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    Daisy or the Cow

    Well it's taken sometime but on Wednesday I picked up my new bike for Psyclewerx

    As I like my odd paint jobs and cows (please don't ask) I've gone for Cow camo

    The frame:

    Nicolai Helius CC

    Moo:

    Nicolai Helius CC

    Some nice touches:

    Nicolai Helius CC

    Nicolai Helius CC

    Nicolai Helius CC

    Nicolai Helius CC

    Nicolai Helius CC

    And the compulsory 'Hoff:

    Nicolai Helius CC

    The build:

    Riding terrain conditions: - Mud!

    * Rider height, weight, ride style Height 5’9”, weight 60kgs, style none XC and endurance.

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Medium, Black and White camo with red lettering
    * Fork: Rock Shox Sektors
    * Shock, i2i, stroke never know what this is! Ah if this is the rear shock then it is a Fox RP32 what ever the hell that is
    * Brakes: Hope Race X2
    * Cranks: Race Face Deus
    * Shifters: Rohloff
    * Front Derailleur: N/A
    * Rear Derailleur: N/A
    * Pedals: XT
    * Stem: Thompson
    * Handlebar: Race Face Atlas
    * Seatpost: Thompson layback
    * Saddle: WTB race
    * Bottom Bracket: Chris King
    * Cassette: N/A
    * Chain: Sram
    * Headset: Chris King
    * Grips: Ergon
    * Front Tire: Maxis Medusa 2.1
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Stans, DT swiss
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Chris King, Rock Shox
    * Rear Tire: Maxis Medusa 2.1
    * Rear Rim: Stans, DT swiss
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Rohloff, shamano
    * Cables: Rohloff
    * Misc: N/A
    * Overall Weight: 30.9 lbs

    Hope you guys like? And if you don't well
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    Yummy, very nice indeed. Enjoy thrashing Daisy..
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    Mooooooooooooooo

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    Really nice build dude! Thats a whole world of slick goodness
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    Mugtree- What Sektors are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Mugtree- What Sektors are they?
    Hiya Norcosam. They are the air ones dialed down to 140mm instead of 150mm I've gone for air over springs this time to keep the weight down, they are really plush and coped really well being thrown down the picnic bench decent esp on the switchback with drops, love them

    Karve - thanks

    Okay first ride and wow it is brilliant. I bit slow but the hub needs breaking in and the full winter tyres don't help but off road it is soooo sweet. Even though it was snowy and ice (came back with a clean bike ) the bike handled fantastically. Yes I love it

    Cow in the woods

    Cow in the woods

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    Mugtree Like that color-scheme - nice, really nice!

    What`s that chainguide?

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    Thanks glad you like it . The chain guide is rohloff but Robby from Psyclewerx found some red tubing so pimped it up, good boy . Possibly my favourite part.

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    Not sure I'm liking the green 1 to many colours, but other then that, another nice left field build and colour scheme.

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    Love it!!!

    And I bet the green and red highlights look just fine in person. GRATS!
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    is it an AC ?

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    You know when you dropped the travel on the Sektors, did the A2C length change too?

    It's a question I'm trying to get answered but TF tuned guys have gone home 'cos of the snow.

    Is it just like the dual air type forks when you reduce the travel the A2C reduces too, as I fancy a set for my CC but don;t want a 150mm A2C style fork on there's as it'll kill it

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    is it an AC ?
    I would say its a CC looking at the shock-link

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    i think it is an AC.......looks good. cant wait to get mine in middle of January.

    Mugtree - what size of seatpost clamp do you need? Also what made you go with the chain guide. I am in two minds whether to get the guide or not as people say that the rohloff tensioner keeps the chain tight enough and doesnt let it fall off.

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    his last bike was an ac, so I'm assuming that this one is a cc

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    Hiya sorry for the delay in getting back to you guys

    Ian - The green is very dark so not that shocking plus Daisy needs grass to eat

    Daisy is a CC. I've had a CC and an AC and prefer the CC. For me it is more nimble and climbs better than the AC. It is the 2011 frame desingn hence the more rubust seat post brace.

    Steve, sorry being fecking dence today what's A2C again and I'll let you know

    Jason the seat post clamp is 34.9. Mmm the chain guide. This is my third Rohloff and I've always had chain gudes. I drop the chain about once a year and that is usually the result of a crash and usually in the Alps! My other mates who run Rohloff's don't bother and don't seem to have a problem - oh I also like the look of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugtree
    Daisy needs grass to eat

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    Mr Tree, it's the Axle to Crown Length ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_b77
    Mr Tree, it's the Axle to Crown Length ;-)
    Ah thought so. I'll mesure it over the weekend and report back

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_b77
    Mr Tree, it's the Axle to Crown Length ;-)
    Hiya Steve

    Really sorry it has taken an age to get back to you. The A2C length is 440. This is from the axle to the top of the stanchion. The actually travel length is bang on 140, total exposed stanchions.

    I hope this makes sense and helps?

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    Mugtree - for the a>c you need to measure from the centre of the axle to the top of the crown(beneath the crown race). Measuring to the top of stantion doesn't tell you the overall length and how it will affect the bikes geo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper
    Mugtree - for the a>c you need to measure from the centre of the axle to the top of the crown(beneath the crown race). Measuring to the top of stantion doesn't tell you the overall length and how it will affect the bikes geo.
    OkaY got it now. 520mm. Sorry for my retiredness hope this helps

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    Mr Tree, thanks for the numbers.

    Any further rides to report on, I'm definitely thinking of these here Sektors for my new one primarily as they look like a good fork and can be had for a very good price in comparison to other types

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    Hiya Steve. Glad the figures are of help. I did the Salisbury plain challenge on Sunday, not exactly challenging but the forks worked well. Around Bristol doing the picnic bench (steep, rocky, rooty and twisty) they are plush as. I'm off to Scotland on thurs to do the strathpuffer so will let you know how they get on )

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