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    Duke 29er test ride report

    After 3 rides including a night ride and a 4.5 hour epic this morning, I have only good things to say about the Duke 29er. Coming off a rigid SS Karate Monkey, I imediately noticed the smoothness of the ride. I was taking down hill sections faster than guys on 4-5 inch FS bikes. So needless to say, I am extremely happy w/ the outcome. While the shape may be ackward, it gives me the standover height that I need. The bend also makes for a very comfortable shoulder spot. No doubt, this will be my new enduro race bike.

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    Truely great that you are so happy with your new ride. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rconceptsinc
    After 3 rides including a night ride and a 4.5 hour epic this morning, I have only good things to say about the Duke 29er. Coming off a rigid SS Karate Monkey, I imediately noticed the smoothness of the ride. I was taking down hill sections faster than guys on 4-5 inch FS bikes. So needless to say, I am extremely happy w/ the outcome. While the shape may be ackward, it gives me the standover height that I need. The bend also makes for a very comfortable shoulder spot. No doubt, this will be my new enduro race bike.

    I was wondering about the shoulder bit....the cables don't get in the way?
    my builder: Neil at Cernitz Bike

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    Excellent!!! I'm glad that it's working well for you.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    I'm glad your bike is working out for you especially after some of the harsh comments it came in for. I personally sort of like riding bikes that everyone else thinks are wierd. Any issues with Reba clearance on the downtube?
    Enjoy the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJintheUK
    I'm glad your bike is working out for you especially after some of the harsh comments it came in for. I personally sort of like riding bikes that everyone else thinks are wierd. Any issues with Reba clearance on the downtube?
    thought there was at first....but its ok now

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