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    Who is riding a Satori?



    I don't have a pic with the Industry Nines on it, but they're black, so it doesn't look too flashy.

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    Wow, pretty bike, congrats!

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    first demo on one today

    flatted and forgot to check my tube supply prior to ride - i hadnt flatted all summer, but all y tubes have been "paid fwd" to others who were stranded over the season -

    needless to say - ugh - after I hiked the bike out over 2 miles

    the good:

    felt comfortable right from the lot - enough with a base demo setup for my height / weight - with more tweaking im sure even better - rebound etc

    cleared all the tech and tight swithchers all first try which kinda suprised me - how nimble the bike is for a LT 29 and longish wheelbase - but short chainstays

    was just starting to see the light in the DH when I flatted... my big smile quickly turned down at the realization I was without a tube, and noone else on the trail

    the new SLX kit is smooth and the clutched rear - outstanding

    I believe this is potentially one grt bike - need to ride it again - with xtra tubes

    the only downside for me is that off the floor - about 4lbs heavier than my giant - combined with the 2x10 - i coulda used the lower gearing on the steeps and wouldnt have gassed me as bad on the real technical climbing sections that make you work harder
    - that and I could be in better shape

    Also - would like to ride it dialed in - the Maestro rear is quite brilliant and when setup correctly I'm hard pressed to find something better - for a simple faux bar design - it did pretty well - but seemed to notice the square edge/bumps way more on the climb - again - some fine tuning may solve

    My reg ride is a Giant AnthemX29 - which has been great - but too nervous (geo) and would like some plush more all mt characteristics

    will be riding it again and against some other LT bikes - do like it - wouldnt hesitate to recommend it at this point

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    I finally fully commited to the mtb way of life and sold my last 4-wheeler and bought my '12 Satori last saturday. Ive put 50 miles of singletrack on it and absolutley love it. Definitley an improvement over my Walmart Mongoose
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    Quote Originally Posted by djcrb9 View Post


    I don't have a pic with the Industry Nines on it, but they're black, so it doesn't look too flashy.
    What size?

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    We got a 19 in my shop as a rental/demo and i had the pleasure of takin it out to test last week. Awesome build on the 13. Thru axles and the frame design provide a very stiff foundation. Slx stuff feels great. Was thinking of getting a process but thia might be my AM whip instead. Incredible ride

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    I wish I could have got a '13 but I got such a good deal on mine, it would of taken me another year to get it.

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    satori sizing questions

    ok so i'm 6'2" and a bit, 35" taint to floor in shoes.
    according to sizing charts that's 19" or 20"
    this will be my first FS and first 29er.
    i'm currently on a XL Scott Scale which I believe is considered 21"
    suggestions?

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    QuadRacer I much prefer the look of the all white with black decal 12 than the 13... but both are still really awesome looking and spec'd. Also the `12 and `13 both have the same axles, so there isn't anything new in that area. There isn't actually that much of a change from the current year model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Notes View Post
    ok so i'm 6'2" and a bit, 35" taint to floor in shoes.
    according to sizing charts that's 19" or 20"
    this will be my first FS and first 29er.
    i'm currently on a XL Scott Scale which I believe is considered 21"
    suggestions?
    I'm 6'2 and I ride the 22". but that's only because I run my saddle at 83cm, which on the 20" makes for a bit too much drop and the post is maxed out. I could ride a 20" , but only with a 80mm or longer stem, and I like a shorter stem, so I went 22".

    If you are 6'2" there's no way you should get a 19".
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    ^ Care to post some pics? I haven't seen the Satori yet in a 22" size. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by e1dorado View Post
    What size?
    That one's a 20. I'm 6'3" and it fits me well.

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    Just mine yesterday!

    Its a 2012 frame, I'll post pics when I get her all set up to my liking, so far just need a chain guide up front and some low rise bars. Anybody know the eye to eye and stroke of the rear shocks on these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by galbraithrider View Post
    Its a 2012 frame, I'll post pics when I get her all set up to my liking, so far just need a chain guide up front and some low rise bars. Anybody know the eye to eye and stroke of the rear shocks on these?
    Stroke is 2" and eye to eye is 7.5".

    Galbraith is my neck of the woods, too!

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    I wish I was still up by Galby! I miss living up there I'm down in the 253 dirty south now but there's lots of riding here also. Thanks for the shock sizing! I'm pondering a coil shock for the rougher stuff...I want some wider lower rise bars and ill probably gear the front down to a 32 with a full chain guide.Who is riding a Satori?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1349218137.883193.jpg

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    ^ Did you build from the frame up? Definitely looks better with a black Revelation vs. the stock white one (just too much white there).

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    Yeah frame up build, a good friend traded me the frame for my rumblefish. He was selling the satori and decided that he could sell the rumblefish just as easily. Needless to say I'm stoked! Can't wait to get it out on the trails.

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    in answer to the question posted in the topic.
    ME!
    in about 5-7 days.
    pulled the trigger on a 2012, for a great deal at a might aswell be LBS (50km from the homestead).
    now off to surf bike porn and mod sites!!

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    What are you guys seeing for prices on in-stock 2012 Satoris at this point? I was in a LBS near me last week that already has a 2013, and they have a few (2 in my size, and a few others) 2012s in stock at just about full price still.

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    i contacted all of the kona dealers listed in my area (southern ontario) on the dealer locator page.
    none had stock in my size. (20")
    they all could order remaining inventory from kona.
    was quoted:
    $2999 highest.
    $2500 lowest.
    $2699 seemed to be the most quoted.
    all plus tax obvs.

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    absolute best price i found was $2399 in calgary, 8% less tax than here, could've had it shipped for $75.
    it was a demo though, had seen some dirt.

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    There's a whole spread of sizes on 2012 Satori frames now on ebay for only $1295.

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    Here's mine. Great bike, stabile, compact, climbs great, but 26 granny is a joke. Had to replace it with 20-32 front rings. 160-180 discs are not worthy of such a grat descender. I need to replace top headset (any ideas?), original is too high.
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    Agree w everything Simen states - especially the 26t "granny" - while it worked yesterday, we have too many hard steep technical climbs in the frt range of CO where I live - would want to change to a 24 or 22 optimally. Also - I know there have been some issues with the kronolog seat dropper - and while it was new on the demo rig - worked really well. again - an extremely capable trail bike - soooo fun!!

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    The small 26t is about the only gear I run, Im thinking about taking the big ring off and making or buying a gaurd and remove the derailer altogether. Is there anything wrong with that? I figured less weight, maintainence and parts to damage?

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