• 01-26-2013
    loolilon
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    chilcotin first impression
    So finally they arrived. first i just stared at them for hours..... Then rode three days on my familiar trails
    I admit that at first I was scared of the weight. 15 kg is not what I expected but the bike just can hide it well
    In one sentence they just accelerate no matter what trail you ride..I was amazed from the speed which I was riding on my familiar trails
    climing was o.k this is a 15 kg bike but the suspention helps a lot by tracking all the way up
    air time was my big surprise from the very first jump they felt perfectly balanced in the air
    I retired from dh and i was looking for a compromise bike in the middle(i had a podium before)
    i founded perfection
    so im in love


    My goal in the future is to reduce weight
    I will start with the tires....see how it goes

    this is an amaizing bike one of the best out there....!
  • 01-26-2013
    tiSS'er
    Good looking bike! Is that DHF a 2 ply?
  • 01-26-2013
    loolilon
    yes
    2 ply buy i will try differnt tires ...see hoes it goes
  • 01-26-2013
    TSC
    Nice bike. Rotational weight is the worst type of weight; so you're on the right track by switching to a lighter tire. That said, 15 kg (33 lbs) with a DBair and a dropper seat post is a good weight for a Chili. Personally, I've had my bike under 14 kg and over 16 kg and the difference in pedaling difficulty is very slight (caveat: vehicles with bike racks are what I usually use for longer climbs :D).

    Some things to note:

    --UST often adds weight unnecessarily because most rims seal up fine with "tubeless ready" tires.

    --The DHF comes in many, many versions--some for AM riding and some for DH riding. Those made for DH are quite a bit heavier. You probably know this but I had to learn it the hard way. :arf: Good thing I have a DH bike to put the DH version on. :thumbsup:
  • 01-26-2013
    MtnBikinDude
    Just curious - I have basically the same rig, but my DB Air came mounted with the air can down, upside down from how yours is set up. Does it matter? Any pro/con?
  • 01-26-2013
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MtnBikinDude View Post
    Just curious - I have basically the same rig, but my DB Air came mounted with the air can down, upside down from how yours is set up. Does it matter? Any pro/con?

    Ya, the DB on my medium Chili is mounted opposite to what is in the pictures here. I am wondering if the pictured frame is a size S and there may be interference with the TT if mounted the other way?
  • 01-26-2013
    loolilon
    Thanks
    Thanks ill try to play with the bikes weight
    For me this is my one bike so I'm padal myself up...
    Still they feel heavy buy paddling friendly ....

    The db arived from knolly and its a large frame
  • 01-27-2013
    Nick1504
    I have a large that arrived with the DBAir mounted the opposite way to yours...
  • 01-27-2013
    loolilon
    good to know
    after one ride i have a little free movment on the upper shock bolts...!!!!

    mayby it arived up side down from knolly?????

    help....
  • 01-27-2013
    Mrwhlr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by loolilon View Post
    after one ride i have a little free movment on the upper shock bolts...!!!!

    mayby it arived up side down from knolly?????

    help....

    If the bolts are tight, it's the shock bushings/reducers that have the play, a Cane Creek thing, won't matter what way the shock is mounted.
  • 01-27-2013
    loolilon
    thanks
    any suggestions?
  • 01-27-2013
    Mrwhlr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by loolilon View Post
    thanks
    any suggestions?

    If it's really minute, ignore it, you don't want those things fitting super tight. RWC needle bearing kits do this too (don't think they fit CC eyelets). Fox stuff fits so tight sometimes I need new settings after the bushing break in.
  • 01-27-2013
    loolilon
    thanks