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    Blue is the new Gold

    BEHOLD! The 2010 DW RFX! Orrrrrr.... as close as any of us will ever get to one.



    Fully custom top to bottom, lots of high tech prototype stuff that you guys wouldn't really understand. You know how we do...



    Coil Lyric U-Turn, StanFlows rollin' on EYE9's, blah, blah, blah.



    Yer ma boy Blue!



    Now if somebody could tell me who bought all the Avid 185 post mount adapters in the greater Los Angeles area, I could actually ride this hooker.

    Total build: 26.12 lbs.

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    pimpin

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    White Gold would want a scale photo confirmation, espec if Blue Steel is a Large..

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead
    White Gold would want a scale photo confirmation, espec if Blue Steel is a Large..
    Custom Blue Steel links are 1.02 lbs lighter than aluminum links. Each.

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    you just need a coil in the back and you're all set to start looking for a pair of balls to ride that thing like is supposed to ;-)
    Nice built.... would love a Lyric

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    ...and i thought we were gonna see MAGNUM.

    I guess you gotta tame the beast before you let it out of its cage...

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    Eskar = fail for pseudo gnar-rad ripper

    Please tell me those are Push 6.3" rockers in rad-gnar blue...

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    Sweet bike DB .... go ride, report back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms
    Total build: 26.12 lbs.
    26 pounds with a Lyric coil? How is my non-DW Spot over 4 pounds heavier with a air Pike?

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    I like your cable setup. Especially for the KS seatpost. I also built up an RFX-y spot yesterday and we sctratched our head how to set up the seatpost cable. 5" seatpost travel means a lot of loose cable. 26.12lbs though? using helium in the tires?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms
    Custom Blue Steel links are 1.02 lbs lighter than aluminum links. Each.
    Oh, I thought the links were custom Unobtainium and that Blue Steel was a potential DWL persona.

    Nice lookin horse BTW.
    Last edited by moosehead; 03-18-2010 at 11:09 PM.

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    Sweet ride - but 26 and change with a 7 pound frame, a 5 pound fork and that post?
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    Blue Blingidy!

    Is that an XL sized frame?

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    Sick!!! Nicely done

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    Moisture is the essence of wettness, and wettness is the essence of beauty. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Chris
    Sweet ride - but 26 and change with a 7 pound frame, a 5 pound fork and that post?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    26 pounds with a Lyric coil? How is my non-DW Spot over 4 pounds heavier with a air Pike?
    I find that had to believe as well. It looks nice, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms

    Now if somebody could tell me who bought all the Avid 185 post mount adapters in the greater Los Angeles area, I could actually ride this hooker.
    I have a couple extra Avid 185 post mount adapters. Need one?

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    I think the bike is beautiful but I have to admit, the 26lbs and change number throws me. Being an avowed WW with my Sultan I know what it takes to get to that weight and you definitely aren't there. If the custom rockers weigh that much less...I want some. In gold. Proof of scale pics please. Like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1soulrider
    I have a couple extra Avid 185 post mount adapters. Need one?
    Hell to the YES. PM incoming.

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    Very nice DB. I have the Fox Vanilla on my DW Spot and it doesn't match the plushness of the rear. Let us know how the Lyric works out for you particularly in the fast rocky stuff. Ride on Blue.

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    bling bling, great build.

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    Noticed your frame has an added bracket welded on the bottom of the seat tube by the zerk fitting. Did you have to send it back for the brace to be added? I have seen in another thread new red frame that has a brace welded in the same spot but it is solid. I noticed yours is open. I have been watching mine for breakage hoping it does not fail.
    On another note...you gotta show pics of the scale. I have a medium and it is built similar at 29.12 lbs...thanks for any help on the welded brace issue- nice build...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgeniec
    Noticed your frame has an added bracket welded on the bottom of the seat tube by the zerk fitting. Did you have to send it back for the brace to be added? I have seen in another thread new red frame that has a brace welded in the same spot but it is solid. I noticed yours is open. I have been watching mine for breakage hoping it does not fail.
    On another note...you gotta show pics of the scale. I have a medium and it is built similar at 29.12 lbs...thanks for any help on the welded brace issue- nice build...
    I think Is a 2010 model... matching rear triangle and that weld

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    take a look at this red one down at the bottom of the shock. the brace is solid. maybe they are different because of frame size? the red looks smaller than the grey bike.
    5 Spot Inna House!

