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    MY Soul Cycles Dillinger

    So I posted a few pics of my new Dillinger on another thread and have since received a bit of interest so I'm reposting some of those pics along with a few new ones. It handles *****in and it's a blast to ride.
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    Here's a few more
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    Very nice.
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    Looks good. I've got a green metallic frame sitting here waiting to be built up to accompany my Niner SIR9, anxious to compare the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    Looks good. I've got a green metallic frame sitting here waiting to be built up to accompany my Niner SIR9, anxious to compare the two.
    Sound good, post some photos when it;s done and let me know what you think.
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    Very cool bike

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    Gorgeous.
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    Nice!

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    I gotta say...

    I have never really liked the look of bikes with gears or suspension, and silver King components never really did anything for me....

    but there is something about that bike you have there that really looks nice. That thing looks like it wants to be ridden really hard.

    I know very little about Soul Cycles...is this frame built to be more on the free ride end of the spectrum (it does not look like it is built to be a lightweight XC racer).

    It is a great looking bike for sure...I would like to have something built for some punishment (and hard tail). Care to share some dimensions and angles?

    Thanks for the pictures. VERY nice looking bike...I would love to try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unit
    I have never really liked the look of bikes with gears or suspension, and silver King components never really did anything for me....

    but there is something about that bike you have there that really looks nice. That thing looks like it wants to be ridden really hard.

    I know very little about Soul Cycles...is this frame built to be more on the free ride end of the spectrum (it does not look like it is built to be a lightweight XC racer).

    It is a great looking bike for sure...I would like to have something built for some punishment (and hard tail). Care to share some dimensions and angles?

    Thanks for the pictures. VERY nice looking bike...I would love to try it out.
    Hey thanks for the props. Soul Cycles is company with a definite DH, FR, AM tilt to it. I use my Dillinger as more of a XC, AM ride and I must say it works great every where I've ridden it so far (weather and time being limiting factors). It climbs all this Nor Cal stuff great, handles single track better than my Blur LT and descending on it is a blast. I mean it to be able to go down anything I can pedal up and so far that's what it's done.
    Thanks again.

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    nice, even thou it has gears.

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    Soft spot for white bikes!

    Nice rig! I always am a sucker for a classy looking white bicycle!

    How are the Hayes Strokers? I was a bit let down by the performance of the sets I rode at Interbike.

    The Minute is a very nice fork. I really liked the performance of the ones I have ridden so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    Nice rig! I always am a sucker for a classy looking white bicycle!

    How are the Hayes Strokers? I was a bit let down by the performance of the sets I rode at Interbike.

    The Minute is a very nice fork. I really liked the performance of the ones I have ridden so far.
    Hey Thanks!
    So far I'm pretty inpressed with the Strokers, defenitely the best Hayes breaks I've ridden in a long time. I'm running Magura Marta SLs on my FS rig and the Strokers do feel abit more substantial and besides the pearl white matched my frame perfectly. Actualy I think the Strokers are a even better match for my FS bike. In stuations when you're really hagin it out there and you need to scrub of a ton of speed to stuff it into the next corner the Strokers do feel better than my Martas.
    As for the Minute, the more time I have on it the more I appreciate it. The fork worked well from the start but as the seals break in and I figure out the best settings of the absolute dampener for a given situation, well it's pretty sweet.
    Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unit
    I have never really liked the look of bikes with gears or suspension, and silver King components never really did anything for me....

    but there is something about that bike you have there that really looks nice. That thing looks like it wants to be ridden really hard.

    I know very little about Soul Cycles...is this frame built to be more on the free ride end of the spectrum (it does not look like it is built to be a lightweight XC racer).

    It is a great looking bike for sure...I would like to have something built for some punishment (and hard tail). Care to share some dimensions and angles?

    Thanks for the pictures. VERY nice looking bike...I would love to try it out.
    The Dillinger is designed around a 100mm fork in front. EBB - Easton Ultralite front triangle, stock AL rear triangle, longish chainstays as well - something like 17.9" - bb height just a hair under 12" - but it might be above 12" if you adjust the ebb setting.

    I think there are four sizes offered - 16, 18 20 and 22" - frames are nice quality - well thought out and much more refined than early generation Soul Cycles frames were. The company overall is really stepping up quality in my opinion.

    I've got a 16" in house for testing and review for www.ridemonkey.com - just waiting to fix a rear wheel damaged in shipping and for some more rideable conditions to get out and evaluate the bike. Bike was sent to me with a Reba and a Soul Cycles Rigid fork. I will ride it rigid first and then see how it works with the reba up front (need to do the travel conversion to the reba).
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    Quote Originally Posted by unit
    I have never really liked the look of bikes with gears or suspension, and silver King components never really did anything for me....

    but there is something about that bike you have there that really looks nice. That thing looks like it wants to be ridden really hard.

    I know very little about Soul Cycles...is this frame built to be more on the free ride end of the spectrum (it does not look like it is built to be a lightweight XC racer).

    It is a great looking bike for sure...I would like to have something built for some punishment (and hard tail). Care to share some dimensions and angles?

    Thanks for the pictures. VERY nice looking bike...I would love to try it out.
    Dillinger numbers as fallows
    Size 16 = 71 HA, 74.5 SA, 23" effective TT
    18= 71 HA, 73.5 SA, 24" effective TT
    20= 72 HA, 73.5 SA, 24.7 effective TT
    22= 72 HA, 73.5 SA, 25.5 effective TT
    The frame is designed around a 100 mm fork
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    Quote Originally Posted by reydin
    Sound good, post some photos when it;s done and let me know what you think.
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    very nice! the white accessories are a fine touch. now you just need a white seat and white whipperman chain.

