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    New 2013 Mount Vision XM8 and Cortina CX

    Spotted recently at Downieville....more pix and info here:

    Sneak Peak – Marin 2013 Mount Vision XM8 and Cortina CX | Mountain Bike Review
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    Sorry I can't get excited about any Quad 3 offerings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    Sorry I can't get excited about any Quad 3 offerings.
    Agreed, look too much like everybody else's frames these days. I'm sure it rides okay, but I'll take my Quad link 2 bike any day.
    Most reviews seem to point out that they have a fair bit more flex than the older quad 2 designs, which is surprising given that they state (yet again) that stiffness has increased 15%, which is the same figure they quoted on the older XM9/8/7's frames over the older Mount Visions.
    Also noticed this - The Quad 3 links will use Enduro™ brand bearings for 2013 and carry a 10 year warranty. What, no more lifetime bearing warranties? I know ten years for a bearing is good, but that sounds like a backwards step to me.

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    I'm a fan of Quad link 2.0 also and i love my 2011 MV. But this Quad link 3.0 isn't bad at all. Stiffness increase also due to 142x12 axle i guess. They didn't have that last year. So al together it could be a bike that i would buy again. Although my 2011 MV still will last for many years (i hope - knock on wood).

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    Yep could be a Trek remedy or a Kona. Both nice bikes but the older (2008) mount vision pro is better looking and I'll keep mine!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    I'm a fan of Quad link 2.0 also and i love my 2011 MV. But this Quad link 3.0 isn't bad at all. Stiffness increase also due to 142x12 axle i guess. They didn't have that last year. So al together it could be a bike that i would buy again. Although my 2011 MV still will last for many years (i hope - knock on wood).
    You know the drop-outs are able to be switched out on the 2011 MV, so you can have the 142x12 Maxle axle?

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    I know, i have the 142x12 axle on my 2011 MV.

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    Cool, wasn't sure from your reply whether you knew about them or not.

    Also, do you think mud/tyre clearance will be an issue with that Y-shaped strut behind the seat tube? It looks to be quite close to the rear tyre in the pic, just where the Y shape joins to a single tube.

    Do like the fact they are coming with dropper posts, a good move.

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    Can't see the current tire size on that picture. But it seems to have some decent wide tires on there already. So i guess that it wouldn't be a problem......

    Dropper posts are really a must on this kind of bikes.

    Marin did sleep through the current 650B trend. I was hoping to see a 650B MV for 2013.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    Sorry I can't get excited about any Quad 3 offerings.
    Ditto. Unless they bring back the Quad Link II, I will find it very difficult to get excited about anything from Marin.

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    With you on that mate!! Quad link is strong!!


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    Can't get excited either about the new stuff

    Still kick myself for not getting a 2011 XM9 140 frame back when Adrenalin bikes had em on sale.

    Anyone comes across a size large 2011 XM7, 8, or 9 frame or bike for sale PM me.
    2013 Banshee Spitfire V2 650b

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    Indeed some sad lads are we. Looks like a good design for longer CS's. D'oh!
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