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    finally

    I've had it about 6 months... love it... this bike has really helped to progress my riding in a short amount of time. Zero complaints. I use it for both XC and FR.

    Size large
    DHX 5.0
    Marz 66rc2x (spray painted white)
    40mm stem, no spacers, 1.5" risers, E13 zerostack top cup
    Hadley 12mm rear hub (with 10mm Problem Solvers step down axle)
    Saint cranks & rear D
    XT 8 speed shifters
    Blackspire chain guide w/ E13 bash guard (I really like this setup)
    Reflective tape on the wheels for commuting at night
    Hayes HFX MAG brakes... 203/185

    Tires change depending on season / terrain.

    As pictured 41.2 pounds with single ply tires and a DH tube in the rear.

    Only thing I'd like to change is to eventually get a set of Gustavs for stoppers. Otherwise, it's freakin' dialed mang, completely happy.


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    were you in moab this last weekend?
    I saw someone on a bottlerocket fly by me on bartlett wash.
    nice ride.
    i have a green one on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba
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    were you in moab this last weekend?
    I saw someone on a bottlerocket fly by me on bartlett wash.
    nice ride.
    i have a green one on the way.
    Actually, I was in Moab for a couple of days last week but did not get to ride Bartlett Wash. I rode Porc Rim and Slickrock...

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    bottlerocket with 888's

    I am considering a bottle rocket to take over from my kona stinky as my big bike and noticed a few popping up with triple clamp forks, the ride central review and a couple with marzocchi 888's. I have a pair of 170mm 888 rc2x's which are on the kona that i would transfer to the bottle rocket if i got one. The question is will they unbalance the bike? i don't mean in the amount of travel but more, make the front end to heavy? anyone with a set up like this have any thoughts?

    cheers

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    well, the br is not really a light bike, so you can put a heavier fork on the front end and it doesn't feel too off. i wouldn't put an 8" tripple on the front, but i would do a 7". i was considering putting my travis 180 tripple on and buying something else to put back on my nomad.

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    looking on the marzochi website the 170mm 888 is only almost the same height as the 170mm 66 and 230gms heavier, so think it'll be alright just need to try and get a test ride on one

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    Finally managed to get a picture of mine with a 05 Boxxer Ride. The adjustability is ideal!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain
    I am considering a bottle rocket to take over from my kona stinky as my big bike and noticed a few popping up with triple clamp forks, the ride central review and a couple with marzocchi 888's. I have a pair of 170mm 888 rc2x's which are on the kona that i would transfer to the bottle rocket if i got one. The question is will they unbalance the bike? i don't mean in the amount of travel but more, make the front end to heavy? anyone with a set up like this have any thoughts?

    cheers

    I say go for it.
    170mm 888 would be nice on the front. I run mine at 175mm, and she's good.
    Don't worry about an unballanced ride, you'll quickly get used to how she feels.

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    hey fire garden, how much does that bad boy weigh?

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    the bottlerocket is finally done
    pretty in pink 38.5 lbs in current form

    dhx5.0
    66rcx2

    x9 der. f and R
    xo twist
    gravity gap crank
    e-13 drs guide
    outlaws tubeless stans style with nevegals f&r
    thompson stem and post
    gravity bars
    orbit zr1.5 headset
    juicy 5 brakes
    odyssey jc pedals
    saddle doesnt go but it will have to do til i really need a new one(same goes for brakes)and dopey cables


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    have yet to ride it, and coming from a 24lb hardtail its gonna be an interesting transitions(sorry for the pun)

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    MIne is finally done

    here it is boys
    i rode it down the bobsled the other day

    07 green med frame
    fox van 36 rc2
    fox dhx 5.0 air
    azonic outlaws
    truvativ holzfeller cranks and stem
    sram x7 drivetrain
    fsa z1.5r headset
    avid juicy 7s
    answer pro taper handlebars
    etc etc etc

    and the total weight is 37 pounds
    (the seat is going soon, so don't bag on it)
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    nice build climbingbubba
    i think im finally (its been put off way too long) ordering mine today or tomorrow

    congrats bro

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    thanks,

    Yeah you have been posting about getting one for a while. they are fun, im still getting used to it and can't wait to try it out on some longer trails.
    what fork/shock are you getting.
    i think im going to buy some transition rims too. lighter and wider than my outlaws.

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    yeah i know...i thought it would be a much easier/quicker process...but as my dad just started a new job he doesnt quite have the money flow neccessary (im paying for 1/2 and sacrificing my x-mas for this bike....so for those of you who want to yell at me for not paying it in full....please refrain )
    but yeah im ordering mine from Cutting Edge in Berlin, Ct TOMORROW (got my parents to promise )
    Black Medium Bottlerocket
    Black Totem Coil
    Fox DHX 5
    Transition Revolution 36mm wheelset
    MRP System 3 Chainguide
    X7 Drivetrain (i dunno about X9 for pricing reasons...what do you think?)
    Juicy 7's

    my freeride rig for my highschool years and hopefully more...i want the burly build as im progressing more and plan on making many trips to diablo starting this summer and then on after. my coiler doesnt quite hold up as well as it did a few years ago.
    make sure to post your thoughts on it after you get used to it! I test rode a small at Cutting Edge on saturday and could tell it would take some getting used to....such a different suspension system/design from my coiler.
    i cant wait...but looks like ill have mine early-mid july as it turns out

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    nevermind.. good lookin' bikes fellas.
    "The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams."

