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    Spring.....A time for rebirth

    Spring thaw & no new snow = Bike Mode

    5 new additions to my Pack. Care to venture a guess what they are?
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    How does the Rocco ride after Darren's mods? Care to update your initial review?

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    Pushed Pike?

    Is that a Push decal on that fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalEpic
    Is that a Push decal on that fork?

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    yes indeed.

    But the Pike's been PUSH'd since last summer so that doesn't count.
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    Since it is as heavy as it is, and it will have similar parts for the Push upgrade (Rocco and DHX), why would someone pick a Push'd Rocco over a Push'd DHX? Hypothetically speaking that is - as I just don't see a reason to get the Rocco. What am I missing?



    Edit: is Francis ever going to fix the out of sequence posting? It grows very tiresome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy
    How does the Rocco ride after Darren's mods? Care to update your initial review?
    Rocco is still bone-stock. I have 3 rides on it now and my aforementioned opinions still hold. Nice shock. Smoother than a stock DHX but pales in comparison to a PUSH'd DHX. But it's easier to bottom than a stock DHX & is relatively heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy
    Since it is as heavy as it is, and it will have similar parts for the Push upgrade (Rocco and DHX), why would someone pick a Push'd Rocco over a Push'd DHX? Hypothetically speaking that is - as I just don't see a reason to get the Rocco. What am I missing?
    The PUSH DHX kit is fantastic. I think people will be very pleased when it's released (and my sources tell me it'll be any day now).

    I haven't ridden a PUSH'd Rocco so I can't comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    New tires.
    Yup. Big Betty 2.4 in the front. Nobby Nic 2.25 in the rear. Thus far I'm impressed
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    GD post.
    Si senor. Today was the maiden voyage
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    Well, we can rule out a proper A-C fork
    Nothing else out there that's grabbing me in the fork world aside from the full on 66 coil but it's too heavy for my tastes and I like travel adjust. The light/SL doesn't do it for me. Still holding out for the RS 35 (although I reserve the right to change my mind at any time)
    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Faux carbon cable rub patch (Davide would be proud!)
    Ack !!!!! The shame. Thankfully I haven't stooped that low although I do have the carbon headset spacers courtsey of Mr. Mettler. Almost saves a gram over the alloy version
    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Did you have that Ventana high stack crown for a while?
    Very well done. Thought that one would give the Homers fits. Picked up the 7mm Ventana CK crown race a little while back but didn't have much time on it until recently. Slackens the HA another half degree or so which helps.
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    Well, we can rule out a proper A-C fork.

    Did you have that Ventana high stack crown for a while? GD post. Faux carbon cable rub patch (Davide would be proud!). New tires. New chain lube?
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    push'd pike

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    yes indeed.

    But the Pike's been PUSH'd since last summer so that doesn't count.
    Nice! Gotta love the white! How does the pike compare to the stock pike? Is it worth the upgrade?
    It's all cycle-logical to me.

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    #1 Gravity dropper
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    #4 Set of new wheel's maybe?
    #5 The Rocco

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    Rocco
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Spring thaw & no new snow = Bike Mode

    5 new additions to my Pack. Care to venture a guess what they are?
    Rocco
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    Wheels
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    Ventana 7mm Crownrace-spacer
    seatpost clamp
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    Is your GD at full extension in the picture?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Still holding out for the Fox 35 (although I reserve the right to change my mind at any time)
    Picked up the 7mm Ventana CK crown race a little while back but didn't have much time on it until recently. Slackens the HA another half degree or so which helps.
    I am planning on picking a GD up soon, I'm just hoping I can get the seat low enough with it.

    Also, did you mean RS 35 or is Fox coming out with a new fork?

    Does your Pike with 7mm race get you a 68 deg HA with the Pack? I am wanting to replace my AM1 with a Pike 454 or RS 35, but I am leaning towards the pike cause of the weight.
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    Yes. The GD is at full extension. It's a 375mm multiposition.

    I meant to say RS 35. Thanks. It's been corrected.

    I haven't measured the HA with the new spacer but it should be at 68 or touch below. It sat at 68.5 with the standard CK crown.
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    What's that thing weigh now, 40lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    seatpost clamp
    Good eyes Ramon. I hadn't even thought of that. Yes, I ditched my Salsa QR for bolt-thru clamp. No need for a QR with the Dropper.
    Wheels are not recently new. Larry laced my CK hubs to DT 5.1s last fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND
    What's that thing weigh now, 40lbs?
    If you need to taunt me then please do so via IM



    I think it weighs about as much as your Nomad but I don't have the 6.1 rims or the Boxxer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimai
    Nice! Gotta love the white! How does the pike compare to the stock pike? Is it worth the upgrade?
    It's betterer

    Mine's an early PUSH proto. Rock Shox mods have come a long ways since The Darren did mine. Bribing him with cheap beer doesn't seem to be working as well as it once did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    Hmmm! So what am I missing?

    PUSH Maxle, maybe?
    Everything's been spotted

    Schwalbe Big Betty Gooey 2.4 front
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 triple tread compound rear
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    Rocco
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Good eyes Ramon. I hadn't even thought of that. Yes, I ditched my Salsa QR for bolt-thru clamp. No need for a QR with the Dropper.
    Wheels are not recently new. Larry laced my CK hubs to DT 5.1s last fall.
    Hmmm! So what am I missing?

    PUSH Maxle,

    Ti bolt kit,

    or XO trigger shifters?
    Last edited by SCUBAPRO; 03-04-2006 at 07:06 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Bribing him with cheap beer doesn't seem to be working as well as it once did.
    Try cheaperer beer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Try cheaperer beer?
    LOL. Where does one go from Corona Light which is Derwood's beer of choice.

    During my schooling years in Ann Arbor we were able to get kegs of Red, White & Blue beer for $25. The good old days.
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    PUSH Maxle,
    For Squeak? No Chance.

    Where does one go from Corona Light which is Derwood's beer of choice
    Here we go with the Corona Light....you and Scuba must IM each other with glee over that one. For a recap, Corona (not light) = Wife, Derwood = Bud (the King)....and last time I checked you were getting scolded by your wife to stop drinking my Bud so that you could drive home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND
    For Squeak? No Chance.
    Are you my new personal cyber stalker?
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