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    ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. it's a 2012 model; that's why it weighs three pounds less than it could possibly weigh.
    Sorry DB, I think you need to get your scale calibrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgeniec
    take a look at this red one down at the bottom of the shock. the brace is solid. maybe they are different because of frame size? the red looks smaller than the grey bike.
    5 Spot Inna House!
    My frame is a stock 2010 XL, no mods.

    I like to lie about build weights because it frustrates people. I haven't weighed this bike and probably never will. However, it feels pretty light all things considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms
    My frame is a stock 2010 XL, no mods.

    I like to lie about build weights because it frustrates people. I haven't weighed this bike and probably never will. However, it feels pretty light all things considered.
    GCBY, was waiting for this response, should have let it go another few days for the comedy.

    Mine weighs 32 1/2lbs, a pig she is, a really fast pig. Nice bike, should invest in a back up MX coil, just for fun

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    That's purdy


    Now it looks like a giant
    STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms
    My frame is a stock 2010 XL, no mods.

    I like to lie about build weights because it frustrates people. I haven't weighed this bike and probably never will. However, it feels pretty light all things considered.
    I did like the two decimal points of precision; it added an aura of veracity.

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    Took this sled out for the shake down ride(courtesy of 1soul). Rustic Loop including the Royal J, 25 mile loop from my garage door. A couple observations:

    1. This bike rides straight.

    2. Why not a 1-piece upper linkage design for DW Turners? If it's good enough for Brian Lopes and Ibis, why not Turner? By my calculation, a 1 piece design would be 29.45% stiffer than the current iteration.

    3. Rock Shox forks have a break-in period. Having ridden Push'd products for so damn long, I had forgotten that some suspension products actually need to break-in. While not outrageously dull, this new Lyrik has aways to go before flowing like the rear of this bike.

    4. These StanFlow rims are nice. After riding on DT 4.1's for the last 3 years, mounting the same tire on the Flow visibly increased the profile and noticeably negated tire roll. Much smoother leaning the tire into turns.

    That's all for now.

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    Nice! I love the blue. What is the biggest difference between that and a spot? They look so similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spadmike
    Nice! I love the blue. What is the biggest difference between that and a spot? They look so similar?
    The Spot is much more gnar - especially with a 36. His RFX is an XC machine as he likes to ride the double-track with the leg shavers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms
    My frame is a stock 2010 XL, no mods.

    I like to lie about build weights because it frustrates people. I haven't weighed this bike and probably never will. However, it feels pretty light all things considered.

    Hey nice bike....enjoy.
    Debating sizing options and wondering how tall are you?
    Thanks

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    Nice Spot!!

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    So how did you get the links anodized? For me, the thought of the tolerances came up if they were stripped (and re-ano'd).

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    to anodize them in any color you want you do not have to strip them.
    you can just use the black ones.
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    The old ano has to be stripped first.

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    I was riding my Burner with a guy on his girlfriend's hardtail (don't ask). We got to talking about bike weights. I knew what mine weighed, I asked him what did "his" weigh. "Oh, about 16 lbs" he said (not lying, he just picked it up and guessed). I had my digital scale the next time we rode...my Burner, 27 lbs, his hardtail...28 lbs.

    What I'm saying is I have no doubt that DB's ride weighs.............
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    You're right; I think Dusty's scale might be reading a bit high. Time to aggregate and crucify the homer way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glitz
    The old ano has to be stripped first.
    sorry, that is not right. why should you do that?

    some examples of a local anodizer.





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    I'm not saying it can't be done, I'm saying it needs to be stripped. I've anodized at home and was never able to reanodize something without stripping it. Even non-ano'd aluminum needed to be etched prior to being anodized.

    http://www.docsmachine.com/tech/anod.html

    When a piece is reanodized, like after its been milled and you are having it recolored, or youre changing the dull factory black for a cool splash, the original layer of anodizing must be completely removed down the the unoxidized layer of aluminum beneath.

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