Lately I have been dfeeling the itch for a new bike. The reason is that the Delerium has stopped me from needing anything else and I just want something new. This isnot really for now but more like 18 months time. I have a Jedi and Wildcard in South Africa which currently dont get much use becuase my work contract changed a little. I kept my Delerium in Korea because it can do everything.
I like the Jedi but I prefer how the Delerium gives that more Mini DH bike feel and yesterday I really just felt like a mini DH bike is what I would like when I return to SA. I could then run an air Shock and light weight fork to turn the Delerium into an AM shredder but then what do I do for a DH bike.
I was dreaming up a mail to Knoel suggesting that with the new Chilli they should maybe look to compete with the TR 250 and Kalula which are real mini DH bikes. What puts me off the Podium is the long stays and real race geo that doesnt really fit my riding or style. So I am thinking Delerium with 66-64* adjustable HA, love the adjustable feature on the D. Adjustable chainstays, 17.5" to 17", personaly I would only need to go up to 17.25". I just like shoprt stays but having the option of going to 17.25/17.5" would be nice if the trail needed it. I would like to see the travel bumped to 180mm and I like the ption of 160mm on the TR250. Finaly single and dual crown compatibilty. 160mm single crown and 160mm rear for real jump lines and 180mm rear with 180mm single/200mm dual for DH shredding.
So I am cruising through the other thread about delerium availability and see this from Dusty:
"The Chilcotin is so capable that Noel has gone back to the drawing board on the Delirium, to re-establish it's position as our flagship long-travel, do everything(dare I say "freeride?") model. Expect newly stylized tubing, expect it to be jammed packed with new features, and most importantly... expect a short hiatus in 2012. For now, if you like to climb to the top of your favorite DH trail...jump on a Chilcotin before they are all sold out. You won't regret it."
Am I seeing possible changes to the Delerium to what I am suggesting? I say hell yes. Love my Delerium but a pure Mini DH Delerium would be nutz.
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