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    Evil Imperial SL

    Does anyone know what is entailed in getting my hands on one of these frames?
    I've written Evil but no reply, and all the retailers don't have answers either.
    Also are they as good as they look?
    I've got a picture of one in my office. The thought of one these built up SS with a good fork and only a rear disc, god.
    I am going to get a new frame soon and spend the winter building it up. At that rate i think i can afford the slow hemorrhage of money.
    What would be the pimp 140mm fork for this. mostly for urban droppery, grinding, wheelies for the ladies, etc?

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    I think E13 components is associated with Evil bikes. Why not contact E13... http://www.e13components.com/contact.html

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    I love that frame by itself but I don't think they look as cool once built.
    Personally I'd save the trouble and get a MOB or something else steel.

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    Get a nemesis, I can't wait to get mine :P www.nemesisproject.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    Get a nemesis, I can't wait to get mine :P www.nemesisproject.com

    snaky69, I'm just curious if you've even ridden any one of the nemesis models yet? you are very quick to recommend.... I've never even seen one in person...
    Schralp it Heavy.

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    They geometry fits my bill perfectly, I love the way my 416 rides. Nemesis simply has even shorter stays(Which is always nice), and a very similar geometry. So it can only ride better than my own bike IMO.

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    That MOB does look pretty dope.
    Short chainstays, sliding drop-outs (with floating caliper mount), no canti bosses, heavy duty enough to last a very long time, works with a 140mm fork, and nice on the eyes. For some reason I like the "industrial shelving" feel of a heavily built aluminum frame.
    It just seems like the imperial SL is the beast of choice, but the only review I can find of the SL is bearly legible.
    Dunno why, but i find the Banshee a dog to look at.

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    aren't the SL's really expensive? They look sweet, though . . .
    I'm out of things to say . . .

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    Yes the Evil's are worth it. If I'm not mistaken, Evil is backordered on IMPs (maybe not SLs?)

    I rode two last friday night and was just so pleased.
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    I'd buy one for sure . . .
    If I had the money. The DOC's a pretty good buy though . . .
    I'm out of things to say . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyharry
    I'd buy one for sure . . .
    If I had the money. The DOC's a pretty good buy though . . .
    I was told that the Imps were on the backburner because of the DOC and Soverigns.

    Good company with great bikes for sure.

    Also got a peek at the new Sinister flully suspended rig....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pontoon
    ...Dunno why, but i find the Banshee a dog to look at.
    The scratch or the morphine?? I have both and they are both awesome. The scratch will look really mint with a short for and 24's. Plus you can set either up for hardcore street to more freeride oriented. They both have nice warrenties. What about a Dobermann? Since you were looking into a Imperial SL which is high price, dobermann has a killer hardcore MBF that looks so sick. Check em out

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    Seriously: Don't spend all your effort trying bug Evil to get you an SL when there are better priced frames out there that don't neccescarily look as good but ride as good or possibly better. If SL's were easy to get, it would be a different story. I'm not taking back what I said about "I'd get one for sure," but at that price and limited availability . . .

    Try a Nicolai 2MXTB. They look JUST like SL's, and aren't limited availibility. They're basically the same frame, meant for the same kind of fork, etc. Roughly the same price as well. And they come as approx. as many different colors as paints at home depot.

    http://www.nicolai.net/
    I'm out of things to say . . .

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    It's the Morphine that I, for some reason, don't like the looks of. Speaking only of looks of course, never ridden one.
    I can't figure out how much these dobermans cost.
    A Molosse in "RawClear", 26"/26" SS. Yes that would be a georgous bike.
    Anyone here ride a Dobermann?

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    You're not the only one who thinks the morphines looks bad. . .

    It does look like a nice ride though . . .

    Still ugly.
    I'm out of things to say . . .

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    I'm not a fan of the overbuilt morphine either.... but then again, that's the exact same thing I think about the Imperial.
    Another choice (although I'm not sure about availability in NA) is the DunCon (DC) Cock. Has the same dual toptube look.
    Schralp it Heavy.

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