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    Another new RFX

    I just picked up my new RFX!! WOOHOO! Here is a pic of it.

    Also does anybody know the size of the seat collar? I want to pick up a quick release one. Thanks!

    Oh forgot to mention this. Special thanks to Evolution Bikes in Cupertino!! You guys rock!!
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    Nice, I love white bikes. A red Hope QR Collar would look great. I can't remember if it's a 31.8 or 32 that fits the RFX.

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    Picked up mine the first part of April and love it...

    I built it up different then yours though. Set it up as a FR bike and it works great. Jumps well and feels balanced in the air. Trail rides and climbs good as well. With the coil, it feels like I have bottomless suspension for at least what I am doing right now. A pic of me messing around on my practice ramp for the trails.

    I like yours in white...yep, a 31.8 will do it. Be careful of the bottoming out, your quick release lever might hit the top of your rear linkage. I suggest taking all the air out of your shock to see what might hit, so you know where to face the lever.
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    Ohh very nice, agreed white bikes do look clean!

    If using a Hope, I run em on my babies too, face the QR clamp handle i vert postion same as the seatpost, run the clamp nut end fwd facing the bars, its quicker and easier to adjust like this and you have the Hope label facing th rear and will never hit your rear stays!
    As stated above

    Q: Can I use a quick release seat collar on my Turner frame and
    what size do I get?
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    A: Yes, you can use a quick release seat collar on all Turner's. The seat collar size from the factory is 31.8mm but a Salsa 32mm collar will work as well. We do sell the Hope QR seat collar which we have found to be of the highest quality.FAQs looky here
    Enjoy that puppy,

    Looks like my access has been restored thanks CC

    RnS also another nice RFX, sweet build are you running a Van 36 up front?
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    Nice.. Is that a raw colored frame? It looks sweeet!

    Thanks for the collar size info guys.



    Quote Originally Posted by Ride&Surf
    I built it up different then yours though. Set it up as a FR bike and it works great. Jumps well and feels balanced in the air. Trail rides and climbs good as well. With the coil, it feels like I have bottomless suspension for at least what I am doing right now. A pic of me messing around on my practice ramp for the trails.

    I like yours in white...yep, a 31.8 will do it. Be careful of the bottoming out, your quick release lever might hit the top of your rear linkage. I suggest taking all the air out of your shock to see what might hit, so you know where to face the lever.

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    Very nice. You picked the best color, IMHO.
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    like ta said, any qr, other than a hope, will impact the stays on a med or smaller '07/'08 rfx. run it as he described and life is good. deviate and life begins to suck balls fast.

    man that white is rockin! whats the spec? looks nice, light and fun.
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    Noted on the qr.

    here are the specs, it is basically an X9 build kit with the exception of the headset.

    Frame: 08 Medium RFX
    Fork: TALAS 36 RC2
    Rer Der: SRAM X9 long cage
    Front Der: Shimano M770A (XT)
    Shirfters: SRAM X9 triggers
    Crankset: TruVativ Stylo Team w/ Giga X Drive 22/32/44
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7's w/ 185mm rotors
    Bars: Race Face Atlas low riser
    Stem: Race Face Atlas AM
    Head set Chris King
    Seat Post Thomson
    Saddle WTB Pure V Stealth
    Wheels DT 5.1 rims laced to DT 340 hubs w/DT 14/15 spokes, alloy nipples.



    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    like ta said, any qr, other than a hope, will impact the stays on a med or smaller '07/'08 rfx. run it as he described and life is good. deviate and life begins to suck balls fast.

    man that white is rockin! whats the spec? looks nice, light and fun.

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    Hey Fibb, nice ride!!!

    Evolution should have the hope seat collar in stock for you. If not PM me. I have a black one that I'm not using.

    Now go take that thing to the Demo forest where it belongs!!! Yahoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddubrx
    Noted on the qr.

    here are the specs, it is basically an X9 build kit with the exception of the headset.

    Frame: 08 Medium RFX
    Fork: TALAS 36 RC2
    Rer Der: SRAM X9 long cage
    Front Der: Shimano M770A (XT)
    Shirfters: SRAM X9 triggers
    Crankset: TruVativ Stylo Team w/ Giga X Drive 22/32/44
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7's w/ 185mm rotors
    Bars: Race Face Atlas low riser
    Stem: Race Face Atlas AM
    Head set Chris King
    Seat Post Thomson
    Saddle WTB Pure V Stealth
    Wheels DT 5.1 rims laced to DT 340 hubs w/DT 14/15 spokes, alloy nipples.
    Was this a pre-assmebled bike from a LBS or something that you did yourself?

    It looks awesome, btw!

    -Impalla

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    Thanks!! Bike was built at Evolution Bicycles in Cupertino.

    Quote Originally Posted by Impalla
    Was this a pre-assmebled bike from a LBS or something that you did yourself?

    It looks awesome, btw!

    -Impalla

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddubrx
    Nice.. Is that a raw colored frame? It looks sweeet!

    Thanks for the collar size info guys.
    Yep, 2008 medium raw. Thats funny you mentioned Evolution b/c thats where I got my frame. Nic (great guy, but a Lakers fan, lol) and I discussed the frame many times.He let me pedal his around, which ultimately help me make my decision. Oh yeah and John's two cents helped as well.

    RnS also another nice RFX, sweet build are you running a Van 36 up front?

    Yes, 36 Vanilla RC2 and I love the coil feel. It has saved my arz a couple of times when I have over shot a landing on a couple of different doubles. I had an old Talas and decided it was time to go back to coil. For my needs, coil is the only way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride&Surf
    RnS also another nice RFX, sweet build are you running a Van 36 up front?

    Yes, 36 Vanilla RC2 and I love the coil feel. It has saved my arz a couple of times when I have over shot a landing on a couple of different doubles. I had an old Talas and decided it was time to go back to coil. For my needs, coil is the only way.
    Sweet, sounds like ya got a good LBS there too

    Yeah I hear ya on the coil, Spot down air works well for me, but 160mm up I could never get the balance right on air [talas still scary for me] 08s felt nicer but still only limited for me, I think smaller guy's weight wise it works very well, just the cards ya have when ya certain sizes not all things equal for all people!

    Nice rig anyway's
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    Great looking bike!

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    Just get a gravity dropper and be done with it. I went with a QR for awhile then a GD decender post then a full on GD. Now just waiting for a CB Joplin to come out in a 27.2
    Great looking bike. You're going to love it.
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    White RFXes just look killer. I really like how the frame looks against the new rockers. Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddubrx
    I just picked up my new RFX!! WOOHOO! Here is a pic of it.

    Also does anybody know the size of the seat collar? I want to pick up a quick release one. Thanks!

    Oh forgot to mention this. Special thanks to Evolution Bikes in Cupertino!! You guys rock!!
    Thanks for the shot out...we love building bike's like this and it came out great. Your seat collar is 31.8...I do have red Hope's at the shop as well as bar plugs, and wheel quick releases....although the wheel QR's come in sets and you would only need one.

    Congrats on the bike and let me know if you need anything else.

    Nick
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