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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Tscheezy's definitive comprehensive dw-link 5-Spot review

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, I suppose a video must be a million. Enjoy:



    In summation: fun bike.

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    It's carbon dontcha know.
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    Always good to see what you put together, love the spinny head cam shots.

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    Nice vid, I like the helicopter rotor camera mount.

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    wow, that's a really nice video. I like how you keep switching the camera angles.
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    Video taken at 1am as there is always light in the summertime.

    Cool vid.
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    Nice vid, the spinning headcam shots are awesome. I have to get me one of those...

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    Great vid. Thanks for sharing!

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    the refurbished one
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    nice perspectives!
    how do you make these spinning shots?
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    Great stuff, TS. I'd be interested to hear how you felt the bike handle compared to 6pack or Spot though.....apart from 'somewhere in between'........
    'I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like. It's got a basket, a bell that rings, and things to make it look good' - Syd B

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    The consequences of going off trail on the ridge line (at about 2:45) looks pretty nasty.

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    Now we need a picture of all the camera mounts...

    for the behind the scenes video

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    thanks for sharing the stoke - great vid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo_krkk_NIN
    Now we need a picture of all the camera mounts...

    for the behind the scenes video
    +1

    Still trying to figure out how you got a couple of those shots!
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    It looks like poor Barney is still on the 'old'....

    I wonder if it replaces both your Spot and RFX?

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    Brilliant video!!

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    super cool, very well done......thanks

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    Well done. How are the mosquitoes up there?

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    Way cool....

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    Awesome. I could care less about the bike frame. I just want to know more about the video technique.

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    Haha! Nice work man!
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    nice vid!, I love my DW bike....How was the King catch rate this season around Kodiak!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmac
    I wonder if it replaces both your Spot and RFX?
    I sold my RFX, if that is any indication. I built the dw Spot up with the parts from it, so it is a pretty stout build. I still have the Horst Spot for now and may keep it a while. That is still a timeless performer.

    Quote Originally Posted by spadmike
    How are the mosquitoes up there?
    It depends on where you are. There are almost none around town, but you can find spots within a few miles where I would consider them annoying, but still nothing like in the Interior.

    Quote Originally Posted by RipRoar
    How was the King catch rate this season around Kodiak!?
    The Karluk and Ayakulik Chinook runs are pretty much in the toilet, and no one is sure why. ADF&G took eggs from those systems and is establishing a "put and take" sport fishery along the road system which is doing well. They have had a few setbacks the past two summers (warm water and low spawner and egg survival rates) so the number of fish has plateaued, but hopefully they will increase again with better conditions and better luck. I work for Fish and Game and have helped with the Chinook enhancement project. It's cool stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by swan lee
    I'd be interested to hear how you felt the bike handle compared to 6pack or Spot though.....apart from 'somewhere in between'........
    I will post up some real thoughts on this at some point. So far the dw seems to retain the Spot pedigree with a slightly plusher feel when descending (though I also have a 160mm coil on the dw and only a 140mm dual air on the old Spot). Most of the time I don't notice the dw link as doing anything special vis a vis my Horst Spot, though you get the sensation of a rearward axle path when coasting over bumps which is a very nice trait. There are pros and cons though. The dw has less tire clearance. I drop my chain on it pretty often too, presumably because the old chainstay used to minimize chain bounce somewhat and now there is nothing in the way to stop it (I am running the same chain guide on both bikes). The dw standover is better and it seems to take a 160mm fork with no complaints. I don't notice that the bikes pedal that differently to be honest. The dw bobs out of the saddle and doesn't when seated- just like my old bikes, though it may accomplish this with a bit less compression damping. It's the sum of little things, the balance of pluses and minuses, though I don't think it's any huge leap forward: it took an incredible bike and tweaked it in a few ways that some folks may deem important, others less so. The coasting bump absorption is probably my favorite aspect of the dw.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobo_krkk_NIN
    Now we need a picture of all the camera mounts... for the behind the scenes video
    I will put together a pictorial of my camera mounts. I am going to redo my propeller-head mount first though. It's so lame I'm embarrassed to show it.

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    fantastic video! Did you use Garageband to make the music?

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    Sort of. I imported a song with vocals (Free Stress Test by Professor Murder) and chopped out the lyrics portions, and dubbed the instrumentals a bit by cut/paste, etc.

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