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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    My rear HD looks the same, knobs tearing like crazy on the inside, but still seems to be holding. I'm sure it's not helping I've really been working my cornering all summer, and have really thrown that back end into more corners than I can count.
    This seems to be the MO with the new compound. I had run both the triple and the sticky coumpounds before with no problem. Despite the tearing, I'm with you - it seems to be holding just fine and not one knob has torn all the way through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    hmm...

    I am running a Hans Dampf in the front now and so far I have had the opposite experience. Gotta be terrain, though Southern Utah shares a lot of similarities with NM. I feel that I am able to push harder on the front wheel in turns and get traction out of it. I am heading to Moab this Thursday so I will let you know how this set up performs.
    It's been pretty dusty and dry in WY and I do ride on a lot of loose soils. Also, I can't say my technique is great so I'm not blaming the tire. I've just got bucked off enough times and love to tweak things so I'm going to try something different.

    And a good Moab trip report would be much appreciated. I am thinking of heading to the Virgin area for the Red Bull Rampage 2012 and some riding in two weeks, but Moab is calling my name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    My rear HD looks the same, knobs tearing like crazy on the inside, but still seems to be holding. I'm sure it's not helping I've really been working my cornering all summer, and have really thrown that back end into more corners than I can count.
    I'm using trailstar compound up front, pacestar in the rear. Both Hans Dampf tires are holding up well.
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    Is nobody running 2.4 Trail Kings (Rubber Queens)? I thought they were better than BB's. Not tried MM's or HD's though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger View Post
    Is nobody running 2.4 Trail Kings (Rubber Queens)? I thought they were better than BB's. Not tried MM's or HD's though.
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    I tried the 2.2's on my hardtail at one point, and those sidewalls were flexier than a wet noodle in a pasta bar. No idea if the 2.4's were the same, but I think Muttonchops tried them and they scared the living piss out of him, IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger View Post
    Is nobody running 2.4 Trail Kings (Rubber Queens)? I thought they were better than BB's. Not tried MM's or HD's though.
    any bike I'd own would have to fit one of these in the back!

    Honestly, the 2.4 TK was one of the best rolling, longest lasting and most generally agreeable tire I've ever run...on the rear wheel. Sticks like glue in the wet.

    I didn't like it one bit up front. Too round a profile on the 5.1 I had it mounted on, side knob transition was weird and I just couldn't trust it.

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    I ran them front and back and really liked them but ripped the side wall and tried a Hans Dampf - which I like too. People often get mountain king and trail king mixed up. Mountain kings are very sketchy. FYI I ride very rocky north east terrain.

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    Surprised that no one else has tried the Baron 2.3.

    You won't be disappointed

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    Quote Originally Posted by material guy View Post
    Surprised that no one else has tried the Baron 2.3.

    You won't be disappointed
    How are they on dry, rocky terrain? Do they seal up well tubeless? Interesting looking tire.
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    I don't run tubeless so I can't say how well they seal up.

    They are the best all round tire that I have tried,
    Tires tried are: minion 2.5exo
    : trail king 2.2 & 2.4
    : nevagal 2.3 & 2.4
    : advantage 2.4 (hated)
    : ardent 2.4

    All tires are folding bead, not DH versions.

    The Barons hold a very hard line in corners even when pushing them at Whistler, good on rocks & roots in the dry & wet, clear mud quite well too.

    They are lasting very well for the riding I have done including 4 good days in Whistler. And the side nobs do not tear off like other brands.

    No they are not DH tire sticky but they do me right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by material guy View Post
    Surprised that no one else has tried the Baron 2.3.

    You won't be disappointed
    I would like to know how they compare to the Trail Kings on rocky terrain.

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    Barons do better on the rocks; I think due to a tuffer side wall & nobs that don't squirm around as much. Same "chilli" compound I think on the tires.