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba
    here it is boys
    i rode it down the bobsled the other day

    07 green med frame
    fox van 36 rc2
    fox dhx 5.0 air
    azonic outlaws
    truvativ holzfeller cranks and stem
    sram x7 drivetrain
    fsa z1.5r headset
    avid juicy 7s
    answer pro taper handlebars
    etc etc etc

    and the total weight is 37 pounds
    (the seat is going soon, so don't bag on it)
    bubba

    Awesome bike and nice build

    How does it compare to the Dirtbag? I know they are obviously 2 different rides but it would be nice to hear the feedback on pros and cons of both from someone who has experience with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowpug
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    Awesome bike and nice build

    How does it compare to the Dirtbag? I know they are obviously 2 different rides but it would be nice to hear the feedback on pros and cons of both from someone who has experience with them.
    I don't know if you would say im exactly experienced with the bottlerocket...yet...but from my two trail rides, multiple urban assaults, and my dirt jump session yesterday, ill share the differences that i see

    Pedaling - the BR obviously doesn't bob as much and the top tube is a little longer on the med than the med DB. The only down side is how rediculously high the seatpost has to be to get good extension

    Drops and jumps - For me the Br is way better on these, granted i never have taken anything over 8 feet but for everything under the BR seemed to be smoother on the landings. It also feels more stable in the air

    Stearing - I can't really tell a difference yet.. i was getting pretty used to the DB so it turned better for me but im sure the BR will surpase it eventually

    speed - The BR sprints and picks up speed like crazy!!! the only bad part is its not as stable at high speeds as the DB, especially when it gets rocky. The DB soaks up everything and you hardly feel even the big bumps while going fast. The BR gets thrown around a little more but because of its geometry it is a little easier to pull back under you if it gets out of line.

    well there you have it. I had the exact build on both of them so i think this is a pretty good description of what they both can do without worrying about what components were on which bike

    if you have anymore questions feel free to ask. this is getting too long, hope it helped

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    It's another green one!

    Finally ready to rock it. Well, almost. The Swinger 4 way's a loaner while I wait for the Roco TST. Final weight came in around 36-1/2 pounds.

    -Small Bottlerocket
    -Fox 36 Talas RC2
    -SRAM X9 stuff
    -Juicy 7's with 8" front and 7" rear rotors
    -Race Face Diabolus Stem
    -FSA Gravity Light Bars
    -Truvativ Stylo Cranks
    -Xpedo pedals
    -Azonic Outlaw wheels

    Can't comment on the ride yet, since I'm sporting a 450 pound spring (need a 350), but for the most part solid.
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    wow ours are alot alike, it looks good
    there are going to be alot of green boogers on the mountain this summer

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    No doubt about it. How's the DHXa working for you? I might just ditch the Roco and jump on one of those instead.
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    its pretty sweet once you get it all set up but that takes a while.
    it only weighs 1 pound too.
    i haven't ever tried coil shox on my own bike but i have tried them on others and i still like the air better
    let me know what you decide and i could give you some pointers on how to set it up,
    although the tst does look pretty good
    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by <sL4yEr>RuLz
    Finally ready to rock it. Well, almost. The Swinger 4 way's a loaner while I wait for the Roco TST. Final weight came in around 36-1/2 pounds.

    -Small Bottlerocket
    -Fox 36 Talas RC2
    -SRAM X9 stuff
    -Juicy 7's with 8" front and 7" rear rotors
    -Race Face Diabolus Stem
    -FSA Gravity Light Bars
    -Truvativ Stylo Cranks
    -Xpedo pedals
    -Azonic Outlaw wheels

    Can't comment on the ride yet, since I'm sporting a 450 pound spring (need a 350), but for the most part solid.
    YO!!! Nice ride man! Mucho congrats on that fine sled!

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    Thanks mang!

    Should be a Shore-ripper, Tiger-slayer, Flowtron-fiend, 410-fatty, etc., etc., etc.

    Still kind of bummed that it's not entirely complete. If you look closely, you might notice there's only one shifter. That and the shocks complete shite in my honest opinion.
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    Ready to rip!!!
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    The DHXair on mine developed problems.

    Problem solved:





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    Ah man, that's dope! Questions: What's up with the AVA anyway? How's it different that the Cane Creek DB? And what was wrong the the DHX A?

    Last question: Couldn't you turn the shock around 180 instead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbzone
    Ready to rip!!!
    That black BR looks great!

    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by <sL4yEr>RuLz
    Ah man, that's dope! Questions: What's up with the AVA anyway? How's it different that the Cane Creek DB? And what was wrong the the DHX A?

    Last question: Couldn't you turn the shock around 180 instead?