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    I rather like those grips. Aesthetically wonderful.
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    Love the paint. Powder coated or painted?

    i realize a true fan can tell just from the photos, but I am dumb.

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    Looks greats!

    I can't wait to order mine.

    Thinking of building it as 650B with 20mm Nixon up front and 1x9.

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    I, also, have a green frame sitting around. I'm waiting on a fork from Soul to get in, then I need brakes and a crankset and I'll be set. It's good to see the frame built up. Nice bike.

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    Ok so lets start with the white accsessories, a white saddle would be fine if my ar$e wasn't so happy on that WTB SSY2k. Now a white chain? I'll have to tnink about that.
    I'd like to see pics of the other frame sets when they're built up. I bet the green ones will loook pretty killer.

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    Xpost from RM. It's starting to look like a bike. I'm just waiting on stylos, a new saddle and I'm still deciding on what tires to run. The photos are poor and don't do the paint job justice...albeit it's a bit thin.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Spero
    Xpost from RM. It's starting to look like a bike. I'm just waiting on stylos, a new saddle and I'm still deciding on what tires to run. The photos are poor and don't do the paint job justice...albeit it's a bit thin.


    Hey thanks for the update, that green looks sweet in the day light!

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    I hate to say it but that's a nice looking bike. Not something I say very often about bikes with shocks, gears or aluminum frames. It's very clean looking and well put together. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Speed
    I hate to say it but that's a nice looking bike. Not something I say very often about bikes with shocks, gears or aluminum frames. It's very clean looking and well put together. Enjoy!
    Thanks! Coming from a Steel, Stiffy, Single rider, that's quite a complement!

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    Done and loving it.


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    nice

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    Crank length???

    Hey so I just ordered a Dillinger Gen 3 16" frame in the Scotch Brite finish. Just wondering what crank length are you guys using? And if you are using the 175, do you guys ever have any problems with striking your crank on the ground and/or your toe hitting the front wheel?

    I currently ride a Stumpjumper FSR 26er and am running 175 cranks with it.

    Thanks for your guys' help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James12345
    Hey so I just ordered a Dillinger Gen 3 16" frame in the Scotch Brite finish. Just wondering what crank length are you guys using? And if you are using the 175, do you guys ever have any problems with striking your crank on the ground and/or your toe hitting the front wheel?

    I currently ride a Stumpjumper FSR 26er and am running 175 cranks with it.

    Thanks for your guys' help.

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    In short, 175, no and no.
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    hey thanks for the super quick response and by the way, ur bike is awesome!

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    i use 180mm cranks and i have no problems with the ebb at 3 o'clock.

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    Looking at getting a L (20") Dillingerbut from what i hear i shoudl be looking at the 18".

    I am 5'11" with a 32" inseam. I currently ride a Large 07 Stumpjumper.

    Anyone riding a 20" Dillinger and having issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ral83178
    Looking at getting a L (20") Dillingerbut from what i hear i shoudl be looking at the 18".

    I am 5'11" with a 32" inseam. I currently ride a Large 07 Stumpjumper.

    Anyone riding a 20" Dillinger and having issues?
    I'd say you'd be spot on for an 18" Dillinger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    I'd say you'd be spot on for an 18" Dillinger.
    Thanks. Issue is that i am hesitant to pull th trigger on this as it is tough to jsut buy a frme unseen/ ridden.

    A buddy of mine has a Med GF Rig (2010) and I feel that the bike is tiny. maybe this is because i have never really rode a 29er. Would the 18" and 20" be that different?

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    I agree with MMcG. I'm 5'11" - 32" inseam and ride an 18" and is a great fit.

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    Thanks fellas-

    Not to jack the thread but is this normal for 29ers to essentially go a size smaller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ral83178
    Thanks fellas-

    Not to jack the thread but is this normal for 29ers to essentially go a size smaller?
    No, at least that has not been my experience. Except for the Dillinger I went from large 26ers to large 29ers (Niner, Indy Fab, Gary Fisher, Specialized), your results may vary.
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    I bought this Dillinger as a blem from Chad at Soulcycles. Its a 20in and was a bit to big for me. I'm 6 ft even with 31 inseam and should have gotten a 18 in frame The frame has come and gone but it was nice.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4080888237/" title="Soul Cycle Dillinger 29er by sunburst576, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2679/4080888237_e6179761ff_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Soul Cycle Dillinger 29er" /></a>

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    My first build.

    Here's my Dillinger. It's my first build and was put together from some used parts I had lying around and a bunch of stuff from ebay. I wanted it to be a weekday commuter and weekend offroader (when my RIP's down I can swap out the tires and ride this) and I absolutely love it. I haven't had it off road yet but it is a lot of fun in the city.
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    Looking for an 18in dillinger. Anyone have a lead on one i can buy.

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    I really like the simple graphics and the script for the brand. Very classy.

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    Branding has been redesigned - have yet to see the newer frames, but details can be seen at Soul Cycles

    Sweet-riding bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agu View Post
    Branding has been redesigned - have yet to see the newer frames, but details can be seen at Soul Cycles

    Sweet-riding bikes!

    just put mine together...I have the L(20) with no issues w a 32" inseam 5'11"
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    Hey guys I know this thread is a couple years old. But I got one of these frames last year. And It fits me perfectly. However I won't lie. It's going to be a commuter for me. I am putting the final touches on it the next few months. It's really going to be my reward bike from when I drop enough pounds for me to enjoy. The bike itself is super light. I will ride heavy klunkers until I am light enough for this thing. I have non-suspension front forks, and all Sram X9 componantry including the hubs except for the shifters. Those are X7(did not have to buy them). I was kicking the idea around for using Shimano shifters with an adapter wheel. But it's not really needed. Anyways its good to see I am not alone with this frame.

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