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    i think some (wilks) base their ratings/impressions on the 1st gen mtn kings. while i never rode them, i've heard they are not the best. but the mtn king II i'm confident is a different story. generally with contis make sure you get the made in germany "black chili compound". the non-black chili's are made in far east and are not even close in terms of performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    I haven't tried the HDs or much else lately because I've been so happy with the TK 2.4s. Been running one up front for two seasons with a 2.4 ADvantage rear. Wore through a couple of the ADs so now I just put the 2.4 TK on the rear a couple days ago. Both are tubeless on Flows, usually 30psi front and 32 or so rear. I did finally partially kill a TK (actually an old Rubber Queen) with a sidewall cut (would seal back up but occasionally spring a slow leak and I didn't want to push my luck) but it's been beat up on desert rocks for quite a while and it's fine tubed now on the hardtail. A couple rides in and I'm liking the one on the rear for our dry, loose UT conditions. I love the one I've had on the front, rolls well, great all around traction in varied conditions, climbs techy stuff well and very predictable when it's breaking loose. It's easy to feel it going and make corrections as necessary before things go sideways too much.
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    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%">
    <tr><td width="20%">Frame</td><td width="60%">XL Knolly Chilcotin - Black</td></tr>
    <tr><td width="20%"> Fork </td> <td width="60%"> 2011 Rockshox Lyrik RC2DH Solo Air, 1.5" </td> </tr>
    <tr><td width="20%"> Shock </td> <td width="60%"> 2012 Vivid Air R2C </td> </tr>
    <tr><td width="20%"> Headset </td> <td width="60%"> Cane Creek Double X, 1.5" </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Brakes </td> <td width="60%"> Magura Marta FR Disc Brake 2011 (Fr & Bk) </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Front Rotor </td> <td width="60%"> Magura Storm Rotor 6 Bolt - 203mm </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Rear Rotor </td> <td width="60%"> Magura Storm Rotor 6 Bolt - 180mm </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Front Adapter </td> <td width="60%"> Magura QM7 bracket </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Rear Adapter </td> <td width="60%"> Magura QM10 bracket </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Bar </td> <td width="60%"> Race Face Atlas Am Handlebar, 725mm </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Grips </td> <td width="60%"> Loaded Precision Amxc Lock-On Grips </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Chain </td> <td width="60%"> Sram PC-971 9SP Chain '10 </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Stem </td> <td width="60%"> RaceFace Diabolus2 50mm 31.8mm Stem 1.5", Black </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Chain Retention </td> <td width="60%"> MRP MiniG2 SL Medium Angle Guide 32-36T ICSG-05 Black </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Cranks </td> <td width="60%"> Race Face Chester, 175mm w/ 73mm BB </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Wheelset</td> <td width="60%"> (20x110, 12x142) Stans No Tube Flow, Hope Pro Evo2 Hubs (blue) </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Pedals </td> <td width="60%"> DeFacto by Straitline (blue) </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Cassette </td> <td width="60%"> Shimano, HG61, 9 speed, 36-12 </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Chain Ring </td> <td width="60%"> RaceFace Single Ring 32t x 104mm Black </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Seat </td> <td width="60%"> WTB Aviator </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Seatpost </td> <td width="60%"> Race Face Respond </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Seat clamp </td> <td width="60%"> Hope, Blue, 34.9mm </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Derailleur </td> <td width="60%"> SRAM X.9 2011, Medium Cage </td> </tr>
    <tr> <td width="20%"> Tires </td> <td width="60%"> Specialized Butcher (back), Clutcher (front) </td> </tr>


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    Very nice BigB!

    The vivid air feels great on the bike once it breaks in. Just curious what tune did you get? I got the MH tune.

    I just got a DHX4 that I will be sending to avalanche soon to see what all the hype is about.

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    I haven't had the Vivid tuned by anybody. It's stock. Haven't really ridden it yet, other than in the driveway to seat the brake pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    I haven't had the Vivid tuned by anybody. It's stock. Haven't really ridden it yet, other than in the driveway to seat the brake pads.
    nice build

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    Good looking bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    I haven't had the Vivid tuned by anybody. It's stock. Haven't really ridden it yet, other than in the driveway to seat the brake pads.
    It comes from the factory with a compression and rebound tune.



    If you see on the top of the stroke where it says MM, its a medium rebound, medium compression tune. Blue = compression, red = rebound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    It comes from the factory with a compression and rebound tune.

    If you see on the top of the stroke where it says MM, its a medium rebound, medium compression tune. Blue = compression, red = rebound.
    FWIW, when the SRAM/Rockshox Ride Experience came to town, they had checked out the frame and recomended the ML tune for my Delirium for an XC ride:

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    Ah, I get it. Mine has a red 'M' and blue 'M'. So it's MM tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    Ah, I get it. Mine has a red 'M' and blue 'M'. So it's MM tuned.
    This is the one I wanted (and thought I was getting) but I got the MH for some reason. It feels great but I crank the compression to the lowest setting.

    I was skeptical at first (it didn't feel so great) but a few solid rides in and it feels plush when it should but still poppy off the jumps. Great looking ride man! Have fun!

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    No team orange

    Small with DB air and 2013 TALAS rc2
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    Tubeless pacestar fat albert rear ,trailstar Hans damf front
    Formula RO brakes with shimano rt 86 203 mm and 180 mm rotors
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    Easton havoc carbon handlebar , ergon G2 grips , transition temple lite stem
    13.25 BB height at slack setting

    30.9 lbs. ( Might add a chain tensioner and LEV post later)
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    So many nice new builds here, wow!

    But because of balance - 11months old M-sized frame, now after >500hours of riding



    Many setups during this time - biggest changes during past months were change from gripper shifted SRAM 1x9 to other S trigger shifted 1x10, only because of slimmer rear der - that one is Saint M820 with XTR-trigger. There`s 34T in front and 11-32 (or -34) rear. Another one "new project" is Woodie. Been only on flats past times, those ones are Syntace Nbr9`s - really good ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pergamonx View Post
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    Many setups during this time - biggest changes during past months were change from gripper shifted SRAM 1x9 to other S trigger shifted 1x10, only because of slimmer rear der - that one is Saint M820 with XTR-trigger. There`s 34T in front and 11-32 (or -34) rear. Another one "new project" is Woodie. Been only on flats past times, those ones are Syntace Nbr9`s - really good ones.
    I see a lot of changes from your original post (even the brake cables).

