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    highline rollin....over everything

    I got the beast done yesterday and took her out for the inagural ride.
    Feel a lot like my RFX, just on steroids. plusher, more forgiving and
    just as good in the air. Still have a bit of work to do on suspension
    tuning the front end. The rear feels pretty damn good already. I have
    a ton of pics and will be doing more rides this week so I'll save the
    full ride report for later. main points are the 888rc2x, dhx-coil,
    500lb spring. fsa platinum dh bb, fsa orbit xl reducer headset. If
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    oooooooooo, nice undercarriage
    Sweet looking ride man!

    What size shock you gonna be runnin?

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    Oh yeah, it's a small frame and I'm 5'7" tall. I've been riding a 16.5 2001 RFX for the past few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    Oh yeah, it's a small frame and I'm 5'7" tall. I've been riding a 16.5 2001 RFX for the past few years.

    Bro that is nice!


    Im 5'7" too, can you shoot me a measurment, basicly just the toptube from center of headtube to the center of the post in a straight line parallel with the ground. Any standover at all?

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    uh oh....here he goes again
    Hope this one will do it for ya Bob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstix
    Bro that is nice!


    Im 5'7" too, can you shoot me a measurment, basicly just the toptube from center of headtube to the center of the post in a straight line parallel with the ground. Any standover at all?

    Thanks, Bob

    The horizontal TT measurement is 22in. Turner web site has it right. The standover at about the midpoint along the top tube is 32in which means my nuts are almost saddlebagging the top tube but not quite. Wheelbase on mine measures 44.5in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    oooooooooo, nice undercarriage
    Sweet looking ride man!

    What size shock you gonna be runnin?

    I really like the dhx-c so far. Don't think I'll change it. I want all the travel I can get.

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    Sweet! that frame sure comes to life built up, didn't like it the look of it as a frame only, but built it makes my list!

    Enjoy, bring on the jump pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    The horizontal TT measurement is 22in. Turner web site has it right. The standover at about the midpoint along the top tube is 32in which means my nuts are almost saddlebagging the top tube but not quite. Wheelbase on mine measures 44.5in.
    Mate, that looks great with a 888 Im loving all the highline pics going around at the moment.

    Why was everyone complaining about the highline having a long wheel base, thats still 0.3" shorter then a small DHR. Why doesn't turner have it listed on the site, is this considered long for a free ride bike???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cave dweller
    Mate, that looks great with a 888 Im loving all the highline pics going around at the moment.

    Why was everyone complaining about the highline having a long wheel base, thats still 0.3" shorter then a small DHR. Why doesn't turner have it listed on the site, is this considered long for a free ride bike???

    Yeah, I'm with you. I measured my 2001 RFX earlier and it measured 44.2. The Highline with the 888 at 44.5 in turns tight and fast. I can't believe the turning radius came out this good and the bike feels nice and nimble considering the travel. I did have a few front wheel washouts yesterday. I think the combo of slack head angle and 20mm shorter stem can account for that. It'll take a little getting used to and then I'll be dialed. I ran it down a major rutty steep section yesterday that always scared me a little on the RFX and I cleaned it first try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    Yeah, I'm with you. I measured my 2001 RFX earlier and it measured 44.2. The Highline with the 888 at 44.5 in turns tight and fast. I can't believe the turning radius came out this good and the bike feels nice and nimble considering the travel. I did have a few front wheel washouts yesterday. I think the combo of slack head angle and 20mm shorter stem can account for that. It'll take a little getting used to and then I'll be dialed. I ran it down a major rutty steep section yesterday that always scared me a little on the RFX and I cleaned it first try.
    If anything the wheel base on the old RFX seems long.

    The more i look at the highline the more i think of it is a do it all bike, a DH bike capable of riding uphills. Starting to think of getting rid of the DHR and getting one of these, they are a full 2 pounds lighter as well.

    Can you do me a favour and measure the distance from the shock pin to under side of top tube, want to see if an avy chubbie would fit in there. Needs to be greater then 2.835inches, will be very tight from the look of it.

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    Another Killer build.

    In that last pic from under the BB.... are you using the ISCG tabs to locate the guide? I found I had to trim a little of the plastic plate to get it to sit over the 3 holes. I had a photo of it, but seem to have misplaced it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oly
    Another Killer build.

    In that last pic from under the BB.... are you using the ISCG tabs to locate the guide? I found I had to trim a little of the plastic plate to get it to sit over the 3 holes. I had a photo of it, but seem to have misplaced it.
    Naw I didn't use the bolts. The bb sandwich always served me well on the RFX and I didn't feel like trimming the plastic just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cave dweller
    If anything the wheel base on the old RFX seems long.

    The more i look at the highline the more i think of it is a do it all bike, a DH bike capable of riding uphills. Starting to think of getting rid of the DHR and getting one of these, they are a full 2 pounds lighter as well.

    Can you do me a favour and measure the distance from the shock pin to under side of top tube, want to see if an avy chubbie would fit in there. Needs to be greater then 2.835inches, will be very tight from the look of it.

