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    Behemoth Love. I get it.

    I had the opportunity to ride a Lenz Behemoth this past weekend at GnomeFest up here is 'sconni-land.

    This is really the first FS bike I've ever ridden. I don't think that the Crapendale DeltaV 2000 really counted as a FS 'design'. This bike just felt awesome right out of the gate. Fit super well. It put me in a really nice, neutral position for riding.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3922262897/" title="DSC_0096-1 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3434/3922262897_317a2db2d7_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="DSC_0096-1" /></a>

    The 20mm fork was awesome too. I have a standard QR version of the Minute that I like, but can feel flex under me. I got none of that feeling out of this fork. The rear worked really well. I was never able to really tell if it was working or not. Well, except for the fact that the ride was smoother. Climbing was never an issue. I didn't feel any kind of bob or inchworming effect. I never had to worry about getting the bike through a tight bit of trail, or making quick line adjustments. It just happened. Ramping up the speed, and hitting the trail as fast as I could was met with enthusiasm too.

    While the 5" of travel was nice, I certainly don't thing I need THAT much cush. Now I'm thinking pretty hard that a Milk Money would be an awesome thing to have. I'm more partial to SS anyways, but do have an Alfine set up that would be fun to put a bike like that for the occaisional hill country trip....

    Thanks again Don for letting me take this beast out. I sure liked it!
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    What size is that frame ?

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    That red Ano is gorgeous, and I think the build complements it well.

    You will not regret buying a Milk Money. It rides essentially just like the Moth, just with less squish, and not quite as stiff.
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    Those white freedomdiscs are nice.

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    Its hard to put a finger on it but Lenz bikes just ride nice.

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    Gorgeous,

    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    That red Ano is gorgeous, and I think the build complements it well.
    Ya for sure this bike is hot..2nd only to yours Enel. Man I've got to get my paws on one of these bad boys.....................CF.

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    that seat was nearly shoulder high when i stood next to it. it really was a behemoth, should have taken a picture of it next to my S jet9 for scale.

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    Don must be one big dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by the locust
    that seat was nearly shoulder high when i stood next to it. it really was a behemoth, should have taken a picture of it next to my S jet9 for scale.
    Yea when you first glance at the pic the wheels don't quite look like 29"...
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    Meah Didn't you ride the Salsa Big Mama with Jason?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    I had the opportunity to ride a Lenz Behemoth this past weekend at GnomeFest up here is 'sconni-land.

    This is really the first FS bike I've ever ridden. I don't think that the Crapendale DeltaV 2000 really counted as a FS 'design'. This bike just felt awesome right out of the gate. Fit super well. It put me in a really nice, neutral position for riding.

    Thanks again Don for letting me take this beast out. I sure liked it!
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    Oooohh - that colour reminds me of red silk sheets - nice

    Your photo is somewhat circus mirror. Almost looks like some out of place 26er

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    Does one just e-mail Lenz for Milk Money info (not on their website)?

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    Nope. He was riding one when I rode with him last, but I've not ridden one. why else do you think I'd make that statement?
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    We are currently working on our new web site but it's just Devin and me so with ibike looming it is going to take some time for the new site to go live. In the mean time if you need information please feel free to PM me or email [email protected]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Brown
    Does one just e-mail Lenz for Milk Money info (not on their website)?
    Yes, but calling gets you better service.

    Recent thread with info:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=551571
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Thanks Enel for all the nice things you say about us and our bikes! Between you and Mike we have our own two man band wagon! If you're ever around the front range let's go ride

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    Nope. He was riding one when I rode with him last, but I've not ridden one. why else do you think I'd make that statement?
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    Seriously thought you'd actually thrown a leg over it when he was there. Can't believe this is the first FS 29er you've ridden I don't think that these days there are many "bad" FSs out there, but I'd definitely put a Lenz up there on the list next time I'm looking.

    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Nope. He was riding one when I rode with him last, but I've not ridden one. why else do you think I'd make that statement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Seriously thought you'd actually thrown a leg over it when he was there. Can't believe this is the first FS 29er you've ridden I don't think that these days there are many "bad" FSs out there, but I'd definitely put a Lenz up there on the list next time I'm looking.
    It isn't his first. He forgot about the R.I.P. 9 at the Big Wheeled Ballyhoo he rode.

    But so what. Marty doesn't ride hardly any FS, and compared to a lot of the board, basically zero.

    But I smiled when I saw this thread. I think I have a pretty good hunch what you were feeling there Marty. Those Lenz bikes are pretty dang tempting.

    I came "this" close to buying Enel's old Lunchbox. I still kinda regret that. Good thing Devin is still building!! Someday is going to have to come soon, or I'll never get it done.

    You'd better get that Milk Money. I saw Mike's up close and watched him ride it. Pretty cool rig.

    And Don's bike is gorgeous. Must be the same size as Padre's only prettier!
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    He's about 6" shorter than me. I won't fit on his bikes.
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    That is one sweet Moth- I have one and a Milk$$, a great combo- I am in need of a bigger size- but am torn between a Moth and a Box. How did you decide? Anyone else want to chime in and give their 2cents?

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    How does a single pivot compare to a multi linked FS in the bob department?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    How does a single pivot compare to a multi linked FS in the bob department?
    You get a little bit more (cf CVA to Behemoth).

    Just down to whether it bothers you or not. No big deal for me

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    DOH! Forgot about that. Also rode a Titus that day. Then there was the entirely forgetable ride on the Fisher single pivot bike at Trek fest.

    That Niner sure was fun though....I'm surprised I forgot it. It was just a short ride though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    DOH! Forgot about that. Also rode a Titus that day. Then there was the entirely forgetable ride on the Fisher single pivot bike at Trek fest.

    That Niner sure was fun though....I'm surprised I forgot it.
    psst.......Marty..........it's called getting old and forgetful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    How does a single pivot compare to a multi linked FS in the bob department?
    I've been a single pivot homer for years. The bob is pretty minimal on my 'Box, but it's there if I choose to pedal like a crazed lunatic, with no regard for fluidity. I'll take it any day though, the deadness associated with multilink bikes just never did it for me....

    Martini, that Cannondale you tossed under the bus? Rides a lot like the bike you just loved you know....
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    yeah, but the Lenz had actual, usable travel! not an inch and three quarters of tail wagging bliss!
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    Ohhh, snap.

    Marty on a squishy, oh the horror. It'd better be a SS at least!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonesetter2004
    You get a little bit more (cf CVA to Behemoth).

    Just down to whether it bothers you or not. No big deal for me
    Propedal on...the Box is aaalmost as firm as the Leviathan.

    Not the best angle, but might give you an idea...

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    <object width="600" height="452"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1816571&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=ff9933&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1816571&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=ff9933&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="600" height="452"></embed></object>

    Above is another video of a steep, standing climb, no propedal, 6" bike.

    There is bob, there is also gobs of traction. It is what it is. Either it bothers you or not. I believe some of the multi-link designs out there do not make you choose between traction or bob and that is the best of all worlds of course.

    It does not particularly bother me, but some riders are more sensitive to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
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