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    ^ TSC, you`re right - changed also brakes from Formula One to XTR Trails, cables too. Have used this year BlacX, Reverb, Kronolog and Lev, latter two w/o problems, that one is 125mm model. Too early to review Woodie, ridden only few hours with it. Local climate does not support testing, too much water everywhere - trials are more like small streams and somebody has slimed rocks and roots...

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    Hey pergamonx, like the new look,nice photo.

    How's the Devilles holding up? I had a problem with mine sitting down to 140mm travel, so sending them back to BOS. they told me they would turn them round in 8-10 days. Now running Idylle SC coils which are even better than the Devilles, much plusher, more grip but 0.8kg heavier.

    Really like your opinion on the Woodie, let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger View Post
    How's the Devilles holding up? I had a problem with mine sitting down to 140mm travel, so sending them back to BOS. they told me they would turn them round in 8-10 days. Now running Idylle SC coils which are even better than the Devilles, much plusher, more grip but 0.8kg heavier.

    Really like your opinion on the Woodie, let us know.
    Deville is still fine, after 16months rides. Airseals has been changed to SKF-ones, in same time new oils (not AMX...) inside. Been lucky with this one.

    Few friends here have had more serious problems with their Devilles, mostly play in airside leg - there`s one discussion inside IBIS-thread about those problems. Don´t really know what`s the actual problem there; are those slider upper bushings broken or is there some play between bushings and stanchion tubes...

    I´ll give my expressions about Woodie, but just after more serious testing - might take some weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    Thanks for the tire advice. (G-AIR probably appreciates it too.) I already have both tires in-hand so I will probably give them a whirl before trying something different.

    Back when I was doing my research I read some reviews (example: Schwalbe Big Betty and Muddy Mary MTB Tire Review) that made me believe the Big Betty would be a better tire for where I plan on riding it (Southern Utah).

    I have the DHF (front and back) on my DH bike and have liked the traction they have provided, but I will definitely give the Fat Alberts a try in the future.

    Side note: I've only ridden Hans Dampf on my Chili so I'm not sure of the reason (air pressure, fork settings, lack of skill, etc.) but my front end has slid out from under me numerous times. Even worse is that I'm not able to tell when it is about to go, so it makes high-speed, flat/off-camber cornering a bit tense (especially with my wrist still healing from a mid-season break). I'm not blaming the tires, but will interesting to see if I get different results with the Big Betty.
    Hey TSC. I was reading this thread and noticed you were looking for a great tire for southern Utah! I ride in northern utah (SLC/PC area) for my home base and take about 8-10 trips down to southern utah (Moab/Hurricane) a year. I have found that the Hans Dampf ( the stickier Trailstar) is an amazing tire in both cases. The one problem with the Hans Dampf is that the rear tire wars out very, very fast. I put a Conti Trail King (2.4 Black Chili) on the rear and AWESOME!!!!!! So far it is wearing better than the HD. And traction with the HD front / Trail King rear is unbelievable. Climbing traction, off camber slick-rock holding traction, braking traction is great. I still have plenty of life on my front, and no complaints, but I would also consider trying the Conti tire up front as well.

    Edit----
    About the front tire sliding out, are you running the Trailstar or Pacestar compound? The pacestar is nice and fast but the tire is just not sticky enough especially on rock. This could be part of the reason for the slide. If this is the case, the Trailstar compound will not slide. Also, the Hans Dampfs have nice sturdy sidewalls and really like to be run down in pressure. I am about 210ish with pack and I run my HD fronts at 24 and the Conti Trail King rear at 29. This is gobs of traction while keeping rolling resistance just fine. If I am going to do a day of DH (say lift served at Deer Valley or Porcupine Rim), I sometimes drop a pound or two more... Also, the tire pressure is dependant on the width of your rim (at least for the Hans Dampf) On my previous bike with Mavic Crossmax SL (skinny rim) I ran the Hans Dampfs at 30 psi. On the Knolly using Stans Flow EX (wide rim) this 30 was dropped to 24 for the same feel. In summary, drop them really really low and add pressure until a) the sidewalls are not folding when cornering and b) you don't notice the rolling resistance of under inflation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adaptive View Post
    Hey TSC. I was reading this thread and noticed you were looking for a great tire for southern Utah! ...
    Overall, I’ve planned this month very poorly. I missed Red Bull Rampage. I’ve committed to help friends move this weekend. (I didn’t even know about Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival.) And, I’ve committed to be in St. George (for work, mountain biking and taking friends through a slot canyon) during the weekend of the 20th, which is the weekend my UT riding buddies are going to Moab. Hopefully, I’m going to try to hit Moab before snow closes the road up the La Sals (love the big burrito—hazard down).

    Huge thanks for the advice. I've been running the HD trailstar front and back. I am amazed about the sidewall strength foldable tire. I have Kenda Nevagals on my loaner bike and the HD are firmer tubeless with 30 psi than the Nevagals are with tubes at 35 psi.

    I think the reason I was having the slide out problem is four fold: 1) off-camber corners/trails; 2) loose, powdery dirt; 3) rider incompetence; and 4) too much weight forward (I’ve been running a 90mm stem and I have a suspicion that it makes properly weighting the front tire a bit tricky while cornering in bad conditions). I did the Wasatch Crest Trail 2 weekends ago (the week after it snowed so the dirt was tacky) and didn’t have any problems. I was cutting in and out of ruts at high-speed and was amazed at the lack of tire slip.