    Thanks
    I thought about getting a DHR but I a lot of the rides where I need this much travel are not shuttleable. I need to climb so this seemed perfect. I am racing it in dh this season anyway. I know the DHR would be better for racing but I already have too many bikes. I'll try to get that measurement for you.

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    cool, a normal highline .
    keeping the RFX?

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    [QUOTE=airwreck]cool, a normal highline .
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    Yea, the wolves in the dh forum at ridemonkey probably won't have any smack-talk about Shanedawg's highline. Oly, did you post a pic of it over there yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    I need to climb so this seemed perfect. I am racing it in dh this season anyway.
    Would you race DH with that dual ring setup, or switch to a single, larger ring for races?
    ''It seems like a bit of a trend, everyone trying to make things longer over the last couple of years" Sam Hill

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    I can't wait to get my hands on my Highline!!!! It sucks being broke... It'll take me so long to buy all the parts to build the bike up once I get the frame I'll probably be riding the last one made this year!
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    Yeah I'm keeping the rfx for now. The highline is only a pound heavier so I might be able to get away with riding it everywhere I rode the rfx but I think the fork is gonna kill me on long climbs. More likey is that I'll lighten the rfx and keep it.

    Yes I'll race with the DRS. It's got a 22-36 on the front right now. Can't see needing a bigger chainring as I'm on the brakes too much and not actually pedaling much when speeds get over 20mph.

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    [QUOTE=Renegade]
    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    cool, a normal highline .
    QUOTE]

    Yea, the wolves in the dh forum at ridemonkey probably won't have any smack-talk about Shanedawg's highline. Oly, did you post a pic of it over there yet?

    They might still have issue with the wheels, they're meciless over there for sure. The wheels on there now are borrowed from a friend. I am gonna be putting hadleys and 729's on it when they come in and I get them built up.

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    Shanedawg, as badass looking as your highline is, I can't imagine how doubly badass lookin it would be if it was that same screamin yellow color your RFX is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Shanedawg, as badass looking as your highline is, I can't imagine how doubly badass lookin it would be if it was that same screamin yellow color your RFX is.


    And here you were complaining about oly posting airwrecks highline!

    Joking, nice looking bike. I reckon the highline in orange would look sweet, and you don't even need to get the old paint stripped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    Yes I'll race with the DRS. It's got a 22-36 on the front right now. Can't see needing a bigger chainring as I'm on the brakes too much and not actually pedaling much when speeds get over 20mph.
    Shane, how does the shifting work from the 22 to 36 up front?

    That's the combo I'm going to be running up front and I'm wondering if I might need a 24T since the general rule is a 12T step between chainrings. Realistically, I'll only drop it to granny for climbs and leave it in middle for most other stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    The horizontal TT measurement is 22in. Turner web site has it right. The standover at about the midpoint along the top tube is 32in which means my nuts are almost saddlebagging the top tube but not quite. Wheelbase on mine measures 44.5in.
    Strange that your wheelbase measures 44.5in., the WB measurement for the small HL was 45.4in. on the Turner website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Shane, how does the shifting work from the 22 to 36 up front?

    That's the combo I'm going to be running up front and I'm wondering if I might need a 24T since the general rule is a 12T step between chainrings. Realistically, I'll only drop it to granny for climbs and leave it in middle for most other stuff.

    Cheers,
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    I was worried about it but so far it seems very good. Only one ride on it so far but as I was out riding I totally forgot what a mishmash ghetto setup I was riding on. I'm running a sram 990 chain with the bulged side plates, truvativ alloy inner ring for now with a shimano 36t LX steel chainring. All drivetrain parts are brand new. I can't believe it shifts at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    Strange that your wheelbase measures 44.5in., the WB measurement for the small HL was 45.4in. on the Turner website.
    I thought it was strange too. I measured twice. Turner has taken the wheelbase measurement off the site. Maybe the one they had listed was wrong.

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    [QUOTE=Renegade]
    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    cool, a normal highline .
    QUOTE]

    Yea, the wolves in the dh forum at ridemonkey probably won't have any smack-talk about Shanedawg's highline. Oly, did you post a pic of it over there yet?
    Nope, wouldnt want to disrespect.... or give you anything more to worry about.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cave dweller

    And here you were complaining about oly posting airwrecks highline!

    haha... Owned.

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    Nope, not owned. I post pics of Shanedawgs RFX here in the turner forum all the time! And he's okay with it.
    Reversed owned!
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    haha, regardless its a nice bike.... someone should post it on RM.... any publicity is good right?

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    Damn that yellow bike is sweet!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cave dweller
    If anything the wheel base on the old RFX seems long.

    The more i look at the highline the more i think of it is a do it all bike, a DH bike capable of riding uphills. Starting to think of getting rid of the DHR and getting one of these, they are a full 2 pounds lighter as well.

    Can you do me a favour and measure the distance from the shock pin to under side of top tube, want to see if an avy chubbie would fit in there. Needs to be greater then 2.835inches, will be very tight from the look of it.

