* I did say "my", not "the"... At least until DT extracts his finger from his BB and produces the real one. (and the £ claws some back on the $...!)
So a while ago I asked about orange Turners.
Well here it is...
Front triangle stickered and helitaped
The tape is virtually invisible from 6" away.
A reminder of *quite* how chunky the '02 RFX headtube is
The official homer couch shot.
It's lost a bit of weight in the re-spec 34.8lb according to the bathroom scales. Not too bad for a virtually bombproof, fully coil sprung 6&6er.
First ride was pretty good. I've been on my hardtail & SS for the last couple of months, so it took a while to get the feel back again, and I've definitely lost pure strength for hauling the brute about (not helped by going to a trail centre that wasn't really steep enough for a big bike). It did chuck up a couple of teething problems. 1) My headbadge fell off as I dragged the bike out of the car. Must use better silicone! 2) Despite its looks, the I-beam clamp/post arrangement gives zero layback. I'm currently 30mm shorter on reach than my old RF XY/Flite setup, and it made it crippling to ride on the flat. Fortunately Kore seem to do a I-beam post with 25mm of offset in it. 3)The brakes are REDICULOUS. I rode for about 5hrs and never had to do more than breath on the front one. The back alone was like riding into a wall. I might drop a rotor size on the front for trail riding...
Thanks to: My old man for paying for the respray (xmas present), Argos for doing a beautiful job, Greg@Turner for sorting out some replacement rockers (my old ones had stress risers on), and the stickers, and obviously DT for making a bike that still more than holds it own 6+ years on.+
The old spec for reference
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