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    Brant
    Have you ridden the bike with a 100mm fork?
    “People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death." JM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom View Post
    Brant
    Have you ridden the bike with a 100mm fork?
    No.

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    mine's in the mail...

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    Brant - why an integrated headset instead of zs and/or ec? To be honest, having the headset integrated is what's keeping me off from this new frame

    (why not release a new version that uses cups?)

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    Getting my Parkwood on 6/25
    It might get a little steep from here

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    Couple things that are stopping me:
    1- 1 water bottle cage
    2- weight is a little beefy
    3- I do not want a 120mm fork and there is not a 100mm recomendation
    4- no SS
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    IIRC it's a bit lighter than the yelli screamy. Bottle cage is not a requirement for me since I carry a hydration pack. Still skeptical of the headset... I don't know. It's still bang for the buck compared to YS.

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    Parkwood-10384605_10152091259321556_8098431308281732492_n.jpgParkwood-10256225_10152091237596556_3382025149615313510_n.jpg

    Build from spare parts and a few choice parts from my trance.

    Deore cranks and brakes. El guapo ancho 750mm flat bar, 60mm gravity gap stem. On one grips and seat post, flow ex wheels on specialized purgatory 2.3. 120mm rekon silver with 15mm through axle. Charge spoon saddle 180mm fr floating rotor 160mm rear. Size large frame with x5 shifter and x9 rear 10 speed type 2 mech 32t single chainring 11-36 cassette. MRP direct mount chain guide.

    This thing rips so so good. Love it, the only thing I might change is the fork which I may switch out from my trance which is a manitou tower pro 120mm.

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    What's your height and what size did you get?

    Is there still clearance in your rear assuming an FD will be installed?

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    Isn't the TT high? Ie b@ll basher

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    I'm 6ft 4 so no not high at all for me I got a large. No FD installed so I cant comment on clearance.

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    I got mine built up. some confusion on the rear rotor; the specs say 180 post to post, but after shiming up 10mm I realized its supposed to be 160. I was worried the aluminum was going to be harsh, but I can't say that was the case. Climbs better than I would of guessed. \
    6 feet and I went with a L.

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    I got my new toy built today. First 20km I noticed the bike is funny and fast (even xc-fast). I come from Kona Taro frame (16", was too small for me) and I really prefer Parkwood.

    Here is the build specs - 11,7kg with pedals. Wheels are Hope/DT Comp/Flow EX, tyres Specialized Ground Control 2,3", SLX brakes and cheapish aluminium seatpost and handlebar. FSA cranks, N/W chainring, Shimano ZEE gears, Revelation 140mm fork, Spider saddle, stem 60mm.

    Size M - rider 172cm/84cm inseam (got long legs and arms versus torso) Saddle height 74cm from center of bottom bracket to top of saddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spyghost View Post
    What's your height and what size did you get?

    Is there still clearance in your rear assuming an FD will be installed?
    I have an ardent 2.4 and a derailleur w/comfortable clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noniinno View Post
    I got my new toy built today. First 20km I noticed the bike is funny and fast (even xc-fast). I come from Kona Taro frame (16", was too small for me) and I really prefer Parkwood.

    Here is the build specs - 11,7kg with pedals. Wheels are Hope/DT Comp/Flow EX, tyres Specialized Ground Control 2,3", SLX brakes and cheapish aluminium seatpost and handlebar. FSA cranks, N/W chainring, Shimano ZEE gears, Revelation 140mm fork, Spider saddle, stem 60mm.

    Size M - rider 172cm/84cm inseam (got long legs and arms versus torso) Saddle height 74cm from center of bottom bracket to top of saddle.
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    COOL, so the Parkwood can accommodate a 140mm fork? Had thought it was limited to just 120mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyghost View Post
    Isn't the TT high? Ie b@ll basher
    My thought too. That's my only gripe on this otherwise awesome bike.
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noniinno View Post
    I got my new toy built today.
    Nice
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prancisfena View Post
    Had thought it was limited to just 120mm.
    I had though it was optimized, no limited.

    Little longer chainstay makes the bike bit more stable versus Taro and bit forward geometry gives steering super sharp feel even with 140mm fork - this makes the bike just downhill beast. What the strangest thing, this machine feels good even uphill and xc-type bombing. I´m happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyghost View Post
    Brant - why an integrated headset instead of zs and/or ec? To be honest, having the headset integrated is what's keeping me off from this new frame

    (why not release a new version that uses cups?)
    the only thing keeping me away from this frame too.

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    2.4 ardent

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    It might get a little steep from here

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecrackerasscracker View Post
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    Thats kinda tight. ...TWSS

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    What's the crank setup?

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    Shimano SLX single 32t
    It might get a little steep from here

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    Triple or double crank?

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    Triple
    It might get a little steep from here

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