    Thanks
    From center of shock bolt to underside of tt is 2.75. I think you are outta luck dude. On the bright side the dhx is always getting great reviews and feels really nice so far and I'm coming from a pushed rc on the rfx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oly
    haha, regardless its a nice bike.... someone should post it on RM.... any publicity is good right?

    I'm gonna go catch some more air time tomorrow after work. Let me get some of those pics to go with it, then you should post then together. They all think we are posuers over there so I'd better get a pic with me at least 2.2ft off the ground ( that is the minimum to break the posuer ceiling right? otherwise I'm in trouble).

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    From center of shock bolt to underside of tt is 2.75. I think you are outta luck dude. On the bright side the dhx is always getting great reviews and feels really nice so far and I'm coming from a pushed rc on the rfx.
    Thanks for that mate.

    I would still run an avy, would just need the remote res version. I have used avy shocks for the last 3 1/2 years and love them, so reliable and you can rebuild them easiliy enough yourself when it needs its yearly service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    From center of shock bolt to underside of tt is 2.75. I think you are outta luck dude. On the bright side the dhx is always getting great reviews and feels really nice so far and I'm coming from a pushed rc on the rfx.
    Could the shock be reversed? ie mounted with reservoir facing down and at the swingarm end?
    Devinci Ollie frames have it mounted that way, not sure if the canister would clear the dt on full compression though.


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    Beautiful bike! Looks to be stable as hell for everything pointing down or for skying over jumps (I think Napoleon Dynamite states that 3 feet of air is what is required for rad jumps). Any idea how much that bad boy weighs?

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    It's sitting at 41lbs right now with the wheels being a little on the light side and the tires being on the heavy side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    I'm gonna go catch some more air time tomorrow after work. Let me get some of those pics to go with it, then you should post then together. They all think we are posuers over there so I'd better get a pic with me at least 2.2ft off the ground ( that is the minimum to break the posuer ceiling right? otherwise I'm in trouble).
    Was that a typo you p*ssy?!? Didn't you mean 12.2ft studboy? Haha! Just giving you crap dawg...I know you boost. Screw those racer Johhnies over at RM. So anymore luck figuring out the setup for that 888?

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    I'm sorry Shanedawg, but we now have evidence. You have lost your poseur status.

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    Oh wait, is this the 2.2ft you were talking about? Hehe...sorry man I didn't mean to derail your thread. Now I just need to figure out how to get that frame grab from A-Line and your "poser" status will forever be negated. Rock on! \^^/ \^^/


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    extracted from low light video but it's the best I got right now. 12-13ish ft double with a big mud puddle thrown in the middle for extra fun.
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    got a few more stills showing me in the air. I am really suprised at how comfortable I feel on this bike soo quickly. I was throwing little x-ups and small tailwhips my second ride out. The rear end of the bike is very flickable and you can really feel how well the mass is centered in the frame. I am starting to really like the bike. Props to DT and gang. I talked to Greg on the phone yesterday and he gave me some recommendations on the bottom out and boost valve pressure for the dhx and his recommendations felt great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    extracted from low light video but it's the best I got right now. 12-13ish ft double with a big mud puddle thrown in the middle for extra fun.


    Sick dawg!! Looking good! Is that the transmission jump? Looks so much bigger than it feels.

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    yes, air!
    Haven't been able to hit our best jumps lately because of rain, I'm jonesin'.
    Agree that it feels great in the air, don't know why exactly but more flickable than the old rfx. Mostly I've been bombing downhills and the bike is a rocket .

    Wanted to ask your weight and how the 500lb spring is working for you, and maybe you could pass on your BO and PP settings also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    yes, air!
    Haven't been able to hit our best jumps lately because of rain, I'm jonesin'.
    Agree that it feels great in the air, don't know why exactly but more flickable than the old rfx. Mostly I've been bombing downhills and the bike is a rocket .

    Wanted to ask your weight and how the 500lb spring is working for you, and maybe you could pass on your BO and PP settings also.

    I'm 200lbs dry right now. IN those jump pics I'm wearing FULL body armor. Even chest so I must be around 215-200 with all that ****e and the camelbak. I have about 130psi in the boost valve, with the BO knob showing around 1-1/2-2 lines I think. I haven't written it down yet cause I'm still working on the final settings. The ProPedal is turned all the way out right now. When I take the bike on a ride where I have to climb it I will turn it in some. The rear end was bottoming on a stair drop I did the other day and that's why I called Turner. My RFX would not have bottomed on the stair drop I did so I knew I needed some adjustments.

    Speaking of climbing, one thing that's got me freakin is the seat post extension for climbing. It's stickin out for days. The top tube meets the seat tube sooo low. I'll figure it out and measure it. Then I'll call turner to see what they think. I'm only 5'7" and my legs aren't that long so I'm sure it will be fine but it looks trippy on a freeride bike.

    And yes I would agree that the highline feels even more flickable than my RFX. That is a big suprise. I expected it to haul ass down bumpy terrain better than the rfx. I did not expect this bike to jump better than the RFX and yet it does!! SWEEET

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