    FWIW: I've tried the front HD as low as 24 psi in the front, but I typically run it around 28-29 psi front. I run a lot of trails at 20+ mph (according to my GPS) that have sharp-edge rocks so when I see the tire mushing down at 24 psi it scares me. (I don't want to dent my ZTR rims. )

    Trail Kings are definitely on my radar. Catch22 seems to really like them and from what I can tell he rides Norther UT, Grande Junction, Moab and Fruita often. For now, I’m going to go with the tires I already have (Front: Schwalbe Big Betty UST K tire, 26 x 2.4" TrailStar Rear: Maxxis Minion-DHF UST K tire, 26 x 2.5" SuperTacky). I’ve got to admit that was a little more reassured when I saw Doerfling was running the Minion at the RBR (2013 Podium at The Rampage).
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    Wow. Snow on the Wasatch crest trail. That's nuts. Off to UT next weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttonchops View Post
    Wow. Snow on the Wasatch crest trail. That's nuts. Off to UT next weekend.
    The days are getting short but the temps are getting primo for mountain-biking in UT.

    It was just a one-day storm along the Wasatch, but it put my butt into gear. I had never ridden the WCT and it has been on my list for the last 3 years. I made a special trip to SLC (only 3.5 hrs) to do it.

    FWIW: The WCT is a great trail (the pipeline part in Mill Creek was beautiful in the fall colors), but man was it crowded! I passed more people on WCT in 3 hours than live within a 25 mile radius of my house. I'm a bit spoiled I guess. Except for in the Jackson area I've yet to see another mountain biker, besides those with whom I'm riding, on a trail near where I live.
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    You guys need to come to Phoenix, we are now just entering primo riding season
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    You guys need to come to Phoenix, we are now just entering primo riding season
    Muttonchops is your man! I don't have the lungs, legs, skills or Sherpas to get the top of any of your rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    Muttonchops is your man! I don't have the lungs, legs, skills or Sherpas to get the top of any of your rides.
    How do you know? Come one down, we will have Knoll-fest 2012!
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    Yea, Knoll-fest or Chili-fest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    Yea, Knoll-fest or Chili-fest
    Either way...you are invited
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttonchops View Post
    Wow. Snow on the Wasatch crest trail. That's nuts. Off to UT next weekend.

    So bummed I can't make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    How do you know? Come one down, we will have Knoll-fest 2012!
    If some people head your way I'm game. I would love to match names and faces with the Knolly crew. I'm a sh!tty rider, but good to laugh at; and can buy a round or three. And some constructive advice (after the laughter) would be much appreciated.
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    Now that this thread has been completely hijacked....

    The Wasatch Crest Trail makes for a fantastic ride! A new trail was built this year in Park City (Pinecone) that connects Armstrong to the top of the WCT. The preferred route now lets you start at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR), climb to the crest (3000' of vert), ride the crest, and then descent down to the Canyons back into Park City. Fantastic!!! If anyone ever comes to the Wasatch part of Utah, I will be glad to play tour-guide. I'm also going back to Moab the weekend of Nov. 3rd. It would be awesome to meet and roll with some Knolly guys!

    I might be up for a trip to Phoenix too, as long as it is after ski season and before moab season next year

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    My brother joined the Chilcotin party!

    I'm using it as a centerpiece
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    Well, I finally got some pics of her cleaned up. I am about a month or so in to riding the chili and all I can say is that it is an extremely well-rounded, balanced frame. Climbs and descends awesome! I have done bike park laps, dirt jumps, lots of local loops/out-and-backs, The Whole Enchilada (Moab) and 2 or 3 20+ mile rides and I am so stoked!

    Here is the most recent pic. Just setup tubeless with new spec tires. I will have many more years of good riding on this thing. I got my dhx4 in the mail about 2 weeks ago but need a few more paychecks before I can send it to Craig @ Avalanche, then a few more paychecks for the fork to be sent in as well.

    Cheers guys!
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    Sweet bike !! Dammit I wish my frame was here already

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    Finally getting around to posting up my rig.

    Medium Chili
    RP23
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    Full XT (now with Shadow Plus! - so sick)
    MRP 2x (taking it off soon, b/c Shadow Plus)
    Reverb
    Thomson stem 70mm
    RF Atlas bar 785mm
    Wheels: DT 350 to WTB Frequency i23 rims (But currently rolling on Enve AM for review purposes...really don't want to give them back)

    Finally getting this thing dialed in. I've been struggling with r. shock setup, but I'm thinking about 30% sag on the nose makes for lively, fun riding and no problems using all travel.

    It goes by "Darth Kashima"
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    Either way...you are invited
    Knollyfest in Phoenix!! I'm in. So when is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayha View Post
    I'm using it as a centerpiece
    Nice. I like how it matches your kitchen. (Love the black with ruby accents)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Knollyfest in Phoenix!! I'm in. So when is it?
    Well... it started a couple of years ago and hasn't let up since

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbag View Post
    Well... it started a couple of years ago and hasn't let up since
    Ha ha. No kidding. You guys are like Knolly Nation South down there.

