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    "El Whatever"
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    New Kid on the Block... X-Post....

    Sorry to post this here you Homers....

    Unfortunately I have to retire my Warp. I couldn't get a Spot... But I got THIS

    Now I feel envy of you no more....




    Hehehe... Now I can tease my Homer buddies Elmadaleno and Tigergog. And I have no more excuses to be the last guy in the ride.

    Yeah... it's a Whorest-Link... so what?? Does that make me a poseur or snob??? I hope so!
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    ... and if we just ... Nice rig.

    I had a Switchblade just like that (5", but with a Pushed AVA)- great bike. Geometry-wise, Turners just work out better for me, but I really enjoyed that bike, super versatile and reasonably light too.

    I'm sure you'll love it- congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by Warp2003
    Sorry to post this here you Homers....

    Unfortunately I have to retire my Warp. I couldn't get a Spot... But I got THIS

    Now I feel envy of you no more....




    Hehehe... Now I can tease my Homer buddies Elmadaleno and Tigergog. And I have no more excuses to be the last guy in the ride.

    Yeah... it's a Whorest-Link... so what?? Does that make me a poseur or snob??? I hope so!
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    Those are some nice riding frames, used to ride one occasionally thru a buddy, enjoy!

    I think our little friend clarified things and stated we were just posers, not snobs, I feel better now I think. BTW, you have to work up to being a poser by hitting a 4-5 footer to flat, untill that time homers are considered a poser wannabe Then, when the big day comes that you become a real MBer by hitting a 10ft drop to tranny(bonus points if you do it at Whistler) then you get welcomed in and you can start thinking about that 20fter

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    I guess it's okay, you know, for a bike made in a 3rd world country. If you like that sort of thing and all.

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    An interupted seat-tube design with bearings and a 5th element shock!!!! Warp...Warp...Warp!!!! Did you learn nothing reading the forums all this time?


    j/k - congrats and enjoy it.
    Nothing to see here.

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    That's a 2003-2004 SB...

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy
    I guess it's okay, you know, for a bike made in a 3rd world country. If you like that sort of thing and all.
    ... made in the 3rd world nation of Arizona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyrod74
    ... made in the 3rd world nation of Arizona.
    ROTFLMAO!!!

    Yeah... it's made out of Worth tubing (does that name sounds familiar?), hand welded in Tempe, AZ.

    It'll be ridden in the 3rd World Nation of Mexico, BTW. I can't avoid buying 3rd World Country stuff everyday. What can I do?
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    Awesome ride, brother! Congrats, that's going to be one hell of a fun ride!

    Now the only reason for you holding the pack up is because you're a slowpoke.

    I do like those old stickers You know, the ones that say "Handmade * USA".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyrod74
    ... made in the 3rd world nation of Arizona.

    Same as every Switchblade ever made. Made in the USA by Americans with USA tubing and USA weld rods. And with welds that look better than SAPA. It's okay Roy, your bike is still cool.

    Nice ride Warp!!! Although, I would replace the shock asap. Are you going to change your name to Switchblade2004? Let see some action shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    An interupted seat-tube design
    Why would you need to move the darn thing??

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    with bearings
    Premium Quality japanese bearings... nothing wrong with them. I love them. My buddy has a RM ESTX with japanese bearings and they had held up nicely for over a year now in all riding conditions.


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    and a 5th element shock!!!!
    This one I have it in the back of my head actually....



    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Warp...Warp...Warp!!!! Did you learn nothing reading the forums all this time?
    Born stubborn!!!


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    j/k - congrats and enjoy it.
    Thank you all guys.... I'm totally stoked!
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    Yeah Warp! Nice score, man. That's a beauty and you finally get to ride a proper frame! Miles of smiles to ya on your new frame with a new fork! I know what you mean about the first half of the year being hard, I just bought a house and I can't afford any bike parts at all until I get a hefty raise.

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    Even better, it's a non -ICT Whorest Link.

    I've always liked the SB. Enjoy it. And get a real shock when you have the time
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    congrats pal! im stoked for ya! by the way, i always thought the warp was a pretty good bike for the money. i sold em from '99 to '00 and besides bein heavy, they rode just fine. itll be cool to hear yer thoughts after a few rides on the titus though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp2003
    Why would you need to move the darn thing??
    Doh! Looks like you need a Gravity Dropper!!!!!!!!!! That will up your poseur status.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Whoah, nice tire clearance. So, which road tires are you going to run?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Whoah, nice tire clearance. So, which road tires are you going to run?
    Michelin Axial Carbons....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Whoah, nice tire clearance. So, which road tires are you going to run?
    Speaking of tire clearance - you should see how tight a 2.35 Nevegal is on the 6.6.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Doh! Looks like you need a Gravity Dropper!!!!!!!!!! That will up your poseur status.
    Uh... yeah... that would be ... bling.
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    You could always buy the Freeride lowers from Titus if more clearance needed. Costs around $250 US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    congrats pal! im stoked for ya! by the way, i always thought the warp was a pretty good bike for the money. i sold em from '99 to '00 and besides bein heavy, they rode just fine. itll be cool to hear yer thoughts after a few rides on the titus though.
    Well.. yeah... still think the Warp is the only REAL full-susser in it's price range. Too bad Giant didn't gave it a re-make to make it lighter and correct the geometry to accept 130mm forks and a steeper seat angle.

    They decided to dump it and make the Pistol... which is nice and addresses some of the problems the Warp had... but they totally screwed it up by putting a propietary wishbone mount rear shock. I'm still cursing Giant on that.

    The SB is just superior in any regard... I'm anxious to throw a leg over it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    You could always by the Freeride lowers from Titus if more clearance needed. Costs around $250 US.
    Yeah... I'll think of that. It'll be just a trailbike and I don't do jumps or drops that would require a large rear tire.

    I'm on 2.1's now so I don't think I'll be in trouble.... only in the rain season but I'll get a mud-specific and narrower tire for that.

    OTOH, the 5th Element is much of my concern. I've heard horror tales about them.
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    Congrats Warp! Don't let the poseurs kid you you're still family! And I'm not just saying that b/c you're a moderator...
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    ... so cheers!
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    How boring are the other boards that people have to come here to announce new (to them) (non-Turner) bikes??
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    How boring are the other boards that people have to come here to announce new (to them) (non-Turner) bikes??
    I'm working on that Cheese!!!
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    Yea!

    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    How boring are the other boards that people have to come here to announce new (to them) (non-Turner) bikes??

    Pretty pathetic...

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