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    Knolly podium, project blackbird finished.













    Speclist:
    - Knolly podium.
    - RS vivid air R2C.
    - RS boxxer coil, 2011.
    - Across Ai25 1.5 -> 1 1/8 headset.
    - Hope topcrown/stem.
    - Raceface atlas fr handlebar.
    - Hope gripdokter barcaps.
    - Hope tech m4 brakes, 203mm front, 180mm rear.
    - Raceface grips -> Become dartmoor grips with red lock rings.
    - Sram x0 red shifter.
    - Sram x0 red shortcage derallieur.
    - Sram 11/21 road cassette.
    - Sram ... chain.
    - Raceface atlas fr cranks + 38t sprocket.
    - E13 lg1+ chainguide.
    - Nukeproof proton magnesium pedals with ti axle.
    - Hope seatclamp.
    - Sdg I-beam seatpost.
    - Sdg I-fly kevlar seat.
    - Sunringle ADD lite wheelset.
    - Specialized 2.3 clutch sx tires.

    Thanx to http://www.canadian-dirt.com and http://www.mtbcity.com

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    Outstanding!

    Weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger
    Outstanding!

    Weight?
    I don't know exactly yet. I think around the 16.5/17 kg.

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    36lbs? That's light.

    Please give us a ride report.

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    Really nice work!

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    Just plain sick! Get back to us after you've given it some love and let us know how it works out!

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    Great work. That is the nicest black Podium I have seen.
    "Three balls at once...who knew?" - Cotton McKnight

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    The most beautiful looking Podium i've seen... Have fun!
    How is the Vivid air in the Podium?

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    nice bike and nice flat, you obviously like clean design

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    Dang, that's a good looking bike. Nice build
    Don't harsh my mello

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    I really like your wood flooring.


    ... and the bike too of course!

    I too am very interested in how the Vivid works out. Did you have any particular reason why the preference over a rear coil?

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    Thanx!
    Must test the vivid still.

    Need to find some good roots or rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromagftw
    I really like your wood flooring.


    ... and the bike too of course!

    I too am very interested in how the Vivid works out. Did you have any particular reason why the preference over a rear coil?
    The weight and I was curious.

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    Very, very nice looking bike and your place is as clean as your bike. wow.
    All you need is love... but Scotch'll do in a pinch.

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    Ok...now that we've seen the "before" pics, we need "after" to prove you get it dirty
    As if four times wasn't enough-> Psycho Mike's 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer Page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho Mike
    Ok...now that we've seen the "before" pics, we need "after" to prove you get it dirty
    I get it dirty! Haha, don't worry mate .
    And I will abuse it, check my style:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Stylomat
    I get it dirty! Haha, don't worry mate .
    And I will abuse it, check my style:

    i reposted this elsewhere. ridiculous pic, bro. let me know if it's not cool and i'll pull it down...
    ride fast...take chances...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iridetitus
    i reposted this elsewhere. ridiculous pic, bro. let me know if it's not cool and i'll pull it down...
    No problem.
    Do you have a link where you posted it?

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    Sick bike/build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stylomat












    Speclist:
    - Knolly podium.
    - RS vivid air R2C.
    - RS boxxer coil, 2011.
    - Across Ai25 1.5 -> 1 1/8 headset.
    - Hope topcrown/stem.
    - Raceface atlas fr handlebar.
    - Hope gripdokter barcaps.
    - Hope tech m4 brakes, 203mm front, 180mm rear.
    - Raceface grips -> Become dartmoor grips with red lock rings.
    - Sram x0 red shifter.
    - Sram x0 red shortcage derallieur.
    - Sram 11/21 road cassette.
    - Sram ... chain.
    - Raceface atlas fr cranks + 38t sprocket.
    - E13 lg1+ chainguide.
    - Nukeproof proton magnesium pedals with ti axle.
    - Hope seatclamp.
    - Sdg I-beam seatpost.
    - Sdg I-fly kevlar seat.
    - Sunringle ADD lite wheelset.
    - Specialized 2.3 clutch sx tires.

    Thanx to http://www.canadian-dirt.com and http://www.mtbcity.com
    That bike just made my heart skip a few beats. Dude, your bike is just amazingly gorgeous. I bet she likes it dirty.

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    Any more testing done on the Vivid?
    **** Looking for a Sram 9.0SL rear hub *****

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    Quote Originally Posted by equinox
    Any more testing done on the Vivid?
    So far, so good! Very good .
    You can hardly tell the difference between the vivid air and a coil shock.

    The only thing that is different is that you have to adjust the shock on a different way. Comes largely duo the two rebounds. The beginning stroke rebounds (25% of the first travel) works like a pro pedal, if you ride with 30% sag, you don't even notice this rebound (because it's youre sag), only with big hits. If you set the beginning stroke rebound slow, youre bike pedals like a hardtail.

    You can set the ending stroke rebound very fast for the roots, rocks and (fast) technical stuff. The shock smooths every thing out and when you have a big hit you stay on youre bike because you have the beginning stroke rebound set slow.

    It's for every rider different, but this is my experience. I have to tell, my shock needs yet some fine tuning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stylomat
    So far, so good! Very good .
    You can hardly tell the difference between the vivid air and a coil shock.

    The only thing that is different is that you have to adjust the shock on a different way. Comes largely duo the two rebounds. The beginning stroke rebounds (25% of the first travel) works like a pro pedal, if you ride with 30% sag, you don't even notice this rebound (because it's youre sag), only with big hits. If you set the beginning stroke rebound slow, youre bike pedals like a hardtail.

    You can set the ending stroke rebound very fast for the roots, rocks and (fast) technical stuff. The shock smooths every thing out and when you have a big hit you stay on youre bike because you have the beginning stroke rebound set slow.

    It's for every rider different, but this is my experience. I have to tell, my shock needs yet some fine tuning.
    That sounds good, is it affected much my the weather temperature, here the weather is crazy, 35c yesterday, today is 16c
    **** Looking for a Sram 9.0SL rear hub *****

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    This bike is making think twice about a new Demo 8!

    Anyone ridden a Podium and Demo 8 that can give me some insight?

    What size is that?
    Last edited by Nagaredama; 02-06-2011 at 10:02 PM.

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