    Seriously though, when is the Knolly gathering?
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    Rad...I have never ridden in Phoenix...it would be fun riding with some of you clowns..
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    Is the Arizona Knollyfest a private party or can a bunch of Crazy Canadians come too?

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    Should we bring rock climbing gear in order to attend this bro fest? LOL
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    Thanks to Wilks for ordering my Knolly frame, I highly recommend him if you are looking for a Knolly.
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    My first frame up build.

    Large
    i23 frequency rims
    CK Iso hubs
    X-fusion Vengeance 170mm HLR coil
    Cane Creek DB-air
    Crane Creek Angleset
    XT 3x10 Drivetrain with shadow plus derailleur, now 1x10 with 32T
    11-36 cassette
    XT Icetech brakes and rotors
    KS 950i Seat post
    Spank Spike pedals
    Raceface bash guard
    Tubeless Stan's set up
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbikerguy View Post
    XT 3x10 Drivetrain with shadow plus derailleur, now 1x10 with 32T
    I'm getting more and more converted to the idea of the 1x10. What's the reason for getting a 3x10 to convert to a 1x10; wouldn't a 2x10 make a cleaner conversion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    I'm getting more and more converted to the idea of the 1x10. What's the reason for getting a 3x10 to convert to a 1x10; wouldn't a 2x10 make a cleaner conversion?
    I liked having the options of a bash guard and a granny ring in case I needed to go 2X10.


    There is a bash guard now available for XT M785 2X10, it costs $72.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tara506 View Post
    those look like Point1Racing Podiums on G-AIR's Chili no?

    For those of you guys running 1X setups, what size chainring in the front?

    (edit: just noticed Wilks is running a 32T)[img]
    32t here as well, with 11-36 in the back.
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    I was afraid of the 1x10 change over so I wimped out with the 28t and a 9-36 cassette. Now that I am more comfortable I am going to up the chainring size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    I was afraid of the 1x10 change over so I wimped out with the 28t and a 9-36 cassette. Now that I am more comfortable I am going to up the chainring size.
    I like that setup. I would spend most of my time in middle gears. Who makes a 9-36 cassette?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    I like that setup. I would spend most of my time in middle gears. Who makes a 9-36 cassette?
    Well.... most of the cassette is a SRAM PG1050, the bottom 4 cogs (9,11,13 &16) are made by Canfield to fit their micro-drive hub. Very slick set up.

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    Here is mine



    Bike setup:
    * Frame Size & Color: Medium Raw
    * Rear Shock: Bos VIPr
    * Fork: Bos Deville 160mm
    * Brakes: Hayes Strocker Gram
    * Shifter: SRAM X9 10 Speed
    * Cranks: Race Face Deus
    * Chainguide: N/A
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 super short
    * Pedals: Ritchey Paradigm
    * Stem: Point One Racing 50mm
    * Handlebar: Chromag flat OS 730
    * Seatpost: RS Reverb
    * Saddle: Vetta (an old one)
    * Cassette: SRAM PG990
    * Headset: Gravity 1
    * Grips: ESI chunky
    * Front Tire: WTB weirwolf 2.5
    * Front Rim: ZTR Crest / CX ray
    * Front Hub: Superstar Compoment
    * Rear Tire: WTB Prowler mx 2.5
    * Rear Rim: ZTR Crest / CX ray
    * Rear Hub: Superstar Compoment 120

    weight
    13.4Kg ----> 29.55

    Great frame
    Sorry for my crappy english (france)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonikbuzz View Post
    Here is mine



    Bike setup:
    * Frame Size & Color: Medium Raw
    * Rear Shock: Bos VIPr
    * Fork: Bos Deville 160mm
    * Brakes: Hayes Strocker Gram
    * Shifter: SRAM X9 10 Speed
    * Cranks: Race Face Deus
    * Chainguide: N/A
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 super short
    * Pedals: Ritchey Paradigm
    * Stem: Point One Racing 50mm
    * Handlebar: Chromag flat OS 730
    * Seatpost: RS Reverb
    * Saddle: Vetta (an old one)
    * Cassette: SRAM PG990
    * Headset: Gravity 1
    * Grips: ESI chunky
    * Front Tire: WTB weirwolf 2.5
    * Front Rim: ZTR Crest / CX ray
    * Front Hub: Superstar Compoment
    * Rear Tire: WTB Prowler mx 2.5
    * Rear Rim: ZTR Crest / CX ray
    * Rear Hub: Superstar Compoment 120

    weight
    13.4Kg ----> 29.55

    Great frame
    nice build. time to splurge on a new saddle though

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonikbuzz View Post
    weight
    13.4Kg ----> 29.55
    Beau vélo. Poids incroyable!

    (Je ne parle pas français. Heureusement, bing.com/translator fait. )
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    I've never seen crests on a all mtn / light freeride bike. I assume you're either light or not a hucker or both?

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    please let us know how you like the vip'r on that beauty! cheers

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    Sweet ride! Those BOS forks look great...Is that saddle sentimental?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilks View Post
    I've never seen crests on a all mtn / light freeride bike. I assume you're either light or not a hucker or both?
    Well... im not heavy (65kg) and it's an enduro (Super D) race oriented setup.
    It is not uncommon to see riders (including those who win) with mavic slr.