    She's an Avy Woodie.
    "What's up with it?" ... It's a shock that likes being a shock, instead of a paperweight. Built and custom tuned by one guy, who definately knows what he's doing. This one has the seperate high/low compression adjuster, too.

    My DHXair decided to become a clunky turd, and Fox decided to not respond to me about warranty, or to even evaluate what went wrong with it. Bad customer service, ensuring that they won't be moving any more product through my shop...

    Compared to the DB, they both ride great/identically from what I hear...
    I went with what I know. This is my 3rd Avy rear, zero problems whatsoever with the previous ones. I think the Avy is actually cheaper, too.

    And the shock fits fine this way, clearance wise. Why run it backwards if it's not needed?
    I don't think you could run one of these this way on a small or medium, though, but it suits my purposes...

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    Thanks for answering

    My shock is the final piece to my BottleRocket puzzle and have been looking at all options. Since my first choice (Roco TST) is still backorded, I've finally decided to go with a 2008 DHX 5.0 coil.
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    here ya go boys....its taken a while....but its finally here...
    complete build spec:
    Totem Coil
    X9 Drivetrain
    Fox DHX 5.0 Coil
    36 mm Revolution Wheelset (red) (didnt ask for this color btw...but they look nice)
    Deity FR saddle
    Maxxis Advantage 2.4
    Hayes 9 brakes
    MRP System 3 Chainguide
    Gravity Bar/Stem/Cranks

    only had a small ride on it so far but it is incredible. thanks to all of you that inspired me with your sexy pics/info. god bless





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    Quote Originally Posted by coiler8
    here ya go boys....its taken a while....but its finally here...
    complete build spec:
    Totem Coil
    X9 Drivetrain
    Fox DHX 5.0 Coil
    36 mm Revolution Wheelset (red) (didnt ask for this color btw...but they look nice)
    Deity FR saddle
    Maxxis Advantage 2.4
    Hayes 9 brakes
    MRP System 3 Chainguide
    Gravity Bar/Stem/Cranks

    only had a small ride on it so far but it is incredible. thanks to all of you that inspired me with your sexy pics/info. god bless




    Sweet. Mines coming tuesday, and the shock'll be in on Friday. I can't wait.

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    congrats man.
    youll have a blast.
    what set up are you going with?

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    Large, green BR
    36 Vanilla RC2
    DHX Coil interm, until I can get a Roco TST
    XT drivetrain
    DT 5.1s on Hope Pro IIs
    etc.

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    money
    i was too impatient to wait for the roco...plus the dhx is just as good/more tried and true than the roco...both seem awesome though.

    i saw a roco mounted on a preston fr at my bike shop and WOW...looks sick

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    Sweet BR...just getting me excited for mine..hopefully production is done this week so mine can go in the shop for the fresh powdercoat All the parts are here waiting...trying for a somewhat light but stylish setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed
    Sweet BR...just getting me excited for mine..hopefully production is done this week so mine can go in the shop for the fresh powdercoat All the parts are here waiting...trying for a somewhat light but stylish setup.
    What's the build going to be?

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    what color did you powdercoat it?

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    baby blue powdercoat..sram xo,66rcx2,saint,syncros wheels with hope,deity stuff ..some e13 and thomson

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed
    baby blue powdercoat..sram xo,66rcx2,saint,syncros wheels with hope,deity stuff ..some e13 and thomson
    Man, for a bling rig like the BR you should really think about investing in some nice components. Cheap isn't the way to go.














    Just kidding!

    That sounds like a phatty build. Post pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coiler8
    here ya go boys....its taken a while....but its finally here...
    Daaaang! You dudes are making it tough to wait for the next frame shipment!

    Very nice.
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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    stunzeed- thats gonna be killer
    make sure to post some pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee
    Daaaang! You dudes are making it tough to wait for the next frame shipment!

    Very nice.
    Really. I'm having a hard enough time waiting until tomorrow.

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    nice Redhit. whend you get it?

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    Hi guys just a question, might be out of place tho, do any of you guys on the DHX 5.0 coil face any problem with play or looseness in the shock bolts. Seems this is a common problem and I am facing it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firegarden
    Hi guys just a question, might be out of place tho, do any of you guys on the DHX 5.0 coil face any problem with play or looseness in the shock bolts. Seems this is a common problem and I am facing it too.
    Did you try tightening the bolt? Try tightening it up first, should solve the problem.

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    The wheels are tight..yea u can have taken the easy route and gone with black...but now u got a stylish ride that doesnt look like every other BR...well done

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    Got it early this year. Heres a few more for ya for the full effect....The brown Charge Stool seat is new.









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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed
    The wheels are tight..yea u can have taken the easy route and gone with black...but now u got a stylish ride that doesnt look like every other BR...well done
    Hey man, ain't nuthin' easy about black. They had greens in stock when I ordered my black medium!
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redhit
    Got it early this year. Heres a few more for ya for the full effect....The brown Charge Stool seat is new.











    Looks GREAT. My green one should be here tomorrow, and I'll get the shock Friday, so it'll be ready to go for the weekend.

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