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    Big Foot Lives!

    After 1.5 years of use... I decided to upgrade my R.I.P. I give you the now named 'Lady Big Foot'. She's sportin' the new Reba 140mm RLT, a new wheelset Ck bolt on rear/ Hope Pro II front with Velocity P-35 rims with DT Swiss Supercomps. I converted them to tubeless with gorilla tape and Stan's valve stems. Lastly, to keep the front end height tolerable, I went with a flat Salsa Pro moto bar and a Syntace stem. Thanks Larry
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    That's a really sweet bike & I love the raw finish on the Rip. Isn't it great to just upgrade a bike you already love instead of starting all over again from scratch. What kind of skid plate do you have installed on the bottom of the frame?

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    The raw finish is nice, but everyone knows the Tangs are both lighter and faster.

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    Home made skid/bash guard

    Quote Originally Posted by Vasilye
    That's a really sweet bike & I love the raw finish on the Rip. Isn't it great to just upgrade a bike you already love instead of starting all over again from scratch. What kind of skid plate do you have installed on the bottom of the frame?
    I guess you can call me the inspiration for Cytoe. I've been running these lower link skidplates/bashguard ever since I bought this frame back in April of '09. It is made of 1/8" poly plastic and takes the bite out of all of those collisions with the big rocky ledges we encounter on the technical trails of South Mountain/Sedona/ etc.... BTW, the new Reba 140mm is just an awesome fit for this bike. Running the flat Salsa Pro Moto bar keeps the front end just as low as when I had the Team Reba 120mm fork on it.
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    becareful and make sure you torque down that bolt on rear you got there, mine got loose after a couple of rides, mechanic error, i didnt tighten enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by david8613
    becareful and make sure you torque down that bolt on rear you got there, mine got loose after a couple of rides, mechanic error, i didnt tighten enough...
    This is my 4th CK fun bolt hub. The good thing is that King uses a big 'ol 8mm allen head vs. a 6mm for Hope and you can torque these babies down tight.
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