    Rigidity is not an issue but the sides are weak specially for the rear wheel.
    I changed the rear rim after almost 2 years of AM rides and more than 15 races

    Quote Originally Posted by Zuzi View Post
    please let us know how you like the vip'r on that beauty! cheers
    Much better than a float (this vip'r was on my old Endorphin and i previously tested a dhx and a float on it)
    When I compare it to a fox, I wonder if there is oil in the fox

    The vip'r is less comfortable in cruising mode but when you push, the bike become more stable and secure.
    it does not sink on "backing" (?) than the bike is more dynamic.


    Quote Originally Posted by mayha View Post
    Sweet ride! Those BOS forks look great...Is that saddle sentimental?
    Of course she is
    She won some XC races when i was young and pretty in the 90'
    It's a confortable and light saddle ... no reason to change until his death


    The other site of the ... saddle

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    Here's my build while still rambling my mind on color choice

    All parts are ready except for the frame to arrive;

    *Frame Size & Color: Medium...color undecided yet
    * Rear Shock: CCDB coil 400#
    *Fork: Marzocchi 55RC3 ti 1.5
    * Brakes: Hope Brake Evo M4 203mm front, 183mm rear
    * Shifter: Sram X.9 10s
    * Cranks: Shimano XT 34T black
    * Chainguide: MRP Mini G2 SL
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X.9 black 10s
    * Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet 3
    * Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Havoc DH 750mm
    * Seat post: Thomson
    * Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
    * Chainring: E.13 34T
    * Cassette: Sram X.9 10 speed 11-36T
    * Headset: Cane Creek 40 EC49
    * Grips: ODI Rufian Lock-on
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF2 3C 2.5
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF1 2.5
    * Wheelset: Fulcrum Red Zone

    *Future changes:*
    * Dropper Post

    *Rider Setup*
    *Weight: 185lbs. (ready-to-ride)
    *Height: 5’8"

    *Est. Bike weight: 33lbs or more
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    Almost identical to my setup. You'll love it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    All parts are ready except for the frame to arrive;

    *Frame Size & Color: Medium...color undecided yet
    * Rear Shock: CCDB coil 400#
    *Fork: Marzocchi 55RC3 ti 1.5
    * Brakes: Hope Brake Evo M4 203mm front, 183mm rear
    * Shifter: Sram X.9 10s
    * Cranks: Shimano XT 34T black
    * Chainguide: MRP Mini G2 SL
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X.9 black 10s
    * Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet 3
    * Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Havoc DH 750mm
    * Seat post: Thomson
    * Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
    * Chainring: E.13 34T
    * Cassette: Sram X.9 10 speed 11-36T
    * Headset: Cane Creek 40 EC49
    * Grips: ODI Rufian Lock-on
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF2 3C 2.5
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF1 2.5
    * Wheelset: Fulcrum Red Zone

    *Future changes:*
    * Dropper Post

    *Rider Setup*
    *Weight: 185lbs. (ready-to-ride)
    *Height: 5’8"

    *Est. Bike weight: 33lbs or more

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    * Frame Size & Color: Medium Black
    * Rear Shock: Fox RP23
    * Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik RC2DH Solo Air Fork 2013
    * Brakes: Shimano BR-M820 Saint Disc Brakes - 2013 203mmF & 180mmR Icetech Rotors
    * Shifter: Shimano Saint M820 10 Speed
    * Cranks: Shimano XT converted to a 1x10 w/ E-13 32T ring
    * Chainguide: Carbon cSixx Guide
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-M820 Saint
    * Pedals: VP Pedals / E-13 Pedals
    * Stem:Thomson X4 Stem 50mm
    * Handlebar: ENVE DH carbon bars
    * Seatpost: Thomson
    * Saddle: Charge
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Headset: CK
    * Grips: ODI Lock ons
    * Front Tire: Muddy Mary 2.35 FR
    * Front Rim: DT Swiss EX 500
    * Front Hub: Hope Pro 2 Evo
    * Rear Tire: Muddy Mary 2.35 FR
    * Rear Rim: DT Swiss EX 500
    * Rear Hub: Hadley
    * Chain: KMC X10SL-DLC/Black
    * BB: CK
    * Spokes & Nipples: DT Swiss

    Currently running tubes right now w/ my setup. Ill be building up another wheelset that will be a lot lighter and just as strong. New shock will be on order as well , but this rp23 will do for now.Will get some more pix up later on



    And the weight of the bike w/ VP pedals on:

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    * Frame Size & Color: Medium Black
    * Rear Shock: Fox RP23
    * Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik RC2DH Solo Air Fork 2013
    * Brakes: Shimano BR-M820 Saint Disc Brakes - 2013 203mmF & 180mmR Icetech Rotors
    * Shifter: Shimano Saint M820 10 Speed
    * Cranks: Shimano XT converted to a 1x10 w/ E-13 32T ring
    * Chainguide: Carbon cSixx Guide
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-M820 Saint
    * Pedals: VP Pedals / E-13 Pedals
    * Stem:Thomson X4 Stem 50mm
    * Handlebar: ENVE DH carbon bars
    * Seatpost: Thomson
    * Saddle: Charge
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Headset: CK
    * Grips: ODI Lock ons
    * Front Tire: Muddy Mary 2.35 FR
    * Front Rim: DT Swiss EX 500
    * Front Hub: Hope Pro 2 Evo
    * Rear Tire: Muddy Mary 2.35 FR
    * Rear Rim: DT Swiss EX 500
    * Rear Hub: Hadley
    * Chain: KMC X10SL-DLC/Black
    * BB: CK
    * Spokes & Nipples: DT Swiss

    Currently running tubes right now w/ my setup. Ill be building up another wheelset that will be a lot lighter and just as strong. New shock will be on order as well , but this rp23 will do for now.Will get some more pix up later on



    And the weight of the bike w/ VP pedals on:

    Very nice build, Congrats...I think I'll go black too...
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    Very nice. Maybe it is just the lighting but that black looks a little shinier than the other ones. Almost looks painted.

