder i can climb better now hahaha, but to be honest i dont really care too much about the weight as long as the bike dont weight 50 lbs then im cool. i also weight 210 so i think i need it to be a little burly than light to hold my fat arse. lolz
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    Gamut single-ring that beast.

    No front derailer, shifter, cable/housing... you'll dump an extra pound.
    Meh.

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    I have to agree with Prettym1k3.
    Dump the 2 rings. Go one. Get a gamut.

    39 lbs... I would kill for 39 lbs.......

    My only (possible) gripe about the bike is the tires.
    are you running kenda kinetics?..
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    no i cant do 1 single ring because this is my all around bike, im talking about all mountain, down hill, and freeride so i need 2 chain ring to pedal up.

    yeah im running the kenda kinetics, it's more rounder and faster rolling than the stock timberwolfs, it also a little bit ligther i think.
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    What tune does the Vivid have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie Wan Kenobi
    no i cant do 1 single ring because this is my all around bike, im talking about all mountain, down hill, and freeride so i need 2 chain ring to pedal up.

    yeah im running the kenda kinetics, it's more rounder and faster rolling than the stock timberwolfs, it also a little bit ligther i think.
    I thought the same thin before I switched over to my gamut. I am able to ride longer, harder, and pedal more efficiently than when I was on 2 rings.
    I know prettym1k3 rides a single on both his MKIII and 7point, my buddy rides a 34 single on his 07 Enduro SL. We can out pedal most to the top.

    Those Kinetics are probably the worst tires you can run... I ran the rear for 3 months, the rear is pretty decent as long as you run it somewhere around 40PSI. The front (from my experience) washes out constantly. Do yourself a favor and go back to the stock timberwolf up front.

    (I dont mean to be putting your bike down, I know it sounds like I am... Its seriously a sick rig man and I'd love to have it! Just those two things that I would change )
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    Grant... that's because of our manly high-school-softball-playing-lesbian legs.

    You know the type of ladies who can still kick your butt, even though they're only 15?

    LOL!
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    hahaha.

    i only bought the kinetic coz it's buy 1 get 1 free for $20 at blueskycycling.com, i would probably change it to maxxis later on or something that you guys would recomend me to get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie Wan Kenobi
    by the way can you guys help figure out which sram front derailluer would work with the bike?
    SRAM doesn't make a front derailleur for a 57mm chainline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie Wan Kenobi
    hahaha.

    i only bought the kinetic coz it's buy 1 get 1 free for $20 at blueskycycling.com, i would probably change it to maxxis later on or something that you guys would recomend me to get.
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    Hands down... the most amazing tire I've had the pleasure of riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    SRAM doesn't make a front derailleur for a 57mm chainline.

    and yet the 7.3 came with an x-gen derailleur...

    you'll have to play with limits, and it will not shift a triple, but a x-gen or x9 high clamp will work.

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    I have a Xgen matched with a X7(whole system with cable) that I'll sell to you for dirt. Used for 6 months or so. Cleaned before I put it to rest.
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    sorry dude, but i just bought the 2007 x9 drive train. thanks for the offer though.
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    Ordered a Vivid last night!

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    OH NICE ! i did some jumping with it today and my suspensions felt really good.

    enjoy your new vivid shock brotha !
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    oh crap ! it's 8.75 x 2.75 tune b with 8x30 top and bottom spacers.

    sorry dude i didn't notice your post.
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    Newbie Wan Kenobi

    Love the handle dude. Have a great time with the new rig, 7POINT is one of my all time faviorites for Whistler and beyond.
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    oh crap ! coming from the man himself, thanks DW.. i appreciate that
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    i couldn't help it
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    nice, i wish i had some $$$ to throw at my 7p3.

    And I'm with you on not going to single chainring.

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    hahah you are right it looks bad ass that way !
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    man if i do single chain ring im definitely losing at least a pound ! hmm ill buy the gamut to give it a try and just to have, if i dont like it i can always change it back.

    34 ring should be good no ?

    i have the 08 gravity dh and it came with 32, it helps alot for climbing but i kinna like the 34 for bombing down.

    so i think imma stick with 34 if i go single ring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie Wan Kenobi
    man if i do single chain ring im definitely losing at least a pound ! hmm ill buy the gamut to give it a try and just to have, if i dont like it i can always change it back.

    34 ring should be good no ?

    i have the 08 gravity dh and it came with 32, it helps alot for climbing but i kinna like the 34 for bombing down.

    so i think imma stick with 34 if i go single ring.
    Im running a 32 with a 12-23 road. I can ride almost anything and keep up with the guys on 30 AM bikes. (I doesn't feel good but its not a problem)

    Gamut p20 is the way to go. You can run either a 32 or 34. If I were you, Id mount the gamut with the 32 for the 1st month or so so you can get accustomed to single. Once you build up some strength buy a 34 and rip it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    Im running a 32 with a 12-23 road. I can ride almost anything and keep up with the guys on 30 AM bikes. (I doesn't feel good but its not a problem)
    obviously you're not riding colorado.

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    well no matter what i do i could never catch up with xc guys anyways, just as long as i can keep up a little bit then im fine.

    another thing is whenever i do more than 5 miles dual ring or not i always get leg cramps hahahhaha towards the end of the ride.

    well if i decided to do it i know the bike is going to lose some weight and it will be more ligther than it is now.

    by the way the official weight of my bike after i installed my 08 gravity dh crank and gravity dh handle bar is 41 lbs, and probably going to lose more when i change my wheelset to 823's with hope hubs with ligther tires and single ring set up.

    by the way i still havent install my 07 sram x9 drivetrain and im hoping that they are atleast a little ligther than the 06 version, and the would also cut some grams of the orignal wieght now.

    if this works works i think the bike might weight in roughtly at 39 lbs, which is pretty freakin good for a 7point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy79
    obviously you're not riding colorado.
    Nope, but prettymKIII can vouch for my climbing ability.
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    Sick looking ride. How do like the totem? What year is it? I'm thinking about getting an '08 totem coil for my 7point, but I'm still kinda sketched out by the issues from '07. Heard they addressed the issues though. One more question: do the adjuster knobs clear the frame if you turn your bars 180 degrees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    Nope, but prettymKIII can vouch for my climbing ability.
    i'm not saying you can' t climb...but throw some altitude into the mix and things change. the granny can be really nice when your rides start at 6500 ft above sea level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy79
    i'm not saying you can' t climb...but throw some altitude into the mix and things change. the granny can be really nice when your rides start at 6500 ft above sea level.


    Or when the climbing really get going at 10,400 ft., I don't know anyone who wouldn't be psyched to have 2 chain rings if you are going to ride any of it. I run a 24/36 on the Gravity Lite ME with a BS Stinger and I never have dropped my chain. Sure it's heavier but my 7point is now between 37 and 38 lbs.

    Newbie Wan Kenobi, Your 7point is SIC!! Now go out and get hectic on that thang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freerider Forever
    Sick looking ride. How do like the totem? What year is it? I'm thinking about getting an '08 totem coil for my 7point, but I'm still kinda sketched out by the issues from '07. Heard they addressed the issues though. One more question: do the adjuster knobs clear the frame if you turn your bars 180 degrees?
    FRFE,

    The Totem got a bad rap cause the 2-step had leak-down problem. I have an 07 2-step that I converted to solo air with SRAM CS help and I really don't miss the travel adjust of the 2S. The solo air is the **** and I have the 2-step option as SRAM sent me both air springs. I have a 15" 7point with a cane creek 1.5 double x and i have lots of clearance. on the mission control and air spring schrader cap.

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