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    303wc first ride/last ride

    Finally got my new 303wc built up. Had a one day window to get a ride on her.

    Summary is simples; stunning.

    Loving the rear suspension design. Geometry is dialled, feels really agile and a great bike if you're an active rider who likes to do things on the bike, use body position & handling, and not just "ride along". A really "fun" DH bike. Corners like it's on rails, gobbles up small chatter and destroys terrain. Feels like it is floating over rough stuff. Point & shoot, destroy everything in it's path. Grip and traction is insane.

    Absolutely loving it. Grinning all the way down the trail. Bring on 2014.

    Built up with a Havoc wheelset, 40 Float, Saint stuff, Formula RO's, XO etc. Under 38 lbs.

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    303wc first ride/last ride

    Absolutely *****in' ride!


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    Sic... Liking all the attention to detail

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    Good to see a gravity post in here. Dang that thing is sick. Been thinking about one since they released them... this doesn't help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Good to see a gravity post in here. Dang that thing is sick. Been thinking about one since they released them... this doesn't help.
    Yep DH sales must be like hens teeth these days.
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    I'd love a 303, but I can't justify the cost. The only time I could use it is the 4-5 times a year I go to the bike park. My ASR-7 does just fine there too.

    Sick bike though. Very jealous.

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    Awesome looking bike

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    First ride of 2014

    303wc in the forest

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    Can you compare the 303 to any other bikes? I'm seriously torn between the demo 8 and the yeti. It's hard to find a place to demo them in the Bay Area.

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    Hmm. I'm no pro so I'll do my best.

    I came off a medium Makulu to a large 303, so comparing single pivot like for like, almost.

    The handling on the 303 is beautiful - so natural and well balanced. All the numbers jive together really well. The front end is super planted at high speed. Turning in it holds traction really well.

    The back end is the real piece of work. That vertical rail seems to handle all the small and medium stuff really well. I don't notice anywhere near as much noise coming through the system compared to my old bike. I ran a few small to medium rock lines with various undulations, where you can open the bike up and I am convinced I went through th faster than on my old bike. No fuss, just acceleration. I'm sure this will give me a slight edge in speed and smoothness when things get nasty at high speed.

    I haven't really had time to set things up yet.

    Quality, finish etc are all first class. In the flesh it's a beauty.

    I can really only describe the "feel" of the bike after a few runs. Very impressed with it so far. Very comfortable, familiar well balanced feel. No fuss. Zero. Hoping for a few years use from her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnarbar View Post
    Hmm. I'm no pro so I'll do my best.

    I came off a medium Makulu to a large 393, so comparing single pivot like for like, almost.

    The handling on the 303 is beautiful - so natural and well balanced. All the numbers jive together really well. The front end is super planted at high speed. Turning in it holds traction really well.

    The back end is the real piece of work. That vertical rail seems to handle all the small and medium stuff really well. I don't notice anywhere best as much noise coming through the system compared to my old bike. I ran a few small to medium rock lines with various undulations, where you can open the bike up and I am convinced I went through th faster than on my old bike. No fuss, just acceleration. I'm sure this will give me a slight edge in speed and smoothness when things get nasty at high speed.

    I haven't really had time to set things up yet.

    Quality, finish etc are all first class. In the flesh it's a beauty.

    I can really only describe the "feel" of the bike after a few runs. Very impressed with it so far. Very comfortable, familiar well balanced feel. No fuss. Zero. Hoping for a few years use from her.
    How does it feel on the big hits?

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    Big? I don't do "big " just DH stuff.

    All I know so far is it is really supple and planted on mid size landings at high speed. Zero fuss. That's without any suspension tweaking.
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    I just watched an old Aaron Gwin video from his yeti days. Im pretty confident it can handle big. Thanks for the feedback

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