    Very good looking, nonetheless!!!! Congrats.

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    Your bike came out Awesome!
    Now get out there there and ride that beauty.
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    Thx guys ! sure am missing the feel of a coil shock lol .. Bike rides very nicely and i cant believe how well it climbs Little quick spin at a local spot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Thx guys ! sure am missing the feel of a coil shock lol .. Bike rides very nicely and i cant believe how well it climbs Little quick spin at a local spot.
    I like all the blue accents. Very well done. Is that a trick of the light or did you switch to Enduro fork seals (which are blue)?
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    TSC- Thx ,no tricks here lol ... As far as seals go they are just the regular seals .

    Just realized my shock is in the steep mode ! Ha , i gotta get that baby setup in the slack mode
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    in like flynn




    Bike setup:
    * Frame Size & Color: Large Black
    * Rear Shock: Avalanche Woodie 500# Spring
    * Fork: Lyrik Two Step Air Taper with Avalanche Cartridge
    * Brakes: Magura MT6 with SL rotors 203mm (f)/180mm (r)
    * Shifter: SRAM X9 9 Speed
    * Cranks: Shimano Saint
    * Chainring: e*thirteen 35t
    * Chainguide: MRP mini-G SL
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 super short
    * Pedals: Canfield Bros. Ultimate
    * Stem: 40mm Truvativ (placeholder?)
    * Handlebar: Chromag Fubar OSX 760
    * Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb (getting refurb'd at the moment)
    * Saddle: Chromag Lynx DT
    * Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    * Headset: Cane Creek 40
    * Grips: Rogue
    * Front Tire: Specialized Butcher SX 2.3
    * Front Rim: Stans Flow ZTR
    * Front Hub: Hadley
    * Rear Tire: Fat Albert 2.4
    * Rear Rim: Stans Flow ZTR
    * Rear Hub: Hadley

    *Rider Setup
    *Weight: 220 geared
    *Height: 6'
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    Very nice. How is the Lyrik with the Avy cart treating you so far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    Very nice. How is the Lyrik with the Avy cart treating you so far?
    4 rides in, so just started turning knobs on it. Backed off compression 2 clicks. I know that this isn't the same fork or designed to be the same as the 66RC3Ti I had before, but that is the measuring stick!

    I think, given my weight, I am seeing just what Craig warns about with air forks. I'm going to keep playing with air pressure and settings to get the most out of this before I just turn around and drop a coil in it. Good thing I got such a great deal on it used, so I couldn't resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    4 rides in, so just started turning knobs on it. Backed off compression 2 clicks. I know that this isn't the same fork or designed to be the same as the 66RC3Ti I had before, but that is the measuring stick!

    I think, given my weight, I am seeing just what Craig warns about with air forks. I'm going to keep playing with air pressure and settings to get the most out of this before I just turn around and drop a coil in it. Good thing I got such a great deal on it used, so I couldn't resist.
    When you say you adjusted the compression, did you adjust the bottom screw? You're probably smarter than me; but, Craig had to tell me that I was adjusting the rebound, not the compression, when turning the top screw. In my defense, the manual only says the following (I added the bold) to help you know that they are backwards of convention. Also, the red nut on bottom next to the compression adjuster and the gold on top next to the rebound adjuster adds to the confusion IMO.

    From the manual:

    The fork cap adjuster is the low speed rebound and the standard setting is 12 clicks out (counterclockwise) from full hard. The 10 mm adapter bolt contains the low speed compression adjuster and the standard setting is 12 clicks out (counterclockwise) from full hard. It can be turn by inserting a small (3.75 mm wide max) flat blade screwdriver up into the lower leg adapter bolt.
    The fork was much easier to set up, once I figured this out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    When you say you adjusted the compression, did you adjust the bottom screw? You're probably smarter than me; but, Craig had to tell me that I was adjusting the rebound, not the compression, when turning the top screw. In my defense, the manual only says the following (I added the bold) to help you know that they are backwards of convention. Also, the red nut on bottom next to the compression adjuster and the gold on top next to the rebound adjuster adds to the confusion IMO.

    From the manual:



    The fork was much easier to set up, once I figured this out.
    Agreed, it could follow convention more, but I was with you - really reading the manual was important for setup here! I had it straightened out in my head leading up to the first ride, so that helped. That and putting a very small screw driver into the pack so I could dial in some on the trail.

