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    Old RFX reborn, again...

    I could not find a 160mm bike out there that fits me and rides as well as the RFX. So she got some new parts... Right at or slightly below 28 lbs with 2.4 Hans Dampf and Nobby Nics. There are carbon bikes out there with less travel and similar components that weight more.
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    It's carbon dontcha know.
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    That looks
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Nice bike! Awesome build.

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    Nice build and respectable weight! The color is unique. One of a kind and the perfect bike for Idaho's ups and downs.

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    Wow!

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    Nice!!!
    Like to see a RFX getting some TLC!

    Carbon what is that?

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    That really looks good, Gary! Here's mine in the trees above town (Boise)...
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    Long live the RFX! Very nice bikes fellas, especially that first one.

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    looks purty! I just adopted airwreck's rfx as it was sitting neglected in the garage now that he's on the burner. It's getting resurrected also with my parts, getting a sangria red paint job now and maybe a pushed shock in the future. (My mother's day gift to myself) Funny I was considering that same blue, but my friend has a juliana that color and we'd look like twins.

    ps what dropper post is on there, and do you like it? i think limited selections with 27.2

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    FAP FAP FAP FAP! Long live the RFX!! Sweet build!!

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    Nice! Awesome build bro!
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    Beautiful! I miss my RFX....now even more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jewels View Post
    looks purty! I just adopted airwreck's rfx as it was sitting neglected in the garage now that he's on the burner. It's getting resurrected also with my parts, getting a sangria red paint job now and maybe a pushed shock in the future. (My mother's day gift to myself) Funny I was considering that same blue, but my friend has a juliana that color and we'd look like twins.

    ps what dropper post is on there, and do you like it? i think limited selections with 27.2
    The seatpost is an AMP (no longer made). It still works well but a bit loose although you can't feel it while actually riding the bike. I think KS Lev makes a dropper in 27.2 and Thomson is reportedly working on one as well due to be shown later this year (no idea of production date).
    The XX1 is a good fit (quiet and shifts well). Matching Enve stickers (same Johnny Blue as the frame) are on the way. The bike doesn't have many miles since the Turner repaint and rebuild last year so it feels brand new and with the lighter wheelset, it feels almost like an XC bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nels View Post
    That really looks good, Gary! Here's mine in the trees above town (Boise)...
    How are the Eastside trails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho View Post
    How are the Eastside trails?
    All clear and good to go!
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    Old RFX reborn, again...

    That bike just looks right, you just helped to answer a situation I am in with my Terremoto and a bad case of unnecessary "new bike-itis"...


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    Nice set up!

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    A w e s o m e

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    Very nice. Really impressed with the weight.

    Aren't you the one that bought my Haven bar and stem when I was parting out my 5 Spot?
    If so, glad they found a new home on such a cool Turner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Very nice. Really impressed with the weight.

    Aren't you the one that bought my Haven bar and stem when I was parting out my 5 Spot?
    If so, glad they found a new home on such a cool Turner.
    Yeah dude... That's your stem and handlebar. They were a perfect fit for the RFX.

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    Looks FN SWEET! I just updated my RFX this spring too but there's no way its under 30lb. I get the bikitis just aweful sometimes but no test ride, carbon or otherwise, has ever made me loose faith in the RFX. Its so good at everything!

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    Old RFX reborn, again...

    Beautiful!
    I like the polished rockers matching perfectly with the cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho View Post
    I could not find a 160mm bike out there that fits me and rides as well as the RFX. So she got some new parts... Right at or slightly below 28 lbs with 2.4 Hans Dampf and Nobby Nics. There are carbon bikes out there with less travel and similar components that weight more.
    One of the best bikes ever made, well done dude, sweet ride, great to see someone put the effort into a worthy specc.

    The RFX with 5Spot seat stays was and still is one of the best handling bikes Ive ever ridden, maybe a CCDB air on that pup and it would be done.

    I wish it had had a 1.5" head tube, then it would still be better & current than most 6" bikes out there.

    That bike was so versatile with suspension updates it keeps it current, sure dwl might pedal uphill better, but they're are many single pivots that still kill it in Enduro, few have the balance of an RFX.

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    Old RFX reborn, again...

    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho View Post
    Right at or slightly below 28 lbs with 2.4 Hans Dampf and Nobby Nics.
    Is that NN a 2.4 as well?




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    oh, a chance to post my RFX too, awesome bikes for sure!!

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    Master of Nothing, but dammit if I don't try..............

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