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    Dirt Rag tests the W.F.O. 9

    http://dirtragmag.com/blogarific/nin...m-travel-wfo-9

    We are stoked to have this review get out there. Justin at Dirt Rag rode the heck out of this bike in order to really get a sense of what it is good at. Check it out, issue #147!
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    Cool; I'll have to renew my subscription.

    It was nice to read that he didn't complain about a long wheelbase and tight switchbacks the way that Mountain Bike did. I call shenanigans on that: I routinely make switchbacks on the WFO9 that gave me trouble on my EMD9 or even my old Stumpy hardtail.
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    Sounds a nice bike, I should get one

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    dammitt i cant wait finish mine, still waiting on some nice parts that are coming in the mail to put on her....

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    Nice.....i really want to give one of these an honest run this season racing DH on the amateur level after talking to one of your Reps on the phone. It just there is just so much planning to do for the build on this.
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    I looked at this issue yesterday and there was no review of the WFO at all. Will it be in the next issue? Whats the deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolan17
    I looked at this issue yesterday and there was no review of the WFO at all. Will it be in the next issue? Whats the deal?
    From the Dirt Rag page linked above:

    But, you’ll have to tune into issue number #148 of Dirt Rag for the full bike review, subscribe by February 24th to receive issue #148 in the mail!

    #147 hit newstands this week. The review will be in the following issue.
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    I would really love to try a WFO. Wonder how it would compare to my Lenz lunchbox that I love.
    Need to send a XL demo to CT

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    evasive. Thanks for the reply, I had misread the Dirtrag link above and thought it was #147.

    sikocycles. I live in Ma and have a XL WFO with DHX and 150mm rear that I am building up now. If you want to take it for a spin when it's finished PM me.

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    That would be great. That is how I would build mine up.
    What fork would you be running?
    Where in MA do you ride?

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    Siko, I think this is a good idea. Ditch the FSR on order and do the WFO, it'll be a better bike for me to ride than the FSR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefriar
    Siko, I think this is a good idea. Ditch the FSR on order and do the WFO, it'll be a better bike for me to ride than the FSR.
    I will keep that in mind

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    Hey sikocycles,

    I am running the Marz 44 that came with the "Party Pack". Picked it up at Providence bike and the Pack is still available (my friend just picked one up this week).

    I ride Sutton, Rayburn, West Millbury, Vietnam, Leomenster SF, Brimfield SF in my local area and go as the Kingdom trails/Stow VT to the TOT/Wompatuck SF.

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    I have always want to ride Vietnam

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    A trip to Vietnam once the slush clears with the Knolly and Lunchbox sounds like fun...

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    The Speedgoat build looks to be a really good pricepoint, but needs a dropper seatpost. See that they also had a DHX Air equipped one for the skills series.

    Is white the new black? Or are black forks the latest style trend? I thought white was "in"?

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