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    Eta 12/06

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post



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    A little bit touch of green

    since I couldn't imagine myself riding a glowing yellow
    I was thinking a similar accent to my upcoming black too...
    But since you already made it, I may go for a little bit different color then
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    A little bit touch of green

    since I couldn't imagine myself riding a glowing yellow
    I was thinking a similar accent to my upcoming black too...
    But since you already made it, I may go for a little bit different color then
    Cheers,
    yeah, that bike is alright...

    would be better with these cranks

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    Just her built

    Fox float
    sunline v1 745
    xt brakes 180/160
    reverb
    x.0 9 speed shifters
    x.9 rear
    stylo's
    dt swiss ex500 and 240 hubs(not shown)
    transition stem
    oury lock ons

    I tried to get a good picture with it glowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Forget the Chili, lets hear some more about the sweet machine in the background!!

    Seriously, though....gorgeous build. The blue & black looks amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegromit View Post
    Just her built

    Fox float
    sunline v1 745
    xt brakes 180/160
    reverb
    x.0 9 speed shifters
    x.9 rear
    stylo's
    dt swiss ex500 and 240 hubs(not shown)
    transition stem
    oury lock ons

    I tried to get a good picture with it glowing.
    Can you take a clearer picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastshorebiker View Post
    Can you take a clearer picture?
    And post a weight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    Rear shock shipped today. Either gonna be here by friday but most likely early next week. It's the last piece of the build! No more pics from me but a cool video to keep the stoke goin!


    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3-vxC9Fi1MQ?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Great riding and good editing for an excellent bike

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    Updates...

    Have been riding the Chilcotin since Spring and have made a few changes over that time. I don't know how it happened, but it is built more like the Delirium now

    * Went from 710 wide 40mm rise bars with 80mm stem to 740 wide 35mm rise Kore bars and a 70mm Thompson stem.

    * XT cranks to Saint 2x with 26 36 Blackspire rings. 9 to 10 speed with 11-36 XT cassette and XT plus mid cage derailleur with 10spd shifter up front.

    * Cane Creek DBair to Avalanche Woodie with 500lb spring. Still have the DBair.

    * Syncros DS 28 rims to Stans Flow EX rims.

    * Maxxis Ardent 2.4 F / 2.25 rear to High Roller 2 EXO: 3C front 60A rear. Pressures lowered 3 to 4 pounds.

    Overall the changes have transformed the bike into a solid performer for any of the riding I do. The bike tracks much better in the rough with the Woodie and does not require excess sag to do so. The lower pressures for the HR2 tires on Flow EX rims (with tubes) also contributed to better control on high speed chatter. The wider bars and shorter stem have improved stability and make standing and climbing easier. The XT plus and 10 speed set up has improved shifting and chain noise.

    Is the Chilcotin better than the Delirium now? They are both a blast to ride overall but the Delirium still has the edge when pointed down hill as expected.
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    Smile Unboxing

    Finally, the package with the frame and few parts arrived last week.
    Here's my PDA [Public Displays of Affection] I am not ashamed of!

    Many thanks to guys at Knolly [especially Dusty Bottoms] for making this possible!!!
    Thank you tiSS'er for your words of wisdom and patience while answering my questions.






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    the hell just happened?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBert View Post
    Finally, the package with the frame and few parts arrived last week.
    Here's my PDA [Public Displays of Affection] I am not ashamed of!

    Many thanks to guys at Knolly [especially Dusty Bottoms] for making this possible!!!
    Thank you tiSS'er for your words of wisdom and patience while answering my questions.


    to be continued...
    Fantastic. Love the pics, glad you did the Avy cartridge. You will not be disappointed. I hope that thing is built up already
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    Nice!
    How did you score a Knolly t-shirt?

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    34.07 LBS
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegromit View Post
    34.07 LBS
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    Could of been 34lbs even had it been a raw frame!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Could of been 34lbs even had it been a raw frame!

    Well worth the glow n' the dark... I blame the mud on there
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    Bert, much better than the pics of you hosing off the Endorphin, wearing a speedo.
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Some awesome looking builds. I am slowly obtaining parts for mine, but am in no rush as I am waiting for the 2013 Vengeances. Here is my proposed build, can't wait to get it together, and then get back out to CO this spring to put it through the wringer.

    Frame: Small Black
    Rear Shock: DBA with the high flow can
    Fork: Vengeance HLR Coil (Hoping to run at 170 comfortably)
    Brakes: Hope Stealth V4's F-183/R-160
    Shifter: Saint M820
    Cranks: XO 170
    Chainring: Bling Ring 32
    Chainguide: E-13 LG1+
    Rear Derailleur: Saint M820
    Pedals: Canfield Ultimates
    Stem: 70mm Haven
    Handlebar: Carbon Haven 711
    Seatpost: X-Fusion Hilo SL? (Waiting to see how the Thomson turns out)
    Saddle: WTB Devo Carbon
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-36
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Grips: RF Half Nelson
    Front Tire: Hans Dampf 2.35
    Front Rim: Stans Flow EX
    Front Hub: Hope Evo 2
    Rear Tire: Nobby Nic 2.25
    Rear Rim: Stans Flow EX
    Rear Hub: Hope Evo 2

    Should build up to right around or barely under 30lbs. Have wider bars/shorter stem and chunkier